Karen C. Seto

Associate Dean of Research; Professor of Geography and Urbanization; Director of Doctoral Studies

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2014

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    Zhang, Q., J. Wallace, X.Z. Deng, and K.C. Seto. “Central versus local states: Which matters more in affecting China's urban growth?.” Land Use Policy 38 (2014): 487-496. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.12.015
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    Conway, D., J. Barnett, M.M. Betsill, L. Lebel, and K.C. Seto. “Global Environmental Change: Taking stock at a time of transition.” Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions 25 (2014): 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.02.007
  • 2013

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    Guneralp, B.; Seto, K.C.; Ramachandran, M. “Evidence of urban land teleconnections and impacts on hinterlands.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5.5 (2013): 445-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.08.003
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    Jiang, L., Deng, X., Seto, K. C.. “The impact of urban expansion on agricultural land use intensity in China.” Land Use Policy 35 (2013): 33-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.04.011
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    Seto, K. C., Christensen, P. “Remote sensing science to inform urban climate change mitigation strategies.” Urban Climate 3 (2013): 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2013.03.001
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    Lobo, J., Fragkias, M., Strumsky, D., Seto, K. C. “Does size matter? Scaling of CO2 emissions and U.S. urban areas.” Plos One 8.6 (2013): e64727. DOI: :10.1371/journal.pone.0064727
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    Solecki, W. D., Seto, K. C., Marcotullio, P. “It’s time for an urbanization science.” Environment 55.1 (2013): 12-17. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2013.748387
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    Güneralp, B., Seto, K. C. “Futures of global urban expansion: Uncertainties and implications for biodiversity conservation.” Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014025
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    Srinivasan, V., Seto, K. C., Emerson, R., Gorelick, S. M. “The impact of urbanization on water vulnerability: a coupled human-environment system approach for Chennai, India.” Global Environmental Change 23.1 (2013): 229-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.10.002
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    Zhang, Q., Schaaf, C., Seto, K. C. “The Vegetation Adjusted NTL Urban Index: A new approach to reduce saturation and increase variation in nighttime luminosity.” Remote Sensing of Environment 129.1 (2013): 32-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.10.022
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    Pandey, B., Joshi, P. K., Seto, K. C. “Monitoring urbanization dynamics in India using DMSP/OLS night time lights and SPOT-VGT data.” International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 23 (2013): 49-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2012.11.005
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    Frolking, S., Milliman, T., Seto, K. C., Friedl, M. A. “A global fingerprint of macro-scale changes in urban structure from 1999 to 2009.” Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024004
  • Book Chapter
     
    Fang, L-F., Seto, K. C., Huang. “Climate Change, Urban Flood Vulnerability and Responsibility in Taipei, in Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change: A Framework for Urban Sustainability.” Ed. Boone, C. G., Fragkias, M Springer Press, 2013.
  • Edited Book - In Press
     
    Seto, K. C., Reenberg, A. Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era, Cambridge. Ed. Seto, K. C., Reenberg, A MIT Press, 2013.
  • Edited Book - In Press
     
    Elmqvist, T., Schewenius, M., Marcotullio, P., McDonald, R., Parnell, S., Fragkias, M., Guneralp, B., Seto,K.C., Goodness, J., Wilksinson, C. Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services. Frankfurt: Springer Publishing, 2013.
  • 2012

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    Seto, K. C., Reenberg, A., Boone, C. G., Fragkias, M., Haase, D., Langanke, T., Marcotullio, P., Munroe, D. K., Olah, B., Simon, D. “Urban land teleconnections and sustainability.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109.20 (2012): 7687-7692. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1211658109
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    Seto KC, B Gueneralp, LR Hutyra. “Global forecasts of urban expansion to 2030 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109.40 (2012): 16083-16088. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1211658109/-/DCSupplemental
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    Güneralp B, MK Reilly, KC Seto. “Capturing multiscalar feedbacks in urban land change: a coupled systems dynamics spatial logistic approach.” Environment and Planning B 39.5 (2012): 858-879. DOI: doi:10.1068/b36151
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    Jiang Li, X Deng, KC Seto. “Multi-level modeling of urban expansion and cultivated land conversion for urban hotspot counties in China.” Landscape and Urban Planning 108.2-4 (2012): 131-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.08.008
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    Seitzinger SP, U Svedin, CL Crumley, …, KC Seto. “Planetary Stewardship in an Urbanizing World: Beyond City Limits.” Ambio 41.8 (2012): 787-794. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0353-7
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    Seto, K. C. “Seeing R-E-D: Making a place for human ecology in highway crossing design.” Ecological Restoration 30.4 (2012): 366-377.
  • Magazine Article
     
    Fragkias, M., Seto, K. C. “The rise and rise of urban expansion.” IGBP Global Change Magazine vol. 7 IGBP Global Change Magazine, April 2012, 16-18.
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    Güneralp, B., Seto, K. C. “Can gains in efficiency offset the resource demands and CO2 emissions from constructing and operating the built environment?.” Applied Geography 32.1 (2012): 40-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.11.011
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
     
    Zhang, Q., Seto, K. C. “Mapping urbanization dynamics at regional and global scales using multi-temporal DMSP/OLS nighttime light data.” Remote Sensing of Environment 115.9 (2011): 2320-2329. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.04.032
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    Little, E., Barrera, R., Seto, K. C., Diuk-Wasser, M. “Co-occurrence patterns of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti and Aedes mediovitattus, a dengue competent mosquito in Puerto Rico.” EcoHealth 8.3 (2011): 365-375. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0708-8
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    Seto, K. C. “Exploring the dynamics of migration to mega-delta cities in Asia and Africa: Contemporary drivers and future scenarios.” Global Environmental Change 21.I (2011): S94-S107. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.08.005
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    Seto, K. C., Fragkias, M., Güneralp, B., Reilly, M. K. “A meta-analysis of global urban land expansion.” PLoS ONE 6.8 (2011): e23777. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023777
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    Deng, X., Seto, K. C. “The impacts of urbanization on cultivated land change in China.” Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints 5 (2011): 8-11.
  • Book
     
    Seto, K. C. Monitoring Urban Growth and Its Environmental Impacts Using Remote Sensing: Examples from China and India, in Global Urbanization. Ed. Birch, E., Wachter, S PA: Penn Institute for Urban Research and University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
  • 2010

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    Seto, K. C., Christensen, P. “Remote sensing of urban areas for climate change science.” Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints 4 (2010): 24-27.
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    Seto, K. C., Satterthwaite, D. “Interactions between urbanization and global environmental change.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2.3 (2010): 127-128. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.07.003
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    Seto, K. C., Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Fragkias, M. “The new geography of contemporary urbanization and the environment.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 35 (2010): 167-194. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-100809-125336
  • 2009

  • Journal Article
     
    Seto, K. C. and Shepherd, J. M.. “Global urban land-use trends and climate impacts.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 1.1 (2009): 89-95. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2009.07.012
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    Fragkias, M., Seto, K. C. “Evolving rank-size distributions of intra-metropolitan urban clusters in South China, Computers.” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 33.3 (2009): 189-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.08.005
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    Reilly, M. K., O'Mara, M. P. and Seto, K. C.. “From Bangalore to the Bay Area: Comparing transportation accessibility as a driver of urban growth.” Landscape and Urban Planning 92 (2009): 24-33. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2009.02.001
  • Book Chapter
     
    Seto, K. C.. “Global Urban Issues: A Primer.” Global Mapping of Human Settlements: Experiences, Data Sets, and Prospects. Ed. Gamba, P. and Herold, M. 2009.
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    Milkowski, A. H., Seto, K. C. “Land as a Resource.” Daylight and Architecture 12 (2009): 51-58.
  • Book Chapter
     
    Boucher, A. and Seto, K. C.. “Methods and Challenges for Using High-Temporal Resolution Data for Monitoring Urban Growth.” Global Mapping of Human Settlements: Experiences, Data Sets, and Prospects. Ed. Gamba, P. and Herold, M. 2009.
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    Seto, K. C., de Groot, R., Bringezu, S., Erb, K., Graedel, T. E., Ramankutty, N., Reenberg, A., Schmitz, O. J., Skole, D. L. “Stocks, Flows, and Prospects of Land, in Linkages of Sustainability.” Ed. Graedel, T. E., van der Voet, E MIT Press, 2009.
  • 2008

  • Journal Article
     
    Guneralp, B. and Seto, K. C.. “Environmental impacts of urban growth from an integrated dynamic perspective: A case study of Shenzhen, South China.” Global Environmental Change 18.4 (2008): 720-735. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.07.004
  • Book Chapter
     
    Seto, K. C., Ojima, D., Song, Q., and Mosier, A.. “Human drivers of change in the East Asian Monsoon System.” Changes in the Human-Monsoon System of East Asia in the Context of Global Change. Ed. Freney, J., Stewart, J. and Virji, H. 2008.
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    Liu, W. G. and Seto, K. C.. “Using the ART-MMAP neural network to predict urban growth: a spatio-temporal data mining approach.” Environment and Planning B 35.2 (2008): 296-317. DOI: doi:10.1068/b3312
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
     
    Kaufmann, R. K., Seto, K. C., Schneider, A., Zhou, L., Liu, Z., Wang, W. “Climate response to rapid urban growth: Evidence of a human-induced precipitation deficit.” Journal of Climate 20.10 (2007): 2299-2306. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI4109.1
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    Seto, K. C., Fragkias, M., Schneider, A.. “20 Years After Reforms: Challenges to Planning and Development in China’s City-Regions and Opportunities for Remote Sensing, in Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance and Sustainability.” Ed. Redman, C., Stefanov, W., Netzband, M Springer-Verlag, 2007.
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    Seto, K. C. and Fragkias, M.. “Mangrove conversion and aquaculture development in Vietnam: A remote sensing-based approach for evaluating the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.” Global Environmental Change 17.3-4 (2007): 486-500. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.03.001
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    Fragkias, M., and Seto, K. C.. “Modeling urban growth in data-sparse environments: A new approach.” Environment and Planning B 34.5 (2007): 858-883. DOI: doi:10.1068/b32132
  • Book Chapter
     
    Fragkias, M., Seto, K. C. “Urban Land Use Change Models, Uncertainty, and Policymaking in Rapidly Growing Developing World Cities, in Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management..” Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management. Ed. Hill, M. J., Aspinall, R New York NY: CRC Press, 2007.
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    Seto, K. C. “Urbanization in China: The Pearl River Delta Example, in Our Changing Planet: A View from Space.” Our Changing Planet: A View from Space. Ed. King, M., Williams, R. G., Partington, K Cambridge University Press, 2007.