Scientific study at the Museum does not just take place in the laboratory – many of the projects take place in the field from far flung places across the world. The work also has global implications – such as the study of disease, agriculture and climate change. Discover the innovations, implications and inspirations behind the Museum’s work.
Explore our interactive map and discover some of the cutting-edge research that we are currently undertaking across the globe.
Find out in these videos how Museum scientists are helping to work out how many species exist worldwide and how many are endangered.
Watch these videos to discover some of the Museum's molecular projects and how the results are used across the world.
Museum marine biologist Adrian Glover reveals the diversity of life in the Antarctic deep sea and explains why it might be changing.
Join Museum scientist Anne Jungblut to investigate how cyanobacteria survive in Antarctica’s lakes and how these important organisms have helped shape life as we know it.
Follow in the footsteps of Museum scientist Dr Yvonne Linton as she travels to the Kent marshes to look at mosquitoes and studies their DNA.
The dodo has become an icon of extinction. But is the popular image of this flightless bird wrong? And could the ecosystem in Mauritius, where it once lived, be restored?
Ever wondered what it is like to spend a day working behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum? Two students found out.
An easy-to-use identification guide to live earthworms has been developed by the Museum to support a national earthworm survey. Find out more.
From a house fly to a head louse, can you guess the identity of these magnified images? Find out about scanning electron microscopy and how our scientists use these powerful microscopes.
From malaria to midges and climate change – investigate the work of scientists at the Museum.
Discover the value of collections to society, as well as how specimens are collected and the surrounding ethical considerations.
What is a specimen and where do they come from? With over 60 million life science specimens, where better to find out than the Museum?
Get in an insight into how scientists convince the world their ideas are worth publishing in this video.