OTS maintains four research stations, three in Costa Rica (La Selva, Las Cruces, Palo Verde) and one in South Africa (Skukuza).
To learn about each of our research stations, please visit the sections below.
La Selva Research Station
The species richness of La Selva is outstanding, with more than 2,077 species of plants; 125 species of mammals (72 of them bats); 470 species of birds; 48 amphibian species; 87 species of reptiles; 45 species of freshwater fish; and tens of thousands of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.More Info
Las Cruces Research Station
Las Cruces Research Station protects one of the largest remaining fragments of tropical wet premontane Forest in Coto Brus County, southern Costa Rica.More Info
Palo Verde Research Station
Palo Verde Research Station, located in the 20,000 hectare Palo Verde National Park, holds one of the largest and most important Central American wetlands and harbors one of the most intact patches of tropical lowland dry forest remaining in Central America.More Info
Skukuza Research Station
Staff and visiting scientists focus on ecological pattern and process, employing both observational and experimental approaches in short-term and long-term studies.More Info
OTS collects biotic and abiotic information about the research stations in Costa Rica. Access this information here.More Info