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Research Overview

The Biological Sciences Department incorporates the following research areas:

  • Animal Evolution & Systematics Group (AES)
  • Biogeography/ ecology and economics of marine and freshwater algae
  • Centre for Invasion Biology
  • Bolus Herbarium
  • Bryophyte evolution and ecology
  • Ecophysiology of plant responses to pollution and global change and plant nutrition
  • Entomology
  • Marine Biology
  • Palaeobiology
  • Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (PFIAO)
  • Plant Conservation Unit
  • Plant molecular systematics, angiosperm biosystematics
  • Plant population, community and reproductive ecology
  • Savanna Ecology
  • Systematics,floristics,biogeography and evolutionary biology of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and its response to different land use practices
  • Weed Biological Control Entomology