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Professor Carlos Manuel Valdés

Carlos Manuel Valdés holds a PhD in Geography from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1993). He has been a contract professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1994-1995) and Carlos III University of Madrid (since October 1998), and a fellow and contract researcher in the Department of Forestry Systems of the National Institute of Agricultural Research (1989-1992 and 1994-1998).

Since 2003 he has been Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research work has included participation in a dozen competitive projects, focused on studies on forest ownership and management in Spain, agro-environmental problems and university facilities in the Community of Madrid. He has been part of multidisciplinary teams for the development of studies on landscape and land management in the Community of Madrid, as well as on the history of forest fires in Spain.

He is principal investigator of the project "Las implicaciones entre producciones cinematográficas y espacio geográfico en España" (January 2009-June 2012), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is currently secretary of the Scientific Advisory Committee responsible for the revision of the National Atlas of Spain (National Geographic Institute; ANEXXI Project). He teaches various subjects of Geography in the degrees of Humanities, Journalism and Audiovisual Communication and Tourism, mainly, as well as several Humanities Courses, focused on environmental and urban issues. He has been a member of the Spanish Society of Forest Sciences (1997-2001), co-director of the PhD program in Humanities (2001-2006) and secretary of the Association of Spanish Geographers (2007-2011). He is currently vice-dean of the Degree in Humanities (since 2010) and deputy director of the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art (since 2009).