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

        • 2014
          Harris, P.,Griffith, B. A.,Shepherd, A.,Peukert, S.,Hawkins, J. M. B.,Elyes, C.,Whitmore, A. P.,Blackwell, M. S. A.,Brazier, R. E.,Cardenas, L. M.,Wu, L.,Dungait, J. A. J.,Collins, A. L.,Gurr, S. J.,Murray, P. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Orr, R. J.

          The North Wyke Farm Platform, a national capability for research into sustainability of temperate agricultural grassland management: data and modelling opportunities

          In Abstracts Tereno International Conference: from Observation to Prediction in Terrestrial Systems, Bonn, 29 September-2 October 2014 : P2-07

        • 2014
          Bell, M.,Winning, M.,Cloy, J.,Rees, B.,Cardenas, L. M.,Donovan, N.,Scott, T.,Webster, C. P.,Whitmore, A. P.,Williams, J.,Balshaw, H.,Paine, F.,Chadwick, D. R.

          Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: quantification and mitigation

          In Abstracts 18th Nitrogen Workshop, Lisbon, 30 June- 3 July 2014 : 375-376

          Edited by: Cordovil, C. M. d. S.

        • 2013
          Sweeney, P.,Travis, K.,Whalley, W. R.,Whitmore, A. P.,Dailey, A. G.,Wu, L.,Van Beinum, W.,Brown, C.

          Modelling the path to better soil applied pesticides

          In Abstracts Conference on Pesticide Behaviour in Soils, Water and Air, York, 2-4 September 2013

        • 2013
          Wu, L.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Using SPACSYS to analyse the interaction between plant and environment in a systems approach

          In Abstracts Workshop on Exploring New Ideas for Trade and Agriculture Model Integration for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security, Haifa, 3-5 March 2013

        • 2012
          Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold?

          In Abstracts BSSS Annual Meeting: Soil Science and Food Security, Loughborough, 4-5 September 2012

        • 2012
          Gregory, A. S.,Dungait, J. A. J.,Dixon, E. R.,Bol, R.,Whitmore, A. P.

          The effect of agricultural land use on the nature and dynamics of subsoil

          In Abstracts 4th International Congress Eurosoil, Bari, 2-6 July 2012 : 387

        • 2009
          Macdonald, A. J.,Knight, S. M.,Glendining, M. J.,Whitmore, A. P.,Dailey, A. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sinclair, A. H.,Rees, R. M.

          Efficiency of soil N use by arable crops

          In Abstracts 16th Nitrogen Workshop, Turin, 28 June-1 July 2009 : 233-234

        • 2008
          Knight, S. M.,Macdonald, A. J.,Glendining, M. J.,Whitmore, A. P.,Dailey, A. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sinclair, A. H.,Rees, R. M.

          Factors affecting the recovery of available soil nitrogen by cereal and oilseed rape crops

          In Abstracts AAB Conference on Resource Capture by Crops: Integrated Resources, Nottingham, 10-12 September 2008

        • 2003
          Powlson, D. S.,Falloon, P.,Coleman, K.,Cox, P.,Gaunt, J. L.,Shield, I. F.,Riche, A. B.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Climate change and soil functions: consequences of inaction and possible mitigations through land management

          In Abstracts ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Changing Sciences for a Changing World: Building a Broader Vision, Denver, 2-6 November 2003

        • 2003
          Powlson, D. S.,Falloon, P.,Coleman, K.,Cox, P.,Gaunt, J. L.,Shield, I. F.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Climate change and soil functions: consequences of inaction and possible mitigations through land management

          In Abstracts ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Changing Sciences for a Changing World: Building a Broader Vision, Denver, 2-6 November 2003

        • 1991
          Bradbury, N. J.,Whitmore, A. P.,Jenkinson, D. S.

          A model for calculating the nitrogen requirement of cereals

          In Proceedings, 1st Congress of the European Society of Agronomy, Paris, 5-7 December, 1990 : Session 2 O 03

        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