Gisela Stotz Canales

Investigadora postdoctoral

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

Líneas de Investigación

Plant ecology; Evolutionary ecology; Invasion ecology; Community Ecology


  •  Biological Sciences (Ecology), UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. Canada
  •  Biólogo, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2011

Experiencia Académica

  •   Investigador postdoctorante Full Time


    La Serena, Chile

    2018 - 2021

  •   Profesora Asistente Full Time


    Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida

    Santiago, Chile

    2021 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Teaching assistant

    University of Alberta


    2016 - 2016

  •   Teaching assistant

    Universidad de Concepción


    2009 - 2009

  •   Zoology Museum Assistant

    Universidad de Concepción


    2007 - 2007


Article (23)

An exotic plant species indirectly facilitates a secondary exotic plant through increased soil salinity
Phenotypic plasticity and the leaf economics spectrum: plasticity is positively associated with specific leaf area
Global trends in phenotypic plasticity of plants
Habitat-islands in the coastal Atacama Desert: loss of functional redundancy, but not of functional diversity, with decreased precipitation
Not a melting pot: Plant species aggregate in their non‐native range
Biotic homogenization within and across eight widely distributed grasslands following invasion by Bromus inermis
Goat grazing reduces diversity and leads to functional, taxonomic, and phylogenetic homogenization in an arid shrubland
Maternal experience and soil origin influence interactions between resident species and a dominant invasive species
Soil biotic quality lacks spatial structure and is positively associated with fertility in a northern grassland
Differential responses of native and exotic plant species to an invasive grass are driven by variation in biotic and abiotic factors
Disturbance by an endemic rodent in an arid shrubland is a habitat filter: effects on plant invasion and taxonomical, functional and phylogenetic community structure
Co-occurrence of host plants associated with plant quality determines performance patterns of the specialist butterfly, Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Troidini)
Community-level determinants of smooth brome (Bromus inermis) growth and survival in the aspen parkland
Is biotic resistance to invaders dependent upon local environmental conditions or primary productivity? A meta-analysis
Spatial pattern of invasion and the evolutionary responses of native plant species
Response to Comment on "Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness"
Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness
Antarctic Ecology One Century after the Conquest of the South Pole: How Much Have We Advanced?
Patterns of phylogenetic diversity are linked to invasion impacts, not invasion resistance, in a native grassland
Local Host Adaptation and Use of a Novel Host in the Seed Beetle Megacerus eulophus
Pollination biology and floral longevity of Aristolochia chilensis in an arid ecosystem
Trends in Antarctic ecological research in Latin America shown by publications in international journals
Extremely Long-Lived Stigmas Allow Extended Cross-Pollination Opportunities in a High Andean Plant

Proyecto (2)

Determinants of the ecological and evolutionary responses to increased aridity of plants in the isolated lomas communities of northern Chile
Biological richness of Lomas communities: potential consequences of aridity on these highly diverse and endangered ecosystems
Gisela Stotz

Investigadora postdoctoral

Departamento de Biología

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

Sergio Rios

Associate professor



La Serena, Chile

Ian Acuña

Investigador Asistente

Instituto de Investigación Interdisciplinaria (I3)

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

Patricio Torres



LA Cruz, Chile