Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator, APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (for a forage production-run-off) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.
B.S., Agronomy Engineering, University of San Simon
M.S., Agricultural Systems Analysis, National Agrarian University
Ph.D., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Watershed Science and Engineering
Dr. Osorio’s research interest is focused on the development and application of simulation models with the goal of assessment and optimization of agricultural dominated watershed systems at different scales. In addition, his research experience includes the following: simulation of hydrology and pollutant fate and transport; integration of remote sensing and GIS in agriculture and water resources management; and science-based decision-making under data limitation. Dr. Osorio is a member of Alpha Epsilon, Honor Society of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (AE), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Bolivian Society of Engineers (SBI)