News archive 2015
Some people have been looking forward to going back to work more than others.
ESI workshops are encouraging new things to do with not-very-old clothes.
Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.
When it comes to swooping-and-snatching, not all gulls are created equal.
Inspiring words from a world-leader in responsible mining.
Great minds thinking alike: the University and Eden turn the idea of collaboration into a reality.
A new study led by the University of Exeter has identified two major foraging grounds of the Mediterranean green turtle
Artificial sky glow around the world has been quantified for the first time by researchers using a global network of sky quality monitors.
Professor Tapas Mallick used his Inaugural Lecture to describe how cheaper, more efficient solar power could transform the lives of billions.
The low-cost, DIY people's science that could change the way research is done.
Findings from a new study that set out to investigate the evolution of immune defences could boost the development of industrial bacteria that are immune to specific viral infections.
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food.
The artist, the research scientist and the attempt to grow bananas in the UK.
Part-night lighting, a proposed mitigation option to reduce the negative impacts of light pollution, is unlikely to benefit bats, a study published this week confirms.
What do you get when you add nearly 100 school-pupils to a world-class environmental research institute?
The quest to discover how future climate change will impact the formidable Indian monsoon phenomenon could find the answer rooted in the prehistoric past.
ESI researcher talks to BBC Radio 4 about the possibilities offered by disruptive new technology.
The University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society are joining forces in an exciting new satellite tracking project to tag and follow basking sharks in Cornish waters.
Extinct British genes have been preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found.
A new, interactive website - intended to be a central platform for environment and sustainability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - has launched.
Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research.
University of Exeter researchers are part of the biodiversity research team of a new EUR 17 million EU Horizon 2020 funded project
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability.
Sophisticated radar on the ESI's roof is giving researchers new insights into the specific factors affecting bird migration.
Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds.
The Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle
ESI-RANE Creative Exchange Programme Artist affiliates awarded Research and Development Funding.
One of the world's leading environmental historians talks about the many narratives that combine to make a place meaningful.
Summer workshop of national mathematicians' group will share innovative methods for collecting and analysing ecological data.
ESI Director part of influential international group considering Antarctica's future and biodiversity.
A chance to see and - ask questions about - joint projects between ESI researchers and creative practitioners.
Extreme weather and coastal communities: theatrical project twins Cornwall with Kenya.
The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.
An exciting new partnership in Cornwall is hoping to use academic research to inform the management of the county’s world-class natural habitats.
Visitors to the University of Exeter’s annual Science in the Square event found out that while nature might sometimes seem scary, science can help make sense of terrifying phenomena as diverse as erupting volcanoes and intestinal parasites.
Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximise benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led by the University of Exeter has concluded.
Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership.
An exciting cultural event brings communities together to celebrate the unique landscape, history and culture of Goonhilly Downs.
Researchers at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus will today welcome actors from Kenyan charity, S.A.F.E. Kenya.
Workshop examines the neglected area of health and wellbeing in fishing-dependent communities.
University of Exeter Politics lecturer Dr Joanie Willett is hosting a series of community discussions designed to collect information on what various members of the public think the British constitution should look like.
An ESI academic is invited to tell Parliament what she thinks.
A new study has demonstrated that lizards do not cope well with the climate predicted for the year 2100.
Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives
Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.
Seven ESI researchers to present at prestigious annual ecology meeting.
An ESI professor's new book adds to the debate around climate change, globalisation, rural and urban poverty and inequality.
A new study found that phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - can rapidly evolve tolerance to elevated water temperatures.
It is not only size that matters when planning a protected area, other spatial features such as shape are also critical to the number of animal species found there.
Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the University of Exeter and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have found.
A key figure in establishing and building the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campuses has been awarded an MBE for services to the community.