Research interests:

I am a geomorphologist currently working with morphotectonic analysis at regional scale. My principle research interest lies in understanding the landscape evolution of different geomorphological features of the world, especially the inter-relationship between tectonics, lithology and Earth surface processes. I combine quantitative and statistical analyses of spatial and temporal data to understand the geomorphological evolution of landscapes.

Career history:

QUALIFICATIONS:
B.Sc. (Geography, UFMG, Brazil – 2011)
M.Sc. (Geography and Environmental Analysis, UFMG, Brazil – 2014)

HONOURS AND AWARDS:
2016: Awarded the British Society for Geomorphology’s Bernie Smith award for best poster presentation at British Society for Geomorphology’s 2016 annual meeting.

2011: Awarded with the distinction of the best work at the Technological Center Foundation of Minas Gerais’s (CETEC) workshop in 2011. My project title was ‘Modeling the spatial distribution of invasive species Limnoperna fortunei, the Golden Mussel, in Minas Gerais’

RESEARCH POSITIONS:

[UFMG]
2012 – 2014: Functional Placement: Monitor, Credit Hours: 20, Exclusive Dedication.
Other information: Monitor of the disciplines “Slope Process and Landforms”, “Tropical Geomorphology” and “Field and Laboratory Techniques for Geomorphology” taught by Prof. Cristina Helena Ribeiro Augustin for Graduation in Geography offered by IGC-UFMG.

2011 – 2012: Functional Placement: Monitor, Scheme: Partial, Credit Hours: 20.
Other information: Monitor of the Specialization in Geographic Information System offered by IGC-UFMG.

2010 – 2010: Functional Placement: Monitor, Credit Hours: 5 Regime: Partial
Other information: Monitor of the discipline “Geomorphology” taught by Prof. Roberto Célio Valadão for Graduation in Geography offered by IGC-UFMG.

2009 – 2009: Functional Placement: Contributor, Hours: 10, Duration: Partial
Other information: Collaborative research project "Riverhead Conservation Units of Belo Horizonte-MG: Survey and Environmental Characterization," coordinated by researcher Miguel Fernandes Felippe at IGC-UFMG.

2008 – 2010: Functional Placement: Contributor, Hours: 10, Duration: Partial
Other information: Contributor of the research project "The Use of Geographic Information System in Morphometric and Morphological Analysis of Drainage Basins in the southern Espinhaço Range – MG" under the coordination of Prof. Braulio Fonseca Magalhães at IGC-UFMG.

[Technological Center Foundation of Minas Gerais – CETEC]
2010 – 2011: Type of contract: Scientific Initiation Scholarship, Credit Hours: 20, Duration: Partial.
Other information: Scholarship for the project: "Modeling the spatial distribution of invasive species Limnoperna fortunei, the Golden Mussel, in Minas Gerais".

Active research projects:

Title: Spatial variations in landscape evolution in a post-orogenic setting
Summary: That post-orogenic landscapes in continental interiors maintain significant relief many millions of years after mountain building has ceased, remains enigmatic in our understanding of landscape evolution. Rates of denudation are known to vary primarily with topographic relief worldwide, yet post-orogenic landscapes characterised by high relief are often found to have low denudation rates. This project seeks to determine why the post-orogenic landscape of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF), Brazil, is able to maintain high relief, by measuring rates of denudation and performing quantitative analysis of the topography. The QF is an important mineral province and thus its landscape history has economic relevance for managing these valuable resources, which may also be redistributed by surface processes. The landscape that has previously been interpreted as both being ancient and rejuvenated.

Recent publications:

CAMPOS, MÔNICA DE CÁSSIA SOUZA ; PEIFER, DANIEL ; CASTRO, PAULO DE TARSO . The ShearStress importance on the spatial distribution pattern of the invader Limnoperna fortunei in the Upper Paraná River Basin. – An assessment based on the Spatial Distribution Models. Biota Neotropica (Online. Edição em Inglês), v. 16, p. 1-12, 2016.

AUGUSTIN, C. H. R. R. ; FONSECA, B. M. ; BEZERRA, D. P. . Análise de perfis longitudinais na bacia hidrográfica do Alto Jequitinhonha – Serra do Espinhaço Meridional/MG. Revista Territorium Terram, v. 1, p. 2-8, 2013.

BEZERRA, D. P.; PERSANO, C. . River profiles and landscape evolution of mountainous regions in intraplate settings. In: British Society for Geomorphology’s 2016 annual meeting, 2016, Plymouth. British Society for Geomorphology’s 2016 annual meeting, 2016.

FERREIRA, C. L. ; BEZERRA, D. P. ; MESSIAS, R. ; AMONI, P. ; AUGUSTIN, C. H. R. R. . Análise Pedológica, Geomorfológica e Estratigráfica de uma Toposequência do Córrego Chiqueiro, Complexo Gouveia, Minas Gerais. In: XV Simpósio Brasileiro de Geografia Física Aplicada – SBGFA, 2013, Vitória. XV Simpósio Brasileiro de Geografia Física Aplicada – SBGFA, 2013. v. 1.

BEZERRA, D. P.; CAMPOS, M. C. S. . O PAPEL DO VIGOR ENERGÉTICO DA DRENAGEM NA DISTRIBUIÇÃO DO MEXILHÃO DOURADO (LIMNOPERNA FORTUNEI): MODELAGEM DE NICHO ECOLÓGICO. In: 9º SINAGEO – Simpósio Nacional de Geomorfologia, 2012, Rio de Janeiro. 9º SINAGEO – GEOMORFOLOGIA E EVENTOS CATASTRÓFICOS: passado, presente e futuro, 2012. v. 1.

FONSECA, B. M. ; BEZERRA, D. P. ; AUGUSTIN, C. . MAPEAMENTO DE UNIDADES GEOMORFOLÓGICAS NA BORDA NORDESTE DO QUADRILÁTERO FERRÍFERO – MG. In: 9º SINAGEO – Simpósio Nacional de Geomorfologia, 2012, Rio de Janeiro. 9º SINAGEO – GEOMORFOLOGIA E EVENTOS CATASTRÓFICOS: passado, presente e futuro, 2012. v. 1.

CARVALHO, A. ; BEZERRA, D. P. . REFLEXOS DA EXTRAÇÃO DE AREIA NA MORFOLOGIA DO RIBEIRÃO DOS MACACOS-MG, ENTRE 1989 E 2010. In: 9º SINAGEO – Simpósio Nacional de Geomorfologia, 2012, Rio de Janeiro. 9º SINAGEO – GEOMORFOLOGIA E EVENTOS CATASTRÓFICOS: passado, presente e futuro, 2012. v. 1.