Museum scientists in the Life Sciences Department are researching the diversity of life on earth by studying the biodiversity of species, ecosystems and environments.
We are researching the genomics and diversity of different microbes in a variety of environments and conditions.
Our scientists study a wide variety of plants, including bryophytes, ferns and flowering plants.
Our scientists are conserving and utilizing the Museum's vast insect collections for cutting edge research.
Scientists in the division are studying parasites and the organisms that transmit them to humans and animals.
We are studying the taxonomy, systematics and biodiversity of different groups of aquatic invertebrates.
We are researching the phenotypic, genetic, biogeograpic and taxonomic diversity of vertebrate groups.