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.
Pesticide study shows that sexual conflict can maintain genetic variation
New research from the University of Exeter has shown that the sexually antagonistic gene for resistance to the pesticide DDT, which increases fitness in female flies but simultaneously decreases fitness in male flies, helps ...
Romeo and Juliet roles for banded mongooses
Banded mongooses take extraordinary risks to ensure that they find the right mate.
On the trail of the clever snail: Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others
Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Climate engineering may save coral reefs, research shows
Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.
Crop pests outwit climate change predictions en route to new destinations
A paper from the University of Exeter has highlighted the dangers of relying on climate-based projections of future crop pest distributions and suggests that rapid evolution can confound model results.
Aquariums deliver health and wellbeing benefits
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior.
Ecosystem management that ignores 'taboo tradeoffs' is likely to fail
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability. The findings could help to protect marginalised ...
Ancient storage jar discovered under Roman Road
An archaeological dig in a rural Devon village is yielding more ancient secrets.
Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.
Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices
Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.