• Playón watershed
  • Bobonaza sacred shore
    Bobonaza sacred shore
  • Mojanda peak
    Mojanda sacred peak
  • El Angel páramo and interandean valley
    Páramo and hidden valley
  • El Yunke
    El Yunke sacred cove


There are several colleagues participating in the NMC.  Among them, faculty at the University of Georgia's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Institute of Native American Studies and several units, including anthropology, environmental design, ecology, forestry, etc.  Some research groups have been formed, such as the Willson Center's Research Cluster on Indigenous Foods and Fibers and the Neotropical Montology Initiative of LACSI.

Director:  Fausto O. Sarmiento

Prospective Post-Doc:  Dr. Nicolay Aguirre

Former students: César Cotacachi, Mario Giraldo, Mario Donoso, David Cotacachi, Brandon Combs.

Current students:  Ian Rossiter

Incoming students:  Estefania Palacios, Inhye Kong

Prospective student: Juan Maita