Assistant Professor of Geography

Diego Riveros-Iregui received a B.S. in geosciences from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1999), a M.S. in hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota (2004), and a Ph.D. in watershed hydrology from Montana State University (2008).  His research foci include watershed science, forest and soil processes, ecosystem ecology, and human-water-environment interactions.  Before coming to Carolina in 2013, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Colorado (2008-2010) and as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska (2010-2013).  His field studies include subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Colorado, agricultural landscapes of Nebraska and Iowa, and highly impacted sites of the Andes Mountains of Colombia and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.  Riveros-Iregui publishes in journals such as Global Change Biology, Water Resources Research, and Geophysical Research Letters.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.  He teaches courses on hydrology, watershed systems, environmental systems, and field methods in tropical hydrology.  Riveros-Iregui collaborates with scientists in the U.S. and Latin America, and his work is currently supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and a consortium between The World Bank and the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (COLCIENCIAS).


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