The Department of Life Sciences

                   DLS Building

The Department of Life Sciences has a history dating back to 1922. The DLS currently offers three-year B.Sc. degree programmes in Biology with specializations and in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology, and majors in biochemistry, biology, and environmental science; M.Sc. programmes, including the Diploma/M.Sc. in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean; and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in a wide range of disciplinary areas in life sciences.

Our research thrust is in the areas of ecology and management of tropical habitats, conservation of biodiversity, biotechnology and genetic improvement and integrated management of tropical pests and parasitoids.

The DLS has a substantial research staff specialising in a number of disciplinary areas in life science, with research facilities in the major thrust areas, and encourages collaborative research and visiting scientists.

We provide consultancy services in the area of ecology and management of tropical environments, identification of plant and animal specimens, toxicology, aquaculture, microbiology, and plant tissue culture.

 

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