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.

1. Station Name: Yanayacu Biological Field Station and Center for Creative Studies

2. Mailing Address: Carrión N21-01 y Juan Leon Mera, Quito Ecuador, South America

3. Phone:                                 Fax:                                Email:

4. Web Site URL: 

5. Contact person:

6. Address (if different):  

7. Year of establishment:  1999

8. Geographic location:

latitude:  Napo Providence, Cosanga, Equador
elevation: 2000 meters

9. Area (hectares): 210

10. Affiliations: Private

11. Is the Field Station already part of a regional organization? No

12. Is the Field Station open all year? If not, which months? Yes

13. Permanent Staff:

Scientific: 2 Entomologist, Ornithologist

Technical: 1

14. Emphasis of Field Station (i.e. research, education, preservation): All

15. Does your field station have a specialized area of study? If so, what is it?  No

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

17. Is the Field Station involved with University-level classes? Not currently but being planned

18. Are Research Grants available? Limited

19. Are Internships available? Yes

20. Describe the Biotic communities available at the Field Station? 

Evergreen Tropical rain forest, Tropical Paramo, freshwater ecosystems include rivers/streams and wetlands

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

Lab Space: shared

Dorms: yes                                   Number of Beds: 8 (more planned)

Cabins:                                         Number of Beds:

Meals: provided but not prepared without additional fees

Kitchenettes: Group Kitchen

22. Describe significant equipment and/or special equipment  available at the Field Station:

Chemical Lab:

Temperature controlled rooms:

Sampling equipment:


Special equipment (please list): onsite insect reference collection

 23. Are there recreational opportunities (i.e., beaches, trails, etc.)?  trout fishing, trails, white water rafting

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