Besides their natural talents of spinning webs and catching prey, Washington's forest spiders can actually help us observe the effectiveness of sustainable timber harvesting practices. Read about the Burke's research into what the future holds for spiders and other species in forest areas cleared for logging.
Short-tailed fruit bats and New World pepper plants have an important relationship with each other. Learn about Burke curator Sharlene Santana's research in Costa Rica about this unique dynamic, and their use of "scent traps" to capture the aroma of over 50 pepper plant species.
Learn about the Burke's research on the coastal-tailed frog, one of the specimens on display in our Wild Nearby exhibit.
The Herbarium Foray Program turns 20.
When paleontologists cut into the fossilized jaw of a distant mammal relative, they got more than they bargained for—more teeth, to be specific.
A new study describes an early mammal that had, pound-for-pound, the strongest bite force of any mammal ever recorded.
Do bird populations living on different mountain ranges evolve independently of one another?
Burke paleontologists travel to Antarctica to collect 250-million-year-old fossils from the Triassic period.
How tiny fossilized plant particles in Costa Rica can be used to reconstruct past landscapes.
A Burke research team recently surveyed fruit bats living on the small island of Grenada.
Working with communities to rebuild a traditional Native boat-building practice, bringing this knowledge back into a living context.