A highly productive, research-oriented department with a strong focus on the biodiversity, biology, and conservation of the southern African fauna.
Mediterranean fruit fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
Trophallaxis between honeybees
Trophallaxis between honeybees
Pied kingfishers
Pied kingfishers

Welcome to the Department of Zoology and Entomology!

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).


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Undergraduate Programmes

Find out about our Undergraduate Programmes in Ecology, Entomology and Zoology

Postgraduate Programmes

Find out about our Honours, MSc and PhD Programmes in Entomology and Zoology

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