Relevant Publications for Southern Yucatan Peninsula Research

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals


Armenteras, D., L. Schneider, and L.M. Davalos (2018). Fires in protected areas reveal unforeseen costs of Colombian peace.  Nature: Ecology and Evolution.

Ramirez, C. D., Orrego S. A. and L. Schneider. Identifying Drivers and Spatial Pattern of Deforestation in a Strategic Watershed, Rio Grande Basin (Colombian Andes). Journal of Latin American Geography, Forthcoming


Turner, B.L., J Geoghegan, D Lawrence, C Radel, B Schmook, C Vance, S Manson, E Keys, D Foster, P Klepeis, H Vester, J Rogan, R Roy Chowdhury, L. Schneider, R Dickson, Y Ogenva. Land system science and the social - environmental system: the case of Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region (SYPR) project. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19, 18-29


Rudel, T., B. Paul, D., White, I.M. Rao, R. Van Der Hoek, A. Castro, M. Boval, A. Lerner, L. Schneider and M. Peters. LivestockPlus: Forages sustainable intesification, and food security in the trops. AMBIO, DOI 10.1007/s13280-015-0676-2

Mardero, S. B. Schmook, C. Radel, Z. Christman, D. Lawrence, M. Millones, E. Nickl, J. Rogan & L. Schneider. Smallholders’ adaptations to droughts and climatic variability in southeastern Mexico. Environmental Hazards, DOI:10.1080/17477891.2015.1058741

McGroody, Lerner, A, D. Burbano  L. Schneider and T. Rudel. Carbon Stocks in Silvopastoral Systems: A Study from Four Communities in Southeastern Ecuador. Biotropica 47 (4) 407-415

Lerner, A., T. Rudel, L. Schneider, M. McGroddy, D. Burbano and C. Mena. The spontaneous emergence of silvo-pastoral landscapes in the Ecuadorian Amazon: patterns and process.  Regional Environmental Change 15 (7): 1421-1431


McGroody, M., D. Lawrence, L. Schneider, J. Rogan, I. Zager and B. Schmook. Damage patterns after Hurricane Dean in the southern Yucatán: Has human activity resulted in more resistant forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 310, 812-820

Rossi, E., J. Rogan and L. Schneider. Mapping forest damage in northern Nicaragua after Hurricane Felix (2007) using MODIS enhanced vegetation index data. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 50 (4): 385-399

Cheng, D., Rogan, J., Schneider, L., & Cochrane, M. (2013). Evaluating MODIS active fire products in subtropical Yucatán forest. Remote Sensing Letters, 4(5), 455–464. doi:10.1080/2150704X.2012.749360

Cuba, N., Rogan, J., Christman, Z., Williams, C. A., Schneider, L. C., Lawrence, D., & Millones, M. (2013). Modelling dry season deciduousness in Mexican Yucatán forest using MODIS EVI data (2000–2011). GIScience & Remote Sensing. doi:10.1080/15481603.2013.778559


Márdero, S., Nickl, E., Schmook, B., Schneider, L., Rogan, J., Christman, Z., & Lawrence, D. (2012). Droughts in the Southern Yucatán Peninsula: analysis of the annual and seasonal precipitation variability. Investigaciones geográficas, (78), 19–33. Retrieved from

Neeti N., J. Rogan, Z. Christman, J.R. Eastman, M. Millones, L. Schneider, E. Nickl, B. Schmook, B. L. Turner II and B. Ghimire. Mapping seasonal trends in vegetation using AVHRR‐NDVI time series in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters. Volume 3(5): 433‐442. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2011.616238


Rogan J., L. Schneider, Z. Christman, M. Millones, D. Lawrence and B. Schmook. Hurricane Disturbance Mapping using MODIS EVI Data in the South‐Eastern Yucatán, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters 2(3): 259-267

Vandecar, K. L., Lawrence, D., Richards, D., Schneider, L., Rogan, J., Schmook, B., & Wilbur, H. (2011). High Mortality for Rare Species Following Hurricane Disturbance in the Southern Yucatán. Biotropica, 43(6), 676–684. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00756.x


Schneider L.C. and N. Fernando. An untidy cover: Invasion of Bracken Fern in the shifting cultivation systems of Southern Yucatán, Mexico. Biotropica 42(1): 41‐48.

Uriarte, M., L. Schneider and T. Rudel. Land transitions in the tropics:Introduction and Synthesis. Biotropica. 42(1):1‐2/59‐62. 2010 Rudel, T., L. Schneider and M. Uriarte. Forest Transitions: An Introduction. Land Use Policy. 27:95‐97.

Geoghegan J., D. Lawrence, L. Schneider and K. Tully. Accounting for Carbon in Models of Land Use and Implications for Payments for Environmental Services: An Application to Southern Yucatán Peninsula Region. Regional Environmental Change. 10 (3): 247‐260.

Lawrence, D., K. Tully, C. Radel, B.Schmook and L. C. Schneider. Untangling a global decline in tropical forest resilience: constraints on the sustainabilityof shifting cultivation. Biotropica 42 (1):21‐30.

Whitmer, A., L. Ogden, J Lawton, P Sturner, PM Groffman, L Schneider, D Hart, B Halpern, W Schlesinger, S Raciti, N Bettez, S Ortega, L Rustad, STA Pickett, and M Killelea. 2010. The engaged university: providing a platform for research that transforms society. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8 (6): 314 ‐321.


Rudel T. K., L. Schneider, M. Uriarte, B.L. Turner II , R. DeFries, D. Lawrence, J. Geoghegan, S. Hecht, A. Ickowitz, E. F. Lambin, T. Birkenholtz, S. Baptista and R. Grau. Agricultural Intensification and Changes in Cultivated Areas, 1970‐2005. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106:20675-20680


Schneider, L.C. Invasive species and Land‐use: The effect of land management practices on bracken fern invasion in the region of Calakmul, Mexico. Journal of Latin American Geography. 5(2): 91‐107.

Schneider, L.C. and J. Geoghegan. Land Abandonment in an Agricultural Frontier after a Plant Invasion: The Case of Bracken Fern in Southern Yucatán, Mexico. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 35(1):167‐177


Schneider, L.C. 2004. Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn) Invasion in Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region: A Case for Land‐Change Science. Geographical Review. 94(2): 229‐241. 

J. Geoghegan, L. C. Schneider and C. Vance. 2004. Temporal Dynamics and Spatial Scales: Modeling Deforestation in the Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region. Geojournal 61: 353‐363


Schneider, L.C. and R. G. Pontius Jr. 2001. Modeling land‐use change in the Ipswich watershed, Massachusetts, USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 85(1‐3): 83‐94.

Schneider L. C., A. P. Kinzig, E. Larson and L. A. Solórzano. 2001. Method for spatially explicit calculations of potential biomass yields and assessment of land availability for biomass energy production in Northeastern Brazil. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 84: 207‐226.

Pontius R. G. and L. C. Schneider. 2001. Land‐use change model validation by a ROC method for the Ipswich watershed, Massachusetts, USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 85(1‐3): 239‐248.

B. L. Turner II, R. R. Chowdhury, D. Foster, J Geoghegan, E. Keys, P. Klepeis, D Lawrence, S. Manson, P. M. Mendoza, Y. Ogneva‐Himmelberger, A. B. Plotkin, D. Pérez Salicrup, B. Savitsky, B. Schmook, L. C. Schneider, C. Vance and S. Cortina Villar. 2001. Deforestation in the southern Yucatan peninsular

Book Chapters

Schneider, L., J. Rogan and B. Schmook.  Relación de huracanes e incendios en bosques fragmentados de la región sur de la península de Yucatán, México: Ejemplo de las sinergias en sistemas socio-ecológicos. In: Naturaleza y Sociedad: Perspectivas Socio-Ecológicas sobre Cambios Globales en América Latina. Ed.: K. Young and J. Postigo. IEP e INTE-PUCP. 


Mardero, S., B. Schmook, Z. Christman, E. Nickl, L. Schneider, J. Rogan and D. Lawrence. Precipitation Variability and Adaptation Strategies in the Southern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico: Integrating Local Knowledge with Quantitative Analysis. In: International Perspectives on Climate Change: Latin American and Beyond.  Springer, pp: 189-201


L.C. Schneider. Plant Invasions in an Agricultural Frontier: Linking satellite, ecological and household survey data. In Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes, A. Millington and W. Jepson eds. Kluwer publishers.


S. S. Sader, R. Roy Chowdhury, L.C. Schneider and B. L. Turner II. 2004. Forest Change and human driving forces in Central America. In Land Change< Science: Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on Earthʹs surface. Gutman et al. eds. Kluwer Publishers. Pages: 57‐76.

R. Roy Chowdhury and L. C. Schneider. 2004. Land‐Cover/Use in the southern Yucatán peninsular region, Mexico: Classification and Change Analysis. In Integrated Land‐Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatán: Final Frontiers. B. L. Turner II, J. Geoghegan and D. Foster, eds. Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies. Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, pp 105‐144.

J. Geoghegan, L. C. Schneider and C. Vance. 2004. Spatially Explicit, Statistical Land‐Change Models in Data‐Poor Conditions. In Integrated Land‐ Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatán: Final Frontiers. B.L. Turner II, J. Geoghegan, and D. Foster, eds. Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies. Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, pp 247‐ 269.


B. L. Turner II, P. Klepeis and L. C. Schneider. 2003. Three Millennia in the Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region: Implications for Occupancy, Use, and “Carrying Capacity”. In Lowland Maya Area: Three Millennia at the Human‐ Wildland Interface. A. GómezPompa, M. Allen, S. Fedick, and J. Jimenez‐ Osornio, eds. New York: The Haworth Press, pp. 361‐387.


J. Vadjunec, L. C. Schneider and B. L. Turner, 2002 Land‐Change Science: The Contributions of Latin Americanist Geographers to Global Environmental Change Research. In Latin America 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions. G. Knapp Ed. University of Texas Press, pp 171‐206.

Editor Journal Special Issues


Biotropica: Land Use Transition in the tropics (Co‐editor with M. Uriarte)

Land Use Policy: Forest Transitions (Guest Editor with T. Rudel and M. Uriarte)

Research Reports and other publications


L. C. Schneider. Forest Land Use. Encyclopedia of Geography. B. Solomon, ed. London: Sage.


Schneider, L.C., M. Alber, J. Moore, J. Onsted, R. Pontius, N. Sayre, and Jonathan Thompson. 2009. A Common Denominator: Modeling Land and
Water Use Change in LTER sites. White Paper, Long Term Ecological Research Network. May 10th, 2009.

Zimmerman J., F. N. Scatena, L. C. Schneider, Ted Gragson , Christopher Boone and J. Morgan Grove. 2009. Challenges for the Implementation of the Decadal Plan for Long‐Term Ecological Research: Land and Water Use Change. Report of a Workshop. May 10th, 2009. LTER Network Office, the National Science Foundation and the University of Puerto Rico


L.C. Schneider. ʺInvasive Speciesʺ. In The Encyclopedia of Environment & Society. P. Robbins, ed. London: Sage, pp. 948‐950.

L.C. Schneider. ʺResearch Methodsʺ. In The Encyclopedia of Environment & Society. P. Robbins, ed. London: Sage, pp. 1488‐1493.


E. Brondizio, R. DeFries, R. Laney, J. S. Latham, A. Leon, L. C. Schneider, P. Verburg, and S. J. Walsh. 2001. Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) Report Series nº 5: Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso‐Level Integration. Workshop Proceedings. An International Workshop October 17‐20, 2000. Ispra, Italy Edited by: W. J. McConnell and E. F. Moran.

Pontius Jr, R.G. , L. Claessens, C. Hopkinson Jr, A. Marzouk, Ed Rastetter, L. Schneider, Joseph Vallino. 2000. Scenarios of land‐use change and nitrogen release in the Ipswich watershed, Massachusetts, USA. In B Parks et al., editors. Conference proceedings of the 4th international conference on integrating GIS and environmental modeling. University of Colorado, CIRES. (