Karen C. Seto

Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science

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Tel: 203 432-9784
Fax: 203-432-5556

Faculty Support

Timothy De Cerbo
203 436-4421

Education & Curriculum Vitae

B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Ph.D. Boston University

Curriculum Vitae



Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is an urban and land change scientist whose central research focus is how urbanization will affect the planet. A geographer by training, she integrates remote sensing, field interviews, and modeling methods to study urbanization and land change, forecast urban growth, and examine the environmental consequences of urban expansion. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing analysis and has pioneered methods to reconstruct historical land-use and to develop empirical models to explain and forecast the expansion of urban areas. Seto is a specialist in contemporary urbanization, and has conducted research in China and India for over 20 and 10 years, respectively. She is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. 



Course Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Areas
Doctoral Student Seminar and Responsible Conduct of Research
W - 1:00-3:00