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A new fossil whale species from Panama: Nanokogia isthmia

A new fossil whale species from Panama: Nanokogia isthmia

May 15, 2015

No one knows the fossil outcrops along the shores of the Caribbean coastline east of the Panama Canal as well as Carlos DeGracia...

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Researchers ask if plant neighbors are relatives to predict disease

Researchers ask if plant neighbors are relatives to predict disease

May 08, 2015

Disease is an invisible hand, shaping plant communities across the globe and determining the outcomes of environmental change, weed invasions and agriculture and forestry management strategies...

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Fossils Inform Marine Conservation

Fossils Inform Marine Conservation

May 04, 2015

The fossil record helps to predict which kinds of animals are more likely to go extinct...

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Necessity at the roots of innovation: The scramble for nutrients intensifies as soils age

Necessity at the roots of innovation: The scramble for nutrients intensifies as soils age

April 24, 2015

Confronted by extreme scarcity of nutrients in an Australian dune ecosystem, the leaves of different plant species converge on a single efficient strategy to conserve phosphorus, an essential nutrient...

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Third Submarine Expedition to Panama’s Hannibal Bank seamount Coiba National Park

Third Submarine Expedition to Panama’s Hannibal Bank seamount Coiba National Park

April 17, 2015

A third submarine expedition to Hannibal Bank in Panama’s Coiba National Park and World Heritage set out on the R/V Alucia on April 1 to explore the biodiversity of a huge undersea mountain...

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New Rescue Lab for Endangered Amphibians Opens in Panama

New Rescue Lab for Endangered Amphibians Opens in Panama

April 13, 2015

SCBI and STRI scientists working together as part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project (PARC) opened a new safe haven for endangered amphibians today, April 8...

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How Will Warming Affect Tropical Forests?<br/>Smithsonian CTFS-ForestGEO Network Contributes Data to $100-Million Climate Change Study

How Will Warming Affect Tropical Forests?
Smithsonian CTFS-ForestGEO Network Contributes Data to $100-Million Climate Change Study

April 06, 2015

Tropical forests, the lungs of the planet, absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide gas—a primary contributor to global warming...

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE...

March 31, 2015

At the end of a long tropical rainy season in 2010, a once-in-a-century monster storm dropped 760 mm (30 inches) of rain in the upper reaches of the Chagres River...

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Now hiring ecologists in Singapore

Now hiring ecologists in Singapore

March 20, 2015

On March 17th, the Smithsonian Institution signed a memorandum of understanding with Nanyang Technological University to expand both science and education related to two global environmental monitoring networks pioneered at the STRI...

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Newly Described Poison Dart Frog Hatched for the First Time in Captivity

Newly Described Poison Dart Frog Hatched for the First Time in Captivity

March 16, 2015

The tiny dart frog species only grows to 14 millimeters and was first collected and described last year from a small area in central Panama...

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