Lagos travels to the prehistoric world of Brazil's dinosaurs

The event is free to enter, but it is suggested that you register

«A fascinating journey into the prehistoric world of Brazil’s dinosaurs». This is what promises the lecture by Professor Ismar Souza Carvalho, a world-renowned paleontologist with a vast academic career, this Wednesday, April 3rd, starting at 18:30 pm, at the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos.

The motivation for Professor Ismar Carvalho to come to Lagos is clear.

«My main motivation is to visit the Centro Ciência Viva in Lagos. The education and dissemination activities of the different Ciência Viva Centers are a great international reference for the popularization of sciences,” she says.

Ismar Souza Carvalho also comes to the Algarve to share scientific knowledge.

«Our geological history is connected through Atlantic relations. The origin of the Atlantic appears as an extremely important event for extinction and evolution events that equally affected Portuguese and Brazilian faunas. Furthermore, we have some Late Cretaceous marine fossils that belong to the same species. Another important aspect is the terrestrial fauna represented by dinosaur footprints, whose form of preservation are important elements for paleoenvironmental interpretation», he adds.

From this collaboration, the academic hopes «to be able to learn about the best practices for scientific dissemination through the model adopted by the Centro Ciência Viva Lagos and to enable partnerships with Casa da Ciência – UFRJ, an institution that promotes the popularization of Science in Rio de Janeiro» .

The event is free to enter, but we suggest you register by email at [email protected]

Ismar de Souza Carvalho has a degree in Geology from the University of Coimbra (1984),

Master in Geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1989) and PhD in Geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1993). He is currently a full professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Post-doctorate from Universidade Estadual Paulista (1999).

Director of the Casa da Ciência – Cultural Center for Science and Technology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he is also an Associate Researcher at the Geosciences Center at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Geology and Editorial Board of Fossils magazine. Member of the body of scientific reviewers of the Brazilian Geological Heritage Program – PPGB, of the Geological Survey of Brazil. He has experience in the area of ​​Geosciences, with an emphasis on Stratigraphic Paleontology, working mainly on the following topics: Cretaceous, paleoecology, paleontology, geology and sedimentary basins. CNPq 1 A scholarship holder and participant in the Scientists of Our State Program – FAPERJ.