Part of the mission of the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is to promote the study of tropical ecosystems, their flora and fauna, and how they are viewed and utilized by local people.  We encourage researchers interested in the study of tropical systems through biological, ecological, anthropological or sociological research, to consider conducting studies at one of Ceiba’s project sites: the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, in the Pichincha province, and the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve in the Manabí province.