Researchers in the Vertebrate Division are conducting a variety of collections-based scientific research on vertebrates.
We are focusing on understanding the phenotypic, genetic, biogeographic and taxonomic diversity of various groups of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Dr Mark Wilkinson
Head of the Vertebrates Division
The Natural History Museum
Mammal research at the Museum ranges from the systematics and biogeography of small mammals to the study of Cetacea.
Fish research is focused on comparative anatomy, phylogenetics, and taxonomy of various fish groups.
Meet the scientists researching and curating our vast collection of vertebrates.