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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, Rio Piedras Campus, Environmental Sciences Department, College of Natural Sciences 
CN C-225

Postal Address and Contact information:
Environmental Sciences Department 
College of Natural Sciences
17 AVE Universidad STE 1701
San Juan, PR 00925-2537
Tel. (787) 764 - 0000 (ext. 88220)

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. 88290
evfs_ites@yahoo.com
evfs@ites.upr.edu

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