Our research impact
Exeter expertise informs water monitoring strategy on multi-million pound moorland restoration project
Experts from the University of Exeter have been instrumental in advising and delivering on a monitoring strategy that will establish the effectiveness of South West Water’s (SWW) multi-million pound project to restore 2,000 acres of peatlands in the South West of England by 2015.
Setting the sediment record straight: how coral reef research is challenging widely-held assumptions about sedimentation from land-use change
Research has shown that coral reefs in the inner-shelf areas of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are growing as fast as or faster than clear-water reefs; a result that questions the widely-held assumption that increased sedimentation from land use changes are having ubiquitous negative effects on reef growth.
Research changes government and risk industry framework for discussing climate change
Research conducted at the University of Exeter has altered the framework for climate change discussion, informed government debate and influenced policy. The concept of climate tipping points also prompted the insurance and reinsurance industries to reconsider their risk portfolios and take into account high-risk tipping point events.
Influencing UK energy policy
Research at the Centre for Geography, Environment and Society has helped improve energy sustainability, security and affordability. The Energy Policy Group (EPG), which is part of the Centre, has focused on energy policy development and regulatory and market reform.
New modes of delivering health and social care
Researchers at the Centre are working with Age UK, Volunteer Cornwall, and the NHS to understand new modes of delivering health and social care in Cornwall.
Studying ocean acidification from space
Researchers at the Centre and a team of international collaborators are developing new methods that allow them to study ocean acidification from space.