Scotland's Rural College

  • EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

Research Output 1964 2020

2016
4 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Building sustainable smallholder cooperatives in emerging market economies: findings from a five-year project in Kenya

Meador, JE., O'Brien, DJ., Cook, ML., Grothe, G., Werner, L., Diang'a, D. & Savoie, RM., 11 Jul 2016, In : Sustainability. 8, 7, p. 656 - 671 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Kenya
Emerging market economies
Smallholders
Patronage
Relative weight

C and N models Intercomparison – benchmark and ensemble model estimates for grassland production

Sándor, R., Ehrhardt, F., Basso, B., Bellocchi, G., Bhatia, A., Brilli, L., Migliorati, M. D. A., Doltra, J., Dorich, C., Doro, L., Fitton, N., Giacomini, S. J., Grace, P., Grant, B., Harrison, M. T., Jones, S., Kirschbaum, M. U. F., Klumpp, K., Laville, P., Léonard, J. & 20 others, Liebig, M., Lieffering, M., Martin, R., McAuliffe, R., Meier, E., Merbold, L., Moore, A., Myrgiotis, V., Newton, P., Pattey, E., Recous, S., Rolinski, S., Sharp, J., Massad, R. S., Smith, P., Smith, W., Snow, V., Wu, L., Zhang, Q. & Soussana, J. F., Nov 2016, In : Advances in Animal Biosciences. 7, 3, p. 245-247 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Benchmarking
Diagnostic Errors
Orthopedics
Emergencies
Referral and Consultation
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Can non-beak treated hens be kept in commercial furnished cages? Exploring the effects of strain and extra environmental enrichment on behaviour, feather cover and mortality

Morrissey, KLH., Brocklehurst, S., Baker, L., Widowski, TM. & Sandilands, V., 25 Feb 2016, In : Animals. 6, 3, p. 1 - 17 17 p.

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environmental enrichment
feathers
hens
cages
beak
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
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food security
agricultural technology
technology policy
food production
food supply

Cereal varieties: summer 2016 update - winter wheat, winter barley and spring barley. SRUC Cereal Variety Update 2016

Hoad, SP., Jun 2016, 15 p. (SRUC Technical Pages)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges and priorities for modelling livestock health and pathogens in the context of climate change

Ozkan, S., Vitali, A., Lacetera, N., Amon, B., Bannink, A., Bartley, DJ., Blanco-Penedo, I., de Haas, Y., Dufrasne, I., Elliott, J., Eory, V., Fox, NJ., Garnsworthy, PC., Gengler, N., Hammami, H., Kyriazakis, I., Leclere, D., Lessire, F., MacLeod, M., Robinson, TP. & 14 others, Ruete, A., Sandars, DL., Shrestha, S., Stott, AW., Twardy, S., Vanrobays, M-L., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Weindl, I., Wheelhouse, N., Williams, AG., Williams, HW., Wilson, AJ., Ostergaard, S. & Kipling, RP., 29 Jul 2016, In : Environmental Research. 151, p. 130 - 144 15 p.

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livestock
pathogen
climate change
modeling
capacity building
7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Changes in feed intake during isolation stress in respiration chambers may impact methane emissions assessment

Llonch, P., Troy, SM., Duthie, C-A., Somarriba, M., Rooke, JA., Haskell, MJ., Roehe, R. & Turner, SP., 2016, In : Animal Production Science. 58, 6, p. 1011-1016

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Methane
methane
breathing
Respiration
feed intake

Changes in leaf microbiome linked to disease susceptibility

Gravouil, CEL., Vincent, M., Havis, ND., Hoebe, PN. & Hoad, SP., 2016, Proceedings Crop Production in Northern Britain 2016. p. 177-182

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

leaf spot
Ramularia
landraces
disease resistance
scald diseases
4 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation and pathogenicity of Fusarium taxa isolated from ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) roots

Pearson, K. A., Taylor, A. F. S., Fuchs, R. M. E. & Woodward, S., Apr 2016, In : Fungal Ecology. 20, p. 186-192 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Senecio jacobaea
pathogenicity
signs and symptoms (plants)
Fusarium
Fusarium acuminatum
7 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation of Ramularia collo-cygni laboratory mutants resistant to succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors

Piotrowska, MJ., Fountaine, JM., Ennos, RA., Kaczmarek, M. & Burnett, FJ., 16 Nov 2016, In : Pest Management Science. 73, p. 1187 - 1196 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

succinate dehydrogenase (quinone)
Ramularia
Cygnus
mutants
United Kingdom

Characterisation of short and long-term changes in mechanical nociceptive thresholds in pigs following tail injury

Di Giminiani, P., Sandercock, DA., Herskin, M., Malcolm, E., Leach, M. & Edwards, SA., 12 Jul 2016. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

resection
tail
swine
tail docking
application parameters
19 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Climatic controls on leaf litter decomposition across European forests and grasslands revealed by reciprocal litter transplantation experiments

Portillo-Estrada, M., Pihlatie, M., Korhonen, JFJ., Levula, J., Frumau, AKF., Ibrom, A., Lembrechts, JJ., Morillas, L., Horvath, L., Jones, SK. & Niinemets, U., 16 Mar 2016, In : Biogeosciences. 13, p. 1621 - 1633 13 p.

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transplantation
leaf litter
litter
grassland
decomposition
25 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Communicating soil carbon science to farmers: incorporating credibility, salience and legitimacy

Ingram, J., Mills, J., Dibari, C., Ferrise, R., Ghaley, BB., Hansen, JG., Iglesias, A., Karaczun, Z., McVittie, A., Merante, P., Molnar, A. & Sanchez, B., 4 Nov 2016, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 48, p. 115 - 148 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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soil carbon
stakeholder
productivity
carbon
agricultural practice
8 Citations (Scopus)

Community-led broadband in rural digital infrastructure development: implications for resilience

Ashmore, FH., Farrington, JH. & Skerratt, S., 1 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 54, p. 408 - 425 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infrastructure development
resilience
community
leadership
lack
8 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Comparative transcriptome analysis by RNAseq of necrotic enteritis Clostridium perfringens during in vivo colonization and in vitro conditions

Parreira, VR., Russell, K., Athanasiadou, S. & Prescott, JF., 12 Aug 2016, In : BMC Microbiology. 16, 186

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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necrotic enteritis
Clostridium perfringens
transcriptomics
chickens
transcriptome
15 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Comparison of novel mechanical cervical dislocation and a modified captive bolt for on-farm killing of poultry on behavioural reflex responses and anatomical pathology

Martin, JE., McKeegan, DEF., Sparrey, J. & Sandilands, V., 1 May 2016, In : Animal Welfare. 25, 2, p. 227 - 241 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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cervical dislocation
bolts
reflexes
poultry
farms
17 Citations (Scopus)

Complex contests and the influence of aggressiveness in pigs

Camerlink, I., Arnott, G., Farish, M. & Turner, SP., 28 Sep 2016, In : Animal Behaviour. 121, p. 71 - 78 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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aggression
swine
duration
Sus scrofa
walking
6 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Conservation agriculture practices reduce the global warming potential of rainfed low N input semi-arid agriculture

Tellez-Rio, A., Vallejo, A., Garcia-Marco, S., Martin-Lammerding, D., Tenorio, JL., Rees, RM. & Guardia, G., 29 Dec 2016, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 84, p. 95 - 104 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrous oxide
global warming
tillage
agriculture
zero tillage
7 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Consumers demand for products with animal welfare attributes: evidence from Homescan data for Scotland

Akaichi, F. & Revoredo-Giha, C., 4 Jul 2016, In : British Food Journal. 118, 7, p. 1682 - 1711 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Consumer demand
Pork
Animal welfare
Scotland
Animals
6 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Control of clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) in oilseed rape using varietal resistance and soil amendments

McGrann, GRD., Gladders, P., Smith, JA. & Burnett, FJ., Feb 2016, In : Field Crops Research. 186, p. 146 - 156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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varietal resistance
Plasmodiophora brassicae
soil amendments
Brassica napus
calcium cyanamide
4 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Control of light leaf spot and clubroot in brassica crops using defence elicitors

McGrann, GRD., Yoxall, T., Paterson, LJ., Taylor, JMG., Birmpilis, IG., Walters, DR. & Havis, ND., 26 Nov 2016, In : European Journal of Plant Pathology. 148, 2, p. 447 - 461 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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leaf spot
cole crops
disease control
Brassica napus
winter
12 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Corkscrew seals: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) infanticide and cannibalism may indicate the cause of spiral lacerations in seals

Brownlow, A., Onoufriou, J., Bishop, A., Davison, N. & Thompson, D., 2 Jun 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 6

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infanticide
cannibalism
predation
lesion
shark
21 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Current available strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in livestock systems: an animal welfare perspective

Llonch, P., Haskell, MJ., Dewhurst, RJ. & Turner, SP., 13 Jul 2016, In : Animal. 11, 2, p. 274 - 284 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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greenhouse gas emissions
animal welfare
livestock production
livestock
carbon footprint
4 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Cytocentrifuge preparation in veterinary cytology: a quick, simple, and affordable manual method to concentrate low cellularity fluids

Marcos, R., Santos, M., Correia-Gomes, C. & Caniatti, M., 9 Nov 2016, In : Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 45, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Cell Biology
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Hemodilution
Cell Count

Designing training in organic farming on a multinational basis

Guiné, R. P. F., Costa, D. V. T. A., Correia, P. M. R., Costa, C. A., Correia, H. E., Castro, M., Guerra, L. T., Seeds, C., Coll, C., Radics, L., Arslan, M., Soylu, S., Tothova, M., Toth, P. & Basile, S., 7 Mar 2016, In : International Journal of Information and Learning Technology. 33, 2, p. 99-114 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organic farming
training program
training opportunities
questionnaire
SPSS
6 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Determinants of spring barley yield in a high yield potential environment

Kennedy, SP., Bingham, IJ. & Spink, JH., 5 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Agricultural Science. 155, 1, p. 60 - 80 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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spring barley
shoots
ears
growth and development
stems
10 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Development and use of microsatellite markers to study diversity, reproduction and population genetic structure of the cereal pathogen Ramularia collo-cygni

Piotrowska, MJ., Ennos, RA., Fountaine, JM., Burnett, FJ., Kaczmarek, M. & Hoebe, PN., 2016, In : Fungal Genetics and Biology. 87, p. 64 - 71

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Ramularia
Cygnus
population genetics
microsatellite repeats
pathogens
8 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
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Delia radicum
broccoli
herbivores
greenhouses
larvae
6 Downloads (Pure)
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nutrient density
poultry production
growth performance
legs
digestibility
9 Citations (Scopus)

Difficulties arising from the variety of testing schemes used for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)

Duncan, AJ., Gunn, GJ. & Humphry, RW., 2016, In : Veterinary Record. 178, 12, p. 292-300

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea Viruses
Veterinarians
Hematologic Tests
Practice Guidelines
Calibration
7 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
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France
Scotland
Fair trade
The Netherlands
Carbon footprint
5 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Does the anticipatory behaviour of chickens communicate reward quality?

McGrath, N., Burman, O., Dwyer, CM. & Phillips, CJC., 31 Aug 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 184, p. 80 - 90 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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chickens
laying hens
hens
animal care
pecking
3 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Does the seal licensing system in Scotland have a negative impact on seal welfare?

Nunny, L., Langford, FM. & Simmonds, MP., 23 Aug 2016, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 3, 142

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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seals
Scotland
code of practice
fish farms
pups

Ecosystem service indicators for grasslands in relation to ecoclimatic regions and land-use systems

Plantureux, S., A, B., Elie-Huguenin, O., Hovstad, K., Isselstein, J., McCracken, DI., Therond, O. & Vackar, D., Sep 2016, p. 524 - 547. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

14 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of decomposing cadavers on soil nematode communities over a one-year period

Szelecz, I., Sorge, F., Seppey, CVW., Mulot, M., Steel, H., Neilson, R., Griffiths, BS., Amendt, J. & Mitchell, EAD., 30 Sep 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 103, p. 405 - 416 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil nematodes
swine
Nematoda
Rhabditidae
soil food webs
28 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)
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long term experiments
carbon sequestration
soil organic carbon
topsoil
cropping systems
10 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of rapeseed variety and oil extraction method on the content and ileal digestibility of crude protein and amino acids in rapeseed cake and softly processed rapeseed meal fed to broiler chickens

Kasprzak, MM., Houdijk, JGM., Kightley, S., Olukosi, OA., White, GA., Carre, P. & Wiseman, J., 6 Jan 2016, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 213, p. 90 - 98 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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rapeseed cake
rapeseed meal
rapeseed
crude protein
broiler chickens
8 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Emotions after victory or defeat assessed through Qualitative Behavioural Assessment, skin lesions and blood parameters in pigs

Camerlink, I., Peijnenburg, M., Wemelsfelder, F. & Turner, SP., 28 Jul 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 183, p. 28 - 34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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skin lesions
emotions
aggression
swine
blood
26 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Epigenetics and developmental programming of welfare and production traits in farm animals

Sinclair, KD., Rutherford, KMD., Wallace, JM., Brameld, JM., Stoger, R., Alberio, R., Sweetman, D., Gardner, DS., Perry, VEA., Adam, CL., Ashworth, CJ., Robinson, JE. & Dwyer, CM., 21 Jul 2016, In : Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 28, 10, p. 1443 - 1478 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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farmed animal species
epigenetics
risk factors
carcass composition
livestock production
7 Citations (Scopus)

Equine grass sickness, but not botulism, causes autonomic and enteric neurodegeneration and increases soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment receptor protein expression within neuronal perikarya

McGorum, BC., Scholes, S., Milne, EM., Eaton, SL., Wishart, TM., Poxton, IR., Moss, S., Wernery, U., Davey, T., Harris, JB. & Pirie, RS., 11 Jan 2016, In : Equine Veterinary Journal. 48, 6, p. 786 - 791 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Botulism
SNARE Proteins
Poaceae
Horses
Ganglia
12 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the effect of different wheats and xylanase supplementation on performance, nutrition and energy utilisation in broiler chicks

Gonzalez-Ortiz, G., Olukosi, OA. & Bedford, MR., 1 Jul 2016, In : Animal Nutrition. 2, 3, p. 3 - 7 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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xylanases
broiler chickens
nutrition
wheat
energy
10 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Evidence of the phenotypic expression of a lethal recessive allele under inbreeding in a wild population of conservation concern

Trask, AE., Bignal, EM., McCracken, DI., Monaghan, P., Piertney, SB. & Reid, JM., 21 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 85, 4, p. 879 - 891 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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lethal genes
inbreeding
alleles
blindness
viability
7 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM. & Lawrence, AB., 17 Aug 2016, In : Anthrozoös. 29, 3, p. 357 - 375 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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animal
welfare
welfare state
confidence
reciprocity
2 Citations (Scopus)

Exposure to viral and bacterial pathogens among Soay sheep (Ovis aries) of the St Kilda archipelago

Graham, AL., Nussey, DH., Lloyd-Smith, JO., Longbottom, D., Maley, M., Pemberton, JM., Pilkington, JG., Prager, KC., Smith, L., Watt, KA., Wilson, K., McNeilly, TN. & Brulisauer, F., 1 Feb 2016, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 144, p. 1879 - 1888 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Soay
sheep
pathogens
Ovine herpesvirus 2
Orf virus
6 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Factors influencing crop rotation strategies on organic farms with different time periods since conversion to organic production

Chongtham, IR., Bergkvist, G., Watson, CA., Sandstrom, E., Bengtsson, J. & Oborn, I., 19 Apr 2016, In : Biological Agriculture and Horticulture. 33, 1, p. 14 - 27 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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organic production
farmers
farms
weed control
crops
10 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Farmer attitudes and livestock disease: exploring citizenship behaviour and peer monitoring across two BVD control schemes in the UK

Heffernan, C., Azbel-Jackson, L., Brownlie, J. & Gunn, GJ., 29 Mar 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 3, p. 9 - 0 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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citizenship
farmer
monitoring
Disease
animal
1 Citation (Scopus)

Farmers and their groves: Will cost inefficiency lead to land use change?

Klepacka, AM., Florkowski, WJ. & Revoredo-Giha, C., 5 Dec 2016, In : Land Use Policy. 61, p. 329 - 338 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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land use change
farm
cost
reforestation
production cost
8 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Farmers' perception of aggression between growing pigs

Camerlink, I. & Turner, SP., 19 Nov 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 192, p. 42 - 47 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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aggression
farmers
swine
piglets
animal welfare

Farm Level Modelling: Techniques, Applications and Policy

Shrestha, S., Vosough Ahmadi, B., MacLeod, M., Barnes, AP., Shrestha, S. (ed.), Vosough Ahmadi, B. (ed.) & Barnes, AP. (ed.), 2016, CABI Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook