Post conference field trips

Three one-day excursions will be offered on the 2nd December.
A complete filed guide of each excursion will be available  before the meeting.

 

  •  Dec 2, 2022
  •  Expected length: 160 km (bus)
  • Scientific guides: 
Dra. María Martha Bianchi (INAPL-CONICET).

Since 1992 she studies paleoclimate and paleoecology of Patagonian Sub Antarctic forests in the frame of national and international programs. By analyzing pollen and charcoal records in lakes sediment cores, she contributes to vegetation and wildfires reconstruction since the Late Glacial period. 

Dr. Ricardo Villaba (IANIGLA-CONICET).

He is interested in paleoclimatology and the impacts of climate change on natural resources in the Andes.  Member of the PAGES Steering Committee (2004-2009) and co-author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC, 2007). Actively participated in the adoption of Argentina’s Glacier Protection Law (2010). Harold C. Fritts Award from the International Tree Ring Society in recognition of “a lifetime” dedicated to the education and study of tree ring science. 

 

Field Trip 1: Tronador mount and Ventisquero Negro.

 

In this field trip you will enjoy the incredible experience of finding yourselves in the heart of the mythic Andes Mountain Chain. “Tronador Mount”, the highest mountain of Nahuel Huapi National Park, displays at its feet a glacial tongue covered in volcanic ashes, which gives the ice its particular black colour “Ventisquero Negro”. Also, beautiful Patagonian Lakes of great paleoecological importance (e.g. Gutierrez and Mascardi lakes) could be seen during the journey. During the trip the scientific guides (Dr. María Martha Bianchi and Dr. Ricardo Villalba) will comment about different paleoecological changes related to recent climate variability (the massive mortality of Coihues during the La NIÑA 1998-99 event; mass remotion and valley floods events related to above average precipitation during 2009) and Holocene paleoenvironmental changes reconstructed by dendrochronological and palynomorph studies carried out in this area.    

Scientific guides: 

Dra. María Martha Bianchi (INAPL-CONICET).

Since 1992 she studies paleoclimate and paleoecology of Patagonian Sub Antarctic forests in the frame of national and international programs. By analyzing pollen and charcoal records in lakes sediment cores, she contributes to vegetation and wildfires reconstruction since the Late Glacial period. 

Dr. Ricardo Villaba (IANIGLA-CONICET).

He is interested in paleoclimatology and the impacts of climate change on natural resources in the Andes.  Member of the PAGES Steering Committee (2004-2009) and co-author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC, 2007). Actively participated in the adoption of Argentina’s Glacier Protection Law (2010). Harold C. Fritts Award from the International Tree Ring Society in recognition of “a lifetime” dedicated to the education and study of tree ring science. 

Field Trip 2: Postglacial lakes evolution of North Bariloche area. Limnological and Botanical observations.
  •   Dec 2, 2022
  •  Expected length: 300km
  •  Includes: bus transportation, lunch package, local insurance and scientific guide.
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This excursion invites you to go along one of the most famous roads in the Argentinian Patagonia: the “Seven lakes” road. The attraction in this road focuses on numerous deep and shallow lakes as a result of the action of glaciers and volcanic activity. On June 4 2011, a mega-eruption occurred in the Cordón Caulle-Puyehue volcanic complex (Chile), which discharged massive amounts of ash and pumice stone on the area. Limnological studies prior to the eruption, carried out in Nahuel Huapi, Correntos and Espejo Lakes, and an exhaustive annual follow-up allowed us to know the real effect of the fall of the volcanic material on both the environmental variables and the organisms that inhabit the lakes. This knowledge contributes to the understanding of the ecology of the water bodies of the Andean region, which have been subjected to numerous volcanic events throughout their recent history. Furthermore, during the trip it can be seen one of the most abrupt vegetation gradient in the world, represented by the shrub-grass steppe on the east and the subantartic forest on the west of northern Patagonia. 

 

Limnological guide: 

Dra. Marcela Bastidas Navarro (Limnology Laboratory of INIBIOMA, CONICET-UNCO).

She focused on freshwater planktonic communities study. She is currently working on bacterial metabolism, in particular consumption of dissolved organic matter, nutrient limitation, antibiotic resistance and physiological condition. 

Botanical guide:

Dra. Gloria Canepa  (CENAC/APN Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi).

Her studies focus on vegetation communities from the patagonian andean forest and steppe. She is currently involved in several conservation projects of the Nahuel Huapi National Park

 

 

   

 

 

 

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