Giuseppe is investigating Land Use and Land Cover Change in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in particular the agricultural dynamic of shifting cultivation as it relates to forest and forest loss. 


Areas of Interest

  • DRC
  • Congo Basin
  • Agriculture
  • Deforestation
  • Shifting Cultivation
  • Conflict effects on LCLUC
  • Poverty Traps


  • MA
    in Geography, University of Maryland
  • BA
    Double major in Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Tufts University


  • LCLUC dynamics of shifting cultviation in the DRC

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change – Coupled Human and Natural Systems
  • Land Cover – Land Use Change
  • Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes
Fieldwork photo in djolu
4321 Hartwick
Department of Geographical Sciences
g.molinario [at]