SCIENCE

Prof. ANDREW WHITMORE

Soils and Agricultural Systems Modeller

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

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 (www.sirn.org.uk) 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) (http://faccesurplus.org/research-projects/tsara/). 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.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
andy.whitmore@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 502

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        PUBLICATIONS

        • 2015
          Wu, L.,Whitmore, A. P.,Bellocchi, G.

          Modelling the impact of environmental changes on grassland systems with SPACSYS

          In: Proceedings of the MACSUR International Livestock Modelling and Research Colloquium  : 37-39
          doi: 10.1017/S2040470014000508

        • 2009
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Potential for soil carbon sequestration, but with a full greenhouse gas budget

          In Nutrient Management in a Rapidly Changing World: Proceedings 22nd Annual Workshop of the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Massey University, Palmerston North, 11-12 February 2009. : 7-15

          Edited by: Currie, L. D.,Lindsay, C. L.

        • 1989
          Whitmore, A. P.

          Computer simulation of nitrogen dynamics in soil.

          In AFRC Meeting on Plant and Soil Nitrogen Metabolism, Lancaster, 1989, 24.

        • 1988
          Whitmore, A. P.,Addiscott, T. M.

          A simple function for describing the growth and nitrogen uptake of winter cereals.

          In: Assessment of nitrogen fertilizer requirement. Proceedings 3rd Meeting NW European Study Group for the Assessment of Nitrogen Fertilizer Requirement, Tune, Denmark, 1988. Ed. N. E. Nielsen. : 137-145

        • 1988
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Nitrogen models and soil heterogeneity.

          In: Assessment of nitrogen fertilizer requirement. Proceedings 3rd Meeting NW European Study Group for the Assessment of Nitrogen Fertilizer Requirement, Tune, Denmark, 1988. Ed. N. E. Nielsen. : 88-95

        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

        QUALIFICATIONS

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

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

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