Scientific Staff

Ross Robertson and Mark Torchin

Staff scientists, Robertson and Torchin seine for introduced fishes in the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is regarded as the world's premier institution for tropical ecology and evolutionary studies. Its scientific staff, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and visiting scientists are considered dynamic leaders in their fields of work.

STRI has about 40 permanent staff scientists and dozens of postdoctoral fellows and associates, and hosts about 900 visiting scientists and students each year. Although based in Panama, STRI scientists are working in over 40 tropical countries around the world.