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  1. Short report

    Winter diet of the long-eared owl Asio otus (Strigiformes: Strigidae) in the grasslands of Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico

    The long-eared owl (Asio otus) has a Holarctic distribution, including much of North America. This nocturnal species is considered to be extremely secretive, and poorly known in the Great Plains of the United Sta...

    José I. González-Rojas, Hernaldo Padilla-Rangel, Irene Ruvalcaba-Ortega, Miguel A. Cruz-Nieto, Ricardo Canales-del-Castillo and Antonio Guzmán-Velasco

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:1

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  2. Research

    Nestmate recognition in defense against nest invasion by conspecifics during swarming in a one-piece nesting termite

    In one-piece nesting termites, which nest and forage in a single piece of wood, soldier production increases during the swarming period, i.e. when the risk of invasion of their substrate and hence of their col...

    Daniel Aguilera-Olivares, José F. Rizo, Camila Burgos-Lefimil, Luis Flores-Prado and Hermann M. Niemeyer

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:11

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  3. Research

    Occurrence of toxic blooms of Microcystis aeruginosa in a central Chilean (36° Lat. S) urban lake

    During the last decades the frequency and global distribution of toxic cyanobacteria blooms has increased globally, which has been attributed to the eutrophication and climate change. In Chile there have been ...

    Viviana Almanza, Oscar Parra, Carlos E. De M. Bicudo, Carolina Baeza, Johana Beltran, Ricardo Figueroa and Roberto Urrutia

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:8

    Published on: 29 April 2016

  4. Research

    Successional patterns along soil development gradients formed by glacier retreat in the Maritime Antarctic, King George Island

    Maritime Antarctica is severely affected by climate change and accelerating glacier retreat forming temporal gradients of soil development. Successional patterns of soil development and plant succession in the...

    Jens Boy, Roberto Godoy, Olga Shibistova, Diana Boy, Robert McCulloch, Alberto Andrino de la Fuente, Mauricio Aguirre Morales, Robert Mikutta and Georg Guggenberger

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:6

    Published on: 6 April 2016

  5. Research

    Stress tolerance of Antarctic macroalgae in the early life stages

    Early life stages of macroalgae, especially from polar species, can be highly vulnerable to physical stressors, leading to important consequences for the fate of the whole population in scenarios of changing e...

    Nelso P. Navarro, Pirjo Huovinen and Iván Gómez

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:5

    Published on: 4 April 2016

  6. Short report

    Pollen record of disturbed topsoil as an indirect measurement of the potential risk of the introduction of non-native plants in maritime Antarctica

    This is a study of current pollen rain on soil disturbed by human use on the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. A sector strongly affected by human activity, an area between the Edua...

    Eduardo Fuentes-Lillo, J. Max Troncoso-Castro, Marely Cuba-Díaz and Mauricio J. Rondanelli-Reyes

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:4

    Published on: 14 March 2016

  7. Research

    Expression pattern of heat shock proteins during acute thermal stress in the Antarctic sea urchin, Sterechinus neumayeri

    Antarctic marine organisms have evolved a variety of physiological, life-history and molecular adaptations that allow them to cope with the extreme conditions in one of the coldest and most temperature-stable ...

    Karina González, Juan Gaitán-Espitia, Alejandro Font, César A. Cárdenas and Marcelo González-Aravena

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:2

    Published on: 10 March 2016

  8. Research

    Influence of bamboo dieback on arboreal diversity in a subtropical forest fragment

    The vegetation structure and dynamics in subtropical forest fragments is influenced by the bamboo density. After the reproductive events followed by the death of the bamboos, is critical to understanding commu...

    Elivane Salete Capellesso, Rafael Weirich, Giamarco Dariva, Tanise Luisa Sausen and Elisabete Maria Zanin

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:1

    Published on: 8 March 2016

  9. Research

    The presence of the marsupial Dromiciops gliroides in Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Chubut, Southern Argentina, after the synchronous maturation and flowering of native bamboo and subsequent rodent irruption

    Dromiciops gliroides is a small nocturnal marsupial found in the temperate forests of Southern Chile and Argentina. It is the only living member of the order Microbiotheria. Here, we d...

    Yamila Gurovich, Hayley J. Stannard and Julie M. Old

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:17

    Published on: 15 October 2015

  10. Research

    Evaluating taxonomic homogenization of freshwater fish assemblages in Chile

    Pervasive introductions of non-native taxa are behind processes of homogenization of various types affecting the global flora and fauna. Chile’s freshwater ecosystems encompass a diverse and highly endemic fis...

    Pamela V. Vargas, Ivan Arismendi and Daniel Gomez-Uchida

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:16

    Published on: 17 September 2015

  11. Research

    Morphological variation of Cosmos bipinnatus (Asteraceae) and its relation to abiotic variables in central Mexico

    Morphological variability can lead to serious taxonomic problems in species with wide distribution ranges. Although morphological variability is partly due to ontogenetic programming, abiotic variables can als...

    Maribel Paniagua-Ibáñez, Alfredo López-Caamal, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Ma. Laura Ortiz-Hernández, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:14

    Published on: 18 August 2015

  12. Review

    Oak canopy arthropod communities: which factors shape its structure?

    Canopy of forest ecosystems has been recognized as a habitat that supports a wide variety of plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and microbes. Within the invertebrate group, arthropods are characterized by the...

    Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:15

    Published on: 18 August 2015

  13. Research

    Effect of host-plant genetic diversity on oak canopy arthropod community structure in central Mexico

    Recently it has been proposed that the genetic diversity of foundation species influences the structure and function of the community by creating locally stable conditions for other species and modulating ecos...

    Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Elgar Castillo-Mendoza

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:12

    Published on: 12 May 2015

  14. Research

    Spatial distribution pattern of Mytilus chilensis beds in the Reloncaví fjord: hypothesis on associated processes

    Natural M. chilensis populations dominate habitats with a steep environmental gradient, and that are characterized by abrupt changes in salinity and exposure to desiccation. Although these populations are the sou...

    Carlos Alberto Molinet Flores, Manuel Alejandro Díaz Gomez, Camilo Bernardo Arriagada Muñoz, Leny Eunise Cares Pérez, Sandra Lorena Marín Arribas, Marcela Patricia Astorga Opazo and Edwin Juan Elías Niklitschek Huaquin

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:11

    Published on: 1 May 2015

  15. Research

    Germination, seedling performance, and root production after simulated partial seed predation of a threatened Atacama Desert shrub

    Seed loss to predators is a common phenomenon across plant communities and an important determinant of plant recruitment. Although seed predators commonly destroy the entire seed, partial seed consumption has ...

    Andrea P Loayza, Paloma R Gachon, Patricio García-Guzmán, Danny E Carvajal and Francisco A Squeo

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:10

    Published on: 21 April 2015

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