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Aptitude
Low Birth Weight Infant
Weaning
Swine
Reward
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Exploring temporality in socio-ecological resilience through experiences of the 2015-16 El Niño across the Tropics

Whitfield, S., Beauchamp, E., Boyd, D., Burslem, D., Byg, A., Colledge, F., Cutler, M., Didena, M., Dougill, A., Foody, G., Godbold, J., Hazenbosch, M., Hirons, M., Speranza, C., Jew, E., Lacambra, C., Mkwambisi, D., Moges, A., Morel, A., Morris, R. & 8 others, Novo, P., Rueda, M., Smith, H., Solan, M., Spencer, T., Thornton, A., Touza, J. & White, P., 1 Mar 2019, In : Global Environmental Change. 55, p. 1-14 14 p.

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climate
learning
ecosystem response
historical perspective
vulnerability
11 Citations (Scopus)
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Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers

Barnes, AP., Soto, I., Eory, V., Beck, B., Balafoutis, A., Sanchez, B., Vangeyte, J., Fountas, S., van der Wal, T. & Gomez-Barbero, M., Jan 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 80, p. 163 - 174 12 p.

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Agricultural technology
Regional studies
Farmers
Productivity
Nutrients

Exploring the attitudes of backyard poultry keepers to health and biosecurity

Correia-Gomes, C. & Sparks, NHC., 4 Nov 2019, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 174, 9 p., 104812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biosecurity
Poultry
poultry
Health
Birds

Exploring the longitudinal dynamics of herd BVD antibody test results using model-based clustering

Eze, JI., Innocent, G. T., Adam, KE., Huntley, SJ. & Gunn, GJ., 6 Aug 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 11353.

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bovine viral diarrhea
herds
antibodies
cattle
testing
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Farmer perceptions of legumes and their functions in smallholder farming systems in east Africa

Muoni, T., Barnes, AP., Öborn, I., Watson, CA., Bergkvist, G., Shiluli, M. & Duncan, A. J., 2019, In : International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 17, 3, p. 205-218 14 p.

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small-scale farming
Eastern Africa
legumes
farming systems
farmers
2 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Farmer perceptions of pig aggression compared to animal-based measures of fight outcome

Peden, RSE., Camerlink, I., Boyle, L. A., Akaichi, F. & Turner, SP., 10 Jan 2019, In : Animals. 9, 1, p. 22 - 37 16 p., 22.

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aggression
farmers
swine
animals
lesions (animal)
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Farmer-preferred traits in smallholder dairy farming systems in Tanzania

Chawala, AR., Banos, G., Peters, A. & Chagunda, MGG., Jul 2019, In : Tropical Animal Health and Production. 51, 6, p. 1337-1344 8 p.

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Tanzania
dairy farming
farming systems
farmers
feed requirements
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Farmers’ uptake of animal health and welfare technological innovations. Implications for animal health policies

Liu, J., Toma, L., Barnes, AP. & Stott, AW., 20 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6, p. 1-10 10 p., 410.

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Inventions
health policy
Animal Welfare
Health Policy
animal health
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Food waste in primary production: Milk loss with mitigation potentials

March, MD., Toma, L., Thompson, B. & Haskell, MJ., 12 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Nutrition. 6, 9 p., 173.

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food waste
primary productivity
Milk
milk
Food
1 Citation (Scopus)

Food waste prevention along the food supply chain: a multi-actor approach to identify effective solutions

Diaz-Ruiz, R., Costa-Font, M., López-i-Gelats, F. & Gil, J. M., Oct 2019, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 149, p. 249-260 12 p.

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food supply
food
stakeholder
waste prevention
Supply chain
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Forensic microbiology reveals that Neisseria animaloris infections in harbour porpoises follow traumatic injuries by grey seals

Foster, G., Whatmore, A. M., Dagleish, M. P., Malnick, H., Gilbert, M. J., Begeman, L., Macgregor, S. K., Davison, N. J., Roest, H. J., Jepson, P., Howie, F., Muchowski, J., Brownlow, A. C., Wagenaar, J. A., Kik, M. JL., Deaville, R., Doeschate, M. T. I. T., Barley, J., Hunter, L. & IJsseldijk, L. L., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 14338.

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Phocoena
Earless Seals
Neisseria
Microbiology
Bites and Stings

Genetic analysis of novel phenotypes for farm animal resilience to weather variability

Sánchez-Molano, E., Kapsona, VK., Ilska-Warner, JJ., Desire, S., Conington, JE., Mucha, S. & Banos, G., 12 Nov 2019, In : BMC Genetics. 20, 84.

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Domestic Animals
Weather
Phenotype
Climate Change
Goats
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Genetic and genomic analyses underpin the feasibility of concomitant genetic improvement of milk yield and mastitis resistance in dairy sheep

Banos, G., Clark, EL., Bush, S. J., Dutta, P., Bramis, G., Arsenos, G., Hume, DA. & Psifidi, A., 25 Nov 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 11, e0214346.

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dairy sheep
Dairies
Mastitis
genetic improvement
mastitis

Genetic dissection of complex behaviour traits in German Shepherd dogs

Friedrich, J., Strandberg, E., Arvelius, P., Sánchez-Molano, E., Pong-Wong, R., Hickey, J., Haskell, MJ. & Wiener, P., 14 Oct 2019, In : Heredity. 123, 6, p. 746-758 13 p.

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Dissection
Dogs
Behavioral Research
Genetic Structures
Genome-Wide Association Study
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Genetic evaluation of test day milk yields from smallholder dairy production systems in Kenya using genomic relationships: genetic evaluation in smallholder dairy cattle

Ojango, JMK., Mrode, RA., Rege, JEO., Mujibi, F. DN., Strucken, EM., Gibson, J., Okeyo, M. & Mwai, O., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 6, p. 5266-5278 13 p.

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Kenya
genetic relationships
dairy cattle
milk yield
milk production

Genetic parameters of colostrum traits in Holstein dairy cows

Soufleri, A., Banos, G., Panousis, N., Fletouris, D., Arsenos, G. & Valergakis, GE., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 12, p. 11225-11232 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

colostrum
Holstein
dairy cows
calving
total solids
1 Citation (Scopus)

Genome-wide association studies pathway-based meta-analysis for residual feed intake in beef cattle

Duarte, D. A. S., Newbold, C. J., Detmann, E., Silva, F. F., Freitas, P. H. F., Veroneze, R. & Duarte, M. S., Apr 2019, In : Animal Genetics. 50, 2, p. 150-153 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genome-Wide Association Study
Meta-Analysis
methylcrotonoyl-CoA carboxylase
Methylmalonyl-CoA Decarboxylase
Aldehyde Oxidase
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Genome-wide diversity and demographic dynamics of Cameroon goats and their divergence from east African, north African, and Asian conspecifics

Tarekegn, G., Wouobeng, P., Simo Jaures, K., Mrode, RA., Edea, Z., Liu, B., Zhang, W., Okeyo, M., Dessie, T., Tesfaye, K., Strandberg, E., Berglund, B., Mutai, C., Osama, S., Tassew Wolde, A., Birungi, J., Djikeng, A. & Meutchieye, F., 19 Apr 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 4, e0214843.

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Cameroon
Mitochondrial DNA
Goats
demographic statistics
Genes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Gross N transformation rates and related N2O emissions in Chinese and UK agricultural soils

Zhu, G., Song, X., Ju, X., Zhang, J., Muller, C., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Thorman, R., Bingham, IJ. & Rees, RM., 20 May 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 666, p. 176-186 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agricultural soil
soil
nitrification
rate
soil nitrogen

HbA1c determination from HemaSpot™ blood collection devices: comparison of home prepared dried blood spots with standard venous blood analysis

Hall, JM., Fowler, CF., Barrett, F., Humphry, RW., Van Drimmelen, M. & MacRury, SM., 16 Aug 2019, In : Diabetic Medicine.

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Appointments and Schedules
Equipment and Supplies
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
Clinical Studies
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Identification of rumen microbial genes involved in pathways linked to appetite, growth and feed conversion efficiency in cattle

Lima, J., Auffret, M., Stewart, R. D., Dewhurst, RJ., Duthie, C-A., Snelling, T. J., Walker, A. W., Freeman, T. C., Watson, M. & Roehe, R., 8 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 10, 701.

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Microbial Genes
Rumen
Appetite
Microbiota
Growth
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Identification of the rumination in cattle using support vector machines with motion-sensitive bolus sensors

Hamilton, A., Davison, C., Tachtatzis, C., Andonovic, I., Michie, C., Ferguson, HJ., Somerville, L. & Jonsson, N. N., 7 Mar 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 5, 1165.

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rumination
sensors (equipment)
collars
cattle
ear tags

Impact of polymorphisms at the PRNP locus on the performance of dairy goats reared under low-input pastoral farming systems

Vouraki, S., Gelasakis, A. I., Ekateriniadou, L. V., Banos, G. & Arsenios, G., 1 May 2019, In : Small Ruminant Research. 174, p. 77-82 6 p.

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dairy goats
udders
farming systems
genetic polymorphism
loci
1 Citation (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Improving grass silage production with Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF): agronomics, system design and economics

Hargreaves, PR., Peets, S., Chamen, WCT., White, DR., Misiewicz, PA. & Godwin, RJ., 15 Apr 2019, In : Precision Agriculture. 20, 2, p. 260-277 18 p.

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controlled traffic systems
grass silage
traffic
economics
silage
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Increased grain density of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is associated with an increase in grain nitrogen

Hoyle, AH., Brennan, M., Jackson, G. & Hoad, SP., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Cereal Science. 89, 102797.

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spring barley
Hordeum
Hordeum vulgare
Density (specific gravity)
Nitrogen

Infrared thermography of agonistic behaviour in pigs

Boileau, A., Farish, M., Turner, SP. & Camerlink, I., Oct 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 210, 112637.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Agonistic Behavior
Swine
Temperature
Hot Temperature
Controlled Environment

In sink-limited spring barley crops, light interception by green canopy does not need protection against foliar disease for the entire duration of grain filling

Bingham, IJ., Young, C., Bounds, P. & Paveley, N. D., 1 Jun 2019, In : Field Crops Research. 239, p. 124-134 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

foliar diseases
spring barley
filling period
canopy
duration
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating a newly developed BAC-based physical mapping resource for Lolium perenne with a genome-wide association study across a L. perenne European ecotype collection identifies genomic contexts associated with agriculturally important traits

Harper, J., De Vega, J., Swain, S., Heavens, D., Gasior, D., Thomas, A., Evans, C., Lovatt, A., Lister, S., Thorogood, D., Skot, L., Hegarty, M., Blackmore, T., Kudrna, D., Byrne, S., Asp, T., Powell, W., Fernandez-Fuentes, N. & Armstead, I., 8 May 2019, In : Annals of Botany. 123, 6, p. 977-992 16 p., mcy230.

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bacterial artificial chromosomes
physical chromosome mapping
ecotypes
Lolium
Lolium perenne
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food
China
trend
food consumption
food supply

Investigation of relationship between vitamin D status and reproductive fitness in Scottish hill sheep

Zhou, PZ., McEvoy, TG., Gill, A. C., Lambe, NR., Morgan-Davies, C., Hurst, E., Sargison, ND. & Mellanby, R. J., 4 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1162.

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vitamin D
Scottish Blackface
ewes
25-hydroxycholecalciferol
sheep
soil gas
greenhouse gases
greenhouse gas emissions
agricultural soils
Gas emissions
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Just the tonic! Legume biorefining for alcohol has the potential to reduce Europe’s protein deficit and mitigate climate change

Lienhardt, T., Black, K., Saget, S., Costa, M., Chadwick, D., Rees, RM., Williams, M., Spillane, C., Iannetta, P., Walker, G. & Styles, D., Sep 2019, In : Environment International. 130, 11 p., 104870.

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alcohol
wheat
footprint
climate change
protein

Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance

Foote, A. D., Martin, M. D., Louis, M., Pacheco, G., Robertson, K. M., Sinding, M-H. S., Amaral, A. R., Baird, R. W., Baker, C. S., Ballance, L., Barlow, J., Brownlow, A., Collins, T., Constantine, R., Dabin, W., Dalla Rosa, L., Davison, N. J., Durban, J. W., Esteban, R., Ferguson, S. H. & 15 others, Gerrodette, T., Guinet, C., Hanson, M. B., Hoggard, W., Matthews, C. J. D., Samarra, F. I. P., de Stephanis, R., Tavares, S. B., Tixier, P., Totterdell, J. A., Wade, P., Excoffier, L., Gilbert, M. T. P., Wolf, J. B. W. & Morin, P. A., Jul 2019, In : Molecular Ecology. 28, 14, p. 3427-3444 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Killer Whale
Orcinus orca
vicariance
whale
genome
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Knowledge sharing, problem solving and professional development in a Scottish Ecosystem Services Community of Practice

Metzger, M., Dick, J., Gardner, A., Bellamy, C., Blackstock, K., Brown, C., Chisholm, R., Cochrane, P., Drewitt, J., Gimona, A., Hester, A., Mathieson, S., Nijnik, M., McVittie, A., Petr, M., Smith, R. & Smith, M., 20 Jul 2019, In : Regional Environmental Change. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ecosystem service
learning
student
policy

Learning or evaluating? Towards a negotiation-of-meaning approach to learning in transition governance

Beers, PJ., Turner, JA., Rijswijk, K., Williams, T., Barnard, T. & Beechener, S., Aug 2019, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 145, p. 229-239

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

governance
innovation
learning
learning process
monitoring

Linking farmer and beekeeper preferences with ecological knowledge to improve crop pollination

Breeze, T. D., Boreux, V., Cole, L. J., Dicks, L., Klein, A-M., Pufal, G., Balzan, M., Bevk, D., Bortolotti, L., Petanidou, T., Mand, M., Pinto, M. A., Scheper, J., Stanisavljević, L., Stavrinides, M. C., Tscheulin, T., Varnava, A. & Kleijn, D., 29 Oct 2019, In : People and Nature.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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beekeepers
pollination
farmers
crops
pollinating insects
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Lysine supply is a critical factor in achieving sustainable global protein economy

Leinonen, I., Iannetta, PPM., Rees, RM., Russell, W., Watson, CA. & Barnes, AP., 24 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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lysine
proteins
agricultural land
land use
animal proteins
4 Downloads (Pure)

Mapping the H2 resistance effective against Globodera pallida pathotype Pa1 in tetraploid potato

Strachan, S. M., Armstrong, M. R., Kaur, A., Wright, K. M., Lim, T. Y., Baker, K., Jones, J., Bryan, G., Blok, V. & Hein, I., Apr 2019, In : TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik. 132, 4, p. 1283-1294 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Tetraploidy
Solanum tuberosum
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 5
Genes
Genome

Maternal versus artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long-term physiological implications

Belanche, A., Yáñez-Ruiz, D. R., Detheridge, A. P., Griffith, G. W., Kingston-Smith, A. H. & Newbold, C. J., Nov 2019, In : Environmental Microbiology. 21, 11, p. 4360-4377 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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artificial rearing
Microbiota
Rumen
milk
rearing

Measuring the degree of integration in the dairy products market in Malawi

Chalmers, N., Revoredo-Giha, C. & Jumbe, C., 20 Feb 2019, In : Social Sciences. 8, 2, 66.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Malawi
market
regime
equilibrium model
transaction costs

Measuring the economic effectiveness of place advertising in China

Whitfield, CW. & Wen, C., Dec 2019, In : Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. 15, 4, p. 257-273 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tourist expenditure
China
Economics
Communication
P value

Measuring the unmeasurable? A method to quantify adoption of Integrated Pest Management practices in temperate arable farming systems

Creissen, H. E., Jones, P. J., Tranter, R. B., Girling, R. D., Jess, S., Burnett, F. J., Gaffney, M., Thorne, F. S. & Kildea, S., Dec 2019, In : Pest Management Science. 75, 12, p. 3144-3152 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

integrated pest management
farming systems
methodology
farmers
pest management
14 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Microplastics in marine mammals stranded around the British coast: ubiquitous but transitory?

Nelms, SE., Barnett, J., Brownlow, A., Davison, NJ., Deaville, R., Galloway, TS., Lindeque, PK., Santillo, D. & Godley, BJ., 31 Jan 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1075.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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marine mammal
coast
animal
pollution
cause of death

Mineral status, metabolism and performance of dairy heifers receiving a combined trace element bolus and out-wintered on perennial ryegrass, kale or fodder beet

Atkins, N., Bleach, E., Mackenzie, S., Hargreaves, PR. & Sinclair, L., 11 Nov 2019, In : Livestock Science. 103865.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

forage beets
Lolium
kale
Beta vulgaris
dairy heifers
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling biological N fixation and grass-legume dynamics with process-based biogeochemical models of varying complexity

Fitton, N., Bindi, M., Brilli, L., Cichota, R., Dibari, C., Fuchs, K., Huguenin-Elie, O., Klumpp, K., Lieffering, M., Lüscher, A., Martin, R., McAuliffe, R., Merbold, L., Newton, P., Rees, RM., Smith, P., Topp, CFE. & Snow, V., May 2019, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 106, p. 58-66 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fixation
grass
modeling
grassland
fertilizer
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-host disease management: the why and the how to include wildlife

Portier, J., Ryser-Degiorgis, M-P., Hutchings, MR., Monchâtre-Leroy, E., Richomme, C., Larrat, S., van der Poel, W. HM., Dominguez, M., Linden, A., Tavares Santos, P., Warns-Petit, E., Chollet, J-Y., Cavalerie, L., Grandmontagne, C., Boadella, M., Bonbon, E. & Artois, M., 14 Aug 2019, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 15, 295.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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wildlife diseases
Disease Management
Disease Outbreaks
wildlife
disease control

Multi-step tail biting outbreak intervention protocols for pigs housed on slatted floors

Chou, JY., O'Driscoll, K., D'Eath, RB., Sandercock, DA. & Camerlink, I., 20 Aug 2019, In : Animals. 9, 8, 582.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Disease Outbreaks
Tail
tail
Swine
swine
4 Citations (Scopus)

Nature commodification: ‘a necessary evil’? An analysis of the views of environmental professionals on ecosystem services-based approaches

Martin-Ortega, J., Mesa-Jurado, M. A., Pineda-Vazquez, M. & Novo, P., Jun 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 37, 11 p., 100926.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Commodification
environmental assessment
ecosystem service
ecosystem services
Ecosystem
4 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Nematodes in a polar desert reveal the relative role of biotic interactions in the coexistence of soil animals

Caruso, T., Hogg, I. D., Nielsen, U. N., Bottos, E. M., Lee, C. K., Hopkins, DW., Cary, S. C., Barrett, J. E., Allan Green, T. G., Storey, B. C., Wall, D. H. & Adams, B. J., 2019, In : Communications biology. 2, 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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deserts
Nematoda
soil
animals
soil food webs