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Javier M. Osorio Leyton

Leyton, Javier M. Osorio
Javier M. Osorio Leyton
Assistant Research Scientist
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Blackland Research & Extension Center
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Agronomy Engineering, University of San Simon
Graduate Education
M.S. Agricultural Systems Analysis, National Agrarian University
Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

Watershed Systems


Dr. Osorio’s research interest is focused on watershed science and engineering with the goal of assessing the impacts of agricultural and natural processes on watershed systems. In addition, his research experience includes the following: simulation of hydrology and water quality; uncertainty analysis; integration of remote sensing and GIS in water resources management; modeling of livestock environmental impacts; and science-based decision-making under data limitation. He is currently working on the development and calibration of the SWAT model to assess feasibility of biofuel feedstock production in Hawaii under different climatic/environmental/management situations; develops and tests SWAT routines for locally prevalent hydrological processes in Hawaii; and integrates a farm scale SWAT irrigation support model (under development) to the calibrated whole island SWAT model and conducts scenario runs. 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).