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Science at FMNH

A Video and Podcast Series

 

There are over 150 scientists working behind-the-scenes at The Field Museum of Natural History.  Curators, collection managers, research associates, post doctoral scientists, and graduate students study a wide array of topics from the evolution of dinosaurs to the development of cities in human society. 

These scientists study and manage the Museum’s vast collection of 24 million anthropological, botanical, geological and zoological specimens and objects from around the world. These collections--from narwhal horns to treeferns, fish fossils, and Chinese rubbings--help Museum scientists to understand and conserve the world's biological and cultural diversity.

Science at FMNH brings you a dynamic video or podcast that explores the research, collections and people that make this Museum a world-class research institution!

Science at FMNH is funded by The Grainger Foundation and produced by the Biodiversity Synthesis Group.

November 30, 2011
For this episode we are showcasing work from teen filmmakers working in the DNA Research Summer Residency at the Museum.
September 22 2011
We continue our discussion on urbanization with Dr. William Parkinson to explore his research on the social dynamics of early village societies in Europe.
September 19 2011
Travel back to the 1920’s to discover the significance of The Field Museum’s joint archaeological expedition to the ancient city of Kish.
September 15 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “Why are museum collections important?”
September 12 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how the structure of floral beaks influences the evolution of flowers.
September 8 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how the shape of floral tubes influences the evolution of flowers.
September 5 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Ree by exploring how flower color influences the evolution of flowers.
September 1 2011
Discover the world of biodiversity and evolution as we speak with Botany Department Curator Dr. Rick Ree on his research with flowering plants.
August 29 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “What is your favorite museum specimen?”
August 25 2011
In this video we continue our discussion with Dr. Rüdiger Bieler to learn more about his research and his in-depth surveys of marine molluscs, such as snails and oysters, in the Florida Keys.
August 22 2011
In this video we continue our discussion with Bill Stanley to discover the importance of museum collections in understanding changing mammal populations in Tanzania.

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