This interdisciplinary research program is dedicated to understand the impact of different environmental, ecological, economic and social stress factors have on bivalve aquaculture in Chile.
This Center integrates various disciplines, those derived from both the natural and social sciences, allowing the aquaculture of these species to be analyzed as a complex socio-ecological system and subject to the influence of both local and global systems in the Anthropocene. MUSELS involves the active interaction of a multidisciplinary team of Chilean and foreign researchers with extensive experience in oceanography, biogeochemistry, ecology, experimental biology, genomics, socio-ecology, environmental ecology and in support of decision-making.
In this way, the general objective of MUSELS is to evaluate the adaptive capacity of the socio-ecological systems of mollusk aquaculture in Chile, strengthening multidisciplinary research approaches.
The results obtained will provide the scientific basis for issuing projections on the magnitude of these changes for ecosystem services and food security associated with the bivalve aquaculture cluster in Chile.
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