The Department of Biological Sciences is involved in various research activities. These include individual research projects by members of staff and collaborative research between faculty members and other individuals and institutions.
- A major area of research is the modeling of avifauna responses to miombo woodland degradation.
- Research in Entomology has its focus on insect taxonomy and pest management issues.
- Work being done in Mycology relates to the distribution of fungal species in cultivated and non-cultivated soils in Lusaka District.
- In Plant Pathology, the focus of research work is on the effect of mycorrhiza on plant health and yield.