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Field Guides-Field Museum The Field Guides Initiative is part of the Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center's Conservation Tools Program. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday

Field Guides are inexpensive and convenient solutions to make knowledge of plants and animals accessible from different areas in the world or specific groups of organisms. They are collections of color images which are ideal for the beginning student, and when used with books and museum collections can speed up the process of identification for all research and inventory. We encourage others to create guides, and we get them out where people can find them. They can be downloaded for free. Rapid Color Guides are Conservation Tools. Just one part of a program to produce many different tools useful for both conservation and other field research. These are developed, with both local and international partners, by the Action Center of the Field Museum, Chicago. For more information about us go to: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/conservation

A beautiful and deserved tribute to one of the biggest and best ichthyologists we have ever had the pleasure of knowing ...
08/06/2019

A beautiful and deserved tribute to one of the biggest and best ichthyologists we have ever had the pleasure of knowing and collaborating with.
" ¡¡¡ Javier Alejandro Maldonado Ocampo grandes son tus poderes!!!"
https://www.amazon-fish.com

#vivimosmigrando

El pasado 17 de Julio junto a colegas, amigo/as, y compañero/as nos reunimos en el VI Encuentro de Ictiológo/as Suramericano/as y XV Encuentro colombiano de Ictiología para rendir homenaje a la vida de Javier Alejandro Maldonado Ocampo en Medellin, Colombia.

Hoy queremos compartir con todo/as la distinción “ El Pez Alado al Mérito”, y el mensaje que está detrás de este bello gesto.

Es un honor el haber recibido esta placa, en la cual está plasmado el Pez Alado, y el cual representa la unión mítica de dos mundos para los hombres del Alto Magdalena: el mundo del agua y el mundo del aire. Los antigüos habitantes de San Agustin daban el mérito del Pez Alado al hombre-jaguar para que pudiera acceder a los poderes del cosmos, ¡¡¡ Javier Alejandro Maldonado Ocampo grandes son tus poderes!!!

Queremos agradecer a Luz Fernanda Jimenez Segura por la gestión del congreso, al grupo de Ictiología de la Universidad de Antioquia por la organización, a Acictios por su apoyo e incondicionalidad en este camino y a todo/as lo/as compañero/as por su cariño.

WWF-Colombia Fundación Omacha AUNAP - Autoridad Nacional De Acuicultura Y Pesca EPM estamos ahí Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Ictiología Peruana Laboratorio de Ictiología Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá TNC Latinoamérica | Biennial of the Americas | @ycforamericas | @Nature4Climate , | Fundación Neotropical Cuencas

Located in the Provincia del Oro, Ecuador, the Arenillas Ecological Reserve (REA) occupies an area of 17000 ha and prese...
07/31/2019

Located in the Provincia del Oro, Ecuador, the Arenillas Ecological Reserve (REA) occupies an area of 17000 ha and presents vegetation dominated by dry forest deciduous and dry scrub. The Reserve is part of the biodiversity hot spot of Tumbes-Choco Magdalena for its high number of endemisms, threatened by Anthropic activities
Epiphytic lichens of the Arenillas Ecological Reserve
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1172

Another wonderful and busy day at #iccb2019. Thanks to the organizers for creating opportunities in different spaces for...
07/23/2019

Another wonderful and busy day at #iccb2019. Thanks to the organizers for creating opportunities in different spaces for us to talk about the work we do!

It's the morning of July 23 here in Malaysia. We are ready for one more day of #iccb2019 (International Congress for Con...
07/23/2019

It's the morning of July 23 here in Malaysia. We are ready for one more day of #iccb2019 (International Congress for Conservation Biology). In the photo: Ana Lemos, senior community conservation coordinator.

Meet us at Booth 4015 at the #iccb2019 in #malaysia and find out more about our rapid inventories, work with local commu...
07/22/2019

Meet us at Booth 4015 at the #iccb2019 in #malaysia and find out more about our rapid inventories, work with local communities in conservation, and field guides!

We are getting ready to another field guide workshop! Thanks to Cassie Kelsey 's precious design skills, we will have a ...
07/17/2019

We are getting ready to another field guide workshop! Thanks to Cassie Kelsey 's precious design skills, we will have a beautiful and informative material to share with the participants.

We presented to you "Common Galls of the Chicago Region", our recent addition to our collection of Chicago Region field ...
07/12/2019

We presented to you "Common Galls of the Chicago Region", our recent addition to our collection of Chicago Region field guides.
A gall is a plant deformity caused by the insertion of an invertebrate's eggs or larvae into a part of its living tissue, later to be used by that larva as food or refuge. Wasps, aphids, sawflies, moths, and midges are all known gall-makers. Some characteristic plant deformities are also caused by fungi but are not technically galls. There are thousands of species of gall-makers in the United States; the few recorded here are a guide to get the beginner started. A shout out to all the people who collaborated in the production of this guide: John Balaban, Cassi Saari, Charley Eiseman, and Ruta Daugavietis. #Chicago #fieldguidesfieldmuseum
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1170

In this 3-minute interview, you will learn what the Field Museum and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are doing to incr...
07/07/2019

In this 3-minute interview, you will learn what the Field Museum and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are doing to increase the monarch butterflies population in the Midwest, which " has decreased 80% in the last twenty years", said Abigail Derby Lewis, a senior conservation ecologist at the Field Museum.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/monarch-butterflies-peggy-notebaert-nature-museum-field/?fbclid=IwAR1rQBbJK4RcMdJXmJh8Uf0s_2eSxZBuKJt5kuihoJCYA869b-R0mcosq6w

People in Chicago and its surroundings can help by downloading our field guide "Creating monarch habitat in your Midwestern garden."
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/878
And participating in our Community Science monitoring events. https://www.fieldmuseum.org/visit/daily-events/monarch-community-science-project

Most of our field guides come with interesting backstories. How about being stung by a scorpion and using an onion to cu...
06/28/2019

Most of our field guides come with interesting backstories. How about being stung by a scorpion and using an onion to cure the venom? Or having aquatic larvae living in your hair for months? Neither could not stop Melissa Donnelly and the hard working Team Kelelawar from documenting the bats of South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bats are the second most diverse mammal group in the world, with approximately 1400 species (and more being discovered). They play important ecological roles like pest control of crops like coffee and rice, seed dispersal and reforestation, and pollination (bats are important pollinators of durian, mango, banana, and let's not forget agave, the key ingredient for making tequila).
The island of Buton, located between the Wallace Line and the Weber Line, is a biodiversity hotspot with a high level of endemism—a region with lots to still discover. Our new field guide "Bats of Buton Island," authored by Donnelly (Operation Wallacea (Opwall), Proyecto CUBABAT) and other talented scientists from Canada, New Zealand, England, USA, Indonesia, and Australia, is now available for free to download on our webpage.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/940

"A study published by Chicago’s Field Museum scientists shows that planting or allowing a few milkweed plants to grow in...
06/23/2019
Monarch butterflies are dying out. Here’s how cities can help.

"A study published by Chicago’s Field Museum scientists shows that planting or allowing a few milkweed plants to grow in residential yards, parks, and empty lots, along roadsides and boulevards, as well as on school, church, and commercial properties, could play a major role in saving North America’s iconic monarch butterflies from extinction. "Metropolitan areas actually matter for wildlife conservation, and that's especially true for pollinators like the monarch that can survive with very small patches of habitat," says Abigail Derby Lewis, a senior conservation ecologist at the Field Museum and lead author of the paper published two days ago in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution." #monarcbutterflies #urbanwildlife #wehaveaguideforthat

Cities and city residents could grow 30 percent of the milkweed plants monarchs need to survive.

A new paper published by Field Museum's Action Center staff is answering a key question for nature conservation in urban...
06/21/2019
Does Nature Need Cities? Pollinators Reveal a Role for Cities in Wildlife Conservation

A new paper published by Field Museum's Action Center staff is answering a key question for nature conservation in urban spaces. Let's read the article below! Congratulations to our colleagues Abigail Derby Lewis, Mark Bouman, Alexis Winter, Erika Hasle, Douglas Stotz, Mark K Johnston, Karen Klinger, Amy Rosenthal and Craig A. Czarnecki.
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2019.00220/full

We have a small but critical window of time to find strategies that create functional urban landscapes with co-benefits for people and nature. This paper addresses an important question that is fundamental to both urban and landscape-conservation planning: Does nature need cities? The “green infra...

"Driving through the outback toward the end of the rainy season, Chris Martine and his research team were unusually atte...
06/21/2019
What sex is this tomato plant? It depends on when you ask.

"Driving through the outback toward the end of the rainy season, Chris Martine and his research team were unusually attentive to their GPS, watching each mile of dirt pass by. "We could not wait," he says. Finally, the researchers arrived at the exact spot where, two years prior, they'd discovered what appeared to be a new species of bush tomato—one that defied all sexual convention."

For the scientists who study them, these non-binary tomatoes are truly beffudling—and have been for at least half a century.

Hola amigos de las guías de campo del Field Museo. Tenemos curiosidad por saber... Además de nuestra página de Fotos de ...
06/17/2019

Hola amigos de las guías de campo del Field Museo. Tenemos curiosidad por saber... Además de nuestra página de Fotos de Plantas Vivas, ¿cuál es su colección favorita en la web de fotos de campo de plantas de Centro o Sudamérica?
(https://plantidtools.fieldmuseum.org/es/nlp/5583)

NOTA: Por favor, deje el los comentarios cuales otras paginas ustedes usan para buscar fotos de plantas.

With 145 species, Turnera is the largest genus of Turneraceae (Malpighiales). But the knowledge about the phylogenetic r...
05/31/2019

With 145 species, Turnera is the largest genus of Turneraceae (Malpighiales). But the knowledge about the phylogenetic relationships in Turnera remains mainly based on morphological data until now. Brazilian scientists from Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana and Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (Lamarck Rocha, Patrícia Luz Ribeiro and Alessandro Rapini), and a scientist from the University of Zurich (Peter K.Endress), reconstructed the most comprehensive phylogeny of Turnera with molecular data to understand the morphological evolution within this group. Rocha, one of the authors of the article "A brainstorm on the systematics of Turnera (Turneraceae, Malpighiales) caused by insights from molecular phylogenetics and morphological evolution. " is giving Field Guides Facebook followers a gift: a brand new field guide of "Turneraceae of Brazil", and free limited access to his article. Get your free copy of the article and the field guides accessing the links below: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Y~QX3m3nMuKPE, and the field guide https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1169

Chicago friends, Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center is piloting a new Monarch Community Science Project this su...
05/21/2019

Chicago friends, Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center is piloting a new Monarch Community Science Project this summer! If you or someone you know wants to be a part of groundbreaking science to show how milkweed plants in your garden are helping monarchs, please sign up or share the information. This community science project is designed to be accessible to anyone, especially families and those new to community science. REGISTER to learn about future digital and in-person training at bit.ly/2VK2c3L
The first digital training is happening on June 3rd from 6 - 8 pm, but if you are up to in-person training, mark it on your calendar. North Park Villiage Nature Center, June 15th at 1pm.

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria he...
05/17/2019
'Wood wide web' tree social network mapped

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another.
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Las investigaciones han demostrado que debajo de cada bosque y madera hay una compleja red subterránea de raíces, hongos y bacterias que ayudan a conectar árboles y plantas entre sí.

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one another.

Fern Friday! The Serra Furada State Park in Brazil has a great variety of fern species distributed all over its area of ...
05/03/2019

Fern Friday! The Serra Furada State Park in Brazil has a great variety of fern species distributed all over its area of 1,330 hectares of Atlantic Forest. We can learn more about them downloading your free copy of "Ferns and Lycophytes of Parque Estadual da Serra Furada" authored by San Zatta Custódio, Peterson Teodoro Padilha, Guilherme Alves Elias, André Luís de Gasper, Suelane Fenali, Paulo Gunter Windisch, Vanilde Citadini-Zanette, an talented group from Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, FURB - Universidade Regional de Blumenau
and UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1143

Another field guide bloomed in our garden! I mean, another field guide was published on our webpage. This time, we have ...
05/03/2019

Another field guide bloomed in our garden! I mean, another field guide was published on our webpage. This time, we have for you "Piperaceae of Serra da Tiririca" by George Azevedo de Queiroz, Ana Angélica Monteiro de Barros, Elsie Franklin Guimarães from Instituto de Pesquisa do Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The Keller Science Action Center's Calumet is My Back Yard (CIMBY) Summit is on! If you are visiting the Field Museum, p...
05/03/2019

The Keller Science Action Center's Calumet is My Back Yard (CIMBY) Summit is on!
If you are visiting the Field Museum, please come talk with youth and educators involved in the CIMBY program and learn how they have taken action on environmental issues in their communities. More than 300 high school students will be presenting about their conservation work and service-learning projects on the west side of the Stanley Field Hall Balcony (from 11 am-12:20 pm).

Our new field guide available online "Plants of Morro da Pescaria" authored by Ana Carolina S. Dal Col was created with ...
05/03/2019

Our new field guide available online "Plants of Morro da Pescaria" authored by Ana Carolina S. Dal Col was created with photos taken in the Municipal Natural Park Morro da Pescaria, located in Guarapari, Espírito Santo, Brazil, a protected area on a rock outcrop, with an area of 73 ha and vegetation Lowland Dense Ombrophilous Forest and Restinga. To learn more the flora in this area, please consult Dal Col and Thomaz L. D. article about the
"Floristic survey of the Municipal Natural Park Morro da Pescaria, Guarapari, Espírito Santo." https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20173242750

Download your free copy here:
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1138

Sometimes we have to make sure that we won't miss an important dateline. All those fishes just reminded us of another im...
04/14/2019

Sometimes we have to make sure that we won't miss an important dateline. All those fishes just reminded us of another important date. Today is Max Hidalgo's Birthday! Hidalgo is an ichthyologist from Peru who is a long-time collaborator and a field guide author! Happy Birthday Max! Un abrazo de todo nuestro equipo.

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Quintana Roo is the home to 5 of 6 species of felines that can be found in Mexico.  Illustration by Adrián Flores Gallar...
04/02/2019

Quintana Roo is the home to 5 of 6 species of felines that can be found in Mexico. Illustration by Adrián Flores Gallardo.

Quintana Roo es el hogar de 5 de las 6 especies de felinos que tiene México.

¿Sabes cual de ellos no habita nuestras selvas?

Ilustración: Adrián Flores Gallardo

We conclude our celebration of the International Women's Month with the publication of the Entomopathogenic Fungi of the...
04/01/2019

We conclude our celebration of the International Women's Month with the publication of the Entomopathogenic Fungi of the Napo River, ECUADOR. This field guide was made possible by the leadership of an amazing woman in science, Susanne Sourell. Sourell's work has been instrumental in deepening the knowledge about Amazonian Fungi and its ecological importance for the health of our forests. Her love for Amazonian mushrooms has inspired people of all ages who have participated and continue to participate in all citizen science-based activities that Susan and her team have developed as part of the ‘Cristalino Fungi Project’, an initiative of the Brazilian NGO Fundação Ecológica Cristalino.
Congratulations to Sourell and the other authors of this fantastic guide: João P. M. Araújo, Tatiana Sanjuan, Priscila Chaverri, Julia Simon Cardoso (Juli Simon)
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1136

03/22/2019

Local participation in the conservation of amphibians and reptiles inspires the creation of a Colombian field guide

“The Field has shown that natural history museums have a tremendous role to play in conservation, but we’re one of the o...
03/20/2019
How Field Museum Scientists Protected a Swathe of the Amazon

“The Field has shown that natural history museums have a tremendous role to play in conservation, but we’re one of the only ones that have developed a robust conservation program,” Vriesendrop says. “There’s a huge opportunity for more natural history museums to do the same.”

For decades, museum staff has studied a megadiverse stretch of forest in Peru's northeast. Now, it's a designated national park.

We continue to celebrate this month of March the women in science who are our partners in the production and publication...
03/15/2019

We continue to celebrate this month of March the women in science who are our partners in the production and publication of field guides. We congratulate Lucely Vilca Bustamante, from Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, PERU for this excellent new 9-page guide of Cusco Valley Flora available for download on our webpage.

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1049

#womeninscience #cusco #floradelperu

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