Watch this video: Dr Fiona Mathews works on the interactions between mammals and their environment.
The complementary expertise of our staff ensures a vibrant, collaborative research culture. The Research Assessment Exercise of 2008 evidenced world-leading research in all Bioscience research groupings. We have three research groups on the Streatham Campus in Exeter and two groups are based at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth. Academics collaborate across our campuses, and much of our research is interdisciplinary, working with other academics across the University of Exeter and in external research networks.
Research groups based at the Streatham Campus, Exeter:
- Biological Chemistry
- Cell Biology
- Environment and Evolution
- Microbes and Disease
- Plant Biology
- Theoretical and Computational Biosciences
Research groups based at the Cornwall Campus:
We also have a research strength on Biodiversity and Renewable Energy.
Cross discipline research group:
Substantial funding comes from the UK research councils (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and NERC); governmental and intergovernmental agencies in the UK and USA (Darwin Initiative, DEFRA, FERA, Dstl, Environment Agency, FCO, NIH, DTRA); the EU; charities (Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation, RSPB) and from commercial sponsors (Syngenta, Schlumberger, Shell Global Solutions).
Our staff regularly publish papers in Nature, Science and PNAS and other peer-reviewed journals, and our academics' research often features in the wider media. Find out more about individual publications on our staff profile pages.
Systems biology and climate change and sustainable futures are over-arching themes directing research within the discipline. These areas of research are highly relevant to modern times and affect people globally; our world-leading research aims to help tackle the issues involved in these areas by using an interdisciplinary approach, combining researchers’ skills across the University.