Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Eugenio González Jiménez Print

Dr. Eugenio González Jiménez
Organization for Tropical Studies
P.O. Box 676-2050, San Pedro, Montes de Oca
San Jose, Costa Rica.
Phone (506) 524-0607
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1996-present Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica
Director Palo Verde Biological Station

  • Coordination of education, research and development of the Station
  • General management of the Station
  • Development of research activities for the Tempisque River Basin

1992-1996 Texas A & M University, Texas
Research Assistant

  • Management of research projects on tropical soils
  • Greenhouse and field research with tropical tree species
  • Writing proposal and technical papers on tropical forestry

1987-1992 Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica
Manager of TRIALS Research Project at La Selva

  • Research on open field plantation for 86 little known tropical tree species
  • Long term research on tree-soil interactions
  • Education and research on forest resources


  • 1996. Ph.D. in Forestry Texas A & M University, Texas
  • 1990. Lic. Sc. In Forestry Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
  • 1986. B.Sc. in Forest Science Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

Recent Project Activities

  • Director, January 2000 to May 2001, “Guidelines for the Integrated Management of the Tempisque River Basin”. Sponsored by Costa Rica – United States Foundation
  • Director, underway October 2001 to October 2004, “Integrating the Ecological Agriculture in the Development of the Tempisque River Watershed”, Sponsored by AVINA Foundation.
  • Co-director, March 2000 to March 2002, “Initiative on Floodplain Conservation of the Tempisque River”, Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited.
  • Director, October 2001 to October 2003, “Implementation of Priority Actions for the Integrated Management of the Tempisque River Basin, Sponsored by Costa Rica – United States Foundation.

Relevant Publications

  • Jiménez, J.A. & González, E. (eds.). 2001. La Cuenca del río Tempisque: Perspectivas para un manejo integrado. 1era Edición, Organización para Estudios Tropicales, San José, Costa Rica. 150 p.
  • Butterfield R.P. & González, E. 1996 Especies forestales para la reforestación y recuperación de pastizales degradados en las tierras bajas del atlántico húmedo de Costa Rica. Revista Forestal Centroamericana No. 16: 9-15.
  • González, E. & Fisher, R.F. 1994. Growth of native forest species planted on abandoned pasture land in Costa Rica. For. Ecol. Manage. 70: 159-167.

Professional Appointments

  • 2001. Scientific Committee for Research of Palo Verde National Park 2000 Environmental Commission for the Tempisque River Basin
  • 1999 National Commission for Wetlands, Costa Rica
  • 1998. National Commission for Forestry Certification, Costa Rica

Professional Membership

  • 1998. College of Agriculture Engineers of Costa Rica
  • 1996. Ecological Society of America
  • 1995. Association of Tropical Biology
  • 1993. International Society of Tropical Forestry Engineers
  • 1994. Society of American Foresters
Last Updated ( 10/28/08 )
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