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News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory

News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory

September 17, 2014

News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory...

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Is STRI an Ocean Conservation Organization?

Is STRI an Ocean Conservation Organization?

September 15, 2014

The mission of the Smithsonian in Panama is to understand the past, present and future of tropical biodiversity and its relevance to humankind through basic, scientific research...

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DOLPHINS IN SCHOOL

DOLPHINS IN SCHOOL

September 15, 2014

From the high banks of their schoolyard, pupils at Buena Esperanza elementary in Bocas Del Toro have a privileged view of the mangrove-surrounded quays of the archipelago...

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How isolated are the dolphins of Bocas Del Toro?

How isolated are the dolphins of Bocas Del Toro?

September 15, 2014

The first time Dalia BarragŠn pulls the trigger, you might think thereís something wrong with her rifle. Instead of a powerful bang, there comes a hollow pop...

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STRIíS FIRST RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES, REU, CLOSES WITH BOCAS TRIP, PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

STRIíS FIRST RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES, REU, CLOSES WITH BOCAS TRIP, PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

September 08, 2014

Sixteen students from U.S. and Latin American universities wrapped up STRIís first REU in Integrative Tropical Biology with a trip to STRIís Bocas Del Toro Research Station...

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Agave: Not Just for Tequila

Agave: Not Just for Tequila

September 08, 2014

Our world contains roughly 400 million hectares of abandoned agricultural land, much of it in the tropics and subtropics...

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DOES SOIL PHOSPHORUS MATTER IN A GREENHOUSE WORLD?

DOES SOIL PHOSPHORUS MATTER IN A GREENHOUSE WORLD?

September 08, 2014

Jennifer Thompson empties seedling pots onto a table in a forest-walled corner of STRIís Gamboa facility. Although she previously set the seedlings aside to weigh, Jennifer meticulously sifts through the rusty orange soil to find the remaining tiny r...

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The Protective Fungus Inside

The Protective Fungus Inside

September 01, 2014

A group of 11 researchers, five of them from STRI, recently discovered how a single fungus living inside cacao plants radically alters processes from photosynthesis to the expression of disease resistance genes...

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MARY JANE WEST-EBERHARD WINS HAMILTON PRIZE

MARY JANE WEST-EBERHARD WINS HAMILTON PRIZE

September 01, 2014

STRI emeritus scientist Mary Jane West-Eberhard received the highest honor the society bestows: the Hamilton Prize...

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CROWDSOURCING SCIENCE

CROWDSOURCING SCIENCE

September 01, 2014

When Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson launched a website to raise money for research on coral disease, some of their stodgier colleagues were skeptical...

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