Investigación interdisciplinaria sobre Fauna en el Antropoceno.

Prácticamente todos los ecosistemas del planeta ya están dominados por el ser Humano o sufren indirectamente su impacto.

En Chile ocurre lo mismo desde cordillera hasta el mar. La fauna nativa de nuestro país enfrenta diversas amenazas, tales como:

  • pérdida de habitat

  • contaminación

  • especies invasoras

  • caza ilegal

  • incendios y otras catástrofes

Nuestra investigación interdisciplinaria se publica en revistas científicas, capítulos de libros y los libros de la Serie Fauna Australis

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  • Altamirano, T.A., Honorato, M.T., Tomas Ibarra, J.T., De La Maza, M., De Zwaan, D.R., Bonacic, C. Martin, K. 2019. Elevation has contrasting effects on avian and mammalian nest traits in the Andean temperate mountains. Austral Ecology, 44: 691–701.
  • Amaya-Espinela, J.D., Hostetler, M., Henríquez, C., Bonacic, C. 2019. The influence of building density on Neotropical bird communities found in small urban parks. Landscape and Urban Planning, 190, 103578. tttps://
  • Muñoz, A.E, Ossa, G., Zaviezo, T., Bonacic, C. 2019. Diversity and foraging activity of bats in cultivated and uncultivated areas in agroecosystems of a Mediterranean-climate hotspot, Neotropical Biodiversity, 5:1, 36-40, DOI: 0.1080/23766808.2019.1621626.
  • Petitpas, R., Bonacic, C. 2019. Ontological Politics of Wildlife: Local People, Conservation Biologists and Guanacos. Conservat Soc, 17(3):250-257.
  • Ohrens, O., Bonacic, C., Treves, A. 2019. Non‐lethal defense of livestockagainst predators: flashing lights deter puma attacks in Chile.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(1):32-38. doi:10.1002/fee.1952
  • Araneda P., Sielfeld, W., Bonacic, C., Ibarra J.T .2018. Bird diversity along elevational gradients in the Dry Tropical Andes of northern Chile: The potential role of Aymara indigenous traditional agriculture. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0207544.
  • Altamirano, T., Ibarra, J.T., Novoa, F., Vermehren, A., Martin, K., Bonacic, C. 2017. Roosting records in tree cavities by a forest-dwelling bat species (Histiotus magellanicus) in Andean temperate ecosystems of southern Chile. Bosque, 38 (2):421-425.
  • Ibarra J., Galvez N., Altamirano T., Caviedes J., Rojas I., Bonacic C., Martin K. 2017. Seasonal dynamics of avian guilds inside and outside core protected areas in an Andean Biosphere Reserve of southern Chile. Bird Study. 3(64):410-420.
  • Altamirano T., Ibarra J., Martin K., Bonacic C. 2017. The conservation value of tree decay processes as a key driver structuring tree cavity nest webs in South American temperate rainforests. Biodiversity and Conservation. 10(26):2453-2472.
  • Root-Bernstein, M., Guerrero-Gatica, M., Piña, L., Bonacic, C., Svenning, J.C., Jaksic, F.M. 2017. Rewilding-inspired transhumance for the restoration of semiarid silvopastoral systems in Chile. Regional Environmental Change 17(5):1381-1396.
  • Guarda, N., Gálvez, N., Leichtle, J., Osorio, C., Bonacic, C. 2017. Puma Puma concolor density estimation in the Mediterranean Andes of Chile. Oryx 51(2): 263-267. Doi:
  • Schüttler, E., Klenke, R., Galuppo, S., Castro, R.A., Bonacic, R., Laker, J. Henle, K. 2017. Habitat use and sensitivity to fragmentation in America’s smallest wildcat. Mammalian Biology – Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 86:1–8.
  • Ohrens, O., Treves, A., & Bonacic, C. 2016. Relationship between rural depopulation and puma-human conflict in the high Andes of Chile. Environmental Conservation, 43(1):24-33.
  • A Treves, C Bonacic. 2016. Humanity’s Dual Response to Dogs and Wolves. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(7):489-91. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.04.006
  • Honorato, M.T., Altamirano, T., Ibarra, T., De la Maza, M., Bonacic, C., Martin, K. 2016. Composition and preferences regarding nest materials by cavity-nesting vertebrates in the Andean temperate forest of Chile. Bosque (Valdivia), 37(3), 485-492.
  • Petitpas, R., Ibarra, J., Miranda, M., Bonacic, C. 2016. Spatial patterns over a 24-year period show an increase in native vegetation cover and decreased fragmentation in Andean temperate landscapes, Chile. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, 43(3):384-395.
  • Altamirano, T., Ibarra, J.T., De la Maza, M., Navarrete, S., Bonacic, C. 2015. Reproductive life-history variation in a secondary cavity-nester across an elevational gradient in Andean temperate ecosystems. The Auk, 132(4):826–835,
  • Hernandez, F., Galvez, N., Gimona, A., Laker, J., Bonacic, C. 2015. Activity patterns by two colour morphs of the vulnerable guina, Leopardus guigna (Molina 1782), in temperate forests of southern Chile. Gayana 79(1):102-105.
  • Escobar, V., Alvarado, S., Vargas, H., Bonacic, C. 2015. Age and sex structure of Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) in feeding areas of central Chile. Ornitologia Neotropical 26(2):157-167.
  • Riveros, J. L., Schuler, G., Urquieta, B., Hoffmann, B. and Bonacic, C. 2015. Ovarian Follicular Activity During Late Gestation and Postpartum in Guanaco (Lama guanicoe). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 50:129-134.
  • Ossa, G., Bonacic, C., Barquez, R. 2015. First record of Histiotus laephotis (Thomas, 1916) from Chile and new distributional information for Histiotus montanus (Phillipi and Landbeck, 1861) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Mammalia, 79(4):457-461. doi:10.1515/mammalia-2014-0041.
  • Rubio, A.V., Hidalgo-Hermoso, E., Bonacic, C. 2014. Hematology and serum biochemistry values of culpeo foxes (lycalopex culpaeus) from central Chile. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3):589-593.
  • Ibarra J.T., Martin, K., Altamirano, T.A., Vargas, F. H., Bonacic, C. 2014. Factors Associated with the Detectability of Owls in South American Temperate Forests: Implications for Nocturnal Raptor Monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(6):1078-1086.
  • Ibarra, J.T., Altamirano, T.A., Martin, K., Vargas, F. H., Bonacic, C. 2014. Tree-cavity nesting of Austral pygmy-owls (Glaucidium nana) in andean temperate forests of southern Chile. Journal of Raptor Research 48(1):82-85.
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