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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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How could climate change affect fiddler crab reproduction?

How could climate change affect fiddler crab reproduction?

June 02, 2014

One reason some species of fiddler crabs are so abundant on the beaches and mudflats around Panama City is that they reproduce year-round, closely timing reproduction around the high tides that increase success of offspring survival...

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STRI defends biological collections in Science

STRI defends biological collections in Science

May 26, 2014

Given the ubiquity of technology in contemporary biology, from whole genome sequencing to the ability to radio track migratory whales across their ocean migration, is there a role for scientific specimen collecting in todayís biodiversity science?...

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PANAMA SAVES WHALES AND PROTECTS WORLD TRADE: SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE AT WORK

PANAMA SAVES WHALES AND PROTECTS WORLD TRADE: SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE AT WORK

May 26, 2014

The Republic of Panamaís proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London on Friday, 23 Ma...

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Titanoboa Comes to Panama

Titanoboa Comes to Panama

May 19, 2014

Titanoboa, which lived 60 million years ago, is estimated to have weighed 1.5 tons, and is the largest snake ever found...

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Cebaco Speaks

Cebaco Speaks

May 12, 2014

In the last 100 years, as Central Panama focused on the unfolding drama of the Canal and international commerce, waves of resource extraction supported small Pacific coastal communities...

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New orchid species named for STRI'S Silvera

New orchid species named for STRI'S Silvera

May 05, 2014

Since she was child, Katia Silvera would hike the remote forests of Panama and collect plants with her father, Gaspar, who operates a small orchid company...

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Chickens to Chili Peppers: Searching for the First Genetic Engineers

Chickens to Chili Peppers: Searching for the First Genetic Engineers

April 28, 2014

Their results are from one (Kraig Kraft et al.) of nine papers presented in a special feature issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on plant and animal domestication edited by Dolores Piperno...

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Inquiry at the heart of learning science

Inquiry at the heart of learning science

April 28, 2014

The researchers led hands-on activities and gave talks on joint research projects between STRI and Portland State University, and gained new perspectives on their work back home...

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Young scientists showcased at STRI fellows symposium

Young scientists showcased at STRI fellows symposium

April 21, 2014

The best of STRIís young scientists delivered 20 talks, presented 23 research posters and mounted fierce competition for STRIís pre and postdoctoral fellowships...

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