profesores-FAIF-enero 2020


Juliana Vianna

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  • Doctorado. Ciencias Biológicas mención Ecología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Magíster en Ecología. Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil.

  • Vianna, J.A., Fernandes, F.A.N., Frugone, M.J., Figueiró, H.V., Pertierra, L.R., Noll, D., Bi, K., Wang-Claypool, C.Y., Lowther, A., Parker, P., Le Bohec, C., Bonadonna, F., Wienecke, B., Pistorius, P., Steinfurth, A., Burridge, C.P., Dantas, G.P.M., Poulin, E., Simison, W.B., Henderson, J., Eizirik, E., Nery, M.F., Bowie, R.C.K. 2020. Genome-wide analyses reveal drivers of penguin diversification. (2020) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (36):22303-22310. DOI:10.1073/pnas.2006659117.
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  • Álvarez-Varas, R., Heidemeyer, M., Riginos, C., Benítez, H.A., Reséndiz, E., Lara-Uc, M., Godoy, D.A., Muñoz-Pérez, J.P., Alarcón-Ruales, D.E., Vélez-Rubio, G.M., Fallabrino, A., Piovano, S., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Ortiz-Alvarez, C., Mangel, J.C., Esquerré, D., Zárate, P., Medrano, C., León Miranda, F., Guerrero, F., Vianna, J.A., Véliz, D. 2020. Integrating morphological and genetic data at different spatial scales in a cosmopolitan marine turtle species: challenges for management and conservation, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlaa066. Online. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa066.
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  • Pertierra, L.R., Segovia, N.I., Noll, D., Martinez, P.A., Pliscoff, P., Barbosa, A., Aragón, P., Raya Rey, A., Pistorius, P., Trathan, P., Polanowski, A., Bonadonna, F., Le Bohec, C., Bi, K., Wang-Claypool, C.Y., González-Acuña, D., Dantas, G.P.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Poulin, E., Vianna, J.A. 2020. Cryptic speciation in gentoo penguins is driven by geographic isolation and regional marine conditions: Unforeseen vulnerabilities to global change. Diversity and Distributions, 26(8):958-975.  DOI:10.1111/ddi.13072.
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  • Levy H., Fiddaman S.R., Vianna J.A., Noll D., Clucas G.V, Sidhu J.K.H., Polito M.J., Bost C.A., Phillips R.A., Crofts S., Miller G.D., Pistorius P., Bonnadonna F., Le Bohec C., Barbosa A.A., Trathan P., Raya Rey A, Frantz L.A.F., Hart T, Smith A.L. 2020. Evidence of pathogen-induced immunogenetic selection across the large geographic range of a wild seabird. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37(6)1708-1726. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa040.
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  • Lois, N.A., Campagna, L., Balza, U., Polito, M.J., Pütz, K., Vianna, J.A., Morgenthaler, A., Frere, E., Sáenz-Samaniego, R., Raya Rey, A., Mahler, B. 2020. Metapopulation dynamics and foraging plasticity in a highly vagile seabird, the southern rockhopper penguin. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (7):3346-3355. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6127.
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  • Cuevas, E., Vianna, J.A., Botero-Delgadillo, E., Doussang, D., González-Acuña, D., Barroso, O., Rozzi, R., Vásquez, R.A., Quirici, V. 2020. Latitudinal gradients of haemosporidian parasites: Prevalence, diversity and drivers of infection in the Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda). International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 11:1-11. DOI:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.11.002
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  • González, B.A., Agapito, A.M., Novoa-Muñoz, F., Vianna, J., Johnson, W.E., Marín, J.C. 2020. Utility of genetic variation in coat color genes to distinguish wild, domestic and hybrid South American camelids for forensic and judicial applications. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 45, art. no. 102226. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2019.102226
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  • Cole, T.L., Dutoit, L., Dussex, N., Hart, T., Alexander, A., Younger, J.L., Clucas, G.V., Frugone, M.J., Cherel, Y., Cuthbert, R., Ellenberg, U., Fiddaman, S.R., Hiscock, J., Houston, D., Jouventin, P., Mattern, T., Miller, G., Miskelly, C., Nolan, P., Polito, M.J., Quillfeldt, P., Ryan, P.G., Smith, A., Tennyson, A.J.D., Thompson, D., Wienecke, B., Vianna, J.A., Waters, J.M. 2019. Receding ice drove parallel expansions in Southern Ocean penguins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (52):26690-26696. DOI: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1904048116
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  • Frugone, M.J., López, M.E., Segovia, N.I., Cole, T.L., Lowther, A., Pistorius, P., Dantas, G.P.M, Petry, M.V., Bonadonna, F., Trathan, P., Polanowski, A., Wienecke, B., Bi, K., Wang-Claypool, C.Y., Waters, J.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Poulin, E., Vianna, J. 2019. More than the eye can see: Genomic insights into the drivers of genetic differentiation in Royal/Macaroni penguins across the Southern Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 139, 106563. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106563.
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  • Dantas, G.P.M., Oliveira, L.R., Santos, A.M., Flores, M.D., De Melo, D.R., Simeone, A., González-Acuña, D., Luna-Jorquera, G., Le Bohec, C., Valdés-Velásquez, A., Cardeña, M., Morgante, J.S., Vianna, J. 2019. Uncovering population structure in the Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) along the Pacific coast at South America. PLoS ONE, 14 (5), art. no. e0215293. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215293.
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  • Doussang, D., González-Acuña, D., Torres-Fuentes, L.G., Lougheed, S.C., Clemente-Carvalho, R.B., Connelly Greene, K. and Vianna, J. 2019. Spatial distribution, prevalence and diversity of haemosporidians in the rufous-collared sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. Parasites & Vectors 12:2
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  • Frugone, M.J., Lowther, A., Noll, D., Ramos, B., Pistorius, P., Dantas, G.P.M., Petry, M.V., Bonadonna, F., Steinfurth, A., Polanowski, A., Rey, A.R., Lois, N.A., Putz, K., Trathan, P., Wienecke, B., Poulin, E., Vianna, J. 2018. Contrasting phylogeographic pattern among Eudyptes penguins around the Southern Ocean. Scientific Reports, 8(1):17481, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-35975-3.
  • Mora, M., Medina-Vogel, G., Sepúlveda, M.A., Daly, N., Álvarez-Varas, R., Vianna, J. 2018. Genetic structure of introduced American mink (Neovison vison) in Patagonia: colonisation insights and implications for control and management strategies. Wildlife Research 45, 344-356. DOI:10.1071/WR18026
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  • Ramos, B., González-Acuña, D., Loyola, D.E., Johnson W.E., Parker, P.G., Massaro, M., Dantas, G.P.M., Miranda, M. and Vianna, J. 2018. Landscape genomics: natural selection drives the evolution of mitogenome in penguins. BMC Genomics 19:53. DOI:
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  • Dantas, G.M.P., Maria, G.C., Marasco, A.C. M., Castro, L.T., Simão Almeida V., Santos, F.R., Oliveira, L.R., Crespo, E., Frere, E., Milliones, A., González-Acuña, D., Stenghel Morgante, J., Vianna, J. 2018. Demographic history of the Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of South America. Journal of Ornithology 159(3):643–655. 
  • Alvarez-Varas, R., Morales-Moraga, D., Gonzalez-Acuna, D., Klarian S.A., Vianna J. 2018.  Mercury Exposure in Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) and Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarcticus) Penguins Throughout the Chilean Coast and Antarctica. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 1:75(75-80).
  • Mura-Jornet, I., Pimentel, C., Dantas GPM., Petry MV., Gonzalez-Acuna, D., Barbosa, A., Lowther, A.D., Kovacs, KM., Poulin, E., Vianna, J. 2018 Chinstrap penguin population genetic structure: one or more populations along the Southern Ocean?. BMC Evolutionary Biology 90:18. DOI:10.1186/s12862-018-1207-0.
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  • Retamal P., Llanos S., Moreno L., López J., Vianna J., Hernández J., Medina G., Castañeda F., Fresno M., González D. 2017. Isolation of drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis strains in gentoo penguins from Antarctica. Polar Biology. 40(12):2531-2536.
  • Noll D., Vianna J., Moreno L., Silva C., Muñoz S, Najle M., Gonzalez D. 2017. Record of an alleged extinct rodent: molecular analyses of the endemic Octodon pacificus from Chile. Journal of Mammalogy. 2(98):456-463.
  • Vianna J., Noll D., Dantas G., Petry M., Barbosa A., Gonzalez D., Le Bohec C., Bonadonna F., Poulin E. 2017. Marked phylogeographic structure of Gentoo penguin reveals an ongoing diversification process along the Southern Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107:486-498.
  • Álvarez R., Juan Contardo, Heidemeyer M., Forero L., Brito B., Cortés V., Brain M.J.,Pereira S., Vianna J. 2017. Ecology, health and genetic characterization of the southernmost green turtle (Chelonia mydas) aggregation in the Eastern Pacific: implications for local conservation strategies. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. 3(45):540-554.
  • Vianna J., Noll D., Mura I., Valenzuela P., Gonzalez D., Navarro C., Loyola D., Dantas G. 2017. Comparative genome-wide polymorphic microsatellite markers in Antarctic penguins through next generation sequencing. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 3(40):676-687.
  • Rivera, D., Vianna, J., Ebensperger, L., Palma, R. 2016. Phylogeography and demographic history of the Andean degu, Octodontomys gliroides (Rodentia: Octodontidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2(178):410-430.
  • Santos, F., Morgante, J., Frere, E., Millones, A., Sander, M., Vianna, J., Dantas G. 2016. Evolutionary history of the Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) in the southern hemisphere supported by multilocus evidence. Journal of Ornithology, 4(157):1103-1113.
  • Sallaberry-Pincheira, N., González-Acuña, D., Padilla, P., Pm Dantas, G., Luna-Jorquera, G., Frere, E., Valdés-Velásquez, A., Vianna, J. 2016. Contrasting patterns of selection between MHC I and II across populations of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins. Ecology and Evolution, 20(6):7498-7510.
  • Álvarez-Varas, R, González-Acuña, D., Vianna, J. 2015. Comparative phylogeography co-distributed Phrygilus species (Birds, Thraupidae) from Central Andes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 90: 150-163.
  • Sallaberry-Pincheira, N., Gonzalez-Acuña, D., Herrera-Tello, Y., Dantas, G., Luna-Jorquera, G.,Frere, E., Majluf, P., Valdés-Velasquez, A., Simeone, A., Vianna, J. 2015. Molecular epidemiology of avian malaria in wild breeding colonies of humboldt and magellanic penguins in south America. Ecohealth. 12(2):267-277.DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0995-y.

  • 2018-2021. The biogeography of climate change in Chile: Vulnerability of species and ecosystems under spatial and temporal dynamics. Principal investigator: Patricio Pliscoff. Fondecyt Regular. Co-investigador.
  • 2015-2018. Population structure and contemporary gene flow in two sympatrically-breeding. Southern Ocean predators with contrasting demographics. (Forskerprosjekt - NARE). Application Number: ES544384 (Norway). Principal Investigator: Andrew Lowther. Co-investigador.
  • 2015-2019. Comparative Phylogeography and Adaptation of penguins: using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping. Código 1150517 D, CONICYT, programa Fondecyt. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2014-2017. Microevolución de pingüinos en Antártica: Análisis genómico de SNPs para comprender su adaptación. Código RT_14-12, Instituto Antártico Chileno. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2012-2014. Evaluación del cambio climático histórico y reciente sobre la adaptación de los Pingüinos Antárticos, INACH G_06-11. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2012-2014. Diagnóstico de la ecología poblacional del puma (Puma concolor) y medidas de solución al conflicto ganadería doméstica y carnívoros silvestres en la región de Tarapacá.
  • 2012-2013. Estimativa de tamaño poblacional de puma (Puma concolor) en la Reserva Nacional Río los Cipreses utilizando identificación molecular de muestro no-invasivo. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2011-2014. Associations between avian malaria, MHC genes diversity and Population structure in Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)", FONDECYT No 11110060. Investigador Responsable.