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Entomology Fieldwork

Researcher using trap for the sampling of inverterbrates

Using traps to sample invertebrates on the Dundreggan estate.

Our Entomology team together with associates and volunteers runs a biodiversity advisory service to inform species conservation and general site management locally, nationally and internationally and to help people enjoy the natural environment. In the last ten years over 40 technical reports and publications have been commissioned and over 100,000 specimens have been identified - including new species to science, Britain and our region.

Examples of commissioned projects for 2010 and 2011 include:

  • Surveys for biological diversity on the Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston: Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) (with Trees for Life).

  • The invertebrate biodiversity and conservation value of Astley Moss SSSI, a recently restored Lancashire mossland (with Lancashire Wildlife Trust)
Sampling inverterbrates

Sampling invertebrates at Astley Moss


The St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative

Excavation and study as part of the St Kitts- Nevis Digital Archaeological Initiative, funded through the JISC-NEH

A collaborative project between the International Slavery Museum, the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia and the University of Southampton's Nevis Heritage project

The project focuses on the experiences of the enslaved men and women who laboured on sugar plantations in the Caribbean between the 17th and 19th centuries. An online exhibition will be commissioned and hosted by the International Slavery Museum.


For further information on any of these research projects, please contact research@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk