Smithsonian, Forest Global Earth Observatory Network

  • DC



United States

About Us

The Forest Global Earth Observatory Network (ForestGEO), also known as the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), is an international network of scientists and forest research sites committed to the study of forest dynamics and global change. We conduct research and build scientific capacity through training, grants, and managing partnerships with (inter)national universities and organizations. Since 1980, the network has grown into a collaboration of over 60 forest research sites and 85 partner organizations.

The Smithsonian Institution, which is a global organization of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers, works across art, history, culture, science, and education in more than 130 countries.  ForestGEO is part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, with offices in Washington, DC. We work with several Smithsonian partners, including the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.