University of Exeter

'Lost' bats found breeding on Scilly

A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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'Stupid strategies' could be best for the genes

Blindly copying what your parents did – no matter how stupid it may seem – could be the best strategy for the long-term success of your genes, according to research by the Universities of Exeter and Bristol.

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Ecology
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Ants' ecosystem role is 'key'

Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as 'ecosystem engineers' and predators.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Epic journeys of turtles revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic have been revealed for the first time thanks to groundbreaking research using satellite tracking.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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