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Javier Mateo-Vega

Javier Mateo-Vega

Research Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Catherine Potvin.

Catherine Potvin

Associate Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Catherine Potvin is a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University and an associate scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. 

Photo credit Jorge Aleman and S.Mattson.

Jefferson Hall

Director, Agua Salud Project
Jefferson Hall is a scientist researching the ecosystem services provided by tropical forests and how land use decisions can affect these forests. 

Carlos Jaramillo

Paleobotanist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Carlos Jaramillo studies patterns of plant diversity and investigates their relations to climate change. As a paleobotanist (someone who studies ancient plants) at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, his research focuses on the evolution of tropical landscapes and its biota throughout geological history.

Photo credit STRI.

Robert Stallard

Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Robert Stallard is a Smithsonian Scientist and Research Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who studies how climate change and land cover affect water flow.
Alicia Entem (r) and Guillermina De Gracia (l) at a focus group session in El Giral, Panama. Photo credit Vic Adamowicz.

Alicia Entem

Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Alicia Entem is an economist and STRI Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Agua Salud project.
Photo credit S. Mattson/STRI.

Sarah Batterman

Faculty, University of Leeds (UK)
Sarah Batterman researches the storage of CO2 in tropical forests and how nutrient levels in the ecosystem can hinder or encourage forest growth.
Catalina in the field. Photo courtesy of Catalina Hernandez.

Catalina Pimiento Hernandez

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Catalina Pimiento Hernandez is a University of Zurich Post-Doctoral Fellow investigating ancient marine predators.