Vertebrate evolution

We research many aspects of vertebrate evolution including systematics, morphology, evolutionary novelties and macroevolution.

Biodiversity discovery and interpretation

We are discovering and cataloguing new vertebrate species from around the globe through fieldwork and careful study of our exceptional historical collections.

Biodiversity conservation and monitoring

We are dedicated to preserving vertebrate biodiversity through monitoring programmes, research into emerging wildlife diseases and engagement with international wildlife treaties.

Molecular laboratories

Providing facilities and expertise for interdisciplinary research in molecular sciences.


Undertake professional and postgraduate training in vertebrate systematics, ecology and evolution.

Attend seminars and conferences for scientists