Research at Naturama
Naturama is a natural history museum that is obliged via the Museums Act to work for the preservation of the Danish natural heritage. The research at Naturama relates to the animals' habitats and the ecology of the populations (habitat and population ecology).
Ongoing projects take place in collaboration with the Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark and the Department of Bioscience at the University of Aarhus. The projects include studies of titmice, hazel mice and other small rodents, raccoon dogs and wolves, especially in relation to their population dynamics and the factors that influence this. On this basis, Naturama collects scientific material and carries out a wide range of research activities and is obliged to publish research results.
The research at Naturama works mainly in Denmark, but also participates in research activities outside the country's borders. Projects are thematically based and deal with intra- and inter-trophic interactions. In general, work is done with parameters that determine the spacious and temporal distribution of birds and mammals, as well as parameters that relate to their population dynamics.
Naturama also researches the dissemination of natural sciences and collaborates with the Center for the Didactics of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Southern Denmark. The research has i.a. aimed at exploring learning in informal learning environments. One project focuses on how Science Camps can contribute to strengthening value-based tourism. Another project looks at museum dissemination to the upper secondary school as well as the museum dissemination's academic level as support for teaching at the upper secondary school.
Naturama offers external guidance for high school students and university students on bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. level.