Fabian Santos

Research themes
  • Environmental and climate change
Research topic
Spatio-temporal and Multi-temporal Analysis, data mining, data analytics, visual data analytics, Big Data use cases in Earth, Space & Engineering
Professional experience

*2007 Junior researcher, Pontifical Catholic University

*2009 Technician in Land Planning, Government of Galapagos Islands Province

*2009 – 2010 Aid worker, German Service of Technical Cooperation and the Government of Pastaza Province – Amazon Region

*2011 Consultant, Ecociencia Foundation

*2010 – 2013 Consultant, Network of Socio - Evironmental Geoinformation of Amazon Watershed (RAISG)

*2012 – 2013 Consultant, The Natural Conservancy

*2012 – 2013 Technical in Remote Sensing, Environmental Ministry of Ecuador


*2002 – 2009 Engineer in Geography and Land Planning, Pontifical Catholic University

*2007 – 2010 Technician in Ecoturism, Pontifical Catholic University

*2011 Professional Master in Geoinformation Science for Land Resources, San Simon University


GIS and Remote Sensing, Statistics, Data Mining, Programming (R and Python), Ecological Modelling

Funding institutions

Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT)

Thesis title

Insights for processing big spatial datasets in tropical forest regrowth research: A case study of Ecuadorian Amazon

Doctoral research funded by

Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT)

Advisor at ZEF

Prof. Dr. Gunter Menz


Santos, F., O. Dubovyk and G. Menz. 2017. Monitoring forest dynamics in the Andean Amazon: The applicability of breakpoint detection methods using Landsat time-series and genetic algorithms. Remote Sensing, 9 (1): 68. Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads

Curriculum vitae.pdf [PDF | 42.31KB]

Relevant works presentation.pdf [PDF | 1.49MB]

Fabian Santos

Junior Researcher