Expeditions Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911

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The article describes the first scientific expeditions to the Panama Canal Zone. These expeditions were sent to Panama because of the concerns of American naturalists that the Canal would change the natural conditions of the area. In conjunction with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the Smithsonian sent scientists to Panama to collect specimens, including vertebrate animals, land and fresh water mollusks and plants.


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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol 59, No. 11 (Contained within)

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Natural History
  • Zoology
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Specimens
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Museum exhibits
  • Botany
  • Natural history


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama

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pp. 15-26

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