This symposium, held in Argentina in March 2003, commemorates Otto Nordenskjöld’s 1901 expedition, and pays tribute to the Swedish and Argentinian explorers who took on the challenge of early fieldwork in Patagonia and Antarctica. This theme is extended to include recent fieldwork in the natural sciences in the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic seas, and celebrates the fruitfulness of continuing Swedish-Argentinian scientific cooperation.
The symposium and associated activities took place in the cities of Buenos Aires, La Plata and Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), and this book includes a selection of the most significant contributions presented at the meeting.
Part 1. Natural History
EDGARDO ROLLERI: The work of Nordic geologists in Argentina
JAN LUNDQVIST: Carl Caldenius and other links between the Nordenskjöld expedition and recent Argentine–Swedish cooperation in Quaternary geology
CHRISTIAN HJORT, ÓLAFUR INGÓLFSSON and KENT LARSSON: Straddling the Drake Passage. A summary of Otto Nordenskjöld´s and his geological co-worker´s achievements in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula
PER HOLMLUND and STIG JONSSON: Swedish glaciological work around the Weddell Sea during the last century
MARCELO A. REGUERO and ZULMA GASPARINI: Late Cretaceous-Early Tertiary marine and terrestrial vertebrates from James Ross Basin, Antarctic Peninsula: a review
ROBERTO C. MENNI and LUIS O. LUCIFORA: An appraisal of the report by Einar Lönnberg (1905) on fishes collected by the Swedish South Polar Expedition
INGIBJÖRG S. JÓNSDÓTTIR: Botany during the Swedish Antarctic expedition 1901-1903
SUSANA B. DIAZ, GUILLERMO A. DEFERRARI, PAULA K. VIGLIAROLO, DON W. NELSON, M. CAROLINA CAMILIÓN and CLAUDIO E. BRUNAT: Ozone and UV-B irradiances over Antarctica in the last decades
OSCAR BIANCIOTTO, LUIS PINEDO, NEMESIO SAN ROMÁN, ALICIA BLESSIO, EVA MARÍA KOCH and CÉSAR B. COSTA: Salt-marsh vegetation as biological indicator of increased solar UV-B radiation consequence of ozone global depletion.
MARCELA CIOCCALE and JORGE RABASSA: One hundred years ago: The Swedish Expedition to the South Pole (October 16th, 1901, Göteborg-December 2nd, 1903, Buenos Aires). Its scientific production and historical implications
Part 2. Human Sciences
NOEMÍ M. GIRBAL-BLACHA: Pioneers of scientific cooperation. About memory, oblivion and representations of the past
AANT ELZINGA: South Polar imaginations and geopolitical realities – Contextualising Otto Nordensjöld’s scientific internationalism and its limits
TORGNY NORDIN: Open horizons: A trek through Otto Nordenskjöld’s many landscapes
MONIKA SCHILLAT: Pemmican and penguin-breast, but no pie. Daily problems of Polar explorers during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration
LISBETH LEWANDER: To remember and restore the Argentine rescuers of the Nordenskjöld Expedition 1901-1903
ERNESTO L. PIANA, MYRIAN R. ALVAREZ and NADIA S. RÚA: Sea nomads of the Beagle Channel and surrounding areas