profesores-FAIF-enero 2020


Francisco Meza


  • Doctorado: 1999-2002. Ciencias Atmosféricas. Cornell University.
  • Magíster: 1996-1998. Ciencias de la Ingeniería Mención Hidráulica y Ambiental. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Enseñanza Superior: 1989-1994. Agronomía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  • Meza, F., Darbyshire, R., Farrell, A., Lakso, A., Lawson, J., Meinke, H., Neslon, G., Stockle, C. 202X. Assessing temperature-based adaptation limits to climate change of temperate perennial fruit crops. Global Change Biology. Accepted
  • Winckler, P., Contreras-López, M., Garreaud, R., Meza, F., Larraguibel, C., Esparza, C., Gelcich, S., Falvey, M., Mora, J. 2022. ARClim: a web-based tool to assess climate-driven risks in Chilean coastal systems. Water 14, 3594.
  • Aguirre, F., Hartogensis, O., Meza, F., Suarez, F. 2022. Refinements and analysis of the optical-microwave scintillometry method applied to measurements over a vineyard in Chile. Water. 14(3), 474;
  • Hasegawa, T., Wakatsuki, H., Ju, H., Vyas, S., Nelson, G.C., Farrell, A., Deryng, D., Meza, F., Makowski, D. 2022. A global dataset for the projected impacts of climate change on four major crops. Scientific Data 9(58) DOI 10.1038/s41597-022-01150-7.
  • Alders, R., Chadag, M., Debnath, N., Howden, M., Meza, F., Schipp, M., Swai, E.and Winglett, K. 2021. Planetary boundaries and Veterinary Services REVUE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE-OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES. 40(2): 439-453. 10.20506/rst.40.2.3236
  • del Pozo, A., Engler, A., Meza, F. 2021. Agricultural sciences in Chile: institutions, human resources, investment and scientific productivity. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 84(4): 664-673.
  • Inocencio, T., Ribeiro-Neto, A., Oertel, M., Meza, F., Scott, C. 2021. Linking Drought Propagation with Episodes of Climate-Induced Water Insecurity in Pernambuco State - Northeast Brazil. Journal of Arid Environments. 193.
  • Tosoni, D., Meza, F.J., Lacy, S.N. 2021. Independent estimation of Sensible and Latent Fluxes in a Vineyard Using Improved Surface Renewal Analysis. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,
  • García-Gutiérrez, V., Stöckle, C., Gil, P., Meza, F. 2021 Evaluation of Penman-Monteith model based on Sentinel-2 data for the estimation of Actual Evapotranspiration in vine-yards. Remote Sensing. 13(3), 478;
  • Chadwick, C., Gironas, J., Elshorbagy, A., Barría, P., Vicuña, S., Meza, F., McPhee, J. 2021 Assessing the reservoir performance under a climate change scenario for water management. When is it going to be too late?. Water. 13, 64.
  • Scott, C.A. Zilio, M.I., Perillo, G.M.E., Zuniga Teran, A., Harmon, T., Jaramillo, J.E., Díaz Caravantes, R., Meza, F., Martín, F., Ribeiro Neto, A., Piccolo, M.C., Rusak, J., Varady, R., Pineda, N., Hoyos, N., Mussetta, P., Velez, M.I., Montenegro, S., Reid, B. 2021. Do ecosystem insecurity and social inequity lead to failure of water security?. Environmental Development. 38: 1-13.
  • Ocampo., D; Meza, F.J. 2020. Exploring the fingerprints of past rain-on-snow events in the central Andean mountain range using satellite imagery. Remote Sensing 12, 4173; doi:10.3390/rs12244173
  • Araya Vargas, J. Gil, P.M. Meza, F.J. Yáñez G. García, V. Luque, A. Menanno, G. Poblete, F., Figueroa, R., Maringue, J., Estay, N.P., Sanhueza, J. 2020. Time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography to evaluate irrigation systems efficiency at the field scale: a case study in a vineyard in Central Chile Irrigaton Science.
  • Peña-Guerrero, M.D., Nauditt, A., Muñoz-Robles, C., Ribbe, L., Meza, F. 2020. Drought impacts on water quality and potential implications for agricultural production in the Maipo River Basin, Central Chile. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65 (6):1005-1021. DOI:10.1080/02626667.2020.1711911.
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  • Oertel, M., Meza, F.J., Gironás, J. 2020. Observed trends and relationships between ENSO and standardized hydrometeorological drought indices in central Chile. Hydrological Processes, 34(2):159-174 DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13596.
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  • Lacy, S.N., Corcoran, D., Alò, D., Lessmann, J., Meza, F., Marquet, P.A. 2019. Main drivers of freshwater fish diversity across extra-tropical Southern Hemisphere rivers. Hydrobiologia, 843:(1):155-172.
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  • Chadwick, C., Gironás, J., Vicuña, S., Meza, F. 2019. Estimating the local time of emergence of climatic variables using an unbiased mapping of GCMs: An application in semiarid and mediterranean Chile. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20(8):1635-1647. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0006.1.
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  • Morales-Moraga, D., Meza, F.J., Miranda, M., Gironás, J. 2019. Spatio-temporal estimation of climatic variables for gap filling and record extension using Reanalysis data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137:1089-1104. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-018-2653-8
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  • Chadwick, C., Gironás, J., Vicuña, S., Meza, F., Mcphee, J. 2018. Using a statistical pre-analysis approach as an ensemble technique for the unbiased mapping of GCM changes to local stations. Journal of Hydrometeorology 19 DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0198.1.
  • Sarabia, A., Meza, F., Suárez, F. 2018. Use of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing to investigate erosion of the non-convective zone in salt-gradient solar ponds. Solar Energy 170:499-509.
  • Albrecht, T.R., Varady, R.G., Zuniga-Teran, A.A., Gerlak, A.K., Routson De Grenade, R., Lutz-Ley, A., Martín, F., Megdal, S.B., Meza, F., Ocampo Melgar, D., Pineda, N., Rojas, F., Taboada, R., Willems, B. 2018. Unraveling transboundary water security in the arid Americas. Water International 43(8):1075-1113, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1541583
  • Oertel, M., Meza, F.J., Gironás, J., A. Scott, C., Rojas, F., Pineda-Pablos, N. 2018. Drought Propagation in Semi-Arid River Basins in Latin America: Lessons from Mexico to the Southern Cone. 2018. Water 10, 1564. doi:10.3390/w10111564
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  • Henríquez-Dole, L., Usón, T.J., Vicuña, S., Henríquez, C., Gironás, J. and Meza, F. 2018. Integrating strategic land use planning in the construction of future land use scenarios and its performance: the Maipo River Basin. Land Use Policy 78:353-366. 
  • Meza, F., Montes, C., Bravo-Martinez, F., Serrano-Ortiz, P., Kowalski, A.S. 2018. Soil water content effects on net ecosystem CO2 exchange and actual evapotranspiration in a Mediterranean semiarid savanna of Central Chile. Scientific Reports 8: 8570.
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  • Urdiales D., Meza F., Gironás J. and Gilabert H. 2018. Improving Stochastic Modelling of Daily Rainfall Using the ENSO Index: Model Development and Application in Chile. Water 2018, 10(2), 145. Doi: 10.3390/w10020145
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  • Amigo J., Meza F., Suárez F. 2017. A transient model for temperature prediction in a salt-gradient solar pond and the ground beneath it. Energy. 132:257-268.
  • Lacy S., Meza F., Marquet P. 2017. Can environmental impact assessments alone conserve freshwater fish biota? Review of the Chilean experience. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 63:87-94.
  • Megan Mills-Novoa, Philippo Pszczolkowski, Francisco Meza. 2016. The Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile. Professional Geographer, 1-13.
  • Meza, F., Yebra, M. 2016. Estimation of daily global solar radiation as a function of routine meteorological data in Mediterranean areas. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 125:479-488.
  • Glade, F.E., Miranda, M.D., Meza, F.J., van Leeuwen, W.J. 2016. Productivity and phenological responses of natural vegetation to present and future inter-annual climate variability across semi-arid river basins in Chile. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188(12):676.  DOI:10.1007/s10661-016-5675-7.
  • Roco, L., Poblete, D., Meza, F., Kerrigan, G. 2016. Farmers' Options to Address Water Scarcity in a Changing Climate: Case Studies from two Basins in Mediterranean Chile. Environmental Management 58(6):958-971.
  • Meza, F.J., Vicuña, S, Gironas, J., Poblete, D., Suarez, F., Oertel, M. 2015. Water Food Energy Nexus in Chile: the challenges due to global change in different regional contexts. Water International, 40: 839-855.
  • Raab, N., Meza, F., Franck, N., Bambach, N. 2015. Empirical stomatal conductance models reveal that the isohydric behavior of an Acacia caven Mediterranean Savannah scales from leaf to ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213:203-216.
  • Bustos, E. and Meza, F.J. 2015. A method to estimate maximum and minimum air temperature using MODIS surface temperature and vegetation data: application to the Maipo Basin, Chile. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 120:211-226.

  • 2021-2025. Multivariate drought monitor system: biophysical modelling, remote sensing and hydroclimatic information for drought analyisis and forecasting in agriculture. Fondecyt 1210526. MM$186.5
  • 2019-2020. Atlas de Riesgo Climatico. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente – GIZ. Julio 2019-Junio 2020
  • 2019-2020. Zonificación del potencial productive forrajero y capacidad de carga animal de las provincias de Osorno y Llanquihue. CIREN-FIA
  • 2018 Digital agriculture network to strengthen agricultural resilience under climate change. Conicyt Programa Cooperación Internacional. REDES 180025
  • 2017 Fortalecimiento de la actividad multidisciplinaria a través de la implementación de una unidad de experimentación de impactos del cambio climático para la adaptación de agricultura y recursos hídricos. FONDEQUIP EQM170024
  • 2017-2021. Integrating crop simulation models, ground observations, and remote sensing data to improve the estimation of actual evapotranspiration. CONICYT - Fondecyt Regular. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2016. Strengthening R&D&I support capabilities to promote initiatives linking science and business within the food industry. The British Council - Newton-Picarte. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2015-2016. Análisis para el desarrollo Hidroeléctrico. Licitación ID: 584105-23-LP15. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2014-2018. Zonificación Vitivinícola Chilena en base a antecedentes climáticos y geológicos (suelo) para vinos. CORFO Consorcios Tecnológicos para la Innovación. Investigador Principal.
  • 2014-2016. Sistema de transferencia de tecnologías de riego. Servicios de Investigación Aplicada. Investigador Principal.
  • 2012-2016. Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues for Water Security in the Arid Americas. CRN3. Interamerican Institute for Global Change.
  • 2012-2015. Combination of weather information and remotely sensed data to analyze the variability of water footprint indicators at a basin scale. Fondecyt 1120713. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2011-2013. Towards an integrated assessment of water security under global change in the Americas: Exploring synergies and expanding current IAI networks. Interamerican Institute for Global Change.
  • 2012-2014. Sistema de soporte a la toma de decisiones para reducir la vulnerabilidad frente a variabilidad y cambio climático en agricultura de riego. FONDEF D10I1051. Ejecutor.
  • 2012 - 2013. Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático, Ministrerio del Medio Ambiente - Contratacion de Servicio, Código 608897-101-LE12. Investigador Responsable.