Dr Alessandro Samuel-RosaMember since: 06/16/2020 - 12:12
I am professor and researcher of the Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Campus Santa Helena (UTFPR-SH), since March 2018. After my first studies at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) on the complex interactions between land use and quality of soil, in 2012, I moved to the field of quantitative pedology, better known as pedometrics. Since then, collaboration with researchers from the National Soil Research Center (Embrapa Solos), the International Soil Reference and Information Center (ISRIC), Wageningen University and Research (WUR), and the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), allowed me to familiarize myself with multiple pedometrics methods and techniques. Today, my main academic-scientific interest is pedometrics, with a focus on the study of spatial sampling strategies, the selection and calibration of (geo)statistical models, error propagation analysis, and open data management. Recently, I have published some relevant articles on these topics in national and international journals. I am also the author of three packages for R - pedometrics, spsann, and febr - and maintainer of the Free Brazilian Repository for Open Soil Data (febr).