Neotropical Lowland Research Program Records, 1975-2004

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Consists of records documenting the administration and activities of the Neotropical Lowland Research Program (formerly known as the Amazon Ecosystem Research Program). Initially, the Program was administered out of the office of the Assistant Secretary for Science under David Challinor; and later by the office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, Robert S. Hoffmann. The office was renamed Assistant Secretary for the Sciences in 1992, and Assistant Provost for the Sciences in 1995. The program concluded under the direction of the National Museum of Natural History Office of the Director in 2004. Numerous scientists participated in the Program as investigators. Investigators included: Terry L. Erwin; W. Ronald Heyer; Warwick Kerr; Mark M. Littler; Betty Jane Meggers; James N. Norris; Paul Slud; Thomas R. Soderstrom; Marilyn Weitzman; Stanley H. Weitzman; Richard L. Zusi; and Richard P. Vari. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; budget proposals; project records of various investigators; and background information files.


  • Challinor, David
  • Hoffmann, Robert S
  • Erwin, Terry L. 1940-
  • Heyer, W. Ronald
  • Littler, Mark M (Mark Masterton)
  • Meggers, Betty Jane
  • Norris, James N
  • Soderstrom, Thomas R
  • Weitzman, Stanley H
  • Zusi, Richard L (Richard Laurence) 1930-
  • Kerr, Warwick
  • Slud, Paul
  • Weitzman, Marilyn Jean Sohner
  • Vari, Richard P
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Sciences
  • Neotropical Lowlands Research Program
  • Amazon Ecosystem Research Program
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1975
  • 1975-2004

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Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Budget process
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Finance
  • Biotic communities
  • Budget
  • Special funds


Amazon River Region



Local number

SIA RS00658

Physical description

2.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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