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Cristiano Mazur Chiessi


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Cristiano M. Chiessi holds a BSc (2001) in Geology from the Institute of Geosciences (IGc), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, a MSc (2004) in Geosciences (emphasis on Sedimentary Geology) from the IGc USP, and a PhD (2008) in Natural Sciences (emphasis on Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology) from the University of Bremen, Germany. Between 2008 and 2009, he developed a post-doc research project in the fields of Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). He is currently Associate Professor (2) at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) from USP, leader of the Paleoclimate subgroup of the Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Center (INCLINE) from USP, from the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Laboratory (P2L) from EACH, member of the Center for Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry Research (CPGeo) from IGc, and holds a research productivity scholarship (1C) from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) and of the Science Framework Working Group of the 2050 Scientific Ocean Drilling (International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)). He was a member of the Science Evaluation Panel of IODP and of the Working Group 1 (Scientific basis of climate change) from the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC). He is an expert in Geosciences, with special focus on Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology and Climate Change, and the main research topics addressed by him are: abrupt climate change, meridional overturning circulation, multidecadal climate variability, South American monsoon system, carbonate and bulk sediment geochemistry, Late Quaternary, South America, and South Atlantic. During his career, he interacted with more than 400 researchers through co-authorships in scientific manuscripts. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
Las lluvias, la erosión y la represas moldearon el río São Francisco en Brasil durante los últimos 90.000 años 
Rain, erosion, and dams have shaped the São Francisco river over the last 90,000 years 
Storms in the Ice Age 
Tempestades en la Edad de Hielo 
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