University of Magallanes Experience

February 20th, 2020

University of Magallanes


The University of Magallanes (UMAG), within its institutional mission, promotes the study and understanding of the ecosystems of the Chilean Patagonia and Antarctica. Among the priority research lines highlight the study of the biodiversity of terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Antarctic and Sub Antarctic zone, land ecology in the Sub Antarctic ecoregion, studies of management and conservation of endemic species, vulnerability to global changes and their effects in our pristine region. A crucial aspect of biodiversity studies is the curatorship of our biological collections and, in this those referred to organisms belonging to the Magellan and Antarctic biogeographical regions. This collection is aimed both for research and education, being a witness of the characteristic biodiversity of the region.

In addition to this research and outreach areas, UMAG has significant experience in the terrestrial and marine cadastre of natural resources in the extensive protected areas of the Magellan region (National parks of Bernardo O´Higgins, Agostini, Yendegaia, and Cabo de Hornos). This experience is a valuable asset to this project. Several results of investigations are shown in recent publications. For examples, read more here.