Dra. BANEGAS, Natalia

Investigadora En el Instituto de Investigación Animal del Chaco Semiárido (IIACS) de INTA. Docente Cátedra Edafología Facultad de Agronomía y Zootecnia-UNT.

 

I work on issues related to the impact of  livestock production on soil quality indicators, carbon capture and soil organic matter dynamic. Currently, I am working on long-term experiments in grazzing and silvopastorl systms of Dry Chaco region with the aim of generating local values for a better comprehension of C balance

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Ing. Agr. FERNÀNDEZ, Pedro
(PhD fellow at INTA)

 

I am interested on the environmental and socio-economic impact of livestock at different scales. At present, i'm studying trade-offs between meat production and carbon stock for silvopastoral systems in dry chaco. Also, i'm studying spatial determinants of cattle distribution in dry chaco.

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Lic. HURTADO FERRATÉ, Sara Marina
(PhD fellow at CONICET)

Through my ecology degree, I developed a great interest in research on various topics, particularly the study of invertebrates as bioindicators. I am currently interested in researching insects, particularly leafcutter ants (Formicidae: Myrmicinae), which play a fundamental role in the ecosystems they inhabit, despite being considered harmful to crops. These herbivores are key in structuring the Chaco landscape, so I will study the factors that shape these communities and their ecological functions in Chaco remnants of Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

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Lic. LOTO, Dante Ernesto
(PhD fellow at CONICET)

I'm interested in the dynamics of carbon through woody biomass in the Chaco Seco forests, related to land uses such as fires, livestock and forest use. Currently, I'm working in fieldworks and database elaboration of permanent plots established in Chaco Seco at regional level since 2007

 

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Dr. MONTII, Lía F
(Researcher at CONICET)

I work on issues related to plant ecology (native and exotic) and on the ecosystem's dynamics and function. Currently, I'm interested in integrating knowledge at the nature-society interface to develop adaptive management strategies for invasive species promoting biodiversity conservation and social well-being.

 

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Lic. SPESCHA, Verónica

Work on issues related to Urban Ecology. Currently, I am studying the interactions between the socio-economic structure of cities and the diversity and functioning of urban vegetation (Public green spaces and Urban gardens).

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Dr. Zelaya, Patricia Viviana
(Investigadora Asistente CONICET)
Lugar de Trabajo: Instituto de Estudios para el Desarrollo Social (INDES) CONICET-UNSE y Jardín Botánico,  Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero.


"I am currently investigating the relationship between peasant communities and the use of resources in the Chaco forest in the northwest of Santiago del Estero, and how this use would be affecting the biodiversity and sustainability of this environment. I work in different communities that have forests and in them we install permanent plots to monitor the structure and dynamics of the vegetation over time. I analyze how the nesting of Melipona bees is affected by the use of firewood and I measure the natural regeneration in open clearings to determine the best strategy to follow in the restoration of the most degraded fragments".

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