Social-ecological Resilience for Local to Global Governance

Fikret Berkes University of Manitoba, Canada Resilience is about innovative adaptations to changing conditions and is therefore important in a rapidly changing world. Resilience is the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity and feedbacks. Social systems and ecological […]

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Climate change and seaweed primary production: response to multiple drivers and consequences for coastal biodiversity

Catriona L. Hurd, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 7004, Australia.  Email: Catriona.hurd@utas.edu.au Seaweeds are crucial primary producers in temperate costal systems throughout the world, supplying a range of ecosystem services to humans: they provide habitat and food for higher trophic levels, support productive finfish and shell-fish industries, protect coastlines […]

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The rise of aquaculture in the global food system

Rosamond (Roz) Naylor, Stanford University, United States of America Aquaculture production has more than tripled globally on a live-weight basis since the turn of the 21st century and has expanded into new geographies, species, and production systems. Professor Roz Naylor from Stanford University will review key areas of progress within the global aquaculture sector over […]

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Conservation in Patagonia: known knowns and known unknowns

Pablo A. Marquet, Departamento de Ecología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chilean Patagonia, we know, is one of the last large wildernesses on earth and among the few regions in the world that has more than half of its natural habitat remaining and protected (along with a large pool of soil organic carbon). We know […]

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Integrando los sistemas ecológicos y sociales: experiencias y desafíos desde la pesca y la acuicultura

Stefan Gelcich, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile Los ecosistemas marino costeros están amenazados por múltiples estresores que pueden dar lugar a trayectorias de degradación ambiental y social. Comprender las dinámicas entre los sistemas sociales y ecológicos ofrece una forma de entender los efectos de diferentes estresores sobre actores sociales claves, incluyendo sus motivaciones, decisiones, […]

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Climate variability and change in western Patagonia

Rene Garreaud, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile Weather systems embedded in the SH westerly winds belt arrive year round to western Patagonia causing copious rain in the coast that further increases over the Andes. Such hyper-humid regime is disrupted by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Annular mode (SAM). Both of these […]

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Aquaculture Environment Interactions: the Case of Chilean Aquaculture Development

Alejandro H. Buschmann Centro i~mar & CeBiB, Universidad de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile Aquaculture is developing and growing at the fastest rate compared to other food production systems (e.g. chicken and pig production). In this context, Chile has also increased its production in the past decade, with different salmonid species and mussel as their […]

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