New Books – November 2020 to February 2021

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Due to the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the Library has added a range of new electronic books (e-books) to the Library collection.  As we recognise that AFBI staff may not be working on-site currently, our new e-book purchases will ensure that AFBI Library users can access our most-recently added books from home, on-site, or wherever an internet connection is available.

E-books that have recently been purchased by the Library are included in the list below.  You can access them by clicking on the title, choosing the ‘AFBI Online Resource’ link, then entering your AFBI Library username and password.  You will then be taken to the publisher platform in which the e-book is hosted.

For print books, there continues to be a temporary arrangement in place for borrowing print books, due to COVID-19.  If you wish to borrow any print books, please click here for further information, or contact us at

Don’t forget you can suggest books for purchase, please contact the library at with the details.


Asking Questions in Biology: a guide to hypothesis testing, experimental design and presentation in practical work and research projects / Barnard, C. et al, 5th ed, 2017

Planning and Executing Credible Experiments: a guidebook for engineering, science, industrial processes, agriculture, and business / Moffat, R.J. and Henk, R.W., 2021

Writing Effective Ecological Reports: a guide to principles and practice / Dean, M., 2021

Managing Data Using Excel: organizing, summarizing and visualizing scientific data / Gardener, M., 2015

Data Management for Researchers: organize, maintain and share your data for research success / Briney, K., 2015


Phosphorus: past and future / Elser, J. and Haygarth, P., 2021

Genetic improvement of farmed animals / Simm, G. et al,  2021

Biotechnologies applied to animal reproduction / Gardon, J.C. and Satue, K., 2021

Stress and Animal Welfare: key issues in the biology of humans and other animals / Broom, D.M. and Johnson, K.G., 2nd ed, 2019

Climate Smart Agriculture: concepts, challenges, and opportunities / Bhattacharyya, P. et al, 2020

Emerging Technologies in Agriculture, Livestock, and Climate / Yahya, A., 2020

Modern Land Drainage: planning, design and management of agricultural drainage systems / Lambert, S., 2nd ed, 2020

Improved grassland management / Frame, J. and Laidlaw, A.S., New ed., 2013

Grasses and grassland ecology / Gibson, D.J., 2009


Agriculture and Food Economics

Modeling farm decisions for policy analysis / Baum, K.H. and Schertz, L.P., 2018

Nature in the Balance / Helm, D. and Hepburn, C., 2014

The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics / Cramer, G.L. et al, 2019

Phosphorus: agriculture and the environment / Sims, J.T. and Sharpley, A.N., 2005



Surviving Global Change?  Agricultural interest groups in comparative perspective / Halpin, D., 2005

Agricultural Water Management: theories and practices / Srivastava, P.K. et al, 2021

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: applications in agriculture and environment / Avtar, R. and Watanabe, T., 2020

Britain’s Habitats: a field guide to the wildlife habitats of Great Britain and Ireland / Lake, S. et al, 2nd ed, 2020

Plastic waste and recycling: environmental impact, societal issues, prevention, and solutions / Letcher, T.M., 2020

Conservation Physiology: applications for wildlife conservation and management / Madliger, C.L. et al, 2021

Soil Microbiology / Tate, R.L., 3rd ed, 2021

Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries: a journey of converting waste to wealth / Kushwaha, S., 2020


Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems

Using R for Modelling and Quantitative Methods in Fisheries / Haddon, M., 2021

The Biology and Management of Lobsters. Vol.1, physiology and behavior / Cobb, S.C. and Phillips, B.F., 1980

Lobsters: biology, management, aquaculture and fisheries / Phillips, B.F., 2nd Ed, 2013

Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: biological-physical interactions in the oceans / Mann, K., 3rd ed, 2009

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment / Shumway, S., 2011


Food Science

Food Waste Recovery: processing technologies, industrial techniques, and applications / Galanakis, G., 2nd ed, 2020

Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution: a volume in the consumer science and strategic marketing series / Byrom, J. and Medway, D., 2018

Sensory Panel Management: a practical handbook for recruitment, training and performance / Rogers, L., 2017

Applied Human Nutrition for Food Scientists and Home Economists / Diaz, S.D.G., 2020

Hyperspectral imaging for food quality analysis and control / Sun, D.-W., 2010

Lawrie’s Meat science / Toldrá, F., 8th ed., 2017


Grassland and Plant Sciences

Agroforestry for Degraded Landscapes: recent advances and emerging challenges – Vol.1 / Dagar, J.C. et al, 2020

Agroforestry for Degraded Landscapes: recent advances and emerging challenges – Vol. 2 / Dagar, J.C. et al, 2020

Atlas of the Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / Crawley, D. et al, 2020

New flora of the British Isles / Stace, C., 3rd ed., 2010

Colour identification guide to caterpillars of the British Isles (Macrolepidoptera) / Porter, J., Rep. ed., 2010

Great Adaptations: star-nosed moles, electric eels, and other tales of evolution’s mysteries solved / Catania, K., 2020

Grasses and grassland ecology / Gibson, D.J., 2009



Discovering structural equation modeling using Stata / Acock, A.C., rev. ed., 2013

Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology / Ennos, R. and Johnson, M.L., 4th ed, 2018

Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R / Zuur, A.F. et al, 2009

Generalized linear models / McCullagh, P. and Nelder, J.A., 2nd ed., 1989

Practical statistics for the analytical scientist: a bench guide / Ellison, S.L.R. et al., 2nd ed., 2009

Statistical methods in agriculture and experimental biology / Mead, R. et al., 3rd ed., 2003

Applications of Hypothesis Testing for Environmental Science / Alkarkhi, A.F.M., 2020

The essential guide to effect sizes : statistical power, meta-analysis, and the interpretation of research results / Ellis, P.D., 2010


Veterinary Science

Integrated Risk of Pandemic: Covid-19 impacts, resilience and recommendations / Goyal, M.K. et al, 2020

Veterinary Entomology / Marques, P., 2021