Borneo biodiversity count

What extraordinary creatures live in the rainforests of Borneo? Join a team of Museum scientists on location as they survey the incredible diversity of insects and other invertebrates. 

Many of the species in this habitat are not yet known to science.

Researcher Dan Carpenter explains the different methods used to sample invertebrates living in the soil, on dead wood, and flying in the canopy.

Discover why it is important to know what species are living where, and how the survey findings will help experts plan the best conservation strategies to protect the forests’ unique biodiversity.

Borneo biodiversity blog

Read about the team's adventures as they hunted for creatures great and small (but mostly small).

Breaking the taxonomic barrier

Find out how our molecular biologists are using the insects they collected to rapidly assess biodiversity.