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Expedition to Ecuador, 1960: general report

Author:
Oxford University Exploration Club  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ecuador
Date:
1960
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
QK266 .O94 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676820

The vegetation of the humid tropical region of north Queensland. Appendices 1(c) and 1(d) [ microform] / Tracey

Author:
Tracey, J. G  Search this
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)  Search this
Physical description:
1 microfiche : negative ; 11 x 15 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Australia
Queensland
Date:
1982
[1982]
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Tropical plants  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Call number:
mfc 692n
mfc 692n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234855

Tropical rainforests of North Queensland : their conservation significance : a report to the Australian Heritage Commission / by the Rainforest Conservation Society of Queensland

Author:
Rainforest Conservation Society of Queensland  Search this
Physical description:
x, 195 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Australia
Date:
1986
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Nature conservation  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.R27 R27 1986Z
QH541.5.R27R27 1986Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339214

Yanomami [videorecording] : keepers of the flame / a production of California State Polytechnic University, Pamona

Title:
Keepers of the flame
Author:
Vargas, Adolfo Rudy  Search this
Baer-Brown, Leslie 1958-  Search this
Dorn, Michael 1952-  Search this
California State Polytechnic University, Pamona  Search this
Video Project  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Amazon River Region
Brazil
Date:
1992
Topic:
Indigenous people  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Nature--Effect of human beings on  Search this
Forest conservation  Search this
Call number:
F2520.1.Y3 Y36 1992
video 000534
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689244

Diversity of canopy trees in a neotropical forest and implications for conservation

Author:
Hubbell, Stephen P.  Search this
Foster, Robin B.  Search this
Chadwick, A. C.  Search this
Whitmore, T. C.  Search this
Sutton, A. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106539

The global canopy handbook : techniques of access and study in the forest roof / edited by Andrew W. Mitchell, Katherine Secoy, Tobias Jackson

Author:
Mitchell, Andrew W  Search this
Secoy, Katherine  Search this
Jackson, Tobias  Search this
Global Canopy Programme  Search this
Rufford Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Forest canopy ecology  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.F6 G56 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_690219

Dentro de la selva tropical / por Diane Willow ; illustrado por Laura Jacques

Author:
Willow, Diane  Search this
Jacques, Laura  Search this
Physical description:
[31] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Amazon River Region
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Rain forests  Search this
Call number:
QH112 .W5518 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_758714

Walk in the rainforest

Author:
Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy  Search this
Kohen, Clarita 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 31 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Rain forest animals  Search this
Rain forest plants  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
English language--Alphabet  Search this
Spanish language materials--Bilingual  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.R27 P7318 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_758594

Records

Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1918-1964
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the creation and development of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, from preliminary discussions in 1918 to the selection of a site on, and reservation of, Barro Colorado Island in 1923, and its subsequent development as a center for research into the ecology of the American tropics. The records include correspondence of Thomas Barbour, David Fairchild, Alexander Grant Ruthven, James Zetek, and others. Records of the planning stage, 1918-1923 are particularly interesting, though not so full as might be wished. Correspondence, research reports, administrative records, publications, photographs, and maps are included, in English and in Spanish. Researchers should also consult Record Unit 135 and records of the Secretary's Office, Smithsonian Institution, which contain related material, c. 1926-1964.
Historical Note:
In 1923 the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. This arrangement continued until 1940, when the facility was renamed the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) and, by act of Congress, placed under control of a board composed of the heads of certain executive departments and prominent scientists. In 1946 the operation was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, a sponsor from 1923, and has been known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) since 1966. In recent years the Institute has expanded its interests to include marine biology.
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 134
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0134

Annual variation in a neotropical seed-dispersal system

Author:
Howe, Henry F.  Search this
Chadwick, A. C.  Search this
Whitmore, T. C.  Search this
Sutton, A. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106541

The assessment of faunal diversity and guild size in tropical forests with particular reference to the Psocoptera

Author:
Broadhead, Edward  Search this
Sutton, S. L.  Search this
Chadwick, A. C.  Search this
Whitmore, T. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106594

Beetles and other arthropods of the tropical forest canopies at Manaus, Brasil, sampled with insecticidal fogging techniques

Author:
Erwin, Terry L.  Search this
Whitmore, T. C.  Search this
Sutton, S. L.  Search this
Chadwick, A. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
Natural History  Search this
See others in:
Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_17580

Interspecific Competition in the Tropical Rain Forest: Ecological Distribution among Lizards at Belém, Pará

Author:
Rand, Austin Stanley  Search this
Humphrey, Stephen S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1968
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_87581

A strategy for preserving tropical forests

Author:
Rubinoff, Ira  Search this
Sutton, S. L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106482

Canal Zone Biological Area Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
5.71 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1912-1965
Descriptive Entry:
Because the Smithsonian's relations to STRI have been both longstanding and various, STRI files are scattered through the records of the Secretary's office. The earliest STRI files in this unit have been interfiled with newer records or pulled forward, where they dealt with ongoing problems at the facility, so that no original order remains. The unit also includes office files of Thomas Barbour, long IRTA's strongest supporter, which were given to the Smithsonian on Barbour's death in 1946, likewise interfiled, and dating from IRTA's earliest days. Thus, the researcher will find three general types of records in this unit: (1) the official records of IRTA and CZBA before 1946, some of which were created by the Smithsonian in its role as a sponsor of the organization and some because they were interfiled at a later date; (2) office files of Thomas Barbour, which often duplicate or complement other records; and (3) official records generated by the Smithsonian in its operation of CZBA/STRI since 1946.

These records document the creation and development of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, chiefly from 1923 to 1965, and cover all phases of its operations as a private and a federal facility during that period. Correspondents include Thomas Barbour, John Enos Graf, Frank A. Taylor, Alexander Wetmore, James Zetek, and others. Records include correspondence, administrative records, and publications. Researchers should also consult record unit 134 for related material, 1918-1960.
Historical Note:
From 1918 to 1923 various groups interested in tropical American research discussed the desirability of creating a research institute in Central or South America. Finally, in 1923, the Institute for Research in Tropical America was formed by a number of private foundations and universities, under the aegis of the National Research Council. The Smithsonian Institution was one of these early sponsors, and its ties with the Institute grew stronger still when the federal government took over the IRTA in 1940, calling it the Canal Zone Biological Area and placing the Smithsonian's Secretary on its governing board. In 1946 entire control of CZBA was vested in the Smithsonian, which renamed it the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1966.
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 135, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Canal Zone Biological Area Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 135
See more items in:
Canal Zone Biological Area Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0135

Tropical Rain Forest: Ecology and Management

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Biodiversity Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2008; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-020, National Museum of Natural History, Biodiversity Program, Program Records
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-020-refd1e2037

Footprints in the jungle : natural resource industries, infrastructure, and biodiversity conservation / edited by Ian A. Bowles, Glenn T. Prickett ; assistant editor, Amy E. Skoczlas

Author:
Bowles, Ian A  Search this
Prickett, Glenn T  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tropics
Date:
2001
Topic:
Forest management  Search this
Forest products industry--Environmental aspects  Search this
Economic development--Environmental aspects  Search this
Biodiversity conservation  Search this
Rain forest conservation  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706057

The View From the Castle: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, off to a shaky start 47 years ago, adds a vital dimension to ecological studies

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
p. 64
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
Date:
August 1970
Topic:
Castle View  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Environmental monitoring  Search this
Field Stations  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Legislation  Search this
Research  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2837

Canal Zone Biological Area (Barro Colorado Island Facility of the Tropical Research Institute of the Smithsonian Institution)

Author:
United States Congress Senate  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
United States Congress Senate  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 9; Page Numbers: 1-9
Type:
Report - Congressional
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
04/28/1977
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Amendments (Parliamentary practice)  Search this
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4245

At Home in the Field: Smithsonian Tropical Field Stations inthe U.S. Panama Canal Zone and the Republic of Panama

Author:
Christen, Catherine A  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Moynihan, M  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Rubinoff, Ira  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
Panama Canal Treaty of 1977  Search this
Kuna General Congress  Search this
Panama Canal Act of 1979  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 39; Page numbers: 537-575
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Panama Canal (Panama)  Search this
Directors  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5169

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