Latest news: Pond owners across Cornwall are being sought by a student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus who is conducting research into whether two deadly frog diseases can be found in the county.
Ali North hopes to determine if two diseases of extreme concern for amphibians globally – chytrid fungus and ranavirus – are present in Cornwall, and to better understand what drives the spread of the latter infection....Read full story
Latest news: New computer model to help scientists, beekeepers and regulators to understand multiple environmental effects on honeybee colonies
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years....Read full story
Latest news: Understanding the relevance of microclimate for wildlife may improve the effectiveness of conservation management in a warming world; say a group of researchers who have this week published an article discussing the topic in the popular conservation magazine, British Wildlife....Read full story
Latest news: Urban development and the growth of cities across Europe have resulted in a continental trend towards increasing brightness of night-time light. However, some regions show more complex patterns, and others feature large areas where the observed brightness has decreased....Read full story
Latest news: Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature.
The study suggests that some diseases are being driven into wild bumblebee populations from managed honeybees....Read full story
Latest news: Creative practitioners are invited to the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on Monday 7 April to learn more about how they can work with universities and academic researchers to support and develop their creative practice. ...Read full story
Latest news: The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean overlap with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows....Read full story
Latest news: Specialists in marine resources and artificial reefs have gathered at the University of Exeter’s (ESI) on the to discuss the design and creation of an innovative new marine reef in the English Channel....Read full story
The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a £30 million interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change; in so doing we are enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. We are based on the University's Penryn Campus, near Falmouth.