Scientists show cities can serve as a refuge for insect pollinators
Plymouth University news: An international team of scientists have co-authored a report which states that people living in towns and cities can have a major impact on the diversity of insect pollinators surviving and thriving around them
Rising sea temperatures could enhance and accelerate radiation induced DNA effects in marine mussels
Plymouth University news: Increased sea temperatures could have a dramatic effect on radiation-induced damage in marine invertebrates, a study in conjunction with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) suggests
Sexual arms race drives range expansion in beetle species
Plymouth University news: Sexual conflict and relative mating success seems to be driving a dramatic shift in the distribution of diving beetles in the UK, a new study led by Plymouth University shows
Metabolic flexibility and immune defences may influence species spread, study suggests
Plymouth University news: Why most species are rare has long interested biologists and new research led by Plymouth University suggests metabolic flexibility and the immune response may both influence how rare or common a species is
Rail line disruption set for dramatic increase as sea levels continue to rise, study suggests
Plymouth University news: Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests
Climate change scientist says more must be done to meet 2-degree target
Plymouth University news: Professor Camille Parmesan, a leading climate change scientist, says that any historic agreement in Paris at the COP21 should not overshadow the need to secure greater reductions in the rate of global warming.
Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s
Plymouth University news: Scientists have discovered that a sudden 'regime shift' occurred in the 1980s as a result of anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption in Mexico.
Academic hosts BBC4 documentary about oil production
Plymouth University news: Plymouth University’s Professor Iain Stewart fronts a ground-breaking BBC4 series charting the history and influence of oil production.
Energy and environment play greater role in 2015 election fight
Plymouth University news: An independent analysis has shown the major political parties are taking energy and the environment seriously ahead of the 2015 General Election, seeing them as inextricably linked to future economic prosperity.
Plymouth associate scientist leads global study on marine regime shifts
Plymouth University news: Dr Alessandra Conversi, Italian CNR senior scientist and Plymouth University associate member, was one of the lead editors of a special themed edition of the prestigious journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.