Federal University of Minas Gerais

The rocks that outcrop today act as recorders for ancient life, chemical, atmospheric and paleogeographic conditions. My main goal as a scientist is to try to read this record through isotope and geochemical tools. These tools provide the clues to reconstruct Earth’s paleogeography, paleochemistry and life and how they are interconnected, and to understand the feedbacks between all of Earth’s cycles and how we affect the planet and vice-versa.


Caxito, F. D. A., Santos, L. C. M. D. L., Ganade, C. E., Bendaoud, A., Fettous, E. H., & Bouyo, M. H. (2020). Toward an integrated model of geological evolution for NE Brazil-NW Africa: The Borborema Province and its connections to the Trans-Saharan (Benino-Nigerian and Tuareg shields) and Central African orogens. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 50(2).

Amaral, L., de Andrade Caxito, F., Pedrosa-Soares, A. C., Queiroga, G., Babinski, M., Trindade, R., … & Chemale, F. (2020). The Ribeirão da Folha ophiolite-bearing accretionary wedge (Araçuaí orogen, SE Brazil): new data for Cryogenian plagiogranite and metasedimentary rocks. Precambrian Research, 336, 105522.

Caxito, F. D. A., Uhlein, G. J., Uhlein, A., Pedrosa-Soares, A. C., Kuchenbecker, M., Reis, H., … & Vieira, L. C. (2019). Isotope stratigraphy of Precambrian sedimentary rocks from Brazil: Keys to unlock Earth’s hydrosphere, biosphere, tectonic, and climate evolution. In Stratigraphy & Timescales (Vol. 4, pp. 73-132). Academic Press.

Uhlein, G. J., Uhlein, A., Halverson, G. P., Stevenson, R., Caxito, F. A., Cox, G. M., & Carvalho, J. F. (2016). The Carrancas Formation, Bambuí Group: a record of pre-Marinoan sedimentation on the southern São Francisco craton, Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 71, 1-16.

Caxito, F. A., Uhlein, A., Dantas, E. L., Stevenson, R., Salgado, S. S., Dussin, I. A., & da Nóbrega Sial, A. (2016). A complete Wilson Cycle recorded within the Riacho do Pontal Orogen, NE Brazil: Implications for the Neoproterozoic evolution of the Borborema Province at the heart of West Gondwana. Precambrian Research, 282, 97-120.