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.
Wild pollinators at risk from diseased commercial species of bee
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects. The researchers are calling for new measures to be ...
Research team to monitor impact of wild beavers on our waterways
A team at the University of Exeter is to study England's only breeding population of wild beavers in order to understand their impact on pollution, flooding and water quality after an announcement yesterday.
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.
Why plants in the office make us more productive
'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.
Research paves way for new generation of fungicides
Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response. Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells. These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ...
Carbon stored in the world's soils more vulnerable to climate change than expected
The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise, scientists have revealed.
Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations
Clownfish spend their entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host anemones, but new research shows that as babies they sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. Although the process of long-distance ...
Skin coloring of rhesus macaque monkeys linked to breeding success, new study shows
Skin colour displayed amongst one species of monkey provides a key indicator of how successfully they will breed, a new study has shown.
Disadvantaged men more likely to do 'women's work' reveals new study
New research has revealed that men who are disabled and from an ethnic minority are significantly more likely to do jobs traditionally associated with women.
Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf
Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 metres high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres along the ice shelf. The ...