Integrating Ecology and Environmental Ethics: Earth Stewardship in the Southern End of the Americas Page: 232
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
U-. La Serena
P.N. Fray Jorge
Biological Station ,-
Omora park I--
P. U. Cat61ica de Chile
,i7 U. de Chile URUGUAY
U. de Concepci6n
U de Magallanes
Figure 4. The Chilean Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network includes three main field sites distributed over a
latitudinal range of 30o-55 south (S) (red dots) and academics from five universities (blue stars). The sites are situated
in the South American temperate forest biome (green), including the Magellanic sub-Antarctic ecoregion (light green).
The southernmost site is located in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Cape Horn
Biosphere Reserve, which represents the closest forested area to Antarctica and provides an ideal platform for
sub-Antarctic-Antarctic comparisons. Abbreviations: km, kilometers; P. U. Cat6lica de Chile, Pontifical Catholic
University of Chile, Santiago; U. de Chile, University of Chile, Santiago; U. de Concepci6n, the University of Concepci6n,
Chile; U. de Magallanes, University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile; U. La Serena, University of La Serena, Chile.
on the sensitive decisionmaking task of zoning allowed the
incorporation of indigenous and other local inhabitants for
the first time in a Chilean protected area (Barros and Harcha
A multiple-scale approach. Ecological and decisionmaking
processes take place simultaneously at local and regional
scales and at the global scale. Therefore, enhancing the sci-
entific base in order to manage the extensive sub-Antarctic
territory and monitoring impending changes resulting from
socioeconomic and conservation projects, as well as those
resulting from climate change, requires work at multiple
scales. To implement a multiple-scale approach, the Chilean
LTSER has defined three working levels: (1) the local scale,
which includes specific research sites and field stations in
association with regional universities, national parks, and
UNESCO biosphere reserves; (2) the national scale, which
has been achieved through the creation of the Chilean
LTSER network; and (3) the international scale, which is
being implemented by linking the Chilean LTSER with
ILTER and by the establishment of the Sub-Antarctic
Biocultural Conservation Program, coordinated by IEB
and the University of Magallanes (UMAG) in Chile and by
the University of North Texas (UNT) in the United States
(www.chile.unt.edu). For the academic consolidation of
the program, UNT and UMAG are both hiring new profes-
sionals to develop international collaborative research.
A series of in situ interdisciplinary workshops, jointly
funded by the US National Science Foundation and the
Chilean MSI and CONICYT, has brought together leading
international scholars-mainly ecologists and environmen-
tal philosophers-with local-government authorities and
graduate students from Latin America and the United States
to assess, discuss, and reformulate research programs at the
three field stations and to think of effective ways to enhance,
from these field sites, the scientific foundations for bio-
cultural conservation in southwestern South America (see
the special issues of Environmental Ethics 2008, 30, and
Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2010, 83). In light
of the rapid cultural, socioeconomic, and ecological trans-
formations taking place both in the remote austral region
of South America and around the globe, the participants of
these workshops have emphatically stated the urgent need
to develop formal long-term, transdisciplinary, ecological
research, education, and conservation networks. Formal
networks should enhance the integration of the Chilean
232 BioScience * March 2012 / Vol. 62 No. 3
1;=--__ _ I _ m
Here’s what’s next.
This article can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Article.
Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Armesto, Juan J., 1953-; Gutiérrez, Julio R., 1953-; Massardo, Francisca; Likens, Gene E., 1935-; Anderson, Christopher B. et al. Integrating Ecology and Environmental Ethics: Earth Stewardship in the Southern End of the Americas, article, March 2012; [Reston, Virginia]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130199/m1/7/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.