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.
From our database you can access different scientific publications of this and other research groups of the IDEAL Center.
Research group / Pelagic processes
Bilateral expedition will study the Última Esperanza fjords
Scientists from Chile and Germany will investigate the low oxygen levels in the area, in addition to reconstructing the geological history of the place and analyzing the variations it has experienced due to the effects of climate change. From January 28 to February...
New oceanographic instrument will allow detecting the presence of harmful algae in Patagonia and Antarctica
The equipment acquired by the IDEAL Center will contribute to filling an information gap on the appearance and characteristics of these organisms at high latitudes. Phytoplankton is a key element in the food web of the world's aquatic ecosystems, since it sustains...
Unpublished study will analyze connectivity between ice, snow and water ecosystems in Antarctica
Research is especially relevant in a context of climate change, considering the increase in the melting of ice on the white continent. Antarctica is a continent with great biological activity. Not only is there a wide network of larger organisms that interact with...