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Ignacio Fernandez Chicharro

Associate Professor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Urban Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Urban Sustainability, Landscape Sustainability, Ecosystem Services, Land-use land-cover, Remote Sensing, Environmental Justice

Educación

  •  Biology, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2004
  •  Biologist with specialization in Natural Resources and the Environment, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2005
  •  Natural Resources, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2008
  •  Sustainability, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 2017

Experiencia Académica

  •   Teaching Associate Part Time

    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    Tempe, Estados Unidos

    2016 - 2017

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad Mayor

    FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - 2023

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ

    FACULTAD DE ARTES LIBERALES

    SANTIAGO, Chile

    2023 - At present

  •   Adjunct Assistant Professor Part Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    FACULTAD DE AGRONOMÍA E INGENIERÍA FORESTAL

    Chile

    2019 - At present

  •   Adjunct Instructor Professor Part Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2012

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Chair of Board Other

    Fundación Ecomabi

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - At present

  •   Projects Director Other

    Fundación Ecomabi

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - 2012

Formación de Capital Humano


As 2023, Dr. Fernández has guided 8 undergraduate level thesis, 7 professional degree projects and 1 master level thesis. He is currently guiding 4 undergraduate level thesis, 1 Master level thesis and 1 PhD dissertation. He has been also very active training school-age children and adolescents through the ANID Explora Program.

PhD
2021-current: Cynthia Córdoba, Universidad Mayor

Master
2021-2021: Simón Devia, Universidad Mayor
2023-current: Nicolás Galaz, Universidad Mayor

Undergraduate degree
2019-2019: Ignacia Contador, Universidad Mayor
2020-2020: Joaquín Merino, Universidad Mayor
2022-2022: Javiera Soto, Universidad Mayor
2022-2022: Mariana Homberger, Universidad Mayor
2022-2022: Alejandra Astete, Universidad Mayor
2023-2023: Benjamín Cid, Universidad de Chile
2022-2023: Luis Iriarte, Universidad de Chile
2022-2023: Samuel Guerrero, Universidad de Chile
2022-current: Nicolás Toro, Universidad Mayor
2022-current: Benjamín Peet, Universidad Mayor
2022-current: Jaime Guzmán, Universidad Mayor
2023-current: Catalina Martínez, Universidad de Chile

Professional degree
2010: Max Blondel, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2011: Maricarmen Ibáñez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2021: Marcela Huenumilla, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2022: Claudia Mardones, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2022: Luis Espinoza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2022: José Rubilar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2022: Micaela Poutay, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Difusión y Transferencia


Dr. Fernández research is largely focused on generating actionable knowledge to help informing decision-makers on how to develop solutions for environmental-related issues. This can be directly seen in his PhD dissertation title "Planning for Urban Ecosystem Services: Generating actionable knowledge for reducing environmental inequities in Santiago de Chile", and in his recently finished Fondecyt project, titled "Effects of vegetation spatial patterns on urban environmental quality: A multiple scale assessment". Also, many of his published articles provide direct information for urban planning policies. He is actively participating in outreach activities, including talks to non-experts, collaborating in environmental policy-making, and interviews and coverage of his research in radios, television and newspapers. He also frequently publishes outreach articles and letters in local media to transfer knowledge to a broader audience, and has provided free assistanship to local municipalities to improve the planification of urban vegetation. In additiion, Dr. Fernández is currently leading and co-leading two research projects funded by the Chlean National Forest Service that will provide key information for improving the forest policy in Chile.

Conference Presentations (Last 5 years):

-Fernández, Ignacio C.; Maldonado, Karin; Koplow-Villavicencio, Thomas; Troncoso, Alejandra; Sabat, Pablo; Ricote, Natalia; Newsome, Seth D.; Kartzinel, Tyler R.; Kelt, Douglas A.; Meserve Peter L. Differential response of small mammals´ species to interannual variability of vegetation biomass in a semiarid ecosystem of Chile, ESA Anual Meeting, 2023, Portland, USA.

-Espinosa, Mara; Weinberger, Constanza; Maldonado, Karin; Sabat, Pablo; Fernández, Ignacio C.; Newsome, Seth D.; Kartzinel, Tyler R.; Troncoso, Alejandra; Kelt, Douglas A. Niche partitioning among populations of small mammals in stochastic semi-desert environment, ESA Anual meeting 2023, Portland, USA

-Fernández, Ignacio C.; Koplow-Villavicencio, Thomas; Merino, Joaquín. Effects of the distance to canopy cover and tree trunks on the spatial patterns of temperature and humidity in forest patches in an urban park of Santiago. Biannual metting of the Chilean Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, 2023, Concepción, Chile.

-Fernández, Ignacio C. Role of urban vegetation composition and configuration on particulate matter regulation at local scale: A study in four neighborhoods of Santiago. Biannual metting of the Chilean Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, 2023, Concepción, Chile.

-Fernández, Ignacio C. Inequality, urban vegetation and climate change: A challenge for Santiago. Regional Conference of the International Federatio of Landscape Arquitecture, 2019, Santiago, Chile.

-Fernández, Ignacio C. Ecosystem services spillovers from trees could reduce or increase urban heat inequities depending on the spatial patterns of residential segregation. X Conference of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, 2019, Milan, Italy.

-Fernández, Ignacio C.; Morales, Narkis S. Urban vegetation classification from satellites images by using a maximum entropy method. Biannual metting of the Chilean Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, 2019, Santiago, Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Becas Chile (Doctorate Scholarship)

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2010

    Scholarship for PhD studies overseas

  •   Fulbright Scholarship (PhD)

    COMISION FULBRIGHT-CHILE

    Chile, 2011

    Scholarship for PhD studies in United States

  •   Outstanding Graduate Student

    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    Estados Unidos, 2017

    Outstanding Graduate Student of the School of Sustainability, Year 2017.


 

Article (22)

Green cover and socioemotional and academic outcomes of school-age children. The case of Santiago, Chile
RePlant Alfa: Integrating Google Earth Engine and R Coding to Support the Identification of Priority Areas for Ecological Restoration
Urban environmental inequalities in Latin America: A scoping review
Dime la vegetación que tienes y te diré de que comuna eres: La injusta distribución de la vegetación en Santiago de Chile
Editorial: Urban greening for ecosystem services provision: A Latin-American outlook
Vegetation cover within and around schools in Santiago de Chile: Are schools helping to mitigate urban vegetation inequalities?
Community-driven post-fire restoration initiatives in Central Chile: when good intentions are not enough
Land-Cover Classification Using MaxEnt: Can We Trust in Model Quality Metrics for Estimating Classification Accuracy?
A multiple-class distance-decaying approach for mapping temperature reduction ecosystem services provided by urban vegetation in Santiago de Chile
One-class land-cover classification using MaxEnt: the effect of modelling parameterization on classification accuracy
The urban matrix matters: Quantifying the effects of surrounding urban vegetation on natural habitat remnants in Santiago de Chile
A GIS-based framework to identify priority areas for urban environmental inequity mitigation and its application in Santiago de Chile
MaxEnt's parameter configuration and small samples: are we paying attention to recommendations ? A systematic review
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
When to use what: Methods for weighting and aggregating sustainability indicators
A spatial multicriteria decision analysis for selecting priority sites for plant species restoration: a case study from the Chilean biodiversity hotspot
Assessing environmental inequalities in the city of Santiago (Chile) with a hierarchical multiscale approach
Breaking Resilient Patterns of Inequality in Santiago de Chile: Challenges to Navigate towards a More Sustainable City
Nitric Oxide Synthase 1 Modulates Basal and β-Adrenergic-Stimulated Contractility by Rapid and Reversible Redox-Dependent S-Nitrosylation of the Heart.
Combining niche modelling, land-use change, and genetic information to assess the conservation status of pouteria splendens populations in Central Chile
Small mammal assemblages in fragmented shrublands of urban areas of Central Chile
Differential role of S-nitrosylation and the NO-cGMP-PKG pathway in cardiac contractility

BookSection (3)

Gestión para restauración de ecosistemas nativos afectados por incendios: Una tarea pendiente
Biodiversidad Urbana, Servicios Ecosistémicos y Planificación Ecológica: un enfoque desde la ecología del paisaje
Integración de los cerros isla al sistema de áreas verdes de Santiago

BookWhole (1)

Restauración Ecológica para Ecosistemas Nativos Afectados por Incendios Forestales

ConferencePaper (1)

Identifying Santiago's Natural Elements for Implementing an Ecological Planning Perspective. Have They Been Considered so far?

Letter (1)

Chile unprepared for Ph.D. influx

Note (1)

Bases para el desarrollo de un modelo de rehabilitación forestal en minería utilizando Nothofagus pumilio [Poepp.et Endl] Krasser

Proyecto (10)

Recuperando la resiliencia de ecosistemas nativos degradados: definiendo el dónde, el cómo y los costos de restaurar ecosistemas xerofíticos
Rol del cambio de uso de suelo, disturbios antrópicos y cambio climático en la degradación del hábitat y viabilidadde Belloto del Norte y Guayacán
Efectos del componente vegetacional urbano en los patrones espaciales de temperatura y humedad a múltiples escalas
Effects of vegetation spatial patterns on urban environmental quality: A multiple scale assessment
Mosaico Ecológico Urbano=> Lineamientos para el desarrollo urbano ecológico de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago
Plan de manejo ambiental para la conservación y uso sustentable del humedal de la “Desembocadura del Río Quilimarí
Diseño de propuesta para el manejo sustentable de los Cerros Isla de Santiago como parques urbanos
Análisis de opciones futuras de mitigación de gases de efecto invernadero para Chile asociadas a programas de fomento del sector silvoagropecuario
Distribución actual, hábitat potencial y diversidad genética de poblaciones de Pouteria splendens y Beilschmiedia miersii
Estudio para la restauración ecológica de ecosistemas nativos afectados por incendios forestales
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Ignacio Fernandez

Associate Professor

Departamento de Ciencias

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

4
Narkis Morales

Profesor asociado

Centro de Modelamiento y Monitoreo de Ecosistemas

Universidad Mayor de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Rodrigo Pérez

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Economía Agraria

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Karla García

Investigadora

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Francisco de la Barrera

Profesor asociado

Planificación Territorial y Sistemas Urbanos

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Alejandro Venegas

Profesor Asistente

ICA3

Universidad de O'Higgins

San Fernandroo, Chile

1
Leonardo Duran

Académico Regular

Ingeniería Forestal

Universidad Mayor de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Robinson Torres

Profesor Asistente

Sociología

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Pablo Vergara

Profesor Asociado

Gestión Agraria

Universidad de Santiago

Santiago, Chile

1
André Rubio

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas Animales

Universidad de Chile

Santiago , Chile

1
Basilio Carrasco

Scientific Director

Centro de Estudios en Alimentos Procesados (CEAP)

Talca, Chile

1
Javier Simonetti

Professor

Ciencias Ecológicas

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile