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Knowledge about the marine malacofauna in the Magellan Region has been gained from many scientific expeditions that were carried out during the 19th century. However, despite the information that exists about molluscs in the Magellan Region, there is a lack of studies about assemblages of molluscs co-occurring with macroalgae, especially commercially(More)
Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M. Fries (Rhodophyta, Ahnfeltiales) is one of the most commercially important agarophytes in the world for its production of agar that is high quality and low in sulfate content. In the Magellanic Region, A. plicata forms extensive beds with high biomass production, which could be commercially exploited for agar production. The(More)
Gigartina skottsbergii is a red seaweed used as raw material for extracting carrageenans, constituting an important economic resource for Chile. In 2009, extraction in the Magellan region reached 15,064 t. The growing demand has adversely affected the sustainability of natural beds, creating an interest in the culture of this resource. In order to provide(More)
Seasonal environmental changes may significantly influence macroalgal diversity and biomass. Cryptogam species richness increases towards the poles, especially in sub-Antarctic environments. Yet, subpolar seaweed biodiversity and ecophysiology remain understudied even though it is essential for the management and sustainability of endemic species of(More)
In order to promote the use of sub-Antarctic macroalgae as food, three species of seaweeds, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pyropia columbina, and Durvillaea antarctica, were used as ingredients in a variety of dishes such as cochayuyo bread, cochayuyo hamburgers, cochayuyo fettuccine, huiro fritters, huiro breadsticks, and luche-parsley pesto. Subsequently, the(More)
Macrocystis pyrifera (L.) C. Agardh is a species that forms extensive underwater forests along the coastline of the ecoregion of Magellan. There, this alga is exposed to marked variation in photoperiod, temperature, and irradiance, which are modulated by daily and seasonal climatic variations. This study aims to understand the ecophysiological behavior of(More)
The coastal marine ecosystems of the sub-Antarctic ecoregion of Magallanes in southern Chile are strongly characterized by environmental heterogeneity with a unique and high biodiversity of benthic macroalgae. The kelp Durvillaea antarctica (Phaeophyceae) is abundant in the intertidal in this region. Two morphotypes, one with elongated-cylindrical(More)
Glacial episodes of the Quaternary, and particularly the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) drastically altered the distribution of the Southern-Hemisphere biota, principally at higher latitudes. The irregular coastline of Patagonia expanding for more than 84.000 km constitutes a remarkable area to evaluate the effect of Quaternary landscape and seascape shifts(More)
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