Gota, Pascoal

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I studied touristic market management, but the idiosyncrasies and vicissitudes of tourism studies created and lighted my interest in development issues. In this sense, looking to understand the manifestations of development, I studied rural development and now am joining hands with archeology. In fact, my connection with archeology and historical ecology is a spectrum that had begun in 2014 (time), in the Limpopo National Park (space), one of the conservation area with ongoing landscape changes and the socio-cultural dynamics associated with initiatives aimed only to nature conservation.

From beaches that are generally stereotyped as tourism spaces to forests that are also stereotyped as bush, I try to understand the environment in which we have influence and are influenced by the spectrum and process of interdependence. With archaeologies, historical ecology, GIS, oral history among several approaches and, being PhD student at Uppsala University, my research aims to understand the conservation status of the biocultural heritage in the coastal area of ​​Inhambane province, modeling the forests and biocultural heritage within a process of reconstructing the landscape and vegetation of the province and engaging the locals to stewardship their heritage.

In the Anthropocene, in the era of Crises and Consequences, and especially of Climate Change, understanding the interaction between the locals and the landscape, the idiosyncrasies of the relationship and interaction between culture and nature and the allied aspects in time and space is now more important than ever.