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Tropical forests may be approaching a critical high-temperature threshold, but there is still time to act

August 23, 2023

A new study in Nature combining satellite thermal- and in situ warming data found that a percentage of tropical leaves are already reaching the temperatures at which they can no longer function.

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Barro Colorado Island, 100 years of science and discoveries

August 15, 2023

Five Panamanian scientists share a glance at the experience of working in the tropical biologist’s dream, Barro Colorado Island.

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STRI special events, July 2023

July 31, 2023

Jackson / Knowlton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Science by a STRI Fellow or Intern, OAS Ambassadors visit the BCI100 exhibit at the NMNH, International Mangrove Ecosystem Defense Day, New book by Fernando Santos-Granero, Book by Gregory Gilbert and Ingrid Parker, Documenting Reef-Fish Diversity in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Pacific Mexico and more

Community Reforestation: Action-Based Participatory Science

July 31, 2023

Implementing reforestation projects to encourage forest protection and recovery.

STRI Panama

Marine fossils unearth story about Panama’s deep past

July 12, 2023

New fossil mammals in Caribbean Panama suggest ongoing marine interchange during the final stages of formation of the isthmus.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

STRI special events, June 2023

July 11, 2023

Sustainability Conference, New online game, STRI at Panama PRIDE, Fellows Symposium, BCI100 employee recognition and more.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Bezos Earth Fund grants $12 million to Smithsonian to support major forest carbon project

July 06, 2023

A generous grant to support international partnerships and training will enable GEO-TREES to offer the free, online data needed to verify the amount of carbon stored in complex forests worldwide, in real time.

STRI Panama

A tropical perspective on marine conservation

July 06, 2023

Multidisciplinary researchers from the global tropics published a new paper suggesting that the key to ocean conservation may lie with the tropical majority.

STRI Webinars

Climate change: causes, effects and predictions

June 30, 2023

Almost everything we do in some way contributes to climate change.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Smithsonian honors STRI’s Joe Wright

June 29, 2023

Plant ecologist S. Joseph Wright received an award for his illustrious career at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in Panama.

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