Canopy Crane Access System

Useful information for the Confirmed user

The information here is directed at researchers who are confirmed crane users.

Description of crane study sites


Useful files and bibliography

Bibliography of International Canopy Crane Network (2003)
Basset, Y. Horlyck, V. & S.J. Wright (eds) 2003. Studying Forest Canopies from Above: The International Canopy Crane Network . Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and UNEP, Panama City
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Canopy bibliography at the International Canopy Network site

International Canopy Crane Network

Want to organize a large project centered on the cranes in Panama?

A large entomological project, IBISCA, centered on the San Lorenzo crane, was organized in 2003-2005. Its aims are to study the beta-diversity and vertical stratification of ca. 60 arthropod groups. It involved 45+ participants in the field and over 100 scientists from 16 countries in the identification of collections.

STRI would like to emulate similar large-scale projects centered on the cranes, for example on the topics of plant ecophysiology (gas exchange, water transport, light limitation), epiphyte ecology, fungal ecology, biotic interactions, pollination biology, food web ecology, etc. With the excellent infrastructure at STRI, it is relatively easy to concentrate a group of top researchers at either or both crane locations to investigate key topics in canopy and forest biology. To discuss such collaborative projects, please contact us.


Want to organize a canopy-related course centered on the cranes in Panama?

STRI is also eager to get students exposed to canopy and forest biology. Safe and convenient canopy access with canopy cranes opens the possibility of teaching courses centered on one of the most important components of forest ecosystems, the upper canopy. To discuss this matter, please contact us.

Useful links

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