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 Newsletter of the Organization for Tropical Studies, issues 2008 e-Canopy

E-Canopy is a monthly electronic newsletter for friends of OTS, available in English and Spanish.

SA Newsletter of the Organization for Tropical Studies, Volume 2007View From the Canopy

View from the Canopy is a printed newsletter produced by the Development Office as a benefit to our members.



The Amigos Newsletter is a biannual publication of the Las Cruces Biological Station and Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden, offering Friends of OTS' field station in San Vito (southwestern Costa Rica) botanical news, articles by biologists on locally-based research, and human interest accounts about life in a rural Costa Rican community.


Organization Overview



Why the Tropics?

  • Home to more than 80% of earth’s biodiversity.
  • Source of many common products in daily life.
  • Anchor of the world’s climate.
  • A region facing rapid and destructive change.


    OTS Annual Report, 2006OTS Annual Report

    The Annual Report is the English language summary of activities for the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). It includes a summary of all courses with listings of students and their institutions, lists of research fellowships awarded, all research at OTS biological stations, information on biological station infrastructure, research highlights and visitation, list of donors, grants and contracts, and audited financial reports

     Strategic Plan 2006-2016

    Strategic Plan 2006-2016

    The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is an internationally recognized, not-for-profit consortium of over 60 universities, colleges, and research institutions from throughout the United States, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. Founded in 1963, OTS provides innovative, field-based training in tropical studies for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. The Organization also facilitates research on tropical ecosystems, and engages in programs which support the responsible use of natural resources. OTS operates three premier research stations in Costa Rica: La Selva Biological Station in the Atlantic lowland rainforest; Palo Verde Biological Station in the Pacific deciduous dry forest; and Las Cruces Biological Station in the premontane forest near the Panamanian border.


    Manual of Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Groups in Ecology and the Environmental SciencesManual of Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Groups in Ecology and the Environmental Sciences

    The Manual of Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Groups in Ecology and the Environmental Sciences was developed by the OTS Advisory Committee for Academic Diversity and funded by the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program within the U.S. National Science Foundation. The Manual of Best Practices is a reference guide for exploring the factors influencing African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students entry and persistence in ecology and environmental sciences and highlights OTS and other programs that promote identification, recruitment, and retention of students from underrepresented groups in the sciences who pursue advanced degrees in these disciplines.


    Tropical Science for the 21st Century40th Anniversary - Symposium

    Information about the symposium including an OTS timeline over 40 years of education, research, and conservation in the tropics, speaker abstracts, and poster abstracts.


    OET Liana, Agosto 2002OET Liana en Español

    LIANA es el boletín institucional semestral y se produce tanto en español como en inglés. Incluye detalles de los cursos que ofrece la Organización para estudiantes de posgrado, pregrado y para profesionales, la investigación que se realiza en las estaciones biológicas en Costa Rica y las actividades en pro de la conservación. Contiene además noticias de las estaciones biológicas, artículos acerca de los exalumnos, así como tours a los trópicos coordinados por la OET


    OTS Liana, Spring 2005OTS Liana in English

    LIANA is the bi-annual institutional newsletter printed both in English and Spanish. It includes details of the Organization's graduate, undergraduate and professional courses, research conducted at the biological stations in Costa Rica, conservation activities, biological station updates, alumni features, and travel opportunities to the tropics held by OTS.

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