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STRI special events, May 2023

June 01, 2023

Official inauguration of the BCI100, MUCI Exhibit Opening, Remembering Richard Cooke and more.

STRI Panama

Friendly or Dangerous? All about spiders

May 30, 2023

Discover the fascinating world of spiders in Panama!

STRI Panama

Oris Sanjur collaborates in the creation of the Office of Diversity of the Smithsonian Institute

May 26, 2023

The Panamanian scientist provides support to establish the new office designated to work on topics of inclusion and equity for the institute’s internal community globally.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Scientists from the Global South innovate to track ongoing amphibian pandemic

May 24, 2023

The new diagnostic test showed comparable or even better results than the gold-standard assay recommended for the diagnosis of chytridiomycosis.

STRI Panama

Scientists catch the suspect in long-term marine murder mystery

May 12, 2023

Murder mysteries may take decades to resolve, especially if they take place under the sea. The massive deaths of sea urchins in the Caribbean in the 1980’s is one of them. But only after a new killing spree erupted in 2022, could scientists corner the probable killer.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

STRI special events, April 2023

April 28, 2023

STRI at Festi Harpía 2023, Butterfly exhibit opening, March for science, Earth Day Celebrations and more.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Artificial fertilization key to rescuing Panama’s endangered frogs from extinction

April 27, 2023

Animals in captivity may have trouble breeding, so to keep amphibian species from dying out, researchers are discovering new ways to help them reproduce.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Getting to the roots: How does limiting rainfall affect tropical forest carbon storage?

April 26, 2023

An experiment preventing up to 70% of rain from reaching tropical forest soils aims to understand how important underground carbon stocks will respond to climate change.

Webinar STRI Abril 2023

Modern pollen as a tool for paleoecological research (talk in Spanish)

April 25, 2023

Each plant produces a particular type of pollen, which means that it has unique characteristics that can be used to identify the species to which it belongs.

Happy Birthday BCI

100 Years of Tropical Biology at the Smithsonian’s Barro Colorado Island Research Station in Panama

April 17, 2023

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will celebrate 100 years of tropical forest research at Barro Colorado Island Field Station in Panama with exhibits and events.

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