There are over 150 scientists working behind-the-scenes at the Field Museum of Natural History. Curators, collection managers, research associates, post doctoral scientists, and graduate students study a wide array of topics from the evolution of dinosaurs to the development of cities in human society.

These scientists study and manage the Museum’s vast collection of 24 million anthropological, botanical, geological and zoological specimens and objects from around the world. These collections--from narwhal horns to treeferns, fish fossils, and Chinese rubbings--help Museum scientists to understand and conserve the world's biological and cultural diversity.

Every Monday and Thursday Science at FMNH brings you a dynamic video or podcast that explores the research, collections and people that make this Museum a world-class research institution!

Science at FMNH is funded by The Grainger Foundation and produced by the Biodiversity Synthesis Group.

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Early Land Plants with Matt VonKonrat

The Emerging Pathogen Project

Ascomycete Fungi with Sabine Huhndorf

The Geologic Record & Environmental Change

Antarctic Paleontology

Human Impact on Ecosystems