The Museum's huge microfossil collection is helping researchers to reconstruct past environments and locate hydrocarbon reserves buried deep underground.
Find out why we study micropalaeontology, and what it has revealed about Earth's history and climate change.
Learn about the fossil organisms held in the Museum's micropalaeontology collections.
Explore our foraminifera, ostracod, conodont, radiolarian and palynology collections.
Learn how we are using microfossils to help date rocks, reconstruct past environments and study climate change.
Explore our research facilities and opportunities for external researchers and volunteers.
Meet the Museum's micropalaeontology team and find out about their research interests.