CURRICULUM VITAE


Alvaro Roel

PhD - Graduate Group in Ecology

University of California - Davis


  I. STUDIES

  II. POSITIONS

  III. RESEARCH

  IV. PRESENTATION IN CONFERENCES

  V. AWARDS

  VI. TEACHING

 

    I. STUDIES

1978 - 1984: Attended The Christian Brothers Secondary School getting a Major degree in Agronomy

1984 - 1989: Attended The Unversidad de la República (URUGUAY), Facultad de Agronomía, getting the degree of Ingeniero Agrónomo. (B.S): Thesis work required for this degree: The study of the interaction of plant population and Nitrogen fertilization on maize grain yield under different irrigation treatments.

1994 - 1996:Texas A&M University - Soils & Crops Science Department. Master of Science Degree. Thesis: Water Balance of Pin-Point and Flush-Flood Irrigated Rice. Abstract Available On Line

1999 - University of California - Davis: PhD Graduate Group In Ecology, Area of Emphasis: Agroecology. Research interest: Spatial and temporal variability - Scale - GIS applications for agricultural research- Precision Farming.

 

  II. POSITIONS

1989 - 1994 : National Institute of Agricultural Research - Estación Experimental del Este. Position: Research Assistant in the Water Management project under the National Rice Program.

1996 - 1999: National Institute of Agricultural Research - INIA - Estación Experimental del Este: Positions:

  -Chief Scientist of the Irrigation Project under the National Rice Program.

  -Leader of the Agrometeorology Section of the Experimental Station

  -INIA's representative at the National Commission of Global Change Assessments (CNCG).

1999 - to date. Uc Davis - PhD - Graduate Group in Ecology

 

  III. RESEARCH

  WATER MANAGEMENT PROJECTS:

  1.Water management recommendations for different cultivars and rice regions for maximizing water use efficiency. Years:1996-2000.Funded by INIA and IDB (Interamerican Development Bank).

  2.Water use measurements in rice farmer's fields at different rice regions. Years: 1996-2000. Funded by INIA and IDB (Interamerican Development Bank).

  3.Maximizing rice water use in function with other cultural practices (fertilization, weed control, diseases) Years:1996-2000. Funded by INIA.

  4.Study of rice sistematization under different slope and country regions. Years:1996-1998. Funded by INIA.

  CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN AGRICULTURE :

  1.Climate Variability in Southeastern South America and Applications. "Start-Up Grant". P.I.: Dr. Moacir A. Berlato UFRGS/Brasil. Position in this Project: Co-PI.

  2. El Niño/La Niña effects on Rice Production. Funded by INIA (FPTA) P.I: Walter Beathgen. Position on this Project: Co-PI.

  3. Climate variability and Agriculture in Argentina and Uruguay: Assessment of ENSO Effects and Perspectives for the use of Climate Forecasts. IAI. Initial Science Program. P.I.: Mario Bidegain. Position in this Project: Co-PI.

  4. Global Change Assessment in Temperate Agricultural Systems of America. Start-Up-Grant (NSF). NSFATM 9530099. Position : Co-PI.

  5. The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture. IAI, San José Dos Campos, Septiembre 29 y 30. Formulation of a Proposal to be funded by different agencies. IAI-POCISUR. INIA coordinator.

  6.Studying the Interaction Between Climate and Rice: Bioclimatics trials. Degree days accumulation for different rice cultivars. Funded by INIA. Position on this Project: P.I.

 7. Development of Climate Change Actions Plans In Uruguay. Uruguay Climate Change Country Study. (Second Phase). December 1998. Available on Line.

  PRECISION AGRICULTURE

  1.Understanding Yield Patterns Variability in Space and Time for California Rice Precision Farm Management. COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH ON RICE. January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000. PROJECT LEADER: Richard E. Plant, Departments of Agronomy and Range Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

  2.Understanding Yield Patterns Variability in Space and Time in California and Uruguayan Rice production. 1999 - 2003. Thesis research. INIA-UC Davis Agreement for Cooperation. PROJECT LEADER: Richard E. Plant, Departments of Agronomy and Range Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering

  3.Use of geospatial technology to measure the yield impact of weeds on California rice. 1999-2001. PROJECT LEADER: A.J. Fischer.Weed Science Program. Department of Vegetable Crops.

  4.Measuring the Effect of Low Water Temperature on Blanking and Grain Yield. 2000-2001. PROJECT LEADERS: Richard E. Plant, Departments of Agronomy and Range Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UCD and Randall G. Mutters, Butte County Farm Adviser

  5. Site-Specific Variable Rate Fertilizer Application in Rice and Sugar Beets. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE FERTILIZER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (FREP). PROJECT LEADERS: Richard E. Plant ProfessorDepartment of Agronomy and Range Science, G. Stuart Pettygrove Extension Specialist Department of Land, Air and Water ResourcesUniversity of California, Randall G. Mutters Farm Adviser UCCE Butte County, Stephen R. Kaffka Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy and Range Science University of California.

  IV. PRESENTATION IN CONFERENCES

  AGRONOMY:

  1. Twenty-Sixth Rice Technical Working Group. 1996. Texas. USA.- Water Balance of Pin-Point and Flush-Flood Irrigated Rice.

  2.Twenty-Seven Rice Technical Working Group.1998. Nevada, USA.- Water Use Efficiency in Two Flood Management System in Uruguay.

  3.II Seminario de Actualización Técnica Lavoura en Evolución. Don Pedrito, Brasil, 25 y 26 de Julio de 1997.- Manejo del Riego en el Cultivo de Arroz.

  4.Viii Jornada Técnica Nacional del Cultivo de Arroz, Concordia, Argentina, 29 de Agosto de 1997. Manejo del Riego en el Cultivo de Arroz.

  5.I Seminario de Arroz Pre-Germinado en el Mercosur Torres, Brasil, 12 a 14 de Agosto de 1998.- Situación Actual y programación futura de la investigación en arroz Pre-Germinado.

  6.Temperate Rice Conference: Water Use Efficiency in Two Flood Management Systems. Roel, A;1999 2nd. June 13-17, Sacramento - California.

  7.II Encuentro de las Aguas - Foro Interamericano de Gestión de Recursos Hídricos.. Manejo del Riego en el Cultivo de Arroz. 15 al 18 de Junio de 1999. Montevideo, Uruguay. Available On Line.

  8. 5 th International Rice Conference on Precision Agriculture. Interpreting Yield Patterns for California Rice Precision Farm Management. July 16 - 19, 2000. Bloomington, Minnesota USA.

  9.Applications of Geospatial Information - NASA. Applications of Remote Sensing in Rice. Sacramento, California September 10th-13th, 2000.

  10. Remote Sensing Of Invasive Weeds Workshop - 25 & 26 September 2000, UC DAVIS, USA. Available On Line.

  CLIMATE VARIABILITY:

  1.Third Workshop Global Change Assessment in Temperate Agricultural Systems of America. Buenos Aires, Mayo 21 y 22 de 1997. - NSF-IAI START UP GRANT. INTA ARGENTINA

  2.Talleres Regionales sobre El Niño 1997-98. IAI. Octubre de 1997. Holliday Inn Montevideo - URUGUAY. Formulation of a Plan of Action.

  3.Workshop Cambio Global en Sistemas Terrestres Templados, Buenos Aires, 22 y 23 de mayo de 1998.- Situación de los estudios sobre Cambio Global en Uruguay

  4.Desarrollo de Planes de Adaptación al Cambio Climático en Uruguay. 2 de julio de 1998. Montevideo - URUGUAY.

  5.Cambio Climático y su impacto en la Agricultura de Sudamérica. Reunión de Planificación. Interamerican Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), San Pablo, Brasil. Setiembre 29 y 30.- Perspectivas para la formulción de un proyecto a nivel regional.

  6.Foro Regional de Perspectiva Climática para el Sudeste de Sudamerica. Reunion de Consenso y Difusión. IAI, IRI, NOAA, Federación de Asociaciones Rurales del Mercosur. Salto Grande, 3 al 4 de Diciembre de 1998.

  7.First IAI/UM Summer Institute on Interdisciplinary Global Change Science in the Americas "Interactions between Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability and Human Systems" Miami, Florida, USA July 11-30, 1999. http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/IAI/Inst1999/participants.html

PRECISION AGRICULTURE

  1.5 th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. July 16 - 19, 2000. Bloomington, Minnesota USA: Interpreting Yield Patterns for California Rice Precision Farm Management. Roel, A.; Plant, R; Young, J; Pettygrove, S; Deng. J; Williams, J.

  2.Remote Sensing Of Invasive Weeds Workshop - 25 & 26 September, UC DAVIS, USA: Use of Geospatial Technology to measure the yield impact of Bearded Sprangletop (Leptochloa Fasicularis) in California Rice. A.Roel , J.F. Williams, M.W. Hair, A.J. Fischer, D.P. Cheethan, and R.E. Plant. PowerPoint presentation available online.

 

  V. AWARDS

  1999 - 2000: William G. and Kathleen H. Golden Fellowship. University of California - Davis. ($ 12000)

  2000 - 2001: William G. and Kathleen H. Golden Fellowship. University of California - Davis. ($ 10000)

  2000: Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant: Full Non-Resident Tuition Fee. ($3268)

  2001: Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant. Non-Resident Tuition Fee. ($5544)

    VI. TEACHING

  Winter quarter 2000: Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. ASE 132. Professor: Richard Plant - Agronomy & Range Science Department - UC Davis.

  Spring quarter 2000: Teaching Assistant: Environmental Risk Analysis with GIS. ABT 182/HYD 182. Professor: Minghua Zang - Hydrology Department - UC Davis.

  Winter quarter 2001: Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. ASE 132. Professor: Richard Plant - Agronomy & Range Science Department - UC Davis.

 

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