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
          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

        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