Line of research
Benthic ecosystems throughout the Southern Ocean are characterized by being unique and highly diversified, whose structure and function are being threatened by rapid global change and anthropogenic impact. Although many benthic communities show some physiological adaptations to cope with changes, their ability to overcome or at least minimize environmental effects, as well as their resilience, largely depend on various interactions (positive and negative) that occur between organisms.
The questions and objectives of this line of research are oriented towards understanding biological interactions and their modulation in new scenarios marked by environmental changes, habitat degradation, the arrival of invasive species and the loss of native diversity.
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Research group / Biological interactions
A new scientific work explains one of the potential impacts of the climate crisis due to the melting of glaciers. Research published in the prestigious journal Science of the Total Environment reveals how Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), chemical substances that...
The biologist Sandra Marín recently gave the talk “How to cultivate the sea sustainably.” Strengthening the links between the different actors in society, the formation of human capital and the use of technologies were part of the approaches of Sandra Marín,...
The work published in the prestigious journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution aimed to understand the impact of glacial cycles on the diversity patterns and genetic structure of Laevilacunaria antarctica. A territory in very dry, cold conditions and with areas of...