One of the fundamental tasks of scientists at the Museum für Naturkunde is to find an answer to the question: Which animal species lived on our planet in the past and which species are still living on it? More about Biodiversity


Evolutionary biologists at the Museum für Naturkunde investigate life on Earth mainly within an evolutionary and geological context. More about Evolution

Ecology and System Earth

Our long-term goals are: understand in detail the interactions of biotic and abiotic nature, learn from the past and forecast the future of ecosystems and the earth system. More about Ecology and Earth System

Impact and Meteorite Research

Collisions of early dust particles resulted in the accretion of matter and eventually in the formation of planets. Meteorites carry important information about such early processes in the solar system. More about Impact and Meteorite Research

Collection Development

Photo: Carola Radke, MfN

The extensive natural history collections of the research institute Museum für Naturkunde Berlin form the essential basis of our own research programs into the natural sciences. The Museum also performs scientific studies and teaching programs that concern optimal preservation, handling, and accessibility for the future. See more under Collection Development...

The Communication and History of Knowledge

Taking research results and knowledge into the public domain and entering into a dialogue with society and politics essential to the work of all Museum staff. More about The Communication and History of Knowledge

Last update: 21.03.2014