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
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...
With the help of an algorithm that took more than two years to be created, a new study describes for the first time that, like other baleen whale species, this cetacean produces songs. The research, led by the Chilean researcher Diego Filun, was published in the...
New study addresses the transformations that navigation practices have experienced in Cape Horn in recent decades
The research seeks to account for the transformation processes on navigation modes in the area, linking the evolution of extractivist fishing activity as the main agent of change. In order to understand a practice that has historically articulated social life in Cape...