Collections-based research involves a wide variety of people interested in vastly different scales of space and time--from population genetics in mice to global climate change to galaxies across the universe Read more about Video: Fields of Thought
Via Facebook, a colleague shared a link to an essay in Animal Behavior by Tim Caro and Paul Sherman entitled: Eighteen reasons animal behavioralists avoid involvement in conservation (Animal Behavior (2012) 85:305-312). They exhort behavioral scientists to think more about the conservation value of their research. I agree with this idea, but that does not mean that I think this is universally appreciated. At one point, they write: “And all the large NGOs, which have a disproportionate Read more about How much science is needed for conservation?
We're excited to present the first Field Revealed episode to highlight the Field Museum's rapid inventory work! This week's episode comes all the way from from Peru where local intrepid researchers have been carrying out "rapid inventories" with the Field Museum's Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) teams. Rapid inventories are swift surveys of species diversity in remote areas--information which is then provided to local communities as a tool for them to build conservation and education efforts. Read more about Video: Discovering New Plant Species in the Amazon