José João L.L. de Souza

José João L.L. de Souza
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) | UFV · Departamento de Solos

PhD in Soil Science
Post-Doctor at ICP-MS Laboratory under advisor of Dr. Zeki Billor/Auburn University - US.

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Introduction
José João L.L. de Souza currently works at the Soil Science Department, Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil). José does research in Geostatistics, Pedology, and Geochemistry. His current project are the 'Soil Bank of Minas Gerais State' and the 'Terrantar'.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - November 2019
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • I taught in Pedology and Statistics classes for graduate and undergraduate students. I was the head of the Geosciences Laboratory.
August 2015 - February 2017
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
Position
  • Professor
August 2015 - February 2017
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Courses related to: Soil Geochemistry, Land rehabilitation, Geomorphology, Chemistry of Soil and Soil Classification. I'm teaching for: Agronomy, Geography, Biology, Environmental Enginner, Forest Enginner, Zootechincs
Education
February 2010 - June 2013
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
Field of study
  • Soil Science
July 2008 - January 2010
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
Field of study
  • Soil Science
March 2004 - June 2008

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Publications (51)
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Los enclaves húmedos que aparecen en las cimas de montañas y mesetas son de suma importancia para la región semiárida, ya que son considerados refugios de especies de flora y fauna, así como fuentes de humedad para diversas actividades humanas, ya que tienen un ambiente más fresco y húmedo. clima resultante de los efectos de la altitud. En este con...
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Soils formed on pisoliths and sandstones in the Brazilian semiarid were investigated using a high-resolution depth approach to give pedosedimentary and paleoenvironmental reconstructions of the Late Glacial/Holo-cene pedosequence. Differential erosion favored dissection of an erosion surface that formed isolated plateaus in the Brazilian semiarid....
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Organic matter is incorporated into soil by biological activity, and its preservation depends on composition and organic-mineral interactions. Frost activity, dry and cold climate, and glacial retreat-advance dynamics complexify soil organic matter storage in Antarctica. Byers Peninsula is the largest ice-free area in Antarctica and hosts a high di...
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Termites have global distributions and play important roles in most ecosystems, often with high nest densities and interesting associations with other organisms. Constrictotermes cyphergaster, is a termite endemic to South America, widely distributed and very conspicuous, and has therefore been considered a good model for filling in gaps in general...
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In this chapter, we first describe the global nature of tropical regoliths, showing the remarkable differences with temperate latitudes counterparts. It is shown that most regoliths and subsoils in the tropics are polycyclic and not directly attributable to the present-day climates because of inherited features from past climatic conditions. The Br...
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Acid drainage is one of the most dangerous and costly environmental problems that reduce soil and water quality. Acid drainage begins when pyrite and other sulfides are exposed and, in the presence of oxygen and water, undergo oxidation to form hydrated sulfates. This can occur in tailing piles, sterile or other materials moved by mining activities...
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Weathering is widely used for pedogenesis and soil fertility studies, once it affects several soil attributes. 15 Understanding the intensities of weathering can provide answers for environmental issues, soil and geosciences studies. Recently, there are available geotechnologies (such as geophysics and machine learning algorithms) that can be appli...
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Soil organic carbon (SOC) contents are commonly high in the mountainous tropical soils with wet climates in Southeastern and Southern Brazil, but high SOC soils in the Brazilian semiarid zone are poorly known. The Borborema Plateau represent a complex core of folded and uplifted crystalline rocks with the highest altitudes in the Brazilian semiarid...
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A erosão dos solos é um dos principais problemas ambientais que afeta o país e o mundo. As regiões semiáridas apresentam alto potencial erosivo pois o regime de chuvas concentradas associadas a pouca cobertura vegetal e manejo inadequado das terras, tornam o ambiente susceptível a este fenômeno. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo geral avaliar a...
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Research in global change ecology relies heavily on global climatic grids derived from estimates of air temperature in open areas at around 2 m above the ground. These climatic grids do not reflect conditions below vegetation canopies and near the ground surface, where critical ecosystem functions occur and most terrestrial species reside. Here, we...
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CO2 is an important gas for the biological cycle, as it plays a fundamental role in regulating the planet's temperature. Modifications in ecosystems promote an imbalance in carbon dynamics, causing more significant release into the atmosphere. The Caatinga biome, a dry forest type, has been anthropized since before the beginning of Brazil's coloniz...
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The majority of ornithogenic soils studied in Antarctica focus on the infl uence of penguins, wherever little reports evaluated the infl uence of fl ying birds on soil genesis. This study aimed to characterize the morphologic, chemic, physic, mineralogic, and micromorphologic ornithogenic soil pockets infl uenced by fl ying birds in Snow Island, Ma...
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Sulfurization is a pedogenic process that involves pyrite oxidation and strong soil acidifi cation, accounting for the formation of acid sulfate soils. In Antarctica, acid sulfate soils are related to specifi c parent materials, such as sulfi de-bearing andesites in Maritime Antarctica and pyritized sedimentary rocks in James Ross Archipelago. The...
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Campos rupestres are typical ecosystems of rock outcrops with high biodiversity and endemism, located in Brazilian territory, with vegetation analogous in Africa and Australia. The Campos Rupestres cover deeply dystrophic soils on highlands inserted in Amazon rainforest, Atlantic rainforest, and Cerrado biomes. Despite recognition of Campos Rupestr...
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Campos rupestres are typical ecosystems of rock outcrops with high biodiversity and endemism, located in Brazilian territory, with vegetation analogous in Africa and Australia. The campos rupestres cover deeply dystrophic soils on highlands inserted in Amazon rainforest, Atlantic rainforest and Cerrado biomes. Despite recognition of campos rupestre...
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Texture, base saturation, organic carbon content, and water storage availability of soil are drivers of plant physiognomy and composition of communities. Soil properties in ecotone areas are still poorly studied, and the transition between dry, moist, and semideciduous forests is defined only by climate parameters. The objective of this study was t...
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Research in environmental science relies heavily on global climatic grids derived from estimates of air temperature at around 2 meter above ground1-3. These climatic grids however fail to reflect conditions near and below the soil surface, where critical ecosystem functions such as soil carbon storage are controlled and most biodiversity resides4-8...
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Recent pedological investigation indicated that the presence of sulfides and additions of seabird guano in Maritime Antarctica accelerates the weathering process, but chemical weathering remains little studied, underestimated and underdiagnosed in cold environments. The present work evaluates characteristics of soils and hydrogeochemical processes...
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O presente texto constitui uma narrativa de uma parcela do bioma Caatinga. É produto de um trabalho de campo, realizado de forma interdisciplinar, com o objetivo de explicitar, de forma integrada, as diferentes paisagens que caracterizam o transecto em análise. Metodologicamente, o ponto de partida é a observação da paisagem e a subsequente descriç...
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Este trabalho tem como objetivo compartilhar informações e reflexões sobre as pesquisas científicas geográficas realizadas na Antártica. A abordagem está fundamentada na visão de geógrafos que realizaram expedições antárticas como membros do Núcleo de Pesquisas Terrantar/UFV. Abordou-se sobre algumas possibilidades de regionalização da Antártica. A...
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Multiple waves of dispersion populated South America throughout the late Pleistocene and early Holocene. The oldest rock art and artifacts in Caatinga are dated from 10,000 BP. Besides that, there is no register of ancient activities in soils in Caatinga. Four pedons were taken, described and classified in sites with a high number of artifacts litt...
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Mining is an essential human activity, but results in several environmental impacts, notably the contamination of ground and surface water through the presence of toxic substances such as metals and sulfates in mine drainage. Permeable reactive barriers (PRB) have been applied to remediate this environmental impact, but the high costs associated wi...
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The increasing demand for intermediate covering materials in municipal solid waste landfills stimulates studies for finding alternative materials for this purpose. This study evaluates the use of dregs and grits and of lime mud generated in kraft pulp mills in considerably large volumes as covering materials in municipal solid waste landfills. Emph...
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The present study was developed in a joint partnership with the Brazilian pedometrics community to standardize and evaluate spectra within the 350–2500 nm range of Brazilian soils. The Brazilian Soil Spectral Library (BSSL) began in 1995, creating a protocol to gather soil samples from different locations in Brazil. The BSSL reached 39,284 soil sam...
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Although acid sulfate soils have been previously reported in Maritime Antarctica, no detailed study about the nature of the sulfide oxidation process and its effect on pedogenesis has been carried out to this day. The present study evaluates the soil genesis from Barton Peninsula along two toposequences developed under sulfides in-fluence, emphasiz...
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Work presented at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The Amazon rainforest is considered the most important ecosystem in the world for the global carbon balance due to its high carbon storage in soil and in the vegetation. Unfortunately, there are few studies about organic fraction of its soils. Thus, the present research aimed to quantify the soil organic carbon content (OC) and to analyze its spati...
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South America was populated from multiple waves of dispersion from northeast Asia throughout the late Pleistocene and early Holocene. Anthropic occupation in Caatinga is dated from 20,000 BP. Besides that, there is no register of ancient activities in soils of Caatinga biome. The hypothesis of the study is that ancient anthropic activities were ins...
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The oxidation of sulphides is the most important pedogenetic process in acid sulphate soils from Antarctica. Although sulfate soils have been previously reported, no detailed study about microanalysis and its effect on pedogenesis has been carried out. The present study characterizes mineralogy and microchemistry of acid sulphate soil found in ice-...
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Cyanobacteria is an ancient phylum of oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms found in almost all environments of Earth. In recent years, the taxonomic placement of some cyanobacterial strains, including those belonging to the genus Nostocsensu lato, have been reevaluated by means of a polyphasic approach. Thus, 16S rRNA gene phylogeny and 16S-23S i...
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Os processos e geoformas de domínios periglaciais, juntamente com a presença de permafrost, estão entre os principais elementos geomorfológicos da Antártica Marítima. O relevo tem importante papel na dinâmica e mobilidade dos constituintes do solo. Neste trabalho, foram analisadas as interações pedogeomorfológicas na Ilha Rei George, os processos a...
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A ação neotectônica afeta o perfil de equilíbrio dos rios, alterando a energia dos canais e influenciando diretamente no seu potencial de dissecação. Nesta pesquisa objetivou-se avaliar o controle estrutural, condicionado pelo regime climático úmido, na dissecação do relevo da bacia hidrográfica do rio Glória, Minas Gerais. A área de pesquisa local...
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The influence of environmental factors on the structure and composition of plant communities in the Caatinga is complex and poorly explored. Spatial variation of biodiversity in Caatinga is poorly know and strictly attributed to climatic conditions. We investigated the influence of slags on floristic composition and structure of a shrubby-arboreal...
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The great geological and soil variation in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, indicates the need for regional studies to understand the geochemical background of soils. The Rio Doce Basin became a priority area for geochemical background determination after the rupture of the tailings dam of Fundão in 2015. In this context, the objectives of this s...
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Nitrogen (N) fertilization effects on Eucalyptus growth and soil carbon (C) stocks are still controversial. We set up an N fertilization experiment in southern Brazil to evaluate initial tree growth and changes in soil organic matter (SOM). Four N levels (24–Reference, 36, 48 and 108 kg ha−1 of N) were tested and tree growth was assessed during the...
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Evaluating soil geochemical diversity in the Amazon Basin has been a challenge largely because most study sites have been at the edge of the basin and it is difficult to get samples in such a region. Here we show that even among the most weathered soils, physicochemical soil properties express lithology. Our results are based on topsoil samples col...
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Introdução - Cada vez mais estudos em áreas periglaciais buscam compreender como se desenvolve os processos de intemperismo químico associado a áreas de pinguineira na Antártica. O acúmulo do guano é o principal processo de aporte de matéria orgânica do continente. Ainda existem várias lacunas nos processos de gênese e sistemas de transformação em...
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As baixas disponibilidade de água líquida e temperatura na Antártica condicionam a formação de solos incipientes. Condições climáticas menos severas na Antártica Marítima permitem o maior desenvolvimento de solos, com maior cobertura vegetal e intemperismo químico mais significativo. A Península Barton, localizada na Ilha Rei George (Antártica Marí...
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RESUMO: O Estado de Minas Gerais abriga as treze ordens do Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos, revelando uma diversidade pedológica ímpar. Tal diversidade é atribuída às diferentes condições em que os fatores de formação do solo se encontram e interagem. Entretanto, são poucos os trabalhos que buscam mensurar essas interações. Sendo assim...
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The great variety of coagulants allows for the Water Treatment Stations to seek the best cost-benefit reagent for removing turbidity of raw water. The main objectives of this paper are to study the efficacy of turbidity removal of water captured during drought periods, using Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) and Tanfloc-SL as coagulants, and to create a...
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A grande variedade de coagulantes permite que as Estações de Tratamento de Água busquem pelo reagente com melhor custo benefício para remover a turbidez da água bruta. Os principais objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a eficiência de remoção de turbidez em águas captadas em período de estiagem usando dois coagulantes comerciais, policloreto de a...
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Birds play an important role in sea nutrients return by guano to the land area. Several studies show that significant changes are marked in mineralogical, chemical, physical and morphological original characteristics in soils nested by birds in Marine Antarctic. Considering the different lithologies and climate conditions presented, this study aime...
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Keller Peninsula, located in King George Island, has a typical Maritime Antarctica climatic regime, with higher temperatures and rainfall than other areas in Continental Antarctica. The main outcropping rocks are pyritized andesites, volcaniclastics and basalts. Recent pedological investigation indicated that the presence of sulfides in Keller Peni...
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The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the distribution of tree species in a fragment of submontane seasonal semideciduous forest, a buffer zone in the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, is influenced by geomorphological and weather and soil variables, therefore it can represent a source of information for the restorati...
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The main pedological, geomorphological and cryogenic features of Keller Peninsula, part of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Maritime Antarctica, were mapped and quantified with emphasis on the relationship between the ice retreat process, melt-out, landform development and soil distribution. Moraines, protalus, scree slopes, inactive glacial cirq...

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The Soil Bank of the State of Minas Gerais (BSMG) is a Brazilian organization funded in 2015 and hosted in Soil Science Department – Federal University of Viçosa. The BSMG aims to collect and store soil samples in tropical semiarid, humid and subhumid climates. It also objectives to analyze and map reactivity, soil organic carbon, texture, and the content of heavy metals.