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)