Line of research
Coastal communities, indigenous peoples and small-scale fishers around the world depend on the ocean for their livelihoods, subsistence, well-being and cultural continuity. Understanding the human dimensions of populated coastlines is critical for evidence-based decision-making in all areas of marine policy, including marine conservation, marine spatial planning, fisheries management, the blue economy, and climate change adaptation.
Through a socio-ecological approach and multiple methods, this line of research seeks to understand the past and future trends of the marine-coastal systems of southern Chile, addressing concerns related to their sustainability and, therefore, various issues such as governance and management, use and impacts of extractive and non-extractive activities, tenure and rights, values and culture, human well-being and socio-environmental conflicts, equity and justice, social resilience, behavior and livelihoods.
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Research group / Human dimensions
Through various DNA analyses, the presence of a single species of Harpagifer was discovered, contrasting current records. However, there are three highly genetically differentiated groups of the family of these spiny animals present in Patagonia. In the sub Antarctic...
Research recently published in the journal Current Biology determined that, in recent years, these organisms have frequently crossed oceanographic barriers to reach different islands in the Southern Ocean. In 2018, a walk along the Fildes Bay beach on the Antarctic...
“Alguera” portrays the work of Miriam Muñoz, who has been collecting algae since she was 10 years old. The film, made as part of an investigation, won first place in the general category of the 2022 Marine Science Congress. “Alguera” is the name of the...