Blog Posts

January 17th, 2013

On her birthday, kudus to the First Lady for trying to get people outside.

January 15th, 2013

he speciesLink network closes the year with a total of 5,725,729 records online, of which 2,119,954 are georeferenced by the data providers (37%) and 2,039,684 are georeferenced through an application (36%). The Field Museum of Natural History is repatriating data of samples collected in Brazil by naturalists of the 19th century.

January 12th, 2013

The Field Museum is part of an amazing network with an important role to play.

January 11th, 2013

With disucssions ongoing, the attached may be of interest.

December 22nd, 2012


Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Dr. Philipp R. Heck is co-author on a paper in the journal Science on the first results of the rare meteorite, Sutter’s Mill. On April 22 a very fast-moving fireball was observed over large parts of California and Nevada. Equivalent to four kilotons of TNT, the fireball was photographed, and recorded by video and by weather Doppler-radars. The photographs and videos helped to trace back its orbit to the far reaches of the outer part of the asteroid belt. The Sutter’s Mill meteorite was scrutinized by almost the entire arsenal of observational and analytical state-of-the-art tools available to scientists today.

December 19th, 2012

What's in a Name? Why are they important? Why are accurate records and long term data archiving important? This Field Revealed episode may get you thinking.

December 14th, 2012

Curious about what a "type" is? Or why scientists care about the names of animals and plants? 

December 13th, 2012

A quick Excel reference for the simple botanist

December 13th, 2012

"Museum" and "Science" go together when it comes to biological and cultural diversity