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The mindscape of the future must have some memory of the ecological arrangements that shaped us and of the social structures that served us well.   ……. My worry is that our context then will be so remote from the ways we survived through the ages that our organizing paradigm will become chaos theory rather than ecology.


Becoming Native To This Place by Wes Jackson


Broader Impacts


Formal Integration of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research:

Chapter Lead AuthorInter-Governmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Regional Assessment for the Americas. Integrating Ecosystem Benefits and Human Well-Being. 2015-2017.

ParticipantXIV Cary Conference. Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: Values, Philosophy, and Action. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. May 8 - 10, 2011.

Chilean DelegateRepresentative on behalf of Chile to the 2009 US LTER All Scientist Meeting (Colorado, USA) and the 2008 ILTER Meeting (Stara Lesna, Slovakia)

Organizing Committee NSF-funded Workshop Integrating Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics. March 2007. Ancud and Puerto Natales, Chile.

Co-founder – 2006-2008. Ciencia Magallánica: Regional scientific symposium of weekly and monthly expositions between governmental managers and academic researchers.

Co-Producer – Dialogue with Darwin: a faithful account of a navigation through the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. J. Frederick Dent, Producer/Director. MediaLucida 2011.  25 minute documentary of art/science expedition to Agostini National Park, Chile. Spanish subtitles.

Co-Producer Convivencia – the act of joyous co-existence. J. Frederick Dent, Producer/Director. MediaLucida 2010.  20 minute film about the Tracing Darwin’s Path field course in biocultural conservation.


Policy and Management Experience:

Board member Executive Council, Austral Center for Scientific Research (2015-present)

Representative  Tierra del Fuego Provincial Environment Council (2015-present)

Invited Attendee U.S.-Chile Binational Environmental Education Workshop, 2011 Environmental Cooperation Agreement, organized by the U.S. Embassy, Chilean Ministry of Environment & U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Santiago, Chile, 2-5 August 2011.

Board MemberScientific Advisory Board, UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve Initiative, Puerto Williams and Punta Arenas, Chile (2005-present)

Board MemberAdvisory Board of the National Invasive Species Program, Chilean National Environmental Commission, Ministry of Foreign Relations & United Nations Global Invasive Species Program (2006-2007)

Coordinator Facilitated the inclusion of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement, a sub-section of the U.S-Chile Free Trade Agreement. U.S. State Department and Chilean Ministry of Environment. 2011 Binational Working Plan.

Conservation Consultant – World Bank Global Environment Facility (GEF) Project Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Omora Foundation and Chilean National Environment Commission (2004-2007)

Scientific AdvisorExotic Species Control Program, Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Service, Punta Arenas, Chile (2004-present)

Scientific AdvisorProvincial Governor’s Office, Chilean Antarctic Province, Puerto Williams, Chile (2001-2006)

Attended workshop All about Boards, developing governance and professional skills for not-for-profit boards of directors. Non-Profit Center, Tacoma, WA, (Nov. 2004)


Professional and Community Service:

Journal Editor –Managing Editor of Special Edition, Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (2010), Associate Editor, Animal Conservation (2011-present), Handling Editor, Conservation Biology (2013-present)

Description: IMG_1050Reviewer – U.S. National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering, Catalyzing New International Collaborations Program (2011)

Evaluator – Natural Science Commission, Formation of Advanced Human Capital Program “BecasChile” (international graduate scholarships), Chilean National Scientific and Technological Commission (2011, 2012)

Member Commission for Institutional Research Accreditation, University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile (2010-2011)

Member Accreditation Commission for Master’s of Science Program, University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile (2009-2011; accredited 2010)

Faculty Advisor UNT SEEDS Chapter – Students Promoting an Environmental Aware Campus, Denton, TX (2010-2012)

Founder & PresidentOmora Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance (, Mocksville, NC (2004-present)

Regional Delegate – Representative for the Chilean Fulbright Commission to the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region (2008-2011)

Master’s Scholarship Selection Commission – Agricultural and Biological Sciences Panel – Chilean Fulbright Commission (2010)

AdvisorUniversity of Magallanes “American Corner” (2006-2011)

Book Proposal Reviewer – Ecology and Conservation Section, Springer Publishing (2011)

Journal Reviewer J. of Nature Conservation, Conservation Letters, Studies in Neotropical Fauna & Environment, Hydrobiologia, American Midland Naturalist, Biodiversity & Conservation, Biological Invasions, Conservation Biology, J. of Environmental Management, J. of Description: Popi y mí PopiInternational Policy & Ethics, Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, Quarterly Review of Biology, Revista Bosque, Freshwater Biology

Society Memberships Ecological Society of America (2004-present), Sociedad Argentina para el Estudio de Mamíferos (2012-present), Sociedad de Ecología Chilena (2009-present), Asociación Argentina de Ecología (2012-present)

EditorBoletín de la Red de Etnojardines Hermanos Latinoamericanos (2005-2006)

Graduate Representative – Institute of Ecology, Executive Committee (2002-2003)

Volunteer and Translator – 4th Street Elementary School, Athens GA (2001-2003)

Co-founder and Chairperson – UNC-Chapel Hill Natural History Club (1998-1999)


Appearances in Media Outlets:

castores: la invasión del fin del mundo, Scientific advisor and on-air interview. Produced by Curius Films with the financial support of the Argentine Cinema Institute (INCAA).

Scientific Consultant and on air specialist for 23 Degrees, Co-produced by the BBC/Discovery Channel. Broadcast February 2012.

Radio Interview on beaver introduction in Tierra del Fuego, The Current, produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Company. 20 January 2011.

Radio Interview for Darwin’s 200th Birthday, The World, produced by WGBH, Public Radio International and British Broadcasting Channel. 11 February 2009:

Scientific Consultant and on air specialistZDF German Public Television story about invasive beavers. 2008.

Scientific Consultant and on air specialist for Serious Oceans, produced by the BBC. Broadcast June-December 2008.

Consultant and on air specialistBoomerang. Independent Television and Red Television, Magallanes Regional Documentary Program. 2007.

Featured in the Various Media Outlets: British Broadcasting Corporation (USA & England), The Discovery Channel (USA), Nature (International), Der Spiegel (Germany), National Public Radio (USA), Atlanta Journal-Constitution (USA), UGA Columns (USA), Winston-Salem Journal (USA), Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (USA), La Prensa Austral (Chile), ITV (Chile), El Pingüino (Chile), ZDF Public Television Channel (Germany).


Invited Lectures and Symposia:

Anderson, C.B. (2016). Reconceptualizando las especies exóticas invasoras de la Patagonia como sistemas socio-ecológicos. Invited lecture. National University of Entre Ríos, Oro Verde. 11 October.

Anderson, C.B. & A.E.J. Valenzuela (2014). Biological invasions in "pristine" Patagonia: lots of basic research, but insufficient integration and application? Invited lecture. Environmental Sciences and Policy Program. Northern Arizona University. 23 September.

Anderson, C.B. (2014). More than an invasive ecosystem engineer: understanding invasive beavers in Tierra del Fuego as part of a socio-ecological system. Invited lecture.  Department of Natural Resources and Environment. University of Connecticut. 5 September.

Anderson, C.B., A. Sapoznikow, O. Barbosa & J.C. Pizarro (2013). Simposio Socio-Ecología: Avanzando Hacía la Integración de “la dimensión humana” en el Estudio y Entendimiento de los Ecosistemas del Sur de Sudamérica. Symposium. X Reunión Binacional de Ecología (Chile-Argentina). Puerto Varas, Chile. 3-6 November.

Anderson, C.B. (2012). Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Sites: Conceptual foundations and projections in Argentina (Sitios de Estudios Socio-Ecológicos a Largo Plazo (SESELP): bases conceptuales y proyecciones en la Argentina). Invited Lecture. National Patagonia Research Center. Puerto Madryn, Argentina. 7 August.

Anderson, C.B. & A.E.J. Valenzuela (2011). Invasions in the end of the world: Introduced species in Cape Horn. American Academy of Science and Technology, University of Talca-U.S. Embassy in Chile. Santiago, Chile. November 29.

Description: 0001 (2)Anderson, C.B. (2010). The Omora Park as an LTSER site in Cape Horn. Institute of Arctic Biology. Univeristy of Alaska – Fairbanks. September 9.

Anderson, C.B., J.C. Pizarro, R. Rozzi & F. Massardo (2010). Linking society and the academy to create relevant research outcomes: the experience of the Omora Park as a long-term socio-ecological research site in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Special session on long-term ecological research (C. Ghersa & B. Bond, organizers). IV Binational Ecology Meeting (Chile/Argentina). 8-13 August.

Anderson, C.B., R. Rozzi, F. Massardo, Y. Medina**, J.C. Pizarro**, T. Contador**, A. Mansilla, J. Ojeda** & J. Kennedy (2010). Integrating unperceived biodiversity in long-term socio-ecological research and conservation of austral forests: the experience of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in linking long-term research in environmental philosophy and ecology for biocultural conservation. Organized symposium on long-term research and conservation in austral forests (G. Martinez Pastur and C.B. Anderson, organizers). 5th Southern Connections Conference. Bariloche, Argentina. 15-20 February.

Anderson, C.B., V. Morales**, R. Rozzi, F. Massardo (2009). Biodiversity and Tourism Products in Patagonia: Biodiversity as a “tourism offering” and ecotourism as a “conservation tool” to value it. Invited lecture. Latin American Symposium on Biodiversity and Ecotourism in Latin America: Use and Impacts. Organized by the Costa Rican National Biodiversity Institute (InBio) and the Extremeñan Center for Ibero-American Studies. Heredia, Costa Rica. 7-10 November.

Anderson, C.B. (2009). The Chilean LTSER. Special session on LTER in the north Patagonia region of Chile-Argentina (A. Austin & B. Bond, organizers). All Scientist Meeting, US LTER Network. Estes Park, Colorado, USA.  7-10 September.

Anderson, C.B. (2008). Biocultural conservation: a Southerner’s perspective from the “South”. Keynote Address. Biological Graduate Student Association Research Day. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 19 April.

Anderson, C.B. (2006). Restoration of riparian Nothofagus forests post-beaver: possibilities and projections. Invited Workshop Presentation. XV Meeting of the Chilean Ecological Society. La Serena, Chile. July 27-29.

Anderson, C.B. (2006). Saving Cape Horn. Invited Lecture. New York Yacht Club. 44th Street Club House, Manhattan, New York. May 3.

Anderson, C.B. (2005). El rol ecológico del Castor “subantarcticus en los arroyos de la Reserva de Biosfera Cabo de Hornos. Invited Lecture. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC). Ushuaia, Argentina. November 18.

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