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Florian Schneider

Florian Schneider

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


After finishing my MSc in the area of Climate Change in the Arctic with a focus on modeling, I got the opportunity to work in collaboration with the European Space Agency as a scientific programmer using Fortran. I came back to research because I missed the way of thinking and applying creative approaches. My interest lies in Climate Change and Human Health and I would wish to learn more about science communication to be able to better communicate scientific results to policy-makers or non-scientific audience, so that we, as humans, can become more sustainable.

Research Assistant Experience

  • Programming and data analysis of LIDARs and model outputs of TROPOS and University Leipzig in Liepzig, working with inter alia Ulla Wandinger, Johannes Quaas, Holger Baars (2012-2015).

Spoken Languages:
German (native); French (basic); Norwegian (basic)


  • Msc, Meteorology, University Leipzig, 2015
  • BSc, Meteorology, University Leipzig, 2013


Journal Articles


Schneider, F. A., J. Cordova Ortiz, J. K. Vanos, D. J. Sailor and A. Middel. 2023. Evidence-based guidance on reflective pavement for urban heat mitigation in Arizona. Nature Communications 14:Art. 1467. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-36972-5. (link )


Kulkarni, K. K., F. A. Schneider, T. Gowda, S. Layasuriya and A. Middel. 2022. MaRTiny -- a low cost biometeorological sensing device with embedded computer vision for urban climate research. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10:866240. (link )



Lebeiko, L., P. J. Coseo, A. Middel, J. K. Vanos, D. M. Hondula, B. Kay, F. A. Schneider, S. Alkhaled, A. Udupa, J. Labato, L. Kurtz, A. Aldakheelallah and J. Marturano. 2020. Adapting urban infrastructure for local and global climate change: Climate action planning for extreme heat in urban environments. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )