We are using our unparalleled expertise in taxonomy to develop new molecular and digital tools for discovering biodiversity.

These tools will allow us to understand and preserve megadiverse ecosystems such as tropical rainforests by monitoring patterns and changes in their species diversity.

Breaking the taxonomic barrier

Our scientists are using new genomic technologies to rapidly assess biodiversity in complex ecosystems.

Darwin Tree of Life project

Sequencing the DNA barcodes and full genomes of all 66,000+ described UK species.