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The Majority Rules When Baboons Vote With Their Feet

The Majority Rules When Baboons Vote With Their Feet

June 19, 2015

Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report in Science magazine by Smithsonian researchers and colleagues...

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We Are Entering A “Golden Age” of Animal Tracking<br/>The Smithsonian Continues to Convene Animal Movement Researchers

We Are Entering A “Golden Age” of Animal Tracking
The Smithsonian Continues to Convene Animal Movement Researchers

June 15, 2015

Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give us a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet...

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New Tropical Tree Species Await Discovery

New Tropical Tree Species Await Discovery

June 08, 2015

By raising the estimated minimum number of tree species in the world, estimates for the number of insect and microbe species associated with tropical trees also increases, placing an even higher premium on protection of these forest ecosystems...

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What is in a Global Marine Scientist's Toolbox?

What is in a Global Marine Scientist's Toolbox?

June 01, 2015

Marine ecologist Duffy and 20 colleagues launched the first Panama field campaign of MarineGEO, a new worldwide network of coastal environment research sites, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Bocas Del Toro Research Station...

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A Living Trilogy: Leatherback Turtles, Jaguars and Manatees

A Living Trilogy: Leatherback Turtles, Jaguars and Manatees

May 25, 2015

Hector Guzmán thinks we all have an amazing opportunity to contribute directly to conservation science...

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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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