School of Life Sciences
School Leadership and Staff
Areas of Specialisation
Centres & Units
Cape Parrot Working Group
Cape Parrot Big Birding Day 2016
Centre for African Parrot Conservation
Plant Germplasm Conservation Research
Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development
Academic Groupings & Staff
Ariatti, Mario (Prof)
Thandar, Ahmed (Prof)
Scholarships and Bursaries
Bews Herbarium Online Collections
Botanic Gardens Virtual Tour
Microscopy & Microanalysis Unit
Durban Westville Campus
Welcome to the School of Life Sciences
The School of Life Sciences, which is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, is one of five schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School has a staff complement of 117 academic and support staff; houses approximately 1609 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate component of 606, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research. The School’s cutting edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a first class degree in the Life Sciences to their name.
Areas of Specialisation
This field of study encompasses all human, plant and animal life – ranging from microscopic germs to elephants and everything in between. Areas of specialisation within UKZN’s School of Life Sciences include:
Outdoor Man in His Element Studying Ecology and Reaping Huge Rewar...
Mr Stuart Demmer graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, winning several awards and scholarships during the course of his studies.
Protecting Forest Mammals the Focus of PhD Research
The impact of changing land use on biodiversity, particularly of mammals, was the subject of research by PhD graduate, Dr Yvette Ehlers Smith.
Changing the Game for Urban Birdlife Paramount for Zambian PhD Gra...
Research on aspects of the ecology of the trumpeter hornbill (Bycanistes Bucinator) across urban-forest mosaics in KwaZulu-Natal, resulted in Zambian national Dr Moses Chibesa receiving his PhD in Ecological Sciences.
Pietermaritzburg & Westville campuses
Mrs Devashnee Chinniah
031 260 8317
Life Sciences Campus
Private Bag X 01
Private Bag X 54001
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