Dr. Luis Felipe Hinojosa O

Hierarchy: Full Professor

Working day: Completa, 44 hr

Academic degrees:

Ph.D. Science (2003) Universidad de Chile, Chile.

B.S. Biology (1991) University of Talca, Chile.

Laboratory: Paleoecology Lab

Contact: F: (+56)229787334; Email: lfhinojosa@uchile.cl








Research Line: Biogeography, Paleoecology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology & Botany

Brief review of research line:

The aim of my investigation is to understand the distribution, composition, richness and abundance patterns of southern South American vegetation, along different climate change scenarios during the Cenozoic era (last 65 Ma). Thus, our work has focused on paleoclimatic estimation during this period, including changes at scales of millions and thousands of years. The responses of vegetation to these past climatic changes have been addressed by estimating changes in diversity patterns, both at the level of floristic assemblages and also associated with genetic diversity. This approach allows us to better understand modern ecosystems and improve our predictions about how it can change in the future, given that ecosystems represent the end result of a long series of interactions. This line of research is the result of the joint activity between doctoral, masters and undergraduate students who are part of the Paleoecology laboratory of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile.

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Administrative responsibilities:

  • Member of the Doctoral Committee in Sciences m / Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Member of the Committee of Magister in Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Teaching:

• Field Botany. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.

Postgraduate Teaching:

• Biogeography: Diversity, Space and Time. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
• Frontiers in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.


Other Academic Activities:

  • University Senator
  • Member of the Institutional Development Commission and the Teaching and Research Commission