1st Brazilian Geoforensic Virtual Workshop

Exploring

advances in

Forensic

Geosciences Geophysics Soil Science Isotopes Gemology Paleontology Palynology GIS

It is with great honor and joy that we announce the 1st Brazilian Geoforensic Virtual Workshop, which will take place between November 30th and December 4th, 2020, in a complete online environment. Supported by the Initiative on Forensic Geology (IUGS-IFG), the meeting will gather national and worldwide forensic geoscientists that plays a major role on their fields of expertise. The goal is to set forth the latest achievements and advancements on Soil Forensics, Forensic Geophysics, Environmental Forensics, Forensic Ecology, Forensic GIS, and Forensic Isotopes. The webinar will held lectures and short courses designed for academics and professionals that iams to improve their knowledge on the subject. Save the date and be our guest on the 1st Brazilian Geoforensic Virtual Workshop!

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UTC-3

nov. 30th

Opening Session

2 p.m.

Ph.D. Fábio Salvador

Federal Forensic Scientist and former Technical and Scientific Director at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (Unesp) and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (USP). Pioneer in the application of Forensic Geology in Brazil.

Sp. Marcos Camargo

Bachelor in Pharmacy at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and Specialist in Public Security Policies at the National Police Academy (ANP). Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police and President of the National Association of Federal Criminal Experts (APCF).

Perspectives of Forensic Geology in Brazil

2:20 p.m.

Ph.D. Fábio Salvador

Federal Forensic Scientist and former Technical and Scientific Director at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (Unesp) and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (USP). Pioneer in the application of Forensic Geology in Brazil.

Soil Forensics in Brazil: Advances and Expectations

3:25 p.m.

Ph.D. Samara A. Testoni

Researcher, Professor and Forensic Consultant in Soil Forensics. Agronomist (UFPR), Ph.D. in Soil Science (UFPR), and former Visiting Researcher at the James Hutton Institute. Experience with several criminal cases.

The need to consider Ethics in Forensic Geosciences

4:50 p.m.

Ph.D. Lorna Dawson

Head of Soil Forensics at the James Hutton Institute (UK), with more than 15 years of work as an expert witness. Advises the UK National Crime Agency on soil trace evidence provision.

dec. 1st

Criminal Forensics in Fossil Trafficking

2 p.m.

Mariana M. P. Albuquerque

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police and Veterinary Physician (USP). Holds a solid experience on forensic analysis of trafficked fossils.

Forensic Geophysics in Brazil

3:25 p.m.

Ph.D. Marcelo L. Bassay Blum

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (UnB) and Ph.D. in Geology (UnB). Experience on mapping forensic and archaeological targets through geophysics. Developer of Forensic Geophysics to the BFP.

Strontium as a forensic isotopic tracer: potential for source assignment

4:50 p.m.

M.Sc. Camilla Vasconcelos Kafino

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (UnB), M.Sc. in Geology (UnB) and current Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Sciences (UnB). Former Head of Environmental Forensics at the BFP.

dec. 2nd

Forensic Palynology at USP: advances and new methodologies applied to Brazilian issues

2 p.m.

Ph.D. Paulo Eduardo de Oliveira

Associate Professor at the Institute of Geosciences of USP. Agronomist (USP) and Ph.D. in Zoology and Botany (OSU). Experience with Micropaleontology, Quaternary Palynology, General Ecology, and studies of Brazilian vegetation.

El Reino Fungi, microevidencia en la escena de crímen

3:25 p.m.

Ph.D. María Cecilia Tranchida

María Cecilia Tranchida currently works at the Instituto de Botánica C Spegazzini, National University of La Plata. María does research in Mycology. Their most recent publication is 'The Mycology as Forensics Tool'.

Interaction of Forensic Geosciences with other disciplines: the case of oil spills in Brazil‘s northeastern coast

4:50 p.m.

M.Sc. Odair de Souza Glória Junior

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police. Chemical Engineer (UFRJ) and M.Sc. in Public Administration (FGV). Experience with Forensic Chemistry, Crime Scene Processing and Team Management.

dec. 3rd

Soil Forensics and Geological Materials through Case Studies

2 p.m.

Ph.D. Rosa Maria DiMaggio

Former Forensic Geologist at the Servizio Polizia Scientifica in Italy. MESc in Volcanology and Petrography at University Sapienza in Rome. Expert in Soil Forensics, working on several high-profile cases and international crimes.

Forensic Gemology in Brazil: Challenges and Advancements

3:25 p.m.

M.Sc. Erich Adam M. Lima

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (UnB) and M.Sc. in Regional Geology (UnB). Solid experience on Environmental Forensics, Forensic Gemology and investigation of illegal mining.

Remote Sensing/Drones in Search and Crime Scene Sampling

4:50 p.m.

Ph.D. Alastair Ruffell

Reader at the Queen's University Belfast (UK). Published over 125 peer-reviewed papers and completed over 130 major consultancy projects, mainly on Geoforensics.

dec. 4th

Perspectives of Forensic Geology in the World

2 p.m.

Ph.D. Laurance Donnelly

Chair of the IUGS-IFG Committee. For the past 17 years, worked on numerous high-profile cases advising the Police as a Forensic Geologist, involving graves and burials searching and advising on geological (trace) evidence.

Forensic Applications of Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy

3:25 p.m.

Ph.D. Duncan Pirrie

Associate Professor of Geology at the University of South Wales and head of the Helford Geoscience LLP. Experienced forensic geologist and consultant, holding more than 100 scientific publications.

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Language: Brazilian Portuguese 

nov. 30th

8 - 12 a.m.

Introduction to Forensic Geosciences (4h)

Ph.D. Fábio Salvador

Federal Forensic Scientist and former Technical and Scientific Director at the Brazilian Federal Police. Geologist (Unesp) and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (USP). Pioneer in the application of Forensic Geology in Brazil.

dec. 1st + 2nd

9 - 12 a.m.

Forensic Statistics for Geological Evidence (6h)

Ph.D. Carlos Conforti Ferreira Guedes

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Geology Graduate Program at UFPR. Geologist (USP) and Ph.D. in Geosciences (USP). Experience with Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Quaternary Geology and Heavy Minerals.

dec. 3rd + 4th

9 - 12 a.m.

Isoscapes: Theory and Practice (6h)

Ph.D. João Paulo Sena Souza

Environmental Manager (UnB) and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (UnB), working as a Visiting Reseacher at UCDavis. Professor at the Department of Geosciences, Unimontes. Experience with isotopic spatial models for biogeochemical and forensic applications.

Ph.D. Fábio José Viana Costa

Federal Forensic Scientist at the Brazilian Federal Police. Veterinary Physician (UFMG) and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (UnB). Currently develops new approaches for Environmental Forensics, such as Forensic Isotopes and XRF.

Deadline: November 27th

fees

Enrolled Students                       BRL 10.00

Non-Students                              BRL 20.00

payment methods

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at geoforenses@gmail.com.

organizing committee

Marcelo Tortolero

President of the UFPel IFG Student Chapter

B.Sc. Matheus Pereira

President of the UFPR IFG Student Chapter

Larissa Bergamini

Vice-President of the UFPel IFG Student Chapter

Heloisa Ligeski

Vice-President of the UFPR IFG Student Chapter

Ph.D. Fábio Salvador

Regional Officer of IFG in Latin America

Sp. Marcos Camargo

President of the National Association of Federal Criminal Experts (APCF)

Daniel Gaby

Web Master of the UFPel IFG Student Chapter

Leonardo Larroza

Vice Secretary of the UFPR IFG Student Chapter

Fábio Batista

Head of IT at the National Association of Federal Criminal Experts (APCF)