From left to right, Daniel Wiese, Claude M. Schrader,  Wilson Lara Henao, Anthony Leonardo Hughes, Matthew Marcus, Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Carlos Topete Pozas, and  Jeronimo Rodriguez.

Team Members

VICTOR HUGO GUTIERREZ VELEZ

VICTOR HUGO GUTIERREZ VELEZ

Assistant Professor

Sustainability Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Change, Landscape Ecology, Land Change Science, Spatio-Temporal Modeling, Adaptation and Mitigation, Social-Ecological Systems.


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WILSON LARA HENAO

WILSON LARA HENAO

Postdoctoral Fellow

Forest Ecosystems, Decision Support Systems, Land-use Changes, Climate Change, R Programming, Image Processing, Open-source Software.


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JERONIMO RODRIGUEZ

JERONIMO RODRIGUEZ

Ph. D. Student

Research Interests Political ecology of farmland acquisition and expansion in tropical regions and its effects on the landscape. Integration of methods and frameworks from social and economic sciences, with land change and sustainability sciences in a context of global environmental change and capitalistic accumulation. Use of GIS and remote sensing to map and monitor land cover and land use change.


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Matthew Marcus

Matthew Marcus

Ph.D. student

Matt is a second year Ph.D. student in Temple's geography department. His background is in the environmental sciences, specifically in the field of hydrogeology. He aspires to apply this knowledge to building better environmental conservation policy using techniques like remote sensing.


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CARLOS TOPETE POZAS

CARLOS TOPETE POZAS

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

My research focuses on urban processes and its relation to the environment. I am interested in urban sustainability and in the use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to asses sustainable urban planning. My current project is about measuring sustainability in Mexico City Metropolitan Area using Remote Sensing Analysis and GIS. I have a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I am currently doing a Postdoc at Temple University in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.


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A. LEONARDO HUGHES

A. LEONARDO HUGHES

PSM Student

Leonardo’s research interest concerns the integration of geospatial data as a tool for informing policy initiatives which reflect the integrity of both people and places. His primary work involves preserving ecosystems, equitable land use development in urban and regional planning, and the monitoring of state and local policy within the United States.


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Claude Schrader

Claude Schrader

PSM Student

Transitioning from a successful career in Information Technology, Claude’s research interests lie in the intersection of open source technology, geospatial analysis, and cartographic design. Freely available tools make it possible to automate consistent, repeatable pipelines to analyze large volumes of data, and create appealing visualizations. Issues such as sustainability, urbanism, and poverty are very important to him.


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Lab Affiliates

Daniel Wiese

Daniel Wiese

Ph.D. student

My main interests are focused on the implementation of Machine Learning and Bayesian modeling in topics related to the interaction between human activities, environment and health-related disparities.


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