August 12th, 2012
Graduate student and research scientist and colleagues discover and describe new barbet from the foothills of the eastern Peruvian Andes.
April 30th, 2013
In June, the Field Museum is releasing The Art & Science of Birds, an eBook that explores artistic and scientific perspectives on birds.
February 12th, 2013
Learn about Dr. Sharat Roy's collection of 100's of Permian brachiopod fossils collected during WWII in the Salt Range, Pakistan.
February 11th, 2013
The species of the trilobite Paradoxides are found in Europe, Africa and North America. By studying these trilobites and using paleomagnetic evidence and other clues in the rock record, combined with the Theory of Plate Tectonics geologists have been able to work out the complex story of how these fossil trilobites were distributed to so many different areas.
February 07th, 2013
This specimen, UC 9705, was collected by F. W. Stokes in February, 1902. It is the lobster Hoploparia stokesi and it has the distinction of being the first fossil collected from Antarctica and scientifically described.
February 01st, 2013
During ECCo’s 25th Rapid Inventory, the team of botanists found 7 new plant species to science. Some are hard to reach, but ECCo field researchers are up to the challenge.
November 08th, 2012
Field Museum scientists and an international team of collaborators conducted fieldwork in New Caledonia - where they collected a group of plants commonly called bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts), ferns, as well as a group of organisms called lichens. New Caledonia is one of the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots (and one of the smallest—about the size of New Jersey) with exceptional biological and ecological diversity.
July 20th, 2012
Bernard "Risky" Agwanda works with Julian Kerbis Peterhans and Terry Demos to untangle the stories of mammalian evolution in eastern Africa.
December 09th, 2011
Visit the Mammal collections and see why a bushy-tailed cloud rat specimen, collected in the Philippines in the 1940's, is still useful to researchers. Enjoy!
December 08th, 2011
National Science Foundation Research Grants and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements have helped fund research training for eight undergraduate students to study the biology and evolution of birds and their parasites.