Fausto O. Sarmiento, Ph.D., a professor of Geography at the University of Georgia, directs the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory.
Working at the intersection of tropical mountain geographies, he contributes research at the forest transition and other active boundaries, such as the Andean treeline, Andean sustainable development, or the implication of biocultural heritage on Andean sacred sites and indigenous revival.
Dr. Sarmiento has been involved in cultural landscape conservation in the Tropical Andes. He is member of the Commission on Mountain Responses to Climate Change of the International Geographic Union (IGU) and former president of the Andean Mountains Association (AMA). Currently, he is deputy Vice Chair of the Connectivity Conservation and Mountain Biomes of WCPA and member of the Protected Landscape Specialist Group at IUCN. He was chair of the Mountain Geography Specialty Group (MGSG) at the Association of American Geographers (AAG).