Lorena Arias | Researcher assistant


Lorena is an analyst chemist from the University of Concepción in Chile. She currently in charge of the inorganic carbon biogeochemistry at the Aquatic Ecosystem Functioning Lab (LAFE) of the faculty of Environmental Sciences at the University of Concepcion. Lorena has a part-time contract with MUSELS, where she is in charge of the carbonate system […]

PAUL WATT | Researcher assistant


Paul Watt is a marine biologist with a degree from the Universidad Católica del Norte, who worked on sandy beaches for his undergraduate thesis and has now extended his interest to the rocky intertidal. Currently, he supports research involving laboratory and field experiments at the MUSELS Millennium Nucleus and the monitoring of the environmental conditions in the […]

José Hernandez H.|Researcher assistant


Jose Ignacio Hernandez is Bachelor of Economics and M.Sc. (candidate) in Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Concepcion. His research intererests focus on applied econometrics, natural resource economics and environment valuation. Contact e-mail: joseignaciohernandezh@gmail.com

Manuel Núñez C. | Researcher assistant


Manuel is a marine biologist at the Universidad de Concepción and is currently completing a master’s degree in environmental management at the Universidad Católica del Norte. He works as a lab manager in ChangoLab of the The Center for Advanced Research in Arid Zones (CEAZA), where he works in laboratory management, data processing and support field campaigns. […]

Paulina Contreras D. | Research Assistant


Paulina is a marine biologist at the University of Concepción. She currently works  as a Laboratory Manager for Lab Operations Ecosystem (LAFE), performing the work of laboratory management, supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students, coordinating campaigns of land management “Fondecyt 1,130,254 Project”, also is responsible for MUSELS field campaigns, activities carried out in the 10th Region […]

Carolina Fernández B. | RESEARCHER ASSISTANT

carolina fernandez

Carolina Fernández is a Marine Biology student at the University of Valparaíso, who develops her thesis under the guidance of Dr. Marco A. Lardies. Her thesis focuses on the effect of multiple stressors (i.e. temperature and ocean acidification) in shaping the physiological and morphological variability of different shellfish populations in northern Chile.