profesores enero 2018b


Cristian Bonacic

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. University of Oxford, UK.
  • Master of Science. University of Reading, UK
  • Médico Veterinario. Universidad de Chile

  • Bonacic, C., Almuna, R., & Ibarra, J.T. 2019. Biodiversity Conservation Requires Management of Feral Domestic Animals. Trends in Ecology & Evolution,  34(8):683-686.
  • Riveros. J.L., Correa, L.M., Zapata, B., Goddard, P., Bonacic, C. 2019. The relationship between coping styles and responses to handling in captive guanacos. (Lama guanicoe). Small Ruminant Research. Volume 177:103-105.
  • Altamirano, T.A., Honorato, M.T., Tomas Ibarra, J.T., De La Maza, M., De Zwaan, D.R., Bonacic, C. Martin, K. 2019. Elevation has contrasting effects on avian and mammalian nest traits in the Andean temperate mountains. Austral Ecology, 44: 691–701.
  • Amaya-Espinela, J.D., Hostetler, M., Henríquez, C., Bonacic, C. 2019. The influence of building density on Neotropical bird communities found in small urban parks. Landscape and Urban Planning, 190, 103578. tttps://
  • Muñoz, A.E, Ossa, G., Zaviezo, T., Bonacic, C. 2019. Diversity and foraging activity of bats in cultivated and uncultivated areas in agroecosystems of a Mediterranean-climate hotspot, Neotropical Biodiversity, 5:1, 36-40, DOI: 0.1080/23766808.2019.1621626.
  • Petitpas, R., Bonacic, C. 2019. Ontological Politics of Wildlife: Local People, Conservation Biologists and Guanacos. Conservat Soc, 17(3):250-257.
  • Ohrens, O., Bonacic, C., Treves, A. 2019. Non‐lethal defense of livestockagainst predators: flashing lights deter puma attacks in Chile.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(1):32-38. doi:10.1002/fee.1952
  • Araneda P., Sielfeld, W., Bonacic, C., Ibarra J.T .2018. Bird diversity along elevational gradients in the Dry Tropical Andes of northern Chile: The potential role of Aymara indigenous traditional agriculture. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0207544.
  • Altamirano, T., Ibarra, J.T., Novoa, F., Vermehren, A., Martin, K., Bonacic, C. 2017. Roosting records in tree cavities by a forest-dwelling bat species (Histiotus magellanicus) in Andean temperate ecosystems of southern Chile. Bosque, 38 (2):421-425.
  • Ibarra J., Galvez N., Altamirano T., Caviedes J., Rojas I., Bonacic C., Martin K. 2017. Seasonal dynamics of avian guilds inside and outside core protected areas in an Andean Biosphere Reserve of southern Chile. Bird Study. 3(64):410-420.
  • Altamirano T., Ibarra J., Martin K., Bonacic C. 2017. The conservation value of tree decay processes as a key driver structuring tree cavity nest webs in South American temperate rainforests. Biodiversity and Conservation. 10(26):2453-2472.
  • Root-Bernstein, M., Guerrero-Gatica, M., Piña, L., Bonacic, C., Svenning, J.C., Jaksic, F.M. 2017. Rewilding-inspired transhumance for the restoration of semiarid silvopastoral systems in Chile. Regional Environmental Change 17(5):1381-1396.
  • Guarda, N., Gálvez, N., Leichtle, J., Osorio, C., Bonacic, C. 2017. Puma Puma concolor density estimation in the Mediterranean Andes of Chile. Oryx 51(2): 263-267. Doi:
  • Schüttler, E., Klenke, R., Galuppo, S., Castro, R.A., Bonacic, R., Laker, J. Henle, K. 2017. Habitat use and sensitivity to fragmentation in America's smallest wildcat. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 86:1–8.
  • Ohrens, O., Treves, A., & Bonacic, C. 2016. Relationship between rural depopulation and puma-human conflict in the high Andes of Chile. Environmental Conservation, 43(1):24-33.
  • A Treves, C Bonacic. 2016. Humanity's Dual Response to Dogs and Wolves. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(7):489-91. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.04.006
  • Honorato, M.T., Altamirano, T., Ibarra, T., De la Maza, M., Bonacic, C., Martin, K. 2016. Composition and preferences regarding nest materials by cavity-nesting vertebrates in the Andean temperate forest of Chile. Bosque (Valdivia), 37(3), 485-492.
  • Petitpas, R., Ibarra, J., Miranda, M., Bonacic, C. 2016. Spatial patterns over a 24-year period show an increase in native vegetation cover and decreased fragmentation in Andean temperate landscapes, Chile. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, 43(3):384-395.
  • Altamirano, T., Ibarra, J.T., De la Maza, M., Navarrete, S., Bonacic, C. 2015. Reproductive life-history variation in a secondary cavity-nester across an elevational gradient in Andean temperate ecosystems. The Auk, 132(4):826–835,
  • Hernandez, F., Galvez, N., Gimona, A., Laker, J., Bonacic, C. 2015. Activity patterns by two colour morphs of the vulnerable guina, Leopardus guigna (Molina 1782), in temperate forests of southern Chile. Gayana 79(1):102-105.
  • Escobar, V., Alvarado, S., Vargas, H., Bonacic, C. 2015. Age and sex structure of Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) in feeding areas of central Chile. Ornitologia Neotropical 26(2):157-167.
  • Riveros, J. L., Schuler, G., Urquieta, B., Hoffmann, B. and Bonacic, C. 2015. Ovarian Follicular Activity During Late Gestation and Postpartum in Guanaco (Lama guanicoe). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 50:129-134.
  • Ossa, G., Bonacic, C., Barquez, R. 2015. First record of Histiotus laephotis (Thomas, 1916) from Chile and new distributional information for Histiotus montanus (Phillipi and Landbeck, 1861) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Mammalia, 79(4):457-461. doi:10.1515/mammalia-2014-0041.
  • Rubio, A.V., Hidalgo-Hermoso, E., Bonacic, C. 2014. Hematology and serum biochemistry values of culpeo foxes (lycalopex culpaeus) from central Chile. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3):589-593.
  • Ibarra J.T., Martin, K., Altamirano, T.A., Vargas, F. H., Bonacic, C. 2014. Factors Associated with the Detectability of Owls in South American Temperate Forests: Implications for Nocturnal Raptor Monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(6):1078-1086.
  • Ibarra, J.T., Altamirano, T.A., Martin, K., Vargas, F. H., Bonacic, C. 2014. Tree-cavity nesting of Austral pygmy-owls (Glaucidium nana) in andean temperate forests of southern Chile. Journal of Raptor Research 48(1):82-85.

Capítulos de Libro

  • Bonacic, C. Amaya-Espinel, J.D., Ibarra, J.T. 2016. Human Wildlife conflicts an overview of cases and lessons from the andean región. In: A. Alonso Aguirre, Raman Sukumar eds. Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities. Oxford University Press, 400 páginas.



  • 2019–2023. Understanding the epidemiology and evolutionary relationship of avian influenza virus in the interface of wild birds and backyard poultry production in different eco regions of Chile. CONICYT - FONDECYT Regular 2019. FONDECYT 1191747. Co – Investigador.
  • 2018–2021. Predation risk in rodents: assessing its effect on behavior, physiological stress and andes hantavirus prevalence in Oligoryzomys longicaudatus. CONICYT – FONDECYT de Iniciación. FONDECYT 11180631. Co- Investigador.
  • 2017-2020. Sarna en Vicuñas: epidemiología y estrategias para su prevención y control. Fondos del programa Ciencia Activa del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica – CONCYTEC. Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica, Perú. Co –Investigador.
  • 2017-2020. Causes, consequences, and prevention of wildfires in Chile. President's Global Innovation Fund. Columbia University. Co- Investigador.
  • 2016-2018. NETBIOAMERICAS (Networking Vertebrate Biodiversity Research and Conservation Capacity Building for Sustainable Forest Management in the Americas). CONICYT-Formación de Redes Internacionales entre Centros de Investigación. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2016-2017. Estrategia para la competitividad y el desarrollo sostenible del ecosistema de montaña en la Región de O´Higgins. CONICYT-Vinculación Ciencia Empresa. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2014. Desarrollo de indicadores de biodiversidad para aumentar la competitividad de la fruticultura de exportación de la región de O´Higgins a la Unión Europea. CONICYT, programa regional, código VCE40000016. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2013-2014. Estudio Poblacional de Camélidos Silvestres para su conservación como patrimonio cultural y turístico de la Región de Atacama, SERVICIO - CCIRA, Investigador Responsable.
  • 2012-2015. Assessing the impact of free ranging dogs (Canis familiaris): the occurrence of feralization and its implications to livestock & wildlife, FONDECYT - FONDECYT-REGULAR, Código 1120969, Investigador Responsible.
  • 2012-2014. Diagnóstico de la ecología poblacional del puma (Puma concolor) y medidas de solución al conflicto ganadería doméstica - carnívoros silvestres en la región de Tarapacá. Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero.
  • 2012-2013.  Aves nidificadoras de cavidades en el bosque templado andino de Chile: ecología reproductiva, limitaciones poblacionales y estructura de la red de nidos. Fondo de Protección Ambiental (FPA).
  • 2012-2013. Ecología y evaluación de especies indicadoras de biodiversidad para el manejo sustentable del bosque templado andino de la Araucanía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Fondo de Protección Ambiental, Investigación e Información Ambiental 9-I-009-2012.
  • 2011-2014.  Plan de acción y monitoreo de largo plazo de reintroducción de guanacos y de huemules en la Reserva Nacional Ñuble. Reserva Nacional Ñuble, VIII Región, Chile. Corporación Nacional Forestal.