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Alternatives to Destruction. Research in Panama

Author:
Werner, Dagmar  Search this
Smythe, Nicholas  Search this
Ocana, Gilberto  Search this
Rubinoff, Ira  Search this
Wilson, E. O.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1988
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_105430

La mision del Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI) en Panama y en el tropico en general

Author:
Ocana, Gilberto  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1981
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106802

Ocana, Gilberto, 1989-1990

Container:
Box 41 of 49
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-062, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 41
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-062-refidd1e10930

Ocana, Gilberto, 1989

Container:
Box 16 of 49
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-062, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-062-refidd1e4946

Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview

Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1989
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 students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Ocana was interviewed for the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection because of his research career in agronomy in Panama, as a professor at the University of Panama and researcher and administrator at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
Descriptive Entry:
This interview of Ocana by Pamela M. Henson of Smithsonian Institution Archives discusses his family, education, work as an agronomist and professor in Panama, and career at STRI, especially his agriforestry project. The collection consists of 2.5 hours of audiotape recordings and 34 pages of transcript. For a videotaped interview of Ocana at the site of the agriforestry project on Gigante Peninsula, see Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9553, Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Interviews.
Historical Note:
Gilberto Ocana (1931-2004), agronomist specializing in tropical flora, received the B.S. from the Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture in Alger, Algeria, in 1955. From 1955 to 1960, he served on the staff of the Servicio Interamericano de Cooperacion Agricola en Panama and taught at the Agricultural School of the University of Panama from 1961 to 1963. In 1967, he received the Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California at Riverside. He then returned to the University of Panama, serving as Dean as well as Professor of Agronomy. In 1980, he joined the staff of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) as manager of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, a nature preserve consisting of Barro Colorado Island and its surrounding peninsulas. While at STRI, he developed an experimental farm at Las Pavas on the Gigante Peninsula that would restore soils destroyed by cattle grazing and provide a comfortable income for small farmers. He retired from STRI in 1993.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Tropical biology  Search this
Agronomy  Search this
Sustainable agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9576
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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9576

Interviews

Collection Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9576-refidd1e230

Interview 1: April 20, 1989

Collection Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9576-refidd1e237

Interview of Ocana by Henson discusses his youth and family in Panama, education at the Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture in Alger, Algeria, career as an agronomist at the Servicio Interamericano de Cooperacion Agricola in Panama and professor at the Agric...

Collection Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9576-refidd1e252

Transcript, pp. 1-34, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

Collection Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9576-refidd1e263

Audio Recordings of Interview: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

Collection Creator::
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9576, Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
See more items in:
Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9576-refidd1e274

Alternatives to destruction : a proposal for research into some tropical forest resources and their rational exploitation / principal investigator: Michael H. Robinson ; co-principal investigator: Gilberto Ocaña

Title:
Proposal for research into some tropical forest resources and their rational exploitation
Author:
Robinson, Michael H  Search this
Ocaña, Gilberto  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
63 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tropics
Panama
Barro Colorado Nature Monument
Date:
1995
2004
[between 1995 and 2004]
Topic:
Sustainable forestry--Economic aspects  Search this
Forest management--Economic aspects  Search this
Rain forests--Management  Search this
Call number:
SD387.S87 R63 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_741665

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