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|
|Emma Ransome||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The impact of local environmental conditions on cryptic coral reef communities in the Philippines||2020-11-09|
|Martin Brazeau||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The origin of shark scales: new data from high-resolution tomography of early chondrichthyan scales||2020-11-09|
|Vincent Savolainen||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Using eDNA to detect the Critically Endangered Angelshark in Wales||2020-11-05|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Ecoflora: can we predict where plant species live, based on their traits?||2020-10-25|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||European tree migrations during the Holocene – how, when, why?||2020-10-25|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Land versus lake temperatures: modelling the influence of climate changes on the habitat of aquatic plants and animals||2020-10-25|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||A new first-principles land-surface model for the fast climate simulator PLASIM||2020-10-25|
|Colin Prentice||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Modelling extinct plants and ancient forests||2020-10-25|
|James Rosindell||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Measuring Biodiversity||2020-10-23|
|Arkhat Abzhanov||Natural History Museum||Capturing and modelling the diversity of cervid antlers: ontogeny and phylogeny of the unique mammal novelty||2020-10-20|
|Arkhat Abzhanov||Natural History Museum||Morphometric analysis of osteoderm distribution and diversity in lizards||2020-10-20|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The gut-brain axis: will manipulations of the gut microbiome destabilise social behaviour in bees?||2020-10-20|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Plant-pollinator interactions and networks in the field: revealing the value of species and traits on community health||2020-10-20|
|Samraat Pawar||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The structure, dynamics and functioning of microbial ecosystems||2020-10-18|
|James Rosindell||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Drivers of extinction risk in mammals and birds||2020-10-18|
|James Rosindell||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Machine reading of extinction risk texts||2020-10-18|
|Peter Graystock||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Metagenomic DNA discoveries after sequencing EVERYTHING (bacteria, parasites, food, gut) inside a bee!||2020-10-17|
|Martin Brazeau||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Do body size and inferred habitat predict early tetrapod vertebral architecture?||2020-10-15|
|Cat Horswill||Zoological Society of London||The role of environmental variables in driving periodic fluctuations in the breeding success of a UK seabird||2020-10-14|
|Francoise Cabada-Blanco||Zoological Society of London||Prioritising evolutionary history for the world’s reef-building corals||2020-10-14|