José Luis Iriarte Machuca
Dr. Iriarte is a Full Professor of the Aquaculture Institute at the Universidad Austral de Chile, director of the Graduate School (Puerto Montt branch), and associate researcher at the Center for Research in Ecosystems of Patagonia (CIEP), the program Centro Basal COPAS Sur-Austral, and the Centro Internacional LIA-MORFUN.
He has a Ms.Sc. in Oceanography at Texas A & M University (USA). He completed his PhD. in Biology and Pelagic Ecology at the University of Concepción.
In recent years, Dr. Iriarte has concentrated on studying the primary productivity of marine systems off the Chilean coast and its modulating factors (light, nutrients, stratification). His most recent research has allowed him to obtain basic information leading to an understanding of the potential effect of natural changes on the primary products of the Subantarctic, Patagonian, and Antarctic marine ecosystems.
- Iriarte, J.L., Pantoja, S., Daneri, G. (2014) Oceanographic Processes in Chilean Fjords of Patagonia: from small to large-scale studies. Progress in Oceanography, 129: 1-7
- Jorge León-Muñoz, Mauricio A. Urbina, René Garreaud & José Luis Iriarte (2018) Hydroclimatic conditions trigger record harmful algal bloom in (summer 2016). Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19461-4
- Nicolás Sánchez, Eunice A. Brown, Yngvar Olsen, Olav Vadstein, José L. Iriarte, Humberto E. González & Murat Van Ardelan (2018) Effect of Siderophore on Iron Availability in a Diatom and a Dinoflagellate Species: Constrasting Response in Associated Bacteria. Frontiers in Marine Science, Aquatic Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00118
- Paulina Montero, Giovanni Daneri, Fabián Tapia, José Luis Iriarte & David Crawford (2017) Diatom blooms and primary production in a channel ecosystem of central Patagonia. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 45(5): 999-1016
Iván Gómez Ocampo
Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences at the University Austral of Chile. Deputy Director at the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL).
He completed his PhD at the University of Bremen and his postdoc at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), both in Germany.
He has participated and coordinated several research projects focused on ecology, photobiology and physiology of algal communities in different coastal systems, including temperate, cold and polar regions. He collaborated in international research initiatives, such as the Antarctic Sea Ice Ecology Program (EASIZ) and the European Centre for Arctic Environmental Research (ARCFAC). He has researched the impacts of global change on the physiology of Antarctic macroalgae and its consequences for coastal primary production in increased temperature and UV radiation scenarios.
Author of the book Flora Marina Antartica, he has made an important labour of divulgation to inform citizens about the great biodiversity that lives in the South Pole.
- Gómez, I., Wulff, A., Roleda, M.Y., Huovinen, P., Karsten, U., Quartino, L., Dunton, K. & C.Wiencke (2009). Light and temperature demands of marine benthic microalgae and seaweeds in the Polar Regions. Botanica Marina 52: 593–608.
- Thiel, M., Macaya, E.C., Acuña, E., Arntz, W.E., Bastias, H., Brokordt, K., Camus, P.A., Castilla, J.C., Castro, L.R., Cortés, M., Dumont, C.P., Escribano, R., Fernández, M., Gajardo, J.A., Gaymer, C.F., Gómez, I., et al. (2007). The Humboldt current system of northern-central Chile: oceanographic processes, ecological interactions and socio-economic feedback. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 45: 195-345.
- Bischof, K., Gómez, I., Molis, M., Hanelt, D., Karsten, U., Lüder, U., Roleda, M.Y., Zacher, K. & C. Wiencke (2006). Ultraviolet radiation shapes seaweed communities. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio-Technology. 5: 141-166.
- Wiencke, C., Gómez I., Pakker, H., Flores-Moya, A., Altamirano, M., Hanelt, D., Bischof, K. & F.L. Figueroa (2000). Impact of UV radiation on viability, photosynthesis characteristics and DNA on brown algal zoospores: Implications for depth zonation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 197: 217-229
- Gómez, I., Weykam, G., Klöser, H. & C. Wiencke (1997). Photosynthetic light requirements, metabolic carbon balance and zonation of sublittoral macroalgae from King George Island (Antarctica). Marine Ecology Progress Series.149:281-293.
Humberto E. González Estay
Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University Austral of Chile.
Director of the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) and Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Center on Patagonian Ecosystems (CIEP).
He completed his doctoral and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany. During that period, he participated in expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, where he investigated the vertical particle flux and biogeochemical fluxes in marine ecosystems of high latitude.
Over the past decade, he has been dedicated to researching the carbon flux through pelagic food webs and exportation of carbon to the seabed and sediment in fjords and channels of the southern Patagonia of Chile.
In 2009, he was part of the international expedition Lohafex: The Last Artificial Iron Experiment funded by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, and the National Oceanographic Institute of India.
- Torres R., S. Pantoja, N. Harada, H. E. González, G. Daneri, M. Frangopulos, J. A. Rutllant, C. M. Duarte, S. Ruiz-Halpern, E. Mayol & M. Fukasawa (2011). Air-sea fluxes along the coast of Chile: from CO2 outgassing in central-northern upwelling waters to CO2 uptake in southern Patagonia fjords. J. Geophys. Res.- Oceans 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006344.
- González H.G., M. J. Calderón, L. Castro, A. Clement, L. Cuevas, G. Daneri, J. L. Iriarte, L. Lizárraga, R. Martínez, E. Menschel, N. Silva, C. Carrasco, C. Valenzuela, C. A. Vargas, C. Molinet (2010) Primary production and its fate in the pelagic food web of the Reloncaví Fjord and plankton dynamics of the Interior Sea of Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Chile. Mar. Ecol Prog Ser. 402: 13-30.
- Thiel M, Macaya E, Acuña E, Arntz W, Bastias H., Brokordt K, Camus P, Castilla J, Castro L, Cortés M, Dumont C, Escribano R, Fernández M, Gajardo J, Gaymer C, Gomez I, González A, González H. E, and 20 others. (2007). The Humboldt current system of northern-central Chile: oceanographic processes, ecological interactions and socio-economic feedback. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev. 45: 195-344.
- González H. E. & Smetacek V. (1994). The possible role of the cyclopoid copepod Oithona in retarding vertical flux of zooplankton faecal material. Mar. Ecol. Prog. er. 113: 233-246.
- González H. E. (1992). The distribution and abundance of krill faecal material and oval pellets in the Scotia and Weddell Seas (Antarctica) and their role in particle flux. Polar Biol. 12: 81-91.
Laura Nahuelhual Muñoz
Full Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Economics of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University Austral of Chile. Principal Investigator of the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) and Research Associate at the Center for Climate Science and Resiliency (CR2).
She is an Agricultural Engineer and has a Master’s Degree in Rural Development at the University Austral of Chile. She earned her PhD. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University in the United States.
Dr. Nahuelhual has participated in projects related to the evaluation and valuation of ecosystem services in different contexts (for example, changes in land use or climate variability), promoting interdisciplinary work. She approaches all her research – whether dealing with marine or land socio-ecosystems – from a perspective of socio-ecological systems.
- Nahuelhual, l., G. Saavedra, F. Henríquez, F. Benra, X. Vergara, C. Perugache, F. Hasen. 2018. Opportunities and limits to ecosystem services governance in developing countries and indigenous territories: The case of water supply in Southern Chile. Environmental Science & Policy, 86: 11-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.04.012.
- Nahuelhual, L., Benra, F., Laterra, P., Marin, S., Arriagada, R., Jullian, C. 2018. Patterns of ecosystem services supply across farm properties: Implications for ecosystem services-based policy incentives. Science of the Total Environment, 634, 941-950.
- Nahuelhual, L., Vergara, X., Kusch, A., Campos, G., Droguett, D. 2017. Mapping ecosystem services for marine spatial planning: Recreation opportunities in Sub-Antarctic Chile. Marine Policy, 81, 211-218.
- Nahuelhual, L., F. Benra Ochoa, F. Rojas, G. Ignacio Díaz and A. Carmona. 2016. Mapping social values of ecosystem services: What is behind the map? Ecology and Society 21 (3):24. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss3/art24/
- Laterra P., Barral P., Carmona A., Nahuelhual L. 2016. Focusing Conservation Efforts on Ecosystem Service Supply May Increase Vulnerability of Socio-Ecological Systems. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155019.
Full Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences in the Faculty of Sciences at the University Austral of Chile.
Principal Investigator of the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) and Member of the Scientific Committee on Oceanographic Research (SCOR).
B.Sc. with a Major in Zoology at the University Austral of Chile, received his PhD. in Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and his postdoc at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in England.
As a member of SCOR, he is part of the research group that seeks to measure changes in oceanic biological systems, particularly how marine biota will respond against environmental changes that may come.
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to investigate the physiological response of marine organisms against environmental fluctuations, including both natural changes as well as those produced by man, and the effect of toxins on mollusks. He also investigated the effects of ocean acidification on behavior, physiology and ecology of seafood from an ecological and economical point of view.
- Navarro, J.M., González, K., Cisternas, B., López, J.A., Chaparro, O.R., Segura, C.J., Córdova, M., Suárez-Isla, B., Fernández-Reiriz, M.J., Labarta, U. 2014. Contrasting Physiological responses of two populations of the razor clam Tagelus dombeii with different histories of exposure to paralytic shefish poisoning (PSP). PLoS ONE 9(8): e105794. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105794
- Navarro, J.M., Torres, R., Acuña, K., Duarte, C., Manriquez, P., Lardies, M., Lagos, N., Vargas, C. and Aguilera, V. 2013. Impact of medium-term exposure to elevated pCO2 levels on the physiological energetics of the mussel Mytilus chilensis. Chemosphere, 90: 1242-1248.
- Navarro, J.M. & Contreras, A.M. 2010. An integrative response by Mytilus chilensis to the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. Mar. Biol., 157: 1967-1974.
- Fernández-Reiriz, M.J., Navarro, J. M., Contreras, A.M. and Labarta, U. 2008. Trophic interactions between the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella and Mytilus chilensis: Feeding and digestive behavior to long-term exposure. Aquatic Toxicology. 87:245-251.
- Navarro, J.M., Muñoz, M. & Contreras, A.M. 2006. Temperature as a factor regulating growth and toxin content in the dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. Harmful Algae, 5: 762-769.