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Ricardo Barra

Principal investigator

PhD in Environmental Sciences, Universidad de Concepción.

Biochemistry, Universidad de Concepción.

Contact: ricbarra@udec.cl

CRHIAM profile

Lines of research

  • Water availability and quality for agriculture and mining under climate change
  • Water governance, ecosystem services and sustainability

Responsibility area

  • In charge of International Relations

Professional profile

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental toxicology

Professional development

Full Professor, Director of the Eula Chile Center, Universidad de Concepción.

Undergraduate courses taught:

  • Environmental pollution
    Persistent toxic substances

Graduate courses taught:


  • Social, environmental and labor impacts of human activity


  • Society and environment
  • Ecotoxicology


  • International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) Bonn Alemania,
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee (2018-2020)
  • Member of Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP GEF) of the Global Environment Facility (2014-2018)