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Scale-dependence of aboveground carbon accumulation in secondary forests of Panama: A test of the intermediate peak hypothesis

Author:
DeWalt, Saara J.  Search this
Asner, Gregory P.  Search this
Dent, Daisy H.  Search this
Denslow, Julie S.  Search this
Mascaro, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110959

Tropical tree seedling growth responses to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium addition

Author:
Korine, Carmi  Search this
Turner, Benjamin L.  Search this
Yavitt, Joseph B.  Search this
Wright, S. Joseph  Search this
Santiago, Louis S.  Search this
Harms, Kyle Edward  Search this
Garcia, Milton N.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110307
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New records of Platycrepidius costaricensis Johnson and Platycrepidius eburatus (Champion) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Panama

Author:
Vargus Cusatti, Ursula  Search this
Johnson, Paul J.  Search this
Lanuza-Garay, Alfredo  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110510

Arboreal and Terrestrial Mammal Trapping on Gigante Peninsula, Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama

Author:
McClearn, Deedra  Search this
Cedeno, Elena  Search this
Carbone, Lawrence G.  Search this
Miller, Debi  Search this
Kohler, Janis  Search this
McGowan, Kevin J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1994
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_104093

Habitat fragmentation and haemoparasites in the common fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis (Phyllostomidae) in a tropical lowland forest in Panama

Author:
Wellinghausen, N.  Search this
Cottontail, V. M.  Search this
Kalko, Elisabeth Klara Viktoria  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_80133
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Assemblage-level responses of phyllostomid bats to tropical forest fragmentation: land-bridge islands as a model system

Author:
Meyer, C. F. J.  Search this
Kalko, Elisabeth Klara Viktoria  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_74348
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The bushmeat harvest alters seedling banks by favoring lianas, large seeds, and seeds dispersed by bats, birds, and wind

Author:
Wright, S. Joseph  Search this
Condit, Richard S.  Search this
Hernandez, Andres  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2007
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_55724
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Rainfall and Parasitic Wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) Activity in Successional Forest Stages at Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama, and La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Author:
Shapiro, B. A.  Search this
Pickering, John  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2000
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_50231

Oral history interview with Gilberto Ocana 1989

Interviewee:
Ocana, Gilberto 1931-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Creator:
Ocana, Gilberto 1931-2004  Search this
Subject:
Ocana, Gilberto 1931-2004  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Barro Colorado Nature Monument  Search this
University of Panama  Search this
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Tropical biology  Search this
Agronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009576
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted. Contact the Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, at SIHistory@si.edu for information about use of this collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217744

Foldout - "The Barro Colorado Nature Monument" (English) and "El Monumento Natural de Barro Colorado" (Spanish) (circa 1986)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-054, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Publications
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Publications
Publications / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-054-refidd1e674

Barro Colorado Nature Monument Brochure photos - STRI, March 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-102, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-102-refidd1e493

STRI - Regulations and information for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument (volume 2 - English version)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Research and Collections  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-048, National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Research and Collections, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-048-refidd1e282

The Amphibians of Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Soberania National Park and Adjacent Areas

Author:
Bevier, Catherine R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2000
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_50287

Tropical tree height and crown allometries for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama: a comparison of alternative hierarchical models incorporating interspecific variation in relation to life history traits

Author:
Wright, S. Joseph  Search this
Bohlman, Stephanie A.  Search this
Pacala, Stephen W.  Search this
Muller-Landau, Helene  Search this
Martínez Cano, Isabel  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2019
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150601

Curso introducción a las investigaciones biológicas de campo : memorias : Peninsula Gigante, Monumento Natural de Barro Colorado

Author:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Universidad de Panamá  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Nature Monument
Date:
2004
Topic:
Biology--Fieldwork  Search this
Natural history--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
QH320.P2 C87 2004a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989302

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Los Anfibios Del Monumento Natural De Barro Colorado, Parque Nacional Soberanía y Áreas Adyacentes. The Amphibians of Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Soberania National Park and Adjacent Areas

Author:
Rand, Austin Stanley  Search this
Jaramillo, Cesar A.  Search this
Ibáñez, Roberto  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1999
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_49908

Annual report of the Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory in the Panama Canal Zone

Title:
Annual report 1932/33-1937/38
Author:
Barro Colorado Island Biological Station  Search this
Subject:
Barro Colorado Island Biological Station  Search this
Physical description:
16 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Island
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Date:
1925
1940
[1925-1940]
Topic:
Biological stations  Search this
Biology  Search this
Call number:
Q11 .C16r
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308023

Panama’s slime molds get attention from Arkansas University grad student

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:45:54 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Insider
Data Source:
Smithsonian Insider
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ee082e690480f488a6a8631b9ff5ae0a

Nicholas D. Smythe Interview

Creator:
Smythe, Nicholas D. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1990
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Nicholas David Edward Smythe was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his distinguished scientific career and long tenure at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute as both researcher and administrator. Additional interviews of Smythe can be found in Record Unit 9580 STRI Oral History Interviews and Record Unit 9553, Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Interviews. Additional information about Smythe can be found in the Records of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute which are also housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
The Nicholas David Edward Smythe interview was conducted in June 1990 by Smithsonian Institution Archives historian, Pamela M. Henson. The interview discusses his background, education, and early interest in zoology; career at STRI; recollections of staff and life on Barro Colorado Island (BCI); discussions of his major research interests and accomplishments in conservation administration; thoughts on graduate education; and changes at STRI over the years. The interview consists of 2.0 hours of tape recording, 81 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 linear meters of shelf space. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and cassette copies of the original reel-to-reel recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Nicholas David Edward Smythe (1934- ), a Biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), joined the staff in 1970. He was born on December 15, 1934, in Kent, England. He received his bachelor's degrees in zoology and psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1963 and received the Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Maryland in 1970. In 1962, he married Tanis D. Smythe, who also worked at STRI, and they raised two children at STRI.

Smythe received the major impetus for his career from John Eisenberg, whom he studied under at the University of British Columbia and followed to the University of Maryland. In 1965 he received a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship to study tropical mammals at STRI for two years. After Smythe finished his Ph.D. at Maryland, he taught a course in Costa Rica for the Organization for Tropical Studies in 1970.

In the fall of 1970 he was contracted to develop STRI's Environmental Sciences Program, which involved establishing baseline studies of climate and its effect on vegetation. While Smythe continued his studies of the frugivorous mammals the paca (Cuniculus paca) and agouti (Dasyprocta punctata), he spent much of the later 1970s and early 1980s as STRI's first Conservation Coordinator. His efforts in educational outreach and political lobbying contributed to the incorporation of STRI into the expanded Barro Colorado Nature Monument and the establishment of the adjacent Parque Nacional Soberania.

Between 1982 and 1987, Smythe received two grants from the W. Alton Jones Foundation to research the prospects for domesticating the paca and for garden hunting in tropical forests as alternatives to destruction of the rain forest to raise cattle. He received grants from Scholarly Studies for two more years to continue the successful paca program and later examined the relationship between the palm, Astrocaryum standleyanum, and the predators that disperse its seeds.

During his career, Smythe has written seventeen articles and book chapters on tropical ecology, particularly on the relationships between small mammals and plants. At STRI, Smythe also supervised graduate student and postdoctoral research, consulted on wildlife management with universities in Costa Rica and Venezuela, and served as liaison for STRI with INRENARE, the Panamanian national institute of natural resources.
Rights:
Restricted.
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9585, Smythe, Nicholas D. interviewee, Nicholas D. Smythe Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9585
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Nicholas D. Smythe Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9585

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