IBAHCM Research Areas
Researchers within our Institute use a broad range of approaches to investigate all aspects of organismal biology, from molecules and biochemical processes through to studies of populations and communities.
Our research includes animal health & food security, life history strategies & early life programming, behavioural & physiological ecology, marine & freshwater biology, community ecology & population dynamics, applied & theoretical ecology, epidemiology & wildlife diseases, host-pathogen co-evolution, conservation biology, molecular ecology & evolutionary genetics, evolutionary biology. (See the full list of topics on the panel to the left hand side.)
Most investigations spanning more than one of these broad areas, for instance, in a single concept such as mating systems, we are interested in how they have evolved, how they influence behaviour, and what consequences they have for population structure and gene flow. We also work on the links between physiology, life history and ecology in a broad range of species.
Our research encompasses observational, experimental and theoretical approaches to both pure and applied problems. Although the Institute traditionally has been known for its strengths in ornithology and fish biology, we study a diverse array of other organisms, including terrestrial and aquatic plants, viruses, invertebrates, amphibians & reptiles and mammals.