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Learning from Tropical Nature in 2018

Learning from Tropical Nature in 2018

December 20, 2018

Join us to celebrate a few of the discoveries made in 2018.

Frog Sex in the City

Urban tungara frogs are sexier than forest frogs

December 10, 2018

How do animals adapt to urban environments? In the case of the Tungara frog, city males put on a more elaborate display than males in forested areas.

Special Events Nov

Family Day on Barro Colorado Island, SNI Honors Cooke and Sanjur, SENACYT’s plans for Coiba lab, Condolences to Kursar and Jackson families

December 03, 2018

Family Day on Barro Colorado Island, SNI Honors Cooke and Sanjur, SENACYT’s plans for Coiba lab, Condolences to Kursar and Jackson families, art meets science, new Fulbright-National Geographic fellow speaks at Naos, scientists host university students , Congratulations to Daney Ramirez, Corotú cafeteria changes hand, New digital giving campaign, STRI participates in local events

Autotomy, the shedding of a body part, reveals the hidden cost of conflict

November 16, 2018

Not only does it take energy to make weapons, it may take even more energy to maintain them. Because leaf-footed bugs drop their legs, it is possible to measure how much energy they allocate to maintaining this appendage that males use to fight other males.

First study of humpback whale survivors of killer whale attacks in the Southeastern Pacific

November 07, 2018

Attacks on humpback whales may be on the rise, according to an analysis of scars on humpback whales published in Endangered Species Research.

New Tupper Fellow, #SemanaDeLaCiencia, Youth Access Grant for the Q?Bus, book donation to MAC and more

October 31, 2018

New Tupper Fellow, #SemanaDeLaCiencia, Smithsonian Youth Access Grant for the Q?Bus, STRI book donation to MAC, STRI in Paris, Teachers test Mosquito! Curriculum, New Board Members and a Spooky evening at Punta Culebra.

Learning to fly

Mother bats may nudge pups to grow up

October 26, 2018

As winged mammals, baby bats learn to fly and stop drinking mothers’ milk during their transition from infants to flying juveniles. Bat researchers observed a new behavior. Mothers push pups away with their forearms, perhaps encouraging them to go explore the world on their own

Mysteries of a golden beetle

Mysteries of a golden beetle

October 24, 2018

Human sisters may look extremely different from one another. What does that have to do with gold, black and red beetles?

Special events

Jacobus Boomsma receives Hamilton Award, Collin Lab student takes first prize, new boardwalk in Galeta and more.

October 05, 2018
Anniversary of the Herbarium of the University of Panama
PMA

The University of Panama Hosts Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Herbarium, an important component of one of the principal institutions of higher...

October 04, 2018

This major achievement is the result of years of work by a coordinated team at the University and dedicated, long-term support from local and international institutions.

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