The Earth’s scenery inspires me for the same reason people travel all over the world to see stunning landscapes. Also, I am intrigued by the processes that interact to create, sustain, and modify these landscapes through time.
I specialize in Tectonic Geomorphology and use cosmogenic isotopes (in-situ and meteoric) to build inventories (primarily Be-10, Al-26, C-14, and Ne-21) that serve as paleo and modern proxies of erosion rates as well as chronological constraints for dating landscape features from hundreds to millions of years. The foci of my research are the interactions between tectonic, climatic, and surface processes and their individual contributions to the evolution of landscapes and the mass balance involved with a focus on mountain ranges and lowlands.
I'm an Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Please contact me if you're interested in my work or want to chat about landscapes.
POSITIONS AND EDUCATION
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF OURO PRETO
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO
PhD Fellow (Funded by CAPES)
WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY
Exchange Student (funded by CAPES-FIPSE)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO AMAZONAS
BS in Geology