Daniela Mellado Mansilla

Daniela Mellado

Research Interests

I'm interested in the ecology of vascular and non-vascular epiphytes of temperate forests. Particularly, I am interested in the reproductive biology of epiphytic ferns and their tolerance to environmental changes. This information is important for ex-situ conservation of threatened species, and contribute to explaining the distribution of fern species at different spatial scales.

Information about epiphytes in Chile: http://epifitas.cl/


2019- Present PhD student in “Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology”, University of Göttingen, Germany
2007- 2013 Natural Resources Conservation Engineering, Universidad Austral de Chile.

2019-present CONICYT PFCHA/DOCTORADO BECAS CHILE 2019/72190330


Ortega-Solís G, Díaz I, Mellado-Mansilla D, Moreno-González R, Godoy J, Samaniego H (2020). The importance of tree species and size for the epiphytic bromeliad Fascicularia bicolor in a South-American temperate rainforest (Chile). iForest 13: 92-97. – doi:10.3832/ifor2710-013

Mellado-Mansilla, D., Díaz, I. A., Godoy-Güinao, J., Ortega-Solís, G., & Moreno-Gonzalez, R. (2018). Bosque Pehuén Park's Flora: A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Andean Montane Forests in the Araucanía Region, Chile. Natural areas journal, 38(4), 298-312.

Ortega-Solís, G., Díaz, I., Mellado-Mansilla, D., Tello, F., Moreno, R., & Tejo, C. (2017). Ecosystem engineering by Fascicularia bicolor in the canopy of the South-American temperate rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management, 400, 417-428.

Mellado-Mansilla, D., León, C. A., Ortega-Solís, G., Godoy-Güinao, J., Moreno, R., & Díaz, I. A. (2017). Vertical patterns of epiphytic bryophyte diversity in a montane Nothofagus forest in the Chilean Andes. New Zealand journal of botany, 55(4), 514-529.