Primary Study Areas

Please click here to return to the main project page

Our project work focuses on four primary areas in the Coastal Cordillera in Chile representing four different climatic zones. It it is a region with uniquely rich conditions for studying and quantifying biotic interactions with topography. The North-south orientation of the region captures a large ecological and climate gradient ranging from hyper-arid to temperate to humid conditions (for details see EarthShape Research Initiative's field sites).

  • Pan de Azúcar National Park
  • arid zone
  • Santa Gracia Natural Reserve
  • transition zone between semi-arid\Mediterranean to arid zones
  • La Campana National Park
  • semi-arid\Mediterranean zone
  • Nahuelbuta National Park
  • humid temperate zone


    Project Management:
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedl