Research Spotlight: Dept. of Natural Resources Management’s Carlos Portillo
By: Christy Bratcher
Carlos Portillo-Quintero, an expert in geospatial analysis and imagery interpretation, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2014. An associate professor within the Department of Natural Resources Management, his research includes state-of-the-art applications that aim to understand the hidden dynamics of socioeconomic change that drive tropical biodiversity loss. Recent honors include his selection as a 2022 Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
His work includes collaborations with the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research in Mexico and the University of Malaga in Spain. Portillo-Quintero's Geospatial Technologies Lab has received support by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Portillo-Quintero worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Earth Observation Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada; and at the Center for Botanical and Agroforestry Studies at the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research in Maracaibo, Venezuela. His doctorate in earth and atmospheric sciences is from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
CONTACT: Christy Bratcher, Associate Dean for Research, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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