University Of Cape Town Marine Biology

University Of Cape Town Marine Biology

University Of Cape Town Marine Biology,  The University of Cape Town has a long and proud tradition as a centre for research and teaching in the field of Marine Biology, dating back more than a century.  Academic and research staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences work in fields including fisheries biology, biological oceanography, aquaculture, systematics, marine parasitology and coastal ecology.

The Department offers BSc and Honours degrees specialising in Marine Biology and is the administrative home for an interdisciplinary Masters degree (by coursework and dissertation) in Applied Marine Science.  Marine biologists in the Department, along with more than 100 marine researchers and postgraduate students from departments across the campus, are associated with the Marine Research (Ma-Re) Institute (www.ma-re.uct.ac.za).

The Marine Research Institute is a multidisciplinary institute based at the University of Cape Town. Its main activities are teaching, training, capacity development and consultancy activities using active marine researchers at the university and other institutions

The Department of Biological Sciences at UCT was established in 2013 as a result of a merger between the long standing Botany and Zoology Departments. The department has a large academic staff compliment, a large group of research associates, and a vibrant group of postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students. The Department houses the Bolus Herbarium, the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (a DST-NRF Centre of Excellence), and three formal URC research units – the Plant Conservation Unit (PCU), the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) and the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa (iCWild), as well as hosting the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re). Research strengths range from marine biology, conservation biology, biodiversity, ecology, evolutionary biology, ornithology, palaeobiology, physiology and systematics. The Department hosts the DST-NRF South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology & Fisheries. (SARCHI ME&F).