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 is pioneering of its kind, given that for the first time the levels of microplastics in the sea, in sediments and in microorganisms were estimated. A recent publication in the prestigious scientific journal Science of The Total Environment showed that 60%...
Eight research groups set out to study Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs.) The preliminary results of the campaign confirm the importance of the study area as sensitive, biologically productive and highly biodiverse marine environments. ICEFAN is the name of the...
Through five stories, the work - which is aimed at boys and girls between 7 and 11 years old and reading mediators - seeks to raise awareness of the importance of microalgae in the fjords of Patagonia. An ichthyosaur that keeps asking about life in the oceans. A...