Tropical Ecology in Panama

Classroom Curriculum for Teachers and Students

Video Library

The researchers in Panama on BCI are a diverse group who come from all over the world to study this unique environment. RET participants have conducted interviews with a portion of the researchers on BCI and other STRI locations in order to give students an idea of what it is like to study in the field of tropical ecology. Depending on classroom needs, videos on YouTube can be organized by either a specific researcher or interview question.

All videos are also available on the Tropical Ecology YouTube page.

2011 Extended Interviews & More

Jesse Czekanski
Interview (06:03)

Lilian Alba
Interview (09:49)

Megan Eckles
Interview (07:38)

Sarah Nehaus
Interview (14:35)

Shauhin Alavi
Interview (06:06)

Stefan Schnitzer
Interview (07:02)

Nina Wurzburger
Presentation (13:45)

Navasha Singh

What do you study in Panama?
Who, What, Where (00:44)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What Do You Want to Be? (01:05)

What got you interested in science?
Why Science? (01:35)

Beck Wehrle

What do you study in Panama?
Who, What, Where (00:29)

How does your research contribute to the big picture?
The Big Picture (00:57)

How does field data contribute to your research?
Field Data (01:07)

How do you share your research?
Sharing Research (00:42)

What observations are you making in the field?
Field Observations (01:04)

What tools do you use in your research?
Research Tools (01:58)

What questions do you ask in your research?
Research Questions (00:33)

Mariah Hopkins

How does your research contribute to the big picture?
The Big Picture (01:31)

How do you share your research?
Sharing Research (00:59)

What observations are you making in the field?
Field Observations (01:17)

What questions do you ask in your research?
Research Questions (01:18)

Brian Sedio

What do you study in Panama?
Who, What, Where (00:33)

How does your research contribute to the big picture?
The Big Picture (00:54)

How do you share your research?
Sharing Research (00:35)

What observations are you making in the field?
Field Observations (01:07)

What tools do you use in your research?
Research Tools (01:06)

Are expectations useful when using the scientific method?
Expectations (00:55)

Lars Markesteijn

What do you study in Panama?
Who, What, Where (00:42)

Scott Mangan

What do you study in Panama?
Who, What, Where (00:23)

How does your research contribute to the big picture?
The Big Picture (00:40)

What got you interested in science?
Why Science? (01:19)

How do you share your research?
Sharing Research (00:38)

What observations are you making in the field?
Field Observations (00:57)

What questions do you ask in your research?
Research Questions (01:11)

Are expectations useful when using the scientific method?
Expectations (00:55)