We are asking key scientific questions in novel ways, using the Museum's vast natural history collections in combination with our expert knowledge of
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Our researchers are focusing on tropical forests to tackle long-standing questions about the diversity of the most complex ecosystems on Earth.
Using Museum collections to address broad questions about the sustainable and responsible use of Earth's natural resources.
Museum scientists are studying the response of organisms to environmental change and the evolution of early ecosystems.
We are digitising more than half a million British and Irish butterflies, macromoths and micromoths in the Museum’s collection.
We are embarking on an epic journey to digitise 80 million specimens from one of the world’s most important natural history collections.