Spatial Land Change Science @ UW

Daniel G. Brown

Corkery Family Director and Professor

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

College of the Environment

University of Washington

email:; tel: 206-685-0952

Research Interests

Research focuses on understanding landscape change as related to ecological and social processes. Particular focus is on land-use and land-cover dynamics and makes use of multiple methods, including GIS, remote sensing, social surveys and statistics, and computer simulation. Specific projects focus on the interacting social and ecological aspects of land change in rural and peri-urban environments, land use as affected by economic and climate changes in China and Mongolia, effects of land tenure change in Africa, and spatial and social effects on health.

Current Research Group Members