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
Research determined factors causing large fish mortality in the Comau Fjord in 2021
Scientists highlight the need to study the forms 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...
Chilean scientists describe unexplored habitat in Antarctica
The study, published by the scientific journal Biology, highlights new environments that could be refuge and breeding areas for countless marine organisms. The detachment of icebergs in Antarctica has increased in recent years as a consequence of climate change that...
New oceanographic instrument will allow detecting the presence of harmful algae in Patagonia and Antarctica
The equipment acquired by the IDEAL Center will contribute to filling an information gap on the appearance and characteristics of these organisms at high latitudes. Phytoplankton is a key element in the food web of the world's aquatic ecosystems, since it sustains...