***PLEASE NOTE: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, Bristol Zoological Society has made the difficult decision to restrict research on site. As such, we are not currently accepting external research applications. Please continue to monitor our website for further information.***
Bristol Zoological Society Field Conservation & Science Department offers a range of opportunities to conduct research at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project or in one of our field-based projects, supervised by our staff. These can be short-term research projects required as part of a BSc or MSc course in a relevant field (e.g biological or veterinary sciences), sandwich year placements to, or PhD projects.
We also welcome externally supervised students/researchers who wish to conduct research projects that are compatible with our Research Policy.
We also welcome post-doctoral research associates and professional researchers that wish to undertake in situ or ex situ conservation-focused research projects here at BZS or abroad.
The Society's research projects, seek to make a significant contribution to species and habitat conservation through providing a greater understanding of the ecology, health, welfare and optimal husbandry of the animal and plant species in the Zoo's living collections. The Zoo also conducts research relevant to the Society's field conservation programmes and conservation education programmes.
Please click here for our research proposal form.
Please click here to read our 2015 Annual Conservation Review.
Please also click here to see BIAZA's research guidelines.
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