Humberto Perotto

Texas A&M University, Kingsville
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Humberto Perotto, Ph.D.’s research focuses on the effect of rangeland cover spatial configuration in ecological processes at multiple scales. His research also includes the analysis of the spatial and temporal dynamics of invasive plant species in rangelands. Additionally, he seeks to improve the understanding of how processes (e.g. human activities, grazing behavior) interact with spatial patterns (e.g. vegetation, soils, land use) and consequently affect wildlife habitat and ecosystem function. His work includes the use of drones to assess vegetation cover, spatial structure, forage mass estimation and wildlife aerial surveys.


The development, implementation and web-based distribution of spatial data infrastructure has been a significant component of Perotto’s international research portfolio, particularly in developing countries. In 2004, he created the Bolivian Natural Resources Digital Center.In collaboration with Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado (SantaCruz, Bolivia), the Geospatial Center for Biodiversity was launched in 2013.


Humberto has been part of research teams in the U.S., U.K., Bolivia and Puerto Rico with successful outcomes and contributions in the fields of rangeland ecology, wildlife ecology, livestock-wildlife interactions and their integration at different scales. He is currently associate editor for the journals Ecological Processes and Rangeland Ecology and Management.

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