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|
|Arkhat Abzhanov||Natural History Museum||Capturing and modeling the diversity of cervid antlers: ontogeny and phylogeny of the unique mammal novelty||2019-12-04|
|Dr Afonso Rocha and Dr Julia Schroeder (internal supervisor)||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Does Adult Sex Ratio predict parental care in the Black-winged Stilts?||2020-01-08|
|Victoria Priestley (Savolainen Lab) and Vincent Savolainen||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Field-based environmental DNA detection of the great crested newt Triturus cristatus||2020-01-09|
|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|
|Eileen Larney, Ph.D.||Zoological Society of London||Using community and ranger survey data for pangolin conservation||2020-09-24|
|Nathalie Pettorelli||Zoological Society of London||Assessing exposure to extreme climatic events for migrating birds||2020-09-24|
|Joanna Barker||Zoological Society of London||Elasmobranch (shark, skate & ray) conservation in Cameroon analysis of market survey data||2020-09-24|
|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|
|Dr Patricia Brekke||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Can conservation management interventions in the form of parasite control impact the senescence patterns of the threatened New Zealand hihi?||2020-03-05|
|Clare Duncan/David Curnick||Zoological Society of London||Mangrove forests of the remote Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory): Spatiotemporal trends in ecosystem condition||2020-04-01|
|Louise McRae||Zoological Society of London||How well do global biodiversity indicators represent freshwater species and habitats?||2020-04-01|
|Robin Freeman||Zoological Society of London||Automatically finding biodiversity data: simple tricks to improve machine learning performance||2020-04-01|
|Robin Freeman||Zoological Society of London||Correlates of cultural awareness in British Birds||2020-04-01|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Measuring biodiversity homogenisation using fractals across Silwood Park||2020-09-09|
|Will Pearse & Joe Tobias||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Using machine learning to measure and compare birdsong||2020-09-09|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Meta-analysis of COVID-19 to guide epidemiology and policy||2020-09-09|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The macro-evolution of species’ overlapping distributions||2020-09-09|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Does Bergmann's rule apply to micro-organisms?||2020-09-09|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Using digital herbaria to study the role of functional traits and biogeography in plant||2020-09-09|
|Bonnie Waring||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The role of legumes in accelerating carbon capture and ecosystem recovery during reforestation: a case study in Yucatán, Mexico||2020-09-22|