22.06.2021: Julieta ORLANDO (Chile): Microbial ecology at the south of the world: from the Atacama Desert to the Antarctic Peninsula online unter UniMeet-Kolloquium um 17:00 Uhr, Institut für Biologie
Chile, given the unique conditions and attributes of its territory, constitutes a great natural laboratory. Its territory is a thin piece of land that extends for 4,270 kilometers, flanked by the Andes Mountains, on the one hand, and the Pacific Ocean, on the other hand. Likewise, it ranges from the highlands and the desert in the north, with their marked meteorological variations, to frozen places of the Magallanes Region in the south. Added to this are over 1 million square kilometers of Antarctic territory claimed by Chile. That is why Chile has a huge variety of ecosystems, microclimates, and scenarios of different characteristics, many of them unique in the world, which provides the opportunity to develop research on the most diverse topics. This lecture aims to illustrate a part of the variety of topics in Microbial Ecology that can be developed from the southernmost country in the world.