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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
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The Department of Basic Sciences is made up of five units, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Herbarium, Mathematical Sciences and Physics




Basic Science Research

    The Department of Basic Sciences has two major research teams, the Biological Sciences Research Team (BSRT) and the Mathematical Sciences Research Team (MSRT), although the staff continues to do individual based research in areas of specialization and some collaborative research.

    MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH TEAM (MSRT)
    COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH


    Biological Research Team (BSRT)

    The Biological Sciences group is a multi-disciplinary group comprising of expects from the fields of botany (anatomy, systematics); microbiology; zoology, genetics biochemistry, pharmacognosy, analytic skills in chemistry and biology.

    Four research areas and an essential research and teaching facility were identified :

    • Environmental research

    There is worldwide concern for maintenance of a sustainable environment. The team in conjunction with the Mathematical team research into the following areas: Environmental pollution, eco-toxicology, eco-physiology, mineral deficiency, heavy metal toxicity, eco-plant anatomy, sample analysis, biodiversity conservation among others.

    The overlap of the research interests between MSRT and BSRT serves to emphasise the importance of this area and the need of multi-disciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. Some members of the Department are already participating in the Desert Margin Project coordinated from AEL.

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