Jesus Ochoa Rego

Jesus Ochoa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Production and Landscape at the Faculty of Agronomy at Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Technological University of Cartagena, Spain). He received his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Engineering in University of Cartagena in Spain in 2002. During his doctoral studies, he focused his research on the technology of the production of ornamental native species for semiarid landscape, particularly researching shrubs with ornamental value and its adaptation, with hardening techniques to environmental stress in urban green areas in semiarid climate. He has been active in teaching and research related to Landscape and Urban horticulture since 2006 at Technical University of Cartagena, Spain. He teaches undergraduate and Master level engineering courses at The University of Cartagena. Jesus Ochoa was project leader several international research projects on Historic Landscape and Urban Horticulture. Recently, he has researched and published the use of moisture sensors and electrical conductivity (EC) of soil/substrate as future bet on the precise irrigation management of ornamental species in semiarid urban green areas. He is a member of International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

E-mail: jesus.ochoa(at)upct.es