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Research

Conduct research in Payamino

Individuals or institutions wishing to conduct research at the Timburi Cocha Research Station are required to complete the research application below. Additionally, you must fill out a risk assessment, ethics form, and health declaration signed by your GP.

The research application and associated forms may be dowloaded individually here: Timburi research forms.
Or they may be downloaded all together here: Timburi research application.

If you have any trouble downloading these, please do not hesitate to request them.

Researchers are also required to obtain suitable permits to carry out their work in Payamino; alternatively, the station manager may be able to arrange your permit for a fee. For more information on obtaining research permits in Ecuador, please email info@timburi.org.

A copy of any report or publication resulting from research conducted in Payamino must be provided to the Timburi Cocha Research Station and the community of San José de Payamino. If more than one report or publication is produced from your research in Payamino, a full report of your work here must be provided in Spanish and additional write-ups may be provided in original language.

Additionally, your permit from the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment will require submission of a report or translation of publication in Spanish. You are responsable for ensuring the Ministry receives this, though the station manager can assist you if necessary.

Research goals

Though you are welcome to submit a research application to study any topic relevant to Payamino or the Amazon, we will prioritise research that helps us meet the research goals of the station.

The Timburi Research Station aims to facilitate and support:

1) The monitoring of all levels of biodiversity in the areas surrounding San José de Payamino, Orellana Province, Ecuador and the neighbouring Sumaco Napo-Galeras Biosphere Reserve. We are particularly interested in supporting work on birds, large mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees and epiphytes.

2) Environmental monitoring in the areas surrounding San José de Payamino, Orellana Province, Ecuador and the neighbouring Sumaco Napo-Galeras Biosphere Reserve. We are particularly interested in supporting work on water quality, forest cover, habitat use, environmental clines and ecosystem service provision.

3) Anthropogenic research in the areas surrounding San José de Payamino, Orellana Province, Ecuador and the neighbouring Sumaco Napo-Galeras Biosphere Reserve. We are particularly interested in supporting work on human land use, cultural relationships, governance and the environment and ecosystem service provision.