Latest news: A team of researchers, and from the Universities of Exeter, Plymouth and Southampton and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), has brought together several decades of scientific literature about animals that are known to be associated with ocean fronts in different parts of the global ocean, and why. The findings, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, show that oceanic fronts - areas where nutrients are drawn together resulting in foraging hotspots - should be priority regions for conservation efforts....Read full story
Latest news: A new series of two-minute videos, now available via the University’s YouTube channel, gives ESI researchers a unique opportunity to explain their work....Read full story
Latest news: The ESI’s Director, Professor Kevin J Gaston, was featured recently in conversation with Monty Don on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Shared Planet’....Read full story
Latest news: The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) recently hosted meetings with colleagues from the Environment Agency (EA) to explore collaborative opportunities and improve understanding of each other’s work....Read full story
Latest news: Professor Clare Saunders (Associate Professor in Environmental Politics) and Dr Joanie Willett (Lecturer in Environmental Politics) both had contributions on their specialist areas broadcast over the weekend....Read full story
Latest news: A researcher at the University of Exeter has published research focusing on the many impacts of artificial light pollution on marine environments worldwide. ...Read full story
Latest news: Protected areas such as nature reserves and national parks do conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to preserve them, according to a new international study....Read full story
Latest news: Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter have combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean.
The way in which marine predators find food in what to us seems a largely featureless landscape, often tens or hundreds of kilometres from a ‘home base’, has long puzzled biologists....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.