2008-2009 New Faculty Profiles
Department of Environmental Studies
Dr. Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui joins the Department of Environmental Studies as an Assistant Professor in GIS and Remote Sensing. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. Dr. Aguilar-Amuchastegui has over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, executing and evaluating protected areas, forest and endangered species management and conservation ecological monitoring programs in Columbia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador and USA. He spent this last year working with the Nature Conservancy in Durham on the design and implementation of a GIS and remote sensing based forest conservation strategy effectiveness monitoring program in forest areas throughout South West USA. Dr. Aguilar-Amuchastegui brings to the Department expertise in environmental evaluation of ecosystem using the latest technologies.