Dr. Pedro Batista
Assistant / Postdoc
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Alewell

Assistant / Postdoc

Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 04 83

Research interests

My main research interest is soil erosion. I focus on spatially-distributed soil erosion models and particularly on means to evaluate them. I am interested on representing the uncertainty of large-scale erosion models and on the observational data used for model testing. I am also interested in a variety of soil erosion and sediment transport monitoring techniques, such as sediment fingerprinting and erosion plot experiments.

Professional Positions

2020 – Today
Assistant / PostDoc, Environmental Geosciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

2018 – 2019
Visiting researcher, Pentland Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom


2019 PhD in Soil Science, Department of Soil Science, Lavras Federal University, Brazil / Pentland Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom,
A critical evaluation of soil erosion models: case studies from Southeast Brazil,

2016 MSc in Soil Science, Lavras Federal University, Brazil
Modelling soil erosion by water and developing river bathymetry interpolation methods in the Upper Grande River Basin, Brazil

2013 BSc in Agronomy, Lavras Federal University, Brazil

Batista, P. V. G., Laceby, J. P., Davies, J., Carvalho, T. S., Tassinari, D., Silva, M. L. N., Curi, N. and Quinton, J. (2021) “A framework for testing large-scale distributed soil erosion and sediment delivery models: Dealing with uncertainty in models and the observational data”, Environemtal Modelling & Software, p. 104961. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.104961.   
Laceby, J. P., Batista, P. V. G., Taube, N., Kruk, M. K., Chung, C., Evrard, E., Orwin, J. F. and Kerr, J. (2021) “Tracing total and dissolved material in a western Canadian basin using quality control samples to guide the selection of fingerprinting parameters for modelling”, Catena, p. 105095. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2020.105095.   
Lima, P. L. T., Naves Silva, M. L., Quinton, J. N., Armstrong, A., Inda, A. V., Batista, P. V. G., Poggere, G. C. and Curi, N. (2020) “Tracing the origin of reservoir sediments using magnetic properties in Southeastern Brazil”, SEMINA-CIENCIAS AGRARIAS. UNIV ESTADUAL LONDRINA, 41(3), pp. 847–864. doi: 10.5433/1679-0359.2020v41n3p847.