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Expert NameMr. Hector Francisco del Valle
TitleSenior Researcher
DivisionCentro Nacional Patagonico
InstitutionCentro Nacional Patagonico
CityChubut
CountryArgentina
Telephone54 965 73680/51024
Emaildelvalle(at)cenpat.edu.ar
Work ExperienceIn the last years, I worked closely in the use of remote sensing and ground surveys data for interpretation of desertification processes and compilation of synthesized thematic maps. I published several articles on assessment, mapping and monitoring desertification. The relevant experience showed in my study Status of Desertification in Patagonia Region (in revision in Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation Journal), can be used for the development of land and conservation of nature at a regional level. This document which ranks (classifies), delimits (digital geographical location) and defines orders of magnitude (surface) of environmental damage, is available. This study has provided the basis for the future establishment of monitoring sites to assess trends in the status of desertification. During my stay in Mexico and Germany, I worked to promote rangeland and soil conservation in Patagonia. Upon my return to Argentina, I worked closely with other Argentine faculty and researc
Qualifications* Dr. in Agronomy, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 1996. * M. Sc. in Pedology, College of Postgraduates of Chapingo, Mexico, Dec. 1983. * BS in Agricultural Engineer, College of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1973.
Number of Publications53
Awards1. Award - Perito Francisco P. Moreno (1991). Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Geograficos
Other Activities1. Adviser of projects and natural resource specialist for: National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) of Argentina, German Technical Cooperation Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and Inter-american Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA-OEA). 2. Associate Professor, Patagonia University, Argentina 3. Fundacion Patagonia Natural (Ecologist Foundation) 4. Soil Science Society of Argentina 5. Latin American Remote Sensing Society (SELPER)
Publications1. del Valle H.F., L. Frulla and D.A. Gagliardini, 1997. Segmentation of Textures in ERS-1/SAR images applied to evaluate land degradation of rangelands (Central Patagonia, Argentina). International Seminar on the use and applications of ERS in Latin America. ESA (European Space Agency). ESA SP-405, pp.177-184. 2. del Valle, H.F., D.A. Gagliardini, J. Milovich, G. Defosse and M.C. Dentoni, 1997. Applications of ERS-1/SAR images for monitoring land cover changes in a burnt area of rangelands (Central Patagonia, Argentina). International Seminar on the use and applications of ERS in Latin America. ESA (European Space Agency). ESA SP-405, pp. 195-200. 3. del Valle, H.F. , D.A. de Lamo and D.A. Gagliardini, 1997. Environmental affinity of the guanaco (Lama guanicoe Müller, Camelidae) in two selected areas of Central Patagonia supported by ERS-1SAR data. Earth Observation Quarterly, 55. 4. Vogt, T. and H.F. del Valle, 1994. Calcretes and cryogenic structures in the area of Pue
DisciplineEcology/Ecosystems
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