Pertierra LR, Segovia NI, Noll D, Martinez PA, Pliscoff P, Barbosa A, Aragón P, Raya Rey A, Pistorius P, Trathan P, Polanowski A, Bonnadonna F, Le Bohec C, Bi K, Wang-Claypool CY, Gonzalez-Acuña D, Dantas GPM, Bowie RCK, Poulin E, Vianna JA. 2020. Cryptic speciation in gentoo penguins is driven by geographic isolation and regional marine conditions: unforeseen vulnerabilities to global change. Diversity and distribution. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13072

Lois NA,  Campagna L, Balza U, Polito MJ, Pütz K, Vianna JA, Morgenthaler A, Frere E, Sáenz‐Samaniego R, Raya Rey A, Mahler B. 2020. Metapopulation dynamics and foraging plasticity in a highly vagile seabird, the southern rockhopper penguin. Ecology and Evolution. 10(7): 3346-3355.

Cuevas E., Vianna J.A., Botero-Delgadillo E., Doussang E., González-Acuña D., Barroso O., Rozzi R., Vásquez R.A., Quirici V. (2020) Latitudinal gradients of haemosporidian parasites: Prevalence, diversity and drivers of infection in the Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda),
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 11: 1-11,

González B.A., Agapito A.M., Novoa-Muñoz F., Vianna J., Johnson W.E., Marín J.C. (2020) Utility of genetic variation in coat color genes to distinguish wild, domestic and hybrid South American camelids for forensic and judicial applications. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 45, 102226,

Levy H., Fiddaman S.R., Vianna J.A., Noll D., Clucas G.V, Sidhu J.K.H., Polito M.J., Bost C.A., Phillips R.A., Crofts S., Miller G.D., Pistorius P., Bonnadonna F., Le Bohec C., Barbosa A.A., Trathan P., Raya Rey A, Frantz L.A.F., Hart T, Smith A.L., Evidence of pathogen-induced immunogenetic selection across the large geographic range of a wild seabird, Molecular Biology and Evolution, , msaa040,


Cole T.L., Dutoit L., Dussex N., Hart H., Alexander A:, Younger J.L., Clucas G.V., Frugone M.J., Cherel Y., Cuthbert R., Ellenberg U. , Fiddaman S.R., Hiscock J., Houston D., Jouventin P., Mattern T., Miller G., Miskelly C., Nolan P., Polito M.J., Quillfeldt P., Ryan P.G., Smith A., Tennyson A.J.D., Thompson D., Wienecke B., Vianna J.A., Waters J.M. (2019) Receding ice drove parallel expansions in Southern Ocean penguins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2019, 116(52): 26690-26696; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1904048116

Doussang, D., González-Acuña, D., Torres-Fuentes, L.G., Stephen C. Lougheed S.C., Clemente-Carvalho R.B., Kian Greene K. C., Vianna J.A. (2019) Spatial distribution, prevalence and diversity of haemosporidians in the rufous-collared sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. Parasites Vectors 12:2.

Frugone, M. J., López, M. E., Segovia, N. I., Cole, T. L., Lowther, A., Pistorius, P.,  & Polanowski, A. Wieneckeo B., Bi K., Wang-Claypool C.Y., Watersg J.M., Bowie R.C.K, Poulin E:, Vianna J.A. (2019). More than the eye can see: Genomic insights into the drivers of genetic differentiation in Royal/Macaroni penguins across the Southern Ocean. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution139, 106563.

Dantas G.P.M.,Oliveira L.R., Santos A.M., Flores M.D.,de Melo D.R.,Simeone A., González-Acuña D., Luna-Jorquera D., Le Bohec C., Valdés-Velásquez A., Cardeña M., Morgante S.J., Vianna J.A. (2019) Uncovering population structure in the Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) along the Pacific coast at South America. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0215293.


Frugone, M. J., Lowther, A., Noll, D., Ramos, B., Pistorius, P., Dantas,G. P. M. Dantas, M. V. Petry, F. Bonadonna, A. Steinfurth, A. Polanowski, A. Raya Rey, N. A. Lois, K. Pütz, P. Trathan, B. Wienecke, E. Poulin & J. A. Vianna (2018). Contrasting phylogeographic pattern among Eudyptes penguins around the Southern Ocean. Scientific reports, 8(1), 17481.

Alvares-Varas R, Morales-Moraga D, González-Acuña D, Klarian SA, Vianna JA. 2018. Mercury exposure in Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) and chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) penguins throughout Chilean coast and Antarctica. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 75(1):75-86. doi: 10.1007/s00244-018-0529

Isidora Mura-Jornet; Carolina Pimentel; Gisele PM Dantas; María Virginia Petry; Daniel González-Acuña; Andrés Barbosa; Andrew D Lowther; Kit M Kovacs; Elie Poulin; Juliana A. Vianna. 2018. Chinstrap penguin population structure: one or more populations along the Southern Ocean? BMC Evolutionary Biology.  Mura-Jornet et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 18:90.

Dantas GPM, Maria GC, Marasco ACM, Castro LT, Almeida VS, Santos FR, Oliveira LR, Crespo E,  Frere E, Milliones C, González‑Acuña D, Morgante JS, Vianna JA. 2018. Demographic history of the Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of South America. 1-13.

Ramos B., González-Acuña D., Loyola, D.E., Johnson W.E., P. G. Parker, M. Massaro, G. P. M. Dantas, M. D. Miranda, J. A. Vianna. 2018. Landscape genomics: natural selection drives the evolution of mitogenome in penguins. BMC Genomics. 19:53.


Retamal P, Llanos-Soto S, Moreno Salas L, López J, Vianna JA, Hernández J, Medina-Vogel G, Castañeda F, Fresno M, González-Acuña D. 2017. Isolation of drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis strains in gentoo penguins from Antarctica. Polar Biology. 40(12):2531-2536

Vianna JA, Noll D, Mura-Jornet I, Valenzuela-Guerra P, González-Acuña D, Navarro C, Loyola DE, Dantas GPM. 2017. Comparative genome-wide polymorphic microsatellite markers in Antarctic penguins via next generation sequencing. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 40 (3):676-687.

Álvarez-Varas R, Contardo J, Heidemeyer M, Forero-Rozo L, Brito B, Cortés V, Brain MJ, Pereira S, Vianna JA. 2017. health and genetic characterization of the southernmost green turtle (Chelonia mydas) aggregation in the Eastern Pacific: implications for local conservation strategies. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 45(3): 540-554.

Vianna JA, Noll D, Dantas GPM, Petry MV, Barbosa A, González-Acuña D, Le Bohec C, Bonnadona F, Poulin E. 2017. Marked phylogeographic structure of Gentoo penguin reveals an ongoing diversification process along the Southern Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107: 486-498.

Vianna JA, Noll D, Moreno L, Silva C, Muñoz-Leal S, Najle M, González-Acuña D. 2017. Record of an alleged extinct rodent: molecular analyses of the endemic Octodon pacificus from Chile. Journal of Mammalogy, 98(2):456-463.


Sallaberry-Pincheira N, González-Acuña D, Padilla P, Dantas GPM, Luna-Jorquera G, Frere E, Valdés-Velásquez A, Vianna JA. 2016. Contrasting patterns of selection between MHC I and II across populations of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins. Ecology and Evolution, 6(20):7498-7510.

Santos FA, Morgante JS, Frere E, Milliones A, Sander M, Vianna JA, Dantas GPM.Evolutionary History Of The Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) At The South Hemisphere Supported By Multilocus Evidence. Journal of Ornithology. 157: 1103.

Rivera DS, Vianna JA, Ebensperger LA, Palma RE. 2016. Phylogeography and demographic history of the Andean degu, Octodontomys gliroides (Rodentia: Octodontidae) based on mitochondrial DNA. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 178(2):410–430.


Álvarez-Varas R, González-Acuña D, Vianna JA. 2015. Comparative phylogeography and morphological variation of co-distributed Phrygilus species (Birds, Thraupidae) from Central Andes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 90: 150-163.

Sallaberry-Pincheira N, Gonzalez-Acuña D, Herrera-Tello Y, Dantas GPM, Luna-Jorquera G, Frere E, Valdés-Velasquez A, Simeone A, Vianna JA. 2015. Molecular epidemiology of avian malaria in wild breeding colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins in South America. Ecohealth. 12(2):267-77.


Vianna JA, Cortes M, Ramos B, Sallaberry-Pincheira N, González-Acuña D, Dantas GPM, Morgante J, Simeone A, Luna-Jorquera G. 2014. Changes in abundance and distribution of the humboldt penguin Spheniscus humboldti. Marine Ornithology. 42: 153-159

Peña FM, Poulin E, Dantas GPM, González-Acuña D, Petry MV, Vianna, JA. 2014. Have Historical Climate Changes Affected Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) Populations in Antarctica? Plos One. 9(4):1-8.

Marín JC, Orozco-terWengel P, Romero K, Vásquez JP, Varas V, Vianna JA. 2014. Cross-amplification of nonspecific microsatellites markers: an useful tool to study endangered/vulnerable species of southern Andes deer. Genetics and Molecular Research 13 (2): 3193-3200.


Valenzuela-Guerra P, Morales-Moraga D, González-Acuña D, Vianna JA. 2013. Geographic morphological variation of Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and sex identification: using morphometric characters and molecular markers. Polar Biology. 36:1723–1734.


Trinca CS, Rosas FCW, De Thoisy B, Waldemarin HF, Koepfli K-P, Vianna JA, Eizirik E. 2012. Phylogeography and demographic history of the Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis). Journal of Heredity, 103(4):479–492.

Parr L, Santos FR, Waycott M, Vianna JA, McDonald B, Caballero S, Souza MJ. 2012. Sirenian genetics and demography In: Ellen M. Hines, John E. Reynolds III, Lemnuel Aragones, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni & Miriam Marmontel. Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries. University Press of Florida. ISBN-10: 0813037611, ISBN-13: 978-0813037615


Sallaberry-Pincheira N, Garin CF, Gonzalez-Acuña DA, Sallaberry MA, Vianna JA 2011. Genetic divergence of Chilean long-tailed snake (Philodryas chamissonis) across latitudes: conservation threats for different lineages. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 152–162.

Fuentes-Hurtado, M.; Marín, J. C.; González-Acuña, D.; Verdugo, C.; Vidal, F.; Vianna, J.A. 2011.Molecular divergence between insular and continental Pudu deer (Pudu puda) populations in the Chilean Patagonia. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 46(1): 23–33.

Vianna, J.A.; Medina-Vogel, G.; Chehébar, C.; Olavarría, C.; Sielfeld, V.; Faugeron. S. 2011. Phylogeography of Patagonian otter (Lontra provocax): evidence of adaptive divergence to marine habitat or signature of southern glacial refugia? BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11:53.

Silva-Rodríguez, E.; Aleuy, O. A. Fuentes-Hurtado, M.; Vianna, J.A.; Vidal, F.; Jiménez, J.E. 2011. Priorities for the conservation of the pudu (Pudu puda) in southern South America. Animal Production Science. 51:375–377.


Vianna, J.A.; Ayerdi, P.; Medina-Vogel, G.; Mangel, J.C.; Zeballos, H.; Apaza, M.; Faugeron, S. 2010. Phylogeography of the marine otter (Lontra felina): historical and contemporary factors determining its distribution. Journal of Heredity. 101(6):676–689.

Caballero S, Heimeier D, Trujillo F, Vianna J, Barrios Garrido H, Montiel MG, Beltran S, Marmontel M, Santos M, Rossi Santos M. 2010. Initial description of Major Histocompatibility Complex variation at two Class II loci (DQA-DQB) in Sotalia fluviatilis and Sotalia guianensis. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals ISSN: 1676-7497, vol:1 fasc: n/a págs: 1 – 10.

Caballero S, Heimeier D, Trujillo F, Vianna J, Barrios Garrido H, Montiel MG, Beltran S, Marmontel M, Santos M, Rossi Santos, M.; Santos, F. 2010. Mitochondrial DNA diversity, differentiation and phylogeography of the South American riverine and coastal dolphins Sotalia fluviatilis and Sotalia guianensis. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals ISSN: 1676-7497, vol:1 fasc: N/A págs: 11 – 20.

Vianna, J. A. ; Hollatz, C. ; Marmontel, M. ; Redondo, R.A.F. ; Santos, F. R. . 2010. Amazon River Dolphin: High Phylopatry due to Restricted Dispersion at Large and Short Distances. In: Manuel Ruiz-Garcia; Joseph Mark Shostell. (Org.). Biology, Evolution, and Conservation of River Dolphins Within South America and Asia: Unknown Dolphins In Danger. 1 ed. New York, EUA: Nova Science Publisher, Chapter 6. pp. 101-116, ISBN-13: 978-1608766338

Caballero,S.; Trujillo, F.; Ruiz-García, M.; Vianna, J.A.; Marmontel, M. Santos, F.R.; Baker, C. S. 2010. Population structure and phylogeography of tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis). In: Manuel Ruiz-Garcia; Joseph Mark Shostell. (Org.). Biology, Evolution, and Conservation of River Dolphins Within South America and Asia: Unknown Dolphins In Danger. 1 ed. New York, EUA: Nova Science Publisher, Chapter 15. pp. 285-297, ISBN-13: 978-1608766338


Muschett, G.; Bonacic, C.; Vianna, J. A. 2009. A non-invasive sampling method for genetic analysis of the west-indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). Marine Mammal Science. 25(4): 955-963.


Medina-Vogel, G.; Merino, L.O.; Monsalve Alarcón, R.; Vianna, J.A. 2008. Coastal–marine discontinuities, critical patch size and isolation: implications for marine otter conservation. Animal Conservation. 11:57-64.

Galetti Jr., P.M.; Rodrigues, F. P., Solé-Cava, A.M., Miyaki, C.Y., Carvalho, D., Eizirik, E., Veasey, E.A., Santos, F.R., Farias, I.P., Vianna, J.A., et al. 2008. Genética da conservação na biodiversidade brasileira. Pp.199-229. In: Fundamentos de Genética da Conservação. Frankham, R., Ballou, J.D., Briscoe, D.A., Ribeirão Preto, SP, Editora SBG, 280p. ISBN: 978-85-89265-08-9.


Caballero, S.; Trujillo, F.; Vianna, J.A.; Barrios-Garrido, H.; Montiel, M.G.; Beltrán-Pedreros, S.; Marmontel, M.; Santos, M.C.O.; Rossi, M.R.; Santos, F.R.; Baker, C.S. 2007. Taxonomic status of South American coastal and riverine dolphins Sotalia spp., with insights into cetacean molecular systematics. Marine Mammal Science. 23(2):358-386.


Vianna, J.A.; Bonde, R.K.; Caballero, S.; Giraldo, J.P.; Lima, R.P.; Clark, A.M.; Marmontel, M.; Morales-Vela, B.; de Sousa, M.J.; Parr, L.; Rodríguez-Lopez, M.; Mignucci-Giannoni, A.A.; Powell, J.;Santos, F.R. 2006. Phylogeography, Phylogeny and Hybridization in trichechids sirenians: implications for manatee conservation. Molecular Ecology, 15:433-447.

Vianna, J.A.; Santos, F.R.; Lima, R.P.; Luna, F.O.; Lazzarini, S.M.; Souza, M.J. 2006. Peixes-Bois: Esforços de Conservação no Brasil. Ciência Hoje. 39(230): 32-37.

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