Our scientists are pioneering techniques that will accelerate the classification of new species, explain patterns of change in the natural world, measure global biodiversity, and tackle challenges in food and health.
The Museum’s vast collections of vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and microbes support our staff's unique expertise in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and systematics.
Life sciences news
10 May 2018
A deadly fungus has been devastating populations of amphibians all over the world - but no one knew where it began until now.
30 April 2018
Seaweed experts visit the Falklands' remote coastlines to uncover new species.
20 April 2018
Dr Erica McAlister, a fly expert at the Museum, explains how these small animals are doing great things.
5 April 2018
This discovery will allow scientists to look at the effects of climate change on blue-green algae and their toxins in Antarctica.