Silwood and NHM Masters Project proposals

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.

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199 records found
Available?Contact NameProject BaseProject TitleDate Created
Victoria Priestley (Savolainen Lab) and Vincent SavolainenSilwood Park (Imperial)Field-based environmental DNA detection of the great crested newt Triturus cristatus2020-01-09
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 AbzhanovNatural History MuseumCapturing and modeling the diversity of cervid antlers: ontogeny and phylogeny of the unique mammal novelty2019-12-04
Amanda Ferguson (Diet Management Officer ZSL)Zoological Society of LondonThe effect of feeding an omega 3 enhanced diet on the fatty acid composition of whole crickets fed to zoo animals2019-11-20
Dr Anthony DancerZoological Society of LondonLaw Enforcement Monitoring in theory and practice2019-11-20
Tom B Letessier Zoological Society of LondonPredator fish assemblages and habitat associations in Tremadog Bay2019-11-20
Ross JohnsonSilwood Park (Imperial)Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) for ecological impact assessment2019-11-18
Ross JohnsonSilwood Park (Imperial)Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for pine marten (Martes martes) for ecological impact assessment2019-11-18
Ross JohnsonSilwood Park (Imperial)Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for polecat (Mustela putorius) for ecological impact assessment2019-11-18
Amanda GuthrieZoological Society of LondonUrolithiasis 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 collections2019-11-14
Aurelio MaloSilwood Park (Imperial)Ecological and phenotypic drivers of social interactions and its effects on over-winter survival2019-11-13
Lauren CatorSilwood Park (Imperial)The effect of male accessory gland proteins on the mating behaviours of female mosquitoes 2019-11-12
Lauren CatorSilwood Park (Imperial)Age ain't nothing more than a number?: Variation in mosquito senescence 2019-11-12
Ross JohnsonSilwood Park (Imperial)Utilising camera trapping to determine presence/likely absence for hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) for ecological impact assessment2019-11-11
Ross JohnsonSilwood Park (Imperial)Using Voice Recognition (VR) software for recording species in ecological survey2019-11-11
Mark Wilkinson, Ana Serra SilvaNatural History MuseumUsing geometric morphometrics to fill in the gaps in caecilian phylogeny: Seychelles caecilians turned guinea pigs2019-11-04
Alfried VoglerNatural History MuseumDeveloping and testing efficient bioinformatics pipelines for metabarcoding2019-10-28
Alfried VoglerNatural History MuseumAn increasingly complete phylogenetic tree of Coleoptera (beetles) from metagenomic sequencing of tropical insect communities 2019-10-28
Alfried VoglerNatural History MuseumThe global diversity of tree-pathogenic fungi associated with bark beetles2019-10-28
David JacobyZoological Society of LondonQuantifying the overlap of sharks, enforcement and illegal fishing inside one of the world’s largest marine protected areas2019-10-28