Pilar Durante Hernández

Postdoctoral Researcher - Ecozonar (Arid Zone Ecology)

Pilar Durante Hernández

I studied at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and I have a Master's degree in Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing (WAU). I am a Forestry Engineer and I have a Diploma in Advanced Studies (DEA). I started my PhD studies at the University of Almeria (Spain). In this center I worked, for 5 years, in several research projects applied to the management and mitigation of global change in Mediterranean ecosystems and arid zones, using geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques. Subsequently, I worked as technical assistance for the Northwest Territorial Unit of the General Directorate of Environment of the Region of Murcia (Spain), in various activities related to geoinformation, as well as in advising and drafting in different European and regional forest management projects. Since January 2017, after the award of the Industrial PhD Grants (MINECO), I work in Agresta S.Coop (Spain) for the elaboration of my PhD thesis related to the quantification of carbon stock in forest ecosystems at national scale.


My research interests are focused on spatial modeling based on supervised learning of edaphic properties, as well as the development of methodologies for aerial biomass estimation using LiDAR and remote sensing techniques.

RESEARCH GROUP: Ecozonar (Ecology of Arid Zones) (RNM-174)


  • Spatial modeling of soil edaphic properties based on machine learning.
  • Quantification of the terrestrial ecosystem carbon stock (soil and aboveground vegetation)
  • Potential estimation of soil organic carbon.


  • Together for the Forests
  • Social and Solidarity Economy Network (REAS)



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