Proposals for independent research to be conducted at
Yanayacu will be reviewed by the research
associates before final approval. All proposals should
be short, conscise, and submitted over email to Harold
Greeney. All necessary permits must be obtained through the
Proposals should contain:
- Brief introduction to the proposed topic
- Brief summary of time table, goals, and reasons for
- Brief explanation of the methods
- Detailed explanation of any manipulations or
collections involving organisms at Yanayacu
- Source of financial or academic support
- CV of the principal investigator
- Summary of numbers and rough qualifications of any
students or assistants working on the project
What is expected of
All researchers conducting studies at Yanayacu are
expected to adhere to the strictest research standards and
are expected to show respect and responsibility for the
facilities, environment and organisms involved in the study.
All proposed activities such as mist netting birds, climbing
trees, and collecting and handling organisms should be
carried out by qualified and responsible people. Reguardless
of prior experience, investigators and assistants may be
asked to refrain from irresponsible activities which we
consider to cause harm to any aspect of the Yanayacu and
San Isidro Reserve.
Principle investigators should bring copies of at least
10 papers relevant to their field of study. These papers
will be added to the Yanayacu library.
Any questions should be directed to Harold
Greeney at firstname.lastname@example.org.