Dr Luz Angelica Suarez
Fruit Growers Tasmania | Monday, 8 April 2019, 12.05pm
Dr. Luz Angelica Suarez is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) and the Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG) at the University of New England (UNE). Angelica leads the remote sensing component of a national precision agriculture project aimed at assisting horticultural producers evaluate and adopting useful precision agricultural technologies. This project includes working closely with producers of avocadoes, mangoes, macadamias, bananas, sugar, rice, pineapple and vegetable sectors to incorporate proximal and remote sensing, EM38 soil surveying and yield monitoring into their businesses.
Angelica has been involved in spatial science and agricultural research since 2005 in coffee, cotton, grains and vegetables industries. Angelica started her career working on coffee at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia). She did her Masters at the Jaen University (Spain), focusing on developing methodologies to update traditional cartography maps into high quality GIS datasets. She moved to Australia in 2012 to take up a position in industry and did her PhD in Agriculture Remote Sensing with the University of Southern Queensland. Her thesis, funded by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), assessed proximal and remote sensing technologies for predicting yield loss as a result of herbicide drift.