João José Bigarella, Brazilian geologist (Curitiba 23 September 1923 - Curitiba 05 May 2016)
From Italian and Bohemian descent
Authored 212 works
Performed studies on palaeogeography, sedimentology, geomorphology and stratigraphic correlation
Introduced the concept of colluviums ramps
With M.R. Mourinho. Considerações a respeito dos terraços fluviais, rampas de colúvio e várzeas. Bol. Paran. Geogr. 16-17:153-97, 1965.
Created the term scaled pediplane
Developed a device named stereohelioplanimeter