In the Field



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Two researchers coincidentally discover the same new species of flowering plant—one in the field and one in a museum collection.

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Burke research and programs contextualize what is happening in our world and inspire action. 

Katherine Maslenikov, Ichthyology Collection Manager, helps with underwater fieldwork along coral reefs in Roatan, Honduras.

Researcher Ana Bedoya Ovalle returns to Colombia to collect and study river-weed plants in South America.

Archaeologists find the earliest use of nutmeg as a food ingredient and evidence of the transition to early farming practices in Indonesia.