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

Excursion to the tropical mountain rain forest and the bushy páramo

We will organize a bus trip to the tropical mountain rain forest and the research station of the German research group, Estación Scientífica San Francisco (ECSF), at 1830 m a.s.l., in the valley of San Francisco River, half way to Zamorra, 40 km drive.

Hike into the forest

We will go for a walk into the forest up to about 2100 m a.s.l. The forest is accessible by steep, wooden stairs and/or a muddy path. Temperature during day time is about 20°C, but it may be very wet. Please bring boots (or rubber boots) and rain jackets with you. We will have a small lunch there. On our the way back we will visit the bushy páramo at 2700 m a.s.l. on pass El Tiro. Maybe very windy and wet again.



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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