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Yacht Acadia Expedition: are eastern pacific corals climate change survivors?

February 25, 2021

An entrepreneur who dreamed of becoming an oceanographer teams up with STRI researchers and young Latin American biologists to find out if some coral reefs are more resilient than others. His yacht will be the center of operations as they deploy high tech sensor arrays at sites around the tropical eastern Pacific.

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First DNA extracted from modern, ancient and fossil tropical shells

February 23, 2021

The next time you eat seafood, think about the long-term effects. Will consistently eating the biggest fish or the biggest conch, mean that only the smaller individuals will have a chance to reproduce?

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Tiny plants in a big changing world

February 22, 2021

The smallest and possibly most ancient terrestrial plants, bryophytes are an important part of our environment, but in the tropics, there is still much to learn about them.

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Baby vampire bat adopted by mom’s best friend

February 09, 2021

The strong relationship formed between two female adult vampire bats may have motivated one of the bats to adopt the other’s baby.

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Oris I. Sanjur — How did I get here? Scientists' Stories

February 04, 2021

The seminar series via Zoom titled How did I get here? Scientist Stories is carried out thanks to the support of the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB). For the 7th seminar in February 2021, we invited STRI’s acting director, Dr. Oris Sanjur, with her talk entitled How did I get here? Inspiration, Leadership, and Love for Science.

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Richard Cooke joins International Council for Archaeozoology’s Committee of Honor

February 03, 2021

STRI staff scientist Richard Cooke has been elected to the Committee of Honor of the International Council for Archaeozoology, of which he has been a member since 1993.

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Is odor the secret to bats’ sex appeal?

January 29, 2021

A literature review revealed that odor-producing glands and tissues in bats may play a prominent role in mating behavior

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A community of scientists put microbial ecosystems back together again using anvi’o

January 14, 2021

Post-doc Jarrod Scott is an active contributor to anvi’o, a set of computational tools to visualize microbial communities.

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Smithsonian scientists reduce uncertainty in forest carbon storage calculations

January 11, 2021

Helene Muller-Landau, staff scientist, was invited to write an authoritative review about carbon storage in forests. Her team combed through existing studies and came up with some novel conclusions of their own.

STRI Webinar Series Panamá

Advances in scientific research and conservation of the jaguar in Panama

January 08, 2021

The seminar series via Zoom titled How did I get here? Scientific Stories is carried out thanks to the support of the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB). For the 6th seminar on January 2021, Smithsonian invited Ricardo Moreno, Director of the Yaguará Panama Foundation, STRI Associate Researcher and National Geographic Emerging Explorer with the talk entitled, Advances in scientific...

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