Our researchers are tackling compelling challenges in earth science research, from the formation of the solar system and the evolution of life through deep time to the characterisation of new mineral species.
The Museum's vast collections of meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils support our staff's unique expertise in natural resources, planetary geology and the evolution of life on Earth.
Earth sciences news
Scientists have identified a new species of ancient reptile that fills a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur relatives.
A Museum-led consortium has won a £3 million research grant to help predict where to find valuable metal ore deposits.
The new family tree has major implications for our understanding of the dinosaurs origins and evolution.
Ancient marine fossils are providing new insights into Earth's biggest mass extinction.
Museum scientists have reconstructed the diets of extinct mammals in Britain.
Using a new approach for analysing minerals in volcanic rocks.
Seminars, conferences and other events for earth scientists.