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A revista Terræ publica simultaneamente as edições online de 2016 e 2017. As edições impressas acham-se temporariamente suspensas, pois os editores reconhecem que a internet oferece formas mais eficazes para disseminar rapidamente os resultados das pesquisas. As reformulações do periódico objetivam ampliar a abrangência, combinando redução de custos com rapidez de publicação. Cada vez mais a revista consolida a tendência de cobrir temas multidisciplinares que revelem formas de interação das Geociências com as diferentes áreas do conhecimento humano. A edição de Terræ 2017 é inteiramente dedicada ao tema GEOPARQUES.

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Uma vez recuperado o tempo de ausência na web, a edição de Terræ 2018 tornar-se-á uma boa opção para publicação de artigos científicos. O volume deverá reunir contribuições referentes a GEOÉTICA, tema que permite acomodar abordagens diferenciadas que revelem as inter-relações entre a sociedade e os ecossistemas terrestres.

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Chamada de trabalhos/ Call for papers para o Volume 15, 2018

Novas contribuições são aceitas para o volume 2018 de Terræ.

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10/01/2018- 16:31 pm

Chamada de trabalhos/ Call for papers para os eventos:

VIII GeoSciEd 2018 – the 8th Quadrennial Conference of the

International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO)

Geosciences for Everyone –

VIII Simpósio Nacional de Ensino e História de

Ciências da Terra / EnsinoGEO-2018

Geociências para Todos –

Campinas – Sao Paulo – Brazil, July 2018

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Environmental Changes, Natural Hazards and their impacts

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Terrae is devoted to original and update research on geology, geography and environment. In view of the recent catastrophes due to natural hazards, this issue evaluates environmental changes, natural hazards and some of their impacts.

Human communities have always experienced natural hazards, but the devastating impacts of recent calamities, such as the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, the major floods in Pakistan, China, Brazil and Vietnam, as well as the fires in Portugal, Russia, Brazil and the USA, show us they are beyond human control and stress the vulnerability of human life to them. They also reveal that natural hazards strike wealth and poor societies, but the risk of death and the magnitude of their impacts are connected to the lack of appropriate emergency management and the (in)capacity to mitigate the adverse effects. As a consequence, they impose substantial human and economic costs, compromise the development and increase the gap between social groupings.

This issue has four Thematic Contributions, one Scientific Communication and one Report. The first paper evaluated the lead, chromium, copper, zinc and arsenic contents of several food species that comprise part of the population diet in two locations of Ribeira Valley, Brazil, one of them located next to an old smelting plant.

Hydrometeorological disasters of Brazil are analyzed in the second paper in the light of the Sociology of Disasters, considering data of the Civil Defense archives, spanning the period of 2003-2009.

The assessment and management of landslides was focused in the third paper, which presents a methodological approach to elaborate the Municipal Plan for the Reduction of Risks to these events.

Given the central role that education plays in science, the fourth article discusses the importance of the discipline Earth System Science for Geology and Geography courses from a cumulative experience of 12 years in a Brazilian university.

The Scientific Communication shows that changes of some environmental parameters might affect the taxa of microfossils of the Late Quaternary in sediments of Campos and Santos basins of the Brazilian Continental Margin.

A timely discussion about the earthquake registered in Chile in February 2010 is also presented as a report and evaluates the physical characteristics of the area and the causes for the massive destruction and life losses.

We thank the authors for their contribution, the referees for their effort and do hope that these papers can provide a comprehensive approach on the subject.

The 2010 volume of Terrae is composed by two issues: when the review reaches a periodicity of two separated numbers per year, a correction should be made, as a matter of respect with readers. The past published volume 6 of Terrae refers more properly to the years 2007-2009, thus comprising the volumes 4, 5 and 6.

We would like to inform our readers that one of the past issues of Terrae (vol. 3) in fact comprises volumes 3, 4 and 5.

Lucí Hidalgo Nunes


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