Department of Geography and the Environment

Samia Aquino da Silva

Research FellowPhD, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brasil

Lab Tech II
Samia Aquino da Silva



Fluvial Geomorphology, Environmental Dynamics, Amazon Fluvial Basin


Samia Aquino da Silva received her bachelor degree in Geography from the Federal University of Acre, Brazil, her masters in Geography from the State University of Maringá, Brazil in 2002, and PhD in Environment Sciences from the State University of Maringá, Brazil in 2007. In 2008, she was awarded with a fellowship from CAPES-Brazil to develop postdoctoral studies at Duke University-NC. She worked as Assistant professor at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil; Laboratory Supervisor at EMBRAPA- National Agency of Agrotechnology Research, Brazil; Research Fellow at the National University of La Plata, Argentina; Adjunct professor at the Department of Geology-East Carolina University, NC; Research Fellow and Lecturer for the Department of Geography and the Environment at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Aquino da Silva research interests are in Earth Sciences with emphasis on fluvial geomorphology, the tropical regions of South America, and impacts of human activities on large fluvial systems. Currently, she is a Lab Tech Supervisor and Research Fellow to the Department of Geography and Environment and conducts fieldwork in large fluvial basins such as the Amazon, Madeira, Paraná and Araguaia .


GRG 396T • Prac In Geoscience Lab Tech

36748 • Spring 2016
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM CLA 3.520

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic description: Aspects of soil geomorphology: soil formation, earth surface processes (erosion, sedimentation, and salinization) soil sustai nability, and landscape interactions in the Mediterranean, Mexico, and t he American Corn Belt. Will explore management and policy, soil interact ions in watersheds, and field and laboratory methods through readings, l abs, and field trips.


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