Our research impact
Endangered sea turtle populations given a boost by global conservation research
University of Exeter scientists are driving research that is leading to successful conservation outcomes for global sea turtle populations. The research, which has included extensive tracking of sea turtles around the world, has informed policy and led to legislative changes that provide greater protection for these animals.
Coral reef research gives rise to legislation that will help build resilience for Caribbean coral reefs
Research on coral reef ecosystems has helped generate new legislation in Belize and Bonaire that bans the fishing of parrotfish, as well as annual catch and size limits for parrotfish caught in US Caribbean fisheries.
Understanding changes in fisheries due to warming in the North East Atlantic to inform industry, policy and management decisions
Recent research has shown that some species of fish are increasing in the North East Atlantic Ocean in response to warmer water. These findings are informing decision makers in both industry and government as they prepare to adapt to these changing environmental conditions.
Research on feminised fish is giving rise to new policies and guidelines
Robust science and extreme exploration is inspiring UK secondary students to learn about ocean acidification
Research on ocean acidification in the Canadian High Arctic has formed the basis for a successful educational programme that has reached over 500 UK secondary schools. The programme provides free curriculum-linked resources, connects scientists with classrooms and gives hands-on training for teachers.
Making noise: research on reef fish bioacoustics leads to new technologies that could aid in restoring fish populations
Research that has revealed the role of natural sound cues in the orientation and settlement of coral reef fish has helped in the development of a new device to help attract post-larval fish to marine areas for restocking. Six prototypes of the device, which uses sound to attract fish, have been developed and tested in three countries by Ecocean, a global leader in ecosystem restoration who are developing technologies for the capture and culture of post-larval fish.