RESEARCH

Driving Scientific Discovery & Knowledge

EDUCATION

Enriching Human Perception of Nature

POLICY

Enhancing Woldwide Policy in the Tropics

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a non-profit consortium of nearly sixty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide, with operations in three countries and research stations and education programs in Costa Rica and South Africa. For the last half century OTS has been the world’s leading institution in the study of tropical biology, with more than 360 courses in tropical ecology, conservation and global health and over 8000 students trained, including many of the world’s leading tropical ecologists.

Our purpose is to sustain our tropical ecosystems by driving scientific discovery and knowledge, by enriching human perception of nature and by enhancing worldwide policy actions in the tropics.

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OTS By the Numbers

816

Groups

816 faculty-led courses at OTS stations

5000+

Publications

5,000+ publications

10620

Students

10,620 students trained, alumni from 70+ countries

364

Courses

364 OTS courses taught