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Carolina Celeste Cuña Rodriguez

Country of origin: Bolivia Currently in: Bolivia, La Paz General field of specialization: Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

My work focuses on the study of Climate Change at local and regional scale based on the analysis of sedimentary records. The variations that are evidenced can be product of natural environmental variability (i.e., rainfall, temperature) or product of human activities that impact the natural functioning of a lake system (i.e., advance of the agricultural frontier, mining activities, deforestation, fires, among others). The aforementioned variations can be evidenced in a time scale that covers the last tens, hundreds, and thousands of years. This type of studies allows to know and understand the environmental variability considering the dynamics of the system and its interaction with the surrounding biotic/abiotic environment, becoming an efficient and practical tool in the Integrated Management and Conservation of Water Resources.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Carolina Cuña-Rodríguez, Eduardo Piovano, Laura Del Puerto, Hugo Inda, Felipe García-Rodríguez (2018). On the relationship between Holocene environmental variability and diatom composition in the Peña Lagoon, SE Uruguay. AMEGHINIANA, 55(4): 423-437.

Carolina Cuña-Rodríguez, Eduardo Piovano, Felipe García-Rodríguez, Florence Sylvestre, Frauke Rostek, Stefano M. Bernasconi, Daniel Ariztegui. Paleolimnological record of the Pampean plains (Argentina) as a natural archive of South American hydroclimatic variability since the LGM to the Current Warm Period (submitted to Quaternary Science Review).

Charo López-Blanco, Gloria Alejandra Rodríguez-Abaunza, Carina Seitz, Laura Perez, Carolina Cuña-Rodriguez, Sonia L. Fontana. A 650-year record of hydroclimate variability on the Argentine Pampas inferred from the sediments of Laguna Blanca Grande (submitted to Journal of Paleolimnology).

Perez Laura, Brugnoli Ernesto, Muniz Pablo, Sunesen Inés, Sar Eugenia A., Crisci Carolina, Cuña-Rodríguez Carolina and García-Rodríguez Felipe (2018). Diatom assemblages from surface sediments of the Río de la Plata estuary, Uruguay. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 52(3):383 - 397.

Francisco E. Córdoba, Lucía Guerra, Carolina Cuña-Rodríguez, Florence Sylvestre and Eduardo L. Piovano (2014). A paleolimnological view of recent hydroclimatic variability in central Argentina: from the small ice age to the 21st century. Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin analysis 21 (2):139 – 163. Asociación Argentina de Sedimentología – ISSN 1851 – 4979.

Analía Marrero, Adriana Tudurí, Laura Pérez, Carolina Cuña-Rodríguez, Pablo Muniz, Rubens C. Lopes Figueira, Michel Michaelovitch de Mahiques Paulo Alves de Lima Ferreira, Daniela Pittauerová, Till Hanebuth, Felipe García-Rodríguez (2014). Historical changes in the terrigenous contribution of the Río de la Plata basin on the Uruguayan internal platform. Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin analysis 21 (2): 165 – 179. Asociación Argentina de Sedimentología – ISSN 1851 – 4979.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Academic research

Presentation given

Limnological variations during the last 2000 years in two lacustrine systems of Southeast South America Laguna Peña (34˚00´13.63´´S - 53˚33´10.38´´O) and Mar Chiquita (30°54´S-62°51´O)
Cordoba, Argentina
Event: XIX Argentinean Geological Congress

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