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Advisory Board Visit, In Honor of Tony Coates, Rachel Page’s Award, Galeta Guides at Biomuseo and Panama Viejo.

January 31, 2020

Advisory Board Visit, In Honor of Tony Coates, Rachel Page’s Award, Galeta Guides at Biomuseo and Panama Viejo.

Olive ridley turtles avoid unfavorable conditions

January 30, 2020

The nomadic nature of these marine turtles allows them to adapt to dynamic environmental factors, but presents a conservation challenge that STRI researchers hope to resolve

NOT a Bird Dropping

January 24, 2020

The discerning eye of staff scientist, Annette Aiello, observed the fearless behavior of an iridescent insect resembling a bird dropping containing embedded, blue seeds.

The history and evolution of STRI, through its science

January 22, 2020

In six months, two library interns classified more than 14,000 STRI scientific articles by location.

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American Biotic Exchange

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American Biotic Exchange

January 15, 2020

Urban and agricultural development and deforestation along the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor might be generating a new passageway for invasive species adapted to human disturbance.

A Bee’s-Eye-View of Panama in the late 1800’s

A Bee’s-Eye-View of Panama in the late 1800’s

January 13, 2020

Bees and their pollen reveal the environment of the first Cathedral on the American mainland, as do photos by preeminent landscape photographer, Eadweard Muybridge.

Solving a crusty mystery

Solving a crusty mystery

December 30, 2019

Why do some male bats have sticky, odorous arms? The first clues only led to more questions. But now a new sleuth, Mariana Muñoz-Romo, described by a colleague as “probably the world’s expert on chemical communication in a bat species,” is on the case.

STRILights 2019

Join us to celebrate some of the discoveries and achievements made in 2019

December 23, 2019
Fishing exclusion zones to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama

Fishing exclusion zones to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama

December 17, 2019

Researchers identify 11 potential nursery areas of locally common and migratory sharks, which could help support shark conservation efforts in Panama and the region.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The universe of fungi that inhabit plants

December 12, 2019

How do microorganisms influence seed survival in the forest?

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