On October 22, science students from around Chile congregated in Punta Arenas for the start of the the IV Feria Antártica Escolar (Antarctic Students' Fair), which this year focuses on the effects of climate change on the wildlife of Antarctica.
FAE was inaugurated by Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla, who spoke about "Climate Change in Chile: how can we adapt and help mitigate its impact". Castilla is professor at the Catholic University of Chile, a specialist in experimental marine ecology and marine conservation. Castilla is a member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences (US).
In this FAE, six experimental works and 18 bibliographical ones will be presented by students, with topics covering places like Eastern Island and Puerto Williams (near the Beagle Channel). These works have been selected by a jury of scientists and will be evaluated again, now via oral presentations, to decide which groups will get to participate in the Fourth Antarctic Expedition for Students. FAE has been organized since 2004 by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) and the Chilean Air Force.
Submitted by the Chilean Antarctic Institute.
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Wednesday, 24 October 2007 18:29
Chilean science students meet to discuss Antarctic climate changeWritten by Louise Huffman
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