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This book consolidates the information, results, experience and perspectives of different research groups working on Chilean Saltmarshes. Some aspects of these ecosystems such as their bio-geographical connectivity, flora and faunal components, the interaction between ecosystem components and especially the response of this kind of ecosystems to human and natural perturbations defines the Chilean Saltmarshes as an attractive systems for future studies, focused into test the theoretical and experimental aspects of saltmarshes and general ecology.
1. Distribution and conservation of coastal wetlands: a geographical perspective
2. River mouths and coastal lagoons in central Chile
3. Birds in coastal wetlands of Chile
4. Hydrophilic flora and vegetation of the coastal wetlands of Chile
5. Coastal Wetlands of northern Chile
6. Natural history and ecological patterns of the El Yali coastal wetland, central Chile
7. Hydrology of the coastal wetlands of central Chile: the case of the El Yali reserve
8. Characterization of the Mataquito coastal wetlands, Curico Province, Maule Region
9. Effects of the 2010 tsunami on the Mataquito River Wetland
10. Tabul-Raqui Wetlands: A Chilean ecosystem of high conservation value, severely disturbed by the 2010 earthquake
José Miguel Fariña holds a PhD in Ecology from Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile and was postdoctoral researcher at Brown University, USA and The Charles Darwin Foundation at the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. His main research topic is ecosystem and community ecology of the sea-land interfase from where he has published more than 30 articles on international peer-review magazines. Actually he is an Associated Professor at Pontificia Univiersidad Catolica in Chile and Visiting Scholar at Brown University, USA.
Andrés Camaño, is a Marine Biologist by University of Concepcion. He has a diploma on Environmental Engineering from University of Concepcion and a diploma on Operational Risk Management from Federico Santa Maria University. He is currently Environmental Director at Golder Associates and was previously Corporate Environmental, Safety, Occupational Health, and Operational Risk Manager at Arauco Enterprises, and Environmental Affairs Manager at the BHP Billiton-operated Escondida Cooper Mine. He collaborated on 24 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has been co-editor on four books. Andres Camaño is a member of the Chilean Society for Sea Science and is President of the Marine Contamination Group of the National Oceanographic Committee. He is also a professor in various Environment Master Programs and an advisor for the Upper Management Network of Universidad del Desarrollo.