Science

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 center, 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.

Research Lines