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Second cohort of NSF-funded International Research Experience for Students application is now open!

Dr. Jaime Jimenez announces 2nd cohort of the NSF-funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) is now open for applications.

"It is my pleasure to announce the call for the second cohort of students application of our NSF International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant, 'IRES: Cross-cutting interdisciplinary research and integration of ecology and biocultural conservation in the world's southernmost forests.'"

Four institutions sign letter of intent to expand ecological research in Chile

The President of the Catholic University of Chile, Ignacio Sánchez welcomed the presidents of the University of North Texas, Dr. Neal Smatresk and the University of Magallanes, Dr. Juan Oyarzo, as well as the director of UNT's Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, to the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, in order to consolidate a partnership strategy for the management of the future Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center.

Diego Ramirez - Drake Passage Marine Park is now a reality.

On January 22, 2018, the government of Chile approved the creation of the Diego Ramirez - Drake Passage Marine Park.

Clean water research by Dr. James Kennedy and dignitaries meet in Puerto Williams to discuss the Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center

Decades of on-site research into clean water at the world's southernmost city Puerto Williams with faculty and students from the University of North Texas and the University of Magallanes, provides strong data about the purity of the water in the Robalo River, which runs through

UNT President Neal Smatresk visits Chile

UNT President Neal Smatresk traveled to Chile earlier this month to meet with program partners, including University of Magallanes President Juan Oyarzo Perez (pictured at left) and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile President Ignacio Sánchez (right). One topic of discussion was the large grant, received by the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) for the construction of the Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center in Puerto Williams - the southernmost city in the world. See links to the UNT story and to information about Puerto Williams.

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