We are all over Chile!

Find out more about our biological stations and the universities we call home.

The IEB’s researchers come from prestigious universities all over Chile. There are six main universities that host our scientists: The Universidad de La Serena, the Universidad de Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Universidad de Concepción, the Universidad Austral de Chile, and the Universidad de Magallanes. We also have academic links with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and the Patagonian Ecosystems Research Centre in Coyhaique.

The IEB’s biological stations are sites for field research into the ecology and biodiversity of the surrounding native ecosystems. These sites are true natural laboratories, dedicated to research, conservation, education and science communication. Each has its own accommodation facilities and specialised equipment, and is open to researchers, students and other visitors from Chile and abroad, subject to prior booking.

The three stations belong to the Chilean Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Network (LTSER-Chile) and cover everything from the semi-arid ecosystems of the Bosque Fray Jorge National Park, located to the south of the Atacama Desert (30°S), through the temperate rainforests and peatlands of the Senda Darwin Biological Station on Chiloé Island (42°S), to the Magallanes sub-Antarctic ecoregion in the Omora Ethnobotanical Park (55°S), located in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve.

Bosque Fray Jorge National Park

Senda Darwin Biological Station

Omora Ethnobotanical Park