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The idea of creating a field guide of Bignoniaceae of Paraíba, Brazil,  emerged initially during the undergraduate resea...
09/01/2021

The idea of creating a field guide of Bignoniaceae of Paraíba, Brazil, emerged initially during the undergraduate research undertaken by authors Swami Costa and Isabella Johanes, under the guidance of Professor Dr. Iranildo Melo (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba). After presenting their research results in scientific events, Costa and Johanes, partnered with a fantastic group of scientists from other institutions to publish articles and this 5-pages field guide, which displays species and habitats photos of the rich biodiversity within this group of plants in the State of Paraíba.
Authors: Swami Leitão Costa (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco), Isabella Johanes (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), Joel Maciel Pereira Cordeiro (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba), Francisco Carlos Pinheiro da Costa, Emanoel Messias Pereira Fernando, and José Iranildo Miranda de Melo (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande), and Lúcia G. Lohmann (Universidade de São Paulo).

Download here: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1366

The idea of creating a field guide of Bignoniaceae of Paraíba, Brazil, emerged initially during the undergraduate research undertaken by authors Swami Costa and Isabella Johanes, under the guidance of Professor Dr. Iranildo Melo (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba). After presenting their research results in scientific events, Costa and Johanes, partnered with a fantastic group of scientists from other institutions to publish articles and this 5-pages field guide, which displays species and habitats photos of the rich biodiversity within this group of plants in the State of Paraíba.
Authors: Swami Leitão Costa (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco), Isabella Johanes (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), Joel Maciel Pereira Cordeiro (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba), Francisco Carlos Pinheiro da Costa, Emanoel Messias Pereira Fernando, and José Iranildo Miranda de Melo (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande), and Lúcia G. Lohmann (Universidade de São Paulo).

Download here: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1366

Lichens are found on all continents and over 200 species occur in Chicagoland. Field Museum's scientists Todd Widhelm an...
08/31/2021

Lichens are found on all continents and over 200 species occur in Chicagoland. Field Museum's scientists Todd Widhelm and Thorsten Lumbsch, produced Common Lichens of Chicagoland to increase awareness of lichens in the Chicago area. The authors hope to inspire people to look for these symbiotic fungi when they are in forest preserves and even in the city.

Chicagoland has a long history of lichen study. Over a century ago, William Wirt Calkins published the lichen flora of “Chicago and vicinity” containing 125 lichen species. A little over 20 years ago, Gerould S. Wilhelm, reassessed the lichen flora and reported 222 species. Some of the species Calkins reported in 1896 were no longer found, and other species seemed to have migrated recently to Chicagoland. Today, the lichen research group at the Field Museum aims to understand why some lichen species come and go and why some have persisted in Chicagoland since Calkins’ publication.
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https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1398

Congratulations to Juliana Gomes Freitas, Lizandro N. Peraza-Flores, Fabiane Rabelo da Costa Batista from the Instituto ...
08/30/2021

Congratulations to Juliana Gomes Freitas, Lizandro N. Peraza-Flores, Fabiane Rabelo da Costa Batista from the Instituto Nacional do Semiárido – INSA for the publication of our new field guide " Cactaceae of Paraíba".
The inspiration to create this field guide came from the many requests received by the authors to identify plant species in the Cactaceae family that occurs in the State of Paraíba, Brazil. Thanks to other botanists who collaborated with images, this work displays 124 good-quality photos, including a new record for science.
In 2018, during a field trip to complement the Guimarães Duque Cactarium collection located in the Instituto Nacional do Semiárido-INSA, they discovered a new cactus species, Tacinga armata, which you can see on page 5. Download your free copy on our webpage
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1356

Congratulations to Juliana Gomes Freitas, Lizandro N. Peraza-Flores, Fabiane Rabelo da Costa Batista from the Instituto Nacional do Semiárido – INSA for the publication of our new field guide " Cactaceae of Paraíba".
The inspiration to create this field guide came from the many requests received by the authors to identify plant species in the Cactaceae family that occurs in the State of Paraíba, Brazil. Thanks to other botanists who collaborated with images, this work displays 124 good-quality photos, including a new record for science.
In 2018, during a field trip to complement the Guimarães Duque Cactarium collection located in the Instituto Nacional do Semiárido-INSA, they discovered a new cactus species, Tacinga armata, which you can see on page 5. Download your free copy on our webpage
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1356

New field guide for COLOMBIA! Orchids of Cuchilla de Peñas Blancas del Subia Integrated Management District (DMI), auth...
08/21/2021

New field guide for COLOMBIA!
Orchids of Cuchilla de Peñas Blancas del Subia Integrated Management District (DMI), authored Juan Camilo Ordóñez-Blanco, Gustavo Morales, Julián David Ordóñez Blanco.

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In 2019, a group of researchers from Colombia, Peru and the United States, led by the Field Museum, carried out a rapid ...
08/20/2021

In 2019, a group of researchers from Colombia, Peru and the United States, led by the Field Museum, carried out a rapid biological and social inventory in the area of the Putumayo (lower basin), Yaguas and Cotuhé rivers. The flora and vegetation team registered more than 1000 species and took more than 3000 photographs with the aim of enriching the list of known flora for both Peru and Colombia, managing to report four potentially new species for science and 25 new national records for Peru and Colombia.
Of the more than 3000 photos taken, we have selected and edited more than 500 in order to visually show you the immense floristic diversity that the lower Putumayo river basin and its tributaries Yaguas and Cotuhé.
Authors: Luis A. Torres-Montenegro, Marcos A. Ríos-Paredes, Wilson D. Rodríguez Duque, Jose Dayan Acosta, Corine Vriesendorp.

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1389

The Chapada do Araripe is approximately 180 km long and 30-50 km wide, covering part of the states of Ceará, Pernambuco,...
08/20/2021

The Chapada do Araripe is approximately 180 km long and 30-50 km wide, covering part of the states of Ceará, Pernambuco, and Piauí, Northeast Brazil. This region is known for its rich biodiversity, including rare, endemic species and even species new to science. It covers the Environmental Protection Area of Chapada do Araripe (APA), the Araripe National Forest (FLONA), and the Geopark Araripe. The Passifloraceae family is represented in Chapada do Araripe by nine taxa belonging to the genus Passiflora L. genus, occurring preferentially in the Seasonal Semideciduous Forest (Mata Seca). A team of researchers from Universidade Regional do Cariri - URCA; Universidade Estadual do Ceará - UECE, and Universidade Federal do Ceará – UFC produced this 5-page field guide highlighting photographs of vegetative and reproductive morphological characters. The objective of creating this material is to facilitate the identification of Passiflora representatives and expand the local flora knowledge by specialists and non-specialists in the region.
Autores: Francisca Graciele Leite Sampaio de Souza, Valéria da Silva Sampaio, Iranilda Cordeiro S. Neves, Maria Arlene P. da Silva, Maria Iracema B. Loiola
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1393

The Chapada do Araripe is approximately 180 km long and 30-50 km wide, covering part of the states of Ceará, Pernambuco, and Piauí, Northeast Brazil. This region is known for its rich biodiversity, including rare, endemic species and even species new to science. It covers the Environmental Protection Area of Chapada do Araripe (APA), the Araripe National Forest (FLONA), and the Geopark Araripe. The Passifloraceae family is represented in Chapada do Araripe by nine taxa belonging to the genus Passiflora L. genus, occurring preferentially in the Seasonal Semideciduous Forest (Mata Seca). A team of researchers from Universidade Regional do Cariri - URCA; Universidade Estadual do Ceará - UECE, and Universidade Federal do Ceará – UFC produced this 5-page field guide highlighting photographs of vegetative and reproductive morphological characters. The objective of creating this material is to facilitate the identification of Passiflora representatives and expand the local flora knowledge by specialists and non-specialists in the region.
Autores: Francisca Graciele Leite Sampaio de Souza, Valéria da Silva Sampaio, Iranilda Cordeiro S. Neves, Maria Arlene P. da Silva, Maria Iracema B. Loiola
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1393

The Professor João Vasconcelos Sobrinho Municipal Natural Park – PNMPJVS, also known as Serra dos Cavalos, is a critical...
08/19/2021

The Professor João Vasconcelos Sobrinho Municipal Natural Park – PNMPJVS, also known as Serra dos Cavalos, is a critical protection area located in the municipality of Caruaru in the State of Pernambuco. The Park has 359 hectares and is considered the most extensive stretch of protected Atlantic Forest in the Brazilian Semiarid region. This 6-page field guide, produced by the team of researchers linked to PPGBIO/UFRPE, aims to contribute to the plants' knowledge in this conservation unit, allowing researchers and local people to recognize and identify local species. Additionally, subsidize local managers in possible conservation actions to improve the Park's protection.
Authors: Jone Clebson Ribeiro Mendes, Wesley Patricio Freire de Sá Cordeiro, Rafaela Alves Pereira-Silva, Sarah Maria Athiê-Souza, Margareth Ferreira de Sales
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1354

Zygostates Lindl. is a neotropical genus that presents ca. 26 species disjointly distributed in two large areas of occur...
08/18/2021

Zygostates Lindl. is a neotropical genus that presents ca. 26 species disjointly distributed in two large areas of occurrence: the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (one species reaches Argentina and Paraguay) and the north and northwest regions of South America, including Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Among the species known so far, 15 occur in Brazil, all endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome. They can be found in wet and dry forests and altitudes from sea level to about 1800 m. The guide "Zygostates Lindl. of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest" presents the morphology of 12 species that are mainly identified by the floral characteristics of the gynostemium and the labellum.
Authors: Carla Adriane Royer, A.L.V. Toscano de Brito, Eric de Camargo Smidt.

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1361

Zygostates Lindl. is a neotropical genus that presents ca. 26 species disjointly distributed in two large areas of occurrence: the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (one species reaches Argentina and Paraguay) and the north and northwest regions of South America, including Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Among the species known so far, 15 occur in Brazil, all endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome. They can be found in wet and dry forests and altitudes from sea level to about 1800 m. The guide "Zygostates Lindl. of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest" presents the morphology of 12 species that are mainly identified by the floral characteristics of the gynostemium and the labellum.
Authors: Carla Adriane Royer, A.L.V. Toscano de Brito, Eric de Camargo Smidt.

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1361

Juruena National Park is one of the largest Conservation Units in Brazil and is home to a biodiversity that is still lit...
08/12/2021

Juruena National Park is one of the largest Conservation Units in Brazil and is home to a biodiversity that is still little known and cataloged. It covers 1.9 million hectares of rainforest - almost half as big as Switzerland!
The 23-page plant guide published here is an essential step towards recording and publicizing the richness of the flora of this isolated region of Mato Grosso. This work was only possible thanks to the partnership with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), which made all fieldwork at PARNA feasible. We present images of 140 species and 104 genera from 51 families of Angiosperms. We hope that deepen the knowledge of this UC's richness will help conserve the area, which is constantly threatened by the advance of the agricultural frontier and hydroelectric projects.

Congratulations to Ana Kelly Koch (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso); Renato Goldenberg and Paulo Labiak (Universidade Federal do Paraná); Diego Ferreira da Silva and Rafaela Campostrini Forzza (Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro), Wendeson Castro (SOS Amazônia), Célia Regina Araújo Soares-Lopes (Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso/Herbário da Amazônia Meridional).

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1258

Juruena National Park is one of the largest Conservation Units in Brazil and is home to a biodiversity that is still little known and cataloged. It covers 1.9 million hectares of rainforest - almost half as big as Switzerland!
The 23-page plant guide published here is an essential step towards recording and publicizing the richness of the flora of this isolated region of Mato Grosso. This work was only possible thanks to the partnership with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), which made all fieldwork at PARNA feasible. We present images of 140 species and 104 genera from 51 families of Angiosperms. We hope that deepen the knowledge of this UC's richness will help conserve the area, which is constantly threatened by the advance of the agricultural frontier and hydroelectric projects.

Congratulations to Ana Kelly Koch (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso); Renato Goldenberg and Paulo Labiak (Universidade Federal do Paraná); Diego Ferreira da Silva and Rafaela Campostrini Forzza (Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro), Wendeson Castro (SOS Amazônia), Célia Regina Araújo Soares-Lopes (Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso/Herbário da Amazônia Meridional).

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1258

There are thousands of moths found in the Midwest (USA), and learning to identify them can be intimidating, and that's w...
08/11/2021

There are thousands of moths found in the Midwest (USA), and learning to identify them can be intimidating, and that's why we are thrilled to present to you a series of field guides that will help you identifying moths in the field.
"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest" is a six-part field guide series of over 500 high-quality images! Authors Angella Moorehouse and Illinois Nature Preserves Commission share tips on distinguishing moth groups and providing supplemental resources and detailed taxonomic lists in this highly organized collection.

Download for free all six moth guides:
"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Macromoths"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1325

"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Micromoths"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1326

"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Geometers"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1327

"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Owlets"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1328

"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Tortricids"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1329

"Beginner's Guide to Moths of the Midwest - Crambids and Pyralids"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1330

In the middle of the Caatinga domain, in the context of the Ibiapaba Plateau in the Brazilian state of Ceará, Sítio Coqu...
08/07/2021

In the middle of the Caatinga domain, in the context of the Ibiapaba Plateau in the Brazilian state of Ceará, Sítio Coqueiros (SCq) presents very differentiated vegetation, with a mild climate typical of the high altitude swamps of the Northeast region, with fertile soils and many water sources. SCq represents a relic of the wetter climate environments of the past, being a natural refuge for some species from the Amazon and Atlantic forests. However, similarly to other remnants of humid forests in Ceará, the SCq has been suffering from anthropic actions mainly due to agricultural activities, with plantations of banana, jackfruit, avocado, citrus fruits, black pepper, and mango. This field guide was created to recognize the local flora and assist in future research regarding environmental conservation.
Authors: João Batista Silva do Nascimento, Ana Larisse Silva Sales, Joelina Marques de Mesquita, Ariane Luna Peixoto, Elnatan Bezerra de Souza, RubensTeixeira de Queiroz

Download the complete guide here
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1359

In the middle of the Caatinga domain, in the context of the Ibiapaba Plateau in the Brazilian state of Ceará, Sítio Coqueiros (SCq) presents very differentiated vegetation, with a mild climate typical of the high altitude swamps of the Northeast region, with fertile soils and many water sources. SCq represents a relic of the wetter climate environments of the past, being a natural refuge for some species from the Amazon and Atlantic forests. However, similarly to other remnants of humid forests in Ceará, the SCq has been suffering from anthropic actions mainly due to agricultural activities, with plantations of banana, jackfruit, avocado, citrus fruits, black pepper, and mango. This field guide was created to recognize the local flora and assist in future research regarding environmental conservation.
Authors: João Batista Silva do Nascimento, Ana Larisse Silva Sales, Joelina Marques de Mesquita, Ariane Luna Peixoto, Elnatan Bezerra de Souza, RubensTeixeira de Queiroz

Download the complete guide here
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1359

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