congresos y reuniones científicas
Student work in SAFER Project: an interdisciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems
ALFONSO, BELEN ; BERTONI, BELÉN; COSTILLA, PAULA; SCORDO FACUNDO ; CARINA SEITZ; SERNA ZAPATA, YULIANA; ZAPPERI PAULA; JAMES A. RUSAK
Conferencia; Environment vs Economy: Resolving the Dichotomy; 2014
Muskoka Summit on the Environment (MSE)
SAFER project (Sensing the Americas' Freshwater Ecosystem Risk from Climate Change) is an interamerican interdisciplinary network integrated by researchers, students and technology support. SAFER main objectives are: 1) Study continental aquatic ecosystems as "sentinels", "sensors" and "integrator" of climate change, climate variability and watershed processes. 2) Accurate assessment of triggers, boundary conditions and change rates that risk actual ecosystem services in the Americas. 3) Design of management and mitigation strategies technically and economically feasible and culturally acceptable. In summary, SAFER considers the evolution of the lakes and associated watershed and what are their effect on the surrounding communities as well as how these communities have affected the lake and its wathershed. This poster would present the diversity of the projects developed by students. These studies involve ecosystems from different biomes along latitudinal and altitudinal gradients, spatial scales that vary from watersheds to lake compartments and timescales from millennia to years. Disciplines as sociology, anthropology, geology, biology, hydrometeorology and physical limnology are applied as tools for reconstruction and evaluation. The implementation of this multidisciplinary approach at different temporal and spatial scales has as ultimate aim the identification of dynamic trends of Americas' aquatic ecosystems, their spatial variations and possible changes associated with the anthropic effect and climate and environmental change.