My research is currently focused on the following areas:

  • Macroecology of biodiversity gradients 
  • Invasive alien species
  • Biodiversity, evolution and phylogeny of polychaetes

Current project collaborations

  • 2022–2023: Contributing Author: Assessment on invasive alien species – Global assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Lead author IPBES Chapter 2, Status and Trends – Dr. Hanno Seebens (link)
  • 2023–2025: WP6: Project coordination, outreach and knowledge transfer. FONDECYT Project 1221153Landscape structure and dynamics in a changing world: assessing the role of climate change and seismic drivers on the geographic structure and distribution of the cattail-tidal flat complex in coastal wetlands of southern Chile. PI. Dr. Fabio Labra (link)

Current Presentations

  • Rozbaczylo, N., O. Díaz-Díaz, R.A. Moreno & P. Gárate. 2023. Poliquetos bentónicos de isla Robinson Crusoe, Archipiélago de Juan Fernández: nuevos registros de nereididos (Polychaeta: Nereididae). XLII Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, 22-26 de mayo, Puerto Montt, Chile. Pág. 352. PDF

Current collaborations

  • Faunamar Ltda., Chile – Prof. Nicolás Rozbaczylo & Dr. Óscar Díaz-Díaz (link)
  • Laboratorio de Genética y Evolución, Universidad de Chile – Dr. Marco Méndez (link)
  • Centro de Investigación para el Cambio Climático, UST, Chile – Dr. Fabio Labra (link) & Dr. Nelson Lagos (link)
  • Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Germany – Dr. Darko D. Cotoras (link)
  • Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Concepción, Chile – Dra. Nicol Fuentes (link)

Guest Scientist / Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor. MSc Program of Marine Ecology, UCSC, Chile (link)
  • Guest Scientist. Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE), Lima 
  • Guest Scientist. Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), Germany 


  • Postdoctorate. Instituto de Biología, P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile – Torres-Pérez Lab (link)
  • Doctoral Associate. Paleolab, U. Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile – Dr. Marcelo Rivadeneira (link)
  • Doctoral Associate. Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad (IEB) – U. de Chile – Dr. Elie Poulin (link)