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Economic Complexities of Forest Restoration: What’s in it for landowners?

December 29, 2023

A steady income stream incentivizes tropical landowners to reforest.

STRI at COP 28: A call for nature-based climate solutions and global collaboration

December 14, 2023

Experts from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute emphasized nature-based solutions, discussed ocean resilience, and launched the GEO-TREES initiative for global forest carbon monitoring.

BAT ISLAND: A Journey into the Hidden World of Tropical Bats

December 14, 2023

Meet the 76 species of bats that occupy this small island!

The argument for GEO-TREES, a standard measure of forest carbon

December 06, 2023

Joshua Tewksbury, director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, explains how the development of a global standard measure of forest carbon will jumpstart the carbon economy.

STRI special events, October / November 2023

December 01, 2023

BCI 100-year celebration at the Panama Canal Museum, Visit of the Changuinola Labor Institute, New Resilience Initiative Program Coordinator, Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week and more

Wishing farewell to our friend, Dr. Richard Cooke

November 30, 2023

He would have turned 77 this past October. We deeply miss his endless enthusiasm for learning and his passion for teaching others.

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A revolution in forest carbon verification

November 27, 2023

The new GEO-TREES initiative addresses the uncertainty of satellite estimates of forest carbon by creating a trustworthy global carbon verification system based on existing collaborations among scientists at forest research sites worldwide. Supported by the Bezos Earth Fund, all data will be available free, online.

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Remembering Entomologist Henry P. Stockwell

November 20, 2023

Elizabeth (Liz) Stockwell sent this obituary of her father, STRI research associate, Henry Stockwell, in May, 2023. We published a brief mention at the time and include the entire text here.

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Bilingual Bat Nights, Noches de Murciélagos, along the Panama Canal

November 14, 2023

The first Sunday of every month, residents and visitors join researchers from the Smithsonian Bat Lab to get a close-up look at Panama’s bats.

The highlands of Panama, Central Panama and Darien identified among the 50 Threatened Amphibian Landscapes worldwide

October 19, 2023

A groundbreaking study assessed the extinction risk of more than 8,000 amphibian species worldwide and concluded that two out of five amphibians are threatened.

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