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A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA (2021)
Journal Article
Latham, J., Spode, S., Ayling, S., Thomas, R., Lindenbaum, K., & Bellamy, A. S. (2021). A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA. Ecology and Society, 26(4), https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12865-260431

Ecosystem resilience is increasingly considered within political responses to environmental problems, and is a key element of recent environmental legislation in Wales. The actual mechanisms of ecosystem resilience are complex, making it difficult, f... Read More about A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA.

Impact of Reduced Rainfall on Above Ground Dry Matter Production of Semi-natural Grassland in South Gloucestershire, UK: A Rainfall Manipulation Study (2021)
Journal Article
Ayling, S. M., Thompson, J., Gray, A., & McEwen, L. J. (2021). Impact of Reduced Rainfall on Above Ground Dry Matter Production of Semi-natural Grassland in South Gloucestershire, UK: A Rainfall Manipulation Study. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.686668

In the United Kingdom, agricultural grasslands cover 40% of the land area, make up 89% of the total agricultural area and are an important land use for ecosystem services and food security. Climate change predictions suggest that the United Kingdom w... Read More about Impact of Reduced Rainfall on Above Ground Dry Matter Production of Semi-natural Grassland in South Gloucestershire, UK: A Rainfall Manipulation Study.

Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation (2020)
Journal Article
Ayling, S., George, B., & Rogers, J. (2021). Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation. Botany, 99(4), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2020-0162

The UK climate is projected to become warmer, with more frequent hotter, drier summers. Many governments and international organisations are concerned about how climate change will affect food production and security. Mycorrhizal fungi are an essenti... Read More about Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation.

Allotments in the future (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Phillips, N., Ayling, S., & Bunney, S. (2020). Allotments in the future

Allotment gardening has a long history in the UK and has gone in and out of popularity over the last 250 years. Allotments were initially created in response to social unrest among rural labourers who had been left with nowhere to grow food for their... Read More about Allotments in the future.

Innate immune response of the pig laryngeal mucosa to endotracheal intubation (2015)
Journal Article
Hughes, O. R., Ayling, S. M., & Birchall, M. A. (2016). Innate immune response of the pig laryngeal mucosa to endotracheal intubation. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 154(1), 138-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599815617125

Objective The aim of this study was to measure the effects of endotracheal intubation on innate immune response within the pig laryngeal mucosa. Study Design Prospective controlled basic science study. Setting The animal experiments and analyses were... Read More about Innate immune response of the pig laryngeal mucosa to endotracheal intubation.

Laryngeal transplantation in minipigs: Vascular, myologic and functional outcomes (2010)
Journal Article
Birchall, M. A., Kingham, P. J., Murison, P. J., Ayling, S. M., Burt, R., Mitchard, L., …MacChiarini, P. (2011). Laryngeal transplantation in minipigs: Vascular, myologic and functional outcomes. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 268(3), 405-414. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-010-1355-3

There is no effective way of replacing all the functions of the larynx in those requiring laryngectomy. Regenerative medicine offers promise, but cannot presently deliver implants with functioning neuromuscular units. A single well-documented larynge... Read More about Laryngeal transplantation in minipigs: Vascular, myologic and functional outcomes.