I was born and raised in Manaus, a 2+ million people city in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
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 and Process 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 rock type and 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.
As a native of the Amazon region, one of my career goals is to contribute to the understanding of the formation and evolution of its landscapes.
Please contact me if you're interested in my work or in learning more about the group.
POSITIONS AND EDUCATION
CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
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