Professor Mike Fullen, Professor of Soil Technology in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, and an expert in Soil Science, has been supervising a joint PhD project which focuses on geotourism and footpath erosion in Ubatuba, Brazil.
Three Professors looked at the impact of soil erosion by studying two trail surveys – the Agua Branca Trail and the Sete Praias Trail – with the research findings assisting the local authorities to improve the management of the State Park, whilst also increasing tourists’ awareness of the environmental consequences of their actions.
The research work recommended that local authorities could publicise the importance of geoconservation through the creation of outdoor displays, written in Portuguese and English, which are currently being rolled out across the National Park.
Prof. Dr. William Ribeiro
Coordenador de Pós-Graduação
Profª. Drª. Carla Madureira
Vice-Coordenadora de Pós-Graduação