Josué M Polanco-Martínez

Josué studied a B.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences (major: physics of
climate, minor: mathematics applied) at the University of Veracruz
(Mexico), although during his degree he did two short research stays
at the Center for Atmospheric Sciences-UNAM supported by the Mexican
Academy of Sciences. Later in 2001 he moved to Jiutepec (Morelos,
México) to carry out a B. Sc. thesis (“Monitoring biomass burning with
GOES-8 images in Southeast México”) funded by the Mexican Council for
Science and Technology (CONACYT) to earn his degree (2003). In 2005,
he moved to Bilbao (although between 2006 and 2007 he lived in
Potsdam, Germany to carry out a research project “Climate simulation
of the Early Jurassic using the CLIMBER-3?” at the Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research — PIK), where he earned a PhD (2012) at
the Dept. of Applied Physics II, University of the Basque Country
(UPV/EHU) with a thesis entitled “Application of statistical
techniques to the study of environmental and ecosystemic problems.”

From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Polanco worked as a research officer on the
topic “analysis of temporal and spatial stochastic process” and
“theoretical issues in the signal extraction from environmental
database ” at the Dept. of Econometrics and Statistics (UPV/EHU) in
Bilbao, Spain. In 2013 he moved to work as a scientific programmer and
associate researcher (“operational production chain of ocean
forecasting systems”) for the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate
Change (CMCC), Lecce, Italy. In 2014 he moved again to work as a
post-doctoral researcher for the European Project (BASE) at the Basque
Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain. More recently, in 2016
he got a 3-year Basque Government Postdoctoral research fellowship and
moved again to carry out a part of his research (“Quantifying –
through statistical analysis – abrupt climate changes during the Last
Glacial period: from global to regional scales” [ABRUPT]) at the UMR
CNRS 5805 EPOC (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et
Continentaux), Université de Bordeaux (France). In 04/2018 he came
back to BC3 to finish his postdoctoral project. Since 02/2019 he is
working as Research Associate (officer) for the H2020 Interreg project
MOSES at the UPV/EHU and he also is Associate Member (Researcher) at
the BC3, Bilbao, Spain.

In 2012 he obtained the ANECA accreditation as Assistant Professor and
in 2014 (and 2017) he received the distinction of (Mexican) National
Researcher System (Level I) for the periods 2015-2017 & 2018-2021. He
has published more than 25 papers (11 of these as a first author) in
international peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Fisheries Research,
Computing in Science and Engineering (CiSE), Quaternary Research,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Quaternary Science Reviews,
Physica A, Applied Energy, R Journal, Nonlinear Dynamics, etc), three
book chapters and two books, and has presented several posters and
given numerous talks around the world. Dr. Polanco is regular reviewer
in several international journals (e.g., Physica A, CiSE, Palaeo3,
Quaternary Science Reviews, Economies, Applied Sciences, Energies,
Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Sustainability,
Environmetrics, Earth-Science Reviews, etc.) and was guest editor for
the Special Issue (2018) in Paleoclimates in Iberoamerica – Boletín
Geológico y Minero (Spain). In 03/2019 he got a MSCA 2018 “Seal of
Excellence” granted by the European Commission for his project
“QuantiFying the impact of human-made lAnd uSe on loCal and regIoNal
climATE: lessons learned from the Maya Classic Collapse” [FASCINATE]. and

Contact Josué at
josue dot polanco / at sign / ronininstitute {dot} org
josue [dot] m /dot/ polanco at gmail dot com