Climate change could wreck traditional sheep farming in Wales

06 May 2020

Writing in The Conversation, Muhammad Naveed Arshad and Mariecia Fraser from IBERS discuss the problems facing sheep farmers owing to extreme summer weather, and the fact that a continuation of the exceptional heat and drought of recent summers will make it unlikely that Wales can continue to support its 10 million sheep:

Research to fast-track Covid-19 test for low income countries

27 April 2020

Researchers from Aberystwyth University are working on a technique to improve testing for the Coronavirus in low income countries.

Britain's endangered native ponies could help habitats recover – and Brexit offers an opportunity

15 April 2020

Dr Mariecia Fraser (Reader in Upland Agroecology and Lead Scientist at the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre) writes in The Conversation, about the wild ponies that have inhabited Britain for over 4,000 years but are in danger of dying out:

Aberystwyth students win NIAB Agronomy Cup for the third time

05 March 2020

One of the UK’s leading competitions for agriculture and crop science students has been won for the third year running by Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University launches new School of Veterinary Science

28 February 2020

Wales’s first School of Veterinary Science has been launched on Friday 28 February 2020.


The new Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science at Aberystwyth University will welcome its first students in September 2021.