Mario A. Giraldo Ph.D. trained in remote sensing GIS applications to environmental geography in issues of ecological forecasting, geospatial analysis, global change, water, biogeography and agriculture. Dr. Giraldo has more than 12 peer review publication as first author in national and international journals. His international experience includes directing a study abroad program with 11 faculty members and 85 students in Spain and conducting research in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico. Dr. Giraldo current research interest includes ecological analysis in suburban ecosystems, resilience in natural ecosystems and native vegetation for water conservation in South Western USA.

Currently serve as member of the CSUN faculty senate, also as member of the CSUN president's advisory committee for community engagement. Served as faculty associated to the Institute for Sustainability for 4 years where he developed a service learning project with more than 500 students and 13 classes contributing to CSUN campus biodiversity and zero waste goals. Served as faculty leader of the GE path Principles of Sustainability a faculty learning community with over 12 faculty members teaching sustainability and served as faculty mentor in the Data Champions program under the office of undergraduate studies. Recently,

He received the 2018 CSUN Visionary Service Learning Award and the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Best practice award.

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  • Ph.D. 2007, University of Georgia
  • M.Sc. 2003, University of Georgia
  • Agr Eng 1996, Agronomist Caldas State University Colombia

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mario.giraldo@csun.edu

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