Angélica L. González

Nutrient cycling, food webs, ecosystem structure and functioning.
My research applies the framework of ecological stoichiometry (i.e., the study of the balance of multiple chemical substances in ecological interactions and processes) to explore how biodiversity affect, and is in turn affected by, the structure and functioning of ecosystems. My Ph.D. thesis sought to understand the role of nutrient inputs from fog on ecosystem structure and functioning, considering multiple organisms and trophic levels. My research includes stable isotope analysis as a tool for identifying nutrient sources and disentangling trophic pathways of energy and matter within ecosystems.
I am also interested in the effects of global environmental change on biogeochemical cycling. Of particular interest are the links between nutrient availability and stoichiometric constraints on invasive species, and the effects of biological invasions on pools and fluxes of elements within ecosystems. My research should help advance our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of consumer elemental stoichiometry, the stoichiometric constraints operating on consumer-resource interactions, and their influence on pools and fluxes of multiple chemical elements within ecosystems.

I have done additional research on the understanding of the influence of habitat structure on species diversity and conservation.

Gordon Research Conference Young Scientist Mentoring Program

2014
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For Research

Funding to participate in 2014 Gordon Research Conference: Unifying Ecology Across Scales: The Role of Nutrients, Metabolism, and Physiology. USA.

Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award

2012
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For Research

Travel Award. Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship for the Metabolic Basis of Ecology Gordon Research Conference. USA.

2010
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For Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship FONDECYT-Chile

2009
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For Research

Honorable mention. Presentation at the Annual SWS meeting in Madison, WI. USA

2009
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For Research

Travel Award. Nature Publishing Group (NPG) for the Metabolic Basis of Ecology Gordon Research Conference. USA.

2008
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For Research
Detrital nutrient content determines growth rate and elemental composition of bromeliad-dwelling insects
Freshwater Biology
Angelica L. Gonzalez, Gustavo Q. Romero & Diane S. Srivastava
2014
Changes in the Abundance and Distribution of Black-necked Swans (Cygnus melancoryphus) in the Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary and Adjacent Wetlands, Valdivia, Chile
Waterbirds 36: 507-514
Angélica L. González, M. Angélica Vukasovic & Cristián F. Estades
2013
Local and latitudinal variation in abundance: the mechanisms shaping the distribution of an ecosystem engineer
PeerJ 1:e100; DOI 10.7717/peerj.100
Crutsinger. G.M., González, A.L., Crawford, K.M. & Sanders, N.J
2013
Distributional (In)Congruence of Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning
Advances in Ecological Research 46: 1-88
Christian Mulder, Alice Boit, Shigeta Mori, Arie Vonk, Scott D. Dyer, Leslie Faggiano, Stefan Geisen, Angélica L. González, Michael Kaspari, Sandra Lavore, Pablo A. Marquet, Axel G. Rossberg, Robert W. Sterner, Winfried Voigt & Diana H. Wall.
2012
Temporal variability in the abundance and diversity of aquatic birds in the Mataquito river wetland, Región del Maule, Chile
El Hornero 27:00:00
Angélica L. González, María A. Vukasovic, Verónica López & Cristián Estades
2012
Bromeliad growth and stoichiometry: responses to atmospheric nutrient supply in fog-dependent ecosystems of the hyper-arid Atacama Desert, Chile.
Oecologia 167: 835-845
Angélica L. González, José Miguel Fariña, Raquel Pinto, Cecilia Pérez, Kathleen C. Weathers, Juan J. Armesto & Pablo A. Marquet.
2011
Establishment and formation of fog‐dependent Tillandsia landbeckii dunes in the Atacama Desert: Evidence from radiocarbon and stable isotopes
Journal of Geophysical Research 116: G03033, doi:10.1029/2010JG0
Claudio Latorre, Angélica L. González, Quade, José M. Fariña, Raquel Pinto and Pablo A. Marquet
2011
Exploring patterns and mechanisms of interspecific and intraspecific variation in body elemental composition of desert consumers
Oikos 120: 1247–1255
Angélica L. González, José Miguel Fariña, Adam D. Kay, Raquel Pinto and Pablo A. Marquet
2011
Shifting species interactions in terrestrial dryland ecosystems under altered water availability and climate change
Biological Reviews doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00
Kevin E. McCluney, Jayne Belnap, Scott L. Collins, Angélica L. González, Elizabeth M. Hagen, Nathaniel Holland, Burt P. Kotler, Fernando T. Maestre, Stanley D. Smith, Blair O. Wolf
2011
Temporal variability in the abundance and diversity of aquatic birds in the Itata River wetland, Bío-Bío, Chile
Gayana 75: 170-181
González, Angélica L., María Angélica Vukasovic & Cristián F. Estades
2011