Biological Stations

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 specialized 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.