UNTRM researcher professor wins Postdoctoral Scholarship for research in geographic information systems and remote sensing at the University of Minnesota, USA.

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The UNTRM research professor, Dr. Jaris E. Veneros Guevara, won a Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in the United States, to cooperate in the development of two investigations related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote sensing at the Environment Institute and the Department of Forest Resources. The UMN has 10 Nobel Prize winners, making it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. For example, a Nobel Peace Prize winner was Agronomist Norman Ernest Borlaug, known as the father of the Green Revolution.

These investigations will have as an ally the United States Forest Service where Dr. Veneros will investigate, as a first topic, the development of a methodology for land classification and terrestrial carbon accounting at the country level. In the same way, it will carry out research for the thermal identification of groundwater-dependent ecosystems to analyze previous refuges of cold water fish for their protection and restoration through the use of drones and geospatial analysis in the White River Basin in Michigan.

The experience in both investigations will help our researcher open new lines of research in Peru. For example, the estimation of terrestrial carbon and its statistical analysis at the district level and also the integration of remote sensing with aquatic ecosystems for their restoration.

At the end of this research, scientific publications will be made in high-impact journals, strengthening the academic positioning of our National University Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza de Amazonas (UNTRM) in international rankings. Likewise, the development of this research will begin scientific collaborations between the Environment Institute and the Department of Forest Resources of the UMN and UNTRM, to promote student and teaching mobility and academic and scientific cooperation.

Dr. Veneros has been a visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2019, and also obtained a scholarship sponsored by NASA in the Life on Earth Project for his Doctoral studies in Ecology and Environment at Montana State University . At UNTRM he teaches courses on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. This year, he and his team managed to obtain funds from PROCIENCIA for 500 thousand soles for UNTRM, through the INDES-CES ApiGen project.

To read the works of Dr. Veneros, see the following link: https://shorturl.at/AERT8

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