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.
September 19th, 2012
Research Associate Jake Esselstyn and Colleagues describe new earth-worm eating rat from montane forests.
Field Museum Scientist Bruce Patterson's Tsavo Lions Research Highlighted in Emirates Airline's "Open Skies"
April 05th, 2012
Read about Field Museum Scientist Bruce Patterson's Tsavo Lions research, highlighted in Emirates Airline's April 2012 Issue of "Open Skies."
November 18th, 2011
Check out The Field Museum's first mobile app!
August 11th, 2011
A study of mammals in Mt. Pulag National Park, in the high mountains of northern Luzon Island, Philippines, has resulted in the rediscovery of the dwarf cloud rat, Carpomys melanurus, a species that hasn't been seen since its initial discovery in 1896.
August 11th, 2011
A study of the mammals of Luzon Island has identified seven previously unknown species of native forest mice. Many are from previously unsurveyed mountain ranges.
July 01st, 2011
Summer Internships are available to CIMBY students who want build their leadership skills.
June 09th, 2011
ECCo announces its newest conservation tool for the Chicago Region - an on-line key to regional orchids.
May 17th, 2011
Most of the 470-million-year history of plants on land belongs to bryophytes, pteridophytes (ferns) and gymnosperms. Find out about a recent pilot project to database and digitize pteridophyte fossils from the Mazon Creek assemblage of Illinois (i.e. 315 mya) as well as extant fern specimens from the Great Lakes Region.
April 12th, 2011
On August 13, 2011 The Field Museum and partners will be gathering volunteer botanists and community members for a botanical foray and organized search for Thismia americana, a rare and elusive plant known only from the Calumet region.