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STRI science showcased at Panama Canal Forum

STRI science showcased at Panama Canal Forum

July 11, 2014

As part of a year of centennial celebrations, the Panama Canal Authority invited experts for a two-day forum on environment, water and energy: 100 Years Of Innovation for a Sustainable Canal...

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Colon expansion encroaches on Galeta buffer zone:

Colon expansion encroaches on Galeta buffer zone:

July 07, 2014

The view from STRIís Galeta Point Marine Laboratory hasnít changed much in the last few decades. Waves from the choppy blue Atlantic break on coral reefs and seagrass-covered shallows...

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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 ďabundance of fish.Ē 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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STRIíS FIRST REU PROGRAM KICKS OFF

STRIíS 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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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 Panamaís standing as a world-class destination for scientific research, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has forged stronger collaborative ties with two of Panamaís leading research organizations...

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LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

June 23, 2014

STRIís incoming director, Matthew Larsen, officially became a Smithsonian employee on Monday, June 16...

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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. STRIís Donald Windsor was recently placed one branch higher on the taxonomy tree with a genus named after him...

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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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