Tropical forest (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption This photo shows the rainforest on Panama's Barro Colorado Island in 2007. The island hosts a research station for studying tropical plants and ecosystems that provided the data for the model. Credit Scott Ableman/Flickr Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.