At the Biodiversity Institute, we discover, document and disseminate knowledge of the Earth’s biological and cultural diversity, past and present.
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Biodiversity Institute research scientists and students conduct research on seven continents in areas such as biodiversity informatics, systematics and ecology and evolutionary biology.


Biodiversity Institute research collections include more than 8 million specimens and 1.2 million archaeological artifacts.



The Biodiversity Institute offers a wide range of education opportunities as well as genetic sequencing, software, fossil identifications and more.



Publications include monographs, the Natural History Museum Occasional Papers, and the research of faculty and students published in scientific journals.