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Could pine plantations have a conservation role for Chilean freshwater fishes?

The concept of altered landscapes providing ecological benefits for native species may seem controversial. However, reality is often more complex than initial assessments indicate. In Central Chile, pine plantations and trout are often found at the same elevations. Both pine trees and trout are not native to Chile, but there is ample evidence from around ...

Abstract accepted for presentation at the Routes 2018 Symposium

Dr. Shaw Lacy’s abstract on “What defines a river? Modelling the interplay between physical and social driving factors in characterising the waterways in Chile” was accepted for oral presentation at the Routes towards Sustainability 2018 Symposium, whose theme is “Cultures and local practices of sustainability: Intersecting multiple footprints and the environmental humanities” in Session 1: ...

Journal Article Published

Dr. Shaw Lacy has published research in The Geographical Journal, together with Prof. Luca Mao (University of Lincoln, formerly at the Departamento de Ecosistemas y Medio Ambiente), and Prof. Piergiorgio Digiminiani (Programa de Antropología) titled, “What Defines a River? Modelling the interplay between physical and social driving factors in characterizing the waterways in Chile.” The ...

Melanie Oertel at Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2017

Melanie Oertel presented her ongoing research on drought propagation at the Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2017 , which was held in Cologne (Germany). The title of the presented work is: “Propagation of Drought in Semi-Arid River Basins in the Americas, Revisiting the Report of Changnon (1987)”. Understanding propagation patterns in a river basin serves ...

Mediciones de flujos a través de estaciones micrometeorológicas

En la comuna de Pirque, específicamente en el Fundo lo Arcaya, el grupo de trabajo de Climalab dispone de dos estaciones micrometeorológicas ubicadas en viñedos. Las variedades plantadas en dicho fundo son Cabernet Sauvignon (CS)  y  Chardonnay (CH). Las estaciones se encuentran en funcionamiento desde el año 2013. Ambas estaciones cuentan con los siguientes sensores: ...

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