I'm a geographer and I have also a Master’s and a Doctorate degrees in Geography, as well as enough experience in teaching different graduation courses for Geography Bachelors, including some directly linked with environment and development themes, for instance ‘General Geography’ or ‘Brazil’s Geography’, and others applied to environmental conservation analysis, like ‘Hydrographic Basins Management’ or ‘Urban and Regional Planning’.
As Professor, I took part of some research projects basically giving guidance, sharing knowledge and geographical techniques (remote sensing, field mapping, GIS, spatial analysis, cartography) for students engaged on scientific initiation programmes.
I have started my research trajectory in Physical Geography, mapping geomorphological and land use aspects of Itacare, a touristic small city in the 'cocoa region' in south coast of Bahia State in Brazil, including my Master research and after this with other projects about these same aspects.
I continued studying Itacare also as human geographer, with a special look into labour exploitation in the tourism sector, that have deeply affects local people’s life in the last two decades, mainly with precariousness of work, which was my subject of Doctorate.
In the last years I also extended the research in Bahia to a regional scale and to other issue, making a historical-geographical analysis of land reform on the southern coast of State, which examined the spatial distribution of settlements and the implementation process in which the social movements played a fundamental role.
Many of research results were published as articles in journals and conference proceedings, in the areas of Human Geography, Geomorphology, Environment and Tourism Studies, much them in co-authorship with colleagues and students.