Studying Gloger's Rule and the effects of changing environments on bird plumages
Field Museum researchers at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies have received a second target foil from the Interstellar Dust Collector onboard NASA's Stardust Mission - that returned the first solid extraterrestrial material to Earth from beyond the Moon.
Ecosystem and biological research programs at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are vital to the nation. They are critcal to our nation's efforts to combat invasive species, manage endangered and threatened species, address wildlife diseases, and restore degraded landscapes.
The Field Museum receives many streams of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education, collection improvement, and outreach. Don't let Congress politicize this vital funding source for the nation's essential scientific disciplines and training.