This paper addresses soil erosion, land degradation, geotourism, geodiversity
and geoconservation, carried out by LAGESOLOS members (Laboratory of
Environmental Geomorphology and Soils Degradation), in the last 25 years.
Some sites within 10 states have been surveyed, so far, taking into
consideration different techniques and methodologies, to investigate soil
erosion, such as experimental stations, stakes placed around the gullies, to
monitor their retreat, and currently we have been using modern techniques,
such as VANTs, to monitor gullies and rills. These investigations have led us
to publish over 100 papers, in national and international journals, over 20
books and over 40 chapters in national and international publications, besides
over 100 papers in Brazilian and International Conference and Symposium
proceedings. More recently, we have also been looking at geotourism,
geodiversity and geoconservation, which has led us to understand and to
contribute towards this new field, within Geography; everything in partnership
with Brazilian and oversea researchers.
Keywords: Soil erosion. Land degradation. Experimental station