The SBCP Team | Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

The SBCP Team

UNT Directors

Dr. Ricardo Rozzi
UNT, Research Director, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of Magallanes (UMAG) & Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB) and Principal Investigator
Ecologist and Environmental Philosopher
Dr. James H. Kennedy
UNT, Education Director, Regents Professor of Biological Sciences, Visiting Professor University of Magallanes, UNT Elm Fork Education Center and Natural Heritage Museum (EFEC) Director, Institute of Applied Science, member
Aquatic Ecology and Entomology
UNT, Funded Research and Field Course Director, Professor of Biological Sciences, UMAG & IEB
Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife Conservation
Eugene "Gene" Hargrove
UNT, Budget Director, Center for Environmental Philosophy (CEP) President, Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Environmental Ethics, Wittgenstein
Mrs. Carmen Auerbach
UNT SBCP Administrative Coordinator I
Tracing Darwin's Path Coordinator

Core Partners

Dr. Juan Armesto
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Vice Director, Senda Darwin Biological Station, Director, Catholic University of Chile, Professor in Department of Ecology
Plant Ecologist
Dr. Elke Schüttler
University of Magallanes (UMAG)/Puerto Williams Center
Ecologist of Invasive Species and Biosphere Reserves
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Director, 2010 Chilean National Prize of Sciences winner, U.S. Academy of Sciences member, The Nature Conservatory Advisor, University of Chile, Full Professor of Biology
Evolution of plant breeding systems in highlands
University of Magallanes (UMAG), VP Research and Graduate Programs, & Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Phycologist and Botanist
University of Magallanes (UMAG)/Puerto Williams Center, Director, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Ethnobotanist and Plant Physiologist
University of Magallanes (UMAG)/Puerto Williams Center, Research Coordinator
Ecologist and Aquatic Entomologist

Advisory Board

Businessman of Punta Arenas, Chile; IMPA- Sustainable Energy & Antarctica XXI
Civil Engineer
Dr. Gregory Anderson
University of Connecticut, Former Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant Systematics and Evolution; Plant Reproductive Biology, Pollination Biology, Ethnobotany, Graduate Education and Research Policies
Dr. Robert A. Jaeger
Senior Investment Strategist at BNY Mellon Asset Management
Author, Entrepreneur, long-term collaborator in Sub-Antarctic Chile region
Former Executive Director of the Millennium Scientific Initiative, Ministry of Economy, Promotion and Tourism, Chile
Administrator and long-term collaborator of SBCP

UNT Steering Committee

UNT, Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor/Chairperson in the Department of Economics, Director of the Center for Economic Education
Teaching and Research Interests: Economic Education, Comparative Economic Systems, and International Trade
UNT, Department Chair of Biological Sciences, Professor, former Interim CAS Dean
Environmental Science related to immunology, terrestrial toxicology and earth pollution

Core Collaborators

Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Industrial Engineer
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Legal Adviser
Mr. Maurice van de Maele
Omora Foundation; Fio-Fio Ecoshop
Anthropologist & Ecotourism specialist
Mr. Rodrigo Vera
University of Magallanes (UMAG) and Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Coordinator, Research Center of Cape Horn, Chile
Civil Engineer

Affiliated Faculty & Researchers

University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Senior Research Scientist
Bird chemical signals and olfactory systems
J. Britt Holbrook
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy, Adjunct Researcher
Environmental Philosopher
Jeff Johnson
UNT, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Ornitologist and has broad interests in evolution and conservation biology.
Lari R. Gibbons
UNT, Associate Professor of Art, P.R.I.N.T. Press, Director, The MAPC Journal, Editor
Specializes in drawing and printmaking
UNT Lecturer at the College of Visual Arts and Design
Painting, drawing, contemporary art history.
Guillermo A. Oyarce
UNT, Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences
Information Systems
UNT, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion & Director of the Philosophy of Water Project
Philosopher
UNT, Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Philosopher
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru, Director of Ecotourism Graduate Program
Forestry Engineer & Ecotourism
Buena Vista University, Assistant Professor of Biology
Freshwater Biology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, and Wetland Dynamics

Graduate Students

University of Magnalles (UMAG)
Master student intertidal conservation
Amy L. Wynia
University of North Texas (UNT)
Ph.D. Student, Ornithology
Rocio F. Jara Millar
University of North Texas (UNT)
Ph.D. Student, Ornithology
University of Magallanes (UMAG)
Master student, Marine biology
Ramiro Daniel Crego
University of North Texas (UNT)
Ph.D. Student, Exotic species
University of Chile
Ph.D. Student, Education
Javier Rendoll
University of Magallanes (UMAG)
Master Student, Marine biology
Ximena Arango
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Ph.D. Student, Ecotourism
Justin Williams
University of North Texas (UNT)
Ph.D. Student, Philosophy

Alumni

Education Coordinator, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile
Education Outreach
University of North Texas (UNT), M.A. in Philosophy with a minor in environmental science
focus on field environmental philosophy
University of Magallanes (UMAG), Master student
Intertidal processes on macroalgae, mollusks and birds
Alexandria Poole
University of North Texas (UNT)
Ph.D., Philosophy

SBCP Office Staff at UMAG-IEB in Chile

Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Coordinator for international course
Ms. Mariel Montenegro
University of Magallanes (UMAG)
General Assistant
M.S. Paula Caballero
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB) Regional Science Outreach Coordinator
Biologist
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB); Omora Park
Ornithology Assistant
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Administrator
Accountant

Friends

Mr. Juan Manuel Draguicevic
Omora Park Environmental Adviser
Universidad Andres Bello
Conservation Biology
Dr. Alicia Bugallo
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina
Environmental Philosopher
Dra. Patricia Noguera
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales
Environmental Philosopher
Honorary Consul of Chile in Vicenza, Italia; Biocultural Center "Pigafetta" (Association Veneti nel Mondo)
Lawyer in Chile & Italy
Mr. Daniel Casado
Photographer
Photography
University of British Columbia, Canada
Natural history, ecology, animal biodiversity in agroforests and mountains.

Former Post-Doctoral Students

Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity
Former Postdoc. Education, Bird Research
University of North Texas (UNT), Research Assistant Professor
Ecology and Environment (Soil and Vegetation)
Dr. Sebastián Dardanelli
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity
Former Postdoc. Education, Bird Research
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity
Former Postdoc. Bird population dynamics

IEB-UMAG IN CHILE

Catholic University of Chile, Professor, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Principal Investigator, Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity (CASEB), Prinicipal Investigator
Macroecology and ecological complexity
University of Concepción, Associate Professor of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Principal Investigator
High-Andean botany and global change
University of Magallanes (UMAG), Undergraduate Advisor, Pre-School Education Program
Pre-School Education
University of Magallanes (UMAG), Director of Art and Culture
Visual Art
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Adjunct Investigator, University of Concepción, Faculty of Forestry
Exotic plant invasions, conservation of biodiversity and the design and management of protected areas
Dr. Humberto Vidal
University of Magallanes (UMAG), Director Engineer & Study of Energy Resources GIS Lab
Civil Engineer
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Principal Investigator, University of Chile, Associate Professor
Past patterns, rates, and mechanisms of vegetation and climate change during the Quaternary (the last 2 million years)
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Prinicipal Investigator, University of La Serena, Professor
Long-term studies of plant ecology in dry lands
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Principal Investigator, University of Chile, Associate Professor
Molecular Ecology
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Terrestrial Biology Group, Center for Advanced Studies of Arid Zones (CEAZA), University of La Serena, Professor of Biology
Conservation of biodiversity and plant ecophysiology
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Catholic University of Chile
Ecology and Palaeoecology
Dr. Roy Mackenzie
Universidad de Magallanes
Microbiologist
University of Magallanes (UMAG), Engineer & Study of Energy Resources GIS Lab, Manager
Civil Engineering
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), Prinicipal Investigator, University of Chile, Associate Professor in Department of Ecological Sciences
Ethology and evolutionary biology

Research Assistants and Internship Fellows 2014-2015

Natalia Jordan
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Biologist
Alvaro Núñez Carbullanca
Center of Composition Studies Matta 365, Omora Etnobotanical Park
Musical Composition, Environmental Philosophy, Biocultural Poetry
Simon Castillo
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Biologist
Catalina Draguicevic
Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)
Biologist

UNT & INTERNATIONAL CORE ACADEMIC COLLABORATORS

Dr. Eduard Mueller
University for International Cooperation; WCPA Vice Chair Education
Conservation and Sustainability
Institute of Ecology in Mexico; President Committee for program ‘The Man and the Biosphere’ and Mexican Academy of Sciences member
Conservation of biodiversity and plant ecophysiology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Deputy Department Head
Conservation Biology
Dr. Shaun Russell
Wales Environment Research Hub (WERH), Bangor University, UK
Environment and Sustainability
UNT, Regents Professor and Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Leading contemporary exponent of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Pro Vice-Chancellor of International and Quality, Professor of Philosophy
Environmental ethics, bioethics, meta-ethics, personal identity
University of Connecticut, Associate Professor
Avian conservation biology and ecologist
Dr. Bernard Goffinet
University of Connecticut, Associate Professor
Bryophyte and lichen systematics, with an emphasis on the evolution of the Orthotrichaceae, Splachnaceae and Funariaceae (Bryophyta) and the Peltigerales (lichenized Ascomycota).
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Plant Ecologist
Projects relate to the role of spatial heterogeneity in community and landscape structure and dynamics.
Boston University, Professor of Biology
Plant population biology, impact of climate change on plants and birds; tropical forests; conservation biology; and rare plant species.
Latin American Biblic University of Costa Rica
Environmental Theologist and Philosopher
Dr. Philip Rundel
University of California - Los Angeles, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant ecology and physiology, the use of technology to measure ecosystem function
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Professor of Botany and Plant Science
Plant ecology and biodiversity in Polar Regions
University of Connecticut, Professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant Ecology and Evolution
Dr. Lewis
University of Florida, Researcher
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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