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What’s lurking under the forest?

What’s lurking under the forest?

September 23, 2019

As part of her doctoral work, Heather Stewart is exploring what factors influence the marine sessile community growing on mangrove roots and what is driving the coral invasion of Bocas del Toro mangrove forests, a unique phenomenon

New artifacts

More gold, less Surfer's Ear

September 17, 2019

A bony growth among the remains of Paleoindians from the Gulf of Panama reflects changes in their cultural activities over time

Tackling intruders

Invaders are lunch for local marine species

September 10, 2019

Native predators could contribute to controlling the abundance and expansion of invasive species

Hot and breathless

Learning to live without oxygen

September 05, 2019

In Bocas del Toro’s Caribbean waters in Panama, a STRI postdoctoral fellow asks how marine life responds to low oxygen levels and higher temperatures in the ocean

Micro mighty

An invisible story is revealed through the senses

September 03, 2019

Through sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow Jennifer Gil-Acevedo makes the world of microalgae accessible to all

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STRI Commemorates Panama City’s 500th Anniversary, Jeremy Jackson Elected to NAS, Golden Frog Festival 2019 and more

August 30, 2019

STRI Commemorates Panama City’s 500th Anniversary, Jeremy Jackson Elected to NAS, Golden Frog Festival 2019 and more

Corn in Panama: 500 Years and More

Corn in Panama: 500 Years and More

August 16, 2019

In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Panama City, a STRI exhibition celebrates the close relationship between Panamanians and corn, from its use by the first settlers of the isthmus to the present

Pirates to plovers

A photographic guide to the wildlife of Panama’s old city

August 13, 2019

As Panama City celebrates it’s 500th birthday, STRI’s Steven Paton explores the biodiversity of Panama Viejo, an important historical and archaeological site

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Bats use leaves as mirrors to find their prey in the dark

August 09, 2019

Bats can find motionless insects on leaves in the dark. This was thought to be impossible, because the acoustic camouflage provided by the leaves should confuse their echolocation system. Inga Geipel and colleagues discovered how they overcome this problem.

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New BioMuseo exhibits, Staff awards, Gamboa Science Day… and more

July 31, 2019

New BioMuseo exhibits, Staff awards, Gamboa Science Day, R-Course, UCSB Smithsonian-Scholars Summer Program, Tropical Plant Ecophysiology Symposium, new book on park flora, Crocodile project honored by SENACYT, Oris Sanjur featured in book, new ORCID numbers, Children's Day at Punta Culebra and Tupper renovation project.

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