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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) (Established 1923)
Conservation Agency
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Director: Ira Rubinoff
Phone: (507) 227-6022   Fax: (507) 232-6197   E-Mail:
Barro Colorado Island, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948 PANAMA
Affiliations: Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Mission: There is no primate research program at STRI, per se. But there are individual scientists who come to Barro Colorado Island (BCI), under our control, to do research on primates.

Training Opportunities: Training opportunities available for: Graduate; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Biology; Financial support usually available; Note: Students (pre and postdoctoral) can apply to the Smithsonian Institute, Office of Fellowships and Grants, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 7000, Washington, D.C. 20560. Phone: (202) 287-3271

Associated Field Sites: Soberania National Park

Supported Species: Alouatta palliata (mantled howler), Aotus trivirgatus (owl monkey), Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin), Saguinus geoffroyi (rufous-naped tamarin)

Comments: Georgina de Alba, Assistant Director for Fellowships and Education in Panama, can be contacted for more information. Fax: (507) 232-5978, E-mail: To contact the STRI office in Washington, DC, phone: 1 (202) 786-2807 or fax: 1 (202) 786-2819.

Last Updated: 1998-07-09

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