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|
|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 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|
|Arkhat Abzhanov||Natural History Museum||Capturing and modeling the diversity of cervid antlers: ontogeny and phylogeny of the unique mammal novelty||2019-12-04|
|Amanda Ferguson (Diet Management Officer ZSL)||Zoological Society of London||The effect of feeding an omega 3 enhanced diet on the fatty acid composition of whole crickets fed to zoo animals||2019-11-20|
|Dr Anthony Dancer||Zoological Society of London||Law Enforcement Monitoring in theory and practice||2019-11-20|
|Tom B Letessier||Zoological Society of London||Predator fish assemblages and habitat associations in Tremadog Bay||2019-11-20|
|Ross Johnson||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) for ecological impact assessment||2019-11-18|
|Ross Johnson||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for pine marten (Martes martes) for ecological impact assessment||2019-11-18|
|Ross Johnson||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for polecat (Mustela putorius) for ecological impact assessment||2019-11-18|
|Amanda Guthrie||Zoological Society of London||Urolithiasis in Asian short-clawed otter (ASCO) – a review of disease incidence and diet practice over the last 20 years at ZSL and in UK/European collections||2019-11-14|
|Aurelio Malo||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Ecological and phenotypic drivers of social interactions and its effects on over-winter survival||2019-11-13|
|Lauren Cator||Silwood Park (Imperial)||The effect of male accessory gland proteins on the mating behaviours of female mosquitoes||2019-11-12|
|Lauren Cator||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Age ain't nothing more than a number?: Variation in mosquito senescence||2019-11-12|
|Ross Johnson||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) for ecological impact assessment||2019-11-11|
|Ross Johnson||Silwood Park (Imperial)||Using Voice Recognition (VR) software for recording species in ecological survey||2019-11-11|
|Mark Wilkinson, Ana Serra Silva||Natural History Museum||Using geometric morphometrics to fill in the gaps in caecilian phylogeny: Seychelles caecilians turned guinea pigs||2019-11-04|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||Developing and testing efficient bioinformatics pipelines for metabarcoding||2019-10-28|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||An increasingly complete phylogenetic tree of Coleoptera (beetles) from metagenomic sequencing of tropical insect communities||2019-10-28|
|Alfried Vogler||Natural History Museum||The global diversity of tree-pathogenic fungi associated with bark beetles||2019-10-28|
|David Jacoby||Zoological Society of London||Quantifying the overlap of sharks, enforcement and illegal fishing inside one of the worlds largest marine protected areas||2019-10-28|