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The Department of Environmental Science (DES) of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras The Department of Environmental Science (DES) operates as a unit within the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico. The Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES) was merged into DES in January 2012.

Physical address:
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Department of Environmental Science (DES)
Ponce de Leon Ave.
Anexo Facundo Bueso Office 207
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931

Postal Address and Contact information:
Department of Environmental Science (DES)
University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras
P.O. Box 70377
San Juan, PR 00936-8377
Tel. (787) 764 - 0000 (ext. 88220)
Fax (787) 772 -1481
Web site: http://envsci.uprrp.edu/
Previously: Institute of Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES) - merged with the Program of Environmental Health and became the DES in 2012

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. It is located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico on the grounds of the  University of Puerto Rico, Agricultural Experimental Station. Contact Information:
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
USDA Forest Service
Jardín Botánico Sur 1201
Calle Ceiba San Juan, PR 00926-1119
Tel. (787) 766-5335
Fax (787) 766-6302
Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/iitf/home
El Verde Field Station:

Located within El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, surrounded by tropical rainforests representative of many Caribbean island ecosystems. Research focuses on forest dynamics, stream ecology and hydrology, and ecosystem processes. Most research is conducted by the Luquillo LTER  program and by scientists from the University of Puerto Rico and universities in mainland US.

Physical address:
El Verde Field Station
Puerto Rico 186 El Yunque National Forest
Rio Grande, Río Grande 00745, Puerto Rico 198 m NW
18.321163, -65.819911‎ (+18° 19' 16.19", -65° 49' 11.68")

Tel. 787-764-0000 ext. 6730 or 4381
evfs_ites@yahoo.com
evfs@ites.upr.edu

Web site: : http://evfs.ites.upr.edu/Home