Dr. Jaime Jiménez, a leading expert on wildlife conservation and environmental studies in the Sub-Antarctic region of Chile, will join the faculty of the University of North Texas in January, bringing a wealth of technical expertise to one of the university's most prominent areas of international and interdisciplinary research.
Jimenez will be part of the Sub-Antarctic Ecosystems and Biocultural Conservation research cluster, hosted at UNT by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Philosophy & Religion Studies in association with Chilean partners including the Universidad de Magallanes and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. This world recognized team collaborates with private agencies and government officials to implement long-term biocultural conservation in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile.
"Dr. Jimenez is a wonderful addition to our department because of the knowledge he brings to us in terms of basic ecology and the experience he has in Sub-Antarctic ecosystem research," said Art Goven, chair of the department of Biological Sciences at UNT. "Dr. Jimenez will serve as a bridge, strengthening the already strong ties between UNT and our partners in Chile as we continue to focus our research efforts on biocultural conservation." (full article)
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