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  1. Research

    Molecular phylogenetic analyses reveal the importance of taxon sampling in cryptic diversity: Liolaemus nigroviridis and L. monticola (Liolaeminae) as focal species

    Mitochondrial markers are widely used as a first approach in determining evolutionary relationships among vertebrate taxa at different hierarchical scales. Cytochrome b and cytochrome oxidase I are among the most...

    Fernando Torres-Pérez, Dusan Boric-Bargetto, Evelyn Rodríguez-Valenzuela, Constanza Escobar and R. Eduardo Palma

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:5

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Composition, structure and diversity of a mesquite in Pesquería (Northeastern Mexico)

    Although the mesquite (mesquital or mezquital in Spanish) is one of the representative ecosystems of the landscapes in the north of Mexico, it is also one of the least studied. This study evaluated the structu...

    Eduardo Alanís-Rodríguez, Víctor M. Molina-Guerra, Javier Jiménez-Pérez, Ernesto A. Rubio-Camacho, Arturo Mora-Olivo, Alejandro Collantes-Chávez-Costa and Jonathan J. Marroquín-Castillo

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:4

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  3. Research

    Agricultural landscapes as habitat for birds in central Chile

    Understanding the role of agroecosystems as habitat for wildlife is crucial for long-term conservation planning, as different crop stratification and landscape elements can influence bird communities, which ar...

    Andrés Muñoz-Sáez, Jorge F. Perez-Quezada and Cristián F. Estades

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:3

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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