College of Liberal Arts
Dept. of Geography
Steven Manson is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota. He teaches in the areas of geographic information science and spatial analysis of human-environment systems.
Manson combines environmental research, social science approaches and geographic information science to understand changing urban and rural landscapes in the United States and Mexico.
As an Institute on the Environment resident fellow, he's developing the first hybrid models that combine land cover with land use, integrating new forms of population and environmental data to improve the characterization of global landscapes.
He will also use the hybrid models to examine the impact of population dynamics like land use, migration and family demographics on environmental dynamics like land cover, invasive species and hydrology.
See Manson's faculty page for more info.