Learn more about FMWIS intern Hannah Davis, and project, "Walking Lichens" and her main supervisors were Jim Boone and Robert Luecking, with subsequent supervisors being Allie Stone and Kelsey Keaton. She mainly worked in the Insect Collection, which holds over four-and-a-half million specimens. Hannah sifted through drawers of Praying Mantids, Katydids, Grasshoppers, Treehoppers, Walking Sticks, and Moths, looking for species which mimicked lichen. Her "mini-collection" consisted of 106 specimens belonging to 88 unique species. Read more about Field Museum Women in Science (FMWIS) Internships 2014 -- Hannah Davis
Blogs & Videos: Insects
Bonus clip from our episode "How To Pin An Insect" - enjoy the lil' tiger beetle! Read more about The Tiger Beetle
The answer to the ever-burning question: why do we need so many dead things?
Avoiding (Re) Extinction:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344... the response:
Specimen collection: An essential tool:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/... Special thanks to:
Bill Stanley, John Bates, Derek Hennen and Morgan Jackson for their input on this episode. Read more about Where'd you get all those dead animals?
Check out what is living in the Hanover, IL prairie, PLUS Jim Louderman shows us how to prepare insects for the collection. WIN-WIN. Help the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation restore more native prairies in Illinois: http://www.jdcf.org/ Special Guests and huge thanks to: Jim Louderman and Rebekah Shuman Baquiran, Assistant Collections Managers of Insects Read more about Insect Adventure, Part Three
Help the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation restore more native prairies in Illinois: http://www.jdcf.org/
Special Guests and huge thanks to: Jim Louderman and Rebekah Shuman Baquiran, Assistant Collections Managers of Insects and River Ridge Middle School :)
Photo Credits: Read more about Insect Adventure, Part Two
Wherein we explore the order Lepidoptera!
Huge thanks to Jim Boone, collection manager of insects for making this episode possible. Check out his episode from the Chicago Adventure series! http://youtu.be/o7I5wi7I2Nw
Read more about Moths vs Butterflies
Steph Morgan was the 2013 Field Museum Women in Science Undergraduate Intern, spending her time in the museum's insect collection. She made this short video about her month-long internship at the museum. Learn more about the Field Museum Women in Science. Read more about Working with Ants by Steph Morgan
Jim Boone shows off his insects. Some of these might actually be plants. I'm still not convinced otherwise. Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part Eight: How to be an Insect