The University of Exeter located in Southwestern England traces its roots to 1855. In 1955, as a result of the merger of various colleges and technical schools, University of Exeter received its Royal Charter. The University of Exeter has over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students and operates in conjunction with other universities including a medical college. The University of Exeter is among the top universities world-wide according to various ranking points. The St. Luke campus houses the Peninsula Medical College, a joint effort with the University of Plymouth. Exeter enjoys the reputation for being student-friendly and acquires students from all over Europe and other countries. Exeter leads other universities in the U.K in funding for research. Research initiatives include studies on aging and dementia, biodiversity, ornithology, agriculture and livestock, disease and numerous technology initiatives.
Research shows how buildings can better generate and retain energy
A PhD student at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus has published research whose aim is to help improve the efficiency and performance of Building ...
Are flexible parents adaptable parents?
(Phys.org) —The flexibility of parental behaviours to respond to changes in behaviour of their offspring may actually constrain the ability of parents to adapt to changes in their wider environment.
New study takes the shine off magpie folklore
Magpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don't routinely steal small trinkets such as jewellery, according to a new study.
Study reveals effect of habitat fragmentation on forest carbon cycle
Drier conditions at the edges of forest patches slow down the decay of dead wood and significantly alter the cycling of carbon and nutrients in woodland ecosystems, according to a new study.
Man-made noise makes fish more susceptible to predators
Despite their reputation as slippery customers, a new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships.
Cornish winemakers could benefit from climate change study
Two of Cornwall's existing wine producers, Camel Valley Vineyard of Bodmin and Polgoon Vineyard and Orchard of Penzance, have offered researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn-based Environment and ...
Bees able to spot which flowers offer best rewards before landing
Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study by researchers at ...
Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK's far flung overseas territories
But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world's largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.
New report takes stock of jellyfish in UK seas
2013 proved a record year for jellyfish sightings, large numbers already reported through 2014
Should we listen to our genes, or does mother know best?
Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered.
Stress can make hard-working mongooses less likely to help in the future
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Roman road discovered on an archaeological dig shows pot hole repairs
(Phys.org) —The excavation at Ipplepen, run by the University of Exeter, is back on site following the discovery of a complex series of archaeological features thought to be part of the largest Romano-British ...
Feedback control could be key to robust conservation management
Mathematical algorithms used to control everyday household items such as washing machines could hold the key to winning the fight for conservation, a new study has claimed.
Scientist reveals secrets of Scotland's basking sharks in new report
Seas between the islands of Skye and Mull on Scotland's west coast are highly important for basking sharks, according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).