Estudios

Título Profesional

Biólogo. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Grados Académicos

Licenciado en Biología. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Magister en Zoología. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Doctor (Ph.D.) in Biology. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canadá

 

Líneas de Investigación

  • Ecología molecular
  • Genética del paisaje
  • Simulaciones genéticas a futuro
  • Filogeografía

Producción Científica

Proyectos

2010 Phylogeographic postdictions on responses to climate change in codistributed lizard species from south-central Chile: an approach for general predictions. FONDECYT 1090664. Técnico de laboratorio.

2009 – 2010 Impact of water quality on evolution of freshwater invertebrate populations and communities: a case study in the Chillan watershed, Chile. FONDECYT 1090404. Técnico de laboratorio.

2009 Latitudinal and Local Patterns of Diversity in the Native and non-Native Lacustrine Fish Fauna of The Chilean Patagonia. FONDECYT 1080082. Técnico de laboratorio.

2007    Factores físicos y biológicos estructurantes de patrones comunitarios de peces nativos en sistemas fluviales de origen costero y patagónico. DIUC 204.310.041-1.0. Técnico de laboratorio.

2007    Speciation in Patagonia: establishing sustainable international collaborations in evolution, ecology, and conservation biology. NSF 0530267. Alumno tesista.

 

Publicaciones (*: WOS)

Vera-Escalona I, Delgado ML, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2020). Historical and Contemporary Diversity of Galaxiids in South America: Biogeographic and Phylogenetic Perspectives. Diversity, 12(8), 304. *

Victoriano PF, Muñoz-Ramírez CP, Canales-Aguirre CB, Jara A, Vera-Escalona I, Burgos-Careaga T, Muñoz-Mendoza C, Habit EM (2020). Contrasting evolutionary responses in two co-distributed species of Galaxias (Pisces, Galaxiidae) in a river from the glaciated range in Southern Chile. Royal Society Open Science, 7(7), 200632. *

Brante A, Guzmán-Rendón G, Barría EM, Guillemin ML, Vera-Escalona I  Hernández CE (2019) Post-Disturbance Genetic changes: The Impact of the 2010 Mega-earthquake and tsunami on Chilean Sandy Beach fauna. Scientific reports 9 (1), 1-12.*

Vera-Escalona I, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2019) Invasive species and postglacial colonization: their effects on the genetic diversity of a Patagonian fish.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286 (1897), 20182567.*

Inostroza P, Vera-Escalona I, Wild R, Norf H, Brauns M (2018). Tandem action of natural and chemical stressors in stream ecosystems: insights from a population genetic perspective. Environmental Science & Technology 52 (14): 7962-7971. *

Vera-Escalona I, Senthivasan S, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2018). Past, present, and future of a freshwater fish metapopulation in a threatened landscape.  Conservation Biology 32 (4): 849-859.*

Inostroza PA, Vera-Escalona I, Wicht AJ, Krauss M, Brack W & H Norf (2016). Anthropogenic Stressors Shape Genetic Structure: Insights from a Model Freshwater Population along a Land Use Gradient. Environmental Science & Technology 50 (20): 11346-11356.*

Vera-Escalona I, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2015). The complete mitochondrial genome of the freshwater fish Galaxias platei and a comparison with other species of the genus Galaxias (Faraway, so close?). Mitochondrial DNA 28 (2): 176-177.*

Vera-Escalona I, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2015). Echoes of a distant time: effects of historical processes on contemporary genetic patterns in Galaxias platei in Patagonia. Molecular Ecology 24 (16): 4112-4128.*

Vera-Escalona I, Patterson IG, Habit E, Ruzzante DE (2014). Development and characterization of 15 novel microsatellite markers for the freshwater fish Galaxias platei. Conservation Genetics Resources 6(4): 899-901.*

Vera-Escalona I, Anthes L, Paterson IG, Ruzzante DE (2014). Seventeen novel microsatellite markers for the southern hemisphere fish Galaxias maculatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 6(4): 925-927.*

Vera-Escalona I, D’Elía G, Gouin G, Fontanella FM, Muñoz-Mendoza C, Sites JW & Victoriano P (2012) Lizards on ice: evidence for multiple refugia in Liolaemus pictus (Liolaemidae) during the LGM in the Southern Andean Beech Forests. PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048358.*

Victoriano PF, Vera-Escalona I, Olmos V, Dib M, Muñoz Ramírez C, Montoya R, Jara A, Habit E (2012) Idiosyncratic patterns of genetic diversity of native fishes from Río San Pedro (Valdivia River Basin, Región de los Ríos, Chile): a system from glaciated region in southern Chile. Gayana 75(2): 71-85.*

Vera-Escalona I, Coronado, T, Muñoz-Mendoza, C & Victoriano, PF (2010) Historical and current distribution of the lizard Liolaemus pictus (Dumeril & Bibron 1837) (Liolaemidae) and new continental southern limit of distribution. Gayana 74 (2).*