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About me!

I studied biological sciences with a specialization in aquatic biology at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I completed my Ph.D. studies at the same university in March 2004, where I developed and used satellite remote sensing tools in oceanographic and biological applications, mostly sea surface temperature and some water turbidity and chlorophyll concentrations. I came to the United States in 2004.

My teaching experience in Argentina includes several training courses on satellite remote sensing directed to both graduate and non-graduate students with different educational backgrounds (geography, civil engineering, biology, forestry). Because of the nature of the classes, I had to use computers and multimedia equipment as the primary tool for classroom teaching. I began teaching in the United States in 2005 and my teaching experience includes general biology, marine biology, organismal biology, and human biology classes at the University of La Verne, Pasadena City College, East LA College, El Camino College, Mt. San Antonio College, Moorpark College, Compton College, Victor Valley College, and Fullerton College.

I have always loved life and I have always been interested in nature, so I am very happy to be able to pass at least some of that interest to you, students! Teaching has been a very rewarding experience for me, so far so good!

Education

(2004) Ph.D. of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. Subject : " Methodologies for processing NOAA-AVHRR images and their use in oceanographic and biological-fishing applications in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean ". PDF of Ph.D thesis

(1997) Graduate in Biological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. Minor: Aquatic Biology


Scholarships

(2002-2003) Renewal of Ph.D Scholarship granted by the CONICET.

(2000-2002) Renewal of Ph.D Scholarship granted by the CONICET.

(1998-2000) Doctoral scholarship granted by the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Subject: “ Analysis of Sea Surface Temperature information derived from low-resolution NOAA-AVHRR data. Correlation with in situ fishery and oceanographic data". Director: Dr. Domingo A. Gagliardini (IAFE) and Dr. Carlos Lasta (National Institute of Research and Fisheries Development, INIDEP)


Courses taught

(1) Organismal biology for majors. Moorpark College, CA. Fall 2005

(2) Freshwater and Marine Biology for majors. University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. Spring 2006

(3) Human Biology for non-majors. East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park. Spring and Fall 2009

(4) Marine Biology for non-majors.

  • El Camino College, Torrance, CA. Spring 2007/Fall 2007
  • Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA. Spring 2008 to Spring 2009
  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. Fall 2005/Spring 2006

(5) General Biology for non-majors.

  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. Spring 2005 to present
  • East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA. Spring 2006 to present
  • Mt. San Antonio College , Walnut, CA. Spring 2007 to present
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, Spring 2016
  • Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA. Fall 2012 to Spring 2016
  • El Camino College, Torrance, CA. Fall 2006 to Fall 2010
  • Compton College, CA. Spring 2006
  • Victor Valley College , Victorville, CA. Fall 2005 to Spring 2008
  • University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. Spring 2005

(6) “Introduction to Marine and Coastal Remote Sensing”. Lecture and Lab instructor. Majors course. IADO (Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía) and Universidad del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina . March 29 to April 2, 2004

(7) “Remote Sensing of Marine Environments: Basic Concepts and Applications”. Lab instructor Majors course sponsored by the United Nations Global Environment Facility (GEF), project Patagonia. November 24-28, 2003, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(8) “Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments: Basic Concepts and Applications”. Lab instructor assistant Majors course sponsored by the United Nations Global Environment Facility (GEF), project Patagonia December 15-19, 2003, Buenos Aires, Argentina

(9) “Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments: Basic Concepts and Applications”. Lab instructor. Major's course sponsored by the United Nations Global Environment Facility (GEF), project Rio de la Plata and the University of the Republic, Montevideo , Uruguay . August 12-16, 2002

(10) “Invertebrates II”, Laboratory Teaching Assistant. Undergraduate course at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Spring semesters of 1996 and 1998.


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Publications

(2006) “Ecological importance of passive deposition of organic matter into burrows of the SW Atlantic crab Chasmagnathus granulatus”. F. Botto, O. Iribarne, J. Gutierrez, J.Bava, A. Gagliardini, I. Valiela. Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) Vol. 312: 201–210

(2004) "Brazil Malvinas Frontal System as seen from 9 years of advanced very high resolution radiometer data". Saraceno, M., C. Provost, A. R. Piola, J. Bava, and A. Gagliardini. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C05027, doi:10.1029/2003JC002127

(2004) " Marine fronts at the continental shelves of austral South America. Physical and ecological processes ". E.M. Acha, H.W. Mianzan, R.A. Guerrero, M. Favero and J. Bava. Journal of Marine Systems (JMS) 44: 83– 105 .

(2004) "Small and large-scale effect of the SW Atlantic burrowing crab Chasmagnathus granulatus on habitat use by migratory shorebirds". O. Iribarne, M. Bruschetti, M. Escapa, J. Bava, F. Botto, J. Gutierrez, G. Palomo, K. Delhey, P. Petracci, A. Gagliardini. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. In Press

(2003) "Distribution of the whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri) in relation to environmental factors at the Rio de la Plata estuary, South America ". A.J. Jaureguizar, J. Bava, C. R. Carozza, & C. A. Lasta. Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS), vol 255: 271-282.

(2001) "Complementary use of SAR and Thermal IR observations in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence Region ". D. A. Gagliardini, P. Clemente Colón, J. Bava, J.A. Milovich and L.A. Frulla. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 27, Nº6, 643-650.

(2001) " Influence of flood condition and vegetation status in the radar backscatter of wetland ecosystems. analysis of multitemporal /multiangle radarsat sar data ". P. Kandus, H. Karszenbaum, T. Pultz, G. Parmuchi and J. Bava. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 27, Nº6, 651-662 .

Scientific Symposyums

Publications in Proceedings

(2002) " Mackerel catches at Mar del Plata, Argentina, and its relationship with environmental conditions inferred from satellite imagery ". J. Bava, R.G. Perrotta, & C.A. Lasta. Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 8-12 de Abril, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina

(1999) " Evaluation of the effects of El Niño'98 in the lower delta islands of Parana river using Radarsat images and GIS tools ". H. Karszenbaum, P. Kandus, G. Parmuchi, and J. Bava. Proceedings of the “GlobeSAR2 Final Symposium”. RADARSAT Applications in Latin America”, 17-20 Mayo, 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(1999) " Contribución of SAR Images to Study the Ocean Dynamics in South Tropical Convergenge Region ". D.A. Gagliardini, J. Bava, J. Milovich and L. Frulla. Proceedings of the “GlobeSAR2 Final Symposium”. RADARSAT Applications in Latin America”, 17-20 Mayo, 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina .

Presentations

(2003) "Spatial and temporal variability of the STT in the South Western Atlantic Ocean from AVHRR data: 1985-95". J. Bava, D.A. Gagliardini, C. A. Lasta, G. Pujol. V jornadas Nacionales de Ciencias del Mar, 8-12 de Diciembre, 2003, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2003) "A methodology for the analysis of suspended sediments distribution at the Rio de la Plata estuary (35°S, 57°W) using NOAA-AVHRR images". J. Bava. V jornadas Nacionales de Ciencias del Mar, 8-12 de Diciembre, 2003, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

(2003) "Waterline extraction using LANDSAT images and generation of bathymetric maps at Bahia Blanca estuary (38.7°S 62.2°W)". J. Bava, J. Pierini. V jornadas Nacionales de Ciencias del Mar, 8-12 de Diciembre, 2003, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2003) "Marine fronts at the continental shelves of austral South America. Physical and ecological processes". E.M. Acha, H.W. Mianzan, R.A. Guerrero, M. Favero, J. Bava. X Congreso Latinoamericano en Ciencias del Mar (COLACMAR). 22-26 de setiembre de 2003. San José, Costa Rica(2003)

(2003) "The Brazil Malvinas Frontal System as seen from nine years of AVHRR". M. Saraceno, C. Provost, A. Piola, J. Bava & A.Gagliardini. EGS (European Geophysical Society)-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, 06 - 11 April 2003.

(2002) "Annual distribution and variability of remotely sensed sea surface temperature fronts in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean". J. Bava, D.A. Gagliardini, A.I. Dogliotti, & C.A. Lasta. 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 8-12 de Abril, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina

(2002) "Environmental Study of Samborombóm Bay using Satellite Information". A.I. Dogliotti, A.C. Scarano, E.P. Fenoglio & J.Bava. 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (IRSE), 8-12 de Abril, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2002) "Mackerel catches at Mar del Plata, Argentina, and its relationship with environmental conditions inferred from satellite imagery". (previously indicated at Publications in Proceedings).

(2000) "Detection of thermal fronts in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean by means of NOAA-AVHRR GAC images". J. Bava, R.A. Guerrero, C.A. Lasta, D.A. Gagliardini. IV Jornadas Nacionales de Ciencias del Mar. September 11-15 of 2000, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

(2000) "Developing a habitat classification scheme to study shorebirds distribution on coastal Buenos Aires province, Argentina". D. Blanco, P. Kandus, P. Yorio, L. Benzaquén, J. Bava and A. Gagliardini. Neotropical Wetlands Symposium. SWS 21st Annual Meeting, Québec 2000: Millenium Wetland Event. 6-12 de Agosto, 2000, Québec, Canadá.

(1999) "Preliminary analysis of sea surface temperature data obtained from historic NOAA-AVHRR information for its correlation with in situ biological and oceanographic data". J. Bava , D.A. Gagliardini, C.A. Lasta, G. Pujol. XIV Simposio de la Comisión Técnica Mixta del Frente Marítimo. November 24-26 of 1999, Montevideo, Uruguay.

(1999) "Evaluation of the effects of El Niño'98 in the lower delta islands of Parana river using Radarsat images and GIS tools". ( previously indicated at Publications in Proceedings).

(1999) "Contribución of SAR Images to Study the Ocean Dynamics in South Tropical Convergenge Region". (previously indicated at Publications in Proceedings )