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Panamanian archaeology

Pioneering Panama's past

July 12, 2019

A new generation stands on the shoulders of giant (archaeologists)

Trapped in time

Unearthing the prehistoric plant species of Panama

July 04, 2019

Little is known about the early flora of the isthmus. The first Panamanian paleobotanist aims to change this

Insects need empathy

Insects need empathy

July 03, 2019

Yves Basset, who heads insect monitoring efforts for the Smithsonian ForestGEO program and Greg Lamarre, from the University of South Bohemia, present immediate, science-based actions that mitigate insect decline.


STRI at the Anthropology congress, Steve Paton at mangrove workshop, new park ranger building, Punta Culebra updates, and more

June 28, 2019
Leaf detective

Searching for clues among fossilized leaves

June 20, 2019

Analyzing the fossil vegetation from millions of years ago, Mónica Carvalho seeks to understand the environmental conditions that led to the evolution of Neotropical forests as we know them today.

Colombian Andes

Flickering sky islands generate Andean biodiversity

June 19, 2019

Giving rise to the richest alpine flora in the world, interconnections between islands of Andean paramo vegetation flicker off and on as global temperatures rise and fall during the last million years

The marine fossil explorer

The marine fossil explorer

June 13, 2019

The Panamanian scientist Carlos De Gracia discovered the largest known marlin fossil, helped improve the classification of these ancient species and now seeks to understand how the fish of millions of years ago reacted to changes in the ocean similar to those we are experiencing today

Hot Protection

Pathogens may have facilitated the evolution of warm-blooded animals

June 11, 2019

Fever may be less effective at repelling infections in cold-blooded creatures

A life in archaeology

The regional trace of Richard Cooke is recognized in a Costa Rican anthropology magazine

June 07, 2019

The trajectory of the renowned archaeologist of the Smithsonian Institution in Panama spans half a century and has had a tremendous impact in the field of Central American archeology and the careers of dozens of researchers. A magazine from the University of Costa Rica honors him.


Biomuseo Talk, Stanley Heckadon’s Medal, Tribute to Richard Cooke’s Legacy, Princeton Course at STRI, and more

May 29, 2019
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