Abel Méndez Associate Professor

Associate Professor

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

Location
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Discipline
Astronomy / Astrophysics / Space Science
Interests
Astrobiology, Planetary Sciences, Exoplanets, Ecology Modeling.
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About

I'm a planetary scientist and director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. The PHL is a research and educational virtual laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and extrasolar planets. Our main approach is to use the evolution of terrestrial habitability, from paleoclimates to climate change, as a baseline for comparisons.
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Publications

Evolution of the Global Terrestrial Habitability During the Last Century

Méndez A

LPI Contributions (2010)

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A Two-Tiered Approach to Assessing the Habitability of Exoplanets

Schulze-Makuch D, Méndez A

Astrobiology (2011)

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Transport through cell membranes: the effects of the addition of traps to the defect-diffusion model

Mendez A

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Planetary Habitability: Growth Temperatures and the Global Distribution of Primary Producers.

González N, Méndez A

sciente.upra.edu (2009)

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The Planetary Habitability Classification

Méndez A

37th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2006)

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Planetary Habitability of the Solar System

Mendez A

AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting … (2009)

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Planetary Habitable Zones: The Spatial Distribution of Life on Planetary Bodies

Méndez A

First Steps in the Origin of Life in the Universe: … (2001)

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PLANETARY HABITABLE ZONES ON EARTH AND MARS

MENDEZ A

Astrobiology: origins from the big-bang to … (2000)

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

August 1996 - Present

Instructor

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

August 1995 - July 1996 (11 months)

Education history

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Present

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Present