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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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WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE TROPICAL TREES MORE COLORFUL?

WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE TROPICAL TREES MORE COLORFUL?

November 28, 2014

Young tropical trees often sport blue, red or purple leaves. This is due to high concentrations of anthocyanins, the same chemicals that give berries their bright colors...

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Study: Environmental Bleaching Impairs Long-Term Coral Reproduction

Study: Environmental Bleaching Impairs Long-Term Coral Reproduction

November 24, 2014

Coral reefs provide protection and shelter for many different species of fish. Without the reefs, certain fish are left homeless and without an area to reproduce...

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THE ESCAPE ARTIST EGGS

THE ESCAPE ARTIST EGGS

November 24, 2014

Discovering predator-induced early hatching revolutionized how biologists viewed embryos. It led to an enviable thesis and opened a research path that has earned numerous grants and sparked the careers of many young tropical biologists...

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DEAD ZONES LIKELY TO EXPAND AS COASTAL WATERS WARM<br/>Majority of World’s Dead Zones Expected to Heat Up Under Climate Change

DEAD ZONES LIKELY TO EXPAND AS COASTAL WATERS WARM
Majority of World’s Dead Zones Expected to Heat Up Under Climate Change

November 17, 2014

A full 94 percent of the world’s dead zones lie in regions expected to warm at least two degrees Celsius by the century’s end, according to a new report from the STRI and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center published Nov. 10...

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STRI’S AMAZON FRAGMENTATION EXPERIMENT

STRI’S AMAZON FRAGMENTATION EXPERIMENT

November 17, 2014

STRI scientists interested in a unique tropical forest research opportunity may want to consider Brazil’s Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP)...

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STAMPS CELEBRATE DEEP REEF FISH

STAMPS CELEBRATE DEEP REEF FISH

November 17, 2014

To commemorate deep reef fish species discovered and named by Smithsonian’s Ross Robertson and Carole Baldwin around Curaçao, the Caribbean island nation released a set of ten stamps featuring these colorful species...

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WHEN ARE ALGAE AT EQUILIBRIUM?

WHEN ARE ALGAE AT EQUILIBRIUM?

November 17, 2014

Anyone who has snorkeled the reefs of Panama’s Bocas Del Toro Archipelago has probably seen large fields of brownish, fan-like algae undulating in the currents where coral once thrived...

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