Hyphae of mycorrhizal fungus, stained by methyl blue, in the cortical cells of an epiphytic orchid root

Mycorrhizas in
Tropical Forests
September 22-25, 2008, Loja, Ecuador

Place of the Workshop


The city of Loja (170 000 inhabitants, Southern Ecuador, 2100 m) is a safe and calm place with pleasant climate throughout the year (around 20°C). Please read, why we want to conduct the worshop at this place.


The Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL, www.utpl.edu.ec) offers a new congress centre and hotel with lecture rooms and all necessary infrastructures for a productive workshop, including lectures, poster presentations and round table discussions.

The UTPL has housed many international conferences during the last three years, e.g. the scientific congress on Andean orchid mycorrhizas with 300 participants in November 2007.

Campus Map of the UTPL including cenference rooms (pdf file, 0,3 MB)

How to get there



June 8th 2009: Participants publish remark

November 26th 2008:
Report in the TMF-Newsletter: page 11-14 (pdf, 9,4 MB)
October 20th 2008:
Abstract Booklet (pdf, 4.2 MB)
August 18th 2008:
Updated Schedule
July 25th 2008:
Updated Schedule


Hotels and Accomodation

Schedule flights within Ecuador (pdf file, 0,1 MB)

Campus map of UTPL (pdf file, 0,2 MB)

Summary of all news (pdf file, 0,8 MB)

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