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
Study reveals that crabs ensure their paternity
Research determined that these species allocate up to 6% of their body weight in seminal material, which is considered very high for vertebrate animals. Paulina Quiroz, Graduate School for Science Faculty UACH. Regularly, and in various species in nature, it is the...
The presence of neurotoxin-producing species is reported in the Magallanes Region
After 11 years of study, a team of scientists detected six varieties of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia in the fjords and channels of Patagonia, one of which is associated with the generation of harmful substances for consumption. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the...
Research determined factors causing large fish mortality in the Comau Fjord in 2021
Scientists highlight the need to study the types of feeding that toxic microalgae have to maintain a bloom for a long time, considering the new environmental variables generated by climate change. During the months of March and April 2021, thousands of salmon died as...