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Instituto de Biología,
Nacional Autónoma de México
Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México (IBUNAM),
housing the largest scorpion collection in Mexico, provides laboratory space and
collection facilities for the REVSYS project. The geographical location of the
Instituto and its political affiliations make possible fieldwork in Mexico that
is fundamental to the REVSYS Vaejovidae project goals.
mission of IBUNAM is to conduct scientific research into the origin,
interactions, distribution, composition, use and conservation of biological
diversity. In addition to safeguarding the National Biological Collections, the
Instituto develops human resources in the biological sciences and promotes the
understanding and conservation of Mexican biodiversity to the public.
IBUNAM is one of the larger Mexican institutions conducting scientific research
in biology. The faculty of IBUNAM comprises two departments,
Zoology, in addition to the
Botanical Garden, the
Station of Tropical Biology ‘Chamela’ and the
Station of Tropical Biology ‘Los Tuxtlas’, located in the states of Jalisco
and Veracruz, respectively.
of its educational responsibilities, the IBUNAM offers a Graduate Program
(Masters and PhD) in the Biological Sciences, the objective of which is to train
Details of some of the major facilities and equipment available at IBUNAM for
this project are accessible through
links on the menu to the left of this page.
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