Management Dispute Shutters Tropical Research Institute

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  09 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5348, pp. 172-173
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5348.172

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Situated in one of the world's most biologically diverse regions, with a spectacular coral reef sitting just offshore, the Christensen Research Institute in Madang, Papua New Guinea, has provided researchers from many fields with a temporary home away from home. Last month, with little notice, the lodge and laboratory complex closed, the victim of a festering management dispute between its major benefactor and its former director. The conflict also has derailed a promising collaboration with a major research university that could have made the 12-year-old institute self-supporting.