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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.
August 18 2011
In this video we continue our discussion with Dr. Larry Heaney to learn about his conservation work with mammals in island ecosystems.
August 15 2011
In this video we continue our discussion with Dr. Janet Voight to explore deep sea ecosystems and her research on deep sea marine invertebrates.
August 11 2011
In this video we speak with the Zoology Department to examine how humans impact ecosystems and the roll of Museum collections and research in evaluating that impact.
August 8 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “What inspires you about your field?”
August 4 2011
Does animal body size increase with colder climates? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nathan Smith on how their research in Antarctica is helping to answer this question.
August 1 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nathan Smith about the types of dinosaurs found in the Antarctic.
July 28 2011
We continue our discussion on the Geology Department’s work in Antarctica by talking with Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nathan Smith about the challenges of excavating fossils at minus 40 degrees.
July 25 2011
In this video, we speak with Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nate Smith on polar dinosaur research and their expeditions to Antarctica.
July 21 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “Why did you become a scientist?”
July 18 2011
In this episode, speak with Dr. Lance Grande about his research on the fossils of the Green River Formation – a 52 million year old fossil lake bed in southwestern Wyoming.

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