May 17th, 2011
Most of the 470-million-year history of plants on land belongs to bryophytes, pteridophytes (ferns) and gymnosperms. Find out about a recent pilot project to database and digitize pteridophyte fossils from the Mazon Creek assemblage of Illinois (i.e. 315 mya) as well as extant fern specimens from the Great Lakes Region.
May 02nd, 2011
Four Chicago Communities Develop Neighborhood Climate Action Projects.
April 12th, 2011
On August 13, 2011 The Field Museum and partners will be gathering volunteer botanists and community members for a botanical foray and organized search for Thismia americana, a rare and elusive plant known only from the Calumet region.
March 31st, 2011
ECCo embarks on a collaboration with the Chicago Park District to install a colorful native plant garden on the Museum's north side.
March 28th, 2011
ECCo's Urban Anthropology Team presents key findings from recent study of the Pilsen neighborhood.
Bringing Early Land Plant Collections Into the Third Millennium: A Conversion & Digitization Project Supported By The National Science Foundation
March 25th, 2011
The Botany Department at The Field Museum is re-housing, databasing and digitizing almost 200,000 bryophyte specimens, which addresses the urgent concern over their long-term preservation.
March 21st, 2011
ECCo's Urban Anthropology Team receives Environmental Justice Award.
March 13th, 2011
Researchers from Madagascar and The Field Museum recently described a new bird species.
March 11th, 2011
ECCo anthropologists advise development of regional climate action strategy.
March 02nd, 2011
Leading researchers in urban life and material culture convened to discuss new approaches to collecting urban material culture for the 22nd century museum.