American Spaces Reassessment and Design Project
Jefferson Hall is a scientist researching the ecosystem services provided by tropical forests and how land use decisions can affect these forests.
Alicia Entem is an economist and STRI Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Agua Salud project.
Sarah Batterman researches the storage of CO2 in tropical forests and how nutrient levels in the ecosystem can hinder or encourage forest growth.
Smithsonian marine biologist, Dr. Mary Hagedorn, is leading a global network of scientists in one of the most unique ocean-conservation programs in the world today, the Reef Recovery Initiative, which focuses on cryopreservation of marine species.
Steve Box is a marine biologist studying the effects of fishing practices that endanger more than half of our ocean’s biodiversity.
A staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute since 1994, his studies of Central American marine species and habitats help equip policymakers and partners with solid science for developing stronger conservation approaches in sensitive natural areas.
Christina Gonzalez is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, with concentrations in Native American & Indigenous Studies and Museum Studies.
José Barreiro was the Assistant Director for Research and Director, Office for Latin America, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.