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Fishing exclusion zones to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama

December 17, 2019

Researchers identify 11 potential nursery areas of locally common and migratory sharks, which could help support shark conservation efforts in Panama and the region.

The universe of fungi that inhabit plants

December 12, 2019

How do microorganisms influence seed survival in the forest?

Service pins ceremony, Science Café, L’Oreal-UNESCO women in science prize, UNACHI visit to Naos laboratories, Gigante Course, and more

December 11, 2019

Service pins ceremony, Science Café, L’Oreal-UNESCO women in science prize, UNACHI visit to Naos laboratories, Gigante Course, and more

First Jaguar in Panama fitted with GPS transmitter

November 29, 2019

After years of catching jaguars only in camera-trap images, Ricardo Moreno, STRI research associate and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a team of 20 biologists and community members were able to catch a jaguar and fit it with a transmitter that will help researchers conserve these majestic cats in the wild.

Constant change drives local ecosystems

November 27, 2019

A MarineGEO project with sites in Panama aims to understand the influence of coastal biology on the highly variable oceanic pH levels of near-shore ecosystems

Are rivers guilty?

November 15, 2019

A unique project, integrating river and oceanic data, aims to shed light onto the drivers of marine hypoxia

Butterflies take different paths to arrive at the same color pattern

November 14, 2019

Unrelated butterflies may have the same wing patterns. These patterns warn off predators and help suitors find the right mate. But if wing patterns in each species evolved the same way, knocking out an important gene should have the same effect in both. Carolina Concha and her team discovered that knocking out the WntA gene results in different effects in co-mimics, so the two species evolved...

Venomous snake captures frog-eating bat

November 01, 2019

Hubert Szczygieł recently arrived at STRI in Panama and is already becoming one of Gamboa’s most awesome natural historians.

Vampire bat bonding persists from the lab to the wild

October 31, 2019

Bats moved from a captive colony back to a tree stayed with their friends.

Journalists congress, Long Ago receives scientific award, Jeff Hall talk at water security event and more

October 30, 2019

Farewell Bob Dressler, Long Ago receives scientific award, Jeff Hall talk at water security event, Archaeology talk in Veracruz

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