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Department of Zoology

 

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Behavioural Ecology

behavioural-ecology-small.jpg Behavioural ecology in its broadest sense is the study of adaptations, and the selective pressures that yield them, in different ecological environments. Some adaptations are behavioural and sometimes behaviour drives the evolution of new adaptations by creating new...

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Cell and Development Biology

Research in the Cell and Developmental Biology theme seeks to unravel the cellular basis of animal biology. We aim to understand how cells function, how their activities contribute to animal physiology and behaviour, and how they cooperate during development to create specific structures, organs...

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Conservation Science

Conservation science applies scientific methods to the challenge of maintaining and restoring global biodiversity and ecosystem services. It aims to understand patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem change, pressures that are driving loss or degradation, and what the most effective and efficient...

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Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Evolutionary genetics aims to understand the diversity of life from a genetic perspective, using DNA sequences to study population history and evolution. Increasingly, this involves studies of complete genomes, offering exciting new opportunities to apply a wealth of data in order to address long-...

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Neurobiology, Biomechanics and Behaviour

We seek to explain animal behaviour from the processing of sensory information to the generation of motor outputs. By selecting the appropriate animals and behaviour we aim to illuminate general principles of the neural and functional organisation underlying behaviour. Our research is key to...

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Palaeobiology

Palaeobiology adds a temporal dimension to biology, taking into consideration the organisms that existed in the geological past and investigating how they relate to extant life in terms of phylogenetics, development, adaptation, and ecology. Palaeobiologists in this Department focus on a wide range...

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Seminars and Events

Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series The Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series is organized by Drs. Rahi Mashoodh. Emilia Santos and Kiyoko Gotanda. Talks cover recent research on a wide variety of topics from evolutionary genetics through behavioural ecology to ecology and...

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