Rodolfo V. García

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We investigate a Mexican federal program that compensates landowners for forest protection. We use matched controls from the program applicant pool to establish counterfactual deforestation rates. Deforestation was reduced by 50% in enrolled parcels, but expected average clearing rates without the program were low (0.8% per year), suggesting modest total(More)
PURPOSE Flattening filter free (FFF) beams generated by medical linear accelerators have recently started to be used in radiotherapy clinical practice. Such beams present fundamental differences with respect to the standard filter flattened (FF) beams, making the generally used dosimetric parameters and definitions not always viable. The present study will(More)
A new lithostrotian sauropod, the small-sized Overosaurus paradasorum n. gen et sp. from the Anacleto Formation (Campanian, Late Cretaceous, Neuquén Group, Patagonia, Argentina) is here described. The specimen (MAU-Pv-CO-439) consists of a fully articulated vertebral series from the 10th cervical to the 20th caudal vertebra, the last cervical ribs, several(More)
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs are likely to expand in developing countries under international agreements to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, but empirical evidence on possible environment-poverty tradeoffs is extremely limited. We investigate two dimensions of impacts for a federal program in Mexico that(More)
This paper develops a proposal for designing a SCADA system for the supervision of a photovoltaic generation system using IEC 61850 and ISA S101 international standards, and industrial communication protocols such as Modbus TCP and OPC. The complete description of the elements of the generating system and communication architecture for this, based on the(More)
This work discusses a new approach for ataxia SCA-2 diagnosis based on the application of independent component analysis to the data obtained by electro-oculography in several experiments carried out over healthy and sick subjects. Abnormalities in the oculomotor system are well-known clinical symptoms in patients of several neurodegenerative diseases,(More)
Precedent studies have found abnormalities in the oculomotor system in patients with severe SCA2 form of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA), including the latency, peak velocity, and deviation in saccadic movements, and causing changes in the morphology of the patient response waveform. This different response suggests a higher degree of statistic(More)