Barro Colorado Island, Part II

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The article describes the history of the Canal Zone Biological Area on the Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal watershed and discusses the work of some of the scientists working there. The Canal Zone Biological Area is a department of the Smithsonian Institution and is now called the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).


  • Zetek, James b. 1886
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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The article was originally published in the Panama Canal Review and was republished in the three parts in the Smithsonian Torch.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Rain forest ecology
  • Natural History
  • Natural history


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

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pp. 7-8

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