My Publications

Recent Papers


Galgano, F. A., 2009. Beach Erosion Adjacent to Stabilized Microtidal Inlets. Middle States Geographer, 42: 18–32.

Galgano, F. A., 2010. Geography of War. In Encyclopedia of Geography, Warf, B. (ed.), Los Angeles: Sage, 3044–3048.

Galgano, F. A., 2010. The Revolutionary War in the Hudson Highlands: Fortifying West Point, 1775–1779. Middle States Geographer, 43: 60–71.

Galgano, F. A., and Krakowka, A. 2010. The Environment’s Influence on Regional Stability and Conflict. The Pennsylvania Geographer, 48 (2): 11–40.

Galgano, F. A. 2011. Geography of National Security. In 21st Century Geography Reference Series, Stoltman, J. (ed.), Sage, pp. 219–229.

Krakowka, A., Hiemel, N., and Galgano, F. A. 2012. Modeling Environmental Security in Sub–Saharan Africa. Geographical Bulletin, 53: 21–38.

Galgano, F. A., 2013. Military Geography. In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Edited by Barney Warf, New York: Oxford University Press.

Galgano, F. A., 2013. Disasters and Conflict: The Ogaden War of 1977. Pennsylvania Geographer, 51 (2): 66–90.

Galgano, F. A. 2013. Water and Conflict: The Evolving Environmental Security Landscape. Middle States Geographer. 45: 29–39.

Recent Presentations at Conferences and Meetings


Galgano, F. A., 2010. Security on the High Seas: A Geographic Perspective of Maritime Piracy. Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., 18 April 2010.

Galgano, F. A. 2010. The Critical Role of West Point and the Hudson Highland’s Geography During the Revolutionary War. Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference. United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 23 October 2010.

Galgano, F. A., 2010. Ungoverned Space in South America`s Southern Cone: Exploitation of the Tri–Zonal Region by Violent Non–State Actors. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographic Society, York, Pennsylvania, 6 November 2010.

Galgano, F. A. 2010. The Strategic Importance of Water. Catholic Relief Services Conference on Global Water Crisis: Conflict and Cooperation, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 9 November 2010.

Galgano, F. A. 2011. Effective Sovereignty and Terrorism in Pakistan’s Tribal Lands. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle Washington, 13 April 2011.

Galgano, F. A., 2011. Environmental Security: Water and Conflict in the Middle East. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 4 November 2011.

Galgano, F. A., 2011. Environmental Security and Trans–Boundary Water Resources. 9th International Conference on Military Geosciences. Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada. 23 June 2011.

Galgano, F. A., 2012. The Sword of Damocles: Sovereignty and Transboundary Watersheds. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, New York, 25 February 2012.

Galgano, F. A. 2012. Water and Conflict: The Evolving Environmental Security Landscape. Annual Meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 3 November 2012.

Galgano, F. A. 2013. The Environment and Security: The Ogaden War of 1977. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles California, 13 April 2013.

Galgano, F.A. 2013. Geography, Geology, and the American Civil War. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 24 October 2013.

Galgano, F. A. 2013. A Climate of Conflict: The Horn of Africa. 10th International Conference on Military Geosciences. Trent Nottingham University, Aviemore, Scotland. 17 June 2013.

Galgano, F.A. 2014. An Environmental Security Index: Assessing the Emergent National Security Landscape. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, 10 April 2014.

Galgano, F. A. 2014. ISIS: The Geography of Ungoverned Space and Effective Sovereignty Doctrine. Annual Meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers, York, Pennsylvania, 24 October 2014.

Galgano, F. A. 2014. Ungoverned Space: ISIS and the New National Security Geography. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, State College, Pennsylvania, 7 November 2014.

Recent Books


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Galgano, F. A., and Palka, E. J. (eds.), 2010. Modern Military Geography. New York: Routledge, 437 pp. [ISBN: 978–0–415–87095–5]

Veregen, Howard. 2009. Goode’s World Atlas. 22nd Edition. Christoferson, R., Galgano, F. A., Marston, S., and Thompson, V., (editorial board), New York, New York: Rand McNally, Inc., 400 pp. [ISBN: 0–528–87753–4]