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Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Temperate, Sub-Antarctic Streams: The Effects of Altitudinal Zoning and Temperature on the Phenology of Aquatic Insects Associated to the Robalo River, Navarino Island (55°S), Chile

Description: The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, within the remote Sub-Antarctic ecoregion is a reservoir of expressions of biological and cultural diversity. Although it is considered one of 24 wilderness areas remaining in the world, it is not free from local and global threats, such as invasive species, and climate change. Field biologists and philosophers associated to the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, have worked to describe the region’s biocultural diversity, linking ecological and philosophical research into education, ecotourism, and conservation, through a methodology called field environmental philosophy (FEP), which integrates ecological sciences and environmental ethics through a 4-step cycle consisting of: 1) interdisciplinary research; 2) composition of metaphors; 3) design of field activities with an ecological and ethical orientation; and 4) implementation of in situ conservation areas. In this context, the purposes of this dissertation were to: 1) provide a comprehensive review of publications regarding the conservation status of aquatic and terrestrial insects at a global scale and with an emphasis in southern South America; 2) study the distribution of benthic macroinvertebrates through the sharp altitudinal gradient of the Róbalo River watershed; 3) describe the life histories of Gigantodax sp (Simuliidae: Diptera) and Meridialaris chiloeense (Leptophlebiidae: Ephemeroptera) in the Róbalo River and to assess the potential effects of climate change on their phenology; and 4) to apply FEP methodology in order to better understand and communicate the intrinsic and instrumental values of freshwater invertebrates in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Contador Mejías, Tamara Andrea
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Ten Principles for Biocultural Conservation at the Southern Tip of the Americas: The approach of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Description: This article discusses ten principles for biocultural conservation at the southern tip of the Americas. The article focuses on a case study at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Chile.
Date: 2006
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Massardo, Francisca; Anderson, Christopher B.; Heidinger, Kurt & Silander, John August, 1945-
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

La Reserva De Biosfera Cabo De Hornos: Un Desafío Para La Conservación De La Biodiversidad E Implementación Del Desarrollo Sustentable En El Extremo Austral De América

Description: Article discussing biodiversity conservation and implementation of sustainable development in southernmost South America and the new biosphere reserve in Cape Horn, located in Antarctica Chilena Province.
Date: 2007
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Massardo, Francisca; Mansilla, Andrés O.; Anderson, Christopher B.; Berghöfer, Augustin; Mansilla, Miguel et al.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Dinámica estacional y patrones de distribución de la avifauna asociada a humedales subantárticos en la Reserva de Biosfera Cabo de Hornos (54-55°S), Chile

Description: This article discusses the seasonal dynamics and distribution patterns of birds associated to the sub-Antarctic wetlands in Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (54-55°S), Chile.
Date: 2009
Creator: Ibarra, J. Tomás; Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Gilabert, Horacio; Anderson, Christopher B.; McGehee, Steven M. & Bonacic, Cristián
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences