A team of Geographers working in collaboration with South West Water on a pioneering project has won CIWEM’s Living Wetlands Award.
On May 1st, REACT KE Hub held a Showcase event at the Watershed in Bristol to celebrate the work of the Books & Print Sandbox.
The QS World University Rankings 2013 ranked Geography at the University of Exeter equal 48th, strengthening its status as being among the very best of its kind worldwide.
This workshop, sponsored by the Higher Education Academy, brought together staff and postgraduates from the University of Exeter and other institutions to explore the key challenges and opportunities surrounding internationalisation in Higher Education.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are working with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) on a ground-breaking study with 20 households in Great Britain and France to observe at-home recycling behaviours.
A new project led jointly by the University of Exeter and the Stockholm Resilience Centre has been awarded £1.9 million by Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of two Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders from Exeter out of a total of 27 new awards.
The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.
In their most basic form, remote-controlled aircraft are the perfect gadget-lover’s toy, but now their high-tech cousins have the potential to revolutionise the way ecological data are collected.
Children from across the South West took part in hands-on events and activities with researchers from the University of Exeter in celebration of invention and discovery during National Science & Engineering Week.
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen-sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans.
Since its move to Exeter, the Met Office’s partnership with the University has made Exeter an international hub of expertise in weather and climate research, with joint projects worth over £30 million in various stages of development.
Dr Matt Amesbury, a post doctoral researcher in Geography has travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula as part of a research team developing records of past climate change stretching back 5000 years using slow growing moss banks.
Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, new evidence has revealed.
Little attention paid by policymakers to monitoring, modelling and managing the impacts of climate change
A Geography academic has published a paper in the latest issue of Nature Climate Change arguing that relatively little attention has been paid by policymakers to monitoring, modelling and managing the impacts of climate change on the dynamics of Earth surface systems.
Exeter Geographer and pollen specialist Dr Richard Jones is studying the history of one of the most innovative irrigation systems in use in India.
Broadcaster and naturalist Nick Baker has opened a new state-of-the-art teaching laboratory in Cornwall, which will help encourage children to engage with science.
Two prestigious awards have been presented to projects in which University of Exeter scientists are helping to develop groundbreaking methods to monitor the success of restoration of the South West’s upland peatlands.
An expert from the University of Exeter will join energy company executives and community leaders at the Eden Project on Thursday (6th Dec) to discuss how to secure the UK’s energy needs.
New research shows that concerns about governmental failure to act effectively and fairly in the aftermath of extreme weather events can affect the degree to which residents are willing to protect themselves.
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers.
Just in time for Halloween, Hurricane Sandy is due to merge with two continental weather systems to form a rare ‘Perfect Storm’ of epic proportions. The storm is predicted to track directly over the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO).
A University of Exeter academic has been hailed as one of Europe’s best young researchers when she received an award in recognition of her work in making complex science easily accessible.
Small is Beautiful? A public exhibition of photography celebrates the completion of a two-year research project.
What is the best way for people in the UK to have access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy?
University academic works with manufacturing giant on project to influence consumer recycling behaviour
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) recently announced the details of a new project led by Dr Stewart Barr in Geography which will try to understand household recycling behaviours.
A new Research Network is established to explore the creation of a facility for environmental research and monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The Environment and Sustainability Institute has teamed up with the RANE research group to launch a new Creative Exchange Programme.
A group of leading researchers at the University of Exeter present findings this week from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Biosecurity Borderlands project at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London.
Artists, scientists and policy makers will come together at the third Creative Coast Forum event at the University of Exeter on 10 September.
Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change.
A young Exeter university student will be taking on an amazing personal challenge next weekend when he runs from London to Paris.
University of Exeter scientists from the Cornwall Campus are inviting local people to join them and become scientists for the day in Falmouth on Friday 17 August.
University of Exeter geographers have helped shape a series of new artworks and special free events for visitors to Hive Beach, Dorset, to enjoy this summer.
Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth.
The interdisciplinary journal Global Environmental Change, edited by Prof Neil Adger in Geography and Prof Katrina Brown in the Environment and Sustainability Institute, has been confirmed as the top journal in Geography with the release of the latest impact factors.
The University of Exeter, SSE, Consumer Focus and WWF, along with representatives from 20 other organisations, have published the results of a series of roundtables on UK energy policy.
We need to eat less meat and recycle our waste to rebalance the global carbon cycle and reduce our risk of dangerous levels of climate change
Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed.
Ice extended further across the UK than previously thought and played a part in sculpting the rocky landscape of Dartmoor in South West England during the last Ice Age, according to new research which challenges previously held theories.
Threats to the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet have been revealed by new research involving the University of Exeter.
Professor Neil Adger, from Geography at the University of Exeter will be convening at the international workshop ‘Climate and Security’ hosted by The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations at Sciences Po (IDDRI, Paris).
Professor David Sugden from the University of Edinburgh will be giving the South West Quaternary Lecture 2012 on Wednesday 9th May.
An exhibition offering a unique insight into the business of repairing everyday objects opens at the University of Exeter on 11 April.
Geography staff have received 4 nominations in three categories for this year’s teaching awards.
An unmanned aircraft has captured hundreds of images of Exmoor’s peatlands, revealing the condition of this rare environment as never seen before.
Geography academic Dr Nick Gill and his project team have released a report entitled ‘Networks of Asylum Support in the UK and USA: A Handbook of Ideas, Strategies and Best Practice for Asylum Support Groups in a Challenging Social and Economic Climate’.
New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages.
Local people have been enjoying work by University of Exeter Geography students at an exhibition at The Hub on the Green this week.
A new book – Six Days in Iceland – is the result of collaboration between a poet and Geography staff and students at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus.
Plants and animals that live on Britain’s coasts could benefit from changes to the way coastal structures such as seawalls, breakwaters, rock armour and jetties are designed and built.
Academic staff, research fellows and postgraduate researchers in Geography at Exeter contributed to July’s International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress in the leafy surrounds of the UNESCO World Heritage city, and capital of Switzerland, Berne.
The missing links in a major collection of documents about the English slave trade and plantations in Jamaica have been reunited.
University of Exeter student Rebecca Rixon has shared the first findings of her research on the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet.
The Universities of Exeter and Bristol, in partnership with Rothamsted Research are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how can we feed a growing population?
Shops from across the South West have helped a University of Exeter research team uncover the creativity and community spirit at the heart of the region’s small-scale repair industries.
Climate change disasters, such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, dieback of the Amazon rainforest or collapse of the Atlantic overturning circulation, could be predicted according to University of Exeter research.
A major new research project will examine how policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could impact human health, it has been announced today.
A leading academic at the University of Exeter has played a central role in compiling a report which could be vital for global efforts to tackle climate change.
Leading experts on energy policy will be discussing what the future holds for Cornwall, the UK and the rest of the world at an event which aims to share cutting-edge ideas.
James Wallis, David Harvey and Nicola Thomas of the Geography Department have been recently been awarded an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in partnership with the Imperial War Museum.
Dr David Harvey has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Making History programme (broadcast 3pm 10/05/11).
It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.
Academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from Exeter contributed to sessions on climate change, creative industries, sensational marxisms, creative writing, geography-art practice, resource geographies and governance at this year’s AAG meeting in Seattle from 12 – 16 April.
PhD student Alan Puttock wins US National Science Foundation supported award to carry out fieldwork at the Sevilleta LTER New Mexico, USA.
This year’s Myrtle Murray award, which helps funds dissertation expenses, has been awarded to two students.
Melting mountain glaciers are contributing to sea-level rise faster than at any time in the last 350 years, according to new research published in Nature Geoscience.
Whether global warming may cause the giant West Antarctic Ice Sheet to melt and raise sea-levels by several metres is one of the most contested debates in climate science.
Two undergraduate students have won awards for their dissertations from the Quaternary Research Association and Historical Geography Research Group.
Geography academic Dr Mark Paterson was interviewed on BBC Spotlight on a feature about a blind man visiting Paignton Zoo to gain a better understanding of animals.
Alcohol consumption in the UK: Geographical views offer new perspective on the future of alcohol policy
Geography academic Dr Michael Leyshon has contributed to the latest in a series of RGS research reviews titled 'Consumption controversies: alcohol policies in the UK'.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter will be braving temperatures of -30C as they head to Antarctica to carry out important research on one of the world’s largest ice sheets.
Geography academic gives keynote speech on 'Climate Change and resource depletion' to Institute of Actuaries
On 4th November 2010, Dr Stephan Harrison was invited to The Institute of Actuaries in London to give a keynote talk.
Geography academic Dr Luiz Aragao has been awarded a NERC Urgency grant to investigate the impacts of forest fires on carbon stocks during the 2010 drought in Amazonia.
Following a successful funding application to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) the College of Life and Environmental Sciences will be involved in a year long project under the banner of ‘Engaging with Radical Ideas’.
Alison Carswell, a 3rd year BSC Geography student has won a 10 week funded internship with the Stapledon Trust
An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the last known period of global warming has revealed ‘startling’ results which suggest current targets for limiting climate change are unsafe.
Scientists believe climate variations thousands of years ago over Campbell Island may shed light on the future climate of New Zealand.
The end of the academic year has brought some excellent news with Geography academics winning a variety of research funding.
Sam Gillchrest, a third year BSc Geography student at Tremough was awarded a £1,000 Floella Benjamin Career Development Award to finance the RYA Competent Crew and Yacht Master Ocean Theory Courses.
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a high profile role in creating what is set to be the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.
Member’s of the School’s Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge research group have organised and hosted two highly successful Research Council-sponsored events.
Professor Des Walling has been awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Professor Patrick Devine-Wright met New Zealand government officials to present his research on public engagement with renewable energy and 'NIMBY' opposition in the UK.
The School of Geography would like to congratulate all final year students who received their results last week.
Climate change could cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions, according to a new study by the University of Exeter and Austrian researchers.
Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.
Following the success of last year’s energy conference the University of Exeter will be staging another world-class event in Falmouth on 24 and 25 May.
Human Geography staff and postgraduate students attend the annual Association of American Geographers’ conference in Washington DC.
School pupils from across Exeter joined Polar explorers and University of Exeter geographers on Wednesday 21 April to decide what they think the future of Antarctica should be.
A geographer from the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus has written the first full-length book on the history of science in Cornwall.
PhD student Alan Puttock has won a fellowship to carry out fieldwork in the Sevilleta, New Mexico.
Scientists from the universities of Exeter and Oxford are racing against time to unearth 30,000 year-old climate records, before they are lost forever.
Scientist Dr Tim Barrows appears as an expert on past climate change in National Geographic programme.
Exeter scientist Dr Richard Brazier delivers knowledge transfer via Defra sponsored science event for the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative (ECSFI)
Dr Richard Brazier of the School of Geography was recently invited by the South West regional ECSFI coordinator (James Grischeff) to take part in a day long workshop.
A University of Exeter geographer has advised the Indian Government on the links between climate change and national security.
Geography student Mark Grosvenor has been awarded the Quaternary Research Association (in association with the RGS) Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2009.
A new study sheds new light on the flight behaviours that enable insects to undertake long-distance migrations, and highlights the remarkable abilities of these insect migrants.
A team of UK scientists led by Dr Karen Anderson of the University of Exeter have developed a new technique for monitoring the condition of peatlands.
A paper lead authored by Professor Bruce Webb has been selected recently as the Editor’s top choice of articles for the international journal Hydrological Processes.
A geographer on the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus is helping shape a series of arts projects designed to generate a sense of community belonging.
The start of the New Year has brought some excellent news with school academics winning a variety of research funding.
Sam Gillchrest, a third year BSc Geography student at Tremough has been awarded a £1,000 Floella Benjamin Career Development Award.
University of Exeter scientist Professor Chris Turney is scientific advisor for a major new series starting on Channel 4 on Monday 7 December 2009.
A Devonshire geographer has returned to his home county to join a growing team of climate change and sustainability researchers at the University of Exeter.
University of Exeter geographer Professor Chris Turney has been awarded the Bigsby Medal for 2009 from the British Geological Society of London.
Dirt is everywhere we go; it is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities.
Is Britain’s energy supply under threat from global political insecurities?
Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study by the University of Exeter.
A geographer from the University of Exeter has been chosen to receive one of 27 prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes for 2008.
Professor Des Walling of the University of Exeter has won his fourth international honour in under two years.
The emergence of a new generation of ‘bleeding-heart jetsetters’ has disturbing implications for the UK’s spiralling emissions from air travel, according to new research by the University of Exeter.