Institute of Zoology - Research

Zoological directorate research opportunities

ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos present a unique opportunity to study species and aspects of their biology that are difficult or impossible to study in their natural habitat. Find out about the types of opportunities available and how to apply. Please note that these are not run in conjunction with IoZ, but within ZSL's Zoological directorate.

Find out more on the Zoological Directorate Research page.

Research Projects

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


Wildlife health

Identifying disease threats to wildlife and understanding their impacts.
Male hihi

Bringing threatened species back from the brink of extinction

In the face of unprecedented biodiversity losses, effective strategies for the...
Stony Coral Colony

Global biodiversity monitoring

As the extent of human impacts on global biodiversity becomes clearer,...
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...

Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve

Co-existence between wildlife and people

Human development can only be sustainable if it does not destroy the ecosystems...
Senior Lecturer and DRAHS Project Leader Tony Sainsbury and Wildlife Veterinarian Jenny Jaffe conduct a thorough health examination on a free-living smooth snake.

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

Bushmeat- palm civet

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

Pollution seawalls  mangroves

Mitigating the impacts of climate change on biodiversity

Promoting nature-based solutions to the socio-economic challenges posed by...


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...