Neotropical Lowland Research Program Records, 1975-2004

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Summary

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.

Creator

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director

Subject

  • 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
  • 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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Series Level Description

Notes

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Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1975
  • 1975-2004

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

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

Place

Amazon River Region

Form/Genre

Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00658

Physical description

2.5 cu. ft. processed holdings