Ingeniería Comercial USM



Doctor of Geography


Environmental Assessment, Analysis, Planning and Management
Water System Sustainability and Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Economic Planning and Public Policies


Academic Director, Master’s Program in Water Management – Master’s Degree in Water Management
Professor, Commercial Engineering Department


Professional Certification Workshop II
Economic Planning
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics


Patricio Rubio R.

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Barcelona, Spain


A professor in USM since 2014 and a tenured professor of Universitat de Barcelona from 1997 until the present. Participates in the areas of environmental assessment, analysis, planning and management; geo-ecology and systems theory; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; economic planning and public policies at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels. Author of several books, scientific papers and informative publications. Doctoral and master’s thesis director and Consultant/Advisor of public and private organizations in Europe and Chile.


  • Ph.D. in Geography, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • B.Sc. in Geography, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • B.Sc. in Geography, Catholic University of Chile.


  • De la Barrera, F.; Rubio, P.; Banzhaf, E. The value of vegetation cover for ecosystem services in the suburban context Urban Forestry &  Urban Greening 16 110–122 2016 ISI/Elsevier RG Journal Impact: 3.10
  • Valenzuela, L. O; Valderrama, S.M.; Yanine, F.; Rubio, P. R; Gertosio, J.T. “A Sustainable Performance Measurement System for the Chilean Wine Industry’s Supply Chain”  Academy of Wine Business Research (AWBR) 9 437-456 2016 Emerald-publishing. SCOPUS CiteScore: 1.55
  • González, I.; Neaman, A.; Rubio, P. Cortes, A. Spatial distribution of copper and pH in soils affected by intensive industrial activities in central Chile. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 14 (4) 943-953 2015 SCielo Journal Rank Google Scholar h5 index: 19
  • González, I.; Neaman, A.; Cortes, A.; Rubio, P. Effect of compost and biodegradable chelate addition on phytoextraction of copper by Oenothera picensis grown in Cu-contaminated acid soils Chemosphere 95 111-115 2014 ISI/Elsevier RG Journal Impact: 2.74
  • Schulte, L.; Peña, J.C.; Burjachs, F.; Carvalho, F.; Llorca, J.; Julià, R.; Lomax, J.; Schmidt, T.; Rubio, P.; Losada, J.; Veit, H Solar forcing and atmospheric control of paleoflood dynamics in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland European Geosciences Union. Geophysical Research Abstract 16 41-40 2014 Copernicus Journal metrics. h5-index value: 66h5-index 66