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The history and evolution of STRI, through its science

January 22, 2020

In six months, two library interns classified more than 14,000 STRI scientific articles by location.

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American Biotic Exchange

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American Biotic Exchange

January 15, 2020

Urban and agricultural development and deforestation along the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor might be generating a new passageway for invasive species adapted to human disturbance.

A Bee’s-Eye-View of Panama in the late 1800’s

A Bee’s-Eye-View of Panama in the late 1800’s

January 13, 2020

Bees and their pollen reveal the environment of the first Cathedral on the American mainland, as do photos by preeminent landscape photographer, Eadweard Muybridge.

STRILights 2019

Join us to celebrate some of the discoveries and achievements made in 2019

December 23, 2019
Fishing exclusion zones to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama

Fishing exclusion zones to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama

December 17, 2019

Researchers identify 11 potential nursery areas of locally common and migratory sharks, which could help support shark conservation efforts in Panama and the region.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The universe of fungi that inhabit plants

December 12, 2019

How do microorganisms influence seed survival in the forest?

Special events November

Service pins ceremony, Turner Prize, Science Café, L’Oreal-UNESCO women in science prize, UNACHI visit to Naos laboratories, Gigante Course, and more

December 11, 2019

Service pins ceremony, Turner Prize, Science Café, L’Oreal-UNESCO women in science prize, UNACHI visit to Naos laboratories, Gigante Course, and more

First Jaguar in Panama Fitted with GPS Transmitter

First Jaguar in Panama fitted with GPS transmitter

November 29, 2019

After years of catching jaguars only in camera-trap images, Ricardo Moreno, STRI research associate and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a team of 20 biologists and community members were able to catch a jaguar and fit it with a transmitter that will help researchers conserve these majestic cats in the wild.

Constant change drives local ecosystems

Constant change drives local ecosystems

November 27, 2019

A MarineGEO project with sites in Panama aims to understand the influence of coastal biology on the highly variable oceanic pH levels of near-shore ecosystems

Are rivers guilty?

Are rivers guilty?

November 15, 2019

A unique project, integrating river and oceanic data, aims to shed light onto the drivers of marine hypoxia

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