Welcome to the Department of Zoology
Whether you are a student, researcher, or just interested in animals generally, we are sure that you will find this website of use. On this page you will find an overview of what Zoology is and the broad research and teaching interests of staff and students in the Zoology Department.
Have a look at the clip below to see the type of research that our students are carrying out.
Zoology - the Study of Animals
Zoology is the study of animals, their behaviour, physiology and evolution, as well as their interactions with each other and their environment.
Zoologists study how animals evolved and the impact of environmental change on their survival. They also study costs and benefits of conservation and ways to enhance species survival.
An International Reputation for Research
The Department of Zoology has an international reputation for research in the following areas:
- freshwater ecology
- wildlife and conservation biology
- animal behaviour
- environmental physiology
- evolutionary studies