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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant professor Department of Geography
BSc as Agriculture Eng, MSc Geography GIS, Ph.D Geography Remote sensing from University of Georgia in 2007
Publication in biodiversity and pest control, land use planning, landscape fragmentation, water process in landscape patches. Research in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and South eastern USA
Giraldo studies land use, cover change effects in hydrological process. He analyzes spatial fragmentation of agriculture and urban landscapes and study water dynamics within landscape fragments. In watersheds in the colombian Andes he studies climatic variables in mountain gradients and spatial variation of vegetation. Giraldo teaches general ed courses and specializes in remote sensing, GIS applications to the environment, biogeography and conservation. As a member, he is coordinating activities with campus dining areas to gather and process kitchen organic sub products and turn them into compost to be used in the food garden. This project will decrease the amount of waste campus kitchens produce, and will add one more item to the recycling-reusing activities already done in campus.