SCIENCE

Prof. TOM MISSELBROOK

Biogeochemist

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Tom leads research on soil and atmosphere interactions at Rothamsted Research, studying ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sources; quantification, process understanding, modelling and the development and assessment of abatement strategies. More generally, he is interested in nitrogen cycling through agricultural systems and, in particular, the sustainable use of livestock manures. He currently leads on the compilation and improvement of the national-scale ammonia and greenhouse gas emission inventories for UK agriculture. He also leads the Newton-funded UK-China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy (CINAg). He participates in UNECE Task Force for Reactive Nitrogen and Expert Panel on Mitigating Agricultural Nitrogen.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
tom.misselbrook@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1837 512 241

      ADDRESS:

      North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SB

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

        Strategic programme

        • Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)

        Science project

        • UK-China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy CINAG (NEWTON FUND)
        • Diverse forage mixtures to optimise ruminant animal production, nutrient use efficiency, environmental impact, biodiversity and resilience
        • Delivering the agricultural greenhouse gas and ammonia inventories and projections
        • Measurement and abatement of ammonia emissions from agriculture

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2005 - PhD, Plymouth University, UK
        • 1987 - BSc Agriculture (Hons), University of Reading, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • Present - Member of BBSRC Pool of Experts
        • 2016 - Member of EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Livestock Emissions
        • 2015-2017 - Member of Scientific Advisory Board for EU Optibarn project
        • 2015-2016 - Member of Scientific Advisory Board for the UNEP Climate and Clean Air Coalition project Livestock Manure Management
        • 2015 - Invited external reviewer/panel member for: Review on the scientific underpinning of calculation of ammonia emission and deposition in the Netherlands as instigated by the Dutch Minister of Agriculture
        • Present - Joint coordinator of FAO network on Recycling of Agricultural Municipal and Industrial Residues to Agriculture (RAMIRAN, www.ramiran.uvlf.sk)