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



        • 2014
          Milne, A. E.,Marchant, B. P.,Whitmore, A. P.,Muhammed, S. E.

          Exploiting yield maps and soil management zones

          Landmark 19 : pp.3-4

        • 2011
          Powlson, D. S.,Brookes, P. C.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Hopkins, D. W.

          Soil organic matters

          European Journal of Soil Science 62 : pp.1-4
          doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01338.x

        • 1987
          Sylvester-Bradley, R.,Addiscott, T. M.,Vaidyanathan, L. V.,Murray, A. W. A.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Nitrogen advice for cereals : present realities and future possibilities.

          Proceedings of the Fertiliser Society 263 : pp.1-36

        • 1986
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Looking to the future

          Fertiliser Review : pp.13-16

        • 1986
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Putting nitrogen predictions on the screen. The soil and crop nitrogen viewdata service from Rothamsted and ADAS.

          Soil and Water 14 : pp.17-19

        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