Browse our databases for data and information about taxonomy, systematics, biodiversity, evolution, planetary sciences and natural resources. Or search our collections for specimens and collections that may help your research.
Explore this amazing collection of letters from one of the world's most significant scientists British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913).
A collection of images of freshwater and terrestrial algae of the United Kingdom.
A three year study of volunteer naturalists, biodiversity scientists and policy makers involved in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan process.
Taxonomy and distribution of oceanic plankonic Ostracoda in the Atlantic.
The BioCase project is an established web-based information service providing researchers with unified access to biological collections in Europe while leaving control of the information with the collection holders
A digital taxonomic collection, featuring 58 biological volumes and descriptions of over 50,000 species of plants and animals.
A multimedia, user-friendly guide to ciliated protozoa (ciliates), an important component of the microbial community in aerobic biological wastewater-treatment plants. For use by specialists and non-specialists for training and routine monitoring.
Search or browse bird type specimens and access catalogue data on holotypes, syntypes, lectotypes and neotypes.
Search the Museum's digital collections for botanical specimens.
Cestodes (tapeworms) form a monophyletic group of parasitic Platyhelminthes (flatworms), and include over 5200 described species.
Intended for academic and industrial micropalaeontologists interested in conodonts. Searching the database gives broad information about discrete collections in the Museum's conodont collection.
Over 2500 species of flea have been recognised worldwide and it is estimated that this number could eventually increase by 50 per cent.
Explore the electronic Bulletin board for European avian curators, an online community of European bird curators and associates.
A catalogue of discrete collections within the Former Aberystwyth University Micropalaeontology Collection, including foraminifera, ostracods, coccoliths and conodonts.
Search materials from over 3,500 individual well runs, including palynological and nannofossil slides from over 120 countries.
Browse collection titles or search by donor, collector, taxonomic level, stratigraphic location or country of origin.
The Frozen Ark project aims to collect, preserve and store the DNA and viable cells of animals in danger of extinction. It focuses on the thousands of invertebrate and vertebrate animals that are expected to disappear within a few decades.
This key, developed by Zoe Adams, Lisa Smith and Martin Hall, is a work in progress and will be updated on a regular basis to include more taxa and characters.
Insects or seed predators found feeding on the fruit of Dipterocarps trees in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia.
Quarter of a million host-parasite records, detailing helminth parasites their associated host species and locality, extracted from 28,000 references.
Search online for books, periodicals, artworks, maps and manuscripts.
Search the mineralogy database for specimens held in the Museum's mineralogy collections.
The Moths of Borneo is a major part work production, estimated to run to 18 volumes covering all the 'macro' moths recorded from Borneo, currently estimated at some 4,500 species, all of which are illustrated in colour.
Browse or search online for Archive materials.
P4 is a Python package that does maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses on molecular sequences.
Search the palaeontology database for specimens held in the Museum's palaeontology collections.
This website is about the plants and fungi used in homeopathic remedies.
Project Biomap has gathered and digitized Colombian bird specimens from 86 collections across the world, with key collections from Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, National University (ICN, Bogotá), American Museum of Natural History, and The Natural History Museum London.
An account of around 900 British leaf, stem, twig, bark and samara mines from flies, moths, sawflies and beetles.
The UK species inventory provides all names for a given UK species ensuring accurate recording and tracking of UK biodiversity.
Contains original citations for all 31,000 taxonomic names available for Chalcidoidea, supported by a citation of the published source and over 120,000 host/associate records and more than 140,000 distribution records.