We generate scientific knowledge

about biodiversity and the ecosystems of Chile

Our aspiration is to be a world class Institute, engaging in groundbreaking scientific research to support sustainable development in Chile, and as part of this objective we operate as a training centre, providing advanced education for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and mentoring for young researchers.

Our main priority is the generation of frontier scientific knowledge about biodiversity and the ecosystems of Chile, focusing on the biosphere of southern South America. In order to best achieve this, our research is divided into eight areas.

Advanced Biodiversity knowledge

Macroecology

Ecosystem sciences

Palaeoecology

Biology of invasive species

Environmental ethics and biocultural conservation

Biological evolution

Climate change and conservation in productive regions

Undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral education are fundamental priorities for the IEB, and as a result, our research output is far more diverse in terms of content than that of a typical research institute. Training in biodiversity sciences for students and young researchers helps prepare them to face the great scientific challenges presented by the current era of major environmental and regulatory change. Since its foundation ten years ago, the IEB has trained:

IEB Meeting, 2015

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young researchers

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postdoctoral researchers

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students who went on to complete their doctoral degrees

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students who went on to complete their master’s degrees

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students who went on to complete their undergraduate degrees

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The Institute and its researchers are currently working with 130 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

National and international collaboration networks are another fundamental part of the IEB’s structure. Combining the efforts of IEB researchers with those of networks of leading scientists in fields relevant to our work is central to our output of groundbreaking scientific knowledge.

International collaboration has played a key role in 58% of our published scientific articles, a proportion that is above the national average across all scientific fields.

The IEB has participated in the creation of nine international networks, with support from the Millennium Science Initiative, the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), and other sources, the most important of which being:

GENERPaleo (Palaeoecological database generation in South America)
Network for Ecological Theory Integration (NETI)
LTSER Network, Chilean branch of the I-LTER (International Long-Term Ecological Research) Network
STERN – Southern Temperate Ecosystems Research Network.
South American Network for the Study of Invasive Plants in Andean Ecosystems
The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN)

 

  • Our main priority is the generation of frontier scientific knowledge about biodiversity and the ecosystems of Chile, focusing on the biosphere of southern South America. In order to best achieve this, our research is divided into eight areas.

    Advanced Biodiversity knowledge

    Macroecology

    Ecosystem sciences

    Palaeoecology

    Biology of invasive species

    Environmental ethics and biocultural conservation

    Biological evolution

    Climate change and conservation in productive regions

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral education are fundamental priorities for the IEB, and as a result, our research output is far more diverse in terms of content than that of a typical research institute. Training in biodiversity sciences for students and young researchers helps prepare them to face the great scientific challenges presented by the current era of major environmental and regulatory change. Since its foundation ten years ago, the IEB has trained:

    IEB Meeting, 2015

    0

    young researchers

    0

    postdoctoral researchers

    0

    students who went on to complete their doctoral degrees

    0

    students who went on to complete their master’s degrees

    0

    students who went on to complete their undergraduate degrees

    0

    The Institute and its researchers are currently working with 130 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

  • National and international collaboration networks are another fundamental part of the IEB’s structure. Combining the efforts of IEB researchers with those of networks of leading scientists in fields relevant to our work is central to our output of groundbreaking scientific knowledge.

    International collaboration has played a key role in 58% of our published scientific articles, a proportion that is above the national average across all scientific fields.

    The IEB has participated in the creation of nine international networks, with support from the Millennium Science Initiative, the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), and other sources, the most important of which being:

    GENERPaleo (Palaeoecological database generation in South America)
    Network for Ecological Theory Integration (NETI)
    LTSER Network, Chilean branch of the I-LTER (International Long-Term Ecological Research) Network
    STERN – Southern Temperate Ecosystems Research Network.
    South American Network for the Study of Invasive Plants in Andean Ecosystems
    The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN)