Scotland's Rural College

  • EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

Research Output 1985 2020

2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

Use of Raman microspectroscopy to predict malting barley husk adhesion quality

Brennan, M., McDonald, A. & Topp, CFE., 19 Jun 2019, In : Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 139, p. 587-590 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

malting barley
hulls
adhesion
Raman spectroscopy
fruits
178 Downloads (Pure)

Using 3D imaging and machine learning to predict liveweight and carcass characteristics of live finishing beef cattle

Miller, G. A., Hyslop, JJ., Barclay, D., Edwards, A., Thompson, W. & Duthie, C-A., 1 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3, 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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artificial intelligence
carcass characteristics
beef cattle
finishing
image analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Using a typology to understand farmers' intentions towards following a nutrient management plan

Daxini, AD., Ryan, M., O'Donoghue, C., Barnes, AP. & Buckley, C., Jul 2019, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 146, p. 280-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient management
farmers
Ireland
income
agricultural policy
1 Downloads (Pure)

Using citizen science to improve the knowledge of tick distribution in Scotland

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gunn, GJ., Gilbert, L., Macrae, A., Duncan, A., Reeves, A. & Auty, HK., 3 Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Scotland
Ticks
citizen
science
website

Using experimental data to evaluate the effectiveness of tail biting outbreak intervention protocol

Chou, J-Y., O'Driscoll, K., D'Eath, R. B., Sandercock, DA. & Camerlink, I., 15 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press). 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

2 Downloads (Pure)

Using imperfect data in predictive mapping of vectors: a regional example of Ixodes ricinus distribution

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gilbert, L., Wint, G. R. W., Gunn, GJ., Macrae, A., Medlock, J. M. & Auty, HK., 14 Nov 2019, In : Parasites and Vectors. 12, 13 p., 536.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ixodes
Uncertainty
Ticks
Decision Making
Deer

Using Qualitative Behaviour Assessment to investigate human-animal relationships in zoo-housed giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Patel, F., Wemelsfelder, F. & Ward, S., 21 Jun 2019, In : Animals. 9, 6, 381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Giraffa camelopardalis
human-animal relations
zoos
Surgical Instruments
animals

Variation in individual feed intake profiles recorded in group-housed lambs

Wishart, HM. & Lambe, NR., 9 Apr 2019, Advances in Animal Biosciences: Animal Science Fit for the Future. 1 ed. Cambridge University Press, Vol. 10. p. 21 1 p.

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

lambs
feed intake
sheep
feed conversion
ear tags
4 Downloads (Pure)

Variation in light interception traits in European spring barley landraces

Florence, A., Ennos, RA., Hoad, SP. & Hoebe, PN., 1 Sep 2019, In : Field Crops Research. 241, 107549.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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spring barley
interception
barley
landraces
genetic variation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Weakened growth of cropland N2O emissions in China associated with nationwide policy interventions

Shang, Z., Zhou, F., Smith, P., Saikawa, E., Ciais, P., Chang, J., Tian, H., Del Grosso, S., Ito, A., Chen, M., Wang, Q., Bo, Y., Cui, X., Castaldi, S., Juszczak, R., Kasimir, A., Magliulo, V., Medinets, S., Medinets, V., Rees, RM. & 2 others, Wohlfahrt, G. & Sebbatini, S., Nov 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 11, p. 3706-3719 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertilizers
Soil testing
Nitrous Oxide
Irrigation
Agglomeration
4 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Welfare assessment of novel on-farm killing methods for poultry

Martin, J. E., Sandilands, V., Sparrey, J., Baker, L., Dixon, L. M. & McKeegan, D. E. F., 22 Feb 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 2, e0212872.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Poultry
Birds
Armadillos
Electroencephalography
Equipment and Supplies
4 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver "sustainable intensification" in the UK?

Dicks, LV., Rose, DC., Ang, F., Aston, S., Birch, ANE., Boatman, N., Bowles, EL., Chadwick, D., Dinsdale, A., Durham, S., Elliott, J., Firbank, L., Humphreys, S., Jarvis, P., Jones, D., Kindred, D., Knight, SM., Lee, MRF., Leifert, C., Lobley, M. & 20 others, Matthews, K., Midmer, A., Moore, M., Morris, C., Mortimer, S., Murray, TC., Norman, K., Ramsden, S., Roberts, DJ., Smith, LG., Soffe, R., Stoate, C., Taylor, B., Tinker, D., Topliff, M., Wallace, J., Williams, P., Wilson, P., Winter, M. & Sutherland, WJ., Feb 2019, In : Food and Energy Security. 8, 1, e00148.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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farms
sustainable agricultural intensification
business organization
farming systems
business planning
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Livestock
interviews
livestock
Interviews
farmers
1 Citation (Scopus)

What can cetacean stranding records tell us? A study of UK and Irish cetacean diversity over the past 100 years

Coombs, E. J., Deaville, R., Sabin, R. C., Allan, L., O'Connell, M., Berrow, S., Smith, B., Brownlow, A., Doeschate, M. T., Penrose, R., Williams, R., Perkins, M. W., Jepson, P. D. & Cooper, N., 14 Oct 2019, In : Marine Mammal Science. 35, 4, p. 1527-1555 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stranding
cetacean
Phocoenidae
bycatch
dolphins
1 Citation (Scopus)

What is so positive about positive animal welfare? A critical review of the literature

Lawrence, AB., Vigors, B. & Sandoe, P., 11 Oct 2019, In : Animals. 9, 10, 19 p., 783.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
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Animal Welfare
animal welfare
emotions
Emotions
Research
1 Citation (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

When to kill a cull: factors affecting the success of culling wildlife for disease control

Prentice, J., Fox, NJ., Hutchings, MR., White, P., Davidson, RS. & Marion, G., 29 Mar 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 152, 20180901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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culling
disease control
bovine tuberculosis
disease spread
metapopulation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Willingness to pay for improved irrigation water supply reliability: an approach based on probability density functions

Guerrero-Baena, M. D., Villanueva, AJ., Gomez-Limon, J. A. & Glenk, K., 20 May 2019, In : Agricultural Water Management. 217, p. 11-22 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

willingness to pay
probability density function
water supply
irrigation
water availability
Open Access
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xylooligosaccharides
Prebiotics
xylanases
prebiotics
Oligosaccharides
2018
1 Downloads (Pure)

Accuracy of genotype imputation in Labrador Retrievers

Friedrich, J., Antolin, R., Edwards, SM., Sanchez-Molano, E., Haskell, MJ., Hickey, JM. & Wiener, P., 5 Jul 2018, In : Animal Genetics. 49, 4, p. 303 - 311 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Labrador Retriever
dogs
genotype
pedigree
genotyping
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
cattle feeding
total mixed rations
methane production
dairy cattle
milk yield
18 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future

Huws, SA., Creevey, C., Oyama, LB., Mizrahi, I., Denman, SE., Popova, M., Munoz-tamayo, R., Forano, E., Waters, SM., Hess, M., Tapio, I., Smidt, H., Krizsan, S., Yanez-Ruiz, DR., Belanche, A., Guan, LL., Gruninger, RJ., McAllister, T., Newbold, J., Roehe, R. & 17 others, Dewhurst, RJ., Snelling, TJ., Watson, M., Suen, G., Hart, E., Kingston-Smith, A., Scollan, N., Do Prado, RM., Pilau, E., Mantovani, HC., Attwood, GT., Edwards, JE., McEwan, N., Morrison, S., Mayorga, O., Elliott, C. & Morgavi, DP., 25 Sep 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, p. 21-61 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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ruminants
rumen
livestock
microorganisms
animal breeding
3 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing uncertainty in efficient mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Eory, V., Topp, CFE., Butler, A. & Moran, D., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Agricultural Economics. 69, 3, p. 627 - 645 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

greenhouse gas
mitigation
abatement cost
cost analysis
cost
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A framework for estimating society's economic welfare following the introduction of an animal disease: the case of Johne's disease

Barratt, AS., Arnoult, MH., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Rich, KM., Gunn, GJ. & Stott, AW., 6 Jun 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 6, 26 p., e0198436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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welfare economics
animal diseases
paratuberculosis
herds
Scotland

After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Scotland

Atterton, J., Copus, A., Glass, J., Liddon, A., De Lima, P., McCracken, D., Moxey, A., Philip, L., Shortall, S. & Shucksmith, M., Jan 2018, Newcastle.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
referendum
rural community
EU
agriculture
economy
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A mechanistic hydro-epidemiological model of liver fluke risk

Beltrame, L., Dunne, T., Vineer, H. R., Walker, J. G., Morgan, E. R., Vickerman, P., McCann, C. M., Williams, D. J. L. & Wagener, T., 31 Aug 2018, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15, 145, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fasciola hepatica
Liver
Parasitic Diseases
Climate Change
Weather
2 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

A meta-analysis on the effects of climate change on the yield and quality of European pastures

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 7 Jul 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 265, p. 413 - 420 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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meta-analysis
pastures
climate change
shrubs
forbs

A method to develop an effective animal welfare protocol: laboratory mice

Campos Luna, I., Wemelsfelder, F., Miller, A., Beard, A. & Leach, M. C., 2018, p. 44. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

animal welfare
mice
animal housing
abnormal behavior
audits
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of temporal fecal microbiota dynamics in weaner pigs with and without exposure to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Pollock, J., Gally, DL., Glendinning, L., Tiwari, R., Hutchings, MR. & Houdijk, JGM., 3 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Animal Science. 96, 9, p. 3777 - 3790 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Microbiota
Swine
Weaning
rRNA Genes
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of the rumen microbiome and metabolome to study the effect of an antimethanogenic treatment applied in early life of kid goats

Abecia, L., Martinez-Fernandez, G., Waddams, K., Martin-Garcia, AI., Pinloche, E., Creevey, CJ., Denman, SE., Newbold, CJ. & Yanez-Ruiz, DR., 9 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 2227.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
metabolome
kids (goats)
Otus
rumen
weaning

An innovative surveillance analysis tool for outcome-based comparison of freedom from infection in heterogeneous control programmes

Santmann, I., Fourichon, C., Madouasse, A., Mercat, M., More, S., Graham, D., Gethmann, J., Sauter-Louis, C., Frossling, J., Lindberg, A., Correia-Gomes, C., Gunn, GJ., Henry, MK., Nielen, M., van Roon, A., van Duijn, L. & van Schaik, G., Nov 2018, p. 142. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

An integrative framework for functional analysis of cattle rumen microbiomes

Wassan, J. T., Zheng, H., Browne, F., Bowen, J. M., Walsh, P., Roehe, R., Dewhurst, RJ., Palu, C., Kelly, B. & Wang, H., 12 Mar 2018, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1854 1860 p.

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

Functional analysis
Nutrition
Benchmarking
Learning systems
Nitrates

A potential new paradigm for exporters in food and drink branding

Whitfield, CW., 31 May 2018, p. 81. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
Paradigm
Drinks
Branding
Exporters
Food
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Scotland
spatial variation
livestock
phosphorus
nutrients
1 Citation (Scopus)

Applying soil health indicators to encourage sustainable soil use: the transition from scientific study to practical application

Griffiths, BS., Faber, J. & Bloem, J., 24 Aug 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 9, 14 p., 3021.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
soil
bioindicator
ecosystem service
weather
health monitoring
3 Citations (Scopus)

Archaea are the predominant and responsive ammonia oxidizing prokaryotes in a red paddy soil receiving green manures

Gao, S., Chang, D., Zou, C., Cao, W., Gao, J., Huang, J., Bai, J., Zeng, N., Rees, RM. & Thorup-Kristensen, K., 11 Jun 2018, In : European Journal of Soil Biology. 88, p. 27 - 35 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

prokaryote
ammonia
soil
nitrification
bacterium
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Are smallholder farmers willing to pay for a flexible balloon biogas digester? Evidence from a case study in Uganda

Kabyanga, M., Balana, BB., Mugisha, J., Walekhwa, PN., Smith, J. & Glenk, K., 3 Feb 2018, In : Energy for Sustainable Development. 43, p. 123 - 129 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
smallholder
biogas
willingness to pay
household
digester
16 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Artificial selection for improved energy efficiency is reaching its limits in broiler chickens

Tallentire, C. W., Leinonen, I. & Kyriazakis, I., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 1168.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Birds
Chickens
Animal Husbandry
Animal Welfare
Energy Intake
67 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Assembly of 913 microbial genomes from metagenomic sequencing of the cow rumen

Stewart, RD., Auffret, MD., Warr, A., Wiser, AH., Press, MO., Langford, KW., Liachko, I., Snelling, TJ., Dewhurst, RJ., Walker, AW., Roehe, R. & Watson, M., 28 Feb 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 870.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
rumen
cows
genome
carbohydrate metabolism
cattle
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing the economic impact of vaccine availability when controlling foot and mouth disease outbreaks

Porphyre, T., Rich, KM. & Auty, HK., 13 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5, 47

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Foot and mouth disease
Economic impact
Vaccine
Vaccination
Costs
4 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing the greenhouse gas mitigation effect of removing bovine trypanosomiasis in Eastern Africa

MacLeod, M., Eory, V., Wint, W., Shaw, A., Gerber, PJ., Cecchi, G., Mattioli, R., Sykes, A. & Robinson, T., 18 May 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 5, p. 1633 - 1647 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
bovine trypanosomiasis
emissions factor
greenhouse gases
Eastern Africa
cattle production
3 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing the spatial distribution of Ixodes ricinus in Scotland using a Bayesian approach

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gunn, GJ., Gilbert, L., Macrae, A. & Auty, HK., 3 Dec 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Ixodes ricinus
Scotland
spatial distribution
tick
ticks

Assessment of an educational intervention on the knowledge of Indian vets to animal welfare and euthanasia

Rayner, EL., Otter, I., Bacon, H., Gamble, L., Walters, H. & Langford, FM., 2018, p. 85. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

euthanasia
animal
welfare
India
moral philosophy
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Assessment of circadian rhythm of activity combined with random regression model as a novel approach to monitoring sheep in an extensive system

Sarout, BNM., Waterhouse, A., Duthie, C-A., Poli, CHEC., Haskell, MJ., Berger, A. & Umstatter, C., 28 Jun 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 207, p. 26 - 38 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
circadian rhythm
sheep
ewes
monitoring
sensors (equipment)

Association of milk MIR-derived body energy traits with fertility parameters in cows

Smith, SL., Coffey, MP. & Wall, E., Feb 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Association of plasma microRNA expression with age, genetic background and functional traits in dairy cattle

Ioannidis, J., Sanchez-Molano, E., Psifidi, A., Donadeu, FX. & Banos, G., 28 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 12955.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
microRNA
genetic background
dairy cattle
genetic lines
cows
1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations between oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms, empathy towards animals and implicit associations towards animals

Connor, M., Lawrence, AB. & Brown, SM., 14 Aug 2018, In : Animals. 8, 8, p. 140 - 149 10 p., 140.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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genetic polymorphism
receptors
single nucleotide polymorphism
animals
genes
2 Downloads (Pure)

A study of associations between gastric ulcers and the behaviour of finisher pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Thompson, CS., Thomson, JR., Lawrence, AB., Nielsen, EO., Busch, ME., Haugegaard, S. & Sandoe, P., 29 Mar 2018, In : Livestock Science. 212, p. 45 - 51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
stomach ulcers
swine
stomach
posture
walking
3 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

A sum of incidentals or a structural problem? The true nature of food waste in the metropolitan region of Barcelona

Diaz-Ruiz, R., Costa-Font, M., Lopez-i-Gelats, F. & Gil, JM., 17 Oct 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 10, 19 p., 3730.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
food
stakeholder
food supply
conceptual framework
11 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Automatic early warning of tail biting in pigs: 3D cameras can detect lowered tail posture before an outbreak

D'Eath, RB., Jack, MC., Futro, A., Talbot, D., Zhu, Q., Barclay, D. & Baxter, EM., 4 Apr 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, 7 p., 0194524.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
posture
cameras
tail
swine
computer vision