Biodiversity initiative

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.

Site-based integrative analysis of biodiversity in tropical rainforests

We are aiming to

  • use standardized subsampling and spatially defined plots to model taxonomic richness and turnover
  • employ the latest sequencing technology for the site-based analysis of taxonomically intractable groups
  • calibrate new DNA-based approaches against classical taxonomy
  • link biodiversity and genomic information to ecosystem function and process data and ultimately to inform environmental policy
Peruvian monkeys
Biodiversity news

Get the latest news from the Biodiversity Initiative, including updates from scientists working in the field.

Would you like to get involved ?

We are interested in collaborations with researchers involved in studying:

  • Tropical ecosystems of arthropods worldwide
  • Agroecosystems and environmental monitoring
  • Application of site-based approaches of mitogenomes to non-arthropods

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