Matthew C. Larsen

October 1, 2014
Matthew Larsen

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Matthew C. Larsen is the director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He oversees approximately 300 employees, an annual budget of $23 million and STRI’s research facilities throughout Panama and field sites in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. In addition to its resident scientists, STRI’s facilities are used by some 1,400 visiting scientists and 800 pre- and postdoctoral fellows and interns from academic and research institutions around the world annually.

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