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blas exequiel lavandero icaza

Profesor asociado

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


population genetics; Biological control; Insect ecology; Migration and dispersal of natural enemies

Educación

  •  ecology, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY. Nueva Zelanda, 2005
  •  Ing. Agronomo, universidad de talca. Chile, 2000

Experiencia Profesional

  •   profesor asociado Full Time

    universidad de talca

    talca, Chile

    2011 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Since 2010 to date a total of 14 undergraduate thesis, 6 master theses, including one thesis in cotutelle with Innsbruck University in Austria and 3 Phd thesis, all on topics related to the biological control of insects. At the moment at my laboratory I am currently supervising another three phd students in cotutell between Univeristy of Talca and Agrocampus Ouest and University of Rennes1 in France, all under cotutelle agreement. Also I am currently supervising a Master student. At the same time during this time I have leaded the creation of the Master in Applied Ecology (project started in 2012) and have acted as Director of the program for the 5 years last years. During my time in Universidad de Talca, I have also sponsored and worked with three postdocs, through Fondecyt Grants and one Millennium Nucleus Grant. Two of these young researchers are still associated to my lab through different projects. I also am responsible for the undergraduate teaching for Agronomy students, Bioinformatics and Forestry students among others. My lectures include Agroecology, Biological Control and Population Genetics. My postgraduate teaching includes Biological control, Ecology of productive systems and Research Methods for Phd and Master students. I have also Organized two workshops at my University in collaboration with French Colleagues on “Tracking dispersion and trophic resources exploitation by natural enemies in the field”, with student coming from several Universities from Chile.


Difusión y Transferencia


During many years I have participated in many instances with primary and secondary students to bring science to schools. I have given many talks on biodiversity Ecosystem services and dyservices as well as Insects in general and biological control.



 

Article (42)

Alice B. Dennis§1,2,3*, Gabriel I. Ballesteros§4,5,6, Stéphanie Robin7,8, Lukas Schrader9, Jens 4 Bast10,11, Jan Berghöfer9, Leo Beukeboom12, Maya Belghazi13, Anthony Bretaudeau7,8, Jan 5 Büllesbach9, Elizabeth Cash14, Dominique Colinet15, Zoé Dumas10, Patrizia Falabella16, Jean-6 Luc Gatti15, Elzemiek Geuverink12, Joshua D. Gibson14,17, Corinne Hertäg18,1, Stefanie 7 Hartmann3, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly19, Mark Lammers9, Blas I. Lavandero6, Ina 8 Lindenbaum9, Lauriane Massardier-Galata15, Camille Meslin19, Nicolas Montagné19, Nina 9 Pak14, Marylène Poirié15, Rosanna Salvia16, Chris R. Smith20, Denis Tagu7, Sophie Tares15, 10 Heiko Vogel21, Tanja Schwander10, Jean-Christophe Simon7, Christian C. Figueroa4,5, 11 Christoph Vorburger1,2, Fabrice Legeai7,8, and Jürgen Gadau (PDF) Functional insights from the GC-poor genomes of two aphid parasitoids, Aphidius ervi and Lysiphlebus fabarum. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337284157_Functional_insights_from_the_GC-poor_genomes_of_two_aphid_parasitoids_Aphidius_ervi_and_Lysiphlebus_fabarum
Intraguild predation is independent of landscape context and does not affect the temporal dynamics of aphids in cereal fields
Population Genetic Structure of Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in Different Localities and Host Plants in Chile
Suitability and Profitability of a Cereal Aphid for the Parasitoid Aphidius platensis in the Context of Conservation Biological Control of Myzus persicae in Orchards
Do hedgerows influence the natural biological control of woolly apple aphids in orchards?
Interspecific competition among aphid parasitoids: molecular approaches reveal preferential exploitation of parasitized hosts
Manipulation of Agricultural Habitats to Improve Conservation Biological Control in South America
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
Forest fragmentation may endanger a plant-insect interaction: the case of the highly specialist native aphid Neuquenaphis staryi in Chile
Low bacterial community diversity in two introduced aphid pests revealed with 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing
The effect of landscape context on the biological control of Sitobion avenae: temporal partitioning response of natural enemy guilds
Morphological variation of Aphidius ervi Haliday (Hymenoptera=> Braconidae) associated with different aphid hosts.
Loss of host fidelity in highly inbred populations of the parasitoid wasp Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera=> Braconidae)
Aphid parasitoid generalism: development, assessment, and implications for biocontrol
Diversity, frequency and geographic distribution of facultative bacterial endosymbionts in introduced aphid pests
Signatures of genetic bottleneck and differentiation after the introduction of an exotic parasitoid for classical biological control
Body mass and wing geometric morphology of the codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) according to sex, location and host plant in the region of Maule, Chile
Does sex-biased dispersal account for the lack of geographic and host-associated differentiation in introduced populations of an aphid parasitoid?
Temporal variability of aphid biological control in contrasting landscape contexts
ALTITUDINAL ZONATION OF APHID PARASITOIDS (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE: APHIDIINAE) IN THE NEOTROPICAL REGION
Measuring Local Genetic Variability in Populations of Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Across an Unmanaged and Commercial Orchard Interface
Adaptive evolution of a generalist parasitoid: implications for the effectiveness of biological control agents
Genotype matching in a parasitoid-host genotypic food web: an approach for measuring effects of environmental change
Host acceptance behavior of the parasitoid Aphelinus mali and its aphid-host Eriosoma lanigerum on two Rosaceae plant species
Movement between crops and weeds: temporal refuges for aphidophagous insects in Central Chile
Genetic structure of the aphid, chaetosiphon fragaefolii, and its role as a vector of the strawberry yellow edge virus to a native strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis in Chile
Estimating Gene Flow between Refuges and Crops: A Case Study of the Biological Control of Eriosoma lanigerum by Aphelinus mali in Apple Orchards
Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite loci from Aphelinus mali (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), a parasitoid of Eriosoma lanigerum (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Migration of coccinellids to alfalfa fields with varying adjacent vegetation in Central Chile
Genetic structure of highland papayas (Vasconcellea pubescens (Lenn, et C. Koch) Badillo) cultivated along a geographic gradient in Chile as revealed by Inter Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR)
Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the woolly apple aphid Eriosoma lanigerum (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae)
Landscape composition modulates population genetic structure of Eriosoma lanigerum (Hausmann) on Malus domestica Borkh in central Chile
Species richness of herbivorous insects on Nothofagus trees in South America and New Zealand: The importance of chemical attributes of the host
Coevolution and the adaptive value of autumn tree colours: colour preference and growth rates of a southern beech aphid
Genetic variability and structure of Gomortega keule (Molina) Baillon (Gomortegaceae) relict populations: geographical and genetic fragmentation and its implications for conservation
Population genetic structure of codling moth (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) from apple orchards in central Chile
Increasing floral diversity for selective enhancement of biological control agents: A double-edged sward?
Enhancing the effectiveness of the parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Helen): Movement after use of nectar in the field
The need for effective marking and tracking techniques for monitoring the movements of insect predators and parasitoids
Expression differences in Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera=> Braconidae) females reared on different aphid host species
Abundance and prevalence of Aphidius avenae (Hymenoptera=> Braconidae=> Aphidiinae) in Chile
Host genotype-endosymbiont associations and their relationship with aphid parasitism at the field level

BookSection (1)

Chapter 7 Marking and tracking techniques for insect predators and parasitoids in ecological engineering

BookWhole (1)

Scale Effects in Biodiversity and Biological Control: Methods and Statistical Analysis

Review (1)

Aphid parasitoid generalism: development, assessment, and implications for biocontrol
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blas lavandero

Profesor asociado

instituto de ciencias biologicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

9
Claudio Ramirez

Profesor Asociado

Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

Universidad de Chile

Talca, Chile

5
Francisca Zepeda

co Investigador Fondecyt

Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

3
Peter Caligari

Science Advisor

CGNA

Temuco, Chile

2
Basilio Carrasco

Scientific Director

Centro de Estudios en Alimentos Procesados (CEAP)

Talca, Chile

2
Marcelo Miranda

Asistant Professor

Ecosystem and Environment

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
August Niemeyer

Full professor

Departamento de Ciencias Ecologicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Marcela Salazar

Investigador

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
Marco Molina

Profesor Titular

Ecología y Biodiversidad

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Andrea Silva

Executive Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Luis Letelier

Profesor Conferenciante

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Audrey Grez

Profesora Titular

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS VETERINARIAS Y PECUARIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Tania Zaviezo

Profesor Titular

Fruticultura y Enología

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Esteban Basoalto

Profesor Auxiliar, Categoría III

Instituto de Producción y Sanidad Vegetal

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Raúl Herrera

Académico

Biología Molecular y Biotecnología

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Angela Méndez

Editora y Escritora de Tesis de Pregrado y Magíster

Particular

Linares, Chile