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Areas of Interest
- Human-Environment Interactions
- Latin America
- PhD, Geography, Clark University, 2000
- MA, Geography, University of Georgia, 1992
- BA, Geography, Clark University, 1988
- Environmental Systems: Climate and Vegetation
- Applied Hydrology
- Water Resources and Water Problems
- Topics in Water Resource Management
- Development of Geographic Thought
- History and Nature of Geography
- Synoptic Climatology
- Field Studies in Geography - Guatemala
- Geography of Climate Change
- Cultural and Political Ecology
- Nature and Society
- Practical Meteorology
- Holder, Curtis D. and Cerian Gibbes. 2017. Influence of leaf and canopy characteristics on rainfall interception and urban hydrology. Hydrological Sciences Journal 62(10): 182-190.
- Holder, Curtis D. 2017. Coping with class in science. Science 355(6325): 658.
- Holder, Curtis D. 2007. Leaf water repellency of species in Guatemala and Colorado (USA) and its significance to forest hydrology studies. Journal of Hydrology 336(1/2): 147-154.
- Holder, Curtis D. 2004. Rainfall interception and fog precipitation in a tropical montane cloud forest of Guatemala. Forest Ecology and Management 190(2/3): 373-384.
- Holder, Curtis D. 2003. Fog precipitation in a cloud forest of the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Hydrological Processes 17(10): 2001-2010.
Honors and Awards
- President's Volunteer Service Award (2015) from the Corporation for National & Community Service
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (1992) awarded by the University of Georgia
- Citizen Activist Award (1988) awarded by the Citizen Action Network, Worcester, MA
Volunteer and Service
- Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
- Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Biometeorology
- Vice Chancellor Review Committee
- Lead Volunteer, Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado
- Peace Corps Response Volunteer - El Salvador (2014)
- Peace Corps Volunteer-Guatemala (1988-1990)