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Carezza Veronica Botto Mahan

Full Professor

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Ecology of interactions; ecology of infectious diseases; vector ecology

Educación

  •  Biology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1992
  •  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - 2014

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2020

  •   Full Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Instructor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2006 - 2007

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - 2014

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - A la fecha

  •   Full Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Dirección de 13 Seminarios de Título (pregrado)
Dirección de 12 Tesis de Magister
Dirección de 1 Tesis de Doctorado


Premios y Distinciones

  •   CONICYT Doctoral Fellowship

    CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNOLOGICAS

    Chile, 1998

    Doctoral Fellowship 1998-2001

  •   FONDECYT PhD Thesis Fellowship

    FONDECYT

    Chile, 2001

    FONDECYT PhD Thesis Fellowship (2001-2004)

  •   FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship

    FONDECYT

    Chile, 2004

    FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2006).

  •   Young Investigator Award

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2010

    Young Investigator Award, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile (2010).

  •   Award to Best Professor

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2014

    Award to Best Professor, University of Chile (2014).

  •   Invited Conference at Oswaldo Cruz Institute

    Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

    Brasil, 2014

    Invited Conference at Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Brazil (2014)

  •   Invited Conference at FLAP

    Latin American Federation of Parasitology

    Chile, 2017

    Invited Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Latin American Federation of Parasitology (2017).

  •   Invited Conference at Cary Institute of Ecosystems

    Cary Institute of Ecosystems, USA

    Estados Unidos, 2019

    Invited Conference at Cary Institute of Ecosystems, USA (2019)

  •   Invited Conference at the Institute of Veterinary Sciences of the Littoral

    Institute of Veterinary Sciences of the Littoral

    Argentina, 2020

    Invited Conference at the Institute of Veterinary Sciences of the Littoral, Argentina (2020)


 

Article (77)

Blood-Meal Sources and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Coastal and Insular Triatomine Bugs from the Atacama Desert of Chile
Lizards as silent hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi
Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in Desmodus rotundus (common vampire bat) and Histiotus montanus (small big-eared brown bat) from Chile
Bloodmeal-stealing in wild-caught Mepraia spinolai (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), a sylvatic vector of Trypanosoma cruzi
Genetic diversity in a restricted-dispersal kissing bug: The centre-periphery hypothesis halfway
Trypanosoma cruzi infection follow-up in a sylvatic vector of Chagas disease: Comparing early and late stage nymphs
Was Chagas disease responsible for Darwin's illness? The overlooked eco-epidemiological context in Chile
Lizards and rabbits may increase Chagas infection risk in the Mediterranean-type ecosystem of South America
Organs infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and DTU identification in the naturally infected rodent Octodon degus
Prevalence, infected density or individual probability of infection? Assessing vector infection risk in the wild transmission of Chagas disease
Trypanosoma cruzi could affect wild triatomine approaching behaviour to humans by altering vector nutritional status: A field test
Trypanosomatid Infections among Vertebrates of Chile: A Systematic Review
Comparing vector competence of Mepraia gajardoi and Triatoma infestans by genotyping Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units present in naturally infected Octodon degus
Helminthic infection in three native rodent species from a semiarid Mediterranean ecosystem
Potential impact of climate change on geographical distribution of two wild vectors of Chagas disease in Chile: Mepraia spinolai and Mepraia gajardoi
Potential impact of climate change on the geographical distribution of two wild vectors of Chagas disease in Chile: Mepraia spinolai and Mepraia gajardoi
Spatio-temporal characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and discrete typing units infecting hosts and vectors from non-domestic foci of Chile
Stridulation in the wild kissing bug Mepraia spinolai: description of the stridulatory organ and vibratory disturbance signal
Survivorship of wild caught Mepraia spinolai nymphs: The effect of seasonality and Trypanosoma cruzi infection after feeding and fasting in the laboratory
Frugivory and seed dispersal in the endemic cactus Eulychnia acida: extending the anachronism hypothesis to the Chilean Mediterranean ecosystem
Natural Infection of Leptospira Species in the Native Rodents Degu (Octodon degus) and Darwin's Pericote (Phyllotis darwini) in Mediterranean Ecosystem of Chile
Sex-dependent infection causes non-additive effects on kissing bug fecundity
Sex-dependent infection causes nonadditive effects on kissing bug fecundity
Within-host temporal fluctuations of Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units: the case of the wild reservoir rodent Octodon degus
Experimental crosses between Mepraia gajardoi and M-spinolai and hybrid chromosome analyses reveal the occurrence of several isolation mechanisms
Interactions Between Trypanosoma cruzi the Chagas Disease Parasite and Naturally Infected Wild Mepraia Vectors of Chile
Temporal fluctuation in shrub species preferences of two native rodents: The effect of infection status on habitat use
Ecology of the endemic sylvatic triatomines of Chile.
First report of mites of the genus Leptus (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) on the endemic kissing bug Mepraia spinolai (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Parasitic infection alters rodent movement in a semiarid ecosystem
Spatial distribution of an infectious disease in a small mammal community
Temporal variation in Trypanosoma cruzi lineages from the native rodent Octodon degus in semiarid Chile
Effects of mammal host diversity and density on the infection level of Trypanosoma cruzi in sylvatic kissing bugs
First record of Litomosoides pardinasi (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in native and exotic rodents from Chile
How forest marsupials are affected by habitat degradation and fragmentation? A meta-analysis
New insights on the mistletoe Tristerix aphyllus (Loranthaceae): interaction with diurnal and nocturnal frugivorous species
Nocturnal activity patterns of the monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) in native and exotic habitats
Short Report: Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Mepraia gajardoi and Mepraia spinolai: The Effect of Feeding Nymphs from the Field
Factors affecting cactus recruitment in semiarid Chile: A role for nurse effects?
High phylogeographic structure in the sylvatic vector of Chagas disease the Mepraia genus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Masking Behavior by Mepraia spinolai (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): Anti-predator Defense and Life History Trade-offs
Phylogenetic relationships of the Spinolai complex and other Triatomini based on mitochondrial DNA sequences (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Trypanosoma cruzi genotypes in Mepraia gajardoi from wild ecotopes in Northern Chile
Differential pattern of infection of sylvatic nymphs and domiciliary adults of Triatoma infestans with Trypanosoma cruzi genotypes in Chile
Field assessment of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and host survival in the native rodent Octodon degus
Do pollinators respond in a dose-dependent manner to flower herbivory?: An experimental assessment in Loasa tricolor (Loasaceae)
FLORAL HERBIVORY AFFECTS FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS AND POLLINATOR VISITATION IN THE PERENNIAL HERB ALSTROEMERIA LIGTU (ALSTROEMERIACEAE)
Wing shape differentiation of Mepraia species (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Short Report: Temporal Fluctuation of Infection with Different Trypanosoma cruzi Genotypes in the Wild Rodent Octodon degus
Temporal Variation of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Native Mammals in Chile
Comparative population dynamics of the bug Mepraia spinolai, a sylvatic vector of Chagas' disease, in different hosts
Molecular Epidemiology of Chagas Disease in the Wild Transmission Cycle: The Evaluation in the Sylvatic Vector Mepraia spinolai from an Endemic Area of Chile
Short Report: European Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are Naturally Infected with Different Trypanosoma cruzi Genotypes
Trypanosoma cruzi Induces Life-History Trait Changes in the Wild Kissing Bug Mepraia spinolai: Implications for Parasite Transmission
Direct and indirect pathways of fitness-impact in a protozoan-infected kissing bug
Trypanosoma cruzi infection in the sylvatic kissing bug Mepraia gajardoi from the Chilean Southern Pacific Ocean coast
Coexistence of Trypanosoma cruzi genotypes in wild and periodomestic mammals in Chile
Short report: Trypanosoma cruzi detection in blood by xenodiagnosis and polymerase chain reaction in the wild rodent Octodon degus
Susceptibility of Mepraia spinolai and Triatoma infestans to different Trypanosoma cruzi strains from naturally infected rodent hosts
The influence of insects and hummingbirds on the geographical variation of the flower phenotype in Mimulus luteus
What does determine gonad weight in the wild kissing bug Mepraia spinolai?
Chagas disease parasite induces behavioural changes in the kissing bug Mepraia spinolai
Nonadditive effects of flower damage and hummingbird pollination on the fecundity of Mimulus luteus
DNA evidence of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Chilean wild vector Mepraia spinolai (Hemiptera : Reduviidae)
Seasonal variation in the home range and host availability of the blood-sucking insect Mepraia Spinolai in wild environment
Short report: Trypanosoma cruzi infection in wild mammals from a chagasic area of Chile
Nectar guide fluctuating asymmetry does not relate to female fitness in Mimulus luteus
Pollinator mediated-selection on the nectar guide phenotype in the Andean monkey flower, Mimulus luteus
Abundance of Mepraia spinolai in a periurban zone of Chile
Field tests of carbon dioxide and conspecifics as baits for Mepraia spinolai, wild vector of Chagas disease
Historia natural cuantitativa de una relación parásito-hospedero: el sistema Tristerix-cactáceas en Chile semiárido
Quantitative natural history of a host-parasite relationship: the Tristerix-cactus system in semiarid Chile
Factors affecting the circular distribution of the leafless mistletoe Tristerix aphyllus (Loranthaceae) on the cactus Echinopsis chilensis
Nonparental infanticide in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus: the influence of nutritional benefits
Problem solving and functional design features: experiments on cotton-top tamarins, Saguinus oedipus oedipus
Use of habitat, size of prey, and food-niche relationships of two sympatric otters in southernmost Chile
Self-recognition in primates: phylogeny and the salience of species-typical features

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Ectoparasites of the endemic rodent Abrocoma bennetti (Hystricomorpha: Abrocomidae) from semiarid Chile

Note (1)

Frugivory in Echinopsis chiloensis (Caryophyllales: Cactaceae): Frugivoría en Echinopsis chiloensis (Caryophyllales: Cactaceae)

Proyecto (15)

The role of reservoirs and vectors on Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in semiarid Chile
PARASITISM AND SKEWED HOST SEX RATIO IN A PROTOZOAN . INSECT SYSTEM=> INTEGRATING FIELD AND LABORATORY EVIDENCE
Tracking the monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) on native and transformed habitats=> consequences for seed dispersal
ECOEPIDEMIOLOGIA DE LEPTOSPIRA=> EVALUACION DE LA ASOCIACION ENTRE PREVALENCIA DE INFECCION EN RATTUS NORVEGICUS Y DIVERSIDAD COMUNITARIA EN PAISAJES AGRICOLAS DE CHILE CENTRAL
INTER-INDIVIDUAL NETWORK OF SPATIAL GENETIC VARIATION IN THE HEMIPARASITIC MISTLETOE TRISTERIX CORYMBOSUS ( LORANTHACEAE) EFFCTS OF PLANT NEIGHBORHOOD, POLLINATION, AND SEED DISPERSAL IN A HABITAT TRANSFORMATION GRADIENT
Understanding evolutionary biology=> an initiative to improve the teaching of evolution in Chilean high schools
Efectos demográficos y evolutivos del parasitismo en plantas=> evaluación a nivel de especie, población y fenotipo
Effects of global change on plant-animal interactions in high altitude ecosystems
Short-term dynamics of parasite transmission in a semiarid ecosystem
Invasiones vegetales y herbivoría=> procesos genéticos y causas ecológicas del éxito de una planta invasora
Proyecto Marco Fortalecimiento Académico en Ecología Evolutiva. . Inserción de Investigadores/as Postdoctorales en la Academia 2006.
Divergencia adaptativa del fenotipo floral en Mimulus luteus (Phrymaceae)
Las interacciones ecológicas entre plantas y animales como generadoras de biodiversidad=> su papel en la dinámica y conservación de los ecosistemas
Potencial evolutivo del dimorfismo sexual en el tamaño y forma del hemíptero hematófago Mepraia spinolai (Reduviidae; Triatominae)
Evaluación de modificación conductual adaptativa inducida por parásitos=> la interacción Mepraia spinolai-Trypanosoma cruzi
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Carezza Botto

Full Professor

Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

7
pedro cattan

full professor

ciencias biologicas animales

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE; FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS VETERINARIAS Y PECUARIAS

santiago, Chile

4
Sylvia Ortiz

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

4
JUANA CORREA

Investigador

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria

Universidad San Sebastián

Concepción, Chile

3
Antonella Bacigalupo

PhD Researcher

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, Reino Unido

2
Carlos Landaeta

Profesor Asistente

Facultad de Cs. Veterinarias, Dpto. Patología y Medician Preventiva

Universidad de Concepción

Chillán, Chile

2
Gemma Rojo

Profesor asistente/Investigador Postdoctoral UChile/UOH

Instituto de Ciencias Agroalimentarias, Animales y Ambientales (ICA3)

Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH)

San Fernando, Chile

1
RAMIRO BUSTAMANTE

PROFESOR TITULAR

CIENCIAS ECOLOGICAS

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Francisco Fonturbel

Profesor Asociado

Instituto de Biología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Lucila Moreno

Associate Professor

Zoology

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

1
SERGIO BUCAREY

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS VETERINARIAS Y PECUARIAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Carmen Ossa

Investigador Visitante

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Catalina Muñoz

Co-investigadora Proyecto FONDECYT

Ciencias Biológicas Animales

Universidad de Chile FAVET

Santiago, Chile

1
Marco Mendez

Full Professor

DEPARTAMENTO CIENCIAS ECOLÓGICAS, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS,

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile