Andres Moreira-Muñoz

Andres Moreira-Muñoz
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso | PUCV · Institute of Geography

Dr. rer. nat.
Full Professor, Instituto de Geografía PUCV

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En este artículo se estudia al 'puma' (Puma concolor) para comprender las representaciones de la naturaleza en la sociedad chilena, desde una perspectiva geohistórica y la actual discusión del "giro multiespecies" en las humanidades y las ciencias sociales. Para el estudio de la representación del puma en la historia de la sociedad chilena, se recu...
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There is a need to make substantial advances in the taxonomic, systematic, and distribution knowledge of plants, and find better ways of transmission of this information to society to surpass the general pattern described as “plant blindness.” The diversity of the plant family Solanaceae reaches its peak in South America; however, many of its speci...
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In this article, the 'puma' (Puma concolor) is studied to understand the representations of nature in Chilean society, from a geohistorical perspective and the current discussion of the "multispecies turn" in the humanities and social sciences. For the study of the representation of the puma in the Chilean society, we resorted to historical sources...
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We reflect about the role of creative and innovative design/fabrication technologies in processes of learning to become with the world and understanding our place as humanity within nature. In particular, we present part of the work of Aconcagua Fablab, a mobile design and digital fabrication laboratory. We situate it in relation to the Fablab move...
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Very few Solanaceae species are able to grow in saline soils; one of them is Lycium humile. This species is endemic to the Altiplano-Puna region (Central Andes, South America) where there are multiple extreme environmental conditions such as hypersaline soils. Here we present an updated description and distribution of L. humile including its new re...
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The Atacama Desert at its margins harbors a unique biodiversity that is still very poorly known, especially in coastal fog oases spanning from Perú towards the Atacama coast. An outstanding species-rich fog oasis is the latitudinal fringe Paposo-Taltal, that is considered an iconic site of the Lomas formation. This contribution is the first to reve...
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Mexico is floristically the fourth most species-rich country in the world, and Asteraceae is the most diverse vascular plant family in this country. The species exhibits a wide range of growth forms, but the tree-like habit, appropriately named daisy trees, is heavily underestimated, even though slightly different tree definitions are handled. Very...
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Biosphere Reserves face huge challenges worldwide, especially those located in metropolitan areas such as La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve in central Chile. As well as direct threats, such as urban sprawl and wildfires, such reserves face a less evident threat in the form of weak community engagement and awareness of the value, opportunities a...
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Landscape-scale conservation at the regional level is an important challenge for Biosphere Reserves (BRs), especially those located in areas suffering from depopulation and rural shrinkage. This is the case of the BRs of the southernmost part of Chile, in the Magallanes region. An analysis of the implications of deterritorialization (the radical re...
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The species complex Alstroemeria diluta Ehr. Bayer is evaluated according to a reinterpretation of the color and ornamentation of the tepals. As such, change in the distribution and a new status of infraespecific taxa are proposed.
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Virtual heritage has recently received attention as a novel path to better conserve geoheritage values and sites by means of the use of advances in digital imaging technology to synthesize, reproduce, represent, and display information. Traditionally, there have been difficulties in the inventory, quantification, and consolidation of relevant geohe...
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Link to the manuscript: https://rdcu.be/b6T5m. The Andes is recognized as one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, promoting in its uplift process a series of recent rapid diversification events in different biotic groups like birds, mammals, insects and vascular plants. The uplift of the Andes during the Cenozoic acted as a barrier for many bi...
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The Andean genus Xenophyllum (Compositae, Senecioneae) is distributed along the high-Andes from northeastern Colombia to northern Chile and northwestern Argentina, mainly thriving in the paramo and puna ecoregions. It comprises suffruticose plants forming dense mats, hummocks, or clumps of erect stems. They are characterized by displaying involucra...
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Although the original description of Solanum polyphyllum Phil. was made in 1891, this species was not seen until it was re-discovered 128 years later in 2019 in the Atacama Desert. Fruits and seeds were previously unknown and a complete description is provided here. This species was not treated in the most recent monograph of Solanum sect. Regmandr...
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We present a taxonomic synopsis of the South American genus Schizanthus Ruiz & Pav. (Solanaceae), within which we recognise seventeen taxa (14 species with three infraspecific taxa). The genus is mainly distributed in Chile between the coast of the Atacama Desert and the southern temperate forests, while two species occur in the Argentinian Provinc...
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Senecio festucoides is described from northern Chile. The new species is morphologically similar to the discoid caespitose Andean species and belongs to the subgroup displaying yellow corollas and yellowish anthers and style branches. It is characterized by a weak, not self-supporting stem, narrowly linear leaves, long pedunculate capitula with (17...
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The historical analysis of Chilean education is proposed taking into consideration the chronotope perspective of the body in the classroom as an analytical tool that allows us to understand how the most basic and organic way of being in society is constructed and ordered - and eventually is segregated. Our hypothesis is that inequalities and segreg...
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Landscape and geoheritage has emerged as a very relevant concept both from Earth sciences and related sciences linked to the conservation of biodiversity, landscapes and cultural diversity. However, concepts like valuation, inventory, quantification and consolidation of the relevant sites of geoheritage is still an underdeveloped issue, at least in...
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We redescribed an uncertain species from the Achibueno and Ancoa valleys, Linares province, Chile. We have changed its status to a subspecies: Alstroemeria garaventae subsp. longaviensis. It differs from the typical subspecies in the minor size of the tepals and of the inflorescense leaves, shows a southern distribution and grows at lower altitude...
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A new species of Senecio L. from northern Chile is described on the basis of morphological evidence. It is a caespitose species characterized by displaying vertical hypogeous stems, fleshy spatulate leaves, subentire or distantly and shallowly dentate, discoid capitula with yellowish disc florets, anthers, and style branches, and long-pilose achene...
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The Chilean network of Biosphere Reserves aspires to become a model of sustainability. Several crucial steps have been undertaken to create a network that encompasses most ecoregions along Chile’s extensive latitudinal gradient. This chapter presents an account of the growth of the network, including its advances and pitfalls. Improvements seem to...
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Se somete a juicio crítico la producción de conocimiento geográficoen América Latina desde la perspectiva de las epistemologías delSur desarrolladas por Boaventura de Sousa Santos, generando undiálogo entre la sociología de las ausencias y la producción deausencias en el pensamiento geográfico. Se indaga en la dimensiónespacial de la colonialidad,...
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La concentración de actividades humanas en territorios con urbanización intensa y carentes de planificación territorial, conduce a una alteración acumulativa de los procesos e interacciones en los ecosistemas naturales. Ante esto, se hace necesaria la adecuada planificación del crecimiento urbano en concordancia con el uso potencial y sustentable d...
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Cities, in recent years, have seen their functional and metabolic relationships with their agrarian hinterland being either broken off completely or substantially damaged. Within this context, Local Food Systems (LFS) can play a key role in restoring the supply relationships under regenerative assumptions. This paper analyses LFS within the Concepc...
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Origen del nombre de los géneros de plantas vasculares nativas de Chile y su representatividad en Chile y el mundo Name origin of the native genera of vascular plants from Chile and its presence in Chile and the world RESUMEN La presente contribución constituye un aporte al conocimiento de la fl ora vascular de Chile, reuniendo en un solo texto la...
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Much has been written about the taxonomic entity of Werneria denticulata albeit there is still a lack of consensus. On the basis of taxonomic evidence and the clarification of the provenance of the type material, we synonymize it under W. cochlearis. The names W. brachypappa and W. pygmaea var. rhodopappa are lectotypified.
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Fumaria muralis (Papaveraceae) and Lathyrus latifolius (Leguminosae) are recorded for the first time in Chile as alien species. Detailed pictures of both species are provided, together with keys to the species of Fumaria and Lathyrus in Chile and a map with the location of the new records.
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The "blooming desert", or the explosive development and flowering of ephemeral herbaceous and some woody desert species during years with abnormally high accumulated rainfall, is a spectacular biological phenomenon of the hyper-arid Atacama Desert (northern Chile) attracting botanists, ecologists, geo-scientists, and the general public from all ove...
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Xenophyllum esquilachense is a poorly known Andean species that was hitherto considered endemic to southern Peru. It is recorded for the first time from Bolivia and northern Chile, and the name Senecio pfisteri is synonymized with it. New insights on its global occurrence, ecology, and taxonomy are provided, as well as pictures of living plants and...
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The presence of Anredera diffusa, from the Basellaceae family, is reported for the first time for the Chilean flora. This species was found in the locality of Mancaruma, north of Socoroma town, in the Arica y Parinacota Region. This is the first record of a native species of Basellaceae in Chile.
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l artículo profundiza en las transformaciones socioecológicas que el agronegocio genera en las dinámicas territoriales haciendo uso del concepto de metabolismo social. El estudio se sustenta en: a) el método de estimación de agua virtual para calcular los volúmenes de agua utilizados en la actividad frutícola y sus impactos en la disponibilidad de...
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Biodiversity has gained huge importance as a fundamental concept for environmental conservation, yet the physical support of biodiversity (e. g., soils, landforms and geological units, recognized as geodiversity) remains little observed within the scientific community. At the same time, advances in effective biodiversity conservation in critical ho...
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El artículo profundiza en las transformaciones socioecológicas que el agronegocio genera en las dinámicas territoriales haciendo uso del concepto de metabolismo social. El estudio se sustenta en: a) el método de estimación de agua virtual para calcular los volúmenes de agua utilizados en la actividad frutícola y sus impactos en la disponibilidad de...
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In January 2017, hundreds of fires in Mediterranean Chile burnt more than 5000 km2, an area nearly 14 times the 40-year mean. We contextualize these fires in terms of estimates of global fire intensity using MODIS satellite record, and provide an overview of the climatic factors and recent changes in land use that led to the active fire season and...
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Ehrharta longiflora Sm. (Poaceae) is recorded for the first time in South America. A few naturalized populations were located in disturbed areas of Valparaíso (Central Chile). A brief taxonomic discussion, images, and a location map of the new record of this African grass are provided here.
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Proustia is a small southern Andean genus of shrubs, vines and small trees, which are characteristic elements of Chilean and Argentine Andean forests, thickets and desert scrubs. Since Proustia possesses an unusual and characteristic morphology within the Nassauvieae, its circumscription as well as its phylogenetic placement is decisive in understa...
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Biosphere Reserves (BRs) have proliferated around the world in response to the huge challenges imposed by human impacts in the Anthropocene. One way to face these challenges has been the consolidation of regional networks for sharing lessons learned in recent decades. Current challenges include adaptation to global changes and adoption of SDG UNESC...
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He aquí una invitación a conocer la biodiversidad de Quebrada Verde y los Acantilados Federico Santa María, precisamente junto a Don Federico Santa María y acompañados por un connotado grupo de naturalistas porteños. ¿deberíamos aceptar esta invitación y salir a pasear entre litres, corontillos, papayos chilenos y peumos? ¿deberíamos ir a caminar p...
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Due to ongoing studies on the austral species of Xenophyllum and Werneria, we noticed that some taxonomic and nomenclatural adjustments are required. Herein, we propose a new combination, Xenophyllum juniperinum.
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The Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) are a cosmopolitan tribe with around 185 genera and 2000 species. The New World is one of the centers of diversity of the tribe with 24 genera and over 100 species, most of which form a clade called the Lucilia-group with 21 genera. However, the generic classification of the Lucilia-group has been controversial with no...
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Chaetanthera peruviana, a species considered hitherto endemic to Peru, was collected in northern Chile (region of Arica-Parinacota) for the first time. Detailed pictures of the two species occurring in that area, C. peruviana and C. perpusilla, are provided, as well as a key to distinguish both species and a map with the location of the new record.
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Se revisa los géneros de las Scrophulariaceae s.l. de Chile a la luz de los recientes estudios moleculares
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The iconic conifer Araucaria araucana (Arau- caria), called Pehuén by native people, is an en- demic species of the Andes of northern Patago- nia in Chile and Argentina. Its range encompasses only three degrees of latitude (37 ◦ 20 � – 40 ◦ 20 � S) with a small outlying presence in the coastal moun- tains of Chile (Veblen et al. 1995). The species...
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Carduus tenuiflorus Curtis is described as a new alien plant species for Chile, whose introduction into the country is proposed around the year 1928. An identification key for species of the genus Carduus L. present in Chile is added.
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Central Chile belongs to one of the world's Mediterranean ecosystems, which are especially prone to biological invasions. Although not all exotic plants can be considered as invaders, they contain an invasion potential that can drastically modify native ecosystems and the relationships between species. This is especially relevant in protected areas...
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The family of the Asteraceae is the most diverse in the Chilean flora; nevertheless, only some tribes have undergone a recent systematic treatment, while the knowledge about the geographical distribution of the taxa is still very incomplete. From the review of herbarium specimens and fieldwork, a survey of the Compositae flora of the Arica y Parina...
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During a scientific prospection to the Guatulame site in the Coquimbo Region, we have found a new species of Polycarpon, here described. This new species is, together with P. coquimbense Gereau y Martic., the second Chilean endemic species of the genus, with a known distribution also restricted to the Andes of Coquimbo Region.
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Carduus tenuiflorus Curtis is described as a new alien plant species for Chile, whose introduction into the country is proposed around the year 1928. An identification key for species of the genus Carduus L. present in Chile is added.
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Carduus tenuiflorus Curtis is described as a new alien plant species for Chile, whose introduction into the country is proposed around the year 1928. An identification key for species of the genus Carduus L. present in Chile is added.
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A taxonomical study of the Chilean Stevia is herein presented since there is no agreement on current names and the number of species for Chile. A detailed morphological analysis of type and non-type specimens including new field observations was undertaken. In this work we recognized only one species of Stevia in Chile: S. philippiana. This species...
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Gamochaeta (tribe Gnaphalieae, Asteraceae) is composed of ca. 60 species primarily distributed in tropical and subtropical America. Within the tribe Gnaphalieae, the genus is characterized by capitula arranged in spikes or head-like clusters, few hermaphroditic central florets, truncate style branches with apical sweeping trichomes, pappus bristles...
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A new species of Senecio is described, on the basis of recent prospections in the Andes of Limarí valley, Coquimbo Region. The new species pertains to the Senecio section, series Andina. Differences with allied taxa are discussed.
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A new species of Senecio is described, on the basis of recent prospections in the Andes of Limarí valley, Coquimbo Region. The new species pertains to the Senecio section, series Andina. Differences with allied taxa are discussed.
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La complejidad y la velocidad de los actuales cambios ambientales a escala global presentan desafíos y oportunidades para la investigación, la gestión y la conservación de la biosfera (Millenium Ecosystem Assessment [MA] 2005). La magnitud de estos cambios derivó en la propuesta de llamar Antropoceno a nuestra época geológica (Crutzen 2002), ya que...
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Tribu con unos 110 géneros y 830 especies de regiones templadas de toda América; sólo algunas especies de África, Eurasia, Hawai y Australia. En la Argentina habitan 14 géneros con 42 especies, distribuidas desde el norte hasta el extremo continental patagónico. En su mayoría son nativas, dos introducidas y una escapada de cultivo.
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UNESCO biosphere reserves are territories especially suited as laboratories for sustainability. They form a network of more than 600 units worldwide, intended to be key sites for harmonization of the nature-culture interface in the wide diversity of ecosystems existing on Earth. This mission is especially challenging in territories with high levels...
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Vascular plant endemism of different mainland regions in relation to ecological conditions and habitats is analysed in detail. The regions belong to different biogeographical zones, climates and are of different sizes. Because of their species richness, level of endemism, and a long history of human occupation affecting the biota, some of the regio...