Research at NHM
Nature diversity is the main theme for all research at NHM. This encompasses biological and geological research describing the diversity and variation in nature, and aims to explain the processes leading up to this diversity. The biological diversity, both in species and genes, and its distribution in nature is the object of studies in biosystematics. Part of the ecology discipline is concerned with the diversity of species and types of nature. Geologists study the diversity of minerals and rocks.
Although our scientists do a lot of field research, the collections is the main basis for the research conducted here. NHM has 6.2 millions objects in its collections, which represent 65% of the nation's total collections. The samples included have been collected for a period that stretches over 200 years.
- Geo-Ecology research group (GEco)
- National Centre for Biosystematics
- Norwegian center for paleontology
- The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), a Norwegian CoE, funded by the Norwegian Research Council