Watch videos of Natural History Museum scientists on recent expeditions and find out what life is really like out in the field.
Our scientists go to extreme lengths to gather the information they need to carry out their research.
From battling typhoons in Taiwan to surviving long dark nights deep in the jungle, it's rarely comfortable out in the field. But for many, the thrill of discovering a beetle unknown to science or the beauty of a pristine forest makes it all worthwhile.
Watch Paul Eggleton and his team of insect researchers as they monitor the impact of climate change on soil macrofauna in the UK's New Forest.
Join fly researcher Erica McAlister in this video to get a glimse of life in the field as she samples mosquitoes in Thailand.
Geoff Martin manages the Museum’s butterflies and moths collection. Journey with him in this video to Taiwan on one of his insect-collecting expeditions.
Watch fly reseacher Zoe Adams catching flies in the Natural History Museum to help the police with their forensic work.
In this video plant researcher Alex Monro surveys biodiversity in Panama and discusses the highs and lows of life in the field.