The Department of Zoology is at the centre of Oxford's research and teaching in whole organism biology. Research is centered on the four themes of behaviour, disease, ecology and evolution. The Department is within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Please note: From Monday 13th February, the Tinbergen Building will be closed to all but essential staff. Zoology staff and students will be relocated in due course.

The University has announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building due to the presence of asbestos in certain parts of the building. We immediately want to reassure staff, students and members of the public who visit the building that we do not believe there is, or has been, a health risk to ordinary users of the building, and more than 200 air quality readings taken since September 2016 support this. The building needs to be vacated for necessary work to be carried out. We do not expect it to reopen for around two years and it will be closed to users and visitors from Monday February 13th.