M. Moynihan & A.S. Rand in Colombia

ID: 90-14492

Creator: Smith, Neal Griffith 1937-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1969

Citation: IHD Photo File

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  • Martin H. Moynihan, left, and A. Stanley Rand, right, conducting field work in Purace Park, Colombia, on June 10, 1969. Moynihan was director and Rand was biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Martin H. Moynihan (1928-1996) was a world authority on animal behavior, with major contributions to the study of communication in birds, primates and cephalopods. In 1957 he became the Resident Naturalist and Director of of the Canal Zone Biological Area, a small field station on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, later named the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). He transformed the station into a major research institution in tropical biology. After retirement in 1973, he served as Senior Scientist at STRI.
  • A. Stanley Rand (1932-2005), was a herpetologist specializing in frog communication. In 1964, Rand was appointed a Biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. From 1974 to 1979, he served as Assistant Director at STRI, and in 1979 was named Senior Biologist.


  • Moynihan, M
  • Rand, A. Stanley (Austin Stanley) 1932-
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Herpetology
  • Purace Park (Columbia)
  • Employees
  • Herpetologists
  • Tropical Biology
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  • Ethologists
  • Animal behavior
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
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  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Colombia


  • Colombia
  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)


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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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