BIAZA Research Database

BIAZA Research Committee maintains a database of research projects that are carried out in or by its members.  This is a valuable tool in viewing topics which have already been studied, and also in deciding on future projects.  Click on the two links below to view the database in Access or in Excel.

Research Database Dec 2014
(Access database)

Research Database Dec 2014
 (Excel spreadsheet)

The Research Committee also provide a list of research subject areas and ideas for future studies which are considered to be a priority by the BIAZA Taxon Working groups.  We would like to encourage all zoo and aquarium researchers to view the priority research area spreadsheet below, and to focus their studies in these priority areas where possible.       
Priority Research Areas (Excel spreadsheet)


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