Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.
In this science blog we look at what bovine tuberculosis is (bTB) and why we need to eradicate it.
Today, 12 July, marks the start of Bees’ Needs Week. This year, Avril Earl talks about how she became a Seasonal Bee Inspector and why she loves her job.
The 6th of July marks World Zoonoses Day - an opportunity to raise awareness of those diseases that affect both humans and animals. The origin of diseases has been on everyone’s mind over the past 18 months, particularly those that cause epidemics. Here Dr. Nick Johnson of the newly formed Vector-Borne Diseases group within APHA’s Virology Department discusses what a zoonosis is and what APHAs role is in responding to them.
In this blog Graham Smith, Lead Scientist for Wildlife, describes how APHA has been involved in developing new technology to help experts and the general public monitor mammal populations across Europe, and how you could get involved to build the database of wildlife records.
On the 22 June Defra published the refreshed Defra Group Research and Innovation Interests document with input from APHA and other Defra Group Public Sector Research Establishments. Learn more about this key document and APHA’s involvement.
It has been another busy year for the APHA Science blog. 130+ blogs later and we now find ourselves celebrating five years of posting blogs that highlight the breadth of our science and showcase the depth of our scientific expertise.
Organisations across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are working together on a week of action to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Learn more about why this topic is so important and what you can do to help.
Our refreshed five-year science strategy is available to view on our APHA GOV.UK pages. Read on for a summary of the strategy and links to the published document.
In this three minute read, learn about the prevalence, threat and control of tick-borne diseases in the United Kingdom.
As coronavirus events unfolded in 2020, it became clear that it would be important to consider whether infection might also spread from people to wildlife. What would this mean for future control of the virus? Find out more in this interesting three-minute read.