Pamela Bachmann-VargasUmeå University | UMU · Department of Geography
Imaginaries | nature-based tourism | nature conservation | remote peripheries | interdisciplinary research
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As of the 6th of October 2022, I started as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Geography Department, Umeå University, Sweden. My research focuses on social-ecological interactions at the periphery, with an emphasis on nature-based tourism and nature conservation. In my postdoc project, I aim to explore the post-Covid-19 imaginaries of nature-based tourism in remote peripheral areas, looking at two case studies: Abisko, northern Sweden, and Villa O'Higgins, Patagonia, Chile.
January 2015 - April 2015
- Project: Economic valuation of ecosystem services regulated by the Fishing and Aquaculture General Act, Aysén region, Chile ( FIP 2014-85). Centre for Economics of Natural Resources and Environment (CENRE), School of Economics and Business.
September 2014 - December 2014
Cienciambiental Consultores S.A.
- Original title: Recopilación y sistematización de información relativa a estudios de evaluación, mapeo y valorización de servicios ecosistémicos en Chile”. (Base de datos disponible en: http://portal.mma.gob.cl/servicios-ecosistemicos/)
Globally, aquaculture is expanding rapidly, with salmon becoming one of the most dynamic and fast-growing production systems in the world. Despite its commercial success, Chilean salmon production has navigated through severe economic and sanitary crises; followed by consecutive policy changes. Between 2007 and 2009, the rapid spread and the multip...
Chile’s Northern Patagonia attracts thousands of tourists, who every summer venture to undertake a range of outdoor activities. In this article, we explore the local production of outdoor activities, by conceptualizing small-scale nature-based tours as a social practice. The study is based on empirical research, taking as a case study the developme...
Patagonia, is an imaginary territory that comprises the south of Chile and Argentina. Historically, Patagonia has captivated an image of far-off lands and wilderness, embedded in a remote and peripheral context. In this dissertation, I focus on the Chilean territory, specifically the territory that comprises the administrative region of Aysén. Over...
This book chapter is available online, open access https://books.openedition.org/irdeditions/46675
The online version of the chapter can be found here https://books.openedition.org/irdeditions/44978
In places with a predominantly natural heritage, environmental and development discourses are intertwined and often competing. A key dimension is the social construction of socio-spatial relationships, and particularly, the attribution of core and periphery features. In this article, we investigate environmental and development discourses in the pe...
At present, there is no unified theoretical framework to deal with environmental governance issues. Consequently, there is a diversity of interpretations of the concept at the public-political arena both nationally and internationally. Recent Latin American efforts have given a step forward conceptualizing environmental governance from the South an...
En lugares (remotos) con un patrimonio natural predominante, discursos sobre desarrollo y medioambiente son a menudo divergentes, intrincados en una compleja red de intereses y actores sociales. Es así como, dimensiones discursivas son parte fundamental de la construcción social de las relaciones socio-espaciales. En esta investigación, se reconstr...
Informe proyecto "Identificación, valoración y propuesta de conservación de los servicios ecosistémicos del Área Marina Costero Protegida de Múltiples Usos de Isla Grande de Atacama (AMCP-MU IGA)"
This research aimed to assess the ecosystem services associated to ecosystems regulated by the Fishing and Aquaculture General Act (i.e. coastal zone, continental waters, sea beaches, inner sea and territorial sea). The research was conducted in 3 phases. The first stage was the ecosystem services analysis, where the most relevant ecosystem service...
The relationship between ecosystems and human well-being, based on the ecosystem services approach, has been addressed with greater emphasis in recent years, both in science as well as in the context of public environmental management and decision-making. A major impetus for this interest was constituted by the publication in 2005 of the internatio...
The use of brainstorming techniques for the generation of conceptual models, as the basis for the integrated management of physical-ecological-social systems (PHES-systems) is tested and discussed. The methodology is applied in the analysis of the Aysén fjord and watershed (Southern Chilean Coast). Results show that the proposed methods can be adeq...
Citizen participation has become a commonly used term in political speeches in the last two decades, especially in relation to sustainable development and the environment. Indeed, several documents related to environmental management propose that the best alternative is through all citizens' participation. However, participation may have different...
En este trabajo nos referimos a la importancia de la participación ciudadana (formal e informal) en relación con la conservación y el medioambiente. Puesto que para el estudio y la aplicación de estrategias ecosistémicas es necesario y primordial considerar las instancias participativas existentes. Para nosotros ha sido de vital importancia incorpo...
La identificación de especies en el género Xenopus, se ve facilitada por la utilización de estudios comparativos de cariotipos. La existencia de linajes entre las poblaciones nativas de Xenopus laevis, es posible de abordar utilizando marcadores moleculares obtenidos mediante secuenciación de DNAm. La introducción de ejemplares de Xenopus cf. laevi...
In 2004, the emigration and death of black-necked swans (Cygnus melancoryphus) from the Río Cruces wetland (Valdivia, Chile) triggered one of the largest ecosocial conflicts in Chilean history. The main local social actors of this still unsolved conflict are the Chilean government, a pulp-mill company, and a local nongovernmental organization. The...