People

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Adrian Ghilardi PI
Spatial analysis and modeling.
aghilardi@ciga.unam.mx
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Roberto Rangel Project technician
Programming and Web developer.
mcrangelheras@gmail.com
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Ranyart Rodrigo Suárez Project technician
Programming and Web developer.
ranyart.rodrigo@gmail.com
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Montserrat Serrano Posdoc
Demand models.
mttserrano@gmail.com
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Raúl Tauro Posdoc
Bioenergy supply chains.
rtauro@cieco.unam.mx
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Miguel Salinas Posdoc
Biomass resources modeling.
miguels@cieco.unam.mx
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José Luis Caballero PhD student
Spatial resources modeling.
jlcaballerobios@gmail.com
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René Orozco Undergraduate student
Programming and optimization tools.
jr.orozco@gmail.com
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Andrés Vargas Undergraduate student
Programming and optimization tools.
andresvs13@gmail.com
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Ana Castro Master student
Bioenergy from crop residues.
acstrrys@gmail.com
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Vania López Master student
Optimized distribution of cooking devices.
vanialopezgarcia@gmail.com
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Tatiana García PhD student
Biomass off-grid solutions.
inglaterra16@hotmail.com
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Rita Adame PhD student
Biomass mapping.
rladame@gmail.com
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Lidia Salas PhD student
Scale and resolution influence on biomass supply estimates.
lisa_canela@hotmail.com
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Celia Teresa Navarro PhD student
Fire modeling.
jauregui.teresa@gmail.com
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Silvia Martínez Master student
Thesis (2018): Estrategias para la conservación de la selva baja en la cuenca media del río Ayuquila, Jalisco, a partir de modelos prospectivos del paisaje (2010-2015).
silviamrz@gmail.com
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Alexander Quevedo Master student
Thesis (2018): Validación de un modelo global de degradación forestal por uso de leña mediante índices de vegetación de imágenes MODIS multitemporales.
Currently at: GIS technician at Environmental Geography Research Center, UNAM, México.
alequech@gmail.com
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Diana Ramírez Master student
Thesis (2015): Estimación de biomasa leñosa aérea de encinos empleando alometría y fotografías aéreas de pequeño formato.
Currently at: PhD. Student at UNAM, México and GIS and programing technician at CONABIO, Mexico.
diana.masher@gmail.com
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Mariaclara López Undergraduate student
Thesis (2015): Análisis espacial de la degradación forestal en comunidades de encinos (Quercus spp.) utilizados para producción de carbón vegetal. Caso de estudio en la Cuenca del Lago Cuitzeo (Michoacán, México).
mariaclaralopezr@gmail.com
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Rafael González Master student
Thesis (2013): Modelado espacial de la dinámica de los bosques de Quercus manejados para carbón vegetal en la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán.
Currently at: PhD student at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
jrglezlpz@gmail.com
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Ana Fernández Master student
Thesis (2012): Impactos de la producción clandestina de carbón vegetal sobre los patrones espaciales de degradación forestal en la Cuenca de Cuitzeo, Michoacán.
Currently at: PhD. Student at UNAM, México and GIS technician at Centro de Cambio Global y la Sustentabilidad en el Sureste, Mexico.
anaferm03@gmail.com

Projects

Duration: January 2013 to December 2015
Funding Source: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Institutions directly involved: Yale University, UNAM
PI: Dr. Rob Bailis and Dr. Adrián Ghilardi
Geographic Context: Tier 1: Global; Tier2: Central America, Kenia and Karnataka state (India); Tier 3: Western Honduras, southern Kenya and Koppal (India)
The project is a collaboration between the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) to develop and, in select cases, to validate multi-scalar geospatial estimates of the fraction of non-renewable biomass (NRB) at national and sub-national levels for Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Asia and Latin America. This will enable clean cookstove and fuel substitution programs to better incorporate environmental concerns, including sustainability of biomass fuel harvesting and consistent accounting of carbon offsets, into project design. The project has three main objectives: Develop a spatially explicit global dataset of woodfuel demand, accessible supply potential, woodshed analyses and estimates of fNRB at a national/subnational levels. This will be used to identify “high risk areas” for tropical countries including China; Conduct in-depth national and sub-national analyses in a “high-risk” area of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and use these analyses to select areas for further in-depth project-level analyses, taking dynamic spatial and temporal aspects of biomass harvesting into account. Develop a publicly available web-based tool that GACC partners and other stakeholders can use to assess fNRB in a variety of contexts. The tool will be accessible to knowledgeable laypersons with minimal technical understanding and will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.
Duration: September 2009 to December 2014
Funding Source: ClimateWorks, PAPIIT-UNAM and CONAFOR
Institutions directly involved: UNAM
PI: Dr. Adrián Ghilardi
Geographic Context: Cuitzeo basin, central México
What have been the patterns of degradation over space and time in the last 20 years and what proportion of the degradation can be attributed to charcoal production? These are the main questions addressed by the project. Objectives of the research are to: Generate scenarios of charcoal productions which incorporate a) an increase in the efficiency of production and transport of oak based charcoal and b) areas of conservation and restoration. Quantify the impact of tradicional charcoal production on oak forests, in terms of geographical distribution, species diversity, density of trees, growth ratesm survival, ecosytem vigour and genetic diversity. Quantify the net GHG emissions associated with production, transport and end use of oak based charcoal, and propose scenarios based on otgher systems of management and alternative technology. Generate robust scientific data for the design of sustainable oak harvesting systems. Diversity the use of oak timber and other products to provided added value (e.g. high quality furniture)). Further questions to be addressed include: In each of the sites, what are the returns to labour, to land and to capital from charcoal production? What contextual factors (land tenure, legality of charcoal production, price of charcoal at site of production, etc.) influence the way in which charcoalers harvest wood, and to what extent are these factors malleable? For each of three scenarios embodying realistic/feasible improvements in management strategy and technology to enhance both charcoal productivity and forest health (taking into account factors identified above), what are the likely impacts on charcoalers´ returns to labor, land and capital and what are the probable impacts in terms of forest carbon stock and biodiversity? What is the market value of the carbon savings generated and the additional charcoal produced through greater efficiency; and would the financial gains from these be sufficient to offset the costs and other losses entailed in implementation of the scenarios?

Opportunities

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Technician (programmer) Requisitos mínimos
Ing. en Computación, Ing. en Sistemas o afín, programación en C, C++, Java, Python. Páginas Web en HTML5 usando CSS3. Bases de datos: MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, SQL Server. Experiencia mínima de 5 años programando.
Requisitos deseables
Maestro o Doctor en Ciencias de la computación o afín, Programación orientada a objetos en Java y C++, polimorfismo, métodos, abstracción, herencia. HTML5 con CSS3, JQuery, JQuery UI, Bootstrap, Ajax.
aghilardi@ciga.unam.mx
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Technician (designer) Requisitos mínimos
Diseñador gráfico con experiencia en páginas web con especialidad en despliegue de mapas. Amplio dominio de CSS3, páginas responsivas de acuerdo a diferentes tamaños de pantalla en diferentes dispositivos Haber sido responsable de al menos 3 desarrollos web activos donde se desplieguen mapas y puedan ser consultados actualmente.
aghilardi@ciga.unam.mx
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PhD. Project UNAM
PhD project offer within UNAM´s Posgrado en Ciencias Biológicas: "Landscape planning tools for sustainable charcoal production in East Africa".
aghilardi@ciga.unam.mx

Teaching

Models

MoFuSS


MoFuSS is an open-source freeware developed to evaluate potential impacts of firewood harvest and charcoal production over the landscape. It’s a GIS-based model that simulates the spatio-temporal effect of woodfuel harvesting on the landscape vegetation and that accounts for savings in non-renewable woody biomass from reduced consumption. MoFuSS is being developed and supported by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in close collaboration with the US Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

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FuRDEST


Fuelwood Demand Software Tool.

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Outreach

Videos

Adrian Ghilardi at the clean cooking forum 2015.


Ciencia a las 10: La importancia del carbón vegetal.


Entrevista con Adrián Ghilardi.


Documents

Analiza la UNAM impactos de extracción de madera

4 de Marzo 2013

La extracción de leña y su impacto ambiental

Julio/Agosto 2013

Extracción forestal adecuada

20 de Septiembre 2013

Menor a lo estimado, el impacto por el consumo de leña

Marzo 2015

People

partner 1
The Charcoal Project
partner 1
iEMSs
partner 1
WISDOM
partner 1
Dinamica EGO
partner 1
Gloval Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
partner 1
ITC
partner 1
LEAP
partner 1
WEAP
partner 1
CHANS
partner 1
IIASA
partner 1
FAO Wood-Energy
partner 1
CCG at University of Leeds
partner 1
UC Santa Barbara