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The Annual Review 2015/2016 celebrates some of the research highlights and accomplishments of staff at Rothamsted Research.

In an introductory overview to the Annual Review, Director Achim Dobermann describes the progress made in 2015/2016, as well as setting out his vision for the future, including the four grand challenges on which we will focus our research over the next 5-10 years.

The Review highlights significant scientific achievements that demonstrate the impact of the Institute’s science towards the global challenges of food security and environmental sustainability.

Two major pieces of scientific infrastructure are covered in the Review: the Farm Platform at North Wyke and the Field Scanalyzer in Harpenden. The Review also describes developments on the Harpenden campus, with the opening of the new Conference Centre and Lawes Open Innovation Hub, as well as the arrival of its first occupants, Agrimetrics.

Over the past year, Rothamsted Research has formed and maintained numerous partnerships and research activities around the world, helping to accelerate research and transfer knowledge. These partnerships include work in China, Brazil, Kenya and Colombia.

Staff and researchers at Rothamsted also engaged in dialogue with the public, and the Review covers highlights including the ‘Soil is Life’ exhibition that promoted the International Year of Soils, and ‘The Real Beef about Meat’ display at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

As well as the printed version, there are links below to download the PDF version, to view the report on the web and to watch the associated video.

Annual Review 2014

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