Chile's first Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) Network develops a new scientific model that will permit not only the improvement of interdisciplinary research but also its integration into the decision making and social development of the country with the following actions:
- assure the physical and human infrastructure to conduct long-term research;
- link projects and researchers for comparative and latitudinal studies that address relevant questions about the socio-ecological dimensions of global change; and
- form a new generation of academics and professionals with International and interdisciplinary field course experiences.
- extends over the largest latitudinal range of temperate forests in the Southern Hemisphere,
- corresponds to the area of the world with the least atmospheric deposition,
- includes a range of the driest, wettest and coldest sites of South American temperate forests, and
- integrate the efforts of three sites with as much as 20 years of experience in long-term research and pioneering initiatives in the integration of academic disciplines and academia with society.