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Msc Irma Vila

Profesor Titular
Master of Sciences, Ohio State University, USA. 1964. 


Teléfono: (56-2) 2978 7314
E-mail: limnolog@uchile.cl

Area de investigación: Limnología
Línea de Investigación: Calidad física química del agua; estudio de comunidades planctónicas e icticas.

Video acerca de mi línea de investigación:

http://ciencias.uchile.cl/ciencias/5_3%20ciencia_para_todos_ivila_video.html

 


 

Estudio de la calidad física y química de los ecosistemas acuáticos continentales y su relación con la composición y distribución espacio temporal de las comunidades acuáticas.
Evaluación de la ontogenia y cambios históricos de los sistemas límnicos: causas y efectos en la riqueza y abundancia de la biodiversidad acuática.

 


Proyectos

2014-2017 Investigador responsable. “ Evolutionary history of Orestias agassizzi in the Altiplano: an holistic approach using multiple taxonomic evidence, hydrological history and limnological information”. Proyecto FONDECYT 1140543

2013 Investigador responsable. Proyecto “Calidad del agua del Embalse Rapel: Antecedentes químicos y biológicos. POAL. Armada de Chile

2011-2014 Coinvestigador. “Humedal río Cruces” Proyecto FONDECYT 1110077.



Publicaciones

Vega-Retter C, Muñoz-Rojas P, Vila I, Copaja S, Véliz D. 2014. Genetic effects of living in a highly polluted environment: the case of the silverside Basilichthys microlepidotus (Jenyns) (Teleostei: Atherinopsidae) in the Maipo River basin, Central Chile. Population Ecology

Cruz F, Morales P, Esquer-Garridos Y, Vila I, Hugueny B, Gaubert PH, Mendez M. 2014. Taxonomic identity of the form of Orestias agassii (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Chile: A morphological comparison with the syntypes of the species of Peru and Bolivia. Gayana 78: 25-29.

Vila I, Habit E. 2014. Current situation of the fish fauna in the Mediterranean region of Andea river systems in Chile. FISHMED Fishes in Mediterranean Environments A002: 1-19.

Marín VH, Delgado LE, Vila I, Tironi A, Barrera V, Ibáñez C. 2014. Regime shifts of Cruces River wetland ecosystems: current conditions, future uncertainties. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Researrch 42: 160-171.

Cruz F, Valladares M, Vila I, Méndez MA. 2013. The genus Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae): nomenclatural errors in the assignation of species names. Zootaxa 3746: 597-599.

Pizarro J, Vergara PM, Morales JL, Rodriguez JA, Vila I. 2013. Influence of land use and climate on the load of suspended solids in catchments of Andean Rivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186: 835-843.

Dorador C, Vila I, Witzel KP, Imhoff JF. 2013. Bacterial and archaeal diversity in high altitude wetlands of the Chilean Altiplano. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 182: 135-159.

Vila I, Morales P, Scott S, Poulin E, Véliz D, Harrod C, Méndez MA. 2013. Phylogenetic and phylogeographic analysis of the genus Orestias (Teleostei; Cyprinodontidae) in the Southern Chilean Altiplano: the relevance of ancient and recent divergence processes in speciation. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 927-943.

Vila I, Morales P, Scott S, Poulin E, Véliz D, Harrod C, Méndez MA. 2013. Phylogenetic and phylogeographic analysis of the genus Orestias (Teleostei; Cyprinodontidae) in the Southern Chilean Altiplano: the relevance of ancient and recent divergence processes in speciation. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 927-943.

Riveros J, I. Vila & M. Mendez. 2012. Nicho trófico de Orestias agassii (Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846) del sistema de arroyos del Salar de Huasco (20º05’S; 68º15’W). Gayana 76: 79-91.

Vila I, Scott S, Mendez MA, Valenzuela P, Iturra P, Poulin E. 2011. Orestias gloriae, a new species of cyprinodontid fish from saltpan spring of the southern high Andes  (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae).  Ichthyological Exploration of  Freshwaters 22: 345-353.

Morales P, Vila I, Poulin E. 2011. Genetic structure in remnant populations of an endangered Cyprinodontid fish, Orestias ascotanensis, endemic to the Ascotan Salt pan of the Altiplano. Conserv.ation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-011-0245-6.

Muñoz, P., Cl. Quezada, I. Vila & D. Veliz. 2011. Cross-amplification of microsatellites from the Ahterinopsidae Odontesthes perugiae and O. argentinensis to Chilean silversides of the Genus Odontesthes and Basilichthys. Gayana 75: 182-186.

Collado G, Vila I, Méndez MA. 2011. Monophyly, candidate species and vicariance in Biomphalaria snails (Mollusca: Planorbidae) from the Southern Andean Altiplano. Zoologica Scripta. 40: 613-622.

Montecino V, Oyanedel JP, Vila I, Zuñiga L. 2011. Limnetic zooplankton of Chilean lakes and reservoirs: A tribute to Bernard Dussart. Studies on Freshwater Copepoda : 367-382.

Sabando MC, Vila I, Peñaloza R, Véliz D. 2011. Contrasting population genetic structure of two widespread aquatic insects in the Chilean high slope rivers. Marine and Freshwater Research. 62: 1-10.

Montecino, V., J.P. Oyanedel, I. Vila & L. Zuñiga. 2011. Limnetic zooplankton of Chilean lakes and reservoirs: A tribute to Bernard Dussart. Studies on Freshwater Copepoda: 367-382.

Dorador C, Meneses D, Urtuvia V, Demergasso C, Vila I, Witzel KP, Imhoff JF. 2010. Diversity of Bacteroidetes in high altitude saline evaporitic basins in northern Chile. JGR-Biogeosciences. 114: G00D05, doi:10.1029/2008JG000837.

Dorador C, Vila I, Remonsellez F, Imhoff JF, Witzel KP. 2010. Unique clusters for Archaea in Salar de Huasco, an athalassohaline evaporitic basin of the Chilean Altiplano. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 73: 291-302.

Marín V, Tironi A, Delgado L, Contreras M, Novoa F, Torres-Gómez M, Garreaud R, Vila I, Serey I. 2009. On the sudden disappearance of Egeria densa from a Ramsar wetland site of Southern Chile: A climate event trigger model”. Ecological Modelling 220: 1752-1763.

Marquez M, Vila I, Hinojosa F, Mendez MA, Carvajal J, Sabando MC. 2009. Distribution and seasonal fluctuations in the aquatic biodiversity of the southern Altiplano. Limnologica 39: 314-318.

Pardo R, Vila I, Capella JJ. 2009. Competitive interaction between introduced rainbow trout and native silverside in a Chilean stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 86: 353-359.

Quezada, Cl, I. Vila & D. Véliz. 2009. Nueva especie íctica invasora en aguas continentales de Chile Central: Jenynsia multidentata (Jenyns, 1842) (Cyprinodontiformes: Anablepidae). Gayana 73: 233-236.

Dorador C, Vila I, Imhoff JF, Witzel KP. 2008. Cyanobacterial diversity in Salar de Huasco, a high altitude 1 saline wetland in northern Chile: an example of geographical dispersion?”.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 64: 419-432.

Correa R, Dinator MI, Morales JR, Miranda PA. Cancino SA, Vila I, Requena I. 2008. Improvement in the determination of elemental concentrations in PÌXE analyses using artificial neural systems”. International Journal of PIXE. 18(3): 147-155.

Dorador C, Busekow A, Vila I, Johannes F. Imhoff JF, Witzel KP. 2008. Molecular analysis of enrichment cultures of ammonia oxidizers from the Salar de Huasco, a high altitude saline wetland in northern Chile. Extremophiles 12: 405-414.

Pardo R, Vila I, R. Bustamante. 2008. Demographic response of Stratiodrilus aeglaphilus (Anelida, Histriobdellidae) to organic enrichment: An experimental assessment. Hydrobiology  598: 11-16.

Acuña P, Vila I, Marín VH. 2008. Short-term responses of phytoplankton to nutrient enrichment and planktivorous fish predation in a temperate South American mesotrophic reservoir. Hydrobiologia 600: 131-138.

Vila I, Mendez MA, Scott S, Morales P, Poulin E. 2007. Threatened fishes of the world: Orestias ascotanensis Parenti, 1984 (Cyprinodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 80: 491–492.

Vila I, Pardo R, Scott S. 2007. Freshwater fishes of the Altiplano. In: Aquatic Ecosystems Health and Management 10: 201-211.

Pardo R, Vila I. 2007. Threatened fishes of the world: Trichomycterus chungaraensis Arratia 1983 (Trichomycteridae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 81: 369-370.

Dorador, C., G. Castillo, P. Witzel &  I. Vila. 2007.  Diversidad bacteriana en sedimentos de un lago artificial temperado, embalse Rapel. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. 80: 213-224. 

Dorador, C., I. Vila y G. Castillo. 2007. Bacterial diversity in the sediments of a temperate artificial lake, Rapel reservoir. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural  80(2): 213-224.

Scott, S., R. Pardo & I. Vila. 2007. Trophic niche overlap between two Chilean endemic species of Trichomycterus (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural  80: 431-437.

Vila I. 2006. A new species of Killifish in the Genus Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from the Southern High Andes, Chile. Copeia 3: 471-476.

Correa R, Chesta MA, Morales JR, Dinator MI, Requena I, Vila I. 2006. Artificial neural networks applied to quantitative elemental analysis of organic material using PIXE. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. 298: 324-335.
Habit, E., B. Dyer e I. Vila. 2006. Estado de conocimiento de los peces dulceacuícolas de Chile. Gayana 70: 100-113.


Publicaciones seleccionadas (anterior año 2006)

Vila I, Contreras M, Montecino V, Pizarro J, Adams D. 2000. Rapel: A 30 years temperate reservoir. Eutrophication or Contamination? Arch. Hydrobiol.Spec.Issues Advanc. Limnol. 55: 31-44.

Comte S, Vila I. 1992. Spawning of Basilichthys microlepidotus (Jenyns). Journal of Fish Biology 41: 971-981.

Peñaloza R, Rojas M, Vila I, Zambrano F. 1990. Toxicity of a soluble peptide from Microcystis sp. to zooplankton and fish. Freshwater Biology 24: 233-240.

Vila I, Pinto M. 1986.   A new species of killifish (Pisces, Cyprinodontidae from the chilean altiplano.  Rev. Hydrobiol. Trop. 19:  233-239.

Vila I, Bahamonde N. 1985. Two  new   species   of  Stratiodrilus, S. aeglaphilus and   S. pugnaxi (Annelida; Histriodellidae)  from  Chile. Proceedings of the   Biological Society of Washington 98: 347-350.


Docencia

Postgrado

- Fronteras en Ecología y Biología Evolutiva (Invitada)

Pregrado

- Limnología