Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Center for Tropical Forest Science at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Establishes a Center for Tropical Forest Science. This center will encompass a program of long term research in tropical forest conservation and management, through an interdisciplinary approach aimed at understanding the plant, animal and human interactions in tropical forests. STRI will collaborate with the leading institutions in the tropics and the United States, work to promote education, training, workshops and conferences to promote the goals of the Center, provide senior scientific staff at affiliated institutions with formal association with STRI, and collaborate in the long-term funding and endowment of the Center's programs.


  • Center for Tropical Forest Science
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • Title 20, Education
  • Memorandum of Understanding

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-062, Assistant Secretary for Research, c. 1985-1991, Records, Box 12, Folder: STRI 1990 (Documents)

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




  • Protected areas
  • Trees
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Conservation and restoration
  • New Programs
  • Forest ecology
  • Ecology
  • Management
  • Rain forests
  • Nature conservation
  • Natural resources




Memorandum of Understanding

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1

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