Eulogio Soto Oyarzún is a Full Professor at the Marine Science and Natural Resources Faculty, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, and Director of the Marine Observation Center for Risks Studies on Coastal Environment (COSTAR). He also participates in the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) for Minerals and BBNJ Working Groups; Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI), Ocean Census, Challenger 150 Program (SE Pacific Working group co-lead); and Proplayas network.

His research focuses on coastal and deep-sea benthic ecology, biodiversity, and taxonomy, mostly annelids and macroinfaunal communities. During his career, he has carried out studies in abyssal plains (NE Atlantic), seamounts, continental margins, abyssal plains, and Atacama trench in the SE Pacific; fjords and channels systems in the Chilean Patagonia and, rocky-shore and sandy beach in several countries of South America.

Eulogio Soto was born in Castro, Chiloé island, southern Chile. He is a Marine Biologist from Universidad de Valparaíso with a PhD in Marine Biology and Oceanography from the University of Southampton and The Natural History Museum, London, UK. He has participated in several national and international cruises, and is a co-principal investigator for the following Falkor (too) expeditions: 

  • Canyons, Vents, and Seeps of the Chile Margin
  • Climate Connections at the Ice-Sea Interface