Department of Geography & GIS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 115
Greeley, Colorado 80639
Office: Candelaria 2200B
Phone: (970) 351-2777
Fax: (970) 351-2890
Office Hours: TR 12:30 – 1:45 pm or email for appointment
Dr. Salo is a broadly trained geographer who uses geospatial techniques to investigate how humans influence the natural environment. She earned a PhD Ecology from Colorado State University, M.A. in Geography from Appalachian State University, and a B.A. in Geography from the State University of New York at Geneseo, her. Her recent research focuses on developing geospatial methods and tools to map the location and condition of riparian ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains.
Dr. Salo is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and has many years of experience in the GIS industry where she applied her knowledge to water resources, natural resources development, environmental science, rural health, and conservation projects. Dr. Salo has been working with a team from Colorado State University, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Google to develop new geospatial tools and methods to interpret patterns in natural gas concentrations that are detected by moving vehicles, to learn more about this project, read CSU’s article.
In her spare time, she can be found outside, either gardening in her backyard or running, biking or hiking through the mountains on Colorado.