Stephen Yool

Professor, School of Geography and Development

Stephen Yool's principal areas of research are plant geography and landscape ecology, using remote sensing and geographic information system techniques as tools for inquiry. He has closely related interests in global change, space-time variability of natural vegetation communities at different scales, and impacts of human or natural disturbances on the Earth’s biosphere. Some of his recent projects include mapping change in the Southwest borderlands, fire mapping science, and the distribution of cases of Valley Fever in Tucson.


  • PhD, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985