Alba Medrano

Formal Networks

Network Theory

Network institutions: CCM, Vibrant Data Labs, University of California – Berkeley, Evolutionary Sciences Institute (ESI – University of Montpellier), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

Network researchers
CCM: Miriam Fernández, Sergio Navarrete, Camilo Rodríguez, Stefan Gelcich
PUC: Pablo Marquet, Rolando Rebolledo
Vibrant Data Labs and UC Berkeley: Eric Berlow
ESI: David Kaplan, Sonia Kefi

About the network: The “Network Theory” network attempts to integrate the multifaceted influence of fishers on multiple species (many of which are non-commercial), which are in themselves connected through both trophic and non-trophic interactions, so as to understand its overall effect (i.e. by specific fishing strategies, creating a small reserve, etc). The research outcomes of this network are expected to foster: i) sustained economic benefits for fishers and the associated community; ii) long-term persistence of fished populations; iii) reduced impact on the entire ecosystem, including non-fished species and, ultimately, the maintenance of biological diversity.

Conservation and Management Network

Network institutions: CCM, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN – Chile), Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh), Centro Nacional Patagonico (CeNPat -Argentina), Universidad de California, Santa Barbara (UCSB -USA)

Network researchers
CCM/PUC: Miriam Fernández
UCN: Guillermo Luna
UACh: Rodrigo Hucke
CeNPat: José Orensanz, Ana Parma, Pablo Yorio
UCSB: Steven Gaines

About the network: The goal of the “Conservation and Management” network is to support training in and strengthening of research lines related to marine conservation and management that are underrepresented in the Chilean scientific community. To accomplish this goal, the network offers courses and workshops in the following principal areas: a) Conservation and management of highly visible animals (birds, mammals, turtles) and b) Fisheries, considering aspects that are poorly developed in Chile, such as incidental capture, marine territorial management and socio-economical aspects of fisheries management.