Department of Zoology

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The native fauna of Malaysia, well known for its uniqueness and diversity, is an important component of the nation's natural heritage. Knowledge of their composition, distribution and population dynamics as well as in-depth understanding of their habitats and ecology are important prerequisites for developing sustainable management and effective conservation strategies. The Department of Zoology (DZ) under  Faculty of Resource Science & Technology (FRST) at UNIMAS focuses on various important fields of research within zoology including animal systematics, ecology, conservation and management, biology, evolution, phylogeography, and bioinformatics. It currently offers one undergraduate programme, namely the Animal Resource Science and Management Programme.

Department Objective

  1. To provide students with a firm foundation and required background in zoology
  2. To provide a sound understanding of the importance and contribution of wildlife species and their habitat to the country's socio-economic development
  3. To provide comprehensive knowledge and skills in the management and conservation of indigenous faunal resources

What you will learn

  • Animal Systematic
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Vertebrate Biology
  • Entomology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Field Ecology
  • Environmental Law
  • Conservation Biology
  • Palaeobiology and Evolution
  • Techniques in Molecular Ecology
  • Captive Animal Management
  • Park and Wildlife Management
  • Animal Pest Management

Department Organisation

Head of Department : Dr Mohd Azlan Jayasilan Abd. Gulam Azad
Programme Coordinator : Mohd Zacaery Khalik

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