Assistant Professor of Geography
Carolina Hall 327
(919) 962-6814 (phone)
Diego Riveros-Iregui received a B.S. in geosciences from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a M.S. in hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in watershed hydrology from Montana State University. His research interests include watershed science, forest and soil processes, ecosystem ecology, and human-water-environment interactions. He joined UNC in 2013, where he is now an associate professor of Geography. Prior to his time at UNC, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Colorado and as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska. His field studies include highly impacted alpine grasslands in the humid, tropical Andes of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Riveros-Iregui publishes in journals such as Global Change Biology, Water Resources Research, and Geophysical Research Letters. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. At UNC he teaches courses on physical hydrology, watershed science, environmental systems, and field methods in physical geography. He has received numerous awards, including the J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First-Year Students, and the National Science Foundation Early Career Award.