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

        • 1992
          Whitmore, A. P.,Bradbury, N. J.,Johnson, P. A.

          Potential contribution of ploughed grassland to nitrate leaching

          Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 39 : pp.221-233

        • 1991
          Whitmore, A. P.

          A method for assessing the goodness of computer simulation of soil processes

          Journal of Soil Science 42 : pp.289-299

        • 1991
          Addiscott, T. M.,Bailey, N. J.,Bland, G. J.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Simulation of nitrogen in soil and winter wheat crops: a management model that makes best use of limited information

          Fertilizer Research 27 : pp.305-312

        • 1991
          Addiscott, T. M.,Bailey, N. J.,Bland, G. J.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Simulation of nitrogen in soil and winter wheat crops: a management model that makes the best use of limited information

          Fertilizer Research 27 : pp.305-312

        • 1991
          Whitmore, A. P.,Coleman, K.,Bradbury, N. J.,Addiscott, T. M.

          Simulation of nitrogen in soil and winter wheat crops: modelling nitrogen turnover through organic matter

          Fertilizer Research 27 : pp.283-291

        • 1991
          Whitmore, A. P.,Coleman, K.,Bradbury, N. J.,Addiscott, T. M.

          Simulation of nitrogen in soil and winter wheat crops:modelling nitrogen turnover through organic matter

          Fertilizer Research 27 : pp.283-291

        • 1991
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Simulation of solute leaching in soils of differing permeabilities

          Soil Use and Management 7 : pp.94-102

        • 1991
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Simulation of solute leaching in soils of differing permeabilities

          Soil Use and Management 7 : pp.94-102

        • 1991
          Whitmore, A. P.,Bland, G. J.,Addiscott, T. M.

          The Rothamsted soil and crop nitrogen service on Viewdata 1985-1989

          Soil Use and Management 7 : pp.14-21

        • 1988
          Whitmore, A. P.

          A function for describing nitrogen uptake and dry matter production by winter barley crops.

          Plant and Soil 111 : pp.53-58

        • 1987
          Whitmore, A. P.,Addiscott, T. M.

          A function for describing nitrogen uptake, dry matter production and rooting by wheat crops.

          Plant and Soil 101 : pp.51-60

        • 1987
          Whitmore, A. P.,Addiscott, T. M.

          Applications of computer modelling to predict mineral nitrogen in soil and nitrogen in crops.

          Soil Use and Management 3 : pp.38-43

        • 1987
          Addiscott, T. M.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Computer simulation of changes in soil mineral nitrogen and crop nitrogen during autumn, winter and spring.

          The Journal of Agricultural Science 109 : pp.141-157

        • 1987
          Whitmore, A. P.,Milford, G. F. J.,Armstrong, M. J.

          Evaluation of a nitrogen leaching/mineralization model for sugar beet.

          Plant and Soil 101 : pp.61-65

        • 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

        • 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.,Heys, P. J.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Application of simple leaching models in heterogeneous soils.

          Geoderma 38 : pp.185-194

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

          Computer simulation of winter leaching losses of nitrate from soils cropped with winter wheat.

          Soil Use and Management 2 : pp.26-30

        • 1983
          Whitmore, A. P.,Addiscott, T. M.,Webster, R.,Thomas, V. H.

          Spatial variation of soil-nitrogen and related factors

          Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 34(3) : pp.268-269

        Pages

        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