Learning from Nature

Open for Researchers and Educators

Manu Biological Station provides research and educational opportunities to monitor and study in real-time the impacts of global change and other pressures on biodiversity and ecosystem function of the Andes-Amazon.

Integrate field biology with the most advanced conservation technologies. Come and  contribute with the understanding and protection of Manu’s biodiversity.

Facilities & Resources

Lovejoy Lab

Mercury & Genomics Laboratory

24 hour electricity & internet

Lab Equipment

Lab with essential lab equipment, tables and chairs

Conference Room

A large multipurpose meeting space

Trail system

Access to more than 40 km/25 miles of geo-referenced trails

Storage space

Space to store your field equipment during your stay

Elevation gradient

Elevations spanning between 480 – 1200  meters


Comfortable private cabins and dorms

Visitor Guide

Download our Visitor Guide and learn all what you need to know before your trip, including details about the research station, how to get there, our facilities, trail map, the community, and more.

Our Programs

Our team of field biologists work in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and on a different variety of topics.

Entomological Biodiversity

Using various sampling techniques and DNA metabarcoding our team assess changes on invertebrates’ diversity and composition along an elevation gradient.


This project focuses on studying the diversity and species abundance of potential Leishmania spp. vectors to better understand population dynamics, physical, chemical and ecological requirements.

Soundscape baseline project

In collaboration with the Sound Forest Lab (University of Wisconsin-Madison), this project documents the natural variation in forests soundcapes to track and monitor changes over time.


The Alto Madre de Dios River basin harbors ~21% of freshwater fish in Peru. This program aims to deepen the knowledge of freshwater fish diversity in the Peruvian Amazon using morphological and molecular tools.

Camera Trapping

We use camera traps  to monitor and track changes of wildlife populations across different forest types and elevations in Manu Biological Station.

Lovejoy Lab

Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Genomics Lab

To honor Dr. Tom Lovejoy’s commitment to the preservation of the Amazon, we are building the “Lovejoy Lab.” The Lab commemorates Dr. Lovejoy’s legacy by advancing research on local and regional biodiversity, including threats, along the Andes down to lowland Amazon. Using advanced conservation technology tools, the 200 m2 lab provides unique opportunities to train researchers, students and study poorly known aspects of the Andes Amazon biodiversity.

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy. Photo: World Wildlife Fund

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