With a high diversity of plant and animal life in Kibale National Park, MUBFS offers unlimited research Opportunities. High quality multidisciplinary research and training activities that integrate biological, physical and social sciences are highly welcome. Research proposals are received and approved by the Uganda Wild Life Authority and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology. MUBFS particularly encourages proposals that include Ugandan counterparts and /or have application to the management of Kibale National Park.
MUBFS is mainly known world over for its research track record on primates notably: chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), the red colobus monkeys (Procolobus rufomitratus), Blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis), red tail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius), grey-cheeked mangabey (Cerocebus albigena), and black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza). Two other species of diurnal primates the Lhoest monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti) and the olive baboons (Papio Anubis), and the three nocturnal primates Demidoff’s bush baby (Galago demidoff), Thomas's galago (Galago thomasi) and the poto (Perodicticus potto) remain unstudied.