Faculty of Zoology
Lecturers are faculty members who primarily focus on teaching undergraduate courses. They have a strong foundation in zoology and are skilled at conveying complex scientific concepts to students through lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises.
The faculty strives to produce competent professionals who have sound knowledge in the field of computing and information technology. Faculty is to produce graduates having enhanced creative thinking, problem solving skills and ability for lifelong learning in their professional careers and to develop research programs to address the evolving needs of industry, academia and society.
- Anatomy and Morphology: This trust area focuses on the study of the structure and form of animals, including their internal organs, tissues, and external characteristics. It involves examining the anatomical adaptations and variations among different animal species.
- Physiology: Physiology deals with the study of the functions and processes that occur within living organisms. In zoology, physiological research focuses on understanding how animals carry out essential life functions, such as respiration, digestion, circulation, and reproduction.
- Evolutionary Biology: This trust area explores the patterns and processes of biological evolution. It involves studying the origin, diversification, and relationships among different animal species over time. Evolutionary biologists examine the mechanisms driving evolutionary change, including natural selection, genetic variation, and speciation.
- Ecology: Ecology is the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecologists in zoology investigate how animals interact with other species, their habitats, and the abiotic factors that influence their survival, distribution, and behavior. This includes research on topics such as population dynamics, community ecology, and ecosystem functioning.
- Ethology: Ethology focuses on the study of animal behavior. Ethologists seek to understand the mechanisms and functions of behaviors exhibited by animals, including mating rituals, communication, foraging strategies, and social interactions. This trust area often involves field observations, experimental studies, and the analysis of behavioral patterns.
- Conservation Biology: Conservation biology addresses the preservation and protection of animal species and their habitats. Conservation biologists work to understand the threats facing endangered species and ecosystems and develop strategies for their conservation and management. This trust area may include research on biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration, and sustainable use of natural resources.
- Marine Biology: Marine biology focuses on the study of marine organisms, their adaptations to the marine environment, and the ecological processes occurring in marine ecosystems. It encompasses research on marine animals ranging from tiny plankton to large marine mammals and investigates topics such as marine biodiversity, oceanography, and marine conservation.
- Zoogeography: Zoogeography examines the distribution patterns of animal species across different geographic regions. It investigates factors influencing the distribution of animals, including historical events, ecological barriers, and dispersal mechanisms. Zoogeographers also study biogeography, which explores the spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity.