Summarizing, updating and integrating all the available knowledge within the natural and human systems of the coastal wetlands that are in our region, was the main objective of the publication of the book “Coastal Wetlands of the Coquimbo Region: Biodiversity, Vulnerability and Conservation "
In the Coquimbo Region, wetlands are located on the coastal plains within a landscape and arid climate, therefore, it is not surprising that they constitute high biodiversity sources, and that since historical times they have been poles of attraction for anthropic activities . That is also why these ecosystems have been exposed to the use, intervention and overuse of the services they deliver.
It is under this context that the book, “Coastal Wetlands of the Coquimbo Region: Biodiversity, Vulnerability and Conservation”, presents a documented learning opportunity through a 2-year field work. In this way, the academic, Mg. Marcela Robles Iriarte, from the School of Pedagogy of History and Geography of the Faculty of Social, Business and Legal Sciences of the University of La Serena, participated in the publication of the book that featured a hard work composed of a multidisciplinary team of academics from ULS and from different universities in the country.
“This book seeks to summarize, update and also integrate all available knowledge that we find within the natural and human systems of coastal wetlands that are found in the Coquimbo Region. We are completely convinced that it is a great contribution to knowledge for undergraduate, graduate and school students. Also, I think it is very relevant today to talk about wetlands and the importance they have, and above all the conservation and care of them, ”said the scholar and editor of the book, Mg. Marcela Robles.
The publication will be available in digital format for the entire community from March. “It is a work that has not only been thought in the academic field, but also in the general community as a whole so that it can have access to information,” explained the academic ULS.
The execution of the project and its due publication consolidated in this book, was produced thanks to Project NAC-I-032-2015 Ecology of Coquimbo coastal wetlands: Biodiversity, Vulnerability and Conservation. And, in addition, it was financed by the Huentelauquén Treasury, the Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social, Business and Legal Sciences of the ULS and the Sustainability and Natural Systems project of Central Chile of the Directorate of Research and Development of the U from La Serena.
Written by Paula Godoy, ULS journalist