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 →
I explore the possible benefits and unintended consequences of a proposed nitrogen tax as discussed during a session at the ORFC 2019.
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 →
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 →
This article summarises
a recent report by the Food Research Collaboration on food security after Brexit.
After reading the FAO's latest review on water pollution from agriculture, I've written an overview of sediment pollution from farming.
After attending a thought provoking talk by Prof. A. Driver, I've written about what rewilding is, the misconceptions surrounding it, and how it could improve biodiversity in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
These are my top 10 simple tips that can allow us all to make a small contribution to sustainability and the environment this Christmas!