Welcome to the Silwood and NHM Masters project proposal database. This is a live list of projects proposals put forward by staff at Silwood and the NHM as well as staff elsewhere at Imperial College London and at other external project partners.
Supervisors will continue to add projects to this list throughout the first few months of the courses, so do keep checking back! You can search the projects using the box below: simply enter some text and press Search to do a free text search. If you want to search more finely, the search tool also allows you to search on particular details of the project descriptions: you will see these finer search options appear if you click on the search box.
Click on the view button next to a project to get the full proposal description. If you want to download project details, either for all projects, or for a subset you have searched for, then click on the 'Download details' button.
|Available?||Contact Name||Project Base▲||Project Title||Date Created|
|Joe Tobias / Adam Devenish||Imperial (Sillwood Park), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and at SENTINEL project partners in Ethiopia||Importance of insect pollination to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia||2019-10-03|
|Joe Tobias / Adam Devenish||Imperial (Silwood Park) and at SENTINEL project partners in Ethiopia||Coffee management and the implications for forest bird diversity and ecosystem functionality.||2019-10-03|
|Joe Tobias / Adam Devenish||Imperial (Silwood Park) and at Zambian Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) in Zambia||Can habitat heterogeneity be used as a predictor of Fall Army Worm abundance and impact?||2019-10-03|
|Dr Justine Shotton MRCVS and Dani Free||Marwell/ZSL||Investigation into the behaviour of captive Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) before and after the introduction of artificial kelp into their pool.||2020-01-17|
|Dr Justine Shotton MRCVS and Dani Free||Marwell/ZSL||Investigation into the behaviour of captive Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) before and after the introduction of artificial kelp into their pool.||2020-09-24|
|Anjali Goswami / João Leite||Natural History Museum||By Hoof or Claw: Morphological and Functional Diversity of Non-Avian Dinosaur Manual Unguals||2019-09-27|
|Natalie Cooper||Natural History Museum||Sex biases in natural history collections - museum versus wild sex ratios||2020-11-10|
|Natalie Cooper||Natural History Museum||"Rattus" or not? Biogeography, taxonomy and conservation of SE Asian and Australasian rodents||2020-11-10|
|Adriana De Palma||Natural History Museum||Agriculture and biodiversity: how do agricultural landscape structures impact biodiversity?||2019-10-23|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Horticultural agriculture and biodiversity: strawberry fields forever?||2019-10-23|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Reassessing the intactness of biodiversity||2019-10-23|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Insect Armageddon? Estimating long-term trends in insect numbers by comparing catches reported in different decades||2019-10-23|
|Adriana De Palma||Natural History Museum||Agriculture and biodiversity: how do agricultural interventions impact biodiversity?||2019-10-23|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Making a biodiversity model more modular and more flexible||2019-10-23|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Modelling the impacts of land-use change and climate change on local biodiversity worldwide||2019-10-23|
|Anjali Goswami||Natural History Museum||Morphological evolution of vertebrate skull||2019-10-23|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||Developing and testing efficient bioinformatics pipelines for metabarcoding||2019-10-28|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||An increasingly complete phylogenetic tree of Coleoptera (beetles) from metagenomic sequencing of tropical insect communities||2019-10-28|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||The global diversity of tree-pathogenic fungi associated with bark beetles||2019-10-28|
|Mark Wilkinson, Ana Serra Silva||Natural History Museum||Using geometric morphometrics to fill in the gaps in caecilian phylogeny: Seychelles caecilians turned guinea pigs||2019-11-04|