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ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT TEACHERS

Victoria Cortés-Director of the Department of Environment and Development (Associate Professor)

Email: vcortes@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D in Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
  • Master of Science with a specialty in Environmental Engineering (prevention and control), Instituto Tecnológico de
    Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Industrial Chemical Engineer, National Autonomous University of Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Treatment of solid and liquid waste.

Postgraduate:

  • Renewable energy in agriculture.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Technological innovation in productive systems module.
  • Technical leader of the module Characterization and treatment of agroindustrial waste.
  • Technical leader of the Renewable Energy module.

Research areas:

  • Energy potential of renewable resources: Biogas and Biomass.
  • Improved stoves, microgasification, uses of biol and potential as fertilizer, energy efficiency,
    bioremediation, life cycle analysis and carbon footprint.
  • Treatment of wastewater, industrial waste and sludge.

Erika Tenorio-Associate Professor

Email: etenorio@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United
    States of America.
  • Environmental Sciences Engineer, Catholic University of Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Hydrology.
  • Environmental sciences and sustainable development (collegiate).

Research areas:

  • Water quality in hydrographic basins and underground sources.
  • Surface hydrology.
  • Alternatives for water treatment.
  • Alternatives for water adaptation in the face of climate variability and change.

Alexandra Manueles-Assistant Professor

Email: amanueles@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Geographic Information Technologies, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • Socioeconomic Development and Environmental Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Geographic information systems and remote sensors.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Topography and geographic information systems module.
  • Technical leader of the IT technologies for decision-making module.

Research areas:

  • Application of geographic information systems and environmental remote sensing in natural resources, agriculture and
    territorial planning.

Bernardo Trejos-Associate Professor

Email: btrejos@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Rural Planning and Development, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • Master in Environmental Management, Universidad Autónoma Monterrey, Costa Rica.
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, University of Costa Rica.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Sustainable development.
  • Management of socio-environmental projects.

Research areas:

  • Environmental governance.
  • Community resilience.
  • Community forestry.
  • Community development.
  • Rural tourism planning.

Eric Van Den Berghe-Associate Professor

Email: evandenberghe@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph. D. in Biology, University of California, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • BA Zoology, University of Washington, United States of America.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Ecology (collegiate).
  • Biodiversity (collegiate).

Research areas:

  • Biological monitoring.
  • Biodiversity.
  • Animal behavior.
  • Effects of climate change on organisms.
  • Orchids and fish

José Fernando Tercero-Assistant Teacher

Email: jtercero@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science in Tropical Natural Resources Management, Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico.
  • Engineer in Socioeconomic Development and Environment, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Coastal marine management (collegiate).
  • Statistics II (collegiate).

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Computer technologies module for decision making

Research areas:

  • Acuacultura marina.
  • Manejo en zonas costeras.
  • Desarrollo socioeconómico.
  • Análisis de base de datos.

Josué León-Assistant Teacher

Email: jleon@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Watershed Management and Management, Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching
    Center (CATIE), Costa Rica
  • Forestry Sciences Engineer, National School of Forestry Sciences, Honduras.

Courses taught:
Undergraduate:

  • Integrated basin management.
  • Management of water resources (collegiate).

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Agroecology module.
  • Technical leader of the Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems module.
  • Technical leader of the Nurseries and Forest Plantations module
  • Technical head of the Forestry Business module
  • Technical leader of the Added Value of Wood module

Research areas:

  • Management of basins and water resources.
  • Comprehensive risk management.
  • Governance for watershed management.
  • Development of participatory methodologies for the delimitation of water recharge zones in micro-basins.
  • Agroecology and agriculture adapted to the climate.

Juan Carlos Flores-Associate Professor

Email: jcflores@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Socioeconomics, University of Wales, United Kingdom/CATIE, Costa Rica.
  • Master in Forestry Sciences, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Forest management.
  • Agroforestry production systems.

Research areas:

  • Forestry of natural forest and forest plantations.
  • Economics of forest management and agroforestry systems.
  • Valuation of environmental goods and services.
  • Forest value chains and community forestry.
  • Forest certification.

Marco Granadino-Associate Professor

Email: mgranadino@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science in Integrated Natural Resources Management with emphasis on Environmental
    Economics and Sociology, Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching Center, Costa Rica.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:
Undergraduate:

  • Environmental economics.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Territorial planning and development.

Research areas:

  • Compensation mechanisms for ecosystem services.
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Natural resource markets and cost analysis.
  • Benefit for environmental projects.

Oliver Komar-Full Professor

Email: okomar@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, United States of America.
  • BA in Zoology and Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University, United States of America.

Courses taught:
Undergraduate:

  • Biology of organisms (collegiate).
  • Ecology (collegiate).
  • Management of protected areas and wildlife.

Research areas:

  • Biodiversity monitoring.
  • Citizen science for environmental monitoring.
  • Conservation biology.
  • Ecology.
  • Ornithology.

 

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