Soils and Agricultural Systems Modeller

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences


Andy is a modeller with more than 35 years' experience in multi-disciplinary research into the carbon and nitrogen cycles and soil physical processes. He leads work on sustainable systems and is responsible for competitively-won projects worth over £1M per year, with funding from BBSRC, NERC, AHDB, FACCE-JPI and Defra. In 2017, he won an RC-funded network grant to foster cooperative working in sustainable agriculture ( and is investigating how both farmers and nations might cooperate better to deliver the second (“No Hunger”) of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ( He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature, is a visiting professor at Cranfield University, a member of the NERC peer-review college and associate editor for SUM.




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      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ



        • 2016
          Storkey, J.,Macdonald, A. J.,Bell, J. R.,Clark, I. M.,Gregory, A. S.,Hawkins, N. J.,Hirsch, P. R.,Todman, L. C.,Whitmore, A. P.

          The unique contribution of Rothamsted to ecological research at large temporal scales

          In: Advances in Ecological Research 55 : Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives
          Edited by: Dumbrell, A. J.,Kordas, R. L.,Woodward, G.
          Academic Press, Oxford,Elsevier 55 : 3-42
          doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.08.002 ISBN: 9780081009352
        • 2010
          Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Soil carbon sequestration for mitigating climate change: distinguishing the genuine from the imaginary

          In Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems
          Edited by: Hillel, D.,Rosenzweig, C.
          Imperial College Press, London : 393-402
        • 1988
          Whitmore, A. P.,Parry, L. C.

          Computer simulation of the behaviour of nitrogen in soil and crop in the Broadbalk continuous wheat experiment.

          In: Nitrogen efficiency in agricultural soils . Eds D.S. Jenkinson & K.A. Smith. London : Elsevier
          : 418-432

        Strategic programme

        • Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems (ASSIST)
        • Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)

        Science project

        • Biosolids, Yield,Organic amendments in SOil. research to mitigate Leaching and Denitrification: BYOSOLID
        • A Bayesian Belief network to operationalize the concepts of Soil Quality and Health
        • Management of Rotations, Soil Structure and Water


        • 1981 - PhD in Chemistry, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK
        • 1977 - BSc in Chemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


        • Member NERC peer review college
        • Associate Editor Soil Use & Management
        • Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
        • Editorial Board Heliyon