Agency history, 1990-

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  • Losos, Elizabeth Claire
  • Wishnie, Mark
  • Davies, Stuart James
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Center for Tropical Forest Science


Agency History


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  • Center for Tropical Forest Science of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, accessed July 14, 2005
  • "Seeing the Forest for the Trees," The Plant Press, New Series, v. 15, no. 2 (April-June 2012): 1, accessed December 17, 2012
  • CTFS Has New Director, accessed December 21, 2012
  • Losos to Preside OTS, accessed December 21, 2012
  • About CTFS, accessed December 21, 2012
  • ForestGEO, What is ForestGEO?,, accessed April 2022
  • ForestGEO, About, History, Timeline,, accessed April 8, 2022
  • The Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) is a global network of forest research sites and scientists dedicated to the study of tropical and temperate forest function and diversity. The multi-institutional network comprises 73 forest research sites across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. ForestGEO monitors the growth and survival of approximately 6 million trees and nearly 13,000 species that occur in the forest research sites. ForestGEO also supports initiatives in the forest sites to monitor climate, carbon flux, vertebrates, insects, soil microorganisms, and more. Founded in 1990, ForestGEO was originally known as the Center for Tropical Forest Science until chaging its name in 2013. ForestGEO is coordinated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Elizabeth Claire Losos served as Director, 1993-2005. She was succeeded by Mark Wishnie, Acting Director, 2005, and Stuart James Davies, Director, 2005- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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  • 1990
  • 1990-


  • Rain forest ecology
  • Temperate forest ecology
  • Temperate forests
  • Rain forests
  • Research


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00408

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