List of Publications

List of Publications


Vazquez, D., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Urbani, P., Valdovinos, F.S. A conceptual framework for studying the strength of plant-animal mutualistic interactions. Ecology Letters, in press, 2015.

Reyes, C., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., González-Barrientos, J. Temporal variability of food determines the outcome of pesticide exposure in Daphnia. Ecological Research, in press, 2015.

Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Serra, M. Zooplankton competition promotes trade-offs affecting diapause in rotifers. Oecologia 177: 273-279, 2015.




Smith-Ramírez, C., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Valdovinos, F.S., Martínez, P., Castillo, J.A. & Armesto, J.J. Decadal trends in the pollinator assemblage of Eucryphia cordifolia in Chilean rainforests. Oecologia 176: 157–169, 2014.

Aránguiz-Acuña, A & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Diapause may promote coexistence between zooplankton competitors. Journal of Plankton Research 36(4): 978-988. doi: doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu034, 2014.

Garay-Narváez, L., Arim, M., Flores, J.D., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Food web modularity and biodiversity promote species persistence in polluted environments. OIKOS, in press, doi:  10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00764.x, 2013.



Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. (eds.) Autopoiesis. Un concepto vivo. Editorial Universitas Nueva Civilización, Santiago, Chile, 2013.


Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. 2013. Cuarenta años de autopoiesis y la tradición sistémica en Chile. En Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. (eds.): Autopoiesis. Un concepto vivo. pp. 10-14. Editorial Universitas Nueva Civilización, Santiago, Chile, 2013.


Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. ¿Qué es autopoiesis? En Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. (eds.) 2013. Autopoiesis. Un concepto vivo. pp. 27-57. Editorial Universitas Nueva Civilización, Santiago, Chile, 2013.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Urbani, P., Garay-Narváez, L., Razeto-Barry, P., Encina-Montoya, F., Medina, M.H. Identificación de especies ecológicamente relevantes para la Evaluación de Riesgo Ecológico: una propuesta desde la ecología teórica. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 86: 21-31, 2013.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Aránguiz-Acuña, A. Bidimensional transfer of effects among organisms: an overlooked concept in community ecology. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 86: 15-20, 2013.


Palma, A., González-Barrientos, J., Reyes, C.A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Biodiversidad y estructura comunitaria de ríos en las zonas árida, semiárida y mediterránea-norte de Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 86: 1-14, 2013.


Garay-Narváez, L., Arim, M., Flores, J.D., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. The more polluted the environment, the more important biodiversity is for food web stability. OIKOS 122: 1247-1253, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00218.x., 2013


Carter, M.J., Silva-Flores, P., Oyanedel, J.P., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Morphological and life-history shifts of the exotic cladoceran Daphnia exilis in response to predation risk and food availability. Limnologica 43: 203-209, doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2012.09.0042012.


Valdovinos. F., Moisset de Espanés, P., Flores, J.D., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Adaptive foraging allows the maintenance of biodiversity of pollination networks. OIKOS 122: 907-917, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20830.x, 2013.


González-Olivares E., Meneses-Alcay H., González-Yañez B, Mena-Lorca J., Rojas-Palma A., Ramos-Jiliberto R. Corrigendum to "Multiple stability and uniqueness of the limit cycle in a Gause-type predator–prey model considering the Allee effect on prey" [Nonlinear Anal. RWA 12 (2011) 2931–2942]. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 14: 888-891, doi: 10.1016/j.nonrwa.2011.04.003, 2013.





Córdova-Lepe, F., Garay-Narváez, L., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Robledo, G. Sensitivity matrix of an ecological network with periodic dynamics. In: Mondaini, R. (Ed.) Biomat 2011. International symposium on mathematical and computational biology: 73-83. World Scientific, Singapore. 2012.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Valdovinos. F. S., Moisset de Espanés, P., Flores, J.D. Topological plasticity increases robustness of mutualistic networks. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 896-904, 2012.


González-Olivares E., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Comments to "The effect of prey refuge in a simple predator--prey model" [Ecol Modell 222 (September(18)) (2011) 3453-- 3454]. Ecological Modelling, accepted, 2012.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Garay-Narváez, L., Medina, M.H. Retrospective qualitative analysis of ecological networks under environmental perturbation: a copper-polluted intertidal community as a case study. Ecotoxicology 21: 234-243, doi: 10.1007/s10646-011-0782-2, 2012.




Fernández-González, M.A., González-Barrientos, J., Carter, M.J., Ramos-Jiliberto, R. Parent-to-offspring transfer of sublethal effects of copper exposure: metabolic rate and life-history traits of Daphnia. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 84: 195-201, 2011.


González-Olivares E., Meneses-Alcay H., González-Yañez B, Mena-Lorca J., Rojas-Palma A., Ramos-Jiliberto R. Multiple stability and uniqueness of the limit cycle in a Gause-type predator–prey model considering the Allee effect on prey. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 12: 2931-2942,doi: 10.1016/j.nonrwa.2011.04.003. In press, 2011.


Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Bustamante R.O. Experimental assessment of interaction costs of inducible defences in plankton. Journal of Plankton Research 33(9): 1445-1454,  doi:10.1093/plankt/fbr023, 2011.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Valdovinos. F. S., Arias, J., Alcaraz, C., García-Berthou, E. A network-based approach to the analysis of ontogenetic diet shifts: an example with an endangered, small-sized fish. Ecological Complexity 8: 123-129, doi: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2010.11.005, 2011.


Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Bustamante R.O. Experimental evidence that induced defenses promote coexistence of zooplanktonic populations. Journal of Plankton Research 33(3): 469-477, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq134, 2010.



Valdovinos. F. S., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Garay-Narváez, L., Urbani, P., Dunne, J.A. Consequences of adaptive behavior for the structure and dynamics of food webs. Ecology Letters 13: 1546-1559, doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01535.x, 2010.


Urbani, P., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Adaptive prey behavior and the dynamics of intraguild predation systems. Ecological Modelling 221: 2628-2633. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.08.009, 2010.


Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Sarma, N, Sarma, S.S.S., Bustamante R.O., Toledo, V., Benefits, costs and reactivity of inducible defences: an experimental test. Freshwater Biology 55: 2114-2122. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02471.x, 2010.


Heine-Fuster, I., Vega-Retter, C., Sabat, P., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Osmoregulatory and demographic responses to salinity of the exotic cladoceran Daphnia exilis. Journal of Plankton Research 32(10): 1405-1411. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbq055, 2010.


Valdovinos, F.S, Urbani, P., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Análisis de las consecuencias del comportamiento adaptativo individual sobre la estabilidad poblacional: el caso del forrajeo óptimo. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 83: 207-218, 2010.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Domínguez, D., Espinoza, C., López, G., Valdovinos, F.S., Medel, R., Bustamante, R.O., Topological change of Andean plant-pollinator networks along an altitudinal gradient. Ecological Complexity 7: 86-90.doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2009.06.001, 2010.



Medina, M.H., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Direcciones futuras de la ecotoxicología en Chile: implicancias para la evaluación de riesgo ambiental de productos veterinarios utilizados en acuicultura. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82(3): 443-457, 2009.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Oyanedel, J.P., Vega-Retter C., Valdovinos, F.S., Nested structure of plankton communities from Chilean freshwaters. Limnologica 39: 319-324, doi:10.1016/j.limno.2009.06.005, 2009.


Valdovinos F.S., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Flores, J.D., López, G., Espinoza, C., Structure and dynamics of pollination networks: the role of alien plants. Oikos 118: 1190-1200, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17364.x,, 2009.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Albornoz, A.A., Valdovinos, F.S., Smith-Ramírez, C., Arim, M, Armesto, J.J., Marquet P.A., A network analysis of plant-pollinator interactions in temperate rain forests of Chiloé Island, Chile. Oecologia 160: 697-706, doi:10.1007/s00442-009-1344-7, 2009.


González-Olivares, E. , Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Rojas-Palma, A., Demographical analysis of the pink ling Genypterus blacodes (Schneider 1801) in the austral demersal fishery: A matrix approach evaluating harvest and non-harvest states. Fisheries Research 96: 216-222, doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2008.11.006, 2009.


Garay-Narváez, L., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Induced defenses within food webs: the role of community trade-offs, delayed responses, and defense specificity. Ecological Complexity 6: 383-39, doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2009.03.001, 2009.



Carvajal-Salamanca, J.L., Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Zúñiga, L., Immediate and delayed life-history responses of Daphnia ambigua to conspecific cues. Journal of Plankton Research 30(10): 1117-1122, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbn071, 2008.


Carter, M.J., Vega-Retter, C., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Non-lethal effects of invertebrate predators on Daphnia: Morphological and life-history consequences of water mite kairomone. Freshwater Biology 53: 1857-1867, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.02010.x, 2008.


Ramos, C., Simonetti, J.A., Flores, J.D., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Modelling the management of fragmented forests. Is it possible to recover the original tree composition? The case of the Maulino forest. Forest Ecology and Management 255(7): 2236-2243, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2007.12.034, 2008.


Oyanedel, J.P., Vega-Retter, C., Scott, S., Hinojosa, L.F., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Finding patterns of distribution for freshwater phytoplankton, zooplankton and fish, by means of parsimony analysis of endemicity. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81: 185-203, 2008.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Mena-Lorca, J., Flores, J.D., Morales-Alvarez, W., Role of inducible defenses in the stability of a tritrophic system. Ecological Complexity 5(2): 183-192, doi: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.11.002, 2008.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Duarte H., Frodden E., Dynamic effects of inducible defenses in a one-prey two-predators system, Ecological Modelling 214(2-4): 242-250. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.02.004, 2008.



Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Between-species differences in demographic responses to temperature of coexisting cladocerans. Austral Ecology, 32(7): 766-774, doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01758.x, 2007.


Dambacher J.M., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Understanding and predicting effects of modified interactions through a qualitative analysis of community structure. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 82(3): 227-250, doi: 10.1086/519966, 2007.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Garay-Narváez, L., Qualitative effects of inducible defenses in trophic chains. Ecological Complexity 4(1-2): 58-70, doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.03.001, 2007.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Frodden, E., Aránguiz-Acuña, A., Pre-encounter versus post-encounter inducible defenses in predator-prey model systems. Ecological Modelling, 200(1-2): 99-108, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.07.023, 2007.

2006 and earlier


Ebensperger, L.A., Hurtado, M.J., Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Vigilance and Collective Detection of Predators in Degus (Octodon degus). Ethology 112(9): 879-887, doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01242.x, 2006.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Resource-consumer models and the biomass conversion principle. Environmental Modelling & Software 20(1): 85-91, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.01.002, 2005.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Hoecker-Escuti, F., Mena-Lorca, J., Why the dimension matters in ecological models?. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 77(4): 711-723, 2004.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Dauelsberg, P., Zúñiga, L.R., Differential tolerance to ultraviolet-B light and photoenzimatic repair in cladocerans from a Chilean lake. Marine and Freshwater Research 55(2): 193-200, doi: 10.1071/MF03027, 2004.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Carvajal, J.L., Carter, M., Zúñiga, L.R., Diel vertical migration patterns of three zooplankton populations in a Chilean lake. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 77(1): 29-41, 2004.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Dinámica Poblacional, Fisiología y Conducta: una Aproximación Teórica. En: Bozinovic F (ed.) Fisiología Ecológica y Evolutiva. Conceptos y casos de estudio en animales. Editorial P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. pp. 505-523, 2003.


González-Olivares, E., Ramos-Jiliberto, R.,  Dynamic consequences of prey refuges in a simple model system: more prey, fewer predators and stability. Ecological Modelling 166(1): 135-146, doi: 10.1016/S0304-3800(03)00131-5, 2003.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Population dynamics of prey exhibiting inducible defenses: the role of associated costs and density-dependence. Theoretical Population Biology 64(2): 221-231, doi: 10.1016/S0040-5809(03)00073-X , 2003.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., González-Olivares, E., Bozinovic, F., Population-level consequences of antipredator behavior: A metaphysiological model based on the functional ecology of the leaf-eared mouse. Theoretical Population Biology, 62(1): 63-80, doi: 10.1006/tpbi.2002.1581, 2002.


Ramos-Jiliberto R., Zúñiga, L.R., Depth-selection patterns and diel vertical migration of Daphnia ambigua (Crustacea: Cladocera) in lake El Plateado. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 74(3): 573-585, 2001.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., González-Olivares, E., Relating behaviour to population dynamics : a predator-prey metaphysiological model emphasizing zooplankton diel vertical migration as an inducible response. Ecological Modelling 127(2-3): 221-233, doi: 10.1016/S0304-3800(99)00214-8, 2000.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Trapp, C., Flores, F., Brignardello, A., Siebeck, O., Zúñiga, L., Temporal succession of planktonic crustaceans in a small eutrophic temperate lake (El Plateado, Valparaíso, Chile). Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26: 1997-2000, 1998.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Flores, F., Trapp, C., Siebeck, O., Zúñiga,L., Thermal, light and oxygen characteristics in a small eutrophic warm monomictic lake (El Plateado, Valparaíso, Chile). Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26: 256-260, 1997.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., González-Olivares, E., Regulación de la tasa intrínseca de crecimiento poblacional de los depredadores: Modificación a una clase de modelos de depredación. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 69(2): 271-280, 1996.


Ramos-Jiliberto, R., Alometría y producción de zooplanctontes herbívoros. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 68(4): 477-488, 1995 .

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