School of Biological Sciences
Biological knowledge is crucial in our day-to-day lives, and for the long term survival of our natural environment. The School of Biological Sciences offers programs that focus on expanding human knowledge and improving our quality of life. Our degrees are current with scientific advances, just as our research centres are at the forefront of international collaborative discovery. We pride ourselves on our strong connection between research, researchers and teaching, and know the importance of ensuring our graduates have the skills that employers require. This is why there is such a strong demand for our graduates amongst Medical Research Institutes.
2 November 2017
Shark and ray populations at greater risk than thought
Pregnant sharks and rays abort offspring when caught
Endangered shark and ray species are at greater risk from human activity than previously thought, a paper by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers published in the journal Biological Conservation has found.
While the direct impacts of fishing on sharks and rays are well established, the researchers document an indirect and largely unreported effect of fishing: pregnant sharks and rays aborting their pups when caught in nets or on fishing lines. Read more...
For those unsure of the area of biology that they wish to specialise in. This is a flexible degree which can lead to jobs in industry or further study and research.