The Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) was established By Dr. Patricia Wright in 1991 to encourage and promote scientific research, training and conservation in the tropics. ICTE trains scientists at all levels through field-based courses, collaborations, and academic exchanges, organizes and conducts biodiversity research and ecological assessments of tropical ecosystems, and coordinates and catalogs the work of over 800 natural and social scientists with a particular emphasis on research work at Ranomafana National Park (RNP) in Madagascar.
ICTE maintains offices and staff at Stony Brook University in the U.S. as well as Antananarivo and Ranomafana in Madagascar. These offices provide logistical support to universities and researchers from around the world who are planning and carrying out research at Centre ValBio, ICTE's research campus located adjacent to RNP, and other parts of Madagascar. Explore ICTE's Research page for a sampling of work currently underway, or peruse the Research Publications page to see results from previous studies.