Silwood and NHM Masters Project proposals

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.

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199 records found
Available?Contact NameProject BaseProject TitleDate Created
Matteo FumagalliSilwood Park (Imperial)Genomic architecture of parallel ecological divergence in Littorina saxatilis2021-02-22
Matteo FumagalliSilwood Park (Imperial)Evolutionary genomic analysis of Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in human and non-human populations: Unlocking the evolutionary origin of burn pain2021-02-22
Alfried VoglerNatural History MuseumThe phylogeny of hoverflies from whole mitochondrial genomes2021-02-12
Alfried VoglerNatural History MuseumThe global biogeography of major lineages of Coleoptera (beetles)2021-02-12
Samuel PirononRoyal Botanic Gardens, KewHow many useful plant species are there on Earth?2021-01-22
Samuel PirononRoyal Botanic Gardens, KewWhat makes a useful plant invasive?2021-01-21
Peter GraystockSilwood Park (Imperial)Field project: How floral traits influence bee foraging behaviour and community health 2021-01-20
David OrmeSilwood Park (Imperial)Predicting funding success using big data2021-01-15
Bhavin KhatriSilwood 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 LittleNatural History MuseumInvestigating the morphology and taphonomy of catshark egg capsules from fossil methane seeps2020-11-13
Crispin LittleNatural History MuseumMineralization of gastropods at modern hydrothermal vents2020-11-13
Crispin LittleNatural History MuseumTaxonomy and palaeoecology of a 50,000-year-old methane seep community from the Indian Ocean2020-11-13
Adrian GloverNatural History MuseumBiodiversity of polychaete annelids in the world’s largest mineral exploration frontier2020-11-12
Adrian GloverNatural History MuseumBiodiversity of gastropod molluscs in the world’s largest mineral exploration frontier2020-11-12
Natalie CooperNatural History MuseumSex biases in natural history collections - museum versus wild sex ratios2020-11-10
Natalie CooperNatural History Museum"Rattus" or not? Biogeography, taxonomy and conservation of SE Asian and Australasian rodents2020-11-10
Natalie CooperNatural History MuseumSex biases in natural history collections of amphibians and reptiles2020-11-10
Andy PurvisNatural History MuseumAre insects declining? Towards a threat-response model of insect biodiversity in the Anthropocene2020-11-10
Andy PurvisNatural History MuseumDesigning and implementing an analytical database for understanding insect declines2020-11-10
Emma RansomeSilwood Park (Imperial)Understanding the function of microbial associates of coral reef fauna using metagenomics2020-11-09