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Marcelo Guevara

Research Associate
Marcelo brings several years of experience working with local stakeholders in Latin America on land use planning tools, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and data-driven decision support tools for environmental management. Marcelo will be coordinating with local stakeholders in the Amazon region the application of InVEST and RIOS tools and gather input relevant for decision-making. He will be the project liaison with government and non-government partners in the field. Before coming to Natural Capital Project, Marcelo worked for The Nature Conservancy in several positions such as science director for in-country programs, regional manager for the Andean Amazon unit, and Spatial Information Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Marcelo has trained professionals and field practitioners how to use geographic information tools, technology such as drones, and satellite imagery interpretation to apply in conservation and land use plans. Marcelo is a Geographic Engineer from the Army Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador. He obtained a MSc in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in the Spatial Research Institute (INPE) in Brazil. He also has a MSc in environmental management from the Army Polytechnic School (Ecuador). Marcelo has post-graduate studies in geographic information systems, radar, and training of trainers in remote sensing from Stockholm University, the European Space Agency (Italy), and the French Space Agency.