We're involved in extensive and diverse research, with an international reputation, an interdisciplinary approach, and a thriving collaborative network spanning all continents and oceans.

The School is proud of its four Research Groups carrying out cutting-edge research in ecology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, entomology, geography, anthropology, palaeontology, biodiversity conservation and resource management.

Engagement and internationalisation

Our focus on major world issues, such as ecosystem and human health, conservation and sustainability, climate change, in addition to key topics in evolution and human/animal behaviour, has led to the development of strong partnerships with external organisations globally. We are actively engaged with the main non-academic audiences for our research, ranging from the general public (UK and international) to national government (DEFRA, Environment Agency, Marine Scotland, Natural Resources Wales, etc.) and international non-governmental organisations, such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organisation (WHO), European Space Agency (ESA), as well as the governments of China, Uganda, Indonesia and the USA.

We have established close ties with:

And in the UK: