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Olga Alejandra Barbosa Prieto

Profesora Asociada

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


I work at the interface of ecosystems and conservation ecology, in human dominated ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding how multifunctional landscapes can contribute to ecosystem services provision .

Educación

  •  Biological Sciences, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2005
  •  Biological Sciences, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 1999

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoctoral Research Fellow Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

    Sheffield, Reino Unido

    Enero 2005 - Enero 2007

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

    de Ciencias

    Valdivia, Chile

    Enero 2010 - A la fecha

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad

    Concepción and Valdivia, Chile

    Enero 2008 - Enero 2010

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Presidenta Other

    Sociedad de Ecología de Chile (SOCECOL)

    Chile

    Enero 2016 - A la fecha

  •   Biodiversity Technical Advisory Group Other

    Alianza Sobre la Evaluacion Ambiental y el Desempeño Ecológico (LEAP-FAO)

    Roma, Italia

    Enero 2017 - A la fecha

  •   Experto IPBES Other

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    Santiago, Chile

    Enero 2015 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Has graduated 4 undergrad students: Karina Arteaga (2012, UACh), Romina Zepeda (2013, UACh), Lorena Sandoval (2014, UACh) and Daniela Tapia (2017, UACh)
Has graduated 4 master students: Valeria Ochoa (2013, UACh), Mauricio Gonzalez Chang (2013, UACh), Carmen Etcheverry (2015, ISARA-Lyon,France); Garance Journet (2016, ESA-NMBU, France –Norway); from different master programs of national and international universities
Has graduated 2 PhD students: Carmen Paz Silva 2014, Marcela Marquez (co-advised in University of Florida, USA)
Supervised 5 postdocs: Dr. Cesar Gonzalez (2012-2016), Dr. Luis Castañeda (2013-2015), Dr. Elizabaeth Cook (2014-2017), Dr. Toshiko Miura (2015-2018), Dr Paz Durán(2018-2020)


Difusión y Transferencia


Selection of outreach and knowledge transfer activities
- Participation in parliamentary sessions at the National Congress in matters sucha as: Creayion of Ministry of Science and Technology (Comisión Mixta CyT, may 2018), project to create the National Biodiversity and Protected Aeas Service at Ministry of Environment (several sessions 2016-2017) and informative session on the topic of environmental protection and evidence based decision making at local government instances such as at the Regional Council of the Rivers (July 2018) regarding
-Participation as speaker at Congreso del Futuro (January 2018), and moderator of Congreso del Futuro – Los Rios (January 2017)
- Participation on TV program Por la Razón y la Ciencia of CNN-Chile (June 2018) and Patria Cientifica of CNN (July 2018), TV documentary about my project of conservation with the wine industry at the series “Cambio Global” for TVN, the state´s tv channel that was recently awarded as the best film at OENOVIDEO Festival (France), several interviews regarding scientific issues (sustainability, science based policy making) at
- With my research team we have performed more than 16 workshops on biodiversity, sustainable management and biological conservation in for winery companies and trader association of Wines of Chile, with a total of 1,818 people from the wine sector trained until 2017.
- 66 appearances in the media (# 59 in the national press and # 7 in the international press) 7 detailed file attached in proposal
- 3 Broadcast videos with a number of visits that reach # 3,398 YouTube and # 1,254 Facebook, at the Austral University of Chile and the bus terminal in the city of Valdivia.
- Exhibition in the Chilean pavilion of the Expo Milan (2015) of the video "Conservation of Biodiversity and Viticulture"
- Talk at “Encuentros Con Ciencia”, organized by the Universidad Austral de Chile open to community, with the theme "Climate Change, Wine and Sustainability"
- 3 invitation as keynote speaker at conference events in the agroindustry and 1 in the Association of Salmon Breeders, and q to BIOFIn with PNUD


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Premio Comunicación y Vinculación Facultad de Ciencias 2015

    UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

    Chile, 2015

    This award recognises the impact on outreach and knowledge transfer os sciences to the community, specifically regarding environmental protection and seeking solutions to environmental conflicts


 

Article (21)

Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbial communities in Chilean vineyards and surrounding native forests.
Patterns of bird diversity and habitat use in mixed vineyard-matorral landscapes of Central Chile.
Non-random filtering effect on birds: species and guilds response to urbanization
Bird Richness and Abundance in Response to Urban Form in a Latin American City: Valdivia, Chile as a Case Study
Comparison of soil microbial communities inhabiting vineyards and native sclerophyllous forests in central Chile
The New Global Urban Realm: Complex, Connected, Diffuse, and Diverse Social-Ecological Systems.
Urban patterns in the biodiversity of metropolitan wetlands in the Metropolitan area of Cconcepcion
Urban patterns in the biodiversity of metropolitan wetlands in the Metropolitan area of Cconcepcion
Vinecology: pairing wine with nature?/?
Green aims given global perspective: New world vineyards compare and consider sustainability approach
Interactions among patch area, forest structure and water fluxes in a fog-inundated forest ecosystem in semi-arid Chile
City-wide relationships between green spaces, urban land use and topography
Regeneration patterns and persistence of the fog-dependent Fray Jorge forest in semiarid Chile during the past two centuries
Regeneration patterns and persistence of the fog-dependent Fray Jorge forest in semiarid Chile during the past two centuries
Effects of herbivory and patch size on tree seedling survivorship in a fog-dependent coastal rainforest in semiarid Chile
Effects of herbivory and patch size on tree seedling survivorship in a fog-dependent coastal rainforest in semiarid Chile
Who benefits from access to green space? A case study from Sheffield, UK.
Rain forest islands in the chilean semiarid region: Fog-dependency, ecosystem persistence and tree regeneration
Conservation of temperate forest birds in Chile: implications from the study of an isolated forest relict
Effects of forest fragmentation on the beetle assemblage at the relict forest of Fray Jorge, Chile
Humped pattern of diversity=> fact or artifact?

Article (19)

Evaluating biodiversity workshops in Chile: are farmers responding with conservation action?
Wine with a Bouquet of Biodiversity: Assessing Agricultural Adoption of Conservation 3 Practices in Chile
Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?
Patterns of bird diversity and habitat use in mixed vineyard-matorral landscapes of Central Chile
Accessibility to urban green spaces in Chilean cities using adaptive thresholds
Nonrandom filtering effect on birds: Species and guilds response to urbanization
Are we moving towards a socio-ecology? Reflections on the integration of the "human" dimensions in ecology in Southern America [¿Estamos avanzando hacía una socio-ecología? Reflexiones sobre la integración de las dimensiones “humanas” en la ecología en el sur de América]
Bird Richness and Abundance in Response to Urban Form in a Latin American City: Valdivia, Chile as a Case Study
Comparison of soil microbial communities inhabiting vineyards and native sclerophyllous forests in central Chile
The New Global Urban Realm: Complex, Connected, Diffuse, and Diverse Social-Ecological Systems
Urban patterns in the biodiversity of metropolitan wetlands in the Metropolitan area of Cconcepcion
Interactions among patch area, forest structure and water fluxes in a fog-inundated forest ecosystem in semi-arid Chile
City-wide relationships between green spaces, urban land use and topography
Regeneration patterns and persistence of the fog-dependent Fray Jorge forest in semiarid Chile during the past two centuries
Effects of herbivory and patch size on tree seedling survivorship in a fog-dependent coastal rainforest in semiarid Chile
Who benefits from access to green space? A case study from Sheffield, UK
Rain forest islands in the chilean semiarid region: Fog-dependency, ecosystem persistence and tree regeneration
Conservation of temperate forest birds in Chile: implications from the study of an isolated forest relict
Effects of forest fragmentation on the beetle assemblage at the relict forest of Fray Jorge, Chile

Proyecto (14)

Museums and Community: Concepts, Experiences, and Sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Acceso barrio: web-based platform to evaluate and model urban accessibility
MAXIMIZING URBAN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Unravelling the impact of global change drivers on Chilean amphibians: emerging diseases, land use-change and climate warming
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN)
Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable (CEDEUS)
Managing biodiversity and ecosystems services to improve Chilean Wine Industry resilience
Sustainable and biodiversity friendly vineyard landscapes: a collaborative analysis of two agroecosystems
MECHANISMS BEHIND THE STRUCTURE OF URBAN BIRDS ASSEMBLAGES AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE TREE
Predicting distributional shifts in a warming climate: natural selection, phenotypic plasticity and niche models
Urban Sustainability: Research Coordination and Synthesis for a Transformative Future
DECREASING URBAN GREEN SPACE AVAILABILITY UNDER INCREASING URBANIZATION PATTERNS: WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PROVISION AND URBAN BIODIVERSITY?
Programa Vino, Cambio Climático Y Biodiversidad
Desarrollo y evaluación de servicios ecosistémicos en base a biodiversidad funcional con cultivos de cobertura y flora auxiliar nativa en sistemas vitícolas.

ConferenceProceedingWhole (13)

Envisioning future urban sustainability and resilience through co-developed social-ecological-technological scenarios
Modelo de desarrollo conjunto de prácticas de manejo y conservación de la biodiversidad: trabajo academia-industria con el sector agrícola
Programa, vino, cambio climático y biodiversidad: valoración del capital natural para el desarrollo agrícola
Fostering Conservation Action among Winegrowers: An Evaluation of Biodiversity Workshops in the Chilean Mediterranean Region
Maximizing urban services in Valdivia, Chile with green infrastructure
Un enfoque de los sistemas socio-ecológico-tecnológicos para el estudio de los eventos climáticos extremos en las ciudades: el caso de Valdivia, Chile
Linking Chilean wine production with the provision of ecosystem services, to promote the conservation of biodiversity
Maximizing urban services provided by green and gray infrastructure to increase future urban sustainability
¿Estamos realizando educación para la conservación de forma efectiva? Una evaluación empírica de talleres de biodiversidad para viticultores
Comparative study microbial communities from vineyards and sclerophyllous forest in Central Chile: a genetic approach to ecosystem services
Promoting land stewardships and biodiversity conservation in agricultual landscapes
Socio-ecological studies of urban ecosystems in valdivia and wineries in Central Chile
Wine with a bouqyet of biodiversity: understanding winegrowers' adoption of conservation practices in Chile's Mediterranean Ecosystems

ConferencePoster (4)

Diversidad bacteriana de la filósfera en el ecosistema Mediterráneo Chileno: análisis de la interacción entre vegetación esclerófila, viñedos y manejo agrícola
Rural or urban, does it make any difference when it comes to being effective for conservation?
A partnership with the wine industry to sustain ecosystem services and biodiversity in central Chile
Una alianza con la industria vitivinícola para conservas los servicios ecosistémicos y la biodiversidad en chile central

BookWhole (3)

Guías de Campo de Fray Jorge. Tomo I. Aves: Bosque y matorral semiraido.
Conservación biológica en viñedos: conceptos claves y actividades prácticas
Regional assessment of Latin America: Rapid urban development and social economic inequity threaten biodiversity hotspots

BookSection (2)

Socio-Ecological Studies in Urban and Rural Ecosystems in Chile
Latin America: Rapid urban development and social economic inequity threatens biodiversity hotspots. Chapter 28

EditorialMaterial (1)

Humped pattern of diversity: Fact or artifact?

Review (1)

Vinecology: pairing wine with nature
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Olga Barbosa

Profesora Asociada

Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

4
Juan Armesto

Full Professor

Departamento de Ecología

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Luis Castañeda

Profesor Asistente

Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Duncan Christie

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

2
Aníbal Pauchard

Profesor Titular

Manejo de Bosques y Medio Ambiente

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

1
Leonardo Bacigalupe

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Carolina Martinez

Assistant Professor

Institute of Geography

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Roger Sepúlveda

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

VALDIVIA, Chile

1
Octavio Rojas

Profesor Asistente

Planificación Territorial

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile