Latest news: A new group designed to give key providers in Cornwall’s burgeoning outdoor activity sector a collective voice and ensure that they operate with the highest regard for the environment, has been launched....Read full story
Latest news: An ambitious project exploring the shared experiences of flood-hit and vulnerable communities in Cornwall and Kenya has been announced today, with the aim of building resilience for those affected by climate change and extreme weather events....Read full story
Latest news: Cornwall’s illustrious mining heritage has provided the inspiration for a special collaboration between a local artist and University of Exeter scientist....Read full story
Latest news: New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth’s atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming. ...Read full story
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
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.