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The Department is housed within several buildings, divided into 7 blocks (see map),with each contributing to the varying resources used for both teaching and research. These resources include:

  • A reference collection of insects for teaching and research
  • A zoology museum collection for teaching
  • A coral skeleton collection for both teaching and research
  • An Herbarium with over 30,000 specimens for both teaching and research
  • A botanical garden of over 2.5 acres and 3 experimental greenhouses
  • General and specialized laboratory equipment as well as slides, bones, skeletons, microscopes (both compound and dissecting)

Field experiments are carried out by both graduate and undergraduate students on land adjoining the botanical garden. A workshop, histology room and cold room also contribute to teaching and learning within the department.


Being an organisation with a strong field ecology and environmental programme, the Department owns and operates a fleet of vehicles which transport students into the field and bring material to the Laboratories from field collection sites. The fleet includes a 29 seater bus and three 5 seater pickups.

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