Groups & Themes

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:

  1. Behaviour
  2. Ecology and Conservation
  3. Evolution and Development
  4. Infectious Disease 


Biodiversity Cluster:
Oxford University has real excellence and expertise in biodiversity across a number of social and natural science departments, and in Zoology, a cluster of six groups conducts world-leading pure and applied biodiversity science as well as developing frameworks and novel technologies to integrate this science into decision making across public and private sectors. Click here to link to the networks.