Scientists have used ideas from artificial intelligence to identify patterns of antibiotic resistance around the world.
Jackdaws use a "democratic" process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, new research shows.
2022 is a "make or break" year for protecting nature and tackling climate change, a leading scientist says.
Coral reef fish breed more successfully if motorboat noise is reduced, new research shows.
Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.
Scallops are drawn to illuminated fishing pots like moths to a flame, new research shows.
Conservation of sea turtles along Africa's east coast has made good progress – but tens of thousands still die each year due to human activity, researchers say.
A trial of underwater sound devices called pingers reduced the number of dolphins caught in fishing nets – but did not deter humpback whales.
A research ship is taking seabed samples from the North Sea and North Atlantic to find out what the oceans were like before major changes caused by humans.
Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, new research suggests.
Protected areas such as national parks have a "mixed impact" on wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects.
A pioneering new research project, designed to unlock the true potential of sustainable shrimp production in the UK using renewable energy technology, has received a multi-million pound funding boost.
Sounds made by humpback whales – including a previously unknown call – have given researchers a glimpse of their lives in the high seas.
A new breed of honey bees provides a major advance in the global fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, new research shows.
A network of West African Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) covers key sites used by green turtles, new research shows.
Coral reefs in remote or protected areas can recover quickly after mass coral bleaching events, new research shows.
The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, new research suggests.
The different "languages" used by viruses will be investigated by a new research project at the University of Exeter.
A tiny rodent trims tall grasses so it can watch the skies for flying predators, new research shows.
Green turtle numbers continue to rise on a group of islands where the species has now been protected for more than 50 years, new research shows.
All eligible laboratories at the University of Exeter have now achieved Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.
Female chimpanzees are less likely than males to go near villages and farmland used by humans, new research shows.
New research from the University of Exeter reports largest ever whole-genome sequencing project for the potentially fatal yeast infection Candida glabrata from hospitals across Scotland
Labelling of plastic products needs a drastic overhaul including a new "sustainability scale" to help consumers, researchers say.
Racing at Stratford Upon Avon on 14 March will mark the start of a new era over jumps in Britain as obstacles begin turning white as part of a welfare-driven project to develop new ways to help make hurdle and fence design safer.
Scientists have developed a new way to identify and reduce the impact of chemicals and diseases in global aquaculture (fish farming).
Plastic pollution is universally accepted as having dire effects on the world’s marine life and ecosystems, in addition to presenting risks to human health including through the leaching of chemical additives and consumption of microplastics contained in seafood
Families of fish tend to share similar reactions to stressful situations, new research shows.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.
Three University of Exeter researchers have been awarded prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Discovery Fellowships.
Gabon's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provides a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say.
New research discovered that the fungus Rhizopus fights back against soil predators and human immune cells by partnering with a bacteria called Ralstonia in a two way partnership.
University of Exeter scientists have discovered new information about the tiny propellers used by single-cell organisms called archaea.
A new research programme aims to define the vital first step in how human immune systems recognise fungal invaders.
The English Channel prevents many rockpool species "making the jump" from Europe to the UK, new research shows.
Steroid oestrogens play an important role as embryos develop a sense of smell, new research shows.
Bluefin tuna have been tagged with state-of-the-art acoustic tracking tags for the first time in UK waters.
A major new project will investigate how bacterial defences influence the spread of segments of DNA called mobile genetic elements (MGEs) between bacteria.
A pioneering study has revealed how cellular compartments (organelles) are able to control how much they interact and cooperate.
Rising temperatures are causing a "growing diversity" of Vibrio bacteria in the sea around the UK, new research shows.
New research has moved a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacterial infection, reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Researchers have developed a new way of reinforcing "fair and robust" online exams, a study reports.
Whoops, croaks, growls, raspberries and foghorns are among the sounds that demonstrate the success of a coral reef restoration project.
Whales in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf consume about three million microplastics per day, a new study has found.
Sooty terns’ wide-ranging migration patterns present big challenges for conservationists working to understand and address a sharp population decline, according to scientists.
Wildlife trading on social media is a complex issue – but tech firms can take steps to tackle it, according to new research.
A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a "Sustainability Champion" in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.
Twenty-two University of Exeter academics have been named on an annual list of highly cited researchers.
More than 80% of eligible laboratories and research spaces at the University of Exeter have now been assessed via the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).
On the penultimate day of COP26, scientists have deployed plastic pollution tracking devices into the ocean around Scotland.
Convex Group Limited (Convex) today announces a multi-million-dollar partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health, and the University of Exeter and its foremost researchers, with the launch ofthe Convex Blue Carbon Seascape Survey.
Leprosy has been found in wild chimpanzees for the first time, a new study reveals.
Domestic cats that regularly catch wild animals still get most of their nutrition from food provided at home, new research shows.
A new study from the Kalahari Desert finds that teamwork allows birds to cope with brutally unpredictable environments.
Hoverflies use a combination of the sun and their body clock to navigate when they fly south for the winter, new research shows.
A new project will develop Artificial Intelligence tools to predict harmful blooms of algae in the ocean.
Global light pollution has increased by at least 49% over 25 years, new research shows.
Unrealistic experiments mean true impact of nitrogen pollution on the environment is unknown, study warns
Unrealistic scientific experiments mean the true impact of nitrogen pollution on the environment remains poorly understood, a new study warns.
Climate change will increase the burden of crop diseases in some parts of the world and reduce it in others, new research suggests.
Plastic pollution creates an "evolutionary trap" for young sea turtles, new research shows.
Deep-sea mining in international waters could begin in two years – but researchers say this is unnecessary and could cause irreversible damage to marine ecosystems.
Tourists who visit Africa's gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos should follow social distancing rules, researchers say.
Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows.
Changes in the colour and intensity of light pollution over the past few decades result in complex and unpredictable effects on animal vision, new research shows.
A vast seabird colony on Ascension Island creates a "halo" in which fewer fish live, new research shows.
Dr Stineke Van Houte has received £250,000 to support her research into antimicrobial resistance.
Male jackdaws don't stick around to console their mate after a traumatic experience, new research shows.
Cornwall's farmers could unlock "natural capital" worth millions of pounds, a new report suggests.
COVID-19’s socio-economic effects will likely cause another severe production crisis in the coffee industry, according to new research.
Migratory birds carry most seeds in the wrong direction to help plants cope with climate change, new research shows.
A fair society has evolved in banded mongooses because parents don’t know which pups are their own, new research shows.
Chemical additives used in plastic production have been found in herring gull eggs, new research shows.
The story of a turtle caught twice in fishing nets reveals a dual threat facing many ocean animals.
The UK government has pledged an initial £700,000 for a nature recovery project in Cornwall as a "legacy" of this week's G7 summit.
Research project receives €6M to boost greener consumer products in Europe using innovative biotechnology
A pioneering, pan-European research project, designed to boost greener industrial processes for more sustainable daily consumer products like cosmetics or foods, has been launched.
Natural selection can reverse evolution that occurs through sexual selection and this can lead to better females, new research shows.
On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world will launch scientific monitoring devices into the ocean.
South West England has scored 65 out of 100 for ocean health, a new report reveals.
A new study of pigeons has revealed that they flock together in the presence of predators for the collective benefit, rather than for selfish interest.
Plastic pollution has been found in seawater, on beaches and inside marine animals at the Galapagos Islands.
Professor Adilia Warris, co-director of The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology based at the University of Exeter, has received this year’s Bill Marshall Award for her pioneering paediatric infectious diseases research.
Road verges cover 1.2% of land in Great Britain – an area the size of Dorset – and could be managed to help wildlife, new research shows.
G7 ministers meeting this week must "listen to the science" and protect the world's ocean, according to researchers and conversation organisations.
Plant disease surveillance, improved detection systems and predictive modelling – integrated at the global scale – are necessary to mitigate future plant disease outbreaks and protect the global food supply, researchers say.
A team of researchers from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and the University of Exeter, alongside Oceanswell, have used a new approach to understand the movement and drivers of commercial fishing fleet activity in one of the world’s most over-exploited oceans.
Numbers of two Mediterranean turtle species have risen in the last three decades – but in Cyprus the recoveries are happening at different rates, new research shows.
Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.
Sea turtles in the Cayman Islands are recovering from the brink of local extinction, new research shows.
Ship movements on the world's oceans dropped in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions came into force, a new study shows.
Atlantic bluefin tuna have returned to UK waters and can once again be seen during the summer and autumn months.
Two scientists from the The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, based at the University of Exeter, have received prestigious Springboard Awards from The Academy of Medical Sciences for their research into a deadly fungal disease.
A leading fungal research centre has received a further five years' funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Red algae that grow in Cornwall's Fal Estuary are genetically unique, new research shows.
It makes evolutionary sense for long-lived animals to have complex social relationships – such as friends and enemies – researchers say.
The ocean’s mammals are at a crucial crossroads – with some at risk of extinction and others showing signs of recovery, researchers say.
An elusive whale species in the Southern Ocean could be resilient to near-future ecosystem changes, according to a new study by the universities of Exeter and Copenhagen.
The risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species that produce fewer babies per birth, new research shows.
Scientists have discovered in more detail than ever before how the human body’s immune system reacts to malaria and sickle cell disease.
Stormier weather will increasingly force fishers to choose between their safety and income, researchers say.
A cross-Channel partnership will use innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify the environmental conditions a range of important marine species need in order to thrive.
Female gannets travel further than male gannets to find fish for their chicks in some years but not others, new research shows.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown breeding site used by the world's rarest seal species.
Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows.
A University of Exeter scientist has written a book to accompany a new Sir David Attenborough TV series.
Chimpanzees and humans "overlap" in their use of forests and even villages, new research shows.
A specialist in cell biology and genetics is set to join the University of Exeter’s leading fungal research centre.
Domestic cats hunt wildlife less if owners play with them daily and feed them a meat-rich food, new research shows.
One of the most abundant bats in Europe may be attracted to wind turbines, a new study shows.
The strange social structure of tiny fish called emerald coral gobies may be explained by family loyalty, new research shows.
Oceans were once filled with the sounds of nature, but overfishing, climate change and human noise have fundamentally changed the natural underwater "soundtrack", researchers say.
Three quarters of ocean shark and ray species face an elevated risk of extinction, according to new research.
Scientists have discovered how bacteria commonly responsible for seafood-related stomach upsets can go dormant and then "wake up".
Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.
Dr Neeltje Boogert from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall has won the 2021 ASAB Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator.
Dull, featureless camouflage provides better protection from predators than zebra stripes, according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered how diatoms (a globally important group of eukaryotic algae) sense the availability of phosphorus, a vital macronutrient that controls diatom growth and productivity in the oceans.