Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Affiliates & Partners

The Neotropical Ecology Institute is a network of faculty, staff and students at Tulane who share a common interest in the Latin American tropical environment. This is a region of enormous biological diversity and natural resources which faces daunting threats and challenges from rapid economic development, lack of resources, poor government policies, and rapid population growth. We aim to help each other generate knowledge to better understand and solve critical environmental problems in Latin America and the Caribbean; we do this through supporting interdisciplinary teaching and education, and promoting greater interdisciplinary communication, sharing of research findings and collaboration in research.