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Dr. Ricardo Guimarães Andrade


Graduated in Agricultural Engineering and Master’s and Doctorate in Agricultural Meteorology, all from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV). I am a researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and I work as a collaborating professor at the postgraduate program in civil engineering at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). In research, I have experience in agrometeorology, agricultural climatology, remote sensing, geoprocessing, water resources and the environment.

Knowledge Area: Sanitation and Environment
Lines of Research: Monitoring and Management of Natural Resources / Environmental Technologies


  • Remote Sensing
  • Modeling of Environmental Systems

Research Projects:

  • 2023 – Current. Monitoring and evaluation of strategies for the progressive recovery of degraded pastures in Minas Gerais State, Brazil
    • Funding: Minas Gerais State Agency for Research and Development (FAPEMIG)
  • 2022 – Current. Soil and forage quality indicators in pastures under different levels of degradation in the Middle Vale Paraíba do Sul, Brazil
    • Funding: Foundation Carlos Chagas Filho Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)
  • 2018 – Current. Implementation of the National Agricultural Zoning Program for Climate Risk (Zarc)
    • Funding: EMBRAPA / Central Bank of Brazil

Recent Outcomes:

  • CARRARA, E. R.; LOPES, P. S.; REIS, A. C. Z.; SILVA, J. X.; DIAS, L. C. C. M.; SCHULTZ, É. B.; MARQUES, D. B. D.; DA SILVA, D. A.; VERONEZE, R.; ANDRADE, R. G.; PEIXOTO, M. G. C. D. NASA POWER satellite meteorological system is a good tool for obtaining estimates of the temperature-humidity index under Brazilian conditions compared to INMET weather stations data. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY, v. 67, p. 1-5, 2023.
  • FERREIRA, F. M.; LEITE, R. V.; MALIKOUSKI, R. G.; PEIXOTO, M. A.; BERNARDELI, A.; ALVES, R. S.; COELHO M. J. W.; ANDRADE, R. G.; BHERING, L. L.; MACHADO, J. C. Bioenergy elephant grass genotype selection leveraged by spatial modeling of conventional and high-throughput phenotyping data. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 363, p. 132286, 2022.
  • FRANCO, V. R.; HOTT, M. C.; ANDRADE, R. G.; GOLIATT, L. Hybrid machine learning methods combined with computer vision approaches to estimate biophysical parameters of pastures. Evolutionary Intelligence (Print), v. 15, p. 1-14, 2022.
  • SANTANA, M. L.; PEREIRA, R. J.; BIGNARDI, A. B.; EL FARO, L.; PIRES, M. F. Á. ; ANDRADE, R. G.; PEREZ, B. C.; BRUNELI, F. A. T. ; PEIXOTO, M. G. C. D. Dual-purpose Guzerá cattle exhibit high dairy performance under heat stress. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS, v. 137, p. 486-494, 2020.
  • GALDINO, S.; SANO, E. E. ; ANDRADE, R. G. ; GREGO, C. R. ; NOGUEIRA, S. F. ; BRAGANTINI, C.; FLOSI, A. H. G. Large-scale Modeling of Soil Erosion with RUSLE for Conservationist Planning of Degraded Cultivated Brazilian Pastures. Land Degradation & Development (Print), v. 27, p. 773-784, 2016.

Current Supervisions:


  • Matheus Bertolino Motta. Identification of regions with potential for implementing renewable energy systemsl. Start: 2023. Dissertation (Master’s student in the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering) – Federal University of Juiz de Fora. (ADVISOR).

Finished Supervisions:


  • Victor Rezende Franco. Mobile Solution Based on Computer Vision for the Estimation of Biophysical Parameters Applied to Pasture Monitoring and Management. 2021. Dissertation (Masters in Postgraduate Program in Computational Modeling) – Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Advisor: Ricardo Guimarães Andrade.
  • Alberto Benito Mirambell. Application of spatiotemporal techniques to estimate evapotranspiration in the Paraíba do Sul watershed. 2018. Dissertação (Masters in Postgraduate Program in Ecology – PGECOL) – Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Co-advisor: Ricardo Guimarães Andrade.


  • Anne Caroline Barbosa de Carvalho. Estimation of energy balance components with different land uses in the Chapéu d’Uvas Reservoir watershed. 2020. Thesis (Doctorate in the Graduate Program in Ecology – PGECOL) – Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Co-advisor: Ricardo Guimarães Andrade.
  • Deise Nunes Furlan. Effect of change of use and land cover in the water and energy balance of the river basin Ji-Paraná (RO) using multitemporal remote sensing data. Thesis (Doctorate in the Graduate Program at the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (PPG-CENA), University of Sao Paulo. Co-advisor: Ricardo Guimarães Andrade.