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ERIKA TENORIO

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

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

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.

ERIC VAN DEN BERGHE

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

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

Josué León

jleon@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor

Education:
– Máster en Manejo y Gestión de Cuencas Hidrográficas, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica
– 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.
– Academic manager of the Forestry nurseries and plantations module.
– Academic manager of the Forestry business module.
– Academic manager of the Added value to wood 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

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

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.

MARCO GRANADINO

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

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

Victoria Cortés

vcortes@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor

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.

Instructors

FRANCISCO ROBLES

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

Jacob Vásquez

jvasquez@zamorano.edu
Instructor

Education:
– Máster en Dirección Empresarial, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), Honduras
– 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

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

Juan Carlos Ordoñez

jcordonez@zamorano.edu
Docente práctico

Educación:
– Ingeniero en Ciencias Forestales con oientación en Cuencas Hidrográficas, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, Honduras.

Módulos del Aprender Haciendo que asiste:
– Valor agregado en la industria de la madera.

Áreas de investigación:
– Valor agregado de la madera.
– Desarrollo de productos innovadores en la transformación de la madera.
– Procesamiento primario de la industria de la madera.

JUAN LICONA

Juan Licona

jlicona@zamorano.edu
Instructor

Education:
– Máster en Gestión de Energías Renovables, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), Honduras
– 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

Lesly Licona

llicona@zamorano.edu
Instructor

Education:
– Máster en Gestión de Energías Renovables, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), Honduras
– 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

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

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.