How we turned a golf course into a haven for rare newts, frogs and toads

Britain's native amphibians are in steep decline thanks to wetlands disappearing and ponds drying up.

Robert Jehle, Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

UK Agriculture Bill: how farming and forestry could co-exist happily

Alternative farming models, like wood pasture grazing, would allow the UK government to maintain food production while regenerating ecosystems.

Stephen Hall, Emeritus Professor of Animal Science and Visiting Lecturer, Estonian University of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln • conversation
Dec. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Britain needs to grow more trees – are sheep farms the answer?

New research finds forest regeneration on sheep pasture is an economically viable way to fight climate change.

Colin Osborne, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Sheffield • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.

Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~26 min

Stork chicks hatch in UK for first time in 600 years – why that's great news for British wildlife

Storks – those harbingers of new life – are breeding in Britain again.

Oliver Metcalf, PhD Researcher in Ornithology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Rewilding: lessons from the medieval Baltic crusades

The Baltic crusades had a long term impact on the local environment – 700 years later, the details of this are clear.

Rowena Banerjea, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~8 min

How bison, moose and caribou stepped in to do the cleaning work of extinct mammoths

The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.

Maarten van Hardenbroek van Ammerstol, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~6 min

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