Emilio Alarcón Panichini
Mr. Alarcón is a Marine Biologist from the Universidad de Concepción. Since 2012, he has worked in the Center for Research in Ecosystems of Patagonia (CIEP), supporting a variety of research projects through field and laboratory measurements of chemical variables from the channels and fjords of the Chilean Patagonia.
At present, Mr. Alarcón is a research assistant. He organizes field work, carries out in situ measurements, and performs laboratory analyses on samples from the Chilean Subantarctic and Antarctic.
Alejandro Ávila Santis
Mr. Ávila is a Marine Biologist with a mention in Oceanography and Environmental Quality from the Universidad de Concepción. He is responsible for arranging the logistics of oceanographic cruises, where he also assists in sediment sampling.
Mr. Ávila is the Head Technician in the Paleoceanography Laboratory of the Universidad de Concepción. There, he is in charge of laboratory equipment, the cold chamber containing the marine sediment archive, sediment sample preparation, and measurements of biogenic opal.
Kamilla Flores Robles
Ms. Flores is a Marine Biologist at the Universidad Austral de Chile and carried out two professional practices at the Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences of the Universidad Austral de Chile, where she participated in samplings of Antarctic marine invertebrates for the analysis of parasitic fauna.
She also worked on parasitological analyses of fish and marine invertebrates, DNA extraction and sequencing, and the analysis of population genetics data.
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
Dr. Menschel is a Marine Biologist from the Universidad Austral de Chile and holds a PhD in Oceanography from the Universidad de Concepción. He is responsible for the Laboratory of Biological Oceanography (LOCEB).
Dr. Menschel is a specialist in the analysis and species identification of microplankton from the water column and sediment traps. He is responsible for implementing mooring systems in shallow sectors as well as autonomous or automatic systems in deep sectors. He calibrates and manages different oceanographic equipment and prepares reports and publications for international journals.
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.
Marjorie Araya Guarda
Marjorie is a marine biologist at the Austral University of Chile. She has worked in both the private and public sectors, during which she has carried out operations using various advanced techniques, including High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), polymerase chain reaction, and traceability measures.
Her management responsibilities include coordination and conduct of field and laboratory work related to the dynamics of intertidal and subtidal communities in the extreme south of Chile.
Marjorie currently assists in the maintenance and development of experimentation subject to several variables within the context of climate change. She is an assistant research technician for the FONDECYT project, “Disturbed and unstable? Functional impacts of the extinction of dominant, habitat-forming species on coastal marine communities”.
Gonzalo Campos Arellano
Engineer at Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Chile, with a Masters in Rural Development from the Austral University of Chile. He has worked with fishing communities on problems related to vulnerability and poverty in the southernmost region of Chile, developing measures for environmental protection and sustainable resource management .
Gonzalo is currently doing data collection and preparation from on-site interviews from various members of the small scale fisheries, along with analysis for editing and publishing scientific and technical reports to assist in decision making. He participates as a representative for the IDEAL Center management committee for the Southern King Crab and the Chilean Snow Crab in the Magallanes region of southernmost 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.
Macarena Libuy Hidalgo
Macarena has a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Chile and is enrolled in a Masters program in Rural Development at the Austral University of Chile. She has worked in ethnographic research related to forests and human groups in the Aysén region of Chile, as well as in organizational development and environmental education for rural communities.
She is currently conducting an ethnographic study related to watercraft and social transformation in Puerto Williams, in Chilean Tierra del Fuego.