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
The research, published in the prestigious Scientific Report Magazine, revealed critical sectors in relation to the genetic diversity of the algae Macrocystis pyrifera. With the aim of knowing how changes in marine biodiversity are structured, in particular of the...
Various international investigations on this phenomenon were published in the prestigious scientific journal Progress in Oceanography. Seeking to explain how the presence of Harmful Algae Blooms, also known by its acronym HABs, can generate various negative effects in...
Research recently published in the journal Aquatic Conservation estimated that there were just over 2,000 individuals. “This is a very low number compared to other species of the same genus,” says marine biologist Dr. Luis Bedriñana-Romano, who led the scientific...