Improving advice provisioning surrounding diffuse water pollution from agriculture

It's been a while since I've managed to publish anything so I’ve decided to take the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone by publishing my latest research poster as a blog article (which is either terribly lazy or resourceful of me!). Anyway, this is the first time I've published a post about my... Continue Reading →

Tony Juniper: Can the UK become a world leader on the environment?

Last night I went to a compelling talk from Tony Juniper, a prominent environmentalist and author of various books including 'What Nature Does for Britain'. Alongside support from the Devon Wildlife Trust, he argued that there is a need for a new environment act, and that now is the time to do it. Brexit may... Continue Reading →

A people’s manifesto for wildlife: a short summary of farming ideas and a suggestion

Chris Packham, alongside a host of other influential conservationists, farmers, researchers, campaigners, and students have just published their first draft of a people's manifesto for wildlife. Whilst reading through the 200 suggestions it became clear that this publication has been based on robust scientific evidence alongside an integrated approach from the 'ministers'. This is something... Continue Reading →

I've decided to showcase my favourite tweets each month until I get bored of doing it. Most will probably be relating to science, agriculture and the environment, but there may also be the odd one that just made me laugh.

Vegans vs. farmers: Healthy debate or all-out war?

I am sick of seeing nasty narratives coming from both vegans and farmers. The most frustrating part is that we're talking about a tiny minority of both groups; most vegans are peaceful and non-judgemental, and most farmers are just doing their best to feed the country, with most genuinely caring about their animals. I'm not against a healthy debate to express your views, but recently the rhetoric has been all-out war and that's not productive.

The prevalence and distribution of sheep scab in Wales: a farmer questionnaire survey

Sheep scab is an infectious disease of welfare and economic importance. We carried out a study to determine the prevalence and distribution of sheep scab in Wales.

Farming to increase productivity whilst protecting the environment: Sustainable Intensification

I've written about what sustainable intensification is, the challenges it faces, and how it could lead to increased food production without further damaging the environment.

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