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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research

    Morphological characterization under different ecological habitats and physical mapping of 5S and 45S rDNA in Lilium distichum with fluorescence in situ hybridization

    This study was performed to investigate the phenotypic, karyomorphological, and habitat environment characteristics of Lilium distichum that grows naturally in South Korea. Currently, this species follows limited...

    Yoon-Jung Hwang, Chang-Min Song, Adnan Younis, Chang-Kil Kim, Yoon-Im Kang and Ki-Byung Lim

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:8

    Published on: 31 March 2015

  6. Research

    Influence of forest type and host plant genetic relatedness on the canopy arthropod community structure of Quercus crassifolia

    Quercus crassifolia is an oak species with characteristics of foundation species, which is a canopy dominant element of different forest types that supports a wide diversity of associated speci...

    Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Erwin Martí-Flores, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Patricia Mussali-Galante

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:7

    Published on: 24 March 2015

  7. Short report

    Comparative study of moss diversity in South Shetland Islands and in the Antarctic Peninsula

    This paper presents a comparative study of moss diversity in three collection sites in the South Shetland Islands (King George, Elephant, and Nelson Islands) and one in the Antarctic Continent (Hope Bay, Antar...

    Jair Putzke, Camila G Athanásio, Margéli Pereira de Albuquerque, Filipe C Victoria and Antonio B Pereira

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:6

    Published on: 19 March 2015

  8. Review

    Evolution of hematophagous habit in Triatominae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

    All members of Triatominae subfamily (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), potential vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, etiologic agent of the Chagas disease, feed on blood. Through evolution, these bugs have fixed special morph...

    Fernando Otálora-Luna, Antonio J Pérez-Sánchez, Claudia Sandoval and Elis Aldana

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:4

    Published on: 19 February 2015

  9. Research

    Invasion of North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in the province of Magallanes, Southern Chile: comparison between dating sites through interviews with the local community and dendrochronology

    Twenty beavers Castor canadensis (Castoridae) were initially introduced in the Argentinean portion of Tierra del Fuego Island, from where they have occupied most of the Fuegian Archipelago and even reached the co...

    Giorgia Graells, Derek Corcoran and Juan Carlos Aravena

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:3

    Published on: 5 February 2015

  10. Research

    Tail autotomy effects on the escape behavior of the lizard Gonatodes albogularis (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), from Córdoba, Colombia

    Caudal autotomy appears to be an adaptation strategy to reduce the risk of being preyed upon. In an encounter with a predator, the prey must reduce the risk of being preyed upon, and one of the strategies that...

    Moisés E Domínguez-López, Ángela M Ortega-león and Gastón J Zamora-abrego

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:1

    Published on: 7 January 2015

  11. Short report

    Anuran larvae as prey and hosts of invertebrates in Neotropical aquatic habitats

    Biotic processes, such as predation and parasitism events, are crucial for answering questions in ecology and evolution. Here, we report predation and ectoparasitism events of invertebrates upon tadpoles in aq...

    Priscilla Guedes Gambale, Vinícius Guerra Batista, Fabrício Hiroiuki Oda, Renata Mayara Campos, Ricardo Massato Takemoto and Rogério Pereira Bastos

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:31

    Published on: 31 December 2014

  12. Research

    Nest building and description of parental care behavior in a temperate reef fish, Chromis crusma (Pisces: Pomacentridae)

    Subtle ecological and behavioral mechanisms that enhance reproduction such as nest building by animals may provide useful information of population level processes. Variation in behavioral traits may be observ...

    Teresa Navarrete-Fernández, Mauricio F Landaeta, Claudia A Bustos and Alejandro Pérez-Matus

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:30

    Published on: 17 December 2014

  13. Review

    Robles in Lagunas de Epulauquen, Argentina: previous and recent evidence of their distinctive character

    The northernmost ‘robles’ of Argentina, located in Lagunas de Epulauquen (northwest Patagonia), are considered a population of Nothofagus obliqua, even though they differ in some respects from individuals of othe...

    María M Azpilicueta, Mario J Pastorino, Javier Puntieri, Fernando Barbero, Alejandro Martinez-Meier, Paula Marchelli and Leonardo A Gallo

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:24

    Published on: 2 December 2014

  14. Research

    Growth and early seedling survival of four Atacama Desert shrub species under experimental light and water availability regimes

    In arid environments, where light and water supply are patchy in space and time, differences in how seedlings tolerate drought and shade conditions will determine the ability of a species to establish. Underst...

    Danny E Carvajal, Andrea P Loayza, Ramiro P López, Pablo J Toro and Francisco A Squeo

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:28

    Published on: 26 November 2014

  15. Research

    Foliar micromorphology and anatomy of Ugni molinae Turcz. (Myrtaceae), with particular reference to schizogenous secretory cavities

    Ugni molinae Turcz. is one of the most studied species of South American Myrtaceae due to its edible fruits and foliar medicinal compounds. However, there is no anatomical study of the leaves or secretory cavitie...

    Hernan A Retamales, Rosa Scherson and Tanya Scharaschkin

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:27

    Published on: 18 November 2014

  16. Research

    Morphometric variation in island and mainland populations of two lizard species from the Pacific Coast of Mexico

    Body size exerts a strong influence on the physiology, morphology, ecology, and evolution of other life history traits in vertebrates. We compared the morphometry and allometry of two lizard species (Anolis nebul...

    Uriel Hernández-Salinas, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Numa P Pavón and Luis F Rosas Pacheco

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:21

    Published on: 12 November 2014

  17. Short report

    Presence of the red jollytail, Brachygalaxias bullocki (Regan, 1908) (Galaxiformes: Galaxiidae), in freshwater forested wetlands from Chile

    Brachygalaxias bullocki (Regan, 1908) is a small-sized freshwater fish species (41 to 46 mm) and endemic to Chile. Its biology has still various knowledge gaps, and its distribution range has been reduced in the ...

    Francisco Correa-Araneda, Patricio De Los Ríos and Evelyn Habit

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:20

    Published on: 12 November 2014

  18. Research

    Legal protection assessment of different inland wetlands in Chile

    Inland wetlands are well represented ecosystems in Chile that are subjected to various pressures affecting conservation. Protection means legal and administrative initiatives which promote the protection and/o...

    Patricia Möller and Andrés Muñoz-Pedreros

    Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:23

    Published on: 8 November 2014

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