Dr. Anthony G. Coates is former Director for Scientific Research Programs of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and former Deputy Director of the Panama-based Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Dr. Coates is an eminent authority on the geology of the tropics and was a key player in developing STRI into one of the world’s leading centers of research on the tropics. He has championed a broader outreach of science through public lectures and science programs, including those seen on public television (PBS) and heard on National Public Radio. His contributions profoundly enriched the pioneer Tourism-Conservation-Research Action Plan for the Republic of Panama (https://www.pangeaworld.com/foundations/pilot-project-panama/) as well as the subsequent chapters of the Pangea World journey.
Pangea World honors and deeply appreciates the contributions of the late Anthony G. Coates, Pangea World Fellow, whose research has revolutionized our knowledge of Earth’s history and whose warmth, integrity, and generosity have fomented his lasting legacy to humanity.