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Research Overview

Understanding the diversity of animal life

Our Department covers a wide range of research areas encompassing the broad goal of understanding the diversity of animal life. These approaches range from cellular processes through to behavioural studies of wild populations. The unifying theme is evolution, the single process that underlies all of the diversity of life.

Research in the Department of Zoology is broadly based around six themes, which span all levels of the study of animal life, from cellular and molecular biology to whole organism topics in behavioural ecology and conservation.