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Publicaciones: artículos peer-reviewed WoS/Scopus, libros y capítulos de libros



  • José Antonio Tarrío, Catalina Cáceres, Valeria Vásquez, Miguel Marten, Jesarella Inzunza, Fernando Isla, Marcelo Caverlotti, Gabriel Jeldres, Rodrigo Urrutia, Cristian Mardones and Rui Fernandes. Geodetic innovation in Chilean mining: The evolution from static to kinematic reference frame in seismic zones. . received November 21, 2023; accepted February 25, 2024.

  • Alam, M.A., 2024. Towards sustainable development. En: Mukherjee, A. (Ed.), Water Matters: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Elsevier, Ámsterdam. ISBN: 9780443155376 (Paperback) 9780443155383 (eBook) Fecha de publicación: 01-jul-24
  • Mukherjee, A., Coomar, P., Sarkar, S., Johannesson, K., Fryar, A., Schreiber, M., Ahmed, K., Alam, M.A., Bhattacharya, P., Bundschuh, J., Burgess, W., Chakraborty, M., Coyte, R., Farooqui, A., Guo, H., Ijumulana, J., Jeelani, G., Mondal, D., Nordstrom, D., Podgorski, J., Polya, D., Scanlon, B., Shamsudduha, M., Tapia, J., Vengosh, A., 2024. Arsenic and other geogenic contaminants in global groundwater. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 5(4).
  • Alam, M.A., Muñoz, A., 2024. A critical evaluation of the role of a geothermal system in lithium enrichment of brines in the salt flats: a case study from Laguna Verde in the Atacama Region of Chile. Geothermics, 119, 102970.


  • Bieger, K., Alam, M.A., 2023. Factors controlling varying Arsenic concentration in the Copiapó River, Atacama Region, Chile. En: van der Wal, A., Ahmad, A., Savíc, D., Petrusevski, B., Weijma, J., van der Wens, P., Bhattacharya, P., Bundschuh, J., Naidu, R. (Eds.) “Arsenic in the Environment: Bridging Science to Practice for Sustainable Development As2021”. Interdisciplinary Book Series: “Arsenic in the Environment—Proceedings”. Series Editors: Bundschuh, J., Bhattacharya, P., CRC Press, London, pp. 48–51.
  • Alam, M.A., Mukherjee, A., Bhattacharya, P., Bundschuh, J., 2023. An appraisal of the principal concerns and controlling factors for Arsenic contamination in Chile. Scientific Reports, 13, 11168.
  • Romero, R.E., Morgado, E., Pisello, A., Boschetty, F., Petrelli, M., Cáceres, F., Alam, M.A., Polacci, M., Palma, J.L., Arzilli, F., Vera, F., Gutiérrez, R., Morgavi, D., 2023. Pre-eruptive conditions of the 31 March 2015 lava fountain of Villarrica volcano (Southern Andes). Bulletin of Volcanology, 85(1), 2.
  • Medina-Tapia, M., Sawady, T., Alvarado, A., Crespo, R., Estrada, M., Julio, B. Spatial allocation of polling places considering urban mobility applied to Santiago, Chile, Transportation Research Procedia, 71, 227-234.
  • Costa, S., Sánchez, L., Piñón, Diego.,Tarrío, J.A., et al. (2023). Status of the SIRGAS Reference Frame: Recent Developments and New Challenges.  En: International Association of Geodesy Symposia. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Caicedo, A., Estrada, M., Medina-Tapia, M., Mayorga, M. Optimizing bike network design: A cost-effective methodology for heterogeneous travel demands using continuous approximation techniques, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 176, 103826.
  • McClymont, E.L., Ho,S.L., Ford, H.L., Bailey, I., Berke, M., Bolton, C.,  De Schepper, S.Grant, G.R., Groeneveld, J., Inglis, G.N., Karas, C., et al., Climate Evolution through the Onset and Intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation, Reviews of Geophysics, 61(3).

  • Alam, M.A., Mukherjee, A., Bhattacharya, P. et al. An appraisal of the principal concerns and controlling factors for Arsenic contamination in Chile. Scientific Reports 13, 11168.


  • Bahr, A., Kaboth-Bahr, S., Karas, C. The opening and closure of oceanic seaways during the Cenozoic: pacemaker of global climate change?, Geological Society Special Publication, 523(1), 141–171
  • Crespo, R., Manuschevich, D., Parra, M.J., Crespo, F. Using spatial autologistic regression for predicting urban growth, Journal of Spatial Science (published online).

  • Crespo, R., Rajabifard, A. Inverse model using land and property sub-systems for planning future cities: a general framework, Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis 14(1), 5-22.

  • Nuernberg, D., Kayode, A., Meier, K., Karas, C. Leeuwin Current dynamics over the last 60 kyr – relation to Australian ecosystem and Southern Ocean change, Climate of the Past,18(11), 2483-2507.
  • Durán, A., Aliaga, G., Deckart, Karas, C., Cáceres, D., Nario, A. The environmental geochemical baseline, background and sources of metal and metalloids present in urban, peri-urban and rural soils in the O´Higgins region, Chile, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 44, 3173–3189.


  • Medina-Tapia, M., Robusté, F., Estrada, M. Spatial analysis of public transportation infrastructure in Santiago, Chile, using the continuous approximation method, Transportation Research Procedia, 58, 309-316.
  • Estrada, M., Salanova, J., Medina-Tapia, M., Robusté, F. Operational cost and user performance analysis of on-demand bus and taxi systems, Transportation Letters-The International Journal of Transportation Research, 13(3), 229-242.
  • Nürnberg, D., Riff, T., Bahr, A., Karas, C., Meier, K., Lippold, J. Wester boundary current in relation to Atlantic Subtropic Gyre dymamics during abrupt glacial climate fluctuations, Global and Planetary Change, 201 (11): 103497. 
  • Tarrio, JA., Caverlotti, M., Isla, F., Prado, C. Assessment of hybrid geoids in Chile and Spain, combining GGM and GNSS/Leveling observations, Geodesy and Geodynamics, 12(2), 65-92. 
  • Gómez, M., Pizarro, J., Castillo, X., et al. Preparation of mesoporous γ-Al2O3 with high surface area from an AlOOH extract of recycling biomass ash, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(5), 105925.

  • Pizarro, J., Vergara, P., Cerda, S., et al. Contaminant emissions as indicators of chemical elements in the snow along a latitudinal gradient in southern Andes, Scientific Reports, 11, 14530.

  • Hernandez-Mora, M., Meseguer-Ruiz, O., Karas, C., Lambert, F., Estimating coastal flood hazard of Tossa de Mar, Spain: a combined model – data interviews approach, Natural Hazard, 109, 2153-2171.
  • Kaboth-Bahr, S., Bahr, A., Stepanek, C., Karas, C., Ziegler, García-Gallardo, A., Grunert, P. Mediterranean heat injection to the North Atlantic delayed the intensification of Northern Hemisphere glaciations, Communications Earth & Environment, 2:158.
  • Nürnberg, D., Riff, T., Bahr, A., Karas, C., Meier, K., Lippold, J. Western boundary current in relation to Atlantic Subtropical Gyre dynamics during abrupt glacial climate fluctuations, Global and Planetary Change, 201, 103497.

  • Ludlow, J., Jalil-Vega, F., Schmi,X., Garrido, R., Hawkes, A., Staffell, I., Balcombe, P.  Organic waste to energy: Resource potential and barriers to uptake in Chile, Sustainable Production and Consumption, 28, 1522-1537,

  • Garrido, R., Lagos, C., Luna, C., Sánchez, J., Díaz, G.  Study of the Potential Uses of Hydrochar from Grape Pomace and Walnut Shells Generated from Hydrothermal Carbonization as an Alternative for the Revalorization of Agri-Waste in Chile, Sustainability, 13(22).
  • Sepúlveda, E., Cordero, R., Damiani, A., Feron, S., Pizarro, J., et al., Evaluation of Antarctic Ozone Profiles derived from OMPS-LP by using Balloon-borne Ozonesondes, Scientific Reports, 11, 4288.



  • Naafs, B. D. A., Voelker, A., Karas, C., Andersen, N., Sierro, F.-J. Repeated Near‐Collapse of the Pliocene Sea Surface Temperature Gradient in the North Atlantic, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 35, e2020PA003905.
  • Crespo, R., Alvarez, C., Hernandez, I., García, C. A spatially explicit analysis of chronic diseases in small areas: a case study of diabetes in Santiago, Chile, International Journal of Health Geographics, 19, 24.
  • Crespo, R., Hernandez, I. On the Spatially-Explicit Gini Coefficient: The Case Study of Chile, a High-Income Developing Country, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 13, 30-47.
  • Medina-Tapia, M., Robusté, F., Estrada, M. Modeling public transportation networks for a circular city: the role of urban subcenters and mobility density, Transportation Research Procedia, 47, 353-360.
  • Gómez, M., Pizarro, J., Castillo, X., Guisolfi, A., Díaz, C., Chávez, M., Cazorla-Amorós, D. Development of mesoporous materials from biomass ash with future applications as adsorbent materials, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 229(47).
  • Cid, H., Ortiz, C., Pizarro, J., Moreno-Piraján, J.C. Effect of copper (ii) biosorption over light metal cation desorption in the surface of macrocystis pyrifera biomass, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 103729.


  • Medina-Tapia, M., Robusté, F. Implementation of connected and autonomous vehicles in cities could have neutral effects on the total travel time costs: modeling and analysis for a circular city, Sustainability, Special issue Smart Mobility for Future Cities, 11(2), 482.
  • Alfonso, J., Cordero, R., Rowe, P., Neshyba, S., Casassa, G., Carrasco, J., MacDonell, S., Lambert, F., Pizarro, J., Fernandoy, F., Feron, S., Damaimi, A., Llanillo, P., Sepulveda, E., Jorquera, J., Garcia, B., Carrera, J., Oyola, P., Kang, C. (2019), Elemental and Mineralogical Composition of the Western Andean Snow (18 degrees S-41 degrees S), Scientific Reports, 9.
  • Rowe, P., Cordero, R., Warren, S., Stewart, E., Doherty, S., Pankow, A., Schrempf, M., Casassa, G., Carrasco, J., Pizarro, J., MacDonell, S., Damiani, A., Lambert, F., Rondanelli, R., Huneeus, N., Fernandoy, F., Neshyba, S. Black carbon and other light-absorbing impurities in snow in the Chilean Andes, Scientific Reports, 9.



  • Medina-Tapia, M., Robusté, F. Exploring paradigm shift impacts in urban mobility: autonomous vehicles and smart cities, Transportation Research Procedia, 33, 203-210.
  • Castillo, X., Pizarro, J., Ortiz, C., Cid, H., Flores, M., De Canck, E., Van Der Voort, P. A cheap mesoporous silica from fly ash as an outstanding adsorbent for sulfate in water, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 272, 184-192.
  • Appiah-Hagan, E., Chen, Y., Yu, X., Arteca, G., Pizarro, J., Mercier, L., Wei, Q., Belzile, N. Simple and energy-saving modifications of coal fly ash to remove simultaneously six toxic metal cations from mone effuents, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(4), 5498-5509.
  • Chen, Y., Yu, X., Appiah-Hangen, E., Pizarro, J., Arteca, G., Mercier, L., Wei, Q., Belzile, N. Utilization of coal fly ash and drinking water sludge to remove anionic As (V), Cr(VI), Mo(VI) and Se(IV) from mine waters, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(2), 2470-2479.
  • Cid, H., Flores, M., Pizarro, J., Castillo, X., Barros, D., Moreno-Pirajan, J., Ortiz, C. Mechanisms of Cu2+ biosorption on Lessonia nigrescens dead biomass: Functional groups interactions and morphological characterization, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(2), 2696-2704.



  • Yañez, V., Parra, CM., Ruechardt, MD. Vulnerabilidad socio-territorial: posibilidad de determinarla a partir de una construcción metodológica, Revista Geográfica Venezolana, 58(1), 148-162.
  • Yañez, V., Parra, CM. Construcción metodológica para determinar la vulnerabilidad socio-territorial frente a la pobreza, Estudios Geográficos, 78(282), 339-372.
  • Garrido, R., Reckamp, J., Satrio, J. Effects of Pretreatments on Yields, Selectivity and Properties of Products from Pyrolysis of Phragmites australis (Common Reeds), Environments, 4(4), 96.
  • Quintanilla, V., Lozano, V., Gómez, M., Santelices, E., Lobos, B. Evaluación biogeográfica a partir del método lanbioeva de las poblaciones más septentrionales del bosque mediterráneo con palmas (Jubaea chilensis) de Chile, Lurralde: Investigación y Espacio, 40, 223-247.



  • Pizarro, J., Vergara, P., Cerda, S., Briones, D. Cooling and eutrophication of southern Chilean lakes, Science of the Total Environment, 541, 683-691.



  • Fotheringham, S., Crespo, R., and Yao, J. Exploring, Modelling and Predicting Spatiotemporal Variations in House Prices in London (1980-1998), The Annals of Regional Science, 54, 417-436.
  • Fotheringham, S., Crespo, R., and Yao, J.  A Spatiotemporal Extension of Geographically Weighted Regression, Geographical Analysis, 47(4), 431-452.
  • Hammer, N., Garrido, R., Starcevich, J., Coe, C., Satrio, J. Two-Step Pyrolysis Process for Producing High Quality Bio-oils, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(43), 10629-10637.
  • Zmiewki, A., Hammer, N., Garrido, R., Misera, T., Coe, C., Satrio, J. Exploring the Products from Pinewood Pyrolysis in Three Different Reactor Systems, Energy & Fuels, 29(9), 5857-5864.
  • Cid, H., Ortiz, C., Pizarro, J., Barros, D., Castillo, X., Giraldo, L., Moreno-Pirajan, J., Characterization of copper (II) biosorption by brown algae Durvillaea antarctica dead biomass, Adsorption Journal of the International Adsorption Society, 21(8), 645-658.
  • Pizarro, J., Castillo, X., Jara, S., Ortiz, C., Navarro, P., Cid, H., Rioseco, H., Barros, D., Belzile, N. Adsorption of Cu2+ on coal fly ash modified with functionalized mesoporous silica, Fuel, 156, 96-102.



  • Reckamp, J., Garrido, R., Satrio, J. Selective pyrolysis of paper mill sludge by using pretreatment processes to enhance the quality of bio-oil and biochar products, Biomass & Bioenergy, 71, 235-244.
  • Pizarro, J., Rubio, M., Rios, E., Vila, I. Concentration level of molybdenum in aquatic systems, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 23(1A), 159-168.



  • Crespo, R., Grêt-Regamey, A. Local Hedonic House Price Modelling for Urban Planners: Advantages of using local regression techniques, Environmental and Planning B, 40, 664-682.
  • Grêt-Regamey, A., Rabe, S.-E., Crespo, R., Lautenbach, S., Ryffel, A., Schlup, B. On the importance of non-linear relationships between landscape patterns and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services, Landscape Ecology, 29, 201-212.
  • Medina-Tapia, M., Giesen, R., Muñoz, J.C. Model for the optimal location of bus stops and its application to a public transport corridor in Santiago, Chile, Transportation Research Record, 2352, 84-93.
  • Soto, G., Vergara, P., Hahn, I., Perez-Hernandez, C., Lizama, M., Baumeister, J., Pizarro, J. First description of the micro-habitat selection pattern of the island endemic Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant, Gayana, 77(1), 1-9.
  • Quintanilla, V. Los efectos de los incendios estivales sobre la supervivencia de la palma más austral del mundo (Costa Mediterránea de Chile), Mediterranee, 121(2), 79-85.
  • Quintanilla, V., Morales, M. Perturbaciones de los fuegos de verano en la palma más austral del mundo (Jubaea Chilensis (mol.) Baillon) en microcuencas costeras de la zona Mediterránea de Chile, Cuadernos Geográficos, 52(1), 129-152.



  • Quintanilla, V., Cadinanos, J., Latasa, I., Lozano, P. Biogeographic study of the forests of Chile´s Mediterranean area: inventory and characterization, Boletín de la Asociación de Geográfos Españoles, 60, 91.
  • Karas, C., Nürnberg, D. und Tiedemann, R. The Southwest Pacific during the Pliocene: A reply to Dickens and Backman, 2011, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.



  • Marcelo Alberto Caverlotti - Alonso Arellano Baeza. Estudio de la deformación del cráter de la mina CODELCO/Andina utilizando datos satelitales y terrestres.

  • Grêt-Regamey, A., Crespo, R. Planning from a future vision: inverse modelling in spatial planning, Environmental and Planning B, 34, 47-56.
  • Crespo, R., Grêt-Regamey, A. Spatially explicit inverse modelling for urban planning, Applied Geography, 38, 979-984.
  • Vergara, P., Pizarro, J., Castro, S. An island biogeography approach for understanding changes in compositional similarity at present scenario of biotic homogenization, Ecological Modelling, 222(12), 1964-1971.
  • Aguirre, J., Valencia, P., Quintanilla, V. Propuesta de marco metodológico integrado para la valoración biogeográfica de espacios red natura 2000 de la comunidad autónoma del país vasco. El ejemplo de Gárate-Santa Bárbara (Guipú zcoa),  Boletín de la Asociación de Geográfos Españoles, 57, 33-56.
  • Karas, C., Nürnberg, D.,Tiedemann, R., Garbe-Schönberg, D. Pliocene Indonesian Throughflow and Leeuwin Current dynamics: Implications for Indian Ocean polar heat flux, Paleoceanography, 26, PA2217.



  • Harris, P., Fotheringham, S., Crespo, R. and Charlton, M. Geographically weighted regression and kriging: two approaches to spatial interpolation, Mathematical Geosciences, 42, 657-680.
  • Pizarro, J., Vergara, P., Rodriguez, J., Valenzuela., A. Heavy metals in northern Chilean rivers: Spatial variation and temporal trends, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 181(1-3), 747-754.
  • Burridge, L., Weis, J., Cabello, F., Pizarro, J., Bostick, K. Chemical use in salmon aquaculture: A review of current practices and possible environmental effects, Aquaculture, 306(1-4), 7-23.
  • Sanhueza, P., Pizarro, J., Vargas, C., Torreblanca, M., Passalacqua, M. Health risk estimation due to carbon monoxide pollution at different spatial levels in Santiago, Chile, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 167(1-4), 165-173.
  • Pizarro, J., Vergara, P., Rodriguez, J., Sanhueza, P., Castro., S. Nutrients dynamics in the main river basins of the centre-southern region of Chile, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 175(1-3), 608-613.
  • Karas, C., Nürnberg, D.,Tiedemann, R., Garbe-Schönberg, D. Pliocene climate change of the southwest Pacific and the impact of ocean gateways, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.



  • Pizarro, J., Rubio, M., Matta, A. Difussion of Fe, Mn, Mo and Sb in the sediment-water interface of a shallow lake, Laguna Caren, Santiago (Chile), Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 18(12), 2336-2344.
  • Karas, C., Nürnberg, D., Gupta, A.K., Tiedemann, R., Mohan, K., Bickert, T. Mid-Pliocene climate change amplified by a switch in Indonesian subsurface throughflow, Nature Geoscience, 2, 434-438.
  • Moraga, N., Corvalán, F., Escudey, M., Arias, A. Zambra, C.E. Unsteady 2D coupled heat and mass transfer in porous media with biological and chemical heat generations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(25–26), 5841-5848.



  • Medina-Tapia, M., Cerda, J. Modelo de localización óptima de actividades no deseadas aplicado a los residuos sólidos en la Región Metropolitana:  An optimal location model of undesirable facilities applied to the solid wastes in the Metropolitan Region, Santiago, Chile, Ingeniare, Revista Chilena de Ingeniería, 16(1), 211-219.
  • Quintanilla, V., Rodríguez, G., Aguilar, M. Perturbaciones actuales del bosque norpatagónico chileno derivadas de los efectos de grandes fuegos de medio siglo atrás. estudio preliminar en la cuenca andina del Río Figueroa, Boletín de la Asociación de Geográfos Españoles, 47, 109-124+375-378.
  • Nürnberg, D., Ziegler, M., Karas, C., Tiedemann, R., Schmidt, M.W. Interacting Loop Current variability and Mississippi River discharge over the past 400 kyrs, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272(1-2), 278-289.
  • Ziegler, M., Nürnberg, D., Karas, C., Tiedemann, R., Lourens, L.J. Persistent summer expansion of the Atlantic Warm Pool during glacial abrupt cold events, Nature Geoscience, 1, 601-605.



  • Soto, M., Quintanilla, V. Dinámica de fuegos en el paisaje vegetal costero de la Quinta Región de Chile. Caso de studio, Revista Geográfica de Chile Terra Australis, 51-52, 151-164.
  • Quintanilla, V., Soto, M. Estudio de poblaciones de palma chilena afectadas por incendios, en cerros y quebradas del counaje costero de la Quinta Región, Chile central, Revista Geográfica de Chile Terra Australis, 51-52, 165-176.
  • Herrera, V. Geomatics technologies applicated for landuse on Easter Island (Chile), Ingeniare, Revista Chilena de Ingeniería, 15(2), 193-198.



  • Pizarro, J., Rubio, M., Henríquez, J., González, M. Metals in sediments of an urban shallow lake in Santiago (Chile), Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 15(6), 524-529.



  • Quintanilla, V. Fragilidad del bosque de Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol.) I. M. Johnst. en un macizo andino patagónico Chileno, Pirineos, 160, 69-86.
  • Quintanilla, V., Matute, J. Retroceso y degradación del bosque nativo en una isla de la región de Chiloé: El caso de la isla Lemuy, Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 33, 113-130.



  • Rubio, M., Oyola, P., Gramsch, E., Lissi, E., Pizarro, J., Villena, G. Ozone and peroxyacetylnitrate in downtown Santiago, Chile, Atmospheric Environment, 38(29), 4931-4939.
  • Quintanilla, V. Degradación del bosque pluvial en una cuenca hidrográfica del norte de la Isla Grande de Chiloé, Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 31, 73-84.
  • Quintanilla, V. Antecedentes geobotánicos de una cuenca Andina de Chile central, Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 158-159, 43-59.



  • Rubio, M., Alvarado, L., Villena, G., Pizarro, J., Lissi, E. Deposition, decomposition and stabilization of peroxides in Santiago City dew waters, Science of the Total Environment, 313(1-3), 115-125.
  • Quintanilla, V. Los paisajes forestales de la Isla Grande de Chiloé, Revista Geográfica de Chile Terra Australis, 48(1), 25-34.
  • Herrera, V., Olivares, M., Barrales, E. Aplicación del algoritmo de análisis de componentes principales y el análisis lineal de mezclas espectrales en estudios de crecimiento urbano, Revista Geográfica de Chile Terra Australis, 48(1), 35-42.



  • Quintanilla, V. Alteraciones del fuego sobre la biodiversidad de bosques templados. El caso del bosque pluvial costero de Chile, Cuaderno Geográfico, 31, 7-21.