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  • Mills-Novoa, M., Pszczólkowski, P., Meza, F. (2016). The Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile. The Professional Geographer. Published online: 18 Feb 2016. Link
  • Varady, R.,  Zuniga-Teran, A., Garfin, G., Martín, F., Vicuña, S. (2016). Adaptive management and water security in a global context: definitions, concepts, and examples. Current opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 21:70-77. Link.
  • Ocampo-Melgar, A., Vicuña, S., Gironás, J., Varady, R., Scott, C. (2016). Scientists, Policymakers, and Stakeholders Plan for Climate Change: A promising Approach in Chile's Maipo Basin. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 58(5):24-37. Link.
  • Wilcox, A., Escauriaza, C., Agredano, R., Mignot, E., Zuazo, V., Otárola, S., Castro, L., Gironás, J., Cienfuegos, R., Mao, L. (2016). An integrated analysis of the March 2015 Atacama floods. Geophysical Research Letters 43(15). Link
  • Pérez de Arce, M., Sauma, E., Contreras, J. (2016). Renewable energy policy performance in reducing CO2 emissions. Energy Economics, 54:272-280. Link
  • Lamarca, C., Quense, J., Henríquez, C. (2016). Thermal comfort and urban canyons morphology in coastal temperate climate, Concepción, Chile. Urban Climate. Available online: 26 October 2016. Link
  • Bustos, E. (2016). Procesos de toma de decisiones y adaptación al cambio climático: conceptos y aproximaciones desde América Latina. En: D. Ryan, D. Gorfinkiel, N. Mazzeo, P. Jacobi, J. Cruz, P. Ellinger, R. Fernández, N. Novaes Pedroso, A. Ramírez, A. Santos and F. Scabim, ed., Toma de decisiones y cambio climático: acercando la ciencia y la política en América Latina y el Caribe, 1st ed. Montevideo: UNESCO. Link
  • Tejo, M., Niklitschek-Soto, S., Vásquez, P., Marquet, PA. (In press) Single species dynamics under climate change. Theoretical Ecology


  • Henríquez, C., Qüense, J. & Aspee, N. (2016). Zonas de Catástrofe por Eventos Hidrometeorológicos en Chile y Aportes para el Cálculo de un Índice de Riesgo Climático. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande (aceptado).
  • Castañeda, L. E., Godoy, K., Manzano, M., Marquet, P. A., & Barbosa, O. (2015). Comparison of soil microbial communities inhabiting vineyards and native sclerophyllous forests in central Chile. Ecology and Evolution. Link
  • Xu, C., Holmgren, M., Van Nes, E. H., Maestre, F. T., Soliveres, S., Berdugo, M., Kefi, S., Marquet, P., Abades, S. & Scheffer, M. (2015). Can we infer plant facilitation from remote sensing? A test across global drylands. Ecological Applications. 25(6): 1456-1462. Link
  • Foy, C., Arabi, M., Yen, H., Gironás, J., & Bailey, R. T. (2015). Multisite Assessment of Hydrologic Processes in Snow-Dominated Mountainous River Basins in Colorado Using a Watershed Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 20(10):04015017. Link
  • Sauma, E., Vera, S., Osorio, K., & Valenzuela, D. (2015). Design of a methodology for impact assessment of energy efficiency programs: measuring indirect effects in the Chilean case. Energy Efficiency, 1-23. Link
  • Pérez de Arce, M,& Sauma, E. (2015). Comparison of Incentive Policies for Renewable Energy in an Oligopolistic Market with Price-Responsive Demand. The Energy Journal. 37(3). In Press.
  • Vera, S., & Sauma, E. (2015). Does a carbon tax make sense in countries with still a high potential for energy efficiency? Comparison between the reducing-emissions effects of carbon tax and energy efficiency measures in the Chilean case. Energy, 88, 478-488. Link
  • Meza, FJ. & Yebra, M.L. 2015. Estimation of daily global solar radiation as a function of routine meteorological data in Mediterranean areas. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. In press. Link
  • Meza, F.J. Vicuña, S., Gironás, J., Poblete, D., Suárez, F., Oertel, M. Water Food Energy Nexus in Chile: the challenges due to global change in different regional contexts. Water International. In Press
  • Raab,N., Meza, F.,  Frank, N., and Bambach N. 2015. Empirical stomatal conductance models reveal that the isohydric behavior of an Acacia caven Mediterranean Savannah scales from leaf to ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 213: 203-216. Link
  • Dale, L., N. Karali, D. Millstein, M. Carnall, S. Vicuña, N. Borchers, E. Bustos, J. O'Hagan, D. Purkey, C, Heaps, J. Sieber, W.D. Collins, M. Sohn. An integrated assessment of water-energy and climate change in sacramento, california: how strong is the nexus?, Climatic Change 132: 223-235. Link.
  • Paterson, W., Rushforth, R., Ruddell, B. L., Konar, M., Ahams, I. C., Gironás, J., Mijic, A., & Mejia, A. (2015). Water Footprint of Cities: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research. Sustainability, 7(7), 8461-8490. Link
  • A. Mejía, F. Rossel, J. Gironás y T. Jovanovic (2015). Anthropogenic controls from urban growth on flows regimes, Advances in Water Resources 84: 125-135. Link.


  • Henriquez, C (2014). Modelando el Crecimiento de Ciudades Medias, Santiago, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile. 314p.
  • Rossel, F., Gironás, J., Mejía, A., Rinaldo, A., Rodriguez, F. (2014). Spatial characterization of catchment dispersion mechanisms in an urban context. Advances in Water Resources 74: 230-301. Link.
  • Suárez, F, Muñoz, J.F., Fernández, B., Dorsaz, J-M, Hunter, C.K., Karavitis, C.A., Gironás, J. (2014). Integrated Water Resource Management and Energy Requirements for Water Supply in the Copiapó River Basin. Water 6(9) 6, 2590-2613. Link.
  • Gelcich, S., Buckley, P., Pinnegar, J.K., Chilvers, J., Lorenzoni, I., Terry, G., Guerrero, M., Castilla, J.C., Valdebenito, A., Duarte, C.M., (2014). Public awareness, concerns, and priorities about anthropogenic impacts on marine environments. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. . doi:10.1073/pnas.1417344111. Link
  • Suazo V., Gironás, J., Niemann, J.D. (2014). Assessing the impact of travel time formulations on the performance of spatially distributed travel time methods applied to hillslopes. Journal of Hydrology. 519(B): 1315-1327. Link
  • Orrego, R., Avila, A., Meza, F.J., Matus, F. 2014. Using a crop simulation model to select the optimal climate grid cell resolution. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 14 (2): 407-420. Link
  • Bonelli, S., Vicuña. S., Meza, F.J., Gironás, J., Barton, J. (2014). Incorporating climate change adaptation strategies in urban water supply planning: The case of central Chile. Journal of Water and Climate Change. 5(3): 357-376. Link
  • Vicuna, S. P. Alvarez, O. Melo, L. Dale and F. Meza. (2014). Understanding future climate variability and climate change adaptation capacity through an historic perspective of irrigation infrastructure development: lessons from the Limarí basin in Central Chile. Water International. 39(5): 620-634. Link 
  • Meza, F.J., Vicuña S., Jelinek M., Bustos E., y Bonelli S (2014). Assessing water demands and coverage sensitivity to climate change in the urban and rural sectors in central Chile. Journal of Water and Climate Change. 5(2):192-203. Link
  • Puertas, O., Henríquez, C., Meza, F.J. (2014). Assessing spatial dynamics of urban growth using an integrated land use model. Application in Santiago Metropolitan Area, 2010-2045. Land Use Policy. 38: 415-425. Link
  • Bustos E. y Meza F.J.. A method to estimate maximum and minimum air temperature using MODIS surface temperature and vegetation data: application to the Maipo Basin, Chile. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (2014).Link

  • Mejía, A., Daly, E., Rossel, F., Jovanovic, T., Gironás, J. (2014) A stochastic model of streamflow for urbanized basins. Water Resources Research. 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014834. Link
  • Scott, C.A., S. Vicuña, I. Blanco-Gutiérrez, F. Meza and C. Varela-Ortega. (2014) Irrigation efficiency and water-policy implications for river basin resilience. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 18:1339-1348. Link


  • Lawford, R., Bogardi, J., Marx, S., Jain, S., Pahl-Wostl, C., Knüpe, K., Ringler, C., Lansigan, F., and Meza F. (2013). Basin Perspectives on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 5 (6): 607-616. Link
  • Bambach, N., Meza, F.J., Gilabert, H., Miranda, M. (2013). Impacts of climate change on the distribution of species and communities in the Chilean Mediterranean ecosystem. Regional Environmental Change. 13 (6): 1245-1257. Link
  • Vicuña, S., Gironás, J., Meza, F.J., Cruzat, M.L., Jelinek, M., Bustos, E., Poblete, D., and Bambach, N., (2013). Exploring possible connections between hydrological extreme events and climate change in central south Chile. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58 (8), 1598–1619. Link
  • Demaria, E.M.C., Maurer, E.P., Thrasher, B., Vicuña, S. y Meza, F.J. (2013). Climate change impacts on an alpine watershed in Chile: Do new model projections change the story?. Journal of Hydrology 502:128-138. Link
  • Meza, F.J. (2013). Recent trends and ENSO influences on droughts in Northern Chile:  An Application of the Standard Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index. Weather and Climate Extremes: 1: 51-58. Link
  • Defeo O, Castrejón M, Ortega L, Kuhn AM, Gutiérrez NL, Castilla J.C. (2013) Impacts of climate variability on Latin American small-scale fisheries. Ecology & Society: in press.
  • Puertas, O., Brenning A., Meza F,J. (2013). Balancing misclassification errors of land cover classification maps using support vector machines and Landsat imagery in the Maipo river basin Central Chile, 1975- 2010. Remote Sensing of the Environment 137:112-123. Link.
  • De Maria EMC., Maurer,E., Sheffield, J., Bustos, E., Poblete, D., Vicuna, S., Meza, F.J. (2013). Using a Gridded Global Dataset to Characterize Regional Hydroclimate in Central Chile. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 14(1): 251-265. Link
  • Van Leeuwen, WJD  ; Hartfield, K  ; Miranda, M  ; Meza, FJ  (2013). Trends and ENSO/AAO Driven Variability in NDVI Derived Productivity and Phenology alongside the Andes Mountains. Remote Sensing 5(3): 1177-1203.
  • Scott, C. A., Meza, F. J., Varady, R. J., Tiessen, H., McEvoy, J., Garfin, G. M., Wilder, M., Farfán, L. M., Pineda Pablos, N. and Montaña, E. (2013) Water security and adaptive management in the arid Americas. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(2):280-289. Link
  • Jara V., F. J. Meza, T. Zaviezo, R. Chordbajian. (2013) Climate change impacts on invasive potential of pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), in Chile. Climatic Change. 11(1-2):305:317. Link


  • Meza F. J., D. S. Wilks, L. Gurovich, N. Bambach. (2012) Impacts of climate change on irrigated agriculture in the Maipo Basin, Chile: reliability of water rights and changes in the demand for irrigation. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 138(5), 421–430. Link
  • Castilla, J. C. (2012). Conservation and Social-Ecological Systems in the 21st century of the Anthropocene era. Contributions to Science 8(1):11-21. Link
  • Kiparsky, M., Milman, A., Vicuna, S., (2012), Climate and water: knowledge of impacts to action on adaptation, Annual Review of Environmental Resources, 37:163-194. Link
  • Ortega, L., J. C. Castilla, M. Espino, C. Yamashiro, O. Defeo (2012) Effects on fishing, market price and climate on two South American clam species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 469(71-85). Link
  • Vicuna, S., J. McPhee, R. Garreaud, (2012). Agriculture Vulnerability to Climate Change in a Snowmelt Driven Basin in Semiarid Chile. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 138(5), 431-441. Link
  • Scott, C., R. Varady, F. J. Meza, G. de Raga, B. Luckman, E. Montaña and C. Martius. (2012) Science-Policy Dialogues for Water Security: Addressing Vulnerability and Adaptation to Global Change in the Arid Americas. Environment. Environment Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 54:3(30-42). Link
  • Defeo, O., J. C. Castilla. (2012). Governance and governabilitu of coastal shellfisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean: multy-scale emerging models and effects of globalization and climate change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Available online. Link .


  • Vicuna, S., L. L. Dale, J. A. Dracup. (2011). Climate Change Impacts on the Operation of Two High Elevation Hydropower Systems in California. Climatic Change. 109(1):151-169. Link
  • Vicuña, S, R. Garreaud and J. McPhee. (2011). Climate change impacts on the hydrology of a snowmelt driven basin in semiarid Chile. Climatic Change 105:469-488. Link .
  • Artacho. P, F. J. Meza, and J. A. Alcalde. (2011). Evaluation of the ORYZA2000 rice growth model under nitrogen-limitted conditions in an irrigated mediterranean environment. Chilean JAR. 71(1): 23-33. Link .


  • Vicuna, S., J. A. Dracup, J. R. Lund, L. L. Dale, and E. P. Maurer (2010), Basin-scale water system operations with uncertain future climate conditions: Methodology and case studies,Water Resour. Res., 46, W04505, doi:10.1029/2009WR007838. Link.
  • Nuñez, C., E. Varas and F. J. Meza, (2010). Modelling Soil Heat Flow. Theoretical and Applied Climatology.100:251-260. Link .
  • Silva, D., F. J. Meza and E. Varas. (2010). Estimating reference evapotranspiration (ETo) using numerical weather forecast  data in central Chile. Journal of Hydrology. 382:64-71. Link .


  • Wipf, S. and F. J. Meza (2009). International Young Scientists’ perspective on global change issues. Climatic Change. 94 (1-2): 1-4. Link .
  • Meza, F.J. and D. Silva. (2009). Dynamic adaptation of maize and wheat production to climate change. Climatic Change. 94 (1-2): 143-156. Link .
  • Silva, D., F. J. Meza, E. Varas. (2009). Use of mesoscale model MM5 forecasts as proxies for surface meteorological and agroclimatic variables. Cienc. Inv. Agr. 2009, vol.36, n.3, pp. 369-380. Link .



  • Arellano, A., Meza, F.J. y Camaño, A. El cuidado de los humedales y su rol en el secuestro de carbono. Agronomía y Forestal. UC. 47: 22-27
  • Bonelli, S. y F. Meza. Abastecimiento de agua en la cuenca del Maipo: Como enfrentar el cambio climático. Agronomía y Forestal UC. 45:4-7
  • Bravo, F., N. Raab y F. Meza. Monitoreo de flujos de carbono y de vapor de agua: El futuro de la cuanca del río Maipo. Agronomía y Forestal UC. 45:26-29
  • Meza, F.J. y S. Vicuña. Adaptarse al calentamiento global. Rev. Universitaria. 103:12-15.
  • Bambach, N. y F. J. Meza. Recursos Hídricos, Estacionalidad y Cambio Climático: Un desafío para la agricultura Chilena. Agronomía y Forestal UC. 37:12-18.
  • Cifuentes, L. y F. J. Meza. Cambio climático: consecuencias y desafíos para Chile. Temas de la Agenda Pública Año 3 1:1-18. Link .
  • Donoso, G., J. P. Montero, F. J. Meza y S. Vicuña. Adaptación a los impactos  del cambio climático en la agricultura de riego en Chile central. Camino al Bicentenario: Propuestas para Chile. 23-48. Link.



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