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)||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|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Exploring bumblebee genomes to infer genes under selection||2020-10-14|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Exploring bumblebee genomes to infer population health||2019-10-02|
|Cat Horswill||Zoological Society of London||Exploring non-invasive methods for examining wild dog demography||2020-10-13|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Exploring the microbiomes of bumblebees to understand population declines||2020-10-14|
|Vincent Savolainen||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Exploring the spatial distribution of human genetic variation at small scales||2020-10-09|
|Monni Bohm||Zoological Society of London||Extinction risk trends of freshwater mussels||2019-09-25|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Field project: How floral traits influence bee foraging behaviour and community health||2021-01-20|
|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|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Fire, vegetation and climate change in Spain||2019-10-27|
|Julia Schroeder||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Fitness correlates and life-time reproductive success||2019-09-04|
|Vincent Savolainen||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Genie and the LAMP: field-based great-crested newt detection using environmental DNA||2020-10-09|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Genomic architecture of parallel ecological divergence in Littorina saxatilis||2021-02-22|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Genomics and deep learning to unveil the social stratification in urban admixing populations||2020-10-09|
|Will Pearse||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Global meta-analysis of evolutionary ecology (eco-phylogenetics)||2020-09-09|
|Samuel Turvey||Zoological Society of London||Guiding conservation for the critically endangered tooth-billed pigeon in Samoa using habitat suitability modelling||2020-10-13|
|Chris Yesson||Zoological Society of London||Hidden Seabed Habitats in Greenland (with Arctic fieldwork)||2019-09-25|
|Andy Purvis||Natural History Museum||Horticultural agriculture and biodiversity: strawberry fields forever?||2019-10-23|
|Cristina Banks-Leite||Silwood Park (Imperial)||How does hard and soft range edge boundaries affect species sensitivity?||2020-10-14|
|Richard Gill||Silwood Park (Imperial)||How does temperature modulate the effect of pesticide exposure on bee foraging motivation?||2020-10-02|