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Maria da Glória Motta Garcia


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Geociências (IGC)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated in Geology from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, master's and doctorate in Geochemistry and Geotectonics from the Institute of Geosciences of the University of São Paulo. She was a visiting professor at the Federal University of Ceará, working in the areas of Structural and Regional Geology. She is currently an associate professor at the University of São Paulo and lecturer in the area of Geoconservation. She coordinates the Support Center for Research in Geological Heritage and Geotourism (GeoHereditas), working on geoconservation research aimed at sustainable public policies and protected areas in various regions of Brazil. She was coordinator of the Brazilian Association for the Defense of Geological and Mining Heritage (AGeoBR), term 2020-2022. He is currently the representative for South America of the Working Group on Geological Heritage of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, member of the scientific committee of the UNESCO International Geoscience Program (2020-2024) and member of the International Association for Heritage Protection Geology (ProGEO). She coordinates the project to inventory the geological heritage of the state of São Paulo. In 2020 she won the Monteiro Lobato award, from the Brazilian Society of Geology, for her work in the dissemination of geosciences. In 2021 she published the book Patrimônio Geológico Paulista, a journey through geological time in 50 geosites. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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