Research in Zoology
The Department of Zoology receives over million in research funding annually, coming mainly from the Australian Research Council, NHMRC, and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. It has a range of sophisticated laboratories and equipment housed in a modern building. These include: light, inverted, confocal, fluorescence, scanning, and transmission electron microscopes; large freshwater and recirculating marine aquaria; a dedicated molecular biology laboratory; and animal holding facilities for a range of terrestrial organisms. The department is an active participant in a consortium of Victorian institutions that operate the well-equipped Victorian Marine Science Consortium at Queenscliff.