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|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Genomic architecture of parallel ecological divergence in Littorina saxatilis||2021-02-22|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Evolutionary genomic analysis of Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in human and non-human populations: Unlocking the evolutionary origin of burn pain||2021-02-22|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||The phylogeny of hoverflies from whole mitochondrial genomes||2021-02-12|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||The global biogeography of major lineages of Coleoptera (beetles)||2021-02-12|
|Samuel Pironon||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew||How many useful plant species are there on Earth?||2021-01-22|
|Samuel Pironon||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew||What makes a useful plant invasive?||2021-01-21|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Field project: How floral traits influence bee foraging behaviour and community health||2021-01-20|
|David Orme||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Predicting funding success using big data||2021-01-15|
|Bhavin Khatri||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Detecting selection in worldwide and regional Sars-Cov2 genomic data — a tool for surveying the emergence of more transmissible strains and resistance to vaccine and antiviral treatments.||2020-11-23|
|Crispin Little||Natural History Museum||Investigating the morphology and taphonomy of catshark egg capsules from fossil methane seeps||2020-11-13|
|Crispin Little||Natural History Museum||Mineralization of gastropods at modern hydrothermal vents||2020-11-13|
|Crispin Little||Natural History Museum||Taxonomy and palaeoecology of a 50,000-year-old methane seep community from the Indian Ocean||2020-11-13|
|Adrian Glover||Natural History Museum||Biodiversity of polychaete annelids in the world’s largest mineral exploration frontier||2020-11-12|
|Adrian Glover||Natural History Museum||Biodiversity of gastropod molluscs in the world’s largest mineral exploration frontier||2020-11-12|
|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|
|Natalie Cooper||Natural History Museum||Sex biases in natural history collections of amphibians and reptiles||2020-11-10|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Are insects declining? Towards a threat-response model of insect biodiversity in the Anthropocene||2020-11-10|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Designing and implementing an analytical database for understanding insect declines||2020-11-10|
|Emma Ransome||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Understanding the function of microbial associates of coral reef fauna using metagenomics||2020-11-09|