IBERS hosts Miscanthus information day for farmers

08 September 2017

In response to growing interest in Miscanthus, researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) will host a field visit and information day for farmers on Thursday 28 September 2017.

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

05 September 2017

A collaborative project by Aberystwyth University, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Terravesta is exploring the potential to use Miscanthus as a building material as a way of helping decarbonise the construction industry.

Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Visit

29 August 2017

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs today met Prof Paul Shaw to discuss the research conducted in IBERS on the application of state of the art genetic methods to sustainable management of fisheries.

Three degrees are top in UK for student satisfaction

09 August 2017

Three undergraduate degree subjects taught at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Studies (IBERS) are ranked top in the UK for overall satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).


Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Zoology are all ranked number one across the UK for overall student satisfaction in the annual influential poll of final-year undergraduates published 9 August 2017.

Advances in red clover breeding gives farmers vital homegrown alternative to bought-in protein

25 July 2017

Improvements in the disease resistance and persistency of red clover are significant factors in the increased use of this high value protein crop across UK livestock businesses, according to Professor Athole Marshall, Head of Plant Breeding at IBERS Aberystwyth University.

Welsh grass breeders deliver leading varieties with significant global impact

25 July 2017

Grass breeders from Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have again produced leading varieties in the latest official recommended lists with two new high sugar ryegrasses.

New £4.2m EU-backed veterinary facility at Aberystwyth

24 July 2017

Plans for a £4.2m state-of-the-art veterinary hub at Aberystwyth University to drive forward research to protect both animal and human health have been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

New equine worm monitoring practices for the 21st century

24 July 2017

Scientists at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences have validated the development of a new remote-location parasite assessment tool to test horses for worm infections.