Fernando Sanchez-Trigueros
Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Geography and Development
(520) 626-7004
PhD, Quaternary Science and Human Evolution

I am a quantitative researcher and educator with research experience in both STEM and the social sciences. My professional career centers around data analytics and has evolved in the context of three major fields: palaeoecology, anthropology, and environmental management, with technical expertise in geospatial analysis and technologies, and practical scholarship in rural recovery and revitalization. After graduating in history (minors in geography and anthropology) I completed graduate degrees in Quaternary sciences, applied statistics, Geographic Information Science, and operations research, and was awarded an international doctorate in interdisciplinary studies with a dissertation that focused on geospatial analysis and software engineering for land-use modeling in a human palaeoecological context. Throughout my scientific career I have served interdisciplinary teams of Europe, North America and Asia with holistic perspectives on the interrelations between the environment, society and technology, which has enabled me to incorporate systems thinking into my academic work in Geography and the Spatial Sciences.

Selected Citations: 

Sánchez-Trigueros, F.; Benito-Calvo, A.; Navazo, M. and Canals, A. (2017). “Assessing the effects of temporal ambivalence on defining palaeosystem interrelations, and applicability to the analysis of archaeological survey data”. Quaternary International, 435 (B): 13-34.

McBride, B.B.; Sanchez-Trigueros, F.; Carver, S.; Watson. A.; Stumpff, L.M.; Matt, R. and Borrie, W.T. (2016) “Participatory Geographic Information Systems as an organizational platform for the integration of traditional and scientific knowledge in contemporary fire and fuels management”. Journal of Forestry 114 (4): 1-8.

Watson, A.E.; Carver, S.; Armatas, C.; Borrie, W.T.; Huck, J.; McBride, B.B.; Sánchez-Trigueros, F.; Stumpff, L.M. and Venn, T. (2014). Traditional Phenological Knowledge: literature review and case study descriptions of cultural resilience in fire adapted ecosystems. Report to the Joint Fire Science Program (Project No. 12-2-01-18). 

Sánchez-Trigueros, F. and Canals, A. (2014). “Assessing positional uncertainty due to polygon-to-point collapse in the cartographic modelling of archaeological scatters”. In (G. Earl, T. Sly, A. Chrysanthi, P. Murrieta-Flores, C. Papadopoulos, I. Romanowska & D. Wheatley, eds) Archaeology in the Digital Era. Vol. II, pp. 854-862. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. e-ISBN 978 90 4852 728 1. 

Wynecoop, M.D.; Morgan, P.; Strand, E.; and Sanchez-Trigueros, F. (in prep.) “Getting back to Fire Suméŝ: incorporating Traditional Knowledge into fuels reduction treatments”. Accepted by Fire Ecology. 

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Human dimensions
Modeling and simulation
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Algorithm development
Data analysis
Data visualization
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making

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