The Museum's biodiversity research initiative is focusing on tropical forests to tackle long-standing questions about the diversity of the most complex ecosystems on Earth.
We are aiming to
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We are interested in collaborations with researchers involved in studying:
Discover why we are taking a new approach to studying the biodiversity of tropical rainforests.
Find out why and how we are following a ‘site-based’ approach of in-depth assessment of diversity at specific localities.
The project is developing methods for rapid surveys and species identification from bulk samples using next-generation sequencing.
Discover more about our general model of biodiversity, for interpreting site-based sequence data, based on stochastic dispersal.
Find out more about the Museum's Biodiversity research initiative team.