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|
|Vincent Savolainen||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Non-reproductive sexual behaviour: how does environment shape the behavioural phenotype of rhesus macaques?||2020-10-09|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Inference of signatures of natural selection from genomes using deep learning||2020-10-08|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Software development for the analysis of high-throughout sequencing data for non-model species||2020-10-08|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Automated profiling of copy number alterations from shallow whole-genome sequencing data of tumour samples||2020-10-06|
|Julia Schroeder||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Why not reproduce? Fitness consequences of reproductive decisions.||2020-10-05|
|Tim Barraclough||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Climate change and coffee: are rising temperatures increasing the severity of fungal disease on coffee in east and central Africa?||2020-10-05|
|Richard Gill||Silwood Park (Imperial)||ArcticBuzz: bumblebee-plant responses to climate change in Lapland||2020-10-02|
|Richard Gill||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Insect pollinator morphological responses over the past century: plasticity or adaptation to environmental change||2020-10-02|
|Richard Gill||Silwood Park (Imperial)||How does temperature modulate the effect of pesticide exposure on bee foraging motivation?||2020-10-02|
|Richard Gill||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Death in paradise: effects of pesticide fogging on the invertebrate community on a small tropical island||2020-10-02|
|Matteo Fumagalli||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Evolutionary genomic analysis of Tissue Factor gene 3’ untranslated region in primates and human populations||2020-09-25|
|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|
|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|
|Bonnie Waring||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Manipulation of the soil microbiome to enhance carbon capture in forest restoration||2020-09-22|
|Bonnie Waring||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Predicting the vulnerability of soil carbon to global change in forest ecosystems||2020-09-22|
|Bonnie Waring||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Soil microbial ‘bioindicators’ of forest plantation health||2020-09-22|
|Bonnie Waring||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Pathways of soil organic matter decay in temperate conifer and broadleaved forests||2020-09-22|