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
Station Name: Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
Mailing Address: Desert Ecological Research Unit of Nambia at Gobabeb, PO Box 1592, Swakopmund, Namibia
Year of establishment:
23° 34' S 15° 03' E
15° 03' E
Affiliations: The station is part of a
non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and
Affiliations: The station is part of a non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Is the Field Station open all year? yes
5 (1 permanent, 4 semi permanent)
Scientific: 5 (1 permanent, 4 semi permanent)
Does your field station have a specialized area of study? The station is involved in arid lands research, education and preservation (through the Ministry of Environment and Tourism).
Is the Field Station available to visiting
scientists and/or students?
Are Research Grants available?
Are Internships available? No
Describe the Biotic communities available at the Field Station: Herbaceous Desert, Lotic Waters (ephemeral rivers and salt stream).
Which facilities are available at the
Field Station? (Check those which apply)
25 in 4 units
25 in 4 units
Describe significant equipment and/or special
equipment available at the Field Station:
soil and plant analysis lab, root measuring equipment, root scanner, infrared
soil and plant analysis lab, root measuring equipment, root scanner, infrared gas analyzer.
Are there recreational opportunities? Some