Welcome to the Department of Zoology and Entomology!
The Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria hosted the very successful Combined Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.
The Combined Congress was held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria between 3-7 July 2017.
Click here to visit the Combined Congress website
We are a highly productive, research-oriented department with a strong focus on biodiversity, systematics and conservation of the southern African fauna, along with the classical disciplines of physiology, behaviour and ecology. There is a major emphasis on mammals from mole-rats to seals in the MRI, and also on elephants (Conservation Ecology Research Unit: CERU). Other research groups focus on restoration ecology, avian ecophysiology and molecular zoology. Entomological research includes dung beetles (Scarab Research Group), honeybees (Social Insect Research Group: SIRG), and pest and vector managment. Interdisciplinary environmental studies are based in the Centre for Environmental Studies (CFES).
Find out about our Undergraduate Programmes in Ecology, Entomology and Zoology
Find out about our Honours, MSc and PhD Programmes in Entomology and Zoology
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