Dr. Christopher Anderson, Director of the Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance being created between the University of North Texas and the Universidad de Magallanes, was an invited attendee at the tri-annual All Scientist Meeting of the United States Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, funded by the National Science Foundation. Anderson’s participation on behalf of UNT and UMAG was also related to his collaboration with the emerging Chilean Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Program (LTSER), coordinated by the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. The meeting’s theme – “The integration of science and society in an ever changing world” – dealt with many themes that are relevant to the OSARA program’s goals of integrating acaemia and society and within academia building a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Held in Estes Park, Colorado, the event’s 900 participants came together in various workshops included International Science Agenda for LTER, Ecosystem Services Working Group and Humanities and LTER. For more information, visit the meeting website.
The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) offers an ideal forum for investigating the reticulated specificity of the causes of environmental problems, as well as for favoring the expression of diverse forms of ecological knowledge, languages, and practices. Recently, the ISEE Bulletin began to be published “online” and include a special section in Spanish. As representative of the South American Chapter of ISEE, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi and Mark Woods, the editor of the ISEE Bulletin, initiated a series of bilingual essays to provide a vision of South American environmental philosophy written by different authors. The goal here is to promote a multi-vocal expression that overcomes the frequent homogenizing (even oppressing) effect that exert univocal discourses that with their synthesis take over the voice and talk for instead of with those with whom we coinhabit the southern part of the New World. To learn more about this effort, supported by ISEE, the Center for Environmental Philosophy and the Program in Biocultural Research and Conservation (UNT-UMAG-IEB), please click here.
German Public Television ZDF will feature a series of reports on the Cape Horn Archipelago, as part of a program that includes stories from both the Argentine and Chilean sides of Patagonia. The Cape Horn segments will cover life at Horn Island by the Naval family that maintains the light house, the king and queen crab fishery and the effects of invasive beavers. To watch OSARA President Dr. Christopher Anderson guide the segment on beavers, click here.