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 Elizaveth Everman

Tracing the Evolution of Venom in Scorpionfishes and Waspfishes

ELIZABETH EVERMAN Junior Biology major at William Jewell College REU Mentor: Dr. Leo Smith (Curator, Zoology, Fishes) Symposium Presentation Title: The phylogeny of scorpionfishes and stonefishes (Teleostei:  Scorpaenoidei) and its implications for the evolution of venom

2011 REU Intern Katherine Anderson

Bivalves in Time and Space (BiTS): Clams as tools to understand macroevolution

KATHERINE ANDERSON Junior Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. André Sartori (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Diversity of Venus clams: building an online resource for species identification

2011 REU Intern Hannah Wirtshafter

The Bivalve Tree of Life

HANNAH WIRTSHAFTER Junior Biological Sciences major at Carnegie Mellon University REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. Sid Staubach (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Flexing our Mussels: Comparative Bivalve Gill Morphology

2011 REU Intern Gregor-Fausto Siegmund

Calibrating phylogenies: are we using the right fossils?

GREGOR-FAUSTO SIEGMUND Sophomore Biological Sciences major at The University of Chicago REU Mentor: Dr. Peter Makovicky (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Measuring the quality of the avian fossil record to explain the ‘rock-clock’ divide of the avian evolutionary timescale.

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

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