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Journals and Books


Méndez, A., and Candelaria, J. F. (2013) Potential Number and Diversity of Nearby Earth-like Planets. [in preparation]


Méndez, A., and Hoehler, T. (2013) Habitability Metrics for Astrobiology. [in preparation]


Méndez, A. (2013) Measuring Terrestrial Habitability. [in preparation]


Méndez, A., González, Z., Jimenez, S. A. (2013) The Visible Paleo-Earth Project: A look from space to the evolution of a habitable planet. [in preparation]

Schulze-Makuch, D., Mendez, A., Fairén, A.G., von Paris, P., Turse, C., Boyer, G, Davila, A.F., and António, M.R.S. (2012) A dynamic scheme to assess habitability of exoplanets. IN: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats, and Astrobiology: Life on Earth and Other Planets (eds.: J. Seckback, S. Kempe, and A. Hanslmeier). [in press]


Schulze-Makuch, D. Head, J. N., Houtkooper, J. M., Knoblauch, M., Furfaro, R., Fink, W.,  Fairén, A. G., Vali, H.,  Sears, S. K., Daly, M., Deamer, D., Schmidt, H., Hawkins, A. R., Sun, H. J., Lim, D. S.S., Dohm, J.,  Irwin, L. N., Dávila, A., Méndez, A., and Andersen, D. (2012) The Biological Oxidant and Life Detection (BOLD) Mission: A Proposal for a Mission to Mars. Planetary and Space Science 67(1), 57–69. [paper link]


Schulze-Makuch, D., Méndez, A., Fairén, A. G., von Paris, P., Turse, C., Boyer, G., Davila, A. F., Resendes de Sousa António, M., Irwin, L. N., and Catling, D. (2011) A Two-Tiered Approach to Assess the Habitability of Exoplanets. Astrobiology 11(10): 1041-1052. [paper link]


Méndez, A. (2007). Planetary Habitability under Dynamic Temperatures on Bioastronomy 2007: Molecules, Microbes and Extraterrestrial Life, K. Meech, M. Mumma, J. Siefert, and D. Werthimer (eds.), Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 420, 239. [paper link]


Méndez, A. (2001). Planetary Habitable Zones: The Spatial Distribution of Life on Planetary Bodies on First Steps in the Origin of Life in the Universe, J. Chela-Flores, T. Owen, and F. Raulin (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 211-214. [book link]


Méndez, A. (1999). Planetary Habitable Zones on Earth and Mars on Astrobiology: Origins from the Big-Bang to Civilization, J. Chela-Flores, G. A. Lemarchand, and J. Oró(eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 303-306. [book link]


Presentations



Méndez, A. (Jan. 23-27, 2012) The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog: New tools and methods for planetary habitability assessments on Planets Around Stellar Remnants in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. [site]


Méndez, A. (Aug. 3-5, 2010) Habitability Metrics for Astrobiology on Revisiting the Habitable Zone: A NAI Focus Group Workshop in Seattle, Washington. [site]


Méndez, A. (Apr. 26-29, 2010) Evolution of the Global Terrestrial Habitability During the Last Century on the AbSciCon 2010: Sixth Astrobiology Science Conference in Houston, Texas. [extended abstract]


González, N. and Méndez, A. (Apr. 26-29, 2010) Growth Temperatures and the Global Distribution of Primary Producers on the AbSciCon 2010: Sixth Astrobiology Science Conference in Houston, Texas. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Apr. 26-29, 2010) Studying Planetary Habitability after a NASA Astrobiology Institute MIRS Sabbatical on the AbSciCon 2010: Sixth Astrobiology Science Conference in Houston, Texas. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Dec. 11, 2009) Evolution of the Global Terrestrial Habitability During the Last Century on the PRYSIG 2009 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. [abstract]


Méndez, A. (Oct. 5-9, 2009). Planetary Habitability of the Solar System on the 41st Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. [abstract]


Méndez, A. (Mar. 23-27, 2009). Standard Planetary Habitability (SPH) of Global Land Areas on the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands Texas, LPI Abstract #2333. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Feb. 25-28, 2009). Measuring Planetary Habitability on the Titan Chemistry Workshop 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. [web site]


Méndez, A. (Oct. 23 , 2008). Measuring Planetary Habitability on the SciTeCC 2008 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. [web site]


Méndez, A. (Apr. 14-17, 2008). A Global Planetary Habitability Model on the AbSciCon 2008: Fifth Astrobiology Science Conference in Santa Clara, California. [abstracts book]


Otero, Y., Méndez, A., McKay, C., and Fletcher, L. (Apr. 14-17, 2008). Planetary Habitability Under Dynamic Temperatures on the AbSciCon 2008: Fifth Astrobiology Science Conference in Santa Clara, California. [abstracts book]


Otero, Y., Méndez, A., McKay, C., and Fletcher, L. (Jan. 30, 2008). Planetary Habitability Under Dynamic Temperatures on the Annual Puerto Rico NASA Meeting 2008 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. [abstracts book]


Méndez, A. (Jul. 16-20, 2007). A Planetary Habitability Classification on the Bioastronomy 2007: Molecules, Microbes and Extraterrestrial Life in San Juan, Puerto Rico. [abstract]


Méndez, A. (Mar. 26-31, 2006). The Planetary Habitability Classification on the AbSciCon 2006: Fourth Astrobiology Science Conference in Washington, D. C. [abstracts book]


Méndez, A. (Mar. 13-17, 2006). The Planetary Habitability Classification on the 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in League City, Texas, LPI Abstract #2396. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Feb. 9-12, 2003). A Quantitative Definition of Habitability on the NASA Astrobiology Institute General Meeting in Tempe, Arizona. [abstracts book]


Méndez, A. (Apr. 7-11, 2002). Habitability of Near-Surface Environments on Mars on the AbSciCon 2002: Second Astrobiology Science Conference in Moffet Field, California.


Méndez, A. (Mar. 11-15, 2002). Habitability of Near-Surface Environments on Mars on the 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, LPI Abstract #1999. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Mar. 12-16, 2001). Planetary Habitable Zones: The Spatial Distribution of Life on Planetary Bodies on the 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, LPI Abstract #2001. [extended abstract]


Méndez, A. (Feb. 16, 2001). Planetary Habitable Zones: The Spatial Distribution of Life on Planetary Bodies on the Arecibo Observatory Colloquia in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. [talks]


Méndez, A. (Sep. 18-22, 2000). Planetary Habitable Zones: The Spatial Distribution of Life on Planetary Bodies on the First steps in the origin of life in the universe: Sixth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution in Trieste, Italy. [abstract]


Méndez, A. (Jul. 18-20, 2000) Planetary Microbial Ecology on Mars: Environmental Biophysics of Martian Microenvironments on the Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration in Houston, Texas. Abstract #6176. [abstract]


Méndez, A. (Apr. 3-5, 2000). Planetary Habitable Zones on Earth and Mars on the AbSciCon 2000: First Astrobiology Science Conference in Moffet Field, California.


Méndez, A. (Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 1999). Planetary Habitable Zones on Earth and Mars on the Astrobiology: Origins from the Big-Bang to Civilization: Iberoamerican School of Astrobiology in Caracas, Venezuela.


Méndez, A. (Jul. 19-24, 1999). Biophysical Comparison of the Habitable Zones on Earth and Mars on The Fifth International Conference on Mars in Pasadena, California, Abstract #6197. [extended abstract]