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Faculty

Erika Tenorio

etenorio@zamorano.edu
Director of the Environmental Science and Development Department
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unites States of America.
- B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Católica de Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Hydrology.
- Environmental sciences and sustainable development (collegiate course).

Areas of research:
- Water quality in watersheds and underground sources.
- Surface hydrology.
- Water treatment alternatives.
- Water adaptation alternatives in the face of climate variability and change.

Alexandra Manueles

amanueles@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. Geographic Information Technologies, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
- B.Sc. In Environmental Science and Development, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Geographic information systems and remote sensing.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Topography and Geographic Information Systems module.
- Academic manager of the Information Technology for Decision Making module.

Areas of research:
- Application of geographic information systems and environmental remote sensing in natural resources, agriculture, and land use planning.

Bernardo Trejos

btrejos@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. Rural Planning and Development, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
- M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Universidad Autónoma Monterrey, Costa Rica.
- B.A. in Business Administration, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Sustainable development.
- Socio-environmental project management.

Areas of research:
- Environmental governance.
- Community-based resilience.
- Community-based forestry.
- Community-based development.
- Rural tourism planning.

Carmen Parrado

cparrado@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Agroecology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- M.Sc. in Natural Environment Conservation and Management, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Spain.
- B.Sc. in Ecology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Environmental management I.
- Environmental impact assessment.
Graduate
- Agroecology.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Environmental Management module.
- Academic manager of the Eco-efficiency module.

Areas of research:
- Application of environmental assessment methods and sustainability indicators.
- Ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.
- Greenhouse gas flow.
- Nutrient leaching in agricultural systems.

Eric van den Berghe

evandenberghe@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Biology, University of California, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
- B.Sc. in Zoology, University of Washington, Unites States of America.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Ecology (collegiate course).
- Biodiversity (collegiate course).

Areas of research:
- Biological monitoring.
- Biodiversity.
- Animal behavior.
- Effects of climate change on organisms.
- Orchids and fish.

José Tercero

jtercero@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Tropical Natural Resources Management, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico.
- B.Sc. In Environmental Science and Development, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Marine coastal management (collegiate course).
- Statistics II (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing modules
- Information Technology for Decision Making module.

Areas of research:
- Marine aquaculture.
- Coastal area management.
- Socio-economic development.
- Database analysis.

Josué León

jleon@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Forestry Sciences, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Integrated watershed management.
- Water resource management (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Agroecology module.
- Academic manager of the Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems module.

Areas of research:
- Watershed and water resource management.
- Comprehensive risk management.
- Watershed management governance.
- Development of participatory methodologies for delimitation of water recharge areas in micro-basins.
- Climate-adapted agroecology and agriculture.

Juan Carlos Flores

jcflores@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Forest Science, University of Wales, United Kingdom/CATIE, Costa Rica.
- M.Sc. in Forestry Sciences, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Forest management.
- Agroforestry production systems.
Learning by Doing modules
-Academic manager of the Value Addition in the Timber Industry module.
- Academic manager of the Forest Regulations module.
- Academic manager of the Forest and Forest Plantation Management module.

Areas of research:
- Forestry for natural forest and forest plantations.
- Forest and agroforestry system management economics.
- Assessment of environmental assets and services.
- Forestry value chains and community-based forestry.
- Forestry certification.

Lenin Henríquez

lhenriquez@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering and Environment, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
- B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Climate change (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Agriculture and climate change.
- Water management in agricultural production.
Learning by Doing modules
- Information Technology for Decision Making module.

Areas of research:
- Surface hydrology and hydrological models.
- Agroclimatic models.
- Land use change models.
- Water resource management models.
- Joint use of surface and groundwater.

Laura Suazo

lsuazo@zamorano.edu
Full Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Education, extension & adult education and Rural and environmental sociology concentration, Cornell University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Vocational Education, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Research methods and techniques.
- Knowledge management.

Areas of research:
- Sustainable development.
- Small-scale agriculture and climate change.
- Social analysis, gender, and social management systems.
- Migration and intermediate cities.
- Women's entrepreneurship.

Marco Granadino

mgranadino@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Integrated Natural Resource Management, with a focus on Environmental Economics and Sociology, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Environmental economics.
Learning by Doing modules
- Land planning and development.

Areas of research:
- Compensation mechanisms for ecosystem services.
- Feasibility studies.
- Natural resource markets and cost analyses.
- Benefits for environmental projects.

Oliver Komar

okomar@zamorano.edu
Full Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, United States of America.
- B.A. in Zoology and Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University, United States of America.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Organism biology (collegiate course).
- Ecology (collegiate course).
- Protected area and wildlife management.

Areas of research:
- Biodiversity monitoring.
- Citizen science for environmental monitoring.
- Conservation biology.
- Ecology.
- Ornithology.

Victoria Cortés

vcortes@zamorano.edu
Profesora Asociada


Education:
- Doctorate in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
- M.Sc. in Sciences, with specialty in Environmental Engineering (prevention and control), Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
- B.Sc. in Industrial Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Solid and liquid waste treatment.
Graduate
- Renewable energy in agriculture.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Technological Innovation in Production Systems module.
- Academic manager of the Agro-industrial Waste Characterization and Treatment module.
- Academic manager of the Renewable Energy module.

Areas of research:
- Energy potential of renewable resources: Biogas and Biomass.
- Improved stoves, micro-gasification, biol uses and potential as fertilizer, energy efficiency, bioremediation, life cycle analysis, and carbon footprint.
- Wastewater, industrial waste and sludge treatment.

Docentes prácticos

Ana Urquía

aurquia@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Development, University of Calgary, Canada.
- B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Católica de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Environmental management.

Areas of research:
- Biogas capture.
- Sustainability of small-scale, rural renewable energy systems.
- Environmental management.
- Environmental performance indicators.
- Ecoefficiency.

Francisco Robles

frobles@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Agroecology.
- Sustainable agricultural production systems.

Areas of research:
- Agroecology.
- Sustainable rural extension.
- Sustainable agricultural production systems.
- Sustainable livestock production.
- Conservation agriculture.

Jacob Vásquez

jvasquez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Development, Universidad Católica de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Technological innovation in productive systems.

Areas of research:
- Design of sustainable production technologies.
- Renewable energy.
- Wastewater treatment.

Jeffrey Díaz

jdiaz@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Integrated Watershed Management, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica.
- B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Nicaragua.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Topography and geographic information systems.

Areas of research:
- Topography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Watersheds.
- Remote sensing.
- Soil-water dynamics and interaction.

Juan Carlos Ordoñez

jcordonez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Forestry Sciences, with focus on Watersheds, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Value addition in the timber industry.

Areas of research:
- Added value wood.
- Innovative product development in wood processing.
- Primary processing in the timber industry.

Juan Licona

jlicona@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Forestry Sciences, focus on Industrial Management, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Forest management.

Areas of research:
- Forest ecology.
- Forest silviculture.
- Dendroenergy.
- Forest physiology.
- Forest and dendroenergy economics.

Lesly Licona

llicona@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Forestry Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Forestry nurseries and plantations.

Areas of research:
- Agroforestry systems.
- Climate change in forest sciences.
- Forest nursery and plantation establishment and management.
- Forest plantation certification.

Lourdes Espinal

lespinal@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Industrial Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Agro-industrial Waste Characterization and Treatment.

Areas of research:
- Laboratory testing for water quality environmental analyses.
- Assessment of physicochemical and bacteriological parameters in drinking and wastewater.
- Characterization of liquid and solid agro-industrial waste.
- Assessment of energy potential, as ethane gas, in organic waste through monitoring of Bach reactors and biodigesters.
- Determination of calorific value of biomass of various origins.

Ninfa Ardón

nlardon@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Audit, Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana, Puerto Rico.
- B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Development, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Renewable energy.

Areas of research:
- Improved stoves.
- Solar heaters.
- Biodigesters.
- Solar kitchens.
- Renewable energy project assessment.
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