Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Cosmogenic nuclide techniques.
Schaefer, J.M., Codilean, A.T., Willenbring, J.K., Lu, Z-T, Kiesling, B, Fülöp, R-H, Val, P. 2022 Nat Rev Methods Primers 2, 18,

Subduction Zone Dynamics and the Topography of Cordilleran Orogens.
Val, P, Willenbring, JK, 2022, In: Shroder, J.J.F. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 2. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 68–86.

Cyclic sediment deposition by orbital forcing in the Miocene wetland of western Amazonia? New insights from a multidisciplinary approach.
Hoorn, C; Kukla, T; Bogotá-Angel, G.; van Soelen, E; González-Arango, C; Wesselingh, FP; Vonhof, H; Val, P.; Morcote-Rios, G; Roddaz, M; Dantas, EL; Santos, RV; Damsté, JSS; Kim J-H; Morley, RJ, 2022 Global and Planetary Change, 210, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103717

The Miocene wetland of western Amazonia and its role in biogeography.
Hoorn, C; Boschman, LM; Kukla, T; Sciumbata, M; Val, P, 2022 Perspective Article, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/boab098

Landscape evolution as a diversification driver in freshwater fishes.
Val, P.; Lyons, N; Gasparini, N; Willenbring, J; Albert, J 2022 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.788328

Topographic controls on divide migration, stream capture, and diversification of riverine life.

Lyons, N. J.; Val, P.; Albert, J. S.; Willenbring, J. K.; Gasparini, N. M. 2020 Earth Surface Dynamics,

The changing course of the Amazon River in the Neogene: center stage for Neotropical diversification.

Albert, J; Val, P; Hoorn, C. 2018 Neotropical Ichthyology. 16, n.3, doi: 10.1590/1982-0224-20180033

Regional landscape response to thrust belt dynamics: The Iglesia basin, Argentina.

Ruetenik, G; Moucha, R; Hoke, G; Val, P. 2018, Basin Research. 30, 6, 1141-1154

Tectonic control of erosion rates in the southern Central Andes

Val, P; Venerdini AL; Ouimet W; Alvarado P; Hoke GD. 2018 Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 482, 160-170, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.11.0004

Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in Amazonian dwarf cichlids Apistogramma spp. (Peciformes: Cichlidae): uncovering geological influence on Amazonian fish population.

Leitão, CS; Santos, CH; Souza, EM; Val, P; Vilarinho, G; Silva, MN; Val, AL; Almeida-Val, VMF; 2017; Journal of Applied Ichthyology 33, 6, 1196-1199, doi: 10.1111/jai.13490

Reconciling tectonic shortening, sedimentation and spatial patterns of erosion from 10Be paleo-erosion rates in the Argentine Precordillera.

Val, P.; Hoke, GD; Fosdick, JC; Wittmann H. 2016 Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 450, 173–185 doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.015

Erosion of an active fault scarp leads to drainage capture in the Amazon region, Brazil

Val, P.; Silva, CL; Harbor, DJ; Morales, N; Maia, TFA; Amaral, FR. 2014, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 39, p. 1062-1074, doi: 10.1002/esp.3507

Distribuição de knickpoints em bacias de drenagem na região de Manaus (AM) e seu potencial para o estudo neotectônico da paisagem na Amazônia.

Val, P.; Silva, CL; Santos, JM; Morales, N; Harbor, DJ. 2013. Contribuições à Geologia da Amazônia. Vol. 8

Technical Reports and Book Chapters

Geology and geodiversity of the Amazon: Three billion years of history. The Amazon Report (Chapter 1).
Pedro Val, Jorge Figueiredo, Gustavo de Melo , Suzette G.A. Flantua, Carlos Alberto Quesada, Ying Fan, James S. Albert , Juan M. Guayasamin, Carina Hoorn

Selected abstract presentations

(* denotes undergraduate student author)

*Oliveira, P. O.; Val, P. Modelagem numérica aplicada à identificação de soerguimento tectônico na Pré-cordilheira Argentina. Oral.  Geosudeste, Campinas, SP 2019

*Drummond, P. D.; Val, P. Influência climática na morfometria de bacias litorâneas brasileiras. Oral. Geosudeste, Campinas, SP 2019

*Eugênio, A. L.; Val, P. Caracterização geomorfológico-quantitativa e modelagem numérica de zonas de captura de drenagem no sudeste Brasileiro. Poster. Geosudeste, Campinas, SP 2019

Val, P.; Willenbring, J. K. 2019. The tail doesn’t wag the dog: Asymmetry of the Andes orogen driven by the geometry of the subducting Nazca slab. Regional Conference in Geomorphology, Athens 2019

Val, P.; Willenbring, J. K. 2019. Asymmetry of the Andes orogen, geometry of the subducting Nazca slab, and topographic trends across rain shadows. CLAST 2019 Penrose Conference, Juneau AK 2019


Lyons, N.; Gasparini, N.; Albert, J.; Val, P.; Willenbring, J. K. Isolating the conditions of drainage reorganizations and its impacts on species evolution using numerical models. American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2018.


Willenbring, J.; Val, P. Not feeling the buzz: tectonic-not climate-sets mountain heights (Invited Presentation). In: GSA Meeting, 2018, Indianapolis. GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – 2018


Lyons, N. ; Val, P. ; Albert, J. ; Gasparini, N. ; Willenbring, J. K. Stream captures: Dynamics and impacts on biodiversity. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, 2017, Vienna. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018.


Val, P.; Venerdini AL; Ouimet W; Alvarado P; Hoke, GD. Surface uplift governs millennial and decennial erosion rates in the southern Central Andes. Poster presentation, paper #T31A-2890. American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2016


Val, P.; Hoke, GD; Fosdick, JC; Wittmann, H. Dynamics of erosion in a compressional mountain range revealed by 10Be paleoerosion rates. Oral presentation, paper #T12B-04. American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2015 


Val, P.; Hoke, G. D. 2015 Surface uplift of the Frontal Cordillera at 30.5° - 31°S constrained through river profile analysis of the Castaño and Calingasta catchments, south-central Argentina. Poster #311-2 Geological Society of America – Baltimore, MD Meeting. 2015 


Val, P.; Hoke, G. D. Transient fluvial incision and spatial distribution of active rock uplift in the Uspallata-Calingasta-Iglesia Valley, Central Argentina. Poster EP21B-3538. AGU Fall Meeting 2014