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Smithsonian Researchers Name New Ocean Zone

Smithsonian Researchers Name New Ocean Zone

March 20, 2018

New ocean zone is home to many new species of reef fish

How do natural and human-discharged nutrient pulses impact tropical marine ecosystems?

March 14, 2018

Nutrient upwelling season in the Bay of Panama and water quality tests from 20 previously unmonitored rivers provide a Panamanian researcher with clues about how nutrient addition impacts coastal ecosystems.

Individual tree species, not forest communities, respond to changes in phosphorus levels

Fast growth despite phosphorus limitation

March 07, 2018

Individual tree species, not forest communities, respond to changes in phosphorus levels.

The caribean's declining reefs

What were Caribbean coral reefs like before humans?

September 29, 2017

Fossil reefs from around the Caribbean show how biologically rich these ecosystems once were — and provide goalposts for conservationists hoping to restore them.

How long has Central America been so biologically diverse?

How long has Central America been so biologically diverse?

September 28, 2017

20-million-year-old fossil seeds shed light on origins of plant biodiversity in Panama.

Tropical dark respiration data tweak climate model

Tropical dark respiration data tweak climate model

September 27, 2017

What do warmer nights mean for the release of carbon dioxide by tropical forests?

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Whose shadow is safer?

September 27, 2017

A novel research project takes aim at the ageless question of what influences tropical seedling survival.

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Solar domes simulate extreme future climate scenarios

June 14, 2017

How will tropical forests respond to a warmer climate with higher atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations? By growing plants in geodesic domes, Smithsonian scientist Klaus Winter is seeking answers.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Come meet some of Panama’s amazing and endangered frogs at our newest exhibit

June 14, 2017

As part of the Smithsonian’s program to save frogs from an extinction-causing disease, the Punta Culebra Nature Center offers an exclusive glimpse at some of the amphibians we and our partner institutions are trying to save.

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