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Universidad Austral de Chile

Short name
UACH
Web
http://www.uach.cl/

Country
Chile
Role
UACH will be involved in Module 1 and 3. In Module 1, we will develop WP1.1 by assessing historical fire regime using tree-ring proxy data in the Andes of south-central Chile. Also, we will evaluate landscape changes in the coastal range of south-central Chile together with assessing the impact of fires. Further, in WP 1.2 we will explore the relationship between fire and climate variability. In Module 3, we will focus in WP 3.2 by examining the restoration of large burned areas of Araucaria-Nothofagus forests.
Work packages
Members
Experience
This scientific team has ample experience in studies of fire ecology, landscape change, and climate variability in Mediterranean and temperate forests in Chile. Dr. González has been the P.I. and Co-PI of different research grants (NGS, IFS, FUND. ANDES, FORECOS) related with fire ecology and climate variability. Dr. Lara has been the P.I. of key research grants (National Forest and Vegetation Inventory and Mapping (1994 -1997); FORECOS Millennium Scientific Nucleus “Forest Ecosystemic Services to Aquatic Systems under Climatic Fluctuations” (2002 – 2006). Dr. Le Quesne has been P.I. of projects related with the reconstruction of millennial climate variability from tree-ring chronologies for central Chile (FONDECYT).
Brief description of the legal entity
The University Austral de Chile (UACH), founded in 1954 as a private corporation, is one of the most important institution of higher education in south-central Chile. It enjoys international recognition for its academic excellence offering more than 40 different undergraduate programs and 30 graduates programs. It attends a population of c. 10.000 students with a permanent staff of c. 800 faculties.

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