Between October 23 and 25TH , the XIV Congress of the Chilean Limnology Society (SCL) will be held at Manquehue Hotel, in Puerto Montt city, Los Lagos Region. The event, is conducted by (IFOP) Institute of Fisheries Promotion and will have as a slogan: “Aquatic systems facing global change.”
Leonardo Nuñez, IFOP Executive Director, explained that “the limnology congress is a forum of great importance for all those working on limnological issues, as it allows the presentation and sharing of research results, both nationally and internationally. In addition, it is an instance to integrate and support researchers in training. It is also an opportunity to bring together various specialists, in an environmental scenario from landscape’s point of view as it is present in South of Chile. ”
Leonardo Guzman, IFOP Head of Aquaculture Division, referred to the workshop saying “thanks to an invitation from the Chilean Limnology Society (SCL), the organization of this version of the congress, is inserted in IFOPs limnology group. This group is part of the Aquaculture Research Division, headquartered at Puerto Montt city. This responsibility represents an important challenge for this working group (in the institute there is a working group advocated to lakes and another one that works in rivers). The commitment has been taken up with great enthusiasm.
For the Institute, the congress provides an opportunity to show work being done by IFOP in this area. This started in 2014 and since then have been continuously organized. The financing for these studies, which are aimed at providing knowledge and information to safeguard the environmental heritage of rivers and lakes, comes from the Undersecretariat of Economy and Medium-sized Enterprises. ”
A number of themes will be addressed, some of which organized in a Symposium: “Freshwater fish conservation”, “The impact of aquaculture on aquatic systems”, and “The implications of anthropic activities on Llanquihue Lake and management measures in oligotrophic state maintenance “, and other sessions, such as” Ecology and conservation of fish “,” Anthropic impacts “,” Microalgae “,” Lake systems “,” Wetlands “and” Bioindicators “. The congress also includes a variety of courses, such as: “Diversity of Chilean Parasites and Aphids: morphological bases for species recognition”, “Eutrophication in temperate and tropical lakes”, “R a statistical tool” and “Linking ecology river management with territorial management through macroecology “.