Research in our Institute encompasses a spectrum of areas from veterinary science through to fundamental research in ecology & evolution. Our strengths are in using integrated approaches that range from genomic and cellular scales through to individuals, populations, species and ecosystems.
Our research is organised into four broad and overlapping research themes that integrate researchers across the Institute. They also link to other research activities within the College and the wider University:
- Ageing, Health & Welfare
- Animal Ecology & Environmental Change
- Infectious Disease
- Evolutionary Analysis
Find out more about our international research activity across these themes.
Complementing our research themes we provide opportunities for staff to form flexible research clusters (SIGs) that bring together researchers with shared interests from across the Institute, University and beyond. Currently these include:
- Thermal Ecology Group
- Seabird Interest Group
- Vector Biology & Disease Group
- Bacterial Infectious Diseases
- Marine Science Group
- Spatial Ecology Group
- Physiology and Life Histories Group
- Diversity Group
We excel at developing interdisciplinary teams, and we work with a broad range of partners within and beyond the University. Many of our staff sit within cross-College networks including:
- Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
- Glasgow Ageing Research Network
- Glasgow Centre for International Development
We also work within multi-Institutional consortia such as the Scottish Government funded EPIC, a centre of expertise for animal health outbreaks.
The Institute benefits from a broad range of research facilities based across our Glasgow campuses and field-based research station, SCENE.
These facilities have enabled us to develop research study systems that allow us to address a broad range of fundamental and applied research questions.
We work hard to develop strong and enduring relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. This exchange of understanding and expertise has enabled our research to have significant impacts in conservation, global health and policy both locally and internationally. Examples include: