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The species diversity at Panguana is an inexhaustible source for fascinating research as has been performed there for nearly 50 years by scientists from around the world

Research of the Panguana

Especially surprising, time and again, is that each expedition encounters a different spectrum of species. The complexity of the tropical rainforest ecosystem poses perennial challenges, as reflected in the very diverse research approaches currently taken at Panguana. Please see the following overview:

Interactive research approaches within the Panguana project

After the many years of research activities at Panguana a number of interactive approaches spanning several subject areas have emerged that are intended to be addressed in the future in collaboration with various national and international institutions. Partners for scientific cooperation on any of the following topics would be most welcome.

  • Soil biology
  • Flowers and pollinators
  • Ants, myrmecophiles, antbirds
  • Caterpillars and forage crops
  • Bromeliad ecosystems
  • Bark habitats
  • Inhabitants of very small, ephemeral waterbodies
  • Biology of forest streams and ponds
  • Seed dispersal
  • Fungi
  • Parasites and their hosts
  • Tree top research
  • Indicator species and climate change
  • Resources for sustainable use

Collecting at Panguana and the long-term destinations of resulting material are subject to certain rules defined in cooperation treaties
and in corresponding statutes laid down by a Peruvian conservation agency (SERFOR).

 Regulations download