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When is it optimal to build a trail?

When is it optimal to build a trail?

July 07, 2014

Tom Bochynek could not have chosen a more fitting spot to ask what lessons nature may hold for the transfer of human cargo and information...

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Panama fish catch 40 percent larger than reported

Panama fish catch 40 percent larger than reported

June 30, 2014

Panama is said to mean “abundance of fish.” Until recently Panama was also synonymous with bountiful fisheries. A new study estimates that between 1950 and 2010, the haul was so considerable officials could not keep tabs...

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STRI’S FIRST REU PROGRAM KICKS OFF

STRI’S FIRST REU PROGRAM KICKS OFF

June 30, 2014

During the REU, students will be paired with STRI staff scientists or research associates to develop research projects in specific areas of terrestrial and marine science...

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WHY WEEVILS?

WHY WEEVILS?

June 30, 2014

Weevils can be found anywhere there are plants or plant remains. They feed on leaves in the forest canopy, burrow into tree bark, scavenge through leaf litter on the forest floor...

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STRI Forges stronger ties with Panama's scientific institutions

STRI Forges stronger ties with Panama's scientific institutions

June 23, 2014

To promote and strengthen Panama’s standing as a world-class destination for scientific research, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has forged stronger collaborative ties with two of Panama’s leading research organizations...

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LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

June 23, 2014

STRI’s incoming director, Matthew Larsen, officially became a Smithsonian employee on Monday, June 16...

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WHAT KEEPS SEEDS VIABLE FOR SO LONG?

WHAT KEEPS SEEDS VIABLE FOR SO LONG?

June 23, 2014

The hot and humid tropical forest floor voraciously decomposes virtually anything that is biodegradable...

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Beetle Genus named for STRI'S Don Windsor

Beetle Genus named for STRI'S Don Windsor

June 16, 2014

Some people are honored with the name of a species. STRI’s Donald Windsor was recently placed one branch higher on the taxonomy tree with a genus named after him...

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Does El Niño make fish go hungry?

Does El Niño make fish go hungry?

June 16, 2014

Kirsteen MacKenzie plunges from a STRI research vessel into the Bay of Panama with a snorkel and a net...

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Vines choke a forest's ability to capture carbon

Vines choke a forest's ability to capture carbon

June 09, 2014

Tropical forests are a sometimes underappreciated asset in the battle against climate change...

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