Line of research
Atmospheric, hydrological and oceanographic stressors derived from climate change and anthropogenic activity on the ocean and cryosphere will affect the structure and functions of the marine ecosystems of southern southern Patagonia and the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP).
This line of research studies the response of pelagic food webs, the dynamics of the Southern Ocean and the impact on the biological carbon pump and its footprint in the sedimentological record as an indicator of variability in the paleoproductivity of ecosystems. At the same time, it focuses on investigating the sensitivity of the changing ocean to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), their recurrence, their toxicity and the observation of new species in the southern system.
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Research group / Pelagic processes
Through various DNA analyses, the presence of a single species of Harpagifer was discovered, contrasting current records. However, there are three highly genetically differentiated groups of the family of these spiny animals present in Patagonia. In the sub Antarctic...
Research recently published in the journal Current Biology determined that, in recent years, these organisms have frequently crossed oceanographic barriers to reach different islands in the Southern Ocean. In 2018, a walk along the Fildes Bay beach on the Antarctic...
“Alguera” portrays the work of Miriam Muñoz, who has been collecting algae since she was 10 years old. The film, made as part of an investigation, won first place in the general category of the 2022 Marine Science Congress. “Alguera” is the name of the...