Project DescriptionThe Lagos Project (Proyecto Lagos-Comahue) was developed through a
collaboration between Polish (Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of
Science) and Agentinian (CONICET - Consejo de Investigaciones
Cient?ficas, Instituto Antartico Argentino, Universidad del Comahue,
and Universidad Buenos Aires).
The area of study includes four lakes on King George Island, one on the
northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, and lakes in the southern tip
of South America (Lake Fagnano and Lake Yehuin - Tierra del Fuego).
The study invoves the coring of Antarctic and Patagonian lakes and
peat bogs, and late Cenozoic to recent sediment sampling in lakes,
moraines and fluvioglacial environments.
The studies main emphasis is to contribute to the knowledge of climate
evolution in relation to terrestrial environments and biota during the
Cenozoic and especially during postglacial Holocene times in the
Antarctic Peninsula and cordilleran and marginal areas of
south-western Argentina as a contribution to the Global Change
Program. The coring of peat and lake sediments is one of the tools
used to obtain valuable information on the events occurred during
Pleistocene and Holocene times. The main rocks proving former
glaciations as well as post-glacial stratigraphic units cropping out
in the region are also under the scope of this research