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ERIKA ALEJANDRA TENORIO

Director of the Department of Environment and Development / Associate Professor


EDUCATION:
Master of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality at the University of Illinois, Champaign -Urbana , USA Environmental Engineering of the Catholic University of Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Introduction to Environmental Engineering , Introduction to Hydrology and Introduction to Environmental Sciences .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Water quality in watersheds and underground sources , surface hydrology , alternatives for water treatment and alternative water adaptation to climate variability and change.

LAURA SUAZO

Associate Professor


EDUCATION:
PhD in Agricultural Extension and Adult Education , specializing in International Agriculture , Rural Development and Program Evaluation , Cornell University , Ithaca , New York , USA Degree of Agricultural Education with specialization in Rural Sociology , Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA Agricultural Engineering specializing in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Agricultural 87', Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Methods and Techniques of Research, Knowledge Management and Introduction to Environmental Sciences .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Social Analysis Systems , Indigenous Leadership and entrepreneurship of women.

ALEXANDRA MANUELES

Assistant Professor , Coordinator Unit Geographic Information Systems ( USIG ) , Academic Coordinator and Learning by Doing


EDUCATION:
Master of Geographic Information Technologies at the University of Alcala de Henares , Madrid, Spain . Engineering Socioeconomic Development and Environment Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Geographic information systems.
RESEARCH AREAS:
Geographic Information Systems , Remote Sensing and Environmental modeling uses and land cover.

ERIC VAN DEN BERGHE

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Biodiversity


EDUCATION:
PhD in Evolutionary Ecology, University of California, Santa Barbara , USA Masters in Biology, Simon Fraser University , USA Degree in Zoology, University of Washington , USA
COURSES OFFERED:
Ecology and Coastal Management .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Biological monitoring , biodiversity , animal behavior, taxonomy , orchids and fish.

ESTELA YAMILETH AGUILAR ÁLVAREZ

Assistant professor


EDUCATION:
Master of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with emphasis on Plant Biotechnology , University of Costa Rica . Degree in Industrial Microbiology (Dr . In Microbiology ), National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) .
COURSES OFFERED:
Advanced Topics General Microbiology and Environmental Engineering
RESEARCH AREAS :
Identification of microorganisms using molecular techniques , diagnosis of plant diseases , environmental microbiology and bioremediation .

JUAN CARLOS FLORES LÓPEZ

Associate Professor and Head of the Forest


EDUCATION:
PhD in Environmental Socioeconomics, University of Wales, Bangor, UK / CATIE , Costa Rica . Master of Forest Management , Federal University of Vicosa , Brazil . Agricultural Engineering , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Agronomist, Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Forest Management , Agroforestry Production Systems and Introduction to Environmental Sciences
RESEARCH AREAS:
Forestry natural forest and forest plantations , forestry economics and agroforestry systems , assessment of environmental goods and services , forestry value chains and Community Forestry .

MARTHA LILIAN CALIX

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Internship Program


EDUCATION:
Master of Demography and Development, National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) . Specialization in Tourism Marketing at the School of Tourism Sciences in Rome , Italy. Bachelor of Tourism of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Sao Paulo , Brazil .
COURSES OFFERED:
Local Economic Development
RESEARCH AREAS:
Development of alternative tourism , population and demography in general gendered . Generation of small and medium enterprises as an alternative for local development and pparticipación and inclusion of women in the development process .

OLIVER KOMAR

Full professor


EDUCATION:
PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence , Kansas USA Bachelor of Arts ( B.A ) in Zoology and Spanish Ohio Wesleyan University , Delaware , Ohio , USA
COURSES OFFERED:
Management of Natural Resources and Project Management .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Monitoring of biodiversity , conservation biology , ecology and ornithology .

VICTORIA ALEJANDRA CORTÉS MATAMOROS

Associate Professor, Director of the Zamorano Center for Renewable Energy and Director of the Center for Evaluation of improved stoves.


EDUCATION:
PhD in Environmental / Specialty Science in anaerobic digestion and biogas production (final phase) , Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain . Master of Environmental Engineering specializing in prevention and control of pollution , Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico and UNITEC , Honduras . Industrial Engineering Chemistry , National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) .
COURSES OFFERED:
Renewable Energy and Environmental Management II .
RESEARCH AREAS:
energy potential of renewable resources : Biogas and Biomass. improved stoves , microgasificación , and potential uses of biological fertilizer , energy efficiency, bioremediation, life-cycle assessment and carbon footprint . In addition , treatment of sewage and industrial wastes and sludges .

JOSUÉ ANIBAL LEÓN CARBAJAL

Assistant professor


EDUCATION:
Degree in General and Applied Hydrology , Center for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX ) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain . Forestry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Integrated Watershed Management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Watershed Management , Water Resources, environmental zoning , governance for watershed management and development of participatory methodologies for the delimitation of areas of water recharge in watersheds.

MARCO ANTONIO GRANADINO

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Admissions


EDUCATION:
Degree in Environmental Economics , CATIE, Costa Rica . Agricultural Engineering , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras
COURSES OFFERED:
Environmental economics
RESEARCH AREAS:
Payment for Environmental Services (PES ) , feasibility studies , natural resource markets and cost analysis - benefit for environmental projects.

JOSÉ FERNANDO TERCERO IGLESIAS

Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator and Learning by Doing


EDUCATION:
Master's Degree in Tropical Natural Resource Management / Orientation in Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México.
Engineer in Socioeconomic Development and Environment, Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras. COURSES OFFERED:
Laboratories of Coastal Marine Management and Statistics II.
RESEARCH AREAS:
Marine aquaculture, management in coastal zones, water resources and socioeconomic development.

BERNARDO TREJOS MURILLO

Associate professor


EDUCATION:
PhD in Planning and Rural Development at the National Technological University of Pingtung, Taiwan.
Master's Degree in Environmental Management from the Universidad Autónoma Monterrey, Costa Rica.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica. COURSES OFFERED:
Fundamentals of Development and Project Management.
RESEARCH AREAS:
Local development, tourism, sustainable rural development planning and networks to support local development in rural areas.

JORGE ANDRÉS HUACHO

Assistant Professor and Instructor of Environmental Management


EDUCATION:
Master's Degree in Environmental Management Systems from the University of the Armed Forces ESPE, Ecuador.
Civil Engineering with specialization in Sanitary of the Central University of Ecuador.
COURSES OFFERED:
Environmental management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Wastewater treatment, Integral Solid Waste Management and Carbon Footprint measurement.

Instructores

FRANCISCO ROBLES HERNÁNDEZ

instructor


EDUCATION:
Agronomic Engineering, National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).
MODULES OFFERED:
Agroecology and Human Farm IV year
RESEARCH AREAS:
Agroecology, water quality assessment using macroinvertebrates, monitoring of birds in different ecosystems and floristic inventories of the dry ecosystem.

NINFA LIZETH ARDÓN ALVARENGA

instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering Socioeconomic Development and Environment Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Intern Degree of Environmental Audits Oriented Renewable Energy , FUNIBER .
MODULES OFFERED:
Renewable energy
RESEARCH AREAS:
Stoves , Solar Heaters , Bio- digesters, Solar Cookers and evaluation of renewable energy projects .

JUAN CARLOS ORDOÑEZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Forestry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Added value in the Wood Industry
RESEARCH AREAS:
Value-added wood and forest management plans .

JUAN RAMÓN LICONA

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Forest Management Engineering and Industry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Forest management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Value chain conifers in central Honduras , alternative and sustainable methods of production balm Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua ) and Standards for the preparation of management plans in Liquidambar .

JACOB RODELVI VÁSQUEZ LÓPEZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering in Environment and Development, Escuela Panamericana Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
Receiving a Master's Degree in Business Management with emphasis in Finance, UNITEC, Honduras.
COURSES OFFERED:
D-Lab
RESEARCH AREAS:
Design of appropriate low-cost technologies for agriculture and environmental management, renewable energy and agricultural extension.

ANA MELISSA URQUIA

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Masters in Sustainable Energy Development at the University of Calgary, Canada and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
Environmental Engineering at the Catholic University of Honduras (UNICAH). COURSES OFFERED:
Learning by Doing Environmental Management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Biogas capture, sustainability of small scale and rural renewable energy systems, environmental management, life cycle analysis and cleaner production.

JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ ROSALES

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering in Irrigation at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico. COURSES OFFERED:
Topography and Geographic Information Systems. RESEARCH AREAS:
Geographic Information Systems, Surveying, Hydrology, Aquifer Studies and Irrigation Systems.

MANUEL DE JESÚS GARCÍA CHACLÁN

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering Environment and Development, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.
Expert Agronomist, National Central School of Agriculture (ENCA), Guatemala.
COURSES OFFERED:
Agroecology
RESEARCH AREAS:
Practical agroecology, adaptation practices and mitigation to climate change in agriculture.

LESLY YANEX LICONA VELÁSQUEZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering in Forestry Sciences with specialization in the environment of the National University of Forestry Sciences, Honduras.
COURSES OFFERED:
Management of forests and forest plantations
RESEARCH AREAS:
Agroforestry systems, climate change in forest sciences and watersheds.
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