Facultad Tecnológica - Universidad de Santiago de Chile


                      PUBLICACIONES WOS

  1. Fierro A, Vergara P (2019) A native long horned beetle promotes the saproxylic diversity in exotic plantations of Monterrey pine. Ecological Indicators 96: 532-539.
  2. Vergara P, Soto G, Rodewald A, Quiroz M (2019) Behavioral switching in Magellanic woodpeckers reveals perception of habitat quality at different spatial scales. Landscape Ecology 34(1):79-92. 


  1. Soto G, Vergara P, Rodewald A (2018) The fruit of competition: seed dispersal by Magellanic Woodpeckers in the threatened Valdivian Rainforest. Ecology 99(11): 2617-2620, by Ecological Society of America.
  2. García-Romero A, Vergara PM, Granados-Peláez C, Santibañez A (2018) Landscape-mediated edge effect in temperate deciduous forest: implications for oak regeneration. Landscape Ecology. 


  1. Fierro A, Grez A, Vergara P, Ramírez-Hernández A, Micó E (2017) How does the replacement of native by exotic forest plantations affect the diversity, abundance and trophic structure of saproxylic beetle assemblages? Forest Ecology and Management. 405: 246-256
  2. Duron Q, Jiménez JE, Vergara PM, Soto GE, Lizama M, Rozzi R (2017) Intersexual segregation in foraging microhabitat use by Magellanic Woodpeckers (Campephilus magellanicus): seasonal and habitat effects at the world’s southernmost forests. Austral Ecology 43(1): 25-34.
  3. Meneses L, Vergara PM, Saavedra M, Diaz F, Norambuena K, Fierro A, Rodewald A, Soto G (2017) Magellanic woodpeckers living in three national parks of southern        Chile: habitat quality and population variation over the last two decades. Avian Conservation and Ecology 12(2):15.
  4. Soto GE, Pérez-Hernández CG, Hahn IJ, Rodewald AD, Vergara PM (2017) Tree senescence as a direct measure of habitat quality: linking red-edge vegetation indices to space use by magellanic woodpeckers. Remote Sensing of Environment 193: 1-10
  5. Hudson LN, Newbold Tim, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Senior RA, Bennett DJ, Booth H, et al. (2017) The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution 7: 145–188
  6. Ramirez-Collio K, Vergara PM, Simonetti JA (2017) Converting clear cutting into a less hostile habitat: the importance of understory for the chestnut-throated huet-       huet (Pteroptochos castaneus: rhinocryptidae). Forest Ecology and Management 384: 279-286
  7. Vergara PM, Meneses LO, Grez AA, Quiroz MS, Soto GE, Pérez-Hernández CG, Diaz PA, Hahn IJ, Fierro A (2017) Occupancy pattern of a long-horned beetle in a             variegated forest landscape: linkages between tree quality and forest cover across spatial scales. Landscape Ecology 32: 279-293


  1. Hahn I, Römer U; Soto GE; Baumeister J, Vergara PM (2016) Diversity, biogeography, abundance, and conservation of the birds of Mocha Island National Reserve, Chile of the birds of Mocha Island National        Reserve, Chile. Vertebrate Zoology 66: 409-419
  2. Castro SA, Saavedra D, Gutiérrez-Tapia P, Vergara PM (2016) The austral thrushes (Turdus falcklandii) act as illegitimate seed dispersers for the urban ornamental tree glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in         Santiago, Chile. Brazilian Journal of Botany 39: 949–952
  3. Vergara PM, Soto GE, Moreira-Arce D, Rodewald AD, Meneses LO, Perez-Hernandez CG (2016) Foraging behaviour in magellanic woodpeckers is consistent with a multi-scale assessment of tree quality. Plos     One 11(7) e0159096
  4. Vergara PM, Saravia-Zepeda A, Castro-Reyes N, Simonetti JA (2016) Is metapopulation patch occupancy in nature well predicted by the Levins model? Population Ecology 58: 335–343
  5. Moreira-Arce, D, Carrasco, G, Vergara, PM; Boutin, S, Briones, R, Soto, G & Jiménez, J. (2016) Mesocarnivores respond to fine-grain habitat structure in a mosaic landscape comprised by commercial forest         plantations in Southern Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 369:135–143
  6. Pizarro J, Vergara PM, Cerda S, Briones D (2016) Cooling and eutrophication of southern Chilean lakes. Science of the Total Environment 541: 683-691
  7. Soto GE; Vergara PM; Smiley A; Lizama ME; Moreira-Arce D, Vásquez RA (2016) Lethal agonistic behavior between two male Magellanic woodpeckers Campephilus magellanicus observed in the Cape Horn             area. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:180-184


  1. Moreira-Arce D, Vergara PM, Boutin S, Simonetti JA, Briceño C, Acosta-Jammet G (2015) Native forest replacement by exotic plantations triggers changes in prey selection of mesocarnivores. Biological               Conservation, 192, 258-267
  2. Moreira-Arce D, Vergara PM, Boutin S (2015) Diurnal Human Activity and Introduced Species Affect Occurrence of Carnivores in a Human-Dominated Landscape. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137854.                          doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137854
  3. Vergara PM, Pérez-Hernández C, Saura S, Soto GE (2015) Hierarchical spatial decisions in fragmented landscapes: Modeling the foraging movements of woodpeckers. Ecological Modelling 300: 114–122
  4. Hahn I, Vergara PM, Baumeister J, Soto GE; Römer U (2015) Tsunami impact on the population development of a critically endangered hummingbird species of a Pacific island. Population Ecology 57: 143-         149.
  5. Pérez-Hernández C, Vergara PM, Saura S, Hernández J (2015) Do corridors promote connectivity for bird-dispersed trees? The case of Persea lingue in Chilean fragmented landscapes. Landscape Ecology 30:     77-90


  1. Hudson LN, Newbold Tim, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Senior RA, Bennett DJ, Booth H, et al. (2014)  The PREDICTS database: A global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity       responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 24: 4701-4735.
  2. Jimenez JE, Crego RD, Soto GE, Román I, Rozzi R, Vergara PM (2014) Potential impact of the Alien American Mink (Neovison vison) on Magellanic woodpeckers (Campephilus magellanicus) in Navarino Island,         Southern Chile. Biological Invasions 16: 961-966
  3. Hahn I, Vergara PM, Baumeister J, Soto GE (2014) Impact of the 2010 tsunami on an endangered insular soil-plant system. Natural Hazards 71:987-993.
  4. Pizarro J, 1, Vergara PM, Morales JL, Rodríguez JA. (2014) The influence of land-use and climate on the load of suspended solids in catchments of southern Chile. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment       186: 835-843


  1. Vergara PM, Pérez-Hernández CG, Hahn IJ, Jiménez JE (2013) Matrix composition and corridor function for seed-dispersing birds in a fragmented temperate forest, Landscape Ecology 28 121-133
  2. Vergara PM, Pérez-Hernández CG, Hahn IJ, Soto GE (2013) Deforestation in central Chile causes a rapid decline in landscape connectivity for a forest specialist bird species, Ecological Research 28: 481-492
  3. Carneiro APB, Jiménez JE, Vergara PM, White TH Jr (2013) Nest-site selection by the slender-billed parakeet (Enicognathus leptorhynchus) in a Chilean agricultural-forest mosaic, Journal of Field Ornithology        84: 13-22 
  4. Soto GE, Vergara PM, Hahn I, Pérez-Hernández CG, Lizama ME, Baumeister J (2013) First description of the micro-habitat selection pattern of the island endemic Juan Fernandez tit-tyrant. Gayana 77: 1-9


  1. Soto GE, Vergara PM, Jiménez JE, Lizama ME, Celis C, Rozzi R, Duron (2012) Do beavers improve the habitat quality for Magellanic Woodpeckers in a subantartic forest of Cape Horn, Chile? Bosque 33 271-          274
  2. Hahn IJ, Hogeback S, Römer U, Vergara PM (2012) Biodiversity and biogeography of birds in Pacific Mexico along an isolation gradient from mainland Chamela via coastal Marias to oceanic Revillagigedo              Islands- Vertebrate Zoology 62: 123–144


  1. Hahn IJ, Vergara PM & Römer U  (2011) Importance of nest attributes in the conservation of endemic birds of the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Bird Conservation International 21: 460-476
  2. Hahn IJ, Vergara PM & Römer U (2011) Habitat selection and population fluctuations in landbird species of Robinson Crusoe Island: endemic forest specialists vs. introduced habitat generalists. Biodiversity             and Conservation 20: 2797-2813
  3. Vergara PM (2011) Matrix-dependent corridor effectiveness and the abundance of forest birds in fragmented landscapes. Landscape Ecology 26 1085-1096
  4. Vergara PM, Pizarro J & Castro SA (2011) An island biogeography approach for understanding changes in compositional similarity. Ecological Modelling 222 1964-1971


  1. Hahn I Römer U & Vergara PM (2010) Vegetation structure affects bird community composition in an island ecosystem: the role of nativity and introduction. Geo-Oeko 29 1-12
  2. Vergara PM, Jimenez J & Schlatter RP (2010) Effective point count duration for estimating bird Species’ richness in Chilean forests. Zoological Studies 49: 381-391
  3. Pizarro J, Vergara PM, Rodriguez JA, Sanhuesa P & Castro SA (2010) Nutrients dynamics in the main river basins of the centre-southern region of Chile. Journal of Hazardous Materials 175: 608–613
  4. Pizarro J, Vergara PM, Rodriguez JA (2010) Heavy metals in northern Chilean rivers: spatial variation and temporal trends. Journal of Hazardous Materials 181: 747–754
  5. Römer U, Hahn I & Vergara PM (2010) Description of Dicrossus foirni sp. n. and Dicrossus warzeli sp. n. (Telestei: Perciformes: Cichlidae), two new cichlid species from the Rio Negro and the Rio Tapajós,             Amazon drainage, Brazil, Vertebrate Zoology, 60: 123-138
  6. Vergara PM, Hahn I, Zeballos H & Armesto JJ (2010) The importance of forest patch networks for the conservation of the Thorn-tailed Rayaditos in central Chile. Ecological Research  25: 683–690
  7. Vergara PM, Smith C, Del piano C, Orellana I & Gho D(2010) Frugivory on Persea lingue in temperate Chilean forests: interactions between fruit availability and habitat fragmentation across multiple spatial           scales, Oecologia 164: 981-991
  8. Hahn I, Römer U &Vergara PM (2010) Conserving Chile’s most critically endangered bird species: First data on foraging, feeding, and food items of the Másafuera Rayadito (Aves: Furnariidae). Vertebrate              Zoology 60: 233-242


  1. Vergara PM & Armesto JJ (2009) Responses of Chilean forest birds to anthropogenic habitat fragmentation across spatial scales, Landscape Ecology 24: 25-38
  2. Vergara PM & Hahn I (2009) Linking edge effects and patch size effects: Importance of matrix nest predators, Ecological Modelling 220: 1189-1196
  3. Hahn I, Römer U, Vergara P & Walter H (2009)  Biogeography, diversity, and conservation of the birds of the Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Vertebrate Zoology 59: 103- 114

Vergara PM, Schlatter, RP  (2008) Conservation of birds in evergreen Chilean forests: the effect of partial cutting systems, Wildlife Research 35: 134-139
Vergara PM & Marquet PA (2007) On the seasonal effect of landscape structure on a bird species: the thorn-tailed rayadito in a relict forest in northern Chile. Landscape Ecology 22: 1059-1071

  1. Vergara PM & Simonetti JA (2006) Abundance and movement of understory birds in Maulino forest fragmented by pine plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 3937-3947
  2. Vergara PM & Schlatter RP (2006) Aggregate retention in two Tierra del Fuego Nothofagus forests: short-term effects on bird abundance.   Forest Ecology and Management 225: 213-224
  3. Beaucournu JC, Vergara P, Balboa L & Gonzalez-Acuna DA (2006) A new bird-flea from Chile (Siphonaptera : Ceratophyllidae)  Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie 13: 227-230

Schlatter RP & Vergara P (2005) Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) sap feeding and its role in the Tierra del Fuego forest bird assemblage.  Journal of Ornithology 146: 188–190.

  1. Vergara P & Schlatter RP (2004) Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) abundance and foraging in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Journal of Ornithology 145: 343–351, 2004.
  2. Vergara PM & Simonetti JA (2004) Avian responses to fragmentation of the Maulino Forest in central Chile. Oryx, 38: 383-388.
  3. Vergara PM & Simonetti JA (2004) Does nest-site cover reduce nest predation for rhinocryptids? Journal of Field Ornithology, 75: 188-191

Vergara PM & Simonetti JA (2003) Forest fragmentation and rhinocryptid nest predation in central Chile. Acta Oecologica, 24: 285- 288

  1. Vergara PM 2005 Predation on bird nests in forest edges of a National Reserve of the Coastal Range of the Maule Region. Santiago, Editorial Universitaria, Biodiversidad y Ecología de los bosques de la                 Cordillera de la Costa de Chile (Editores: Smith-Ramírez C, Armesto JJ, Valdovinos C.) pp. 554-560.
  2. Vergara PM, Rivera A, Farías A, Cofre H, Samaniego, H, Hahn I (2014) Aves y mamíferos de Bosque. ? En: Ecología Forestal: Bases para el Manejo Sustentable y Conservación de los Bosques Nativos de Chile,           Donoso C, González M y Lara A (Eds), diciones Universidad Austral de Chile, vol. 1, pp. 207 a 234.
  3. Vergara PM, Rivera A, Farías A, Cofre H, Samaniego, H, Hahn I (2014) ¿Cómo responden los animales del bosque a las perturbaciones antropogénicas? En: Ecología Forestal: Bases para el Manejo Sustentable           y Conservación de los Bosques Nativos de Chile, Donoso C, González M y Lara A (Eds), diciones Universidad Austral de Chile, vol. 1, pp. 235 a 254.
  4. Vergara PM, Soto GE, Jimenez JE, Rozzi R (2014) Respuesta escala-dependiente del carpintero negro (Campephilus magellanicus) a la diversidad de hábitats. En: Ecología Forestal: Bases para el Manejo                   Sustentable y Conservación de los Bosques Nativos de Chile, Donoso C, González M y Lara A (Eds), diciones Universidad Austral de Chile, pp. 203-206.
  5. Simonetti, J.A., A.A. Grez & P.M. Vergara. 2016. Fauna nativa en plantaciones de Pinus radiata: del desierto verde a la sustentabilidad forestal, Ramírez-Bautista, A. & R. Pineda-López (eds.). Fauna nativa en           ambientes antropizados. CONACYT-UAQ, Querétaro, México: 109-114.
  6. Simonetti, J.A., A.A. Grez & P.M. Vergara. 2018. Fauna nativa en plantaciones forestales. Guía de campo. Editorial Universitaria.