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.
Chicago Sun-Times article (with photo gallery) on the portable CT scanning project undertaken by the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum in July 2011.