On a Saturday morning a few months ago, I felt a huge confluence of thoughts come together for me with respect to science at my institution. The Division of Integrated Research is once again looking at how we can convince people to support the science we do. We have been discussing strategies with our institutional advancement folks and how we might present ourselves in upcoming fundraising. That morning, Shannon, Pete and I were watching a recorded episode of Real Time with Bill Marr, where guest expert Martin Blaiser, Director of the Human Microbiome Program at Read more about The museum, big data, and islands of knowledge
Species names are important, and much like the species they refer to, names often change over time, too. Taxonomists have been struggling to keep track of them all since the origins of natural history. Binomial nomenclature, the standardized way in which scientists name species, was a major breakthrough. Read more about Video: What's in a Name?
This search allows you to explore all of Field Museum's Division of Fishes recorded collection localities. With more than 1.7 million cataloged and uncataloged specimens in approximately 130,000 lots, our worldwide collections receive heavy use by US and international visitors and borrowers. If you are through searching this database, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or requests.Learn more about Fishes Collection Localities