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The Department of Zoology is distinctive internationally for its focus on whole organism biology. We are one of the few departments of Zoology in the world.

Our staff have international reputations in their areas of expertise and make major contributions to answering fundamental questions in basic and applied research.

Research and teaching interests

We teach and research in several interrelated areas:

  • animal evolution
  • developmental biology and reproduction
  • aquatic ecology
  • behavioural ecology
  • conservation biology
  • environmental physiology
  • neurobiology
  • population genetics
  • wildlife management

In addition, the Department of Zoology is affiliated with the Centre for Science Communication.

Have a look at our people and research pages for more information on staff and their research interests. The clip below will give you a flavour for the type of research that our students are doing.

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