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 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...