About Science Action

Science Action Center draws on the Museum’s extensive collections, outstanding scientific research, and innovative educational expertise to provide the science to cement conservation action, inform management plans, and build local capacity for programs in conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Our work benefits deeply from partnerships with individuals, communities, government and nongovernment organizations, and funders. 

Our Staff

We are a multidisciplinary group of biologists, anthropologists, educators, artists, and technical specialists. 

Our Fellows

Dan Brinkmeier
Associate, Field Museum
Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH,
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University
Mark Bouman
Professor of Geography Chicago State University
Michael Lewis Cepek
Assistant Professor of Anthropology University of Texas at San Antonio
Noshir Contractor
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences Northwestern University
Sir Peter Crane
Dean and Professor of Botany Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Clark L. Erickson
Associate Professor of Anthropology University of Pennsylvania
Cherie L. Fisher
Social Scientist in the People and Their Environments U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station
Liam Heneghan, Ph.D.
Professor, Environmental Science Program, DePaul University, Chicago
Gabriela Nuñez Iturri
WWF Fuller Post-Doctoral Fellow
John Palmer
Senior Associate Forest Management Trust
Melinda Pruett-Jones
Executive Director, Chicago Wilderness
Debra Shore
Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Chicago
Tom Schulenberg
Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology
Lynne Westphal
Project Leader and Social Scientist in the People and Their Environments U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station