Research


Behaviour
Ecology and Conservation
Evolution and Development
Infectious Diseases

The Department of Zoology carries out research on a very broad range of topics, though with an emphasis on problems involving how organisms evolve and interact with their environment.

We organise our research into four broad themes: Behaviour; Ecology and Conservation; Evolution and Development; and Infectious Disease. There is considerable overlap between these themes, with many members of the Department working in more than one theme, and many research projects that cut across theme boundaries. Indeed, a key characteristic of the department is that it works as a well-integrated whole with collaborations developing naturally between researchers working on diverse topics.