Welcome to the Natural Sciences department. We research, maintain and monitor National Museums Scotland's Natural Sciences collections.
As government restrictions continue to ease, we are taking further steps to facilitate the return of outstanding loans. We are also now able to consider a small number of outgoing research loans and make arrangements for small numbers of visitors to the collections.
Dr Nick Fraser is head of the Department of Natural Sciences and specialises in vertebrate palaeontology. He is responsible for the department, its staff, collections and projects.
His research interests lie in the Early Mesozoic terrestrial and marine ecosystems; phylogeny and systematics of Rhynchocephalia and Protorosauria; global faunal and floral change across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary.