What effects do microplastics have on the food chain?

Microplastics in the ocean can enter the foodchain, when ingested by some of the smallest marine wildlife. Research by academics from the Bioscience department is asking questions about whether microplastics are passed on up the food chain, and when it comes to plastic waste in the ocean, how much is too much?

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Student Start-up Support scheme helps to get social enterprise off the ground

More than 7,000 fresh socks are given to in excess of 25 homeless charities each year in the UK after the University of Exeter’s student start-up support scheme helped entrepreneur Ed Vickers get his 'more than profit' social enterprise off the ground.

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Dr Ilya Maclean

Discover how Dr Ilya Maclean is working with the natural world to challenge the effects of climate change.

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Working with multiple partners to create a different world in 2050

Working in partnership doesn’t need to just involve one partner as Dr Steve Simpson demonstrated when he gathered together people actively working in different aspects of UK fisheries to develop a vision for 2050.

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Health and Environment Public Engagement group

The Health and Environment Public Engagement Group helped shape a study on surfers' resistance to antibiotics. Find out why engagement is the key top high quality research.

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