Jose Edgardo L. Aban

Jose Edgardo L. Aban, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography

location  Office Location:  HSS 220B
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • B.S., Biology, University of the Philippines
  • M.S., Remote Sensing, University of the Philippines
  • Ph.D., Remote Sensing, Chiba University (Japan)

ABOUT

Jose Edgardo L. Aban is a seasoned research and project manager and an advocate of satellite remote sensing education. He served for almost two decades at the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines and has taught as a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Development, and Environmental Studies at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, where he was instrumental in the establishment of an image processing laboratory.

Prior to joining UOG, Aban served as a technical consultant at the Asian Development Bank, as project manager of the GIS-based project dubbed “Communication and Information Systems for the Control of Avian Influenza” of the ASEAN Foundation, and as a consultant of a mapping unit of an agricultural company in Indonesia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • land use/cover change analysis
  • global change analysis
  • ecosystems change research
  • applications of non-parametric methods for global change analysis and modeling (power and singular spectrum analysis of multi-temporal datasets) using satellite data (e.g. normalized difference vegetation index - NDVI) and climatic data
  • development of pre-processing algorithms for noise reduction in satellite images
  • phenological change analysis and its relationship with changes in floral and faunal populations
  • climate change impacts (sea-level rise scenarios) modeling with the use of digital elevation modeling, climatic oscillations (e.g. ENSO, PDO), drones, among others.
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