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.
Drugs in the environment affect plant growth
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, a new study has revelealed.
Reports identify areas where wildlife can survive in a changing climate
The University of Exeter has worked with Natural England on a project that helps to target conservation action. Two reports from the study highlight how future conservation management should identify climate change 'refugia'. ...
Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
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.
Scientists find best way to rid a garden of snails
(Phys.org) —Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.
Earth's breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth's past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.
Rising ocean acidity threatens sea life
Researchers in Exeter have found that sea creatures will be affected by rising ocean acidity.
Scientists unravel the genetic secrets of nature's master of mimicry
Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat.
Gannet sat nav reveals impact of fishing vessels
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behaviour of seabirds using GPS devices.
Sexual conflict affects females more than males, says new research on beetles
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.