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Oscar Melo

Professor
Agronomy and Forestry Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University
Chile

Oscar Melo

Biography

Oscar Melo is an associate professor in the department of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His research interests are   Quality and regulation , Climate change and land use models , Water economics , Assessment of ecosystem services and food attributes. He gained her Ph.D. Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, University of Maryland. College Park. Thesis "Service Quality and Asymmetric Information in the Regulation of Monopolies: The Chilean Electricity Distribution Industry" 2007, M.Sc. Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, University of Maryland. College Park. 2001, Agronomist Engineer. 1994. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Research Interest

 Quality and regulation , Climate change and land use models , Water economics , Assessment of ecosystem services and food attributes

Publications

  • Vicuña, S., P. Alvarez, O. Melo, L. Dale and F. Meza. 2014. Irrigation infrastructure development in the Limarí basin in Central Chile: implications for adaptation to climate variability and climate change. Water International, 39 (5): 620-634.

  • Foster, W., G. Anríquez, O. Melo, D. Yupanqui, and J. Ortega. 2016. Geographic disparities in rural land appreciation in a transforming economy: Chile, 1980 to 2007. Land Use Policy 57: 655-668.

  • Castile, JC, Espinosa, J., Yamashiro, C., Melo, O., Gelcich, S. 2016. Telecoupling Between Catch, Farming, and International Trade for the Gastropods Concholepas concholepas (Loco) and Haliotis spp. (Abalone). Journal of Shellfish Research 35 (2): 499-506.

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