Career History and Highlights: Diego Pedreros has been working in disaster preparedness and response since 1999 when he joined the EROS Center as part of the USGS's reconstruction team, in Honduras, after Hurricane Mitch. As part of the Mitch program, Diego participated in the creation of a center for geographic information management where training was conducted to personnel from more than 50 municipalities. In 2002, Diego moved to Mozambique to participate in the creation of the Atlas for Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Limpopo Basin, after the floods of 2000. Diego then joined the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) team as a member of the University of California Santa Barbara's Climate Hazard Group (CHG). As part of the FEWS team, Diego has participated in training, rainfall analysis and crop area estimation for food security analysis in Central America, Afghanistan and Africa.
Education: Diego Pedreros has a BA and a M.S in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara.
- Crop Area Estimation Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Imagery in Areas with Complex Topography
- A High Resolution Satellite Interpretation Technique for Crop Area Monitoring in Developing Countries
- The Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission
- Third generation rainfall climatologies: satellite rainfall and topography provide a basis for smart interpolation
- June-July-August 2003 Rainfall Forecast Interpretation for Central America
- Forest formations and land cover of St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados with effective tools to map complex tropical landscapes with satellite imagery
- Wildfire-stream flow interactions in a chaparral watershed
- Mapping the distribution of wildfire fuels using AVIRIS in the Santa Monica Mountains
- Water Requirement Satisfaction Index
- Development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure in Honduras Central America
- Development of a global slope dataset