Over the last few years Alex has become increasingly interested in the role of land management in affecting the health of our entire ecosystem. Alex’s particular interest and expertise lies in understanding the differences between the diseases and infections we see in truly wild animal populations, and those we see in our domesticated and captive species, and especially the complex relationships between disease, land management and human interventions.
Alex is exploring the opportunity for reducing the need for medical intervention and nutritional supplementation in livestock that are managed in ways that mimic wild animal populations, and is investigating valid ways of measuring outcomes of this approach.
Alex is also interested in how many of these principles of livestock and land management could be applied to ourselves to improve our own human health and life experience. Ultimately we too are an animal species that has been taken out of its natural environment and it is little wonder that we struggle to evolve and adapt quickly enough to thrive.