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Communication | General | Laboratory | Other Facilities


  • Telephone and fax.
  • Internet access including e-mail and FTP.

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  • 24-hour line power with generator backup (110/220v, 60 cycle).
  • Air-conditioned work spaces, including 9 double occupancy offices.
  • Screened work space with running water.
  • Six 4x10 meter shade houses.
  • Screened seminar /course room (space for 60 people).
  • Carousel slide projector and screen.
  • Overhead projector.
  • Library containing a collection of reprints of La Selva-related publications, complete set of Biotropica, floras of Costa Rica, Barro Colorado Island, Panamá, Guatemala, and Río Palenque, basic biological and statistical references; recent OTS course books; a taped language course in Spanish; and a small but highly pertinent collection of books related to rain forest and tropical biology. The station receives Science and Current Contents.
  • Reference collections: laminated photocopy herbarium (about 95% of flora represented); fish and herps (photos)

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La Selva offers 1000 m² of laboratory infrastructure where station users can have personal working space with or without air conditioning (A/C). There are 22 offices of different sizes, plus benches and working tables to accommodate users according to their needs and the amount of time they will be on station.

More information about La Selva's Laboratory

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Other facilities

  • GIS (Geographic Information System) laboratory.
  • Wood/metal/electronic shop.
  • Four-wheel-drive vehicle available for local rent.
  • Boat available for rent (with driver).
  • 50 kilometers of footpaths.
  • 5.2 kilometer paved bicycle path providing access to western portion of property.
  • Public-use bicycle and cargo bike, and covered bicycle parking area.

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Last Updated ( 07/04/12 )
Organization for Tropical Studies
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