Panama butterfly migrations

October 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

A high-speed chase across the Panama Canal in a Boston Whaler may sound like the beginning of another James Bond filmbut the protagonist of this story brandishes a butterfly net and studies the effects of climate change on insect migrations at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. “Our long-term study shows that El Nio, a global climate pattern, drives Sulfur butterfly migrations,” said Robert Srygley, former Smithsonian post doctoral fellow who is now a research ecologist at the US Agricultural Research Service, the chief scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture……..
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