Barreto Orta, Maritza, Ph.D

(787) 764-0000 ext. 85122


2012 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (seed money). A geomorphological assessment of eolianites and beach rock components in beaches at north-central coast of Puerto Rico: as an indicator of sea level retreat event. $38,000/2 yrs

2011 The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, Understanding our coast, $10,000., Informal Science Project.

2010 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, Social Science College: A spectral definition of coastal and urban components using spectrometry. $5,000.00. Seed money. Pi Maritza Barreto

2010 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): A geomorphologic assessment at Beaches….. using imagery analysis (1962-2008) and beach profiling techniques(2009-2010): Law # 100. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Pi Maritza Barreto, $26,000

2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrating Theory with Practice through Internships in the Geosciences: a University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Track 1, Initiative, PI Jorge Ortiz; Co-Pi Maritza Barreto, Co-Pi Rafael, Rios, Co-Pi Olga Mayor

2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF DRL-0638966, NSF Informal Sciences, Citizen Science Laboratory (CiLab) at Hacienda La Esperanza Reserve, PI Conservation Trust. Invited Scientist: Maritza Barreto, project Understanding coastal process at La Hacienda Esperanza at Manatí, Puerto Rico,see:

2008 National Science Foundation (NSF), Grant# 0801577 IGERT Natural-Human System in the urbanizing tropics, PI Rafael Ríos, Co-PIs, Gabriel Moreno Viqueira, Maritza Barreto, Jess Zimmerman, Nicholas V. Brokaw, Budget $596,042 (2008-2009- 1 year) , budget for 5 years


Morelock, J., Ramirez, W. Barreto, M, 2010, Puerto Rico, chapter in Encyplopedia of World‘s Coastal Landforms: Pergamon Press, Australia, Bird editor.

Morelock, J. and Barreto, M., 2003, An update of coastal erosion in Puerto Rico: Shore and Beach, v.71 n.1, p 7-12.

Barreto, M., Natural Resources, Chapter 3, Geography of Puerto Rico:Santillana Editors. , 2003

Barreto, M., Colón J., 2002, Queen conch Geographic Information System for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island waters. Caribbean Fisheries Management Council, NOAA. Technical Report CFMC .

Norat, J., Matei, H., Barreto, M., 2002, Rio La Plata water quality studies using Remote Sensing techniques (LANDAT ETM),

Morelock, J., Capella, J., García, J.R. and Barreto, M. 2000. Puerto Rico – Seas at the Millennium. In: Sheppard, C.R.C. (ed.) Seas at the Millennium. Oxford Press, London.


2012 Invited to participate in the design and teaching of workshops to K-7 to K-12 teachers in Geosciences subjects. Supported by Education Department of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

2012 Member of research committee of students from IGERT Program, UPR Rio Piedras Campus.

2011 to present Mentor of student from INAS program “Strengthening UPR-RP Through the Development of Research Based- Academic Culture”, Department of Education -Title V Undergraduate University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

2009 to present Student mentor in Geosciences project, UPR Rio Piedras (Coastal and geomorphology projects)

2005-2009 Student Academic orientation, Geography Department

2006-2009 Mentor of research thesis, Planning School, UPR Rio Piedras

2007 Study of Research Profile at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus,

2006-2007, for evaluate risk vulnerability in research activity in University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Report request by Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Rio Piedras Campus.

2003 to present Member of Personal Committee, Geography Department, UPR Rio Piedras

2005 Member of Personal Committee, Social Science College, UPR Rio Piedras

2005 Member of Evaluator Committee, Research Institute, UPR Rio Piedras