The Department of Zoology maintains a strong research culture.
Dunedin provides the perfect natural environment to carry out research - there are large inlets, sandy bays and rocky shores nearby with abundant wildlife including seals, sea lions, penguins and a royal albatross colony all within kilometres of the Department.
A few hours travel takes you to glaciers, fiords, mountains, rivers and lakes. Of course we are not just limited to Dunedin and its environs - many researchers' projects are carried out in places such as Antarctica, Sub-Antarctic islands, Fiji and South America.
From this page you can navigate to profiles for individual researchers working on particular research areas, ecosystems, or animal taxa. For a list of all staff members in Zoology, please go to "Our People".
Adelie penguins and chicks (Pygoscelis adeliae)
Research support available in the Department includes:
- 4WD vehicle fleet
- boats and trailers
- specialist field and laboratory equipment
- mobile research laboratory