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Photo taken at Tiputini wins BMC Ecology and Evolution Image Competition 2021

This stark image taken at Tiputini and submitted by an evolutionary biologist and conservation photographer Roberto Garcia-Roa won the ‘Behavioral Ecology category’ award at the BMC Ecology and Evolution Competition. "I found this epic scene in a wall of Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador... Read More

New text published on the hyper-diverse fauna of Yasuní

As an invitation to the most diverse group of organisms in the most diverse parcel of land on the planet, Guía de los Artrópodos del Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador (Field Guide to the Arthropods of the Yasuní National Park) by Fernando Carceller and Kelly Swing is a compact photographic introduction to the major groups... Read More

Current impacts on field stations and field courses

The pandemic that has gripped the world for more than a full year has impacted all our lives in untold ways and is also having serious consequences for research in remote regions of the planet. Travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19 have essentially... Read More

Two different species of pygmy marmoset in the western Amazon

A team of primatologists from USFQ, Northern Illinois University, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana, reported the existence of two species of pygmy marmosets in the Ecuadorian Amazon... Read More

Kelly Swing - TBS Director Emeritus

When USFQ administrators approached Kelly Swing in 1993 with the idea of establishing a biological field station in the Ecuadorian Amazon, “el Oriente”, he was fascinated by the possibility but immediately concerned about all the potential challenges. In the broadest sense, western Amazonia, particularly alon... Read More

David Romo - TBS Director Emeritus

David Romo’s work for TBS began in June 1996 as camp administrator. Although he always wanted to work towards conservation in Yasuní, he never imagined he would have the opportunity to serve in a place and institution as USFQ/TBS. During these 25 years, most of...Read More

Loss of an invaluable Tiputini founder and champion

To put it simply, the Tiputini Biodiversity Station would not exist if not for the dedicated engagement and profound commitment of Dr. Thomas H. Kunz, an outstanding professor of biology at Boston University and globally renowned bat specialist... Read More

Another legacy sealed…

In 1994, Dr. Terry Erwin, a lifelong Smithsonian entomologist, first came to Yasuní, explicitly to evaluate the environmental impacts of a newly opened oil road on the diversity of insects... Read More