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Expert NameMr. Alejandro Leon
TitleAssistant Professor
Telephone56 2 6785921 or 863
Work ExperienceI have participated as a PI and co-PI in several research projects involving extensive fieldwork for ground verification of remotely sensed imagery, as well as for the application of anthropological surveys. These surveys. These surveys were designed to collect data regarding social and economic issues of rural households living in the semi-arid region of Chile, usually affected by severe dorughts. On the other hand, satellite imagery has been utilized to dtermine land use change patterns, and to determine the intensity of degradation (i.e. vegetation cover loss). Furthermore, fieldwork has been designed to map vulnerability of the rural population to drought, and to evaluate the potential use of seasonal climate forecasts, as a means to reduce vulnerability. Data analysis has included utilization of image processing and mapping softwares, as well as statifistical packages.
Qualifications1994,3) Ph.D, Arid lands resources sciences, U. of arizona, to be completed during 2002 B.Sc., Agricultural Economics, U. of Chile, 1985, 2) Exec. MBA, Catholic University of Chile
Number of Publications3
Awards2000. My DISSERTATION Project was sponsored by the Land Use-Land Cover Change Program (LUCC) 1998: Obtained A 3-year Nasa earth system science scholarship 1996: obtained a US-Aid fellowship to fund doctoral studies.
Other ActivitiesMember of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) My research has been funded by NOAA and also by the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) an NGO located in Peru
Publications1. Characterization of the precipitation regime in the limari Basin in the Semi-arid region of Chile 2. Ecosystem degradation in the Semi-Arid region of Northern Chile 3. Household vulnerability to drought in communal lands of coquimbo, the semi-arid region of northern Chile
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
Last updated12/01/2007 15:06:00

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