Science at the FMNH Podcasts
June 13th, 2011
How are birds collected for museums? What types of information can be gathered from bird specimens? In this episode, we speak with Jason Weckstein to discover the many methods used to collect information from bird specimens.
June 09th, 2011
We continue our discussion on emerging pathogens with Shannon Hackett to discover how museum collections can play a vital role in understanding biodiversity and its importance.
June 06th, 2011
In this video we explore the Emerging Pathogens project, a unique research program to understand the evolution of parasites and pathogens that result in diseases such as malaria and AIDS. This project will provide a database of pathogens, which could lead to important insights for how humans can combat emerging epidemics.
June 02nd, 2011
We continue our discussion with Matt Von Konrat by discussing the environmental impacts that threaten the existence of the descendants of early land plants.
May 30th, 2011
We continue our discussion with Matt von Konrat by exploring the unique structures called oil bodies that are found inside the cells of liverworts.
May 26th, 2011
We continue our discussion with Matt von Konrat by exploring the biological and environmental significance of early land plants.
May 23rd, 2011
Discover the microscopic world of liverworts, hornworts and mosses as we speak with Matt von Konrat, Collections Manager & Adjunct Curator in the Botany Department at the Field Museum of Natural History.