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Bayano Event Brings three cultures closer

Bayano Event Brings three cultures closer

October 31, 2014

Before the Pan-American Highway dead-ends in the rainforests of eastern Panama, travelers cross the Bayano River...

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Teacher training at Galeta

Teacher training at Galeta

October 31, 2014

30 teachers from hard-to-reach communities along the Caribbean coast east and west of Colon convened at Galeta Point Marine Laboratory to participate in a workshop, “Teaching through hands-on involvement and classification of organisms”...

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Superheated Tropical Ants At Risk To Climate Change

Superheated Tropical Ants At Risk To Climate Change

October 27, 2014

The highest maximum temperature tolerated by any of the 88 ant species tested was 56 C. This Ectatomma ant may encounter exceptionally high temperatures on sun-exposed branches...

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Dunes Reveal Biodiversity Secrets

Dunes Reveal Biodiversity Secrets

October 20, 2014

Ancient, acidic and nutrient-depleted dunes in Western Australia are not an obvious place to answer a question that has vexed tropical biologists for decades...

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¡CHISPA! RECEIVES THREE-YEAR GRANT FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

¡CHISPA! RECEIVES THREE-YEAR GRANT FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

October 20, 2014

STRI’s highly successful after-school science mentoring program for at-risk youth in Panama received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of State, which awarded a grant on Oct. 7 to fund ¡CHISPA¡ for three years...

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PANAMA’S TENTH OCEANS MONTH CELEBRATIONS WRAPS UP AT STRI

PANAMA’S TENTH OCEANS MONTH CELEBRATIONS WRAPS UP AT STRI

October 20, 2014

With a series of presentations focused on sustainable management of marine resources, STRI hosted the closing forum of Panama’s tenth Ocean Month at the end of September...

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New Major Review from Forest Research Network

New Major Review from Forest Research Network

October 13, 2014

Permafrost thaw drives forest loss in Canada, while drought has killed trees in Panama, southern India and Borneo...

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Heckadon honored by Panama City leaders

Heckadon honored by Panama City leaders

October 13, 2014

At the 35th anniversary of Panama City’s Ancón district, STRI staff scientist Stanley Heckadon was named distinguished citizen, and received the key to the city from Mayor José Blandón...

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Panama’s BioMuseo Opens

Panama’s BioMuseo Opens

October 06, 2014

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the inauguration of the country’s BioMuseo on Sept. 30 beneath scarlet, blue and yellow cantilevered roofs like wings of a scarlet macaw...

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Scientists Discover New Poison Dart Frog Species in Donoso, Panama

Scientists Discover New Poison Dart Frog Species in Donoso, Panama

September 29, 2014

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí...

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