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|Alexandra G. Ponette-Gonzalez|
|University of North Texas, Room No.: 210B |
| email@example.com |
Geography: "Pattern and process of tree invasion and establishment in high-elevation tropical grasslands: land-use legacies and forest recovery in the equatorial Andes"
University of Texas at Austin
Subject Area: Forest Ecosystem Ecology. Dissertation: “Land Cover Effects on Water Fluxes and Atmospheric Deposition across a Mexican Tropical Montane Landscape”.
Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Subject area: Geography. Disciplinary minor: Anthropology. Thesis: “Living on the Margin: An economic analysis of traditional shade coffee cultivation by the Huastec Maya of northeastern Mexico”.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography
Subject Area: Psychology. Disciplinary minor: Environmental science. Honors: Magna Cum Laude.
United States International University, Mexico City, Mexico.
My primary research interest involves understanding how global environmental change (land-use and land-cover change and climatic variability) alters the structure, function, and distribution of terrestrial ecosystems. I focus on hydrologic and biogeochemical cycling and vegetation dynamics, primarily in high-elevation tropical landscapes.
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Rank||Department / School||College / Office||University / Company|
|2011-Present||Assistant Professor||Department of Geography||College of Arts and Sciences||University of North Texas|
|2009-2011||National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Department of Geography and the Environment||College of Arts and Sciences||University of Texas at Austin|
|2004-2009||Language Staff Coordinator|| || ||Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting|
|2003-2004||Teaching Fellow||School of Forestry & Environmental Studies||College of Arts and Sciences||Yale University|
|2002||Summer Graduate Research Assistant||Department of Geography||College of Arts and Sciences||University of Texas at Austin|
|2000-2002||Teaching Assistant||Department of Geography||College of Arts and Sciences||University of Texas at Austin|
|1999-2000||Coordinator, Media Relations and Grant Writer|| || ||Sierra Gorda Ecological Group, Querétaro, Mexico|
|1998-1999||Intern|| || ||Center for World Indigenous Studies, Jalisco, Mexico|
|1996||Intern|| || ||Mexican Center of Environmental Law, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY)||Percentage Teaching||Percentage Research||Percentage Service|
| Year||Publication|| Type|
Soil and fine root chemistry at a tropical Andean timberline
Ponette-González, A.G., H.A. Ewing, M. Fry, K.R. Young
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
Assessing the influence of topography and canopy structure on Douglas-fir throughfall fluxes with LiDAR and field data
Griffith, K.T., A.G. Ponette-González, L.M. Curran, and K.C. Weathers
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
Consistent results in stream hydrology across multiple watersheds: A reply to Chew and Goh
Carlson, K.M. L.M. Curran, A.G. Ponette-González, D. Ratnasari, Rupsita, N. Lisnawati, Y. Purwanto, K.A. Brauman, and P.A. Raymond
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
Atmospheric organic and inorganic nitrogen inputs to coastal urban and montane Atlantic Forest sites in southeastern Brazil
de Souza, P.A., A.G. Ponette-González, W.Z. de Mello, K.C. Weathers, and I.A. Santos
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
Interactions between precipitation and vegetation canopies
Ponette-González, A.G., H.A. Ewing, K.C. Weathers
Cambridge University Press
|2012||Linking Land Cover and Ecosystem Function on Tropical Mountains||Invited Seminar||Oklahoma University|
|2012||Linking Land Cover and Ecosystem Function on Tropical Mountains||Invited Seminar||Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|2011||Cambio de Uso de Suelo y Bordes Ecológicos||Invited Seminar||Museo de Historia Natural, Lima, Peru|
|2010||Tropical Mountain Water Towers in Transition||Invited Seminar||University of North Texas, Department of Geography,|
|2010||Boundaries and Biogeochemistry||Invited Seminar||Central Washington University, Department of Geography,|
|2010||From the Atmosphere to Ecosystems: Tropical land-cover effects on water and biogeochemical fluxes in eastern Mexico||Invited Seminar||University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Integrative Biology|
|2010||Water, nutrient, and pollutant inputs to a complex mountain watershed in Mexico||Invited Seminar||University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment|
|2009||Climate change effects on biodiversity and ecosystems in the Andes||Invited Seminar||Mountain Institute, NSF|
|2008||Environmental conservation across a human-modified tropical montane landscape in central Veracruz, Mexico||Invited Seminar||Texas A&M University|
|Start Date||End Date||Presentation/Project|
|2013 ||2013 ||"Many ways to be a catchment scientists: Perspectives from different lives in catchment science"|
Ponette-González, A.G. Presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar, Andover, NH, 15-16 June 2013.
|2013 ||2013 ||"The atmospheric deposition footprint of Latin American cities"|
Ponette-González, A.G., K.C. Weathers, G. Piñeiro, W.Z. de Mello, P.A. de Souza, B. Steele, D. Carnelos, and Y. Perroni. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 9-13 April 2013.
|2012 ||2012 ||"Land-use legacies in the Andes: fire, grazing, and soil chemistry across treeline"|
Ponette-González, A.G, Ewing, H., Young, K.R., and Ferring, R.
Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Meeting, New York City, New York, 24-28 February 2012.
| Performance Period||Title||Sponsor||Funding||Role||Status|
|2011-2015||Socio-economic and political drivers of oil palm expansion in Indonesia||NASA||$58,881||Senior Personnel||Active|
|2011-2014||US-Mexico Collaborative Research: Afforestation Effects on Nitrogen Cycling in Mexico's Eastern Highlands||National Science Foundation||$46,705||Principal Investigator||Completed|
|2010||Tropical treelines and global change in the Andes||National Geographic Society||$20,000||Principal Investigator||Completed|
|2009||Land Cover Effects on Water Fluxes and Atmospheric Deposition across a Mexican Tropical Montane Landscape||LPDAAC||Data Grant||Other||Completed|
|2009||Spatial patterns of tropical montane forest cover across national park boundaries in the northern Peruvian Andes||Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency||Data Grant||Principal Investigator||Completed|
|2006-2008||National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DEB-0608184),|| ||$12,000||Other||Completed|
|2002||University of Texas COLA/LLILAS Field Research Grant||University of Texas||$630||Other||Completed|
|-2003, 2001||Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant|| ||$1,500||Other||Completed|
| Performance Period||Title||Sponsor||Funding||Role||Status|
|2012||Sensitivity of a tropical treeline forest to ENSO in the Andean-Amazon Basin, Peru||UNT||$7,000||Principal Investigator||Completed|
|Year||Agency/Organization||Field of Expertise|
|2013||National Science Foundation||Office of International Science and Engineering|
|2013||Ecosphere||Values in Science|
|2013||Hydrology and Earth System Science||Hydrology|
|2012||National Science Foundation||Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems|
|2012||National Science Foundation||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|2012||Environmental Science & Technology||Air Quality|
|2012||Environmental Research Letters||Sustainable Conferences|
|2012||Ecologia en Bolivia||Forest Ecology|
|2012||Biodiversity and Conservation||Climate Change|
|2011||Environmental Monitoring and Assessment||Land Use Change|
|2011||British Journal of Applied Science and Technology||Atmospheric Deposition|
|2010||National Science Foundation||Office of International Science and Engineering|
|2010||National Science Foundation||Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems|
|2010||Land Degradation and Development||Land Use Change|
|2010||Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences||Biogeoscience|
|2009||National Science Foundation||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|2003||Southwestern Association of American Geographers|| |
|Ecosystem science examines the interactions between organisms and the physical environment as an integrated system and seeks to understand the factors that regulate the quantity and flow of materials and energy through ecological systems. In this course, you will learn about the structure of ecosystems (how they are built), the function of ecosystems (how they work), and how those structures and functions translate into environmental goods and services. The course is divided into four modules. The first brief module is a basic introduction to ecosystem concepts and the geography and structure of major ecosystem types. During the second module, we will begin evaluating how ecosystems work or “function”. We will begin by examining the first main branch of ecosystem science, which is concerned with understanding the flow of energy through ecological systems. During the third module, we will study how materials, namely water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, cycle through ecosystems. During the fourth module, we will revisit some basic ecosystem concepts and examine case studies of ecosystems in a context of global environmental change. Students will present papers and posters on a topic of interest.|
|This course will explore current scientific, societal, and policy perspectives on key issues of global environmental change. Themes of interest include climate change, land-use and land cover-change, terrestrial and ocean acidification, and renewable energy. Readings from a variety of sources, written assignments, class lectures, and round-table discussions will be used to challenge students to critically examine the scientific evidence for these phenomena and the attendant consequences for Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems. A variety of perspectives and policy responses to global environmental problems will be compared, assessed, and debated following student-to-student exchange of written commentary. Graduate student enrollment is capped at 15 students.|
|The Earth is a complex and interacting system of air (atmosphere), water (hydrosphere), rock (lithosphere), and life (biosphere). This course will provide an introduction to the study of Earth and its components, and in particular to the physical and biological factors that create the biosphere in which we live. The goal of this class is to provide you with a basic, yet comprehensive, understanding of your physical environment. Course Objectives - To examine spatial patterns of landforms, water, vegetation, soils, and climate across Earth’s surface. - To understand the processes that influence spatial patterns and interactions in the environment. - To study the Earth as a complex and dynamic system, shaped by internal and external environmental processes and human activities. Learning Outcomes - Learn basic scientific concepts and theories from the various disciplines that make up the earth sciences (e.g., geography, geology, ecology, and hydrology). - Identify physical features and landforms and understand the processes that give rise to those features. - Understand the value and underpinnings of a systems approach. - Increase knowledge of current local, regional, and global environmental issues.|
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Student Name||Classification||Type||Project/Thesis/Dissertation|
|2012-Present||Michelle Green||PhD Student||Graduate Research|| |
|2012-Present||Sarah Schulwitz||PhD Student||Graduate Research|| |
|2013-2015||Ingrid Dunn||MSc Student||Graduate Research||Structure, Composition, and Regeneration of Cross Timbers Forest Fragments in Different Land-Use Contexts|
|2012-2014||Kereen Griffith||MSc Student||Graduate Research||Effects of Vegetation Exposure and Canopy Structure on Throughfall Nutrient Fluxes: Small-Scale Variation in Atmospheric Deposition Patterns in a Mixed Conifer Forest in California|
|2012-2014||Alicia Gray||MSc Student||Graduate Research||Importance of Two Understory Hosts of Phytopthora Ramorum in Forest Edge vs. Interior Habitat in a Coast Redwood Forest in Soquel, California|
|2012-2013||Patricia Alexandre de Souza||PhD Student||Graduate Research|| |
|2011-2013||Winston Zach||MSc Student||Graduate Research|| |
|2011-2013||Peter Crislip||MSc Student||Graduate Research|| |
|2011-2013||Hiajian Liu||MSc Student||Graduate Research|| |
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Committee||Position||Classification|
|2011-2014||Honors and Awards Committee||Member|| |
|2011-2013||Curriculum Committee||Member|| |
|2011-2013||Library Committee||Member|| |
|2011-2013||Personal Affairs Committee||Member|| |
|2011-2013||Website committee||Webmaster|| |
|2011-2013||Committee of the Whole||Member|| |
|2012||Assistant Professor of Economic Geography Search Committee||Member|| |
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Organization||Position||Classification|
|2009-Present||Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science||Member|| |
|2005-Present||Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers||Board Member|| |
|2000-Present||Association of American Geographers||Member|| |
|2009-2012||Ecological Society of America||Member|| |
|2011||Stable Isotopes in the Paleoenvironment||Kansas State University|
|2010||Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI), Interdisciplinary Studies on Global Climate Change and the Ecology and Management of Tropical Montane Ecosystems||NSF|
|2010||Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) V Symposium||Saguaro Lake Ranch, AZ|
|2010||Women Evolving the Biological Sciences (WEBS)||Pack Forest Conference Center|
|2009-2011||National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $120,000||NSF|
|2006-2009||National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Graduate Student Research Fellowship (NNX07AK37H). $84,000||NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center|
|2005||Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (P022A050039), $17,334.||U.S. Department of Education|
|2005||Compton Foundation Research Fellowship, $10,000.||Compton Foundation|
|2004||Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies Research Fellowship, $5,000.||Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies|
|2004||Smithsonian Institution Conservation GIS Fellowship.||Smithsonian|
|2003-2004||Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship, $54,000.||Ford Foundation|
|2003||Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies Field Ecology Award, $300.||Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies|
|2003||Yale Tropical Resources Institute Research Fellowship, $2,500.||Yale Tropical Resources Institute|
|2002-2009||Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Graduate School Fellowship.||Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies|
|2001-2002||University of Texas International Education Fee Scholarship, $600||University of Texas|
|2001||University of Texas E.D. Farmer Fellowship, $6,000.||University of Texas|
|2000-2002||McArthur-Hewlett-Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences, $10,800.||McArthur-Hewlett-Ford Foundation|
|2000||University of Texas Donald D. Brand Predissertation Fellowship, $1,000.||University of Texas|
- Association of American Geographers Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 22-27 March 2009.
- “U.S.-Mexico Acid Rain Workshop” coordinated by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NACEC), Mexico City, MX, 03 August 2007.
- Association of Tropical Biology Meeting, Morelia, Michoacán, MX, 15-19 July 2007.
- Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 31 May-3 June 2007.
- First Annual Congress of the Mexican Ecological Scientific Society, Morelia, Michoacán, MX, 26-30 November 2006.
- Ecological Society of America’s 88th Annual Meeting, Workshop “The Role of Scientists in the International Coffee Crisis”, Savannah, Georgia, 3 August 2003.
- Physical Geology (audit), University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
- Biogeochemistry (audit), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 13 January-16 April 2009.
- Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, 3-13 January 2007.
- Introduction to Meteorology (audit), University of Texas at Austin, Texas, 30 August-13 September 2007.
- Conservation Geographic Information Systems Spanish Language Course for Latino and Latino-Americans, Smithsonian Conservation Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, 27 August-8 September 2004.
- Tropical Field Botany, Costa Rica, 8-15 March 2004.
- Conservation and Development in Amazonia Field Course, Brazil, 27 April-8 May 2003.
- SPSS Basics and Beyond, University of Texas at Austin, 6 June 2002.
- Spanish (bilingual from birth) - fluent in speaking, reading, and writing
- French - fluent in speaking, intermediate reading and writing skills
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