curriculum

Personal details

Name: Elói Ribeiro
Nationality: Portuguese
E-mail: eloi [at] eloiribeiro [dot] eu

Education

2012 – Diploma of Advanced Studies in Geodesy, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Research work with the title “Comparative study of fire detections from MODIS, ATSR-2/AATSR instruments and observational data”.

2003 – Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Final Project: “Regeneration of Pinus halepensis Mill after fire”.

2000 – Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering. Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Project: Calculation of soil water loss by water levels method.

Additional training

2015 – PostgreSQL monitoring. Timbira (8 h).
2015 – PostgreSQL native replication. Timbira (8 h).
2015 – PostgreSQL tunning. Timbira (12 h).
2015 – PostgreSQL backup and restore. Timbira (8 h).
2014 – FOSS4G-Europe – OSGeo’s European Conference on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. Bremen, Germany (1 week).
2013 – Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities. ISRIC – World Soil Information. Wageningen (1 week).
2012 – Computing for Data Analysis. Coursera (4 weeks).
2012 – Statistics One. Coursera (6 weeks).
2009 – Dynamic Web Design with PHP and MySQL. Polytechnic University of Valencia (32 h).
2008 – Introduction to PostGIS, Polytechnic University of Valencia (32h).
2008 – II Free GIS conference, Girona (30 h).
2008 – Workshop on MapServer and GRASS. II Free GIS conference, Girona (10 h).
2007 – Python programming course. Polytechnic University of Valencia (20 h).
2007 – Technical conference “Creating GIS with 3D information services”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A. (4 h).
2006 – Technical conference “II gvSIG conference – GIS free software Generalitat Valenciana” (16h).
2006 – Basic technical English for environment. Polytechnic University of Valencia (40 h).
2006 – Technical conference “GIS solutions for local government”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A. (4 h).
2006 – Technical conference “Solutions for the production of maps and integrated management of raster data”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A.(4h).
2006 – Technical conference “Production GIS mapping tools”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A. (4 h).
2005 – Linux system administration. Polytechnic University of Valencia (60 h).
2005 – Technical conference “I gvSIG conference – GIS free software Generalitat Valenciana” (14 h).
2005 – Technical conference “Cartographic production with ArcGIS”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A. (4 h).
2005 – Creating and editing geodatabase topology with ArcGIS 9. ESRI – Virtual campus (8 h).
2005 – Development of a GIS project and publication on the Internet. Polytechnic University of Valencia (24 h).
2004 – Technical conference “Architecture and Internet GIS solutions”. ESRI-Spain Geosystems, S. A. (4 h).
2004 – Introductory course to ArcMap. Polytechnic University of Valencia (24 h).
2003 – 2D AutoCad Course. Polytechnic University of Valencia (40 h).
2003 – Introductory course to ArcGIS. Polytechnic University of Valencia (24 h).

Work experience

2013/04 to present – Geoinformatic at ISRIC – World Soil Information. Wageningen, Netherlands.

  • Development and management of the World Soil Information System (WoSIS 2) spatial database, based on (Linux + PostgreSQL + PostGIS).
  • Batch image processing for SoilGrids1km project with GDAL and Python.
  • Programming in Python, SQL, PL/pgSQL.

2011 – Co-trustee of the master thesis “Identification of esparto patches” in the Masters of management and restoration of the natural environment. University of Alicante.

2009/01 to 2013/04 – Geoinformatic at Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM). Valencia, Spain.

  • Cartographic data collection and standardization.
  • Development and management of a spatial database server (Linux+PostgreSQL+PostGIS).
  • Development and management of a spatial wildfires database at regional and global scale.
  • Study of wildfires at regional and global scale based on spatial time series analysis from MODIS and Landsat data.
  • Automated identification of vegetation patches in semi-arid landscapes.
  • Statistical analysis of spatial data with R, GRASS and PostGIS.
  • Web development in Drupal (LAMP = Linux + Apache + MySQL +PHP).
  • Programming in Python, SQL, and PL/pgSQL.

2007/06 to 2008/12 – Geoinformatic at Empresa de Transformaciones Agrarias, S.A. (TRAGSA) in combating the Rhynchophorus ferrugineus pest. Valencia, Spain.

  • Database management (PostgreSQL and Access).
  • Statistical analysis (R).
  • Programming with Python, SQL, and HTML.
  • Data validation.

2005/03 to 2007/06 – GIS analyst for Regional Ministry of Planning and Housing, Generalitat Valenciana. Valencia, Spain.

  • Development and management of a spatial database: Urban Planning for Valencian Region.
  • Homogenization of mapping formats, scanning maps and topological cleaning.
  • Landscape studies (ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and 3D extensions Analise).
  • Development of a GIS of Valencia Protected Coast.
  • Development of a GIS of Valencia Artificial land use.
  • Relational databases (Access), optimized queries and reporting.

2002/08 to 2004/12 – Environmental engineer at Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM). Valencia, Spain.

  • Field sampling of experimental plots.
  • Spatial analysis of experimental data (ArcGIS extensions Spatial Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst).
  • Statistical analysis of experimental data (Excel and SPSS).
  • Calculation of soil depth with ground penetrating radar (EKKO_Tolls and ReflexWin).

Collaboration in research projects

2007/10 – 2013/12 – Multidisciplinary Research Consortium on Gradual and Abrupt Climate Changes and their Impacts on the Environment (GRACCIE-CONSOLIDER).
Funding Institution: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
Total value support: 1.659.235€.
Principal investigators: Millán Millán, Maria José Sanz y Ramón Vallejo.
2009/09 – 2012/08 – Prevention and Restoration Actions to Combat Desertification. An Integrated Assessment (PRACTICE).
Funding Institution: Comisión Europea.
Total value support: 179.974€.
Principal investigators: Ramón Vallejo Calzada.
2007/04 – 2011/06 – Climatic Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE).
Funding Institution: Comisión Europea (036961-2).
Total value support: 251.888,77€.
Principal investigators: Millán Millán Muñoz (CEAM).
2003/01 – 2006/05 – Conservation and Restoration of European Cork OAK Woodlands: A Unique Ecosystem in the Balance (CREOAK).
Funding Institution: Comisión Europea (proyecto de I+DT).
Total value support: 165.465€.
Principal investigators: Ramón Vallejo Calzada.
2002/01 – 2004/12 – Forest Fire Spread Prevention and Mitigation (SPREAD).
Funding Institution: Comisión Europea (EVG1-2001-0027).
Total value support: 143.020€.
Principal investigators: Ramón Vallejo.

Publications

2017 – Juli G. Pausas, Eloi Ribeiro. Fire and plant diversity at the global scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Volume:26, Issue:8, Pages:889-897 – https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12596.
2017 – Tomislav Hengl, Jorge Mendes de Jesus, Gerard B. M. Heuvelink, Maria Ruiperez Gonzalez, Milan Kilibarda, Aleksandar Blagotić, Wei Shangguan, Marvin N. Wright, Xiaoyuan Geng, Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Mario Antonio Guevara, Rodrigo Vargas, Robert A. MacMillan, Niels H. Batjes, Johan G. B. Leenaars, Eloi Ribeiro, Ichsani Wheeler, Stephan Mantel, Bas Kempen. SoilGrids250m: Global gridded soil information based on machine learning. PLoS ONEhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169748.
2017 – Niels H. Batjes, Eloi Ribeiro, Ad van Oostrum, Johan Leenaars, Tom Hengl, and Jorge Mendes de Jesus. WoSIS: Providing standardised soil profile data for the world. Earth System Science Data, Volume:9, Pages:1-14 – https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-1-2017.
2014 – Tomislav Hengl, Jorge Mendes de Jesus, Robert A. MacMillan, Niels H. Batjes, Gerard B. M. Heuvelink, Eloi Ribeiro, Alessandro Samuel-Rosa, Bas Kempen, Johan G. B. Leenaars, Markus G. Walsh, Maria Ruiperez Gonzalez. SoilGrids1km – Global Soil Information Based on Automated Mapping. PLOS-ONEhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0105992.
2013 – Pausas J.G., Ribeiro E. The global fire-productivity relationship. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Volume:22, Issue:6, Pages:728-736 – http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12043. Paper featured in Sensing our Planet from NASA.
2006 – Pausas J.G, Ribeiro E, Dias S.G, Pons P., Beseler C. Regeneration of a marginal Quercus suber forest in the eastern Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Vegetation Science, Volume:17, Issue:6, Pages:729-738 – http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2006.tb02496.x.
2004 – Pausas J.G, Ribeiro E., Vallejo R. Post-fire regeneration variability of Pinus halepensis in the eastern Iberian Peninsula. Forest Ecology and Management, Volume:203, Issues:1-3, Pages:251-259 – http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2004.07.061.

Language skills

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Portuguese                    mother tongue
English               C1           C1             C1          C1
Spanish*            C2           C2            C2          C2 *2004. DELE – Instituto Cervantes.

Computer skills

Operating systems: Linux and Windows. Programming: Python, SQL, PL/pgSQL and R. Database: PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL and Access. GIS: PostGIS, GRASS, QGIS, gvSIG, ArcGIS, MapInfo, ERDAS, Envi. Web services: MapServer, OpenLayers, GeoServer and Geonetwork. Statistics: R and SPSS.