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To keep record of our processes, research, learning and creative results to share with others and reach out to broader audiences is what our art and nature publications seek as great complements to our programs.

HIFA | Research papers, manuals, guides

Habitat use in three-dimensional environments: A camera-trap assessment of vertical profile use by wildlife in the temperate forests of Chile

Studies relating habitat and wildlife in forest ecosystems have typically been conducted from the ground, even though most wildlife use the three-dimensional space. The objective of our study was to understand how wildlife uses the whole vertical profile of the forest and to analyze possible associations between different species and vertical forest strata, using camera traps and occupancy models. We defined four strata (forest floor, understory, lower canopy, and upper canopy) that range from 0 to 32 m from the ground and installed 16 camera-traps per stratum. It was observed that with the exception of one species (lizard Liolaemus sp.), the activity patterns were similar between the upper and lower strata of the forest. Thus, the study shows that wildlife species differ in the use of the vertical profile of the forest and suggests that occupancy of species that select the canopy can be largely underestimated from ground-based surveys affecting management decisions.

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HIFA | Research papers, manuals, guides

Con/vivir: Art and Ecology in Education

Reflections, experiences and comprehensive methodologies on art, education, mediation and ecology are connected in this collaborative book edited by Fundación Mar Adentro, which reveals corporeal knowledge localized in territory and time. An invitation to coexist, dialogue and promote teaching-learning spaces that reveal the indissoluble connection with the ecosystems of which we are a part and the complementarity between nature, culture and territory. [Currently available only in Spanish]

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HIFA | Research papers, manuals, guides

(Español) Guía de contacto incipiente de actores de la sociedad civil trabajando en arte-ciencia-ecología en Chile

(Español) Mapa de actores, prácticas y experiencias que da cuenta de proyectos actuales en torno a la intersección de las artes y las ciencias ambientales en Chile que nació como resultado del informe "Fomentando colaboraciones arte-ciencia para enfrentar desafíos ambientales", realizado por un equipo internacional de investigadoras con el apoyo de Fundación Mar Adentro y la Universidad de Bristol.

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HIFA | Research papers, manuals, guides

Fostering art-science collaborations to tackle environmental challenges

An international team of researchers (Catalina Valdés, Carla Pinochet, Fernanda Oyarzún, Nélida Pohl, and Paul Merchant), supported by University of Bristol and Fundación Mar Adentro, undertook a mapping study of art-science collaborations in Chile, with a particular focus on projects that address ecological challenges. The team found many examples of effective and exciting practices in this field, as well as significant obstacles in terms of financial support and dissemination of outcomes. This report highlights ways in which public and private funders, in Chile and globally, can better support art-science collaborations and in turn help to more holistically address the climate crisis.

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REFRACTAL | Educational books about nature

Notebooks for thinking about nature. Conserve and restore.

“Conserve and restore” is the third volume of “Notebooks for thinking about nature”, a publication resulting from the collaboration between Fundación Mar Adentro (FMA) and Saposcat publishing house. The notebooks invite the user to learn and reflect on climate change from the perspective of art, science and education. With the incorporation of artistic language, “Notebooks for thinking about nature” seek to communicate themes linked to climate change, biodiversity and food sovereignty to a broad public. Illustrations by Natalia Babarovic.

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Notebooks for thinking about nature. Change and balance.

“Change and balance” is the second volume of “Notebooks for thinking about nature”, a publication resulting from the collaboration between Fundación Mar Adentro (FMA) and Saposcat publishing house. The notebooks invite the user to learn and reflect on climate change from the perspective of art, science and education. With the incorporation of artistic language, “Notebooks for thinking about nature” seek to communicate themes linked to climate change, biodiversity and food sovereignty to a broad public. Collages by Tomás Barrera.

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Notebooks for thinking about nature. Earth energy.

“Earth energy” is the first volume of “Notebooks for thinking about nature”, a publication resulting from the collaboration between Fundación Mar Adentro (FMA) and Saposcat publishing house. The notebooks invite the user to learn and reflect on climate change from the perspective of art, science and education. With the incorporation of artistic language, “Notebooks for thinking about nature” seek to communicate themes linked to climate change, biodiversity and food sovereignty to a broad public. Illustrations by Christian Yovane.

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HIFA | Research papers, manuals, guides

Advanced canopy regeneration: an unrecognized mechanism of forest dynamics

(Español) En esta investigación se analizaron los hábitos epífitos de algunas especies arbóreas que son capaces de regenerar en el dosel del bosque. De los 99 árboles muestreados en Bosque Pehuén, se encontró que el 21% de estos tenían plántulas o brinzales en sus copas. Cabe destacar, que en árboles de gran tamaño (con DAP>= 1 m), la probabilidad de encontrar regeneración de otros árboles sobre su copa es casi de un 100% . El individuo más grande establecido en el dosel, tenía 2,5 metros de altura y 59 años, el que fue encontrado a una altura de 15 metros sobre el tronco principal de otro árbol y correspondía a un pequeño coihue (Nothofagus dombeyi). Otro hallazgo interesante correspondió a un Raulí (Nothofagus aplina) de 114 años . De acuerdo al equipo de investigadores, estos “bonsai'' que habitan el dosel del bosque, podrían representan un mecanismo de regeneración de bosques antiguos poco intervenidos.

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ECOS | Art Books

Expanded Nature: Making the Invisible Visible

The digital book "Expanded Nature: Making the Invisible Visible" gathers different creative perspectives on nature to seek to formulate a deeper and more comprehensive definition of what we understand as natural heritage. The publication is the result of the exhibition of the same name that was presented between 2020 and 2021 at the La Moneda Cultural Center (CCLM), in Chile, which brought together sounds, textures, dance, images and stories to present the forgotten and invisible of heritage natural: from the scientific to the cultural, from the individual to the collective, from the concrete to the spiritual.

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FMA Archives

Educational Workbook for Pewen: The Earth Will Say

An educational work book that offers a guide for teachers and/or facilitators of mediation activities linked to the documentary "Pewen: The Earth Will Say" based on the methodology of Project-based Learning and film education. Through the proposed activities, teachers will be able to work on creative tools with their students to motivate audiovisual analysis, work on the value of empathy with non-human species, and form an environmental awareness around araucarias or pewen. This material has been prepared by Gaticine - Center for the social development of cinema at the invitation of Fundación Mar Adentro.

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