Our staff are engaged in a wide range of research projects, covering topics as diverse as prehistoric basketry and medieval landscapes. Our research takes place around the world. Each of these projects are related to our research themes.
Understanding Landscapes: Empowering communities to preserve their heritage
In 2017 the University of Exeter started the Understanding Landscapes project, which is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the public and a network of project partners from the heritage sector. The project will use field-based and desk-based heritage activity days to enable communities in two distinct parts of Devon and Cornwall to investigate and analyse the origins of their surrounding historic landscapes, as well as contribute to their ongoing management.
Understanding Landscapes project page
Impact Case Study
'Revitalising Ancient Forest Practices in the Amazon for Sustainable, Biodiversity-Friendly Futures’ is an Impact Case Study by Professor José Iriarte.
The Amazon rainforest is facing several threats to biodiversity, indigenous heritage and community identity. Professor Iriarte’s research has generated a long-term baseline for assessing these transformations.