What is the IEB?

The Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity is a non-profit organization whose principal objective is to conduct frontier research into the science behind biodiversity, thus contributing to sustainable development in Chile.

The IEB comprises three structural units:
Science / Technology Transfer and Development / Science Communication.
The Science Unit is the Institute’s main department, and within it the Transfer and Communication Units are inter-disciplinary divisions whose purpose is to promote dialogue and relationships with the public. Maintaining collaboration networks and training scientists are other fundamental aspects of the IEB’s framework.

Our Institute is home to more than 20 researchers from 6 universities around the country, over a hundred postgraduate students conducting research, and a team of more than 20 professionals and technical personnel. The IEB has also created 3 biological stations for the study of biodiversity, strategically located in ecosystems around Chile.