profesores-FAIF-enero 2020


Tania Zaviezo

(+56 2) 2354 5923


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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.