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
People from across the UK are being invited to take part in Capturing Our Coast, a £1.7-million Heritage-Lottery-funded initiative.
A new species of tropical butterfly found in South America has been named after naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
A Museum researcher's 'midge thermometer' has helped explain why the Earth was plunged into a mini ice age almost 13,000 years ago.