The Micropalaeontology division has extensive facilities and techniques for digital imaging.
We actively use these for a wide range of research projects, collection illustrations, and CD-ROM and online databases.
We have a range of dedicated image capture facilities for calcareous nannofossil and palynology specimens:
For several years, the Museum's micropalaeontologists have been investigating and developing techniques that employ digital images to overcome the limitations of light micrographs. Learn about these techniques and their benefits.
Confocal laser scanning microscopy is an exciting alternative to conventional light microscopy and electron microscopy for the imaging of palynological specimens. Find out how it works.