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.
November 11th, 2011
The Kipunji is an enigmatic primate from Tanzania that was discovered a few years ago. Join Collections Manager Bill Stanley and check out why this new species is so intriguing!
September 23rd, 2011
Large workers of turtle ants have dish-like heads that they use to close the entrance of their nest and protect it from intruders. Check it out!
September 22nd, 2011
Field Museum scientists and an international team of collaborators are undertaking biodiversity studies in the island archipelago of Fiji and the impact of habitat loss. They are studying a group of plants commonly called bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts), ferns, as well as a group of organisms called lichens. Conservation International identified all the islands of Micronesia and Polynesia, including the islands of Fiji, as one of the thirty-five biodiversity hotspots in the world, and is referred to as the Polynesia-Micronesia hotspot. Alarmingly, Conservation Internat
September 19th, 2011
Shark genetics video created by 2011 DNA Residency Team Shark
September 12th, 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how the structure of floral beaks influences the evolution of flowers.
September 08th, 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how the shape of floral tubes influences the evolution of flowers.
September 05th, 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how flower color influences the evolution of flowers.
September 01st, 2011
Discover the world of biodiversity and evolution as we speak with Botany Department Curator Dr. Rick Ree on his research with flowering plants.