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Andrea Loayza Freire

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Plant ecology; Demography; Plant-animal interactions; Plant ecophysiology; Conservation Biology

Educación

  •  LICENCIATURA EN BIOLOGÍA, UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRÉS,LA PAZ. Bolivia, 1998
  •  ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND SYSTEMATICS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - SAINT LOUIS. Estados Unidos, 2009
  •  BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - SAINT LOUIS. Estados Unidos, 2002

Experiencia Académica

  •   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    CIENCIAS

    LA SERENA, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

  •   INVITED PROFESSOR Other

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    CIENCIAS

    LA SERENA, Chile

    2010 - 2015

  •   INVITED PROFESSOR Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRÉS

    CIENCIAS PURAS Y NATURALES

    LA PAZ, Bolivia

    2009 - 2010

  •   INVITED PROFESSOR Other

    ESCUELA MILITAR DE INGENIERIA

    LA PAZ, Chile

    2009 - 2010

  •   TEACHING ASSITANT Part Time

    UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SAINT LOUIS

    SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, Estados Unidos

    2002 - 2009

  •   INVITED PROFESSOR Other

    MIAMI UNIVERSITY - OHIO

    OXFORD, OHIO, Chile

    2010 - 2011

  •   INVESTIGADORA POSTDOCTORANTE Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    CIENCIAS

    LA SERENA, Chile

    2010 - 2014

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    Ciencias

    La Serena, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   CONSULTANT Other

    WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

    LA PAZ, Chile

    2010 - 2010


 

Article (17)

Multiple reproductive modes of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Myrtaceae), an endangered shrub endemic to the Atacama Desert
Predators and dispersers: Context-dependent outcomes of the interactions between rodents and a megafaunal fruit plant
A hyper-arid environment shapes an inverse pattern of the fast-slow plant economics spectrum for above-, but not below-ground resource acquisition strategies
Are pulp consumers effective seed dispersers? Tests with a large-seeded tropical relict tree
Qualitative aspects of the effectiveness of Culpeo foxes (Lycalopex culpaeus) as dispersers of Prosopis alba (Fabaceae) in a Bolivian dry valley
Conspecific plants are better 'nurses' than rocks: consistent results revealing intraspecific facilitation as a process that promotes establishment in a hyper-arid environment
Population variation in drought-resistance strategies in a desert shrub along an aridity gradient: Interplay between phenotypic plasticity and ecotypic differentiation
Fruit Size Determines the Role of Three Scatter-Hoarding Rodents as Dispersers or Seed Predators of a Fleshy-Fruited Atacama Desert Shrub
Seed predation by rodents results in directed dispersal of viable seed fragments of an endangered desert shrub
Seed-swallowing Toucans are Less Effective Dispersers of Guettarda viburnoides (Rubiaceae) than Pulp-feeding Jays
Effects of host plant and maternal feeding experience on population vital rates of a specialized leaf beetle
No evidence of a trade-off between drought and shade tolerance in seedlings of six coastal desert shrub species in north-central Chile
The ecology, distribution and conservation status of Myrcianthes coquimbensis: a globally endangered endemic shrub of the Chilean Coastal Desert
CONTEXT-DEPENDENT RECRUITMENT OF GUETTARDA VIBURNOIDES IN A NEOTROPICAL FOREST-SAVANNA MOSAIC
Seed dispersal by pulp consumers, not "legitimate'' seed dispersers, increases Guettarda viburnoides population growth
COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF A BAT ASSEMBLAGE DURING THE DRY SEASON IN A NATURALLY FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE IN BOLIVIA
Preliminary information on the home range and movement patterns of Sturnira lilium (phyllostomidae) in a naturally fragmented landscape in Bolivia

Proyecto (7)

Closing the seed dispersal loop for Guettarda viburnoides in a Neotropical savanna=> Connecting patterns of avian seed dispersal with population growth in a naturally fragmented landscape in Bolivia
TESTING THE FAST-SLOW ECONOMIC SPECTRUM HYPOTHESIS IN PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE ATACAMA DESERT LOCATED ALONG SOIL NUTRIENT AND RAINFALL GRADIENTS
THE ROLE OF O. DEGUS AS A SUBSTITUTE DISPERSER OF SPECIES WITH ANACHRONIC DISPERSAL SYNDROMES IN NORTH-CENTRAL CHILE
Estado de Conservación de Porlieria chilensis=> Evaluación a través de modelos poblacionales matriciales, ecología y patrones de distribución
DEMOGRAPHIC RESPONSES TO PRECIPITATION OF AN ENDEMIC SHRUB OF THE ATACAMA DESERT=> INTEGRATING PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY WITH MATRIX POPULATION MODELS.
Ecology and recruitment dynamics of Myrcianthes coquimbensis=> A threatened endemic of the Atacama coastal desert
Closing the seed dispersal loop for Guettarda viburnoides in a Neotropical savanna=> Connecting patterns of avian seed dispersal with population growth in a naturally fragmented landscape in Bolivia

Article (4)

Vegetation of Bosque Fray Jorge National Park and its surrounding matrix in the Coastal Desert of north-central Chile
Contrasting responses to water-deficit among Encelia canescens populations distributed along an aridity gradient
Germination, seedling performance, and root production after simulated partial seed predation of a threatened Atacama Desert shrub
Growth and early seedling survival of four Atacama Desert shrub species under experimental light and water availability regimes
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Andrea Loayza

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

BIOLOGIA

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

9
Francisco Squeo

Académico

Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

5
Danny Carvajal

Posdoctorado

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

4
Sergio Rios

Associate professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE BIOLOGÍA

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

1
Karina Martinez

Investigadora ad Honorem

Biología

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

1
Luis Letelier

Profesor Conferenciante

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Julio Gutiérrez

Academic

Biology

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile