Biogeography

Science at FMNH : Ep. 47 - DNA Residency Showcase

For the past two summers, youth who participated in the DNA Research Summer Residency planned, filmed, and edited short videos on the genetic research they conducted with Museum scientists.  All participants were trained in molecular biology laboratory methods and equipment used in The Field Museum’s Pritzker Lab/Rice DNA Discovery Center, gathered data relevant to current research programs, and learned about all aspects of the scientific method.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 28 - Biodiversity of Marine Mollusks in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are one of the best studied areas of the US coast, but little is known about the marine molluscs, such as snails and clams, that live there.  One of Dr. Bieler’s ongoing projects is an in-depth survey of marine molluscan biodiversity in the Florida Keys.  This project will lay the groundwork to better understand this marine ecosystem and the impacts humans have on it.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 27 - Museum Collections and the Mammals of Tanzania

For the past two decades, Bill has been studying the natural history, biogeography, taxonomy and evolution of mammals of eastern Africa.  He has focused on the rodent and shrew populations in the mountainous regions within Tanzania and has discovered several new species.  This work is vital to understand how mammal populations in Tanzania change over time.

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