Máximo Frangopulos Rivera
Dr. Frangópolus is a researcher at the Universidad de Magallanes (UMAG).
B.Sc., mention in Biology, University of Magallanes, earned his PhD. in Biology at the University of Vigo, Spain. He did his postdoc at the zooplankton laboratory in the Department of Ecology and Animal Biology at the same university.
In 2003, the newspaper, El Mercurio, included Dr. Frangópolus in the “100 leaders that are changing Chile”. He is currently working on research in biological oceanography, with a focus on the ecology and autoecology of species that produce harmful algal blooms (HABs, or red tide), studying the role global changes have played in increased occurrences of HABs at the local level.
- L. Reid, K.L. Hernández, M. Frangópulos, G. Bauer, M. Lorca, C. Kilroy, S. Spaulding. The invasion of the freshwater diatom Didymosphenia geminata in Patagonia: prospects, strategies, and implications for biosecurity of invasive species in continental waters. Conservation letters 5(6): 432-440. 2012.
- Frangópulos M., Spyrakos, E. & Guisande, C. Ingestion and clearance rates of the red Noctiluca scintillans fed on the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Halim). Harmful Algae (10):304-309. 2011
- Guisande C, Frangópulos M, Carotenuto, Y, Maneiro I, Riveiro I & Vergara, AR. Fate of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins ingested by the copepod Acartia clausi. Marine Ecology Progress Series 240:105-115. 2002.
- Guisande C., Frangópulos M, Maneiro I, Vergara AR & Riveiro I. Ecological advantages of toxin production by the dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum under phosphorus limitation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 225: 169-176. 2002.
- Frangópulos, Guisande, C., Maneiro, I., Riveiro, I. & Franco, J. Short-term and long term effects of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum on the copepod Acartia clausi. Marine Ecology Progress Series 203: 161-169. 2000.
Gonzalo Saldías Yau
Dr. Saldías obtained his degree in Marine Biology from the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, and he holds a Master’s in Oceanography from the Universidad de Concepción as well as a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, at Oregon State University, USA. He is an Assistant Professor in the Physics Departament of the Universidad de Bío-Bío.
Dr. Saldías’ primary area of research is coastal oceanography. He is a specialist in the processing and analysis of high-resolution satellite information and in observations with autonomous underwater vehicles for coastal ocean studies. His research includes the impact of fluvial plumes on the coastal ocean in eastern boundary systems – including the central and far-southern Chilean coast, the Iberian Peninsula, and Oregon – and their relationship with climate variability.
He is currently doing postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia, focusing on numerical modelling of the circulation in submarine canyons, with a special emphasis on high-latitude systems.
- Saldías, G.S., Largier, J.L., Mendes, R., Pérez-Santos, I., Vargas, C.A., and Sobarzo, M., (2016). Satellite-measured interannual variability of turbid river plumes off central-southern Chile: Spatial patterns and the influence of climate variability. Progress in Oceanography, 146, 212-222.
- Saldías, G.S., Shearman, R.K., Barth. J.A., and Tufillaro, N., (2016). Optics of the offshore Columbia River plume from glider observations and satellite imagery. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011431.
- Sobarzo, M., Saldías, G.S., Tapia, F.J., Bravo, L., Moffat, C., and Largier, J.L., (2016). On subsurface cooling associated with the Biobio River Canyon (Chile), Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC011796.
- Lara, C., Saldías, G.S., Tapia, F.J., Iriarte, J.L., and Broitman, B.R., (2016). Interannual variability in temporal patterns of Chlorophyll-a and their potential influence on the supply of mussel larvae to inner waters in northern Patagonia (41-44°S). Journal of Marine Systems, 155, 11-18.
- Saldías, G.S., Sobarzo, M., Largier, J., Moffat, C., and Letelier, R., (2012). Seasonal variability of turbid river plumes off central Chile based on high-resolution MODIS imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 220-233.
Carina Lange Mahn
Dr. Lange is an academic from the Department of Oceanography of the Universidad de Concepción and a researcher at the Center for Oceanographic Research in the Eastern South Pacific (COPAS).
Dr. Lange holds a degree in Biology and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has participated in diverse national and international projects, scientific committees, and oceanographic cruises.
Her areas of specialization are paleoceanography and microfossils of silica skeletons (marine diatoms). At present, Dr. Lange’s research focuses on the Southern Ocean, including the fjords of the Chilean Patagonia and Antarctic Peninsula.
Dr. Lange is a founder and coordinator of the study group “Atmosphere-ocean changes in the Southeast Pacific – from glacial/interglacial to instrumental time-scales”, through the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute, in Delmenhorst, Germany, and is an associate member of the Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”, in Naples, Italy.
- Caniupán, A.M., Lamy, F., Lange, C.B., Kaiser, J., Arz, H.W., Kilian, R., Baeza Urrea, O., Aracena, C., Hebbeln, D., Kissel, C., Laj, C., Mollenhauer, G., Tiedemann, R., (2011). Millennial-scale sea surface temperature and Patagonian Ice Sheet changes off southernmost Chile (53°S) over the past ~60 kyr. Paleoceanography 26, PA3221.
- Montecino, V., Lange, C.B. (2009). The Humboldt Current System: Ecosystem components and processes, fisheries, and sediment studies. Progress in Oceanography 83(1-4), 65-79.
- Morales, C.E., Lange, C.B. (Eds.), (2004). Oceanography in the eastern South Pacific Part IDeep Sea Research II 51(20-21), 2345-2348. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.08.008.
- Lange, C. B., W. H. Berger, H.-L. Lin, G. Wefer, and Shipboard Scientific Party Leg 175, (1999). The early Matuyama Diatom Maximum off SW Africa, Benguela Current System (ODP Leg 175). Marine Geology 161:93-114.
- Lange, C.B., W.H. Berger, S.K. Burke, R.E. Casey, A.S. Schimmelmann, A. Soutar and A.L. Weinheimer, (1985). El Niño in Santa Barbara basin: Diatom, radiolarian and foraminiferan responses to the “, 1983. El Niño” event. Marine Geology, 78: 153-160.
Lorena Rebolledo Manríquez
Researcher in the Scientific Department of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH).
Marine Biologist with a Major in Oceanography and Environmental Quality at the University of Concepcion. PhD in Oceanography at the same university. She did her postdoctoral fellow at the University Austral of Chile.
She studied oceanography of the Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic systems, the impacts of aquaculture on natural systems and geochemistry of marine and coastal sediments. She has also been dedicated to identifying marine diatoms (unicellular microscopic algae) in freshwater sediments as indicators of climate change. She is a researcher in the Scientific Department of INACH.
- Mayr, C.C., Rebolledo, L., Schulte, K., Schuster, A., Zolitschka, B., Fösterra, G., Häusserman, V., (2014). Responses of nitrogen and carbon deposition rates in Comau Fjord (42°S, Southern Chile) to natural and anthropogenic impacts during the last century. Continental Shelf Research 78, 29-38.
- Rebolledo., L., González, H.E., Muñoz, P., Iriarte, J., Lange, C.B., Pantoja, S., Salamanca, M., (2011). Siliceous productivity changes in Gulf of Ancud sediments (42° S, 72° W), southern Chile, over the last ~ 150 years. Continental Shelf Research 31, 356-365.
- Rebolledo, L., Sepúlveda, J., Lange, C.B., Pantoja, S., Bertrand, S., Hughen, K., Figueroa, D., (2008). Late Holocene marine productivity changes in Northern Patagonia-Chile inferred from a multi-proxy analysis of Jacaf channel sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences 80 (3), 314-322.
- Sepúlveda, J., Pantoja, S., Hughen, K., Lange, C.B., González, F., Muñoz, P., Rebolledo, L., Castro, R., Contreras, S., Ávila, A., Rossel, P., Lorca, G., Salamanca, M., Silva, N., (2005). Fluctuations in export productivity over the last century from sediments of a southern Chilean fjord (44º S). Estuarine, Coastal and shelf Science 65, 587-600.
- Rebolledo, L., Lange C.B., Figueroa, D., Pantoja, S., Muñoz, P., Castro, R., (2005). 20th century fluctuations in the abundance of siliceous microorganisms preserved in the sediments of the Puyuhuapi Channel (44º S), Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 78, 469-488.
Rodrigo Torres Saavedra
Researcher at the Research Center on Patagonian Ecosystems (CIEP) and Professor of the University Austral of Chile at Coyhaique. Marine Biologist, with M.Sc. in Oceanography at the University of Concepcion and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Most of Dr. Torres’ research has centered on the study of carbon, silica, and iron cycles in marine ecosystems. He is currently participating in four funded research projects aimed at understanding the effect of ocean acidification and global warming on the physiology, behavior, and habitat of marine organisms. Dr. Torres is a member of diverse groups such as Grupo SCOR 145 (focused on modeling chemical speciation in seawater) and Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (aimed at global monitoring of ocean acidification).
He has directed the study of the chemistry of Subantarctic and Antarctic waters during IDEAL oceanographic campaigns in the Patagonian and Antarctic Archipelago.
- Torres R., Silva, N., Reid, B., Frangopulos, M., (2014), Silicic acid enrichment of subantarctic surface water from continental inputs along the Patagonian archipelago interior sea (41–56°S), Progress in Oceanography 129, 50–61 doi:10.1016/j.pocean. 2014.09.008.
- Torres, R, Pantoja, S., Harada, N, Gonzalez, H., Daneri, G., Frangopulos, M., Rutllant, J., Duarte, C., Rúiz-Halpern, Mayol, E., Fukasawa M. (2011) Air-sea CO2 fluxes along the coast of Chile: from CO2 outgassing in central-northern upwelling waters to CO2 uptake in southern Patagonian fjords. Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 116, C09006, 17 PP., doi:10.1029/2010JC006344.
- Torres, R., Ampuero, P., (2009), Strong CO2 outgassing from High Nutrient Low Chlorophyll coastal waters off central Chile (30°S): the role of dissolved iron. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 83: 126-132.
- D. Jickells, An Z., A.R. Baker, G. Bergametti, N. Brooks, P. W. Boyd , R.A. Duce , K.A. Hunter, Junji, C., H. Kawahata, N. Kubilay, K. Krogh-Andersen, J. laRoche, P.Liss, N. Mahowald, J. M. Prospero, A.J. Ridgwell, B. Sulzberger, I. Tegen, R. Torres. (2005). Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry and climate, Science, Vol. 308, 67-71.
- Torres, R., Turner, D., Rutllant, J., Sobarzo, M., Antezana, T. and H. Gonzalez, (2002), CO2 outgassing off Central Chile (31-30S) and northern Chile (24-23S) during austral summer 1997: The effect of wind intensity on the upwelling and ventilation of CO2-rich waters. Deep-Sea Research I, 49: 1413-1429.