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Maria Olga Borja

Maria Olga Borja
Fundacion EcoCiencia · Departamento de Geografía

Bachelor of Science

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March 2014 - present
Fundación EcoCiencia
Position
  • Especialista en teledetección
Description
  • Deforestation and land use monitoring in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with emphasis on protected areas and indigenous territories for the RAISG Network.
February 2012 - February 2014
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Position
  • Investigadora
Description
  • Technical execution of a demonstrative experience of the requirements and technical possibilities for the remote monitoring of deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Education
August 2002 - January 2006
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Field of study
  • Applied Ecology

Publications

Publications (8)
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The fast retreat of the tropical Andean glaciers (TAGs) is considered an important indicator of climate change impact on the tropics, since the TAGs provide resources to highly vulnerable mountain populations. This study aims to reconstruct the glacier coverage of the TAGs, using Landsat time-series images from 1985 to 2020, by digitally processing...
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The data developed by the MapBiomas Amazon initiative ( http://amazonia.mapbiomas.org/ ) led by the Amazon Geo-referenced Socio-environmental Information Network’s (RAISG) is of unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution for the Andes region. It’s comprised by a series of annual maps for the years 2000 to 2017 that allow to monitor the extent of...
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La preocupación por los efectos del cambio climático ha provocado el desarrollo de nuevas metodologías con el fin de producir evidencias para la discusión sobre los mejores medios para la conservación de los stocks de carbono forestal. Los mecanismos internacionales como REDD+ (Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación) se apoyan en el...
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Ecuador is currently completing the readiness phase for the implementation of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism at the national level. Many challenges regarding rights, multilayered governance and land tenure remain open in this country where Indigenous Peoples (IPs) occupy 68% of the Ecuadorian Amaz...
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El bosque de la cuenca del Río Amazonas, bosque tropical continuo más extenso del mundo, almacena grandes cantidades de carbono, alberga pueblos indígenas y colonos, y provee servicios ecosistémicos de importancia global. A pesar de varias iniciativas, la deforestación, una de las principales fuentes de emisiones antropogénicas de gases de efecto i...
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Deforestación en la Amazonía (1970-2013) es el título de este estudio, que analiza las tendencias históricas y recientes de la deforestación ocurrida en todos los países de la región amazónica. El análisis establece que la deforestación acumulada al 2013 corresponde al 13,3% de la cobertura boscosa original de la Amazonía, y estima que la mayor pér...
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Limited information is available for pitvipers of the genus Bothrocophias. This article presents information on the three species of Bothrocophias known to occur in Ecuador: Bothrocophias campbelli (FREIRE LASCANO, 1991), B. hyoprora (AMARAL, 1935), and B. microphthalmus (COPE, 1875), including geographical distribution, altitudinal range, provinci...

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Projects (2)
Project
Generar mapas temáticos anuales de la cobertura y uso del suelo en la cuenca Pacífico de Ecuador para el periodo 2013-2021
Project
Generar mapas temáticos anuales de la cobertura y uso del suelo en la Amazonía de Ecuador