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DO CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS EXPLAIN TREE DIVERSITY?

DO CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS EXPLAIN TREE DIVERSITY?

May 26, 2014

A mad scientist isn’t loose on Barro Colorado Island, no matter what a recent proliferation of bright pink flagging tape with the words “Psycho Sedio” may suggest...

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Plant Diversity beyond the numbers

Plant Diversity beyond the numbers

May 19, 2014

Carmen Galdames could easily describe Panama’s plant diversity in terms of the thousands of specimens stored in STRI’s herbarium...

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WHAT STORIES DO OLD DEER BONES TELL?

WHAT STORIES DO OLD DEER BONES TELL?

May 12, 2014

Some 2,500 bone fragments lie on the table in front of María Fernanda Martínez, where she has organized them into little piles...

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Why does disease increase as biodiversity declines?

Why does disease increase as biodiversity declines?

May 05, 2014

Julian Schmid catches about four times as many spiny rats on the islands of Panama’s Barro Colorado Nature Monument than he does on the reserve’s equally protected peninsula...

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Do the tropics better resist invasive species?

Do the tropics better resist invasive species?

April 28, 2014

The experiments are done in collaboration with scientists at the SERC and aim to determine what controls the distribution and abundance of introduced marine species...

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Are sea creatures tougher in the tropics?

Are sea creatures tougher in the tropics?

April 21, 2014

De Rivera and Torchin hope to examine how the diversity of local predators, which changes across latitudes, affects the spread of invasive species...

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Does predation increase with habitat fragmentation?

Does predation increase with habitat fragmentation?

April 14, 2014

As forests are fragmented by humans, the amount of edge habitat increases...

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WHAT DO MILLIONS OF TREE MEASUREMENTS SAY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

WHAT DO MILLIONS OF TREE MEASUREMENTS SAY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

April 07, 2014

The number of tree diameter measurements made across the Smithsonian’s CTFS- ForestGEO network is over five million...

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HOW BUSY IS THE CANOPY HIGHWAY?

HOW BUSY IS THE CANOPY HIGHWAY?

March 31, 2014

In the first year of his Ph.D., Kevin McLean hiked through Panama’s Soberania National Park and set camera traps to capture stills of ground-dwelling animals...

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Tracking down camera traps

Tracking down camera traps

March 24, 2014

The black dots on Claudio Monteza’s well-worn laminated map don’t look far apart...

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