Dr. John A. Silander, Jr.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Fax: (860) 486-6364
For more information, please see http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/silander/
Research Project of Integrative Conservation at Cape Horn, Chile.
This project done in collaboration with former student and post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, focused on developing integrative and sustainable conservation for the Cape Horn region of Chile and adjacent areas of the Magellanic Region. A primary objective was designation of this region as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This project involved studies in ecology, botany, ornithology, anthropology, environmental ethics. This is the region in which Darwin had his first extensive encounter with Native Americans, which had a profound influence on his writing of the Descent of Man . The Omora Foundation has worked with the various stakeholders to establish the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, officially declared 28 June, 2005.