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  1. Mosses dominate much of the vegetation in the Antarctic, but the effect of climatic change on moss growth and sexual reproduction has scarcely been studied. In Antarctica, mosses infrequently produce sporophyt...

    Authors: A. Casanova-Katny, G. A. Torres-Mellado and S. M. Eppley
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:13
  2. Latitudinal and altitudinal patterns of plant species richness have frequently been related to different climate variables such as precipitation, temperature and evapotranspiration. However, studies assessing ...

    Authors: Pablo I. Becerra
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:12
  3. 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...

    Authors: Daniel Aguilera-Olivares, José F. Rizo, Camila Burgos-Lefimil, Luis Flores-Prado and Hermann M. Niemeyer
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:11
  4. Many barrel or columnar cacti, including some in the Atacama Desert, produce their reproductive tissue at or near the terminal apices of solitary or minimally branched stems that lean toward the equator, repor...

    Authors: Steven D. Warren, Lorgio E. Aguilera and L. Scott Baggett
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:10
  5. 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 ...

    Authors: Viviana Almanza, Oscar Parra, Carlos E. De M. Bicudo, Carolina Baeza, Johana Beltran, Ricardo Figueroa and Roberto Urrutia
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:8
  6. 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...

    Authors: Jens Boy, Roberto Godoy, Olga Shibistova, Diana Boy, Robert McCulloch, Alberto Andrino de la Fuente, Mauricio Aguirre Morales, Robert Mikutta and Georg Guggenberger
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:6
  7. 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...

    Authors: Nelso P. Navarro, Pirjo Huovinen and Iván Gómez
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:5
  8. Photosynthetic characteristics and the effect of UV radiation and elevated temperature measured were studied in Chlorella sp. isolated from a snow microalgal community at King George Island, Maritime Antarctica t...

    Authors: C. Rivas, N. Navarro, P. Huovinen and I. Gómez
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:7
  9. 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...

    Authors: Eduardo Fuentes-Lillo, J. Max Troncoso-Castro, Marely Cuba-Díaz and Mauricio J. Rondanelli-Reyes
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:4
  10. Prevailing environmental conditions can modulate the structuring role of biotic interactions. In intertidal habitats, less stressful environmental conditions and/or higher grazer densities may allow grazing ef...

    Authors: V. Segovia-Rivera and N. Valdivia
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:3
  11. 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 ...

    Authors: Karina González, Juan Gaitán-Espitia, Alejandro Font, César A. Cárdenas and Marcelo González-Aravena
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:2
  12. 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...

    Authors: Elivane Salete Capellesso, Rafael Weirich, Giamarco Dariva, Tanise Luisa Sausen and Elisabete Maria Zanin
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:1
  13. Prosopis tamarugo Phil. is a legume tree native to the Atacama Desert, Chile. Tamarugo has physiological characteristics that are highly adapted to extreme life conditions in the Pampa de...

    Authors: Gabriela Calderon, Marco Garrido and Edmundo Acevedo
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:18
  14. 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...

    Authors: Yamila Gurovich, Hayley J. Stannard and Julie M. Old
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:17
  15. 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...

    Authors: Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:15
  16. 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...

    Authors: Maribel Paniagua-Ibáñez, Alfredo López-Caamal, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Ma. Laura Ortiz-Hernández, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:14
  17. Plants in a seasonal environment that become close to the artificial lake after dams construction may have enhanced growth or die due to the new conditions. Changes in mortality or growth rates lead to changes...

    Authors: Vagner S Vale, I Schiavini, J A Prado-júnior, Ana P Oliveira and André E Gusson
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:13
  18. 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...

    Authors: Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Elgar Castillo-Mendoza
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:12
  19. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:11
  20. 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 ...

    Authors: Andrea P Loayza, Paloma R Gachon, Patricio García-Guzmán, Danny E Carvajal and Francisco A Squeo
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:10
  21. Introduced species can have a major negative impact on biodiversity; an example is the American mink, which was introduced in the 1930s in Patagonia. While there is a consensus that reversing alien mustelids c...

    Authors: Gonzalo Medina-Vogel, Macarena Barros, Rene Monsalve and Daniel J Pons
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:9
  22. 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...

    Authors: Yoon-Jung Hwang, Chang-Min Song, Adnan Younis, Chang-Kil Kim, Yoon-Im Kang and Ki-Byung Lim
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:8
  23. 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...

    Authors: Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Erwin Martí-Flores, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Patricia Mussali-Galante
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:7
  24. 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...

    Authors: Jair Putzke, Camila G Athanásio, Margéli Pereira de Albuquerque, Filipe C Victoria and Antonio B Pereira
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:6
  25. The detection of predator chemical cues is an important antipredatory behaviour as it allows an early assessment of predation risk without encountering the predator and therefore increases survival. For instan...

    Authors: Luisa Amo, Isabel López-Rull, Iluminada Pagán and Constantino Macías García
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:5
  26. 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...

    Authors: Fernando Otálora-Luna, Antonio J Pérez-Sánchez, Claudia Sandoval and Elis Aldana
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:4
  27. 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...

    Authors: Giorgia Graells, Derek Corcoran and Juan Carlos Aravena
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:3
  28. The purpose of this paper is to present the finding of Suaeda foliosa in El Yali National Reserve, Chile. With this finding, the southern limit of the distribution is displaced from the current position at 31° S,...

    Authors: Lorena Flores-Toro and Manuel Contreras-López
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:2
  29. 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...

    Authors: Moisés E Domínguez-López, Ángela M Ortega-león and Gastón J Zamora-abrego
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:1
  30. 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...

    Authors: Priscilla Guedes Gambale, Vinícius Guerra Batista, Fabrício Hiroiuki Oda, Renata Mayara Campos, Ricardo Massato Takemoto and Rogério Pereira Bastos
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:31
  31. 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...

    Authors: Teresa Navarrete-Fernández, Mauricio F Landaeta, Claudia A Bustos and Alejandro Pérez-Matus
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:30
  32. 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...

    Authors: María M Azpilicueta, Mario J Pastorino, Javier Puntieri, Fernando Barbero, Alejandro Martinez-Meier, Paula Marchelli and Leonardo A Gallo
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:24
  33. 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...

    Authors: Danny E Carvajal, Andrea P Loayza, Ramiro P López, Pablo J Toro and Francisco A Squeo
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:28
  34. 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...

    Authors: Hernan A Retamales, Rosa Scherson and Tanya Scharaschkin
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:27
  35. 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...

    Authors: Uriel Hernández-Salinas, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Numa P Pavón and Luis F Rosas Pacheco
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:21
  36. 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 ...

    Authors: Francisco Correa-Araneda, Patricio De Los Ríos and Evelyn Habit
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:20
  37. 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...

    Authors: Patricia Möller and Andrés Muñoz-Pedreros
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:23
  38. Host plant specificity refers to the preference of insects for particular plant species that allow them to complete their life cycle. Moth species of the Geometridae family depend closely on the vegetation com...

    Authors: Felipe Méndez-Abarca, Camila F Méndez and Enrique A Mundaca
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:22
  39. Leptospirosis is an important zoonosis with worldwide distribution caused by pathogenic bacteria of the genus Leptospira. The North American mink (Neovison vison) has an important role in the environmental contam...

    Authors: Macarena Barros, Leonardo Sáenz, Lisette Lapierre, Camila Nuñez and Gonzalo Medina-Vogel
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:19
  40. Despite their ecological, economic and medical relevance, very little information is available on the distribution of planktonic cnidarians, this being particularly true for some regions of the ocean such as t...

    Authors: Luis F Martell-Hernández, Marina Sánchez-Ramírez and Alberto Ocaña-Luna
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:18
  41. We analyzed the following characteristics of water self-depuration capacity along a polluted river (Suquía River) in Argentina: (a) abundance of microbial metabolic groups, (b) cover and type of vegetation, an...

    Authors: Carolina Merlo and Adriana Abril
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:12
  42. Frugivorous birds are phenologically linked to the fruits that they eat. When there is less fruit in seasonal environments, frugivorous birds complement their diet by eating invertebrates. The depth of the phe...

    Authors: José I Orellana, Cecilia Smith-Ramírez, Jaime R Rau, Soraya Sade, Alberto Gantz and Carlos E Valdivia
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:11
  43. The geographical distribution of the Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) includes the southern-central Neotropics. Despite its wide distribution, currently there is no dietary information on its southern ...

    Authors: Claudio N Tobar, Jaime R Rau, Norka Fuentes, Alberto Gantz, Cristián G Suazo, Jaime A Cursach, Alexis Santibañez and Jorge Pérez-Schultheiss
    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:15

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