Manuscritos en revisión


65. Avaria-Llautureo, J., C. Venditti, M. M. Rivadeneira, O. Inonstroza-Michael, R. J. Rivera, C. E. Hernandez, and C. B. Canales-Aguirre. 2020. Shrinking of fish under warmer temperatures decrease dispersal abilities and speciation rates. bioRxiv:2020.10.27.357236.


64. Moreno, R.A., Labra, F.A, Cotoras, D.D., Camus, P.A., Gutiérrez, D., Rozbaczylo, N., Poulin, E., Lagos, N.A., Zamorano, D. & M.M. Rivadeneira. Evolutionary drivers of the hump-shaped latitudinal gradient of benthic polychaete species richness along the Southeastern Pacific coast. PeerJ.

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63. Oyanadel-Urbina, P., Nielsen, S.N., Flores, H., Casteletto, V., Villafaña, J.A., Kriwet, J., Rivadeneira, M.M. Neogene bony fishes from the Bahía Inglesa formation, northern Chile. Ameghiniana, in press.

62. Guicharrause-Vargas, M., Villafaña, J.A., Oyanadel-Urbina, P.A., Figueroa, R., Carrillo-Briceño, J.D., Pérez-Marín, J., Rivadeneira, M.M. & J. Kriwet. The first fossil record of the sawshark Pliotrema (Pristiophoridae) from the south-eastern Pacific (Chile). Ameghiniana 58 (2): 122-131


61. Bright, J., Kaufman, D., Whitacre, K. Ebert, C., Southon, J., Albano, P., Flores, C., Frazer, T., Huan, Q., Kosnik, M., Kowalewski, M., Martinelli, J., Oakley, D., Parker, W.G., Retelle, M., Ritter, M.d.N., Rivadeneira, M.M., Scarponi, D., Yanes, Y. and M. Zuschin. Comparing rapid and standard 14C ages from an assortment of biogenic carbonates. Radiocarbon. aceptado.

60. Hernáez, P., Fenberg, P.B. & M.M.Rivadeneira. Departing from an ideal: An asymmetric, bimodal and non-Equatorial latitudinal gradient of marine diversity in Western Atlantic burrowing shrimps (Decapoda: Axiidea and Gebiidea). Journal of Biogeography. Aceptado

59. Gusmao, J., Luna-Jorquera, G., Fernández, C.; Luna, N., Plaza, P.; Portflitt-Toro, M., Serratosa, J.; Nuñez, P.; Varela,  A.; Rivadeneira, M.M.The role of island physiography versus oceanographic factors shaping species richness and turnover of nesting seabird assemblages on islands across the southeastern Pacific. Journal of Biogeography (pdf)

58. Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Frick, H., Eriksen, M., Miranda-Urbina, D., Robertson, C.J.R. R.,  Scofield, P., Suazo, C.G., Luna-Jorquera, G., Rivadeneira, M.M. & M. Thiel. Factors determining removal of marine plastic debris by seabirds at the South Pacific Ocean. Is there a pattern? Aquatic Conservation (aceptada)

57. Chávez-Villavicencio & M.M. Rivadeneira. (2020) Wintry habitat selection of the Zapallaren Tree Iguana (Liolaemus zapallarensis, Müller & Hellmich, 1933) and its abundance in Changa Beach, Coquimbo, northern Chile. Gayana 84(1):37-45 (pdf)

56. Navarro-Campoy, A.,  Addamo, A.M., Machordom, A.,  Meade, A., Rivadeneira, M.M., Hernández, C.E.,  Venditti, C. (2020) The origin and correlated evolution of symbiosis and coloniality in scleractinian corals. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Deep-Sea Environments and Ecology, 7: 461, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00461 (pdf)

55. Villafaña J.A., Marramà, G., Klug, S., Pollerspöck, J., Balsberger, M., Rivadeneira, M. & J. Kriwet. (2020) Shark, rays and skates (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Upper Marine Molasse (Ottnangian, early Miocene) of the Simssee area (Bavaria, Germany), with comments on palaeogeographic and ecological patterns. Paläontologische Zeitschrift (pdf)

54. Villafaña, J.A., Hernandez, S., Alvarado, A., Shimada, K., Pimiento, C., Rivadeneira, M. & J. Kriwet. (2020) First evidence of a palaeo-nursery area of the great white shark. Scientific Reports 10:8502 (pdf)

53. Schreiber, L., López, B.A., Rivadeneira, M.M. & M. Thiel. (2020) Connections between benthic and pelagic populations of the southern bull kelp Durvillaea antarctica along the continental coast of Chile. Journal of Phycology 56(1):185-197 (pdf)

52. Rivadeneira, M. M. and G.C.B. Poore. 2020. Latitudinal Gradient of Diversity of Marine Crustaceans: Towards a Synthesis. In: Poore, G. and M. Thiel, eds., The Natural History of the Crustacea: Volume 8. Oxford University Press, New York, USA. pp: 389-412.


51. Haye, P., Segovia, N., Varela, A., Rojas, R., Rivadeneira, M. & M. Thiel. 2019. Genetic and morphological divergence at a biogeographic break in the beach-dwelling brooder Excirolana hirsuticauda Menzies (Crustacea, Peracarida). BMC Evolutionary Biology 19:118 (pdf)

50. Santoro, C.M., Gayó, E.M., Capriles, J.M., Rivadeneira, M.M., Herrera, K.A., Mandakovic, V., Rech, J., Cases, B., Briones, L., Olguín, L., Valenzuela, D., Borrero, L.A., Ugalde, P.C. & C. Latorre. 2019. From the Pacific to the tropical forests: networks of social interaction in the Atacama desert, late in the Pleistocene. Chungara 51(1):5-25.(pdf)

49. Fenberg, P. & M.M. Rivadeneira. 2019. Habitat connectivity and temperature predict the biogeographic edges of the tropics and diversity gradients. Ecology Letters 22(4): 664-673. (pdf)

48. Lara, C., Saldías, G., Cazelles, B., Haye, P., Rivadeneira, M.M. & B. Broitman. 2019.  Coastal biophysical processes and the biogeography of intertidal species along the Southeastern Pacific coast. Journal of Biogeography 6 (2): 420-431 (pdf)


47. Partarrieu, D., Villafaña, J.A, Pinto, L., Mourgues, A., Oyanadel, P., Rivadeneira, M.M., J. Carrillo-Briceño. Neogene ‘horn sharks’ Heterodontus (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) from the southeastern Pacific and their paleoenvironmental significance. Ameghiniana 55 (6): 651-667.(pdf)

46. Ibañez-Erquiaga, B., Pacheco, A., Rivadeneira, M.M. & C. L.Tejada. Biogeographical zonation of rocky intertidal communities along the coast of Peru (3.5 – 13.5º S Southeast Pacific). PLoS ONE 13(11): e0208244. (pdf)

45. Malvé, M., M.M.Rivadeneira, S. Gordillo (2018). Usefulness of death assemblages to detect biogeographic variation in the shell morphometry of a muricid gastropod along the southwestern Atlantic coast. Palaios 33: 498–507 (pdf)

44. López, B.A., Macaya, E.C., Rivadeneira, M.M., Tala, F., Tellier, F. &  M. Thile. Epibiont communities on stranded kelp rafts Durvillaea antarctica (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) – species co-occurrences and range extensions along a latitudinal gradient. Journal of Biogeography 45:1833-1845 (pdf)

43. Labra, F., Moreno, R.A., Alvarado, S.A., Carrasco, F.D., Estay, S.A. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2018). The relative role of ecological interactions and environmental variables on the population dynamics of marine benthic polychaetes. Marine Biodiversity 48:1203–1212 (pdf)

42. Malvé, M.E., Gordillo, S. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2018) Connecting pH with body size in the marine gastropod Trophon geversianus in a latitudinal gradient along the south-western Atlantic coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 98 (3):  449-456  (pdf)

41. Inostroza-Michael, O.,  Hernández, C.E.,  Avaría-Llautureo, J., Rodríguez-Serrano, E. & M M. Rivadeneira (2018) Interspecific geographic range size–body size relationship and the diversification dynamics of Neotropical Furnariid birds. Evolution 72-5: 1124–1133 (pdf)

40. Villafaña, J.A. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2018)  The modulating role of intrinsic factors on the biogeographic dynamics of chondrichthyans from the Neogene to the present. Paleobiology 44(2): 251-262 (pdf)


39. Rivadeneira, M.M. & S.N.Nielsen (2017). Diversification dynamics, species sorting, and changes in the functional diversity of marine benthic gastropods during the Pliocene-Quaternary at temperate western South America. PLoS One, 12 (10): e0187140.

38. Martinelli, J.,  Soto, L., González, J. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2017). Benthic communities under anthropogenic pressure show resilience across the Quaternary. Royal Society Open Science, 4 (9), 170796.

37. Carrasco, S. A., Vandecasteele, L., Rivadeneira, M. M., Fernández, M., & Pérez-Matus, A. (2017). Spatial and short-term variability of larval, post-larval and macrobenthic assemblages associated with subtidal kelp forest ecosystems in Central Chile. Marine Biology Research,

36. Véliz, K., Chandía, N.P., Rivadeneira, M.M. & M. Thiel (2017) Seasonal variation of carrageenans from Chondracanthus chamissoi with a review of variation in the carrageenan contents produced by Gigartinales. Journal of Applied Phycology,


35. Spano, C., Hernandez, C. & M. M. Rivadeneira (2016). Evolutionary dispersal drive the latitudinal diversity gradient of stony corals. Ecography, 39:836–843.  (pdf)


34. Rivadeneira, M.M., Alballay, A., Villafaña, J.,Raimondi, P. , Blanchette, C. & P. Fenberg (2015). Geographic Patterns of Diversification and the Latitudinal Gradient of Richness of Rocky Intertidal Gastropods: The ‘Into the Tropical Museum’ Hypothesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 1149–1158 (pdf)

33. Rech, S., Macaya-Caquilpán, V., Pantoja, J.F., Rivadeneira,  M., Kroeger Campodónico & M. Thiel (2015). Sampling of riverine litter with citizen scientists – findings and recommendations. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187: 335. (pdf)

32. Fenberg, P.B., Menge, B., Raimondi, P. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2015). Biogeographic structure of the northeastern Pacific rocky intertidal: The role of upwelling and dispersal to drive patterns. Ecography, 38:93-95. (pdf)

31. Gutow, L., Beermannb,. J, Buschbaumc, C., Rivadeneira, M.M. & M Thiel (2015) Castaways can’t be choosers-Homogenization of rafting assemblages on floating seaweeds. Journal of Sea Research, 95, 161–171 (pdf)


30. Briones, C., Rivadeneira, M.M., Fernández, M. & R. Guiñez (2014). Geographical Variation of Shell Thickness in the Mussel Perumytilus purpuratus Along the Southeast Pacific Coast. The Biological Bulletin 227 (3), 221-231 (pdf)

29. Malvé, M., Gordillo, S. & M. M. Rivadeneira (2014). Estructura de las comunidades bentónicas en tres sitos de las islas Shetland del Sur (Antártida): patrones de diversidad, composición y tamaños corporales. Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia 42 (1), 53-62 (pdf)

28. Villafaña, J. & M. M. Rivadeneira (2014). The rise and fall of the diversity of marine vertebrates during the Neogene on the Pacific coast of South America. Paleobiology 40 (4), 659-674 (pdf)

27. Wilman, H., Belmaker, J., Simpson, J., de La Rosa, C., Rivadeneira, M.M. & Jetz, W. (2014). EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world’s birds and mammals. Ecology 95 (7), 2027-2027 (pdf)

26. Rech, S., Macaya-Caquilpán, V., Pantoja, J.F., Rivadeneira, M.M., Jofre-Madariaga, D. & M. Thiel (2014). Rivers as sources of marine litter – a study from the SE Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 82,  66-75 (pdf)

25. Jofre, D., Rivadeneira, M., Tala, F. & M. Thiel (2014). Environmental tolerance of the two invasive species Ciona intestinalis and Codium fragile – their invasion potential along a temperate coast. Biological Invasions, 16, (12), 2507-2527 (pdf)

24. Rivadeneira M.M., Hunt,  E. & K. Roy (2014) The use of sighting records to infer species extinctions: reply. Ecology, 95 (1), 238-239 (pdf)


23. Ulloa, R., Hudson., C., Vargas, A. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2013). Zoning of the Mejillones Peninsula Marine Protected Costal Area of Multiple Uses, northern Chile. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Resources, 41(3), 506-518 (pdf)

22. Thiel, M., Hinojosa, I.A., Miranda, L., Pantoja, J.F., Rivadeneira, M.M., Vásquez, N. (2013) Anthropogenic marine debris in the coastal environment: a multi-year comparison between coastal waters and local shores. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 71, 307–316 (pdf)


21. Santoro, C.M., Rivadeneira, M.M., Latorre, C., Rothhammer, F. & V. Standen. (2012) Rise and decline of chinchorro sacred landscapes along the hyperarid coast of the Atacama desert. Chungara, 44 (4), 637-653 (pdf)

20. Marquet, P.A., Santoro, C.M., Latorre, C., Standen, V.G., Abades, S.R., Rivadeneira, M.M., Arriaza, B. & M.E. Hochberg (2012) Emergence of social complexity among coastal hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109, 14754-14760 (pdf)

19. Thiel, M., Espinoza-Fuenzalida, N.L., Acuña, E., Hinojosa, I. & M.M. Rivadeneira. (2012) Annual brood number and breeding periodicity of squat lobsters from the continental shelf of the SE Pacific – implications for fisheries management. Fisheries Research, 129–130, 28–37 (pdf)

18. Rojas, R., Morales, M.C., Rivadeneira, M.M. & M. Thiel (2012). Male morphotypes in the Andean river shrimp Cryphiops caementarius (Decapoda: Caridea): morphology, coloration and injuries. Journal of Zoology, 288, 21–32 (pdf)

17. Luna-Jorquera, G., C.E. Fernández & M.M. Rivadeneira (2012) Determinants of the diversity of plants, birds and mammals of coastal islands of the Humboldt Current system: implications for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21, 13–32 (pdf)


16. Fenberg, P. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2011) Range limits and geographic patterns of abundance of the rocky intertidal owl limpet, Lottia gigantea. Journal of Biogeography, 38, 2286–2298 (pdf)

15. Hinojosa, I, Rivadeneira, M.M. & M. Thiel (2011) Temporal and spatial distribution of floating objects in coastal waters of central-southern Chile and Patagonian fjords. Continental Shelf Research, 31, 172-186 (pdf)

14. Rivadeneira, M.M., Thiel, M, González, E.R. & P.A. Haye (2011) An inverse latitudinal gradient of diversity of peracarid crustaceans along the Pacific Coast of South America: out of the deep south. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20 (3), 437–448 (pdf)


13. Rivadeneira, MM. 2010. On the completeness and fidelity of the Quaternary bivalve fossil record from the temperate Pacific coast of South America. Palaios, 25, 38-43 (pdf)

12. Rivadeneira, M.M., Santoro, C.M. & P.A. Marquet (2010) Reconstructing the History of Human Impacts on Coastal Biodiversity in Chile: Constraints and Opportunities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 20(1), 74-82 (pdf)

11. Rivadeneira, M.M., Hernáez, P., Baeza, A., Boltaña, S., Cifuentes, M., Correa, C., Cuevas, A., del Valle, E., Hinojosa, I., Ulrich, N., Valdivia, N., Vásquez, N., Zander,  A. & M. Thiel (2010) Testing the abundant-center hypothesis using intertidal porcelain crabs along the Chilean coast: linking abundance and distribution to life history variation. Journal of Biogeography, 37, 486-498 (pdf)


10. Rivadeneira, M.M., Hunt, E. & K. Roy (2009) The use of sighting records to infer species extinctions: an evaluation of different methods. Ecology, 90, 1291–1300 (pdf)

9. Moreno, R.A., Rivadeneira, M.M., Hernández, C.E., Sampértegui, S., & N. Rozbaczylo (2008) Bathymetric gradient of polychaete richness on the southeastern Pacific coast of Chile. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17, 415-423 (pdf)

8. Rivadeneira, M.M. & E.R. Carmona (2008) A late Pleistocene macrobenthic assemblage in Caleta Patillos, northern Chile: paleoecological and paleobiogeographical interpretations. Revista Geologica de Chile, 35, 163-173 (pdf)

7. Rivadeneira, M.M. & P.A. Marquet (2007) Selectivity patterns during a late Neogene bivalve extinction in the temperate Pacific coast of South America. Paleobiology, 33, 455-468 (pdf)

6. Carmona, E.R. & M.M. Rivadeneira (2006) Food habits of the barn owl Tyto alba in National Reserve Pampa del Tamarugal, Atacama Desert, North Chile. Journal of Natural History, 40, 473-483 (pdf)

5. Moreno, R.A., Hernández, C.E., Rivadeneira, M.M., Vidal, M.A. & N. Rozbaczylo (2006) Patterns of endemism in Southeastern Pacific benthic polychaetes of the Chilean coast. Journal of Biogeography, 33, 750-759 (pdf)

4. Marquet, P.A., Quiñones, R.A., Abades, S.R., Labra, F., Tognelli, M., Arim, M. & M. Rivadeneira (2005) Scaling and power-laws in ecological systems. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208, 1749-1769 (pdf)

3. Rivadeneira, M,M. & M. Fernández (2005) Shifts in southern endpoints of distribution in rocky intertidal species along the Southeastern Pacific coast. Journal of Biogeography, 32, 203-206 (pdf)

2. Rivadeneira, M.M., Fernández, M. & S.A. Navarrete (2002) Latitudinal trends of species diversity in rocky intertidal herbivore assemblages: spatial-scale and the relationship between local and regional species richness. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 245, 123-131 (pdf)

1. Rivadeneira, M.M. & E. Oliva (2001) Patrones asociados a la conducta de desplazamiento local en Phymactis clematis Drayton (Anthozoa: Actiniidae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 74, 855-863 (pdf)