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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".

Penguins on the rocks

Adelie  penguins and chicks (Pygoscelis adeliae)

Research Resources

Research support available in the Department includes:

  • 4WD vehicle fleet
  • boats and trailers
  • specialist field and laboratory equipment
  • mobile research laboratory