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Dear friends,

Dear friends,

December 19, 2014

As the new director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, I would like to introduce myself and share a few of STRI’s most important accomplishments in 2014...

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WHAT CAN STOMACH A TOXIC FROG?

WHAT CAN STOMACH A TOXIC FROG?

December 16, 2014

Eating a Strawberry Dart Poison Frog is supposed to be a really bad idea...

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FOURTH CHISPA GRADUATION

FOURTH CHISPA GRADUATION

December 16, 2014

Since its creation in 2013, the ˇCHISPA! Project has connected local youth with expert Smithsonian scientists and has offered resources and training to help them develop critical thinking, communication and leadership skills...

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WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

December 16, 2014

Scientists sometimes aggressively test the theories of their peers. Recently, Seth Finnegan preferred to put his own hypotheses to a stress test...

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Olga Linares (1936-2014)

Olga Linares (1936-2014)

December 09, 2014

Olga Francesca Linares Tribaldos, senior staff scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, died peacefully at her home in Panama City, Panama, on December 2, 2014...

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BBVA Foundation Honors STRI and Partners for Biodiversity Conservation

BBVA Foundation Honors STRI and Partners for Biodiversity Conservation

December 09, 2014

STRI scientist Roberto Ibáńez accepted an award for biodiversity conservation in Latin America from BBVA Foundation on behalf of the PARC project during a ceremony on Nov. 25 in Madrid...

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Whale Protection Scheme Goes Into Effect

Whale Protection Scheme Goes Into Effect

December 09, 2014

The traffic separation scheme (TSS) is the result of Guzmán’s work tracking humpback whales, which revealed the whales — notably mothers with calves — were at high risk of being struck by ships entering or exiting the Panama Canal...

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Researchers Help Prevent Tree Falls In Panama City

Researchers Help Prevent Tree Falls In Panama City

December 09, 2014

A towering tropical tree may look perfectly healthy on the outside but be in danger of collapse from fungal decay on the inside...

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Forest Pathogens Limit Species’ Distributions, Boost Biodiversity

Forest Pathogens Limit Species’ Distributions, Boost Biodiversity

November 28, 2014

The forests on the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the Panamanian isthmus are separated by a mere 60 kilometers but are strikingly different in plant species composition...

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O’DEA PRESENTS BOOK TO PACKED HOUSE

O’DEA PRESENTS BOOK TO PACKED HOUSE

November 28, 2014

A standing-room only crowd took in the Panama launch of A History of Life in 100 Fossils, a book co-authored by STRI associate staff scientist Aaron O’Dea...

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