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STRI presents Ecología y evolución en los trópicos to the Panamanian community

May 05, 2008

STRI presents Ecología y evolución en los trópicos to the Panamanian community

STRI presented its most recent book Ecología y evolución en los trópicos to the Panamanian community, the STRI staff and the media, on Tuesday, April 29

STRI presented its most recent book Ecología y evolución en los trópicos to the Panamanian community, the STRI staff and the media, on Tuesday, April 29, at the Tupper Center.

The new book was edited by STRI's tropical ecologist and senior scientist Egbert G. Leigh, Jr., in collaboration with his colleagues, the ecologist Allen Herre, oceanographer Jeremy B.C. Jackson and anthropologist Fernando Santos-Granero (in the photo).

“During the production of this work, the objectives of the editors was clear from the beginning: to make available to the Spanish speaking biologists and biology students the best of STRI: a wide approach of the most diverse, novel and hottest of the studies in the field of tropical research” expressed Fernando Santos-Granero, at the presentation. Santos- Granero also highlighted the role STRI has in the education of the next generation of biologists. Along with a diverse fellowship programs STRI administers, this book is not the first compilation of groundbreaking articles translated to offer Spanish speaking students and biologists. STRI published Evolución en los trópicos in 1982, and Ecología de un bosque tropical: in 1990.

According to Leigh, “the chapters included in this volume share three characteristics. First, they all focus in an aspect of tropical biology. Second, almost all of them are representative of basic research conducted out of love for the subject. Finally, they are the results of research carried out by STRI in Panama, by its scientific staff or students supported by the Institute.”

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