Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso is an Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology in the Department of Range and Wildlife Sciences and Research Scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He is member of the Society or Range Management, North American Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-North America), and the Wildlife Society.
His interest are landscape ecology, biodiversity and bioinformatics. His research focuses on the role of spatial patterns and processes as related to ecosystem functions and ecosystem services at multiple scales and the development of data infrastructure for the distribution of spatial data in the areas of conservation and management of natural resources. Humberto’s research focuses on improving the understanding of how processes (e.g. human activities, grazing behavior) interact with spatial patterns (e.g. vegetation, soils, land use) and consequently affect ecosystem function. One important area of his research is the linkage between scale, spatial structure and connectivity.
He graduated with a B.Sc. in Agronomy (1995) from Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 1998, Humberto was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and he obtained his M.Sc. in forestry (2000) and his Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management (2005) from Texas A&M University.