Department of Biology - Research Agenda

The Department of Biology offers ASc (Biology), BSc (Biology), MSc (Forest Biology), and MPhil/PhD (Biodiversity).

The subject areas in Biology that are taught are:

Biology of plants and animals, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, research methods, Ecology, taxonomy, Animal and plant physiology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Biostatistics, Bioethics, Climate change, Immunology, Mammalogy, phycology, Genomics and bioinformatics, Ornithology, Parasitology, Mycology, Microbial Genetics, and Coastal Zone Management.

Research focus:
The Department of Biology is focusing on many areas of research that includes: Fisheries Management, Marine Microplastic Pollution, Mangrove Ecology (macrofauna, blue carbon, biomass, restoration, forest structure, ecosystem services, marine and coastal ecology, climate change impacts, Marine and Freshwater Fisheries, General Ecology, General Biodiversity Studies, Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Plant molecular physiology, Genomics, Photosynthesis, Molecular biology and biotechnology, Climate change, Reproductive biology of plants, Vermitechnology, earthworm taxonomy, organic waste management/waste water recycling, mangrove ecology, Herpetology, Host-Pathogen interactions, Microbiology, medicinal plants, Taxonomy of plant and butterflies, Impacts of fertilizers on plant growth, Cyanobacterial biotechnology, Laccase enzyme, Microbiology, Medicinal plants, Phytoremediation technology, Plant stress biology, Plant ecophysiology, Protein purification and characterization.