CARLOS MENA

  • Director, Centro de Investigaciones Galápagos
  • Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales, COCIBA
  • 297-1700 ext 1866
  • cmena@usfq.edu.ec

ESTUDIOS

  • Graduate Certificate - International Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.Sc., Florida International University
  • Ingeniero Geógrafo y del Medio Ambiente, Escuela Politécnica del Ejercito

EXPERIENCIA LABORAL

Profesor, USFQ
( 2009 - Hasta el presente )
Profesor: Ecología Humana, Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Proyectos. Investigador Principal en 6 proyectos de investigación
Co-Director, Galapagos Science Center, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
( 2010 - Hasta el presente )
Crear estructura administrativa y logística para la ejecución de proyectos de investigación interdisciplinairos Coordinar con entidades externas Gestionar fondos para investigación
Director, Instituto de Geografía, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
( 2017 - Hasta el presente )
Creación de una estructura administrativa y tecnológica para el desarrollo de proyectos de investiagación, relacionados con la Geografía. Así mismo, generar programas académicos de pre- y post-grado
Director, Maestría en Ecología, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
( 2014 - 2016 )
Organización y acreditación, gestión de recursos y reclutamiento de estudiantes y profesores. Gestión de curriculo e implementación de estrategias para crecimiento.

PUBLICACIONES

Adaptación del Turismo al Cambio Climático en los Países de la RIOCC
International Investment Agreements, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice: The Texazo/Chevron Case From The Ecuadorian Amazon
Risk Management and Decision making in Relation to Sustainable Development
Threats of Climate Change in Samall Oceanic Islands: The case of Climate and Agriculture in the Galapagos Islands
Threats to sustainability in the Galapagos Islands: a social–ecological perspective
A Model-Based Approach to Study the Tourism Sustainability in an Island Environment: The Case of Galapagos
Community-Based Monitoring of Oil Extraction: Lessons Learned in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Los ríos de las cuencas Andino-Amazónicas: Herramientas, y guía de invertebrados, para el diseño de programas de monitoreo
Modeling asymptomatic infections and work-related human circulation as drivers of unstable malaria transmission in low-revalence areas: a study in the Northern Peruvian Amazon
Use of drone and satellite images to classify and map native and invasive vegetation in island systems: the Galapagos example.
Use of drone and satellite images to map native and invasive vegetation distributions in island systems: The Galapagos example.
A methodology for mapping native and invasive vegetation coverage in archipelagos: An example from the Galapagos Islands
Conclusion and Management Implications
Food Supply System Dynamics in in the Galapagos Islands: Agriculture, Livestock, and Imports
Maria's Paradox: Oil Extraction and the Misery of Missing Development Alternatives in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Out of the net: An agent-based model to study human movements influence on local-scale malaria transmission
Remote Sensing of Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands: Comparison of Pixel-Based, Principal Component, and Object-Oriented Image Classification Approaches
Understanding Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands: From the Molecular to the Landscape
Urban Land Cover Change in Ecologically Fragile Environments: the case of the Galapagos Islands
Modeling road building, deforestation and carbon emissions due deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon: the potential impact of oil frontier growth
Population and development in the Amazon: A longitudinal study of migrant settlers in Ecuador
Beach Vulnerability Framework for the Galapagos Island: WorldView 2 Imgery, 3D Laser Scanner Data and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Interactions of Social, Terrestrial & Marine Sub-Systems in the Galapagos Islands
Remote Sensing of Oil Spills: Linking Community Monitoring and Satellite Image Processing in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Scenario Planning for Tourism Management: A System Dynamics Simulation Approach Applied to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
A validated agent-based model to study the spatial and temporal heterogeneities of malaria incidence in the rainforest environment.
Examining Threats to Iconic National Parks through Modeling Global Change, Biocomplexity, and Human Dynamics
Agent-Based Model of touristic offers reservation in the Galapagos Islands.
Evolving Property Structures of Minerals: Reflections on how to Theorize ‘Nationalization’ in Bolivia and Ecuador’
Examining Threats to Iconic National Parks through Modeling Global Change, Biocomplexity, and Human Dynamics
Exploring Linkages Between Land Use, Conflicts, and Oil Extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Governance is critical to managing coastal and marine resources: Effects of Marine Management Areas
Property rights, nationalisation and extractive industries in Bolivia and Ecuador
Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
Shifting Baselines in the Galapagos White Fin Fishery, Using Fisher’s Anecdotes to Reassess Fisheries Management: The Case of the Galapagos Grouper
The spontaneous emergence of silvo-pastoral landscapes in the Ecuadorian Amazon: patterns and processes
Using Remote Sensing and a Cellular Automata-Markov Chains-GEOMOD model for the Quantification of the Future Spread of an Invasive Plant: A Case Study of Psidium guajava in Isabela Island, Galapagos
Collaborative Learning & Global Education: Human-Environment Interactions in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Linking people, oil and silvopastoral landscapes: the case of the Orellana province in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Perspectives for the Study of the Galapagos Islands: Complex Systems and Human–Environment Interactions
Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
Colombian Refugees in Ecuador: Sampling Scheme, Demographic Characteristics, and Migratory Patterns
Tourism and environmental vulnerability in the Galapagos Islands
Biocomplexity
Dealing with Climate Change in the Galápagos: Adaptability of the Tourism and Fishing Sectors
Deforestación en el Norte de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana: del patron al proceso
Ecología Política de las Industrias Extractivas y el Desarrollo Dirigido por el Estado en Ecuador: Conflicto y Cooperación
Land Use Change on Household Farms in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Design and Implementation of an Agent-Based Model
Manual de Aplicación del Derecho Penal Amabiental como Instrumento de Protección de las Áreas Naturales en Galápagos
Community Expansion and Infrastructure Development: Implications for Human Health and Environmental Quality in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador
Contrasting Colonist and Indigenous Impacts on Amazonian Forests
Polemika: Del desarrollo sustentable... a la deforestación y los tiburones
Small Farmers and Deforestation in Amazonia
Stylized environments and ABMs: educational tools for examining the causes and consequences of land use/land cover change
Hyper-Spatial and Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing of an Invasive Plant in the Galapagos National Park and Archipelago: Spatial Structure and Implications for Control
Integration of Hyperion Satellite Data and A Household Social Survey to Characterize the Causes and Consequences of Reforestation Patterns in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon
Trajectories of Land Use and LanD Cover Change in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: Temporal Composition, Spatial Configuration, and Probability of Change

INTERESES

Dimensiones Humanas del Cambio Global Ambiental y Sistemas de Información Geográfica