Institute of Zoology - Research

Research at the Institute of Zoology is organised into five Research Themes:

Each Research Theme group comprises of several research fellows, post-doctoral research assistants and PhD students, and is lead by a senior research fellow. Most Institute staff work across several Research Themes in broad internal and external collaborations

Research Projects

We carry out a wide range of research projects, a selection of which are detailed below.

Sperm whale in the wash - CSIP

UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP)

CSIP coordinates the investigation of all cetaceans, marine turtles and basking...
Anemone fish and anemone Chagos

Indicators and Assessments

The Indicators and Assessments Unit provides scientifically robust biodiversity...

The Badger Cattle Contact Project was established in 2012 to research contact between badgers and cattle to understand how bovine tuberculosis is transmitted between the...

Male Hihi bird

The Ecology and Conservation of New Zealand’s Hihi: A Case Study for Reintroduction Biology

The Tsaobis Baboon Project is a long-term study of a desert baboon population in Namibia. Our work is carried out in collaboration with Tsaobis Nature Park and in affiliation...

Oriole Whistler - Solomon Islands

Biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction are pressing global...

Hedgehog

Garden Wildlife Health helps to identify and investigate the diseases that affect garden...

Pit Scanning - Pool Frog

We are developing methods to analyse the risk of disease to interventions,...

Bushmeat- palm civet

The Bushmeat Research Programme at the Institute of Zoology is involved in research to enhance...

Female european adder

Snake experts from ZSL's Institute of Zoology, Natural Earth and Oxford...

ZSL is at the forefront of research on amphibian chytridiomycosis, which has devastated amphibian populations globally.

Landsat TM5 2011

There is a growing interest in monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem...

Software

Software

This page provides descriptions and distribution links for scientific software...
Mangroves in the Philippines

Mangroves are one of the most ecologically- and economically-important ecosystems in the world...