Dr. José Luis Chávez is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He earned his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidade Federal da Paraiba in Brazil in 1992. In 1999 Dr. Chávez received his M.S. degree in Irrigation Engineering from Utah State University. His Ph.D. was in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University in 2005. Dr. Chávez expertise includes estimating crop consumptive water use using multispectral remote sensing imagery. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and a member of the tri-societies "Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America." His research interests include mapping/modeling spatially distributed crop water use (ET), crop water management, irrigation scheduling, irrigation systems efficiency, and precision irrigation.
Dr. Chávez was part of a team that worked in the "irrigated areas mapping project - Irrigation Systems Management Studies" in the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2001.
Other Research Interests
Remote sensing of vegetation water consumption (evapotranspiration); Precision irrigation; Climate change
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