Investigation Units

Agri-Food Sciences

Leonelo Oviedo Ecological Reserve. Biology School, Montes de Oca (RLO, for its acronym in Spanish)

This urban forest not only represents an important place for educational activities, research, and formal and informal environmental education, but also represents a refuge for several groups of organisms such as plants, fungi, lichens, insects, birds (both resident and migratory) and small mammals, many typical of the pre-montane moist forest. Its main objectives are: to preserve a sample of the natural environment characteristic of the Montes de Oca region; to serve as a living laboratory for (formal and informal) teaching and for research; to serve as a refuge for several native flora and fauna species of the area. It has a trail of approximately 400m, which runs through most of the small forest.