Latrubesse’s Reserach Group hosts Dr. Juan Restrepo, the LLILAS Tinker Visiting Professor

25 02 2012

During the Fall 2011 Latrubesse’s Reserach Group hosted Dr. Juan Restrepo, the LLILAS Tinker Visiting Professor. Prof Restrepo is also a member of  project IGCP 582-Unesco, Tropical rivers: hydro-physical processes hazard, impacts,  and management lead by E. Latrubesse.

During his stay at Austin Prof. Restrepo offered Graduate courses at LLILAS and developed research in collaboration with Prof. Latrubesse analyzing The Role of Andean Rivers on global sediment yield.

Juan Darío Restrepo holds a PhD from the Marine Science Program at the University of South Carolina. In his work since then, he has continued to carry out research on the environmental oceanography of deltas, estuaries, and coastal lagoons waters, especially on the factors controlling water discharge, sediment load, and dissolved load to the ocean from the Pacific and Caribbean rivers of Colombia. His research focuses on improving the understanding of the natural and anthropogenic causes affecting denudation rates and sediment transport to the Caribbean Sea from the largest fluvial system of Colombia, the Magdalena River. Dr. Restrepo has been head of the Magdalena River Science Initiative in Colombia and is currently a full Professor of Geological Sciences at EAFIT University, Colombia. He has been involved as a resource scientist for the sub-programs of LOICZ-IGBP Basins, SAmBas (South American Basins), and CariBas (Caribbean Basins), and also as a member of the Scientific Steering Committees of LOICZ-IGBP and Colciencias (Colombia) in the Marine Science Program. Dr. Restrepo is a coauthor of the Coastal Communities and Systems and Caribbean Assessment chapters of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and a visiting professor of the European Union in the master’s program Water and Coastal Management. He is also a visiting scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2009–2011), and a consultant of the International Water Project (United Nations University and Global Environmental Fund, GEF).

Information on Prof. Restrepo and lectures offered ad UT can be visualized in the following videos



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