Last week the Scientific American featured a guest blog that described my microscopic imaging work with the Linyphiidae and the online gallery of female erigonine epigyna at LinEpig. The blog post was written by Field Museum bird taxidermist and science essayist Meera Lee Sethi. Here is an excerpt:
Ecosystem and biological research programs at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are vital to the nation. They are critcal to our nation's efforts to combat invasive species, manage endangered and threatened species, address wildlife diseases, and restore degraded landscapes.
The Field Museum receives many streams of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education, collection improvement, and outreach. Don't let Congress politicize this vital funding source for the nation's essential scientific disciplines and training.