Titular Researcher, Institute for Research on Ecosystems and Sustainability, UNAM
Dr. Omar Masera received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). Dr. Masera completed his master’s degree and PhD in energy and natural resource at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Masera was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007.
He is a full-time professor at UNAM’s Institute for Research on Ecosystems and Sustainability.
Dr. Masera co-developed the model “CO2fix”, that estimates the carbon balance and carbon sequestration capacity of forests. This model is now used in more than 70 countries around the world.
He has authored 5 books, more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, and several research reports addressing bioenergy and the role of forests in global climate change.