Prof. ANDREW WHITMORE
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 (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.
Potential for soil carbon sequestration, but with a full greenhouse gas budget
Computer simulation of nitrogen dynamics in soil.
A simple function for describing the growth and nitrogen uptake of winter cereals.
Nitrogen models and soil heterogeneity.
- Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems (ASSIST)
- Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)
- 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
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- Member NERC peer review college
- Associate Editor Soil Use & Management
- Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
- Editorial Board Heliyon