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The zoology group studies the structure, function, behaviour, development and classification of animals.
Our research looks at animal behavioural patterns and responses to the abiotic and biotic environment, in ecological and evolutionary contexts.
We study how and why animals undertake regular, usually annual, long-distance movements. We also investigate spatial distributions of individuals and populations.
Biogeography is the study of the spatial distribution of species and ecosystems in space and through time. It unites concepts from ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, and physical geography.
We take a comparative approach to the study of physiological, morphological and developmental adaptations made by animals to cope with challenges from the external environment.
Our research investigate the interrelationship between an organism’s physical functioning and its environment, including stress physiology, the micro- and macronutrient requirements of wildlife and how the gut processes nutrients.
We study plant/insect interactions, host/parasite/parasitoid interactions, reproductive strategies, and pest control. Soil zoology focuses on insects and other animals that live in soil, their diversity, ecology, and contribution to ecosystem functioning.
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This is the study of the diversification of living forms, and the relationships among living things through time. We also focus on the identification, description, and naming of organisms.
For more information about our research activity, click on individual researchers' names below.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016