A close-up look at globally significant research conducted in Panama and at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Schnitzer spends about a third of each year on the grounds of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Photo: Smithsonian Institution
Schnitzer points out how woody lianas compete with, weaken and often topple trees, reducing the overall biomass of the forest. Photo: Smithsonian Institution.
From the 2017 issue of Discover, Marquette’s annual research and innovation magazine. Read the entire issue online.

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