ADDRESS

Departamento de Engenharia Geológica, Escola de Minas
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Campus Morro do Cruzeiro s/n - Bauxita

Ouro Preto - Minas Gerais 35400-000

CONTACT

pval@ufop.edu.br

+55 (31) 3559-1879

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La La Land - Learning about life and Landscapes

Life and Landscapes

That species evolution is affected by past geologic events is well known. However, we know very little about mechanistic links between landscape and species evolution. 
I have recently started investigating Landscape-Species relationships using published databases on aquatic species distribution and topographic and hydrologic analysis.

AMERICAS

Collaborative research with Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Tulane University; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA); Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
• Constrain the timing of major river capture events in Eastern Amazon using cosmogenic nuclides and luminescence dating;
• Use fish genetics to determine if river captures influence biological processes of speciation, extinction, and dispersal.