The Río Cruces wetland, Valdivia, Chile: an ecosystemic synthesis

Luisa E. Delgado, Antonio Tironi, Irma Vila, Gabriela Verardi, Carlos Ibáñez, Belén Agüero, Víctor H. Marín


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-1

We review in this article the 2004-2014 scientific information on the Río Cruces wetland ecosystem, Valdivia, Chile. This information is used in the generation of a conceptual ecosystem model, which is used in turn to generate a synthetic hypothesis about the regime shift during 2004/2005. The model is based on the concentration of suspended solids in the wetland as controlling variable, affected by watershed processes (e.g., clear-cut forestry) and re-suspension of sediments in the wetland affected by the presence or absence of macrophytes.


Delgado L, Tironi A, Vila I, Verardi G, Ibáñez C, Agüero B, Marín V. The Río Cruces wetland, Valdivia, Chile: an ecosystemic synthesis. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;42(5): 937-949. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-1 [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].
Delgado, L., Tironi, A., Vila, I., Verardi, G., Ibáñez, C., Agüero, B., & Marín, V. (2017). The Río Cruces wetland, Valdivia, Chile: an ecosystemic synthesis. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42(5), 937-949. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-1