Blog Posts

July 22nd, 2014

Notes on recent updates to Moraceae taxonomy in the Rapid Reference Collection database

July 07th, 2014

Just when you thought that theatre was dead.

June 30th, 2014

I think we're going to need a bigger crate...

June 12th, 2014

Recent studies of the global diversity of the lichenized fungal family Graphidaceae suggest that there are a large number of species remaining to be discovered. No less that 175 new species are introduced by Field Museum curators Thorsten Lumbsch and Robert Lücking and collaborators in a single study. However, statistical prediction suggests that the number of species still to be discovered and described is more than 1,800, presumed to occur largely in tropical regions of Mexico, the northern Andes, the Amazon, tropical West Africa, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

March 20th, 2014

Calumet Photographic Dispatches highlights discoveries and happenings in the region by Field Museum staff and partnering organizations

February 18th, 2014

An inventory of active journals relating to taxonomy and systematics of Neotropical vascular plants

January 17th, 2014

We have put together a gallery of Chicagoland butterflies. 

January 14th, 2014

The donated meteorite NWA 7325 is an ungrouped achondrite and comes from a planetary body that has not been sampled before. Thanks to private collector Terry Boudreaux the Museum has now access to this incredibly rare and scientifically valuable rock.

November 23rd, 2013

A map of the locations where specimens imaged in LinEpig have been collected, where data is available, and why we need one.

October 30th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago some colleagues and I wrote a paper in Science reporting some new findings on Amazonian forests. Some of the findings are actually just numbers, and one of those numbers is really big. It's the number of trees we think probably grow in the Amazon, and it's 390 billion.