Animal Biology

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Welcome to the School of Animal Biology.

Come and discover the amazing world of animals. We look at how they evolved, survive and thrive, how they respond to environmental change and how they can be best used in feeding the world. Your journey will cover how animals work at the cellular and molecular levels through to behaviour and interactions with the environment.

Our School is part of the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia. We are situated at the Crawley campus in Perth as well as at the CSIRO Centre for Environmental and Life Sciences, Floreat.

Academic staff teach the Zoology Major and also contribute to Majors in Agricultural Science, Conservation Biology, Genetics, Marine Science, Neuroscience and Science Communication. In addition to undergraduate teaching, we also contribute to Masters by coursework in Agricultural and Biological Science.

We have a vibrant research culture with five research divisions focusing on green, clean and ethical Animal Production, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology & Conservation Biology, Neuroscience and Science Communication. The School hosts the Centre for Evolutionary Biology and is also a major stakeholder in the Oceans Institute and the Institute of Agriculture.

We offer a range of exciting opportunities to those wishing to study animals, including:

  • excellent on- and off-campus facilities such as the Harry Waring Marsupial Reserve
  • our interest in diverse habitats across WA
  • our links with industry.