PhD Candidate


Maria Clara Lopes Paula (University of WA)

Bachelor of Geophysics
Master of Applied Geophysics

Maria Clara Lopes Paula has a Master’s degree in Applied Geophysics (2019) and a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics (2016) from the University of Brasília, Brazil. From 2015, she has been using geophysical methods to mitigate deforestation in Brazilian biomes, especially in those areas of artisanal and small-scale mining. In 2018, Maria started to apply statistical methods to assess their uses in geophysical interpretation. Her work at DARE will focus on environmental area protection using non-invasive techniques.