profesores-FAIF-enero 2020


Tania Zaviezo

(+56 2) 2354 5923


  • Ph.D., Entomología. University Of California, EUA.

  • Soares, A.O., Haelewaters, D., Ameixa, OMCC., Borges, I., Brown, PMJ., Cardoso, P., de Groot, MD., Evans, EW., Grez, AA., Hochkirch, A., Holecová, M., Honěk, A., Kulfan, J., Lillebø, AI., Martinková, Z., Michaud, JP., Nedvěd, O., Ilkouniv, O., Roy, HE., Saxena, S., Shandilya, A., Sentis, A., Skuhrovec, J., Viglášová, S., Zach, P., Zaviezo, T., Losey JE. 2022. A roadmap for ladybird conservation and recovery. Conservation Biology 2022;e13965.
  • Sandanayaka, W. M., Jenkins, H. K., Davis, V. A., Page-Weir, N. E., Chhagan, A., Blin, A., & Zaviezo, T. 2022. Assessment of fitness traits of pure and mixed crosses of Mastrus ridens populations to improve classical biological control of codling moth. Biological Control, 169, 104899.
  • Brown, P.M.J., Zaviezo, T., Grez, A., Adriaens, T., San Martin, G., Roy, H.E. and Soares, A.O. 2022. Invasive intraguild predators: Evidence of their effects, not assumptions. Ecological Entomology
  • Muñoz, A., Plantagenest, M., Amourorux, P., Zaviezo, T. 2021. Native flower strips increase visitation by non-bee insects to avocado flowers and promote yield. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 369 - 378.
  • Zaviezo, T, A. Romero, F. Calleja, C. Calvo, R. Osorio, F. Casanoves, & P. Irles. 2021. Intraspecific variation in biocontrol traits in Mastrus ridens (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) laboratory populations. BioControl 66: 475 - 485. 10.1007/s10526-021-10094-7
  • Muñoz, A., Amourorux, P., Zaviezo, T. 2021. Native flowering shrubs promote beneficial insects in avocado orchards. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 23: 463-472.
  • Ballesteros, C., A. Romero, M.C. Castro, S. Miranda, J. Bergmann, T. Zaviezo. 2021. Mating Disruption of Pseudococcus calceolariae (Maskell) (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in Fruit Crops. Insects, 12, 343.
  • Grez, A.A., T. Zaviezo, F. Casanoves, R. Oberti, P. Pliscoff. 2021. The positive association between natural vegetation, native coccinellids and functional diversity of aphidophagous coccinellid communities in alfalfa. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 464-475.
  • Amouroux, P. & Zaviezo, T. 2021. First report of the rhodesgrass mealybug Antonina graminis (Maskell, 1897) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in Chile, with key to genera of Pseudococcidae. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 41:1863-1868.
  • Rondoni, G., Borges, I., Collatz, J., Conti, E., Costamagna, A., Dumont, F., Evans, E.W., Grez, A.A., Howe, A.G., Lucas, E., Maisonhaute, J.E., Soares, A.O., Zaviezo, T., & M.J.W. Cock. 2021. Exotic ladybirds for biological control of herbivorous insects – a review. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 169 (1): 6 -27.
  • Paula D.P, Andow D.A., Barratt B.I.P., Pfannenstiel R.S., Gerard P.J., Todd J.H., Zaviezo T., Luna M.G., Cédola C.V., Loomans A.J.M, Howe A.G., Day M.D., Ehlers C., Green C., Arpaia S, Yano E., Lövei G.L., Hinomoto N., Fontes E.M.G., Pires C.S.S., Togni P.H.B., Nechols J.R., Eubanks M.D., van Lenteren J.C. (2021). Integrating adverse effect analysis into environmental risk assessment for exotic generalist arthropod biological control agents: a three-tiered framework. BioControl 66, 113–139.
  • Rondoni, G., Borges, I., Collatz, J., Conti, E., Costamagna, A., Dumont, F., Evans, E.W., Grez, A.A., Howe, A.G., Lucas, E., Maisonhaute, J.E., Onofre Soares, A., Zaviezo, Z., Cock, M.J.W. 2020. Exotic ladybirds for biological control of herbivorous insects ‐ a review. Online. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12963.
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  • Honek, A. Brown, P.M.J., Zdenka Martinkova, Z. , Skuhrovec, J., Brabec, M., Burgio, G., Evans, E.W., Fournier, M., Grez, A.A., Kulfan, J., Lami, F., Lucas, E., Lumbierres, B., Masetti, A., Mogilevich, T., Orlova-Bienkowskaja, M., Phillips, W.P., Pons, X., Strobach, J., Viglasova, S., Zach, P., Zaviezo, T. 2020. Factors determining variation in colour morph frequencies in invasive Harmonia axyridis populations. Biol Invasions 22, 2049–2062. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-020-02238-0.
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  • Bergmann, J., Tapia, J., Bravo, M., Zaviezo, T., Flores, M.F. 2019. Synthesis of citrophilus mealybug sex pheromone using chrysanthemol extracted from Pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium). Natural Product Research, 33(3):303-308.
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  • Amouroux, P., Crochard, D., Correa, M., Groussier, G., Kreiter, P., Roman, C., Guerrieri, E., Garonna, A., Malausa, T., Zaviezo, T. 2019. Natural enemies of armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) and soft scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Chile: Molecular and morphological identification. PLoS ONE, 14(3),e0205475.
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  • 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.
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  • Zaviezo, T., Onofre Soares, A., Grez, A.A. 2019. Interspecific exploitative competition between Harmonia axyridis and other coccinellids is stronger than intraspecific competition. Biological Control, 131:62-68. DOI:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.12.008. 
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  • Correa, M.C.G., Palero, F., Malausa, T, Crochard, D, Zaviezo, T., Lombaert, E. 2019. European bridgehead effect in the worldwide invasion of the obscure mealybug. Biological Invasions, 21:123-136. DOI:10.1007/s10530-018-1809-x
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  • Grez, A.A., Zaviezo, T., Gardiner, M.M., Alaniz, A.J. 2019. Urbanization filters coccinellids composition and functional trait distributions in greenspaces across greater Santiago, Chile. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 38: 337-345. DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2019.01.002.
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  • Pocock, M.J.O., Chandler, M., Bonney, R., Thornhill, I., Albin, A., August, T., Bachman, S., Brown, P.M.J., Cunha, D.G.F., Grez, A., Jackson, C., Peters, M., Rabarijaon, N.R., Roy, H.E., Zaviezo, T., Danielsen, F. 2018. A Vision for Global Biodiversity Monitoring With Citizen Science. Advances in Ecological Research, 59:169-223.
  • Urbina, A., J.A. Verdugo, E. López, J. Bergmann, T. Zaviezo, M.F. Flores. 2018. Searching behavior of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in response to mealybug sex pheromones. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(4):1996–1999. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy168.
  • Bergmann, J., J. Tapia, M. Bravo, T. Zaviezo, M. F. Flores. 2018. Synthesis of citrophilus mealybug sex pheromone using chrysanthemol extracted from Pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium). Natural Product Research DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2018.1446136
  • Alaniz, A., Grez, A.A. & T. Zaviezo. 2018. Potential spatial interaction of the invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) with native and endemic coccinellids. Journal of Applied Entomology 142:513–524. (DOI: 10.1111/jen.12498).
  • Zaviezo, T., Retamal, R., Urvois, T., Fauvergue, X., Blin, A., & Malausa, T. 2018. Effects of inbreeding on a gregarious parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination. Evolutionary Applications 11: 243–253. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12537.
  • Ceryngier, P., O. Nedvěd, A.A. Grez, E.W. Riddick, H.E. Roy, G. San Martin, T. Steenberg, P. Veselý, T. Zaviezo, Á. Zúñiga-Reinoso, D. Haelewaters. 2018. Predators and parasitoids of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, in its native range and invaded areas. Biological Invasions 20: 1009. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1608-9.
  • Meisner M., Zaviezo T., Rosenheim J. 2017. Landscape crop composition effects on cotton yield, Lygus hesperus densities and pesticide use. Pest Management Science. 1(73):232-239.
  • Bueno E., Romero A, Osorio I, Zaviezo T. 2017. Laboratory rearing methods that promote inbreeding have a negative impact on the fitness of Mastrus ridens Horstmann (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a parasitoid used to control the codling moth. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 4(77):413-419.
  • Grez A., Zaviezo T., Roy H., Brown P., Segura B. 2017. In the shadow of the condor: invasive Harmonia axyridis found at very high altitude in the Chilean Andes. Insect Conservation And Diversity. 6(10):483-487.
  • Amouroux P., Crochard D., Germain J., Correa M., Ampuero J., Groussier G., Kreiter P., Malausa T., Zaviezo T. 2017. Genetic diversity of armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) and soft scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Chile. Scientific Reports. 2014(7).
  • Zaviezo, T., Roy, H., Brown, P., Adriaens, T., Berkvens, N., Borges, I., Clusella, S., Comont, R., De Clercq, P., Estoup, A., Evans, E., Facon, B., Gardiner, M., Gil, A., Grez, A., Guillemaud, T. 2016. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology. Biological Invasions, 18: 997-1044.
  • Grez, A., Zaviezo, T., Roy, H., Brown, P., Bizama, G. 2016. Rapid spread of Harmonia axyridis in Chile and its effects on local coccinellid biodiversity. Diversity and Distributions, 22: 982-994.
  • Retamal, R., T. Zaviezo, T. Malausa, X. Fauvergue, I. Le Goff, K. Toleubayev. 2016. Genetic analyses and occurrence of diploid males in field and laboratory populations of Mastrus ridens (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a parasitoid of the codling moth. Biological Control 101: 69-77.
  • Correa, M., Lombaert, E., Malausa, T. , Crochard, D., Alvear, A., Zaviezo, T., Palero, F. 2015. Mealybug species from Chilean agricultural landscapes and main factors influencing the genetic structure of Pseudococcus viburni. Scientific Reports, 5:16483.
  • Flores, M., Romero, A., Oyarzún M., Bergmann, J., Zaviezo T. 2015. Monitoring Pseudococcus calceolariae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Fruit Crops Using Pheromone-Baited Traps. Journal of Economic Entomology, 5(108): 2397-2406.


  • Grez, A.A., Zaviezo, T. y G. Simonetti-Grez (Editores). 2020. Manual de Ciencia Ciudadana para la Biodiversidad en Magallanes. Fundación Kauyeken. ISBN: 978-956-09038-1-5. Punta Arenas, Chile.
  • Muñoz, A. E., Zaviezo, T. y D.A. Vásquez (Editores). 2018. Guía de Campo Diseño y Establecimiento de Biodiversidad Funcional Región Metropolitana. Ediciones Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. ISBN: 978-956-09038-1-5. Santiago de Chile.
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Capítulo de libros

  • Zaviezo T., Grez A.A., Miall J.H., Mason P.G. 2021. Chapter 2 – Conservation biological control. In Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management (Ed PG Mason) pp. 37-66. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Bergmann J., Fuentes-Contreras E. y Zaviezo T. 2021. Capítulo 3: Feromonas y su Uso en el Manejo de Plagas. Pp. 53-79. En: S. Estay (Ed.) Bases Ecológicas para el Manejo de Plagas. Ediciones Universidad Católica, Santiago – Chile. ISBN 978-956-14-2833-1.
  • Zaviezo T., Grez A.A. 2021. Capítulo 6: Biodiversidad y Control Biológico. Pp. 133-151. En: S. Estay (Ed.) Bases Ecológicas para el Manejo de Plagas. Ediciones Universidad Católica, Santiago – Chile. ISBN 978-956-14-2833-1.
  • Pocock, MJO; Chandler, M; Bonney, R; Thornhill, I; Albin, A; August, T; Bachman, S; Brown, PMJ; Cunha, DGF; Grez, A; Jackson, C; Peters, M; Rabarijaon, NR; Roy, HE; Zaviezo, T; Danielsen, F. 2018. A Vision for Global Biodiversity Monitoring With Citizen Science. In: David A. Bohan, Alex J. Dumbrell, Guy Woodward, Michelle Jackson (eds). Advances in Ecological Research, Academic Press, Volume 59, pp 169-223.

  • 2022 - 2026. Assessing the suitability of native floral resources for the conservation biological control of codling moth by the parasitoid Mastrus rides (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). FONDECYT 1221764. Investigador responsable.
  • 2021-2024 Drosophila suzukii plaga presente – futura convivencia. FIC IDI 40027306-0. Coinvestigador (PI. Paula Irles, UOH).
  • 2021-2024 Sustainable production of mealybug pheromones using engineered biological systems. FONDECYT 1210346. Coinvestigador (PI. Eduardo Agosín).
  • 2021 Competencia y coexistencia de campos solares y eólicos con huertos frutícolas en el contexto chileno. Proyecto Políticas Públicas UC. Serie Temas de la Agenda Pública. Coinvestigadora (PI Pilar Gil).
  • 2018-2022. The role of genetic diversity in the success of Mastrus ridens as a biological control agent of the codling moth and in its adaptation to new environments. FONDECYT 1181256. Investigador responsable.
  • 2018-2022. Role of taxonomic and functional diversity of coccinellids on biological control of aphids in alfalfa, and how they are affected by landscape context. FONDECYT 1180533. Coinvestigador.
  • 2017-2020. Desarrollo de métodos de control de chanchitos blancos (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) con feromonas sexuales para una fruticultura sustentable en un escenario de cambio climático. FIA PYT-2017-0140. Investigador responsable.
  • 2014-2018. BIOMODICS— Biological Control as a model system to investigate the factors affectingthe establishment and dynamics of introduced populations, UE - Séptimo Programa Marco de la Comunidad Europea, Código FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES, Coinvestigador.
  • 2014-2018. Distribution and potential negative effects of the recently arrived invasive coccinellid species Harmonia axyridis in agricultural, rural and urban landscapes in Chile: from local to landscape and regional impacts. FONDECYT REGULAR 1140662. Coinvestigador.
  • 2013-2017. Genetic and demographic effects in the establishment success of introduced biological control agents: Mastrus ridens, a parasitoid of Cydia pomonella as a case study. FONDECYT REGULAR 1131145. Investigador responsable.
  • 2012–2016. "COLBICS" Intersectoral Collaborations to Boost Research and Development Dynamics in Biological Control of Agricultural pests. Septimo Marco de la Comunidad Europea (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP). Coinvestigador.
  • 2011–2014. Desarrollo de feromonas para el manejo de chanchitos blancos (Pseudococcidae) en frutales. FONDEF. Investigador responsable.
  • 2010-2014. Integrating new practices in programs of Biological Control against Agricultural pests. Séptimo Programa Marco de la Comunidad Europea (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES). Coinvestigador.