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Diego Riveros-Iregui

UNC-Chapel Hill

Diego Riveros-Iregui is the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Geography and the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research group investigates ecohydrology, forest and soil processes, and landscape responses to environmental change. He has worked in watersheds across the U.S. and Latin America, including conifer forests of the Rocky Mountains, prairies, temperate forests, urban watersheds, volcanic islands, tropical highland forests, and tropical alpine grasslands. Riveros-Iregui holds a B.S. in geology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, an M.S. in hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in watershed hydrology from Montana State University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder and an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska prior to moving to UNC in 2013. He is recipient of the J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First-Year Students, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award, and UNC’s Faculty Award for Global Excellence.


Bio created March 2024