The Zoology Department, at Nelson Mandela University, specialises in Education and Research. Research falls under the inclusive heading of SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY. It is research focused on ecosystems of the coastal zone and hinterland, the functional processes driving these systems, the structure and function of ecosystems, and their interaction within the coastal ecotone.

The Zoology Department specialises in the following fields of research:

  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Estuarine Biology and Ecology
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Conservation Biology