Pablo Yax López

M.A. Pablo Yax López
Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator
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Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator

Master in Arts

Research interests:
Vulnerability, ecosystems’ analysis; agricultural practices for climate change adaptation in Guatemala; hydrogeology of Southern Guatemala; environmental management and education.

Education
MA, in Planning and Management of Land, Risks, Water and Environment, with a multi-cultural and gender approach. University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala, June 2009 – November 2010.

Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, Tropical Agriculture Engineer. University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Mazatenango Campus. July 2003 – November 2006.

Agricultural Production Technician. University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Mazatenango Campus. January 2001 – May 2003.

Work experience

– University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Mazatenango Campus, Guatemala. Lecturer of Statistics, General Chemistry II, Environmental Practices; Photo interpretation and Remote Sensing, February – December 2010.

– Regional Project for the Prevention of Vulnerability and Environmental Degradation (PREVDA) in the headwaters of the Samalá river basin, Guatemala. Municipal Technical Advisor on Environmental Management, Risks Management and Integrated Water Resource Management in the municipality of San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán, June 2009 – August 2010.

– Pilones de Antigua S.A. Researcher on cultivation of Jatropha curcas L. in the Southern region of Guatemala, June – November 2008.

– Integrated Development and Community Health Association “Generación del Maíz” AGEMA, Sta.Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá. Technical advisor on organic agriculture (avocado, coffee, apple, and peach). January – December 2007.

– Project on Palo Blanco (Tabebuia donnell-smithii. Rose) propagation and commercial development. Associate researcher, March 2006 – April 2007.

Publications

Yax L., P. 2010. Planificación y gestión territorial de los riesgos, del agua y del medio ambiente en el municipio de San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán. Trabajo de graduación de maestría, en el marco del Programa Regional para la Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad y Degradación Ambiental (PREVDA) en Centroamérica. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Yax L., P. 2010. Diagnóstico ambiental del municipio de San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán. Programa regional para la reducción de la vulnerabilidad ambiental de Centroamérica (PREVDA).

Yax L., P. 2006. Estudio del barrenador de las silicuas del Palo Blanco (Tabebuia donnell – smithii Rose) en la Costa sur de Guatemala. Trabajo de graduación de la carrera de Ingeniería en Agronomía Tropical. Centro Universitario de Sur Occidente, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Yax L., P. 2006. Manual de injertación de Palo Blanco, con fines de reproducción sexual. Proyecto de conservación de material genético superior de Palo Blanco (Tabebuia donnell-smithii Rose) para su propagación y desarrollo.

Languages
K’iché (native speaker)
Spanish (advanced)
English (intermediate)