Emilio Alarcón Panichini
Marine Biologist at the University of Concepción. He has researched the impact of climate change (warming and ocean acidification) along the coasts of Chile.
He has monitored the carbonates system, biogeochemical cycles and biological variables of the channels and fjords of the Chilean Patagonia. In addition, he has participated in specific monitoring campaigns of microalgae Didymosphenia geminata in lakes and rivers of the Aysen Region.
Alejandro Ávila Santis
Marine Biologist with a major in Oceanography and Environmental Quality at the University of Concepcion.
Since 2003, he works in the COPAS South-Austral Basal Program where he is in charge of preparing the logistics of oceanographic cruises and he is also involved in the sampling of sediment. In parallel, since 2007, he works in the Laboratory of Paleoceanography at the University of Concepcion.
Oscar Mardones Grandón
Veterinarian from the University of Santo Tomas. He has devoted himself to studying the physiology, digestive activity and stress of aquatic organisms.
Alejandro Ortiz Castro
Marine Biologist at the University Austral of Chile. He has studied the physiological processes of marine invertebrates such as the feeding activity and metabolic rates.
He has worked in various research projects regarding red tide and recently, climate change, observing the physiological responses that marine invertebrates present under multiple environmental scenarios.
Eduardo Menschel Aguilar
Marine Biologist at the University Austral of Chile and PhD student in Oceanography at the University of Concepcion.
He has been analyzing and processing samples of zooplankton, microplankton, phytoplankton and sediment traps in the estuary of Valdivia, Tornagaleones and Bueno Rivers. He worked in the COPAS South-Austral Basal Program as an oceanographic technician handling equipment, data processing and analysis of phytoplankton samples.
Valeska Vásquez Lepio
Marine Biologist at the University Austral of Chile.
During 2015, she was an assistant to the Introduction to Oceanography course at the Faculty of Sciences of the University Austral of Chile and at the same time, she was in charge of the programming, installation and collection of samples from a sediment trap in the COPAS South-Austral Basal Program. Currently, she is responsible for collecting, reading and analyzing total and fractionated chlorophylls from a program in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ricardo Jeldres Polanco
Marine Biologist at the University of Concepcion. He is in charge of the Algal Research Laboratory (ALGALAB) at the University of Concepcion.
He collaborates on research projects related to the ecology of macroalgae and is in charge of the logistics of field and laboratory experiments, in addition to the morphological and physiological analysis of algal material. In parallel, he is dedicated to the transmission of Marine Science in schools and institutions.
Dayane Osman Schmeisser
Environmental and Coastal Management Engineer at the University of Los Lagos and Ms.Sc. in Water Resources at the University Austral of Chile.
Her research interests focus on limnology and environmental changes, freshwater phytoplankton ecology and management and conservation of aquatic systems.
Currently, she is working on the first monitoring network of high frequency measurements in the lakes of southern Chile.
María Amalia Mellado
Anthropologist from the University Austral of Chile. She is doing her Master`s thesis in Human Scale Development and Ecological Economy at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at the same university.
Currently, she participates in the program ‘Nucleo de Investigacion Accion Participante’ (Nucleus of Investigation Participant Action) (NIAP)- Southern Economies, and in the Transdisciplinary Center of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Human Development at the University Austral of Chile.
Ximena Vergara Ramírez
Geographer at the University of Chile and Master’s candidate in Water Resources at the University Austral of Chile.
She participated in the assessment of water use in basins with limited resources in Panguipulli and was part of a project that links the concept of ecosystem services with decision-making. Currently she is working on the evaluation of various marine ecosystem services.
Nurse from Windesheim University and graduated from the Utrecht University School of Governance, Netherlands.
She was a Laboratory Coordinator of Social Change at the Center for Sustainable Development (CEDEUS) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and assistant of the academic work group Global Environmental CLACSO. Currently, she works as research assistant for the project Fondecyt ¨The Social Life of Energy¨.