Our scientific experts have the skills to conduct collection-based research in
- zoology (animals)
- palaeobiology (fossils)
- mineralogy (minerals)
- botany (plants).
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.
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- Whale composting: Letting bacteria do the hard work of specimen defleshing
Marie-Hélène Hubert reports that when it comes to preparing 40-year-old, formalin-preserved whale specimens, composting is a collection staffer’s best friend.
- Dendrites in rock: Getting a microscopic view
Museum summer research intern Ann Presley says the experience made her realize that sometimes it’s the really, (really) small things that matter.