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Get Involved! 

Would you like to spend some time in a tropical forest ecosystem?

Would you like to learn about tropical forest biogeochemistry, plant physiology and climate change by doing hands on research and field work?

Would you like to collaborate with an awesome group of scientists and technicians engaged with tropical forest conservation? 

Then come join us in Puerto Rico! 

Interns and Volunteers

Interns will be afforded the opportunity to meet and interact with a wide variety of scientists from different fields and will be trained in numerous scientific techniques.

Tasks will include but are not limited to: maintenance and operation of experimental and scientific equipment, collection and processing of samples (soil, litter fall, water, roots, among others), vegetation censuses and data entry.

If you would like to volunteer or learn about our internship program, please contact us at

Prospective Students

There are multiple avenues available for students who would like to get involved with TRACE.

If you are interested in learning about these opportunities, send an introductory email to with the following information:

-        Tell us about yourself and what excites you about our project
-        Describe your research interests (e.g. research questions and ideas) 
-        Your resume/CV (education background and previous research experience)

We encourage prospective or current graduate students to contact us with their research ideas and interests, and when appropriate, we would be happy to consider sponsoring graduate research fellowship applications to support graduate studies.

Prospective Students

Prospective Collaborators

TRACE provides many opportunities for scientists from different disciplines and institutions to study climate change in tropical forests.


We encourage prospective collaborators to contact us with research ideas that may complement our current objectives. Scientists interested in collaborating with TRACE should download our Collaborator Proposal template and send to for consideration and review by TRACE Principal Investigators.


To improve conservation efforts for tropical forest ecosystems, we need to better understand how they may respond to climate change and extreme climatic events such as hurricanes. 

To achieve this, we need your help! 
If you would like to contribute to our project, please contact us at

Thank you! 

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