Juan A. Blanco

Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain


Juan A. Blanco studied agricultural engineering at the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, where he obtained the Ph.D. degree in forest ecology. He has published several papers and book chapters. He moved to Vancouver, where he serves currently as a Research Associate at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, working within the Forest Ecosystem Management Group. His research work is focused on the use of ecological forest models for developing and assessing long-term sustainable forest management practices. He (co)authored the first book on using ecosystem level models for forest management. He is currently involved in research projects in ecological restoration and forest carbon accounting in Canada, analysis of atmospheric pollution effects on forests in China, improvement of management of pine plantations in Cuba and studying the sustainability of forest management in Spain, using always ecosystem models in relation to environmental issues such as intensive forest management, biomass production, climate change, and atmospheric pollution. For a list of his research papers, please visit http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-4554-2009. For further information, please visit http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/ecomodels/

Biography Updated on 23 March 2011

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