Mission: Our mission is to carry out frontier scientific research on biodiversity, in the context of past, present and future environmental changes; to train new generations of scientists; and to contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of natural heritage for the social, economic and cultural development of Chile.
Vision: In the IEB we want to develop in three main areas, being the generation of scientific knowledge the central axis of our present and future work. Science area: we aspire to be a world class institute in frontier scientific research and its application for the sustainable development of Chile. This also implies being a training center for advanced training of undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring of young researchers. Technology transfer and development: we want to establish a close link with the public and private sector in the country, playing a collaborative role with Chilean public services in the solution of environmental problems, and being a source of scientific information to enhance the sustainability of Chilean industry based on natural resources. Science Communication Scope: We seek to communicate the scientific knowledge produced by IEB researchers to a wide range of non-scientific audiences, understanding their different needs and promoting their appreciation for science and the importance of protecting biodiversity.
The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.
The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.
We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.
These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.
This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.