Lohengrin Alexis Cavieres
Departamento de Botánica
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas
Universidad de Concepción
Casilla 160C, Concepción
Correo electrónico: lcaviere@udec.cl
Teléfono: 56-41-203846
Fax: 56-51-246005

My main research interest is the ecology and ecophysiology of plants in high mountain environments: I am interested in the functional adaptations that allow plants to survive in these extreme environments. My current research is concentrated in above-treeline habitats in the central Andes of Chile characterized by strong aridity during the growing season. In particular, I am interested in seed germination strategies, seed bank formation, the importance of positive interactions in the recruitment process, and the ecophysiological adaptations that allow survival of plant species under conditions of high solar radiation and low temperatures, as well as under simulated global change. My second research area is conservation biology. Because of the fast deterioration of our natural environments, detecting which sites in Chile have higher levels of plant biodiversity should be a priority. Further, since biological invasions are a current menace to our native flora, it is necessary to understand which environmental variables drive the expansion of invasive species.

University of Chile, Licenciatura en Biología, 1991.
University of Chile, Dr. Sc. in Biology, 1999.

Present academic positions:
Titular Professor, Department of Botany ,
of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Faculty, University of Concepción.
Associate Researcher, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (
Affiliate Faculty Member, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

Honors and prizes:
BBVA Prize in Conservation of Biology Research, 2004.
"Frontiers in Science", Chilean Academy of Science Program, 2004.
BIOS Chile, Chilean Biological Society Award to Outstanding Young Scientist, 2003.


Alexander, J. M., J. J. Lembrechts, L. A. Cavieres, C. Daehler, S. Haider, C. Kueffer, G. Liu, K. McDougall, A. Milbau & A. Pauchard (2016) Plant invasions into mountains and alpine ecosystems: current status and future challenges. Alpine Botany 126:89-103.


Sierra-Almeida, A., C. Reyes-Bahamonde & L. A. Cavieres (2016) Drought increases the freezing resistance in high-elevation plants of the Central Chilean Andes. Oecologia 181(4): 1011-1023.


Piper, F.I., B. Viñegla, J. C. Linares, J.J.Camarero, L.A. Cavieres & A. Fajardo (2016) Mediterranean and temperate treelines are controlled by different environmental drivers. Journal of Ecology  104:691–702.


Cavieres, L.A., P. Sáez, C. Sanhueza, A. Sierra-Almeida, C. Rabert, L.J. Corcuera, M. Alberdi & L. A. Bravo (2015) Ecophysiological traits and adaptations of Antarctic vascular plants: their importance in the responses to climate change. Plant Ecology 217(3): 343-358.


García, M. C.,  M. Y. Bader  & L. A. Cavieres (2016) Facilitation consequences for reproduction of the benefactor cushion plant Laretia acaulis along an elevational gradient: costs or benefits?. Oikos 125: 434–442.


Pauchard, A., A. Escudero, R. A. Garcia, M. de la Cruz, B. Langdon, L. A. Cavieres & J. Esquivel (2016) Pine invasions in treeless environments: dispersal overruns microsite heterogeneity. Ecology and Evolution 6:447-459.


Cavieres, L.A., C. Hernández-Fuentes, A. Sierra-Almeida & Z.  Kikvidze (2016) Facilitation as an insurance policy for diversity in Alpine communities. Functional Ecology 30: 52−59.


Alarcón, D. & L.A. Cavieres (2015) In the rigth place at the rigth time: Habitat representation in protected areas of south amarican Nothofagus-dominated plants after constrained climate change scenario. PLoS ONE 10(3) e0119952.


Badano, E,I.,  R.O Bustamante, E. Villarroel, P. A. Marquet & L.A.  Cavieres (2015) Facilitation by nurse plants regulates community invasibility in harsh environments.  Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 756–767.


Hernández-Fuentes, C., Bravo, L. & L.A. Cavieres (2015) Conductancia hidráulica foliar y vulnerablidad a la cavitación disminuyen con la altiotud en Phacelia secunda J.F: Gmel. (Boraginaceae). Gayana Botánica 72 (1): 84-93.


Hernández-Fuentes, C., Bravo, L. & L.A. Cavieres (2015) Photosynthetic responses and photoprotection strategies of Phacelia secunda plants exposed to experimental warming at different in the central Chilean Andes. Alpine Botany 125: 87-99.


Sotes, G. J., L. A. Cavieres, D. Montesinos, A. Pereira Coutinho, W. J. Pelaez, S. M.M. Lopes , T. M.V.D. Pinho e Melo (2015) Inter-regional variation on leaf surface defenses in native and non-native Centaurea solstitialis plants. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 62: 208-218.


Sotes, G., L.A. Cavieres & R. Rodríguez (2015) Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E. Br. (Aizoaceae)y su precenscia en la flora de Chile. Gayana Botánica 72 (1): 149-151.


Casanova-Katny, A., G. Palfner, G. A. Torres-Mellado & L.A. Cavieres (2014). Do Antartic lichnes modify microclimate and facilitate vascular plants in the maritime Antartic? A comment to Molina-Montenegro et al.. Journal of Vegetation Science. 25 (2): 601-605.


Cavieres, L.A., R.W. Brooker, B.J. Butterfield, B.J. Cook, Z. Kikvidze, C.J. Lortie, R. Michalet, F.I. Pugnaire, C. Schöb, S. Xiao, F. Anthelme, R.G. Björk, K.J.M. Dickinson, B.H. Cranston, R. Gavilán, A. Gutiérrez-Girón, R. Kanka, J.P. Maalouf, A.F. Mark, J. Noroozi, R. Parajuli, G.K. Phoenix, A.M. Reid, W.M. Ridenour, C. Rixen, S. Wipf, L. Zhao, A. Escudero, B.F. Zaitchik, E. Lingua, E.T. Aschehoug & R.M. Callaway (2014) Facilitative plant interactions and climate simultaneously drive alpine plant diversity. Ecology Letters 17: 193-202.


Chen, J., Y. Yang, J. Stöcklin, L.A. Cavieres, D. Peng, Z. Li & H. Sun.(2014). Soil nutrient availability determines the facilitative effects of cushion plants on other plant species at high elevations in the south-eastern Himalayas. Plant Ecology and Diversity DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2013.872206.


Concha, L., L. A. Cavieres, G. J. Sotes & V. Hernandez (2014) Essential oil composition of Baccharis linearis (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. and Baccharis paniculata DC. leaves from Chile. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 1(4): 6-8.


Ridenour, W.M., R.M. Callaway & L.A. Cavieres (2014) Parasitism by Cuscuta chilensis and gender affect how the nurse cushion Laretia acaulis increases diversity in Andean alpine communities. Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12185.


Schob, C, R. Michalet, L.A. Cavieres, F.I. Pugnaire1, R.W. Brooker, B.J. Butterfield, B.J. Cook, Z. Kikvidze, C.J. Lortie, S. Xiao, P. Al Hayek, F. Anthelme, B.H. Cranston, Mary-Carolina García, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinguet, A.M. Reid, P.C. le Roux, E. Lingua, M.J. Nyakatya, B. Touzard, L. Zhao & R.M. Callaway (2014) A global analysis of bi-directional interactions in alpine plant communities shows facilitators experiencing strong reciprocal fitness costs. New Phytologist 202: 95-105.


Schob, C., R.M. Callaway, F. Anthelme, R. Brooker, L.A. Cavieres, Z. Kikvidze, C. Lortie, R. Michalet, F.I. Pugnaire, S. Xiao, B. Cranston, M.C. Garcia, N. Hupp, L.D. Llambi, E. Lingua, A. Reid, Z. Liang & B. Butterfield (2014) The context-dependence of beneficiary feedback effects on benefactors in plant facilitation. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12908


Anthelme, F., L.A. Cavieres &  O. Dangles (2014) Facilitation among plants in alpine environments in the face of climate change. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, art. 387.


Rozzi, R., F. Masssardo, T. Contador, R.D. Crego, M. Méndez, R. Rijal, L. Cavieres & J.E. Jimenez. (2014) Filosofia ambiental de campo: ecología y etica en las redes LTER-Chile e ILTER. Bosque 35(3): 439-447.


Pauchard A, B. Langdon, A. Jiménez, L. Cavieres, E. Peña & M. Núnez (2014) Pináceas Invasoras en el Sur de Sudamérica: Patrones, Mecanismos e Impactos, In: Invasiones Biológicas en Chile. Jaksic F, Castro S. pp. 283-308. Editorial Universidad Católica.


Concha, L., L. A. Cavieres, G. J. Sotes & V. Hernández (2014) Essential oil composition of Baccharis linearis (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. and Baccharis paniculata DC. leaves from Chile American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products 1(4): 6-8.   


Butterfield, B.J., L. A. Cavieres, B. J. Cook, C. J. Lortie,F. I. Pugnaire, S. Xiao, F. Anthelme, R. M. Callaway, Z. Kikvidze, R. Michalet,C. Schob, B. Zaitchek, K. Dickinson, R. Kanka, J. Noroozi, G. K. Phoenix, W. Ridenour, S. Wipf, R. G. Bjork, R. Gavil J.-P. Maalouf, R. Parajuli, A. Reid, C. Rixen, L. Zhao & R. W. Brooker (2013) Alpine cushion plants inhibit the loss of phylogenetic diversity in severe environments. Ecology Letters 16: 478–486.


Piper, F., A. Fajardo & L. Cavieres (2013) Simulated warming does not impair seedling survival and growth of Nothofagus pumilio in the southern Andes. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 15: 97–105.


Arroyo, M. T. K., L. S. Dudley, G. Jespersen, D. A. Pacheco & L. A. Cavieres (2013) Temperature-driven flower longevity in a high-alpine species of Oxalis influences reproductive assurance. New Phytologist 200: 1260–1268.

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Arroyo, M. T.K. & Cavieres L. A. (2013) High-Elevation Andean Ecosystems.  Encyclopedia of Biodiversity  (Second Edition) Editor in Chief: Simon A. Levin, Pages: 96–110.


Sierra-Almeida A. & L.A. Cavieres (2012) Summer freezing resistance of high-elevation plant species changes with ontogeny. Environmental and Experimental Botany 80:10-15.


Cavieres L. A & Sierra-Almeida A (2012) Facilitative interactions do not wane with warming at high elevations in the Andes. Oecologia 170(2):575-84.


Sanfuentes, C., A. Sierra-Almeida & L.A. Cavieres (2012) Effect of the increase in temperature in the photosynthesis of a high-andean species at two elevations. Gayana Botanica 69(1):38-46.


Seipel, T., C. Kueffer, L. J. Rew, C. C. Daehler, A. Pauchard, B. J. Naylor, J. M. Alexander, P. J. Edwards, C. G. Parks, J. R. Arevalo, L. A. Cavieres, H Dietz, G. Jakobs, K. McDougall, R. Otto & N. Walsh (2012) Processes at multiple scales affect richness and similarity of non-native plant species in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:236–246.

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Figueroa, J. A. & L. A. Cavieres (2012) The effect of heat and smoke on the emergence of exotic and native seedlings in a Mediterranean fire-free matorral of central Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 85:101-111


Andonian, K., J.L. Hierro, L. Khetsuriani, P I. Becerra, G. Janoyan, D. Villareal, L. A. Cavieres, L. R. Fox & R. M. Callaway (2012) Geographic mosaics of plant–soil microbe interactions in a global plant invasion. Journal of Biogeography 39:600–608.


Cavieres, L. A & A. Peñaloza (2012) Facilitation and interference at the intraspecific level: Recruitment of Kageneckia angustifolia D. Don (Rosaceae) in the montane sclerophyllous woodland of central Chile. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14:13–19.


Pliscoff, P., M.T. K. Arroyo & L. Cavieres (2012) Changes in the main vegetation types of Chile predicted under climate change based on a preliminary study: models, uncertainties and adapting research to a dynamic biodiversity world. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) 40(1):81-86.


Casanova-Katny, MA. & L. Cavieres (2012) Antartic moss carpet facilitate growth of Deschampsia antartica bur it not its survival. Polar Biology 35(12): 1869-1878.


Fajardo, A., F. Piper & L.A. Cavieres (2011) Distinguishing local from global climate influences in the variation of carbon status with altitude in a tree line species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20(2):307-318.


Fuentes-Ramírez, A., A. Pauchard, L. A. Cavieres & R.A. García (2011) Survival and growth of Acacia dealbata vs. native trees across an invasion front in south-central Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 261:1003–1009.


Gómez-González, S., C. Torres-Díaz, G. Valencia, P. Torres-Morales, L.A. Cavieres & J. G. Pausas (2011) Anthropogenic fires increase alien and native annual species in the Chilean coastal matorral. Diversity and Distributions 17(1):58-67.


Kikvidze, Z., R. Michalet, R. W. Brooker, L. A. Cavieres, C. J. Lortie, F. I. Pugnaire & R. M. Callaway (2011). Climatic drivers of plant–plant interactions and diversity in alpine communities. Alpine Botany 121 (1):63–70


Krikor, A., J.L. Hierro, L. Khetsuriani, P. Becerra, G. Janoyan, D. Villarreal, L.A. Cavieres, L.R. Fox & R.M. Callaway (2011) Range-Expanding Populations of a Globally Introduced Weed Experience Negative Plant-Soil Feedbacks. Plos One 6 (5): e20117


Michalet, R., Sa Xiao, B. Touzard, D. S. Smith, L. A. Cavieres, R. M. Callaway & T. G. Whitham (2011) Phenotypic variation in nurse traits and community feedbacks define an alpine community. Ecology Letters 14 (5): 433–443


Quiroz, C.L., L.A. Cavieres & A. Pauchard (2011) Assessing the importance of disturbance, site conditions, and the biotic barrier for dandelion invasión in an Alpine hábitat. Biological invasion 13:2889–2899


Arroyo, M.T.K., L.E. Dudley, P. Pliscoff, L.A. Cavieres, F.A. Squeo, C. Marticorena & R. Rozzi (2010) A possible correlation between the altitudinal and latitudinal ranges of species in the high elevation flora of the Andes. In: (E.M. Spehn & C. Corner, eds), “Data mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity”. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, pp.39-47.


Badano, E.I., P.A. Marquet & L.A. Cavieres (2010) Predicting effects of ecosystem engineering on species richness along primary productivity gradients. Acta Oecologica 36: 46-54.


Castro, S.A., E.I. Badano, D. Guzmán & L.A. Cavieres (2010) Biological invasion of a refuge habitat: Anthriscus caucalis decreases diversity, evenness and survival of native herbs in the Chilean matorral. Biological Invasions 12: 1295-1303.


Cavieres, L.A. & E.I. Badano (2010) Consequences of facilitation on species diversity in terrestrial plant communities. En: F.I. Pugnaire (ed.) Positive Plant Interactions and Community Dynamics. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp 39-58.


García, R.A., A. Pauchard, L.A. Cavieres, E. Pena & M.F. Rodriguez (2010) Fire promotes Teline monspessulana (Fabaceae) invasion by increasing its germination. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 83: 443-452.


Molina-Montenegro, M.A. &  L.A. Cavieres (2010) Altitudinal variation of morpho-physiological traits in two High-Andean plant species and its effects against the photoinhibition. Gayana Botánica 67: 1-11.


Piper, F.I. & L.A. Cavieres (2010) Gas exchange of juvenile and mature trees of Alnus jorullensis (Betulaceae) at sites with contrasting humidity in the Venezuelan Andes. Ecological Research 25: 51-58.


Sierra-Almeida, A. & L.A. Cavieres (2010) Summer freezing resistance decreased in high-elevation plants exposed to experimental warming in the central Chilean Andes. Oecología 163: 267-276.


Sierra-Almeida, A., L.A. Cavieres & L.A. Bravo (2010) Freezing resistance of high-elevation plant species is not related to their height or growth-form in the Central Chilean Andes. Environmental and Experimental Botany 69: 273-278.


Squeo, F.A., C. Estades, N. Bahamonde, L.A. Cavieres, G. Rojas, I. Benoit, E. Parada, A. Fuentes, R. Avilés, A. Palma, R. Solis, S. Guerrero, G. Montenegro & J.C. Torres-Mura (2010) Revisión de la clasificación de especies en categorías de amenaza en Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 83: 511-529.


Yang, Y., Y. Niu, L.A. Cavieres & H. Sun (2010) Positive associations between the cushion plant Arenaria polytrichoides (Caryophyllaceae) and other alpine plant species increase with altitude in the Sino-Himalayas. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 1048-1057.


Rozzi, R., F. Massardo, Y. Medina,  K. Moses, P. Caballero, E. Camelio, V. Morales, L. Lewis, B. Goffinet, M. Mendez, L. Cavieres, J. Chávez & S. Russell. 2010. Ecoturismo con lupa: integración de las ciencias ecológicas y la ética ambiental.  Ambiente y Desarrollo XXIV (2): 30-37.


Brooker, R.W., R.M. Callaway, L.A. Cavieres, Z. Kikvidze, C.J. Lortie, R. Michalet, F.I. Pugnaire, A. Valiente-Banuet & T.G. Whitam (2009) Don’t Diss Integration: A comment on Ricklefs’ disintegrating communities. The American Naturalist 174: 919-927


Cavieres, L.A. & E.I. Badano (2009) Do facilitative interactions increase species richness at the entire community level? Journal of Ecology 97: 1181–1191.


Figueroa, J., L.A. Cavieres, S. Gómez-González, M. Molina-Montenegro & F. Jaksic (2009) Do heat and smoke increase emergence of exotic plant species in the Mediterranean matorral of central Chile? Acta Oecologica 35: 330-340.


Gómez-González, S., & L.A. Cavieres (2009) Litter burning does not equally affect seedling emergence of native and alien species of the Mediterranean-type Chilean matorral. (2009) International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 213–221.


Gómez-González, S., L.A. Cavieres, P. Torres & C. Torres-Díaz (2009) Competitive effects of the alien invasive Centaurea solstitialis L. on two chilean Baccharis species at different life-cycle stages. Gayana Botanica 66 (1): 71-83.


Molina-Montenegro, M., R. Briones & L.A. Cavieres (2009) Does global warming induce segregation among alien and native beetle species in a mountain-top?. Ecological Research 24: 31-36.


Pauchard, A., C. Kueffer, H. Dietz, C.C. Daehler, J. Alexander, P.J. Edwards, J.R. Arévalo, L.A. Cavieres, A. Guisan, S. Haider, G. Jakobs, K. McDougall, C.I. Millar, B.J. Naylor, C.G Parks, L. Rew & T. Seipel (2009) Ain’t no mountain high enough: Plant invasion reaching high elevations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 479-486.


Quiroz, C., E.I. Badano & L.A. Cavieres (2009) Floristic changes in alpine plant communities induced by the cushion plant Azorella madreporica (Apiaceae) in the Andes of central Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82: 171-184.


Quiroz, C.L., P. Choler, F. Baptist, M. González-Teuber, M.A. Molina-Montenegro & L.A. Cavieres (2009) Alpine dandelions originated in the native and introduced range differ in their responses to environmental constraints. Ecological Research 24: 175-183.


Quiroz, C.L., A. Pauchard, L.A. Cavieres & C.B. Anderson (2009) Análisis cuantitativo de la investigación en invasiones biológicas en Chile: tendencias y desafíos. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82: 497-505.


Sierra-Almeida, A., L.A. Cavieres & L.A. Bravo (2009) Freezing resistance varies within the growing season and with elevation in high-Andean species of central Chile. New Phytologist 182: 461-469.


Squeo, F.A., L. Letelier, R.A. Estévez, L.A. Cavieres,  M. Mihoc, D. López & G. Arancio (2008) Definición de los Sitios Prioritarios para la Conservación de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Atacama. In: Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su conservación: Región de Atacama (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio &  J.R. Gutiérrez, Eds.). Pp. 137-163, Ediciones Universidad de La Serena, La Serena, Chile. 


Brooker, R.W., F.T. Maestre, R.M. Callaway, C.L. Lortie, L.A. Cavieres, G. Kunstler, P. Liancourt, K. Tielbörger, J.M.J. Travis, F. Anthelme, C. Armas, L. Coll, E. Corcket, S. Delzon, E. Forey, Z. Kikvidze, J. Olofsson, F. Pugnaire, C.L. Quiroz, P. Saccone, K. Schiffers, M. Seifan, B. Touzard & R. Michalet (2008) Facilitation in plant communities: the past, the present, and the future. Journal of Ecology 96: 18-34.


Cavieres, L.A. , C.L. Quiroz &  M.A. Molina-Montenegro (2008) Facilitation of the non-native Taraxacum officinale by native nurse cushion species in the high Andes of central Chile: are there differences between nurses? Functional Ecology 22: 148-156.


Celedon-Neghme, C., L.A. San Martin, P.F Victoriano & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Legitimate seed dispersal by lizards in an alpine habitat: The case of Berberis empetrifolia (Berberidaceae) dispersed by Liolaemus belii (Trop iduridae). Acta Oecologica 33: 265-271.    


Fajardo, A., C.L. Quiroz & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Spatial patterns in cushion-dominated plant communities of the high Andes of central Chile: How frequent are positive associations? Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 87-96.


Gomez-Gonzalez, S., A. Sierra-Almeida & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Does plant-derived smoke affect seed germination in dominant woody species of the Mediterranean matorral of central Chile? Forest Ecology and Management 255: 1510-1515.


Muñoz, A.A. & L.A. Cavieres (2008) The presence of a showy invasive plant disrupts pollinator service and reproductive output in native alpine species only at high densities. Journal of Ecology 96: 459-467.


Pauchard, A., R.A. García, E. Pena, C. Gonzalez, L.A. Cavieres & R.O. Bustamante (2008) Positive feedbacks between plant invasions and fire regimes: Teline monspessulana (L.) K. Koch (Fabaceae) in central Chile. Biological Invasions 10: 547-553.   


Rozzi, R, J.J. Armesto, B. Goffinet, W. Buck, F. Massardo, J. Silander, M.T.K. Arroyo, S. Russell, C.B. Anderson, L.A. Cavieres* & J.B. Callicott (2008) Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6: 131-137.   


Chacon, P. & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Recovery of Alpine Plants after a Severe Disturbance in the Andes of Central Chile. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40: 617-623.


Fajardo, A., C.L. Quiroz & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Distinguishing colonisation modes from spatial structures in populations of the cushion plant Azorella madreporica  in the high-Andes of central Chile. Austral Ecology 33: 703-712.


Molina-Montenegro, M.A., E.I. Badano,  & L.A. Cavieres (2008) Positive interactions among plant species for pollinator service: assessing the 'magnet species' concept with invasive species. Oikos 117: 1833-1839.    


Jiménez, A., A. Pauchard, L.A. Cavieres, A. Marticorena & R.O. Bustamante (2007) Do climatically similar regions contain similar alien floras? A comparison between the mediterranean areas of central Chile and California. Journal of Biogeography 35: 614-624.


Cavieres, L.A., P. Chacón, A.P.G. Peñaloza, M. Molina-Montenegro & M.T.K. Arroyo (2007) Leaf litter of Kageneckia angustifolia D. Don (Rosaceae) inhibits seed germination in sclerophyllous montane woodlands of central Chile. Plant Ecology 190: 13-22.


Badano, E.I., E. Villarroel, R.O. Bustamante, P.A. Marquet & L.A. Cavieres (2007) Ecosystem engineering facilitates invasions by exotic plants in high-Andean ecosystems. Journal of Ecology 95: 682-688.


Cavieres, L.A., E.I. Badano, A. Sierra-Almeida & M. Molina-Montenegro (2007) Microclimatic modifications of cushion plants and their consequences for seedling survival of native and non-native herbaceous species in the high Andes of central Chile. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39: 229-236.


Repetto-Giavelli, F., L.A. Cavieres & J.A. Simonetti (2007) Respuestas foliares de Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae) a la fragmentación del bosque maulino. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 80: 469-477.


Sierra-Almeida, A., M.A. Casanova-Katny, L.A. Bravo, L.J. Corcuera & L.A. Cavieres (2007) Photosynthetic responses to temperature and light of Antarctic and Andean populations of Colobanthus quitensis (Caryophyllaceae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 80: 335-343.


Torres-Díaz, C., L.A. Cavieres, C. Muñoz-Ramírez & M.T.K. Arroyo (2007) Consecuencias de las variaciones microclimáticas sobre la visita de insectos polinizadores en dos especies de Chaetanthera (Asteraceae) en los Andes de Chile central. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 80: 455-468.


Torres-Díaz, C., E. Ruiz, F. González, G. Fuentes & L.A. Cavieres (2007) Genetic diversity in Nothofagus alessandrii (Fagaceae), an endangered endemic tree species of the coastal maulino forest of central Chile. Annals of Botany 100: 75-82.


Acuña-Rodríguez, I., L.A. Cavieres & E. Gianoli (2006) Nurse effect in seedling establishment: facilitation and tolerance to damage in the Andes of central Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 79: 329-336.


Arroyo, M.T.K., J.J. Armesto, F. Bozinovic, L.A. Cavieres, J.R. Gutiérrez, C. Latorre, P. Marquet, D. Soto & F.A. Squeo (2006) Ciencias ambientales. Diagnóstico y mirada hacia el futuro. In: (J. Allende, J. Babul, S. Martínez & T. Ureta, eds), "Análisis y Proyecciones de la Ciencia Chilena 2005", pp. 295-331. Academia Chilena de Ciencias, Santiago.


Arroyo, M.T.K., P. Chacón & L.A. Cavieres (2006) Relationship between seed bank expression, adult longevity and aridity in species of Chaetanthera (Asteraceae) in central Chile. Annals of Botany 98: 591-600.


Arroyo, M.T.K., P.A. Marquet, C. Marticorena, J.A. Simonetti, L.A. Cavieres, F.A. Squeo, R. Rozzi & F. Massardo (2006) El Hotspot chileno, prioridad mundial para la conservación. In: (P. Saball, M.T.K. Arroyo, J.C. Castilla, C. Estades, J.M. Ladrón De Guevara, S. Larraín, C. Moreno, F. Rivas, J. Rovira, A. Sánchez &  L. Sierralta, eds), "Biodiversidad de Chile. Patrimonio y Desafíos", pp. 94-99. Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente. Santiago.


Badano, E.I. & L.A.Cavieres (2006) Ecosystem engineering across ecosystems: do engineer species sharing common features have generalized or idiosyncratic effects on species diversity? Journal of Biogeography 33: 304-313.


Badano, E.I. & L.A.Cavieres (2006) Impacts of ecosystem engineering on community attributes: effects of cushion plants at different elevations of the Chilean Andes. Diversity and Distribution. 12: 388-396


Badano, E.I., C.G. Jones, L.A. Cavieres & J.P. Wright (2006) Assessing impacts of ecosystem engineers on community organization: A general approach illustrated by effects of a high-Andean cushion plant. Oikos 115: 369-385.


Casanova-Katny, M.A., L.A. Bravo, M. Molina-Montenegro, L.J. Corcuera & L.A. Cavieres (2006) Photosynthetic performance of Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl. (Caryophyllaceae) in a high-elevation site of the Andes of Central Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 79: 41-53.


Cavieres, L.A., E.I. Badano, A. Sierra-Almeida, S. Gómez-González & M.A. Molina-Montenegro (2006) Positive interactions between alpine plants species and the nurse cushion plant Laretia acaulis do not increase with elevation in the Andes of central Chile. New Phytologist 169: 59-69


Michalet, R., R.W. Brooker, L.A. Cavieres, Z. Kikvidze, C.J. Lortie, F.I. Pugnaire, A. Valiente-Banuet & R.M. Callaway (2006) Do biotic interactions shape both sides of the humped-back model of species richness in plant communities? Ecology Letters 9: 767-773.


Mihoc, M., J.J. Morrone, M. Negritto & L.A. Cavieres (2006) Evolución de la serie Microphyllae (Adesmia, Fabaceae) en la Cordillera de los Andes: una perspectiva biogeográfica. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 79: 389-404.


Molina-Montenegro, M., E. Badano & L.A. Cavieres (2006) Cushion plants as microclimatic shelters for two ladybird beetles species in alpine zone of central Chile. Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research 38: 224-227.


Molina-Montenegro, M.A. & L.A. Cavieres (2006) Effect of density and flower size on the reproductive success of Nothoscordun gramineum (Liliaceae). Gayana Botanica 63: 93-98.

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Muñoz, A.A. & L.A. Cavieres (2006) A Multi-species assessment of post-dispersal seed predation in the Central Chilean Andes. Annals of Botany 98: 193-201.


Piper, F.I., L.A. Cavieres, M. Reyes-Díaz & L.J. Corcuera (2006) Carbon sink limitation and frost tolerance control performance of the tree Kageneckia angustifolia D. Don (Rosaceae) at the treeline in central Chile. Plant Ecology 185: 29-39.


Badano, E., L.A. Cavieres, M. Molina-Montenegro & C. Quiroz (2005) Slope aspect influences plant association patterns in the mediterranean matorral of central Chile. Journal of Arid Environments 62: 93-108.


Bustamante, R.O., A. Pauchard, A. Jiménez, A. Marticorena & L.A. Cavieres  (2005)  Alien plants in Mediterranean-type ecosystems of the Americas: comparing floras at a regional and local scale. In: (S. Brunel, ed), “Invasive Plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World”, pp. 89-97. Proceedings of the International Workshop Meze France. Council of Europe Publishing.


Cavieres, L.A. & A. Fajardo (2005) Browsing by guanaco (Lama guanicoe) on Nothofagus pumilio forest gaps in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 204: 237-248.


Cavieres, L.A., M. Mihoc, A. Marticorena, C. Marticorena, M. Baeza, O. Matthei & M.T.K. Arroyo (2005) Flora vascular de la Cordillera de la Costa en la región del Biobío: riqueza de especies, géneros, familias y endemismos. In: (C. Smith-Ramírez, J.J. Armesto & C. Valdovinos, eds), "Historia, Biodiversidad y Ecología de los Bosques Costeros de Chile", pp. 245-252. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago.

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Cavieres, L.A., C.L. Quiroz, M.A. Molina-Montenegro, A.A. Muñoz & A. Pauchard (2005) Nurse effect of the native cushion plant Azorella monantha on the invasive non-native Taraxacum officinale in the high-Andes of central Chile. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7: 217-226.


Molina-Montenegro, M.A., B.W. Morales, K.M. Fuentes, E.I. Badano, A.A. Muñoz & L.A. Cavieres (2005) Positive associations between macroalgal species along a rocky intertidal and their effect on the physiological performance of Ulva lactuca. Marine Ecology Progress Series 292: 173-180.


Molina-Montenegro, M.A., E.I. Badano, P. Inostroza & L.A. Cavieres (2005) Intercambio gaseoso en dos especies de plantas altoandinas de Chile central: efecto de la asociación a plantas en cojín. Ecología Austral 15: 49-58.


Muñoz, A.A., C. Celedon-Neghme, L.A. Cavieres & M.T.K Arroyo (2005) Bottom-up effects of nutrient availability on flower production, pollinator visitation and seed set in a high Andean shrub. Oecologia 143: 126-135.

Arroyo, M.T.K., L.A. Cavieres & A.M. Humaña (2004) Experimental evidence of potential for persistent seed bank formation at a subantarctic alpine site in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Annals of the Missouri of Botanical Garden 91: 357-365.
Arroyo, M.T.K., P. Marquet, C. Marticorena, J. Simonetti, L.A. Cavieres, F.A. Squeo & R. Rozzi (2004) Central Chile/Valdivian Patagonian forests. In: (Mittermeier, R., P. Globes, M. Hoffman, J. Pilgrim, T. Books, C. Goettsch, J. Lamoureux & G. da Fonseca, eds), "Hotspots Revisited", pp. 99-103. CEMEX, México.
  Arroyo, M.T.K., F. Squeo, L.A. Cavieres & C. Marticorena (2004) Chilenische Anden. In: (C.A. Burga, F. Kötzli & G. Grabherr, eds), "Pflanzenwelt der Gerbirg". Landschaft, Klima, Pflanzenwelt, 210-219. Ulmer, Stuttgart.
  Cavieres, L.A. & F.I. Piper (2004) Determinantes ecofisiológicos del límite altitudinal de los árboles. In: (H.M. Cabrera, ed), "Fisiología Ecológica en Plantas", pp. 221-234. Ediciones de la Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso.
Cuevas, J., A. Marticorena & L.A. Cavieres (2004) New additions to the introduced flora of the Juan Fernández Islands: origin, distribution, life history traits and potential of invasion. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 77: 523-538.
Figueroa, J., P. León-Lobos, L.A. Cavieres & H. Pritchard (2004). Ecofisiología de la germinación de semillas en ambientes contrastantes de Chile: un gradiente desde ecosistemas desérticos a templados-húmedos. In (H.M. Cabrera, ed), "Fisiología Ecológica en Plantas", pp. 81-97. Ediciones de la Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso.
Gianoli, E., P. Inostroza, A. Zúñiga-Feest, M. Reyes-Díaz, L.A. Cavieres, L.A. Bravo & L.J. Corcuera (2004) Ecotypic differentiation in morphology and cold resistance in populations of Colobanthus quitensis (Caryophyllaceae) from the Andes of Central Chile and the maritime Antarctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36: 470-475.
Gómez-González, S., L.A. Cavieres, E.A. Teneb & J. Arroyo (2004) Biogeographical analysis of species of the tribe Cytiseae (Fabaceae) in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Journal of Biogeography 31: 1659-1671.
Marticorena, A., V. Pardo, A. Peñaloza, M.A. Negritto, L.A. Cavieres & M. Parada (2004) Adiciones y notas a la flora del Parque Nacional Llullaillaco, II Región Chile. Gayana Botanica 61: 49-54.
Pauchard, A., L.A. Cavieres & R.O. Bustamante (2004) Comparing alien plant invasions among regions with similar climates: where to go from here? Diversity and Distributions 10: 371-375.
Pauchard, A., L.A. Cavieres, R. Bustamante, E. Rapoport & P. Becerra (2004) Increasing the understanding of alien plant species in southern South America. Biological Invasions 6: 255-257.

Teneb, E., L.A. Cavieres, M.J. Parra & A. Marticorena (2004) Patrones geográficos de distribución de árboles y arbustos en la zona de transición climática mediterráneo-templada de Chile central. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 77: 51-71.
Arroyo, M.T.K., L.A. Cavieres, A. Peñaloza & M. Arroyo-Kalin (2003) Positive association between the cushion plant Azorella monantha (Apiaceae) and alpine plant species in the Chilean Patagonian Andes. Plant Ecology 169: 121-129.
Badano, E., M.A. Molina-Montenegro, C. Quiroz & L.A. Cavieres (2002) Efectos de la planta en cojín Oreopolus glacialis (Rubiaceae) sobre la riqueza y diversidad de especies en una comunidad alto-andina de Chile central. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75: 757-765.
Cavieres, L.A., M.T.K. Arroyo, M. Molina-Montenegro, C. Torres & A. Peñaloza (2002) Nurse effect of Bolax gummifera (Apiaceae) cushion plants in the alpine vegetation of the Chilean Patagonian Andes. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 547-554.
Cavieres, L.A., M.T.K. Arroyo, P. Posadas, C. Marticorena, O. Matthei, R. Rodríguez, F.A. Squeo & G. Arancio (2002) Identification of priority areas for conservation in an arid zone: application of parsimony analysis of endemicity in the vascular flora of the Antofagasta region, northern Chile. Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 1301-1311.
Cavieres, L.A. & M.T.K. Arroyo (2001) Persistent soil seed banks in Phacelia secunda J.F. Gmel. (Hydrophyllaceae): experimental detection of variation along an altitudinal gradient in the Andes of central Chile. Journal of Ecology 81: 31-39.
Cavieres, L.A., M. Mihoc, A. Marticorena, C. Marticorena, O. Matthei & F.A. Squeo (2001) Determinación de áreas prioritarias para la conservación: análisis de parsimonia de endemismos (PAE) en la flora de la IV Región de Coquimbo. In (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio & J. Gutierrez, eds), "Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Coquimbo y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su Conservación", pp. 159-170. Ediciones de la Universidad de La Serena, La Serena.

Peñaloza, A., L.A. Cavieres, M.T.K Arroyo & C. Torres (2001) Efecto nodriza intra-específico de Kageneckia angustifolia D. Don (Rosaceae) sobre la germinación de semillas y sobrevivencia de plántulas en el bosque esclerófilo montano de Chile central. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 74: 539-548.
Squeo, F.A. & L.A. Cavieres (2001) Descripción de la metodología utilizada para la definición y priorización de los sitios para la conservación de la flora nativa con problemas de conservación In (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio & J. Gutierrez, eds), "Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Coquimbo y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su Conservación", pp. 145-148. Ediciones de la Universidad de La Serena, La Serena.
Squeo, F.A., G. Arancio & L.A. Cavieres (2001) Sitios prioritarios para la conservación de las especies nativas con riesgo de extinción en la IV Región de Coquimbo, Chile. In (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio & J. Gutierrez, eds), "Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Coquimbo y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su Conservación", pp. 171-194. Ediciones de la Universidad de La Serena, La Serena.
Squeo, F.A., G. Arancio & L.A. Cavieres (2001) Definición conceptual y descripción de la metodología para definir el Estado de Conservación de la flora nativa de la IV región de Coquimbo. In (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio & J. Gutierrez, eds), "Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Coquimbo y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su Conservación", pp. 31-40. Ediciones de la Universidad de La Serena, La Serena.
Squeo, F.A., G. Arancio, L.A. Cavieres, J. Gutiérrez, M. Muñoz & C. Marticorena (2001) Análisis del estado de Conservación de la flora nativa de la IV Región de Coquimbo.In (F.A. Squeo, G. Arancio & J. Gutierrez, eds), "Libro Rojo de la Flora Nativa de la Región de Coquimbo y de los Sitios Prioritarios para su Conservación", pp. 53-62. Ediciones de la Universidad de La Serena, La Serena.
Arroyo, M.T.K., C. Marticorena, O. Matthei & L.A. Cavieres (2000) Plant invasions in Chile: present patterns and future predictions. In (H.A. Mooney and R. Hobbs, eds), "Invasive Species in a Changing World ", pp. 385-421. Island Press, New York.
Cavieres, L.A. & M.T.K. Arroyo (2000) Seed germination response to cold stratification period and thermal regime in Phacelia secunda (Hydrophyllaceae): altitudinal variation in the mediterranean Andes of central Chile. Plant Ecology 149: 1-8.
Cavieres, L.A. (2000) Variación morfológica de Phacelia secunda J.F. Gmel. (Hydrophyllaceae) a lo largo de un gradiente altitudinal en Chile central. Gayana Botanica 57: 89-96.
Cavieres, L.A., A. Peñaloza & M.T.K.. Arroyo (2000) Altitudinal vegetation belts in the high Andes of central Chile (33ºS). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 73: 331-344.
Cavieres, L.A., F. Rada, C. García-Nuñez, A. Azócar & H.M. Cabrera (2000) Gas exchange and low temperature resistance in two tropical treeline species from the Venezuelan Andes (8ºN). Acta Oecologica 21: 203-211.
LINK Marticorena, A. & L.A. Cavieres (2000) Acaena magellanica (Lam.) Vahl (Rosaceae). Gayana Botanica 57: 107-113.
Molina-Montenegro, M., C. Torres, M.J. Parra & L.A. Cavieres (2000) Asociación de especies al cojín Azorella trifurcata (Apiaceae) en la zona andina de Chile central (37ºS). Gayana Botanica 57: 161-168.
Arroyo, M.T.K., L.A. Cavieres, C. Castor & A.M. Humaña (1999) Persistent soil seed bank and standing vegetation at a high alpine site in the central Chilean Andes. Oecologia 119: 126-132.
Cavieres, L.A. (1999) Bancos de semillas persistentes: modelos de germinación retardada y su aplicación en ambientes alpinos. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 72: 457-466.
Cavieres, L.A. & M.T.K. Arroyo (1999) Bancos de semillas en Phacelia secunda J.F. Gmelin (Hydrophyllaceae): variación altitudinal en los Andes de Chile central (33ºS). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 72: 569-577.
Cavieres, L.A. & M.T.K. Arroyo (1999) Determinación experimental de compatibilidad genética en la geófita Pasithea coerulea (R. et P.) D. Don (Liliaceae) Gayana Botanica 56: 17-21.
Cavieres, L.A. & M.TK. Arroyo (1999) Tasa de enfriamiento adiabático del aire en el Valle del Río Molina, Provincia de Santiago, Chile central (33ºS). Revista Geográfica de Chile Terra Australis 44: 79-86.
Cavieres, L.A., C. Papic & C. Castor (1999) Variación altitudinal en los síndromes de dispersión de semillas de la vegetación andina de la cuenca del Río Molina, Chile central (33ºS). Gayana Botanica. 56: 115-123.
Arroyo, M.T.K., C. Castor, C. Marticorena, M. Muñoz, L.A. Cavieres, O. Matthei, F. Squeo, M. Grosjean & M. Rodriguez (1998) The flora of Llullaillaco National Park located in the transitional winter-summer rainfall area of northern Chilean Andes. Gayana Botanica 55: 93-110.
Cabrera, H.M., F. Rada & L.A. Cavieres (1998) Effects of temperature on photosynthesis of two morphollogically contrasting plant species along an altitudinal gradient in the tropical high Andes. Oecologia 114: 145-152.
Cavieres, L.A., A.P.G. Peñaloza, C. Papic & M. Tambutti (1998) Efecto nodriza del cojín Laretia acaulis (Umbelliferae) en la zona alto-andina de Chile central. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 71: 337-347.
Cavieres, L.A., A.P.G. Peñaloza & M.T.K. Arroyo (1998) Efectos del tamaño y densidad de flores en las tasas de visitas de insectos polinizadores en Alstroemeria pallida. Gayana Botanica 55: 1-10.
Squeo, F.A., L.A. Cavieres, G. Arancio, J.E. Novoa, O. Matthei, C. Marticorena, R. Rodríguez, M.T.K. Arroyo & M. Muñoz (1998) Biodiversidad de la flora vascular en la II Región de Antofagasta, Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 71: 571-591.
Arroyo, M.T.K. & L.A. Cavieres (1997) The mediterranean-type climate flora of central Chile: What we do know and how can we assure its protection. Noticiero de Biología 5 (2): 48-56.
Arroyo, M.T.K., F. Squeo, H. Veit, L.A. Cavieres, P. León & E. Belmonte (1997) Flora and vegetation of the northern Chilean Andes. In (C. González, ed), "El Altiplano: Ciencia y Consciencia en los Andes", pp. 167-178. Vicerrectoria Academica y Estudiantil, Universidad de Chile, Santiago.
Arroyo, M.T.K., L. Cavieres, A. Peñaloza, M. Riveros & A.M. Faggi (1996) Relaciones fitogeográficas y patrones regionales de riqueza de especies en la flora del bosque lluvioso templado de Sud América. In (J.J. Armesto, C. Villagrán & M.K. Arroyo, eds), "Ecología de los Bosques Nativos de Chile", pp. 71-99. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago.
Arroyo, M.T.K., M. Riveros, A. Peñaloza, L. Cavieres & A.M. Faggi (1996) Phytogeographic relationships and regional richness patterns of the cool temperate rainforest flora of southern South America. In (R.G. Lawford, P.B. Alaback and E. Fuentes, eds), "High-Latitude Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coasts of the Americas. Climate, Hydrology, Ecology and Conservation", 34-172. Springer Verlag, New York.
Arroyo, M.T.K., L. Cavieres, C. Marticorena & M. Muñoz-Schick (1995) Convergence in the mediterranean floras in central Chile and California: insights from comparative biogeography. In (M.T.K. Arroyo, P.H. Zedler & M.D. Fox, eds), "Ecology and Biogeography of Mediterranean Ecosystems in Chile, California, and Australia", pp. 43-88. Springer-Verlag, New York.
Arroyo, M.T.K., C. von Bohlen, L. Cavieres & C. Marticorena (1992) Survey of the alpine flora of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Gayana Botanica 49: 47-70.