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

Tags: biodiversity birds agriculture nature interdisciplinarity farming sheep grazing in-depth insights-series rewilding

Sheep and bacteria are helping in the fight against coronavirus – here's how

The science of making reagents, the chemicals needed for the COVID-19 finger-prick test.

Paul Davies, Medical Research Council Unit Manager, University of Dundee • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  bacteria  covid-19  coronavirus  antibodies  sheep  scotland

Sheep and bacteria are helping in the fight against COVID-19 – here's how

The science of making reagents, the chemicals needed for the COVID-19 finger-prick test.

Paul Davies, Medical Research Council Unit Manager, University of Dundee • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  bacteria  covid-19  coronavirus  antibodies  sheep  scotland

Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land

A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.

Leslie Roche, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis • conversation
Jan. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  climate-change  agriculture  women  livestock  california  goats  sheep  cattle  grazing  wildfires  american-association-of-geographers  ranchers  regenerative-agriculture

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