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Samuel Robles Webinar STRI Panama

Las rutas caribeñas de la cumbia panameña

October 22, 2021

The Panamanian cumbia is the result of a complex process of cultural dialogue that was unified in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this webinar, the Panamanian composer and musicologist Samuel Robles, a researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas, Antropológicas y Culturales AIP (Historical, Anthropological and Cultural Research Center CIHAC AIP), examines the various...

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Unique dinosaur-era fossil bridges a gap in the evolution of crabs

October 21, 2021

The oldest and most complete fossil crab ever discovered suggests that these animals ventured onto land at least 25 to 50 million years earlier than previously thought

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Panama and the United States collaborate for education and science development

October 05, 2021

This webinar talk highlighted the joint projects that promote the development of cutting-edge research and served as a platform to communicate scholarship opportunities available for Panamanians at STRI and at the Embassy

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Dramatic liana increases in old-growth tropical forests is linked to natural disturbance and climate change

September 29, 2021

The accelerated proliferation of these woody vines, due to natural disturbance, is altering forest structure, regeneration and functioning

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Scientists share lessons about the Anthropocene’s impact on tropical forests

September 28, 2021

Nine articles explore impacts of ancient human societies on tropical ecosystems, revealing the importance of incorporating the paleosciences, social sciences and Indigenous traditional knowledge to solve contemporary environmental challenges.

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The Rohr Reef Resilience expeditions to Panama, Costa Rica and beyond

September 23, 2021

Coral reefs in the Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) are exposed to a broad range of environmental conditions defined by the upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean. Regional variation in upwelling activity along the TEP make it an ideal natural laboratory to understand the importance of changing environmental conditions for reef health and resiliency. Watch Panamanian...

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“The MPA Guide”: Local voices must be heard for effective ocean protection

September 13, 2021

The guide aims to be a clarifying, science-based framework guiding the global community in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas

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Hearing sensitivity of bats may explain their great diversity in tropical forests

September 08, 2021

A mobile hearing test determined that the hearing sensitivity of Neotropical bats is associated with the sounds generated by their prey, demonstrating how hearing ability may relate directly to niche differentiation.

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Female Hummingbirds look like males to avoid harassment

August 31, 2021

Colorful female Jacobins in the wild may feed more frequently and for longer periods than their drab counterparts

Is it Cheaper to be bigger? Lessons from the extreme weapons of giraffe weevil warriors

August 26, 2021

How can larger animals bear the increased energetic costs of maintaining disproportionately large weapons?

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