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Marine Observatory is installed in Antarctica to monitor biodiversity

With the aim of long-term monitoring of the biodiversity of the Southern Ocean, within the framework of the LIX Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ECA 59) of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), the Marine Observatory project of the BASE Millennium Institute was completed. April 14, 2023.- With the installation of a Marine Observatory, the Millennium Biodiversity Institute of…

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The work of the Millennium Institute BASE in the Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ECA 59) of INACH is completed successfully

The installation of biodiversity observatories and the collection of samples for genomic studies were some of the activities carried out this 2022-2023 Antarctic season by researchers from the BASE Millennium Institute on the white continent. April 11, 2023.- At least 30 researchers from the Millennium Institute BASE were part of the LIX Antarctic Scientific…

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Important collection of yeasts associated with lichens was published on the GBIF Chile platform

A work carried out by researchers from the Millennium Institute BASE and the Microbial Ecology Laboratory (LEMi) of the University of Chile and which seeks to contribute to the description and conservation of the biodiversity of the ecosystems associated with lichens in the Aysén region and the Magellan region. April 6, 2023.- The largest collection of…

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Environmental changes and lack of krill affect the reproduction of chinstrap penguins

Punta Arenas, April 3, 2023.- Chinstrap penguins, during their reproductive period, feed almost exclusively on krill. But, what will happen to them if the availability of their main food is affected by environmental conditions such as rising temperatures, reduced sea ice and lower marine productivity? Will it negatively impact their populations, their reproduction and, consequently,…

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Millennium Nucleus NUTME and Millennium Institute BASE invite to a virtual talk about an unprecedented expedition through the Weddell Sea

The directors of both centers of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) will meet on March 16 to share their experiences diving in Antarctic waters, and as part of a collaborative international expedition. Monday, March 13, 2023.- "Let's dive into Antarctica?: experiences and learning from an international scientific expedition to the Weddell Sea", is…

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The populations of three generations of chinstrap penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula have been reduced by 30%

Punta Arenas, March 1, 2023.- Nearly 60% of the world population of chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus) reproduce in the Antarctic Peninsula and its northernmost maritime islands (South Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands), an emblematic species of the White Continent that has experienced a dramatic decline of about 30% of its population in just three generations. This…

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Campaign with Fundación Tremendas and UNESCO seeks to make women in science visible

Within the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, declared every February 11 by the United Nations, both organizations joined the Millennium Institute BASE to reflect on biodiversity research, gender equality and the role of girls and adolescents in public advocacy.   Santiago, February 10, 2023.- Through the campaign #TremendasCientíficas #11F Fundación…

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Master’s researcher Millenium Institute BASE is awarded an IAATO scholarship to study Antarctic penguins

The student from the Catholic University of Chile, Eduardo Pizarro, was selected by the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) to carry out his research at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) in Madrid. February 2, 2023, Santiago. – The IAATO Antarctic Fellowship 2022, from the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, was awarded…

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Wildlife Diseases Association (WDA) grants a scholarship to a researcher affiliated with the Millennium Institute BASE

Through the Latin American Student Membership Grant for the Wildlife Disease Association, the Wildlife Disease Association, WDA (Wildlife Disease Association) recognized the Master's student in Natural Resources and attached researcher at the Millennium Institute Biodiversity of Antarctic Ecosystems and Subantarctic (BASE) Claudia Ulloa, among more than 75 applicants. A membership scholarship aimed at promoting and promoting…

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[VIDEO] Science and decision-making: PhD. César Cárdenas highlighted the importance of Antarctic research in public policy

Strengthening knowledge about Climate Change, antarctic biodiversity, together with promoting its visibility through public advocacy, were part of the reflections addressed by the researcher from the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) and the Millennium Institute Biodiversity of Antarctic Ecosystems and Subantarctic (BASE), PhD. César Cárdenas, in Congreso Futuro 2023 in Punta Arenas. Punta Arenas, January 17, 2023-.…

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