Director of CADIC-CONICET
Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC-CONICET)
I am a biological oceanographer, specialized in phytoplankton ecophysiology. My research interests focus on the impacts of human activities (contamination, acidification, temperature, ultraviolet radiation) on these small plants, which are key organisms in the marine food web and contribute to the sink of carbon.
As a researcher, I see the Beagle Channel as a complex and challenging ecosystem, due to its heterogeneous bottom characteristics, currents, and the influx of terrestrial inputs (glaciers, river) and materials transport. In addition, Is a subpolar area highly exposed to climatic change and its resulting stress conditions (temperature and acidification increase), in a region historically exposed to the Antarctic ozone hole. As the director of the Center, I am convinced that international collaboration, as is the case with DYNAMO is essential for the understanding of this system. And I work hard on it!