Blogs & Videos

Every day at The Field Museum we're exploring something new, whether it's hidden deep in our collections or being investigated out in the field. Tune in to our blogs and videos to learn about breakthrough discoveries firsthand from our Field Museum scientists, discover curiosities in our vaults with Emily Graslie, or see how our science is making an impact in the world around you.

Recent Blog Posts

2011 REU Intern William Montag

Strategies of acacia-ants: to grow or to reproduce?

WILLIAM MONTAG Sophomore Biological Sciences major at Bowdoin College REU Mentors: Dr. Corrie S. Moreau (Curator, Zoology, Insects), Dr. Stefanie Kautz (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Insects), and Benjamin E. Rubin (Graduate Student, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: The evolution of mutualism in plant-ants

2010 REU Intern Stephanie Loria

Island gigantism or dwarfism? Phylogeny and taxonomy of Madagascar's chirping Giant Pill-Millipedes, describing newly discovered, microendemic species

STEPHANIE LORIA Junior Environmental Studies: Ecology and Biodiversity major at Sewanee: The University of the South REU Mentors: Dr. Petra Sierwald (Curator, Zoology, Insects) and Dr. Thomas Wesener (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: Island Gigantism or Dwarfism? Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Madagascar's Chirping Giant Pill-Millipede

2010 REU Intern Mairead Baker

An island giant: describing a new species of rove beetle from the Chatham Islands

MAIREAD BAKER Sophomore Evolutionary and Developmental Biology major at Northwestern University REU Mentor: Dr. Margaret Thayer (Curator, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: An Island Giant: Describing a New Species of Rove Beetle from the Chatham Islands

Reptiles and Amphibians of Wolf Lake - Program - January 15, 2011

Alan’s projects center around the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) of the Chicago area, particularly in the post-industrial landscape of the Calumet Region in northwest Indiana and southeastern Chicago. In cooperation with the National Park Service, U.S. EPA, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy, he studies the distribution, ecology and conservation of this herpetofauna. In spite of large scale habitat disruption and destruction, there are still sizable remnants left of the patchwork of habitats that make the region unique.