Researchers in the Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences Division are investigating a range of topics relevant to society and the sustainable development of resources, using our collections of soils, clays, ores and microfossils.
Dr Chris Stanley
Head of division
Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences Division
Natural History Museum
+44 (0)20 7942 5627
Why do we study natural resources? Learn more about the applications of our science.
Learn about the economically important constituents of ores and how they are extracted.
Learn more about the multicomponent biological and geochemical systems that form Earth's skin.
Learn about clays research at the Museum, including projects on mangrove forests and ancient clays from Mars.
Discover our superb microfossil reference collection and micropalaeontological research programme.
Explore the Museum's ores, micropalaeontology and clay collections. Access a range of specimen databases and resources.