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Young scientists showcased at STRI fellows symposium

Young scientists showcased at STRI fellows symposium

April 21, 2014

The best of STRIís young scientists delivered 20 talks, presented 23 research posters and mounted fierce competition for STRIís pre and postdoctoral fellowships...

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TEACHERS WANT MORE SCIENCE LABS AFTER GALETA COURSE

TEACHERS WANT MORE SCIENCE LABS AFTER GALETA COURSE

April 21, 2014

Originally targeted at teachers from the port city of Colůn, the course now brings together teachers from all of Panamaís provinces and territories with the goal of transforming the way they teach science...

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Are sea creatures tougher in the tropics?

Are sea creatures tougher in the tropics?

April 21, 2014

De Rivera and Torchin hope to examine how the diversity of local predators, which changes across latitudes, affects the spread of invasive species...

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Boat noise in Bocas

Boat noise in Bocas "potentially harmful" to dolphins: researchers

April 14, 2014

Panamaís once-sleepy Bocas del Toro Archipelago is an increasingly popular destination for tourists...

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STONE TOOLS AND PARCHED FIELDS: PRINCETON STUDENTS GET NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TROPICS

STONE TOOLS AND PARCHED FIELDS: PRINCETON STUDENTS GET NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TROPICS

April 14, 2014

By April the fields and patchy woods in Panamaís Azuero Peninsula are so parched that a tiny spark can quickly send them up in flames...

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Does predation increase with habitat fragmentation?

Does predation increase with habitat fragmentation?

April 14, 2014

As forests are fragmented by humans, the amount of edge habitat increases...

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NEW DIRECTOR<br/>Matthew Larsen named director of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

NEW DIRECTOR
Matthew Larsen named director of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

April 07, 2014

Matthew C. Larsen, associate director for climate and land-use change at the U.S. Geological Survey, has been appointed the Director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute...

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STRIíS IGERT COURSE APPLAUDED IN NSF EVALUATION

STRIíS IGERT COURSE APPLAUDED IN NSF EVALUATION

April 07, 2014

The U.S. NSF recently changed things up with an exhaustive evaluation of a graduate program coordinated by STRI and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The results were impressive...

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WHAT DO MILLIONS OF TREE MEASUREMENTS SAY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

WHAT DO MILLIONS OF TREE MEASUREMENTS SAY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

April 07, 2014

The number of tree diameter measurements made across the Smithsonianís CTFS- ForestGEO network is over five million...

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Watershed conference draws experts from around the hemisphere

Watershed conference draws experts from around the hemisphere

March 31, 2014

Experts from countries around the Americas shared experiences and research concerning watershed ecosystem services during a three-day conference last week...

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