Cape Horn Island LTER Site - Chile

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Cape Horn Island LTER Site

Country (Site Location): 

Chile

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General Site Description: 

This site is located in Horn Island, within Chile's Cape Horn National Park, managed by CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), and the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

1965

History of Site: 

Horn Island LTER site is located within Cape Horn National Park, coordinated by the Chilean National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. It is part of the Cape Horn LTER Network, coordinated by Omora Park LTER, the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, Universidad de Magallanes, the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity and the University of North Texas. Climatological and hydrological stations are being implemented to monitor global change (i.e. global warming, pollution, introduced species) in these sensitive sub-Antarctic ecosystems, along with biological monitoring, including ornithological assessments, freshwater and terrestrial ecology.

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Coordinates: 

Latitude: -55.956461000000
Longitude: -67.246533000000