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Caribbean mangrove forests may serve as coral shelters

July 26, 2021

Most coral species fared better in the shaded environment offered by the mangrove canopy

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A Summary of the Latest Evidence Webinar in english by Steve Paton. Director, Physical Monitoring Program, STRI

July 21, 2021

Ongoing research by thousands of scientists is continually strengthening our understanding of the impact of climate change on our planet. Steve Paton, director of STRI’s physical monitoring program, will present an overview of the latest information concerning greenhouse gas production, global warming, and the threats posed by climate change, as well as some possible solutions to these...

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Exploring the cloudiest forest in Central America

July 20, 2021

The Fortuna Hydrological Reserve hosts one third of Panama’s tree species, a variety of fungi waiting to be discovered and a great potential to offset global warming

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How can “shark dandruff” contribute to coral reef conservation?

July 06, 2021

Sharks’ bodies are covered with tiny, tooth-like scales called denticles. Shed denticles settle to the ocean floor, where they remain in sediments for years and can be used to understand which sharks lived on a reef in the past.

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Biologists discover that more intense predation in the tropics can limit marine invasions

June 23, 2021

What makes a successful invasion? What keeps invaders out? Are some geographic locations more vulnerable to invasion than others?

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STRI Interim Director recognized in Washington

June 22, 2021

Secretary of the Smithsonian awards medal to Oris Sanjur for her exceptional work in Panama

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Women in science propose changes to discriminatory measures of scientific success

June 21, 2021

The scientists advocate shifting the current value system, which is biased against women and minorities, towards a more diverse and inclusive model of science

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Dolphin-Watching affects whistle frequency modulation in bottlenose dolphins

June 16, 2021

Picture this: What to do at a party when you try to carry on a conversation, but the music is too loud? A Panamanian doctoral student is trying to figure out how dolphins communicate underwater during heavy boat traffic in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

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Panamanian botanist Mireya Correa retires from STRI

June 15, 2021

After more than half a century devoted to her scientific and teaching work, Professor Mireya Correa leaves behind an extensive legacy in Panamanian botany

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First report of dorsal navigation in a flying insect

June 14, 2021

Sweat bees navigate through dark tropical forests guided by canopy patterns.

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