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Yanina Arzamendia

Yanina Arzamendia
INECOA CONICET_ Universidad Nacional de Jujuy · Fac. Cs. Agrarias

doctor of biological sciences

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Introduction
Research on South American Camelids. interdisciplinary research on conservation in the Andes, including the local communities and their needs.
Additional affiliations
March 2011 - present
National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)
Position
  • Investigadora Independiente
Description
  • Investigadora. Tema: Conservación y uso sustentable de camélidos silvestres. Aspectos ecológicos y de manejo del ambiente puneño.
April 2009 - June 2020
Universidad Nacional de Jujuy
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • 2009-2014- Ayudante de 1° . Cátedra Vertebrados; 2015- actual. Prof. Adjunta Cát. Introducción a la Biología.
March 2000 - March 2003
Dirección de Recursos Naturales. Gobierno de Jujuy Argentina
Position
  • técnic
Education
March 2004 - March 2008
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Field of study
  • Ciencias Biológicas
February 1993 - December 1998

Publications

Publications (39)
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La Puna está localizada en los Andes Centrales, dominada por altiplanicies de alturas entre 3500 a 4500 msm. Es un paisaje árido, con intensa radiación solar y temperaturas extremas, y presenta evidencias de ocupaciones humanas desde hace 12.000 años. Actualmente está habitada por pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales con arraigadas maneras de re...
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South American Camelids (SACs) make several material and non-material contributions to people and are a key component of the Andean biocultural heritage. From the perspective of the IPBES' Conceptual Framework, SACs constitute the "nature" component in the complex system of interactions between human societies and the Andean mountain environment. T...
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Este trabajo refleja la respuesta, en forma de trabajo conjunto, a una demanda desde el Consejo Comunitario del Pueblo de Santa Catalina (conformado por tres comunidades indígenas, Aucapiña Chambi, Atu Saphis y Peña Colorada), Jujuy, Argentina. Las actividades se originan en la percepción de una erosión cultural en temas relativos al pastoreo y man...
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In mountain socioecological systems, the interaction between nature and people is at the core of planning local long-term sustainable development strategies. Pastoralism is the main traditional socioeconomic livelihood in dryland mountains. It is strongly associated with longestablished land use practices that provide essential material and relatio...
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Este trabajo presenta la percepción y la valoración de los bosques de "Queuñas" (Polylepis tomentella Wedd) por parte de la comunidad aborigen del Pueblo Kolla de Quebraleña, Jujuy, Argentina. El objetivo fue realizar un abordaje etnobiológico sobre la percepción de los pobladores locales para describir, analizar y destacar la valoración y los vínc...
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In these case studies, vicuñas are presented as biocultural components of the Andean altiplano’s socioecological landscape. The environmental history of vicuñas is related to the multiple values of the species, especially of its appreciated fiber as a nature contribution to people. Vicuñas were in risk of extinction, but thanks to conservation poli...
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Andean pastoralism, like other pastoral systems around the world, is under stress due to climate change, land tenure regimes, pressures to become sedentary, difficulties in interacting with market-based economies, isolation, and youth emigration. Over the years, we have proposed different environmental education (EE) strategies targeting local Ande...
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Los trabajos pioneros que describen la ecología y el comportamiento de las vicuñas fueron realizados en la subespecie norteña, Vicugna vicugna mensalis (Koford, 1957; Franklin, 1974, 1982, 1983; Bosch y Svendsen, 1987). A partir de los mismos se determinan las características etológicas esenciales de la especie. Las publicaciones iniciales en ecolo...
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Los camélidos sudamericanos pueden ser analizados como componentes de un sistema ambiental complejo, en el que se imbrican aspectos naturales y sociales. La conservación y condiciones de vida de los camélidos andinos, tanto silvestres como domésticos, están fuertemente influidas por decisiones de manejo en un ambiente cada vez más intervenido por d...
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La vicuña es una especie asociada a las culturas andinas desde hace unos 11.000 años, sin embargo, estuvo al borde de la extinción en la década del '60 debido a la caza iniciada desde la conquista para obtener su piel. Desde hace unas décadas, se ha recuperado en gran parte de su área de distribución. En Argentina luego de estrictas medidas de cons...
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This study aimed to analyze the spatial and temporal variation of the vegetation in the northern Argentine Puna, utilizing both field sampling and remote-sensing tools. The study was performed within the Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve (Jujuy province, Argentina), which aims to generate socio-economic development compatible with biodiversity conservatio...
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RESUMEN Ctenomys conoveri tiene una distribución conocida para el Chaco boreal, en el oeste Paraguayo y en el oriente de Bolivia. Su presencia en Argentina, señalada por algunos autores, fue posteriormente descartada. Recientemente se reportó un ejemplar colectado en 1950 en la provincia de Salta, constituyendo el primer registro de la especie en A...
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The vicuña is a high Andean wild camelid that lives year-long in groups. We analyzed the social organization of 98 marked vicuñas after capture and live shearing, focusing on group composition, spatial patterns, territoriality and habitat use. The social units analyzed were families, bachelor groups and solo animals. Location fixes of 54 males and...
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The management of wild vicuñas can trigger a stress response that may compromise welfare. In Santa Catalina, Jujuy Province, Argentina, indices of short-term stress associated with capture, handling, and shearing were studied in 105 wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna). The study included 2 groups (n = 59 and n = 46) of wild vicuñas captured in 2 consecu...
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The natural Andean vegetation environment is the most important resource available to local pastoralist economies. Knowledge of its attributes is vital in assessing ecosystem properties and improves management decision making. However, there is a lack of research on models that estimate species and life-form biomass for the Puna. We developed a ser...
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A parasite screening evaluation was conducted to determine the presence of gastrointestinal nematodes and coccidia in wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna vicugna) from Jujuy, in Argentina´s Andean Altiplano. Faecal samples were collected during the capture of wild vicuñas. Of the 150 vicuñas that were sampled, 40.66 % (61/150) tested positive to gastroin...
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Este trabajo se origina a partir de la demanda de las comunidades de la zona de Santa Catalina en el altiplano o puna de Jujuy, Noroeste Argentino. Un representante comunicó a las autoras la necesidad de realizar un ordenamiento de las actividades anuales y solicitó su colaboración para hacerlo juntos. En abril, organizamos un taller participativo...
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RESUMEN: El manejo de la vicuña en silvestría presenta un desafío para los científicos y los pobladores andinos. Con buenas prácticas, el manejo de la especie puede considerarse como un modelo de uso sustentable, dado que integra la conservación de la vicuña y su hábitat con el potencial desarrollo local. Desde el año 2010, el grupo VICAM (Vicuñas,...
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Worldwide vicugna numbers are slowly recovering after the implementation of conservation measures in several areas of the Andean Puna. Amongst some communities, vicugnas are sustainably managed through captures, shearing, and release schemes. In this study, we explored habitat use and interactions between vicugnas and domestic livestock in Jujuy, N...
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La vicuña es un camélido silvestre que comparte con los otros camélidos del altiplano un rol clave en ese ecosistema y además tiene un alto valor cultural en la cosmovisión de los pueblos andinos. Suripujio (Jujuy) es una zona donde se practica una economía de subsistencia basada en el pastoreo de ganado (ovejas y llamas) y donde las vicuñas conviv...
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The goals of sustainable use of wildlife include minimizing long term deleterious impacts of management. We evaluated the ethoecological and demographic responses of wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) to capture, shearing, and release in northern Argentina, as well as effects on behavior, by comparing captured and shorn versus non-captured animals for...
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The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) is a wild South American camelid adapted to high Andean arid environments. This species almost became extinct by the middle of the 20th century due to overharvest for their fleece. Nowadays, the increase in their populations is generating conflicts with villagers, who consider vicuñas as transmitters of ectoparasites (m...
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Behavioural, physical and physiological responses of Argentinean vicuñas to capture, handling and shearing were studied for the first time. The research was undertaken in a study area of 2414ha with a mean density of 12–40vicuñas/km2. Captures were conducted on groups of wild vicuñas that had not received any prior management. Groups were herded in...
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This paper presents results of a wild vicuña management undertaken in Cieneguillas, Jujuy Province, Argentina from 2001 to 2005 as part of the project Sustainable economic utilization of wild South American Camelids: Strategies for improving rural productivity in pastoral communities in Latin America. MACS. INCO-DEV European Union program. Because...
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In this chapter, we review the information on three aspects of vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) behaviour and ecology (1) intra-specific relationships, (2) foraging behaviour and ecology and (3) habitat utilization. We will also compare some of the behaviour and ecology of the vicuña with that of other South American camelid species, the wild guanaco Lama...
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This book presents in ecah chapter the reserch results of the different lines included in the MACS project. Each chapter is author by the responsable resercher assiciated with MACs project
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Vicuña Vicugna vicugna are an emblematic species of one of the major arid ecosystems of the neotropics: the puna or altiplano. Excessive commercial hunting of vicuña for their valuable fleece in the past caused a severe decline in the population, with the vicuña almost becoming extinct by the mid 20th century. Effective protection resulted in the r...
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La vicuña es un animal tan bendecido como conde-nado por la excelente calidad de su pelaje. El mismo que la protege del clima riguroso de las altas montañas de los Andes, la ha convertido en una presa valiosa para numerosas generaciones de cazadores. Hay datos que indican que la especie era bastante mas numerosa que en la actualidad. Relatos contem...
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The goals of sustainable use of wildlife include minimizing long term deleterious impacts of management. We evaluated the ethoecological and demographic responses of wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) to capture, shearing, and release in northern Argentina, as well as effects on behavior, by comparing captured and shorn versus non-captured animals for...
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RESUMEN Las vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) han sido utilizadas desde tiempos prehistóricos. Luego de la conquista, la especie fue casi exterminada por la caza indiscriminada para obtener su valiosa fibra. Luego de la Convención Internacional de la Vicuña en 1969, el número de animales se recuperó de aproximadamente seis mil a una estimación actual de 20...

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Research on South American Camelids in the past and present. interdisciplinary reserch on conservation in the Andes, including the local communities and their needs.