A rare collection of 13 publications in a broad-based botanical journal is solely dedicated to these remarkable early land plants. Read more about Bryophytes: The closest living relatives of early land plants
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Recent Blog Posts
To speed up the cataloging of an estimated 10,000 undescribed species of lichens, Field Museum lichenologists Thorsten Lumbsch and Robert Lücking used a unique approach in bringing together over 100 colleagues from institutions world-wide to describe a total of 100 new species from all around the globe in a single publication. Read more about 100 New Lichenized Fungi Described
Rapid Fotos of Plants in the Tropics: Español, Português
a brief guide for field inventory:
Robin Foster email@example.com - December 2009
Environment, Culture & Conservation Division, The Field Museum, Chicago Read more about Rapid Photos of Plants in the Tropics
AdC_Meriania.JPG Although we’ve pulled together a rapid inventory in as little as six months, typically we need a year. Inventories can begin with a phone call from a government official, a request from an indigenous leader, an email from a colleague. Read more about Mounting a Rapid Inventory
Fast surveys of some of the most remote, unexplored places on the planet Read more about Rapid Inventories
A Rapid Inventory Leads to the Creation of the Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area Read more about Conservation Impact in Peru
One way to trace the paleographical history of a landmass or archipelago is the reconstruction of the phylogeny of its organisms, by means of DNA sequence analysis. For example, if the closest living relatives of a group of species found on the Galapagos Islands occur in Peru, it can be assumed that for these group of organisms, colonization took place from somewhere in central western South America. This might vary between groups of organisms, since each group has different means of dispersal and mobility. Read more about Tracing the Paleogeographical History of Hawaii
February 14 through February 17 I used the Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) at the Elemental Analysis Lab to source decorated earthenware from the prehispanic site of Tanjay on Negros Island, Philippines. This research will address the debate on the importance of craft specialization to the development of pre-modern complex societies and elucidate exchange networks for prestige goods in prehispanic Southeast Asia. Read more about Lasers, Ceramics, and Numbers
Alan will be at the Wildlife Discovery Center’s Reptile Rampage on Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the City of Lake Forest’s Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Road. Alan will have a table at the Rampage full of exciting objects from the Field Museum's amphibian and reptile collection. Read more about Reptile Rampage March 13, 2011
What should constitute a museum collection in the 22nd century? How can human material production be best displayed, interpreted, or understood? The Field Museum has embarked on Contemporary Urban Collections: Material Ethnography of City Life, a new initiative to answer these questions. CUC_header 14-29-42_0.jpg Read more about Contemporary Urban Collections