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Published: July 6, 2012

Variety is the Spice of Lice

Katherine Webbink, Information Systems Specialist, Information Technology

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What's there to love about lice? In the course of studying evolution, Field Museum biologist Dr. Jason Weckstein has become fascinated by the diversity of these little insects, and what that diversity means for understanding the "coevolution" of parasites and their hosts.

What's there to love about lice? In the course of studying evolution, Field Museum biologist Dr. Jason Weckstein has become fascinated by the diversity of these little insects, and what that diversity means for understanding the "coevolution" of parasites and their hosts.  

Read more about Jason and his research.

 


Katherine Webbink

In the Technology Department, Kate works on cataloging the Field Museum's digital media--how do we preserve the digital media bits of natural history? For now, the answer here seems to involve a lot of DNGs. Going forward, digital formats and the workflows that go with them change all the time, so collections need to stay on their toes if they don't want to lose data and the ideas that go with them.