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Claudio Alejandro Azat Soto

Director

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


- Medicina de la Conservación. - Salud de Ecosistemas. - Conservación de la biodiversidad. - Ecología.

Educación

  •  Conservation Medicine, UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO. Chile, 2013
  •  Wild Animal Health, Royal Veterinary College. Reino Unido, 2007
  •  Medico Veterinario, UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE. Chile, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Director Full Time

    Universidad Andres Bello

    Ciencias de la Vida

    Santiago, Chile

    2008 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Director Full Time

    Universidad Andres Bello

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Dirección de tesis de pregrado:
- Huerta A. Estimación de la prevalencia por infección de Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis en la rana de garras Africana (Xenopus laevis) en Chile. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. U. Mayor, 2015.
- Pérez C. Efecto de la intervención antrópica y requerimientos de hábitat en la ranita de Darwin (Rhinoderma darwinii) en el parque Huilo-Huilo, Región de la Ríos, Chile. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. U. Mayor, 2014.
- Maturana A. Determinación del rol de la rana Africana (Xenopus laevis) como vector de Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis para anuros nativos de la zona central de Chile. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. U. Mayor, 2012.
- Sánchez R. Evaluación de los efectos de la enfermedad emergente chytridiomicosis en poblaciones de la ranita de Darwin (Rhinoderma darwinii) del Parque Nacional Queulat, Chile. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. U. Mayor, 2011.
- Barros M. Evaluación de un protocolo de captura, anestesia e implantación de radiotransmisores en huillín (Lontra provocax) y visón (Neovison vison) en un ambiente marino de la XI Región, Chile. Tesis Medicina Veterinaria. U. Mayor, 2011.

Dirección de tesis de Magister:
- Bachmann V. Historical analysis of sea turtle and marine mammal strandings along the northern coast of Peru between 2003 and 2016: causes and patterns. Tesis de Magister en Salud de Ecosistemas. U. Andres Bello, 2018.

Dirección de tesis de Doctorado:
- Serrano JM. Relevancia de las interacciones vocales en el reconocimiento genético y la estructura social de la ranita de Darwin. Tesis de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ecología y Biología Evolutiva. U. de Chile 2019.
- Valenzuela-Sánchez A. Is chytridiomycosis a threat to the endangered mouth-brooding frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)? A multi-approach disease risk assessment. Tesis de Doctorado en Medicina de la Conservación. U. Andres Bello, 2017.


Difusión y Transferencia


- Autor principal Estrategia Binacional de Conservación de las ranitas de Darwin. 2018.
- Encuesta Nacional de Medio Ambiente. U. Andres Bello 2015-2019.
- Taller de clasificación de Anfibios IUCN. 2015.
- Taller estándares para la rehabilitación de especies hidrobiológicas en Chile. 2015.
- Libro Conservación de anfibios de Chile. 2015.
- Taller de Conservación de anfibios para funcionarios públicos. 2011.
- Exposición itinerante de anfibios de Chile. 2011.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   co-Chair Amphibian Specialist Group - Chile

    International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN)

    Chile, 2012

    Appointed by the Global co-chairs of the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group to lead the research and conservation of amphibians in Chile.

  •   South and Central America Representative of the Global Ranavirus Consortium

    Global Ranavirus Consortium

    Chile, 2017

    Elected representative for Ranavirus research in South and Central America

  •   Wildlife Disease Association Travel Award

    Wildlife Disease Association

    Francia, 2012

    Awarded to attend the Anual Wildlife Disease Association Conference.

  •   EcoHealth 2010 Conference Award

    International Association for Ecology and Health

    Reino Unido, 2010

    Awarded to attend the 2010 EcoHealth Conference.

  •   2009 Zoo Conservation Outreach Group Conservation Training Award

    ZCOG

    Estados Unidos, 2009

    Awarded to attend the Amphibian Conservation Workshop

  •   Professional Development Awards

    Wildlife Conservation Society

    Corea del Sur, 2007

    Awarded to attend the IXth International Otter Colloquium.

  •   Beca presidente de la Republica

    Gobierno de Chile

    Chile, 2007

    Beca para estudios de Magister en Salud de Animales Silvestres en el Royal Veterinary College, Universidad de Londres.

  •   Premio Alumni Ecología y Recursos Naturales

    UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

    Chile, 2016

    Ex alumno destacado de la Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales.

  •   Premio Investigador Destacado

    UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

    Chile, 2019

    Mejor investigador de la Universidad. premio otorgado anualmente.


 

Article (31)

50 Years of Cetacean Strandings Reveal a Concerning Rise in Chilean Patagonia
A flagship for Austral temperate forest conservation: an action plan for Darwin's frogs brings key stakeholders together
A Mass Stranding Event of Long-Finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala melas) in Southern Chile
Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity
Assessing habitat quality when forest attributes have opposing effects on abundance and detectability: A case study on Darwin's frogs
Slow natal dispersal across a homogeneous landscape suggests the use of mixed movement behaviours during dispersal in the Darwin's frog
The amphibian-killing fungus in a biodiversity hotspot: identifying and validating high-risk areas and refugia
Development and worldwide use of non-lethal, and minimal population-level impact, protocols for the isolation of amphibian chytrid fungi
Genomic epidemiology of the emerging pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from native and invasive amphibian species in Chile
High prevalence of chigger mite infection in a forest-specialist frog with evidence of parasite-related granulomatous myositis
Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines
Trophic ecology of the Endangered Darwins frog inferred by stable isotopes
Cryptic disease-induced mortality may cause host extinction in an apparently stable host- parasite system
Dispersal and extrapolation on the accuracy of temporal predictions from distribution models for the Darwin's frog
Effects of amphibian phylogeny, climate and human impact on the occurrence of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus
Filling a gap in the distribution of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis=> evidence in amphibians from northern China
Xenopus laevis and Emerging Amphibian Pathogens in Chile
Disentangling host, pathogen, and environmental determinants of a recently emerged wildlife disease: lessons from the first 15years of amphibian chytridiomycosis research
Geographic body size variation in ectotherms: effects of seasonality on an anuran from the southern temperate forest
Home range and social analyses in a mouth brooding frog: testing the coexistence of paternal care and male territoriality
Retrospective Survey of Museum Specimens Reveals Historically Widespread Presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in China
Is Chytridiomycosis Driving Darwin's Frogs to Extinction?
The Population Decline and Extinction of Darwin's Frogs
Productividad y redes de colaboración de la herpetología en Chile
Veterinary management of marine otters (Lontra felina) in ecological studies in Chile.
Widespread historical presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in African pipid frogs
Non-invasive sampling methods for the detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in archived amphibians
Surgical Implantation of Intra-abdominal Radiotransmitters in Marine Otters (Lontra felina) in Central Chile
Spacing behavior of marine otters (Lontra felina) in relation to land refuges and fishery waste in central Chile
Reversible anesthesia in wild marine otters (Lontra felina) using ketamine and medetomidine
Reversible immobilization and anesthesia using ketamine and medetomidine in otters in Chile

Note (1)

Response to Comment on “Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity”

Proyecto (17)

The amphibian skin microbiome and emerging infectious diseases: disentangling patterns and processes in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot
Assessing freshwater health in the context of global change: an approach using invasive species and molecular epidemiology.
Are emerging infectious diseases causing amphibian declines in Chile? The role of invasive species in the epidemiology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus infection
Unravelling the impact of global change drivers on Chilean amphibians: emerging diseases, land use-change and climate warming
Unravelling the impact of global change drivers on Chilean amphibians=> emerging diseases, land use-change and climate warming.
Are emerging infectious diseases causing amphibian declines in Chile? The role of invasive species in the epidemiology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus infection.
Definición de estándares para la certificación de centros de rescate y rehabilitación de mamíferos, reptiles y aves hidrobiológicas en Chile.
Ecology of ranaviruses in Chile=> are they causing amphibian declines?
Elaboración de manuales de identificación, monitoreo y manejo como herramienta de conservación de anfibios en áreas protegidas estatales y privadas.
Emerging infectious diseases and biodiversity loss=> understanding extinction and population declines in Darwin’s frogs.
Chiloé=> a last refuge for the Darwin’s frog?
An invasive frog and threatened endemic anurans=> the effects of chytridiomycosis in Chile
Saving the last mouth brooding frogs=> is chytridiomycosis driving Darwin's frogs to extinction?
Assessment of the presence and impacts of amphibian chytridiomycosis in Chile
Metapopulation dynamics and population size estimative of marine otter (Lontra felina) using molecular markers.
Assessment of the Human Interactive Effect with Environmental Variables, Spatial Behavior and Habitat Use by Marine Otter (Lontra Felina) in Central Chile.
Otters of Chile=> Phylogeography of marine otter, Lontra felina, and southern river otter, Lontra provocax (Carnivora=> Mustelidae), in Chile.
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Claudio Azat

Director

Centro de Investigación para la Sustentabilidad

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

7
Mario Alvarado

Investigador

Centro de Investigaciones Científicas

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

5
Andrés Valenzuela

investigador postdoctoral

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

3
David Uribe

PhD researcher

Faculty of Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Parkville , Australia

2
Gonzalo Medina

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRÉS BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Nicole Sallaberry

Directora UFAS y Profesora Jornada

Escuela Medicina Veterinaria

Universidad Andrés Bello

Buin, Chile

1
Pablo Oyarzún

Profesor investigador

Centro de investigaciones Marinas Quintay (CIMARQ)

Universidad Andrés Bello

Viña del Mar, Chile

1
Enrico Rezende

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ecología

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Sergio Estay

Auxiliar Professor

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Daniela Haro

Investigadora de Centro

Universidad Santo Tomás

Punta Arenas, Chile

1
Frederick Toro

Professor

Escuela de medicina veterinaria

Universidad Santo Tomás

Viña del Mar, Chile