IOBFS Directory Form

The goal of IOBFS is to assist field stations worldwide by promoting communication among field stations and communication between stations and the general public.  This information gathered from this form will serve as a source of information for the International Directory of Field Stations, published and distributed by IOBFS. After completing, please email to OBFS International Committee Chairman  Dr. Richard L. Wyman, (as Word or HTML file attachment) or mail to The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, PO Box 189, Rensselaerville, NY 12147 USA.

Station Name: Makerere University Biological Field Station

Mailing Address: PO Box 409, Fort Portal, Uganda

Phone:                    Fax: +256-493-2636 

Contact person: Dr. Gilbert Isabirye-Basuta

Year of establishment:  

Geographic location:

latitude: 0 13' - 0 41' N
longitude: 30 19' - 30 32' E
elevation (m.a.s.l.):

Area (hectares): 76600

Affiliations: Makerere University and the Wildlife Conservation Society

Is the Field Station open all year? yes

Permanent Staff:

Scientific: 2

Technical: 6

Does your field station have a specialized area of study?  The station is involved in research, education and conservation related to tropical forests.

Is the Field Station available to visiting scientists and/or students? Yes

Are Research Grants available? Yes

Are Internships available? No

Describe the Biotic communities available at the Field Station: Evergreen Tropical Rain Forest, Lotic Waters, Wetlands, Agroecosystems.

Which facilities are available at the Field Station? (Check those which apply)

Lab Space: yes


Cabin Beds:


Kitchens: yes

Describe significant equipment and/or special equipment  available at the Field Station: chemistry lab, sampling equipment

Are there recreational opportunities?  Yes, hiking trails in forest, birding

Additional Comments: 

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