Scotland's Rural College

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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A critical review of the impacts of cover crops on nitrogen leaching, net greenhouse gas balance and crop productivity

Abdalla, M., Hastings, A., Cheng, K., Yue, Q., Chadwick, D., Espenberg, M., Truu, J., Rees, RM. & Smith, P., Aug 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 8, p. 2530-2543 14 p.

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greenhouse gases
cover crops
leaching
nitrogen
crops
14 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.

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ruminants
rumen
livestock
microorganisms
animal breeding
26 Citations (Scopus)

Ammonia and odour emissions from UK pig farms and nitrogen leaching from outdoor pig production: a review

Webb, J., Broomfield, M., Jones, SK. & Donovan, B., 1 Feb 2014, In : Science of the Total Environment. 470-471, p. 865 - 875 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

odor emissions
leaching
ammonia
farms
swine
3 Citations (Scopus)

An ethological approach to determining housing requirements of gamebirds in raised laying units

Matheson, SM., Donbavand, JE., Sandilands, V., Pennycott, T. & Turner, SP., 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 165, p. 17 - 24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

cages
birds
Phasianus colchicus
breeding
industry

Animal welfare education - can MOOCs contribute?

MacKay, JRD., Langford, FM. & Waran, N., 2014, In : Veterinary Record. 175, i, p. 1 - 2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

online courses
animal behavior
animal welfare
education
308 Citations (Scopus)

Application of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy to predict meat and meat products quality: a review

Prieto, N., Roehe, R., Lavin, P., Batten, G. & Andres, S., 2009, In : Meat Science. 83, 2, p. 175 - 186 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
near-infrared spectroscopy
meat products
product quality
reflectance
meat
21 Citations (Scopus)

Applying ethological and health indicators to practical animal welfare assessment

Wemelsfelder, F. & Mullan, S., 2014, In : OIE Scientific and Technical Review. 33, 1, p. 111 - 120 10 p.

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Open Access
animal welfare
animals
animal well-being
emotions
quality of life
112 Citations (Scopus)

A review of Brucella sp. infection of sea mammals with particular emphasis on isolates from Scotland

Foster, G., MacMillan, AP., Godfroid, J., Howie, F., Ross, HM., Cloeckaert, A., Reid, RJ., Brew, S. & Patterson, IAP., 2002, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 90, 1-4, p. 563 - 580 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Brucella
Scotland
mammals
infection
seals
21 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A review of pain assessment in pigs

Ison, SH., Clutton, RE., Di Giminiani, P. & Rutherford, KMD., 28 Nov 2016, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 3, p. 8 - 5 2 p.

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Pain Measurement
Swine
Moral Obligations
Pain
Mastitis
33 Citations (Scopus)

A review of the development and use of video image analysis (VIA) for beef carcass evaluation as an alternative to the current EUROP system and other subjective systems

Craigie, CR., Navajas, EA., Purchas, RW., Maltin, CA., Bunger, L., Hoskin, SO., Ross, DW., Morris, ST. & Roehe, R., 2012, In : Meat Science. 92, 4, p. 307 - 318 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
carcass evaluation
beef carcasses
image analysis
joints (wood)
livestock and meat industry
15 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A review of the rural-digital policy agenda from a community resilience perspective

Roberts, E., Anderson, BA., Skerratt, S. & Farrington, J., 6 May 2016, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 54, p. 372 - 385 14 p.

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rural development
rural policy
information and communication technology
service provision
capacity building
14 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A review of visual soil evaluation techniques for soil structure

Emmett-Booth, JP., Forristal, PD., Fenton, O., Ball, BC. & Holden, NM., 4 Oct 2016, In : Soil Use and Management. 32, 4, p. 623 - 634 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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soil structure
soil
texture
soil management
sampling
18 Citations (Scopus)

A review to inform understanding of the use of food safety messages on food labels

Hall, C. & Osses, F., Jul 2013, In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 37, p. 422 - 432 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Food Safety
Food
Food Handling
Foodborne Diseases
Cooking
75 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the productivity function of soils: a review

Mueller, L., Schindler, U., Mirschel, W., Shepherd, TG., Ball, BC., Helming, K., Rogasik, J., Eulenstein, F. & Wiggering, H., 2010, In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 30, 3, p. 601 - 614 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Assessment of completeness of reporting in intervention studies using livestock: an example from pain mitigation interventions in neonatal piglets

O'Connor, A., Anthony, R., Bergamasco, L., Coetzee, JF., Dzikamunhenga, RS., Johnson, AK., Karriker, LA., Marchant-Forde, JN., Martineau, GP., Millman, ST., Pajor, EA., Rutherford, KMD., Sprague, M., Sutherland, MA., von Borell, E. & Webb, SR., 2015, In : Animal. 10, 4, p. 660 - 670

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Livestock
Animal Welfare
Pain
Guidelines
Aptitude

A systematic review of the environmental impacts of GM crop cultivation as reported from 2006 to 2011

Knox, OGG., Hall, C., McVittie, A., Walker, RL. & Knight, B., Jun 2013, In : Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4, p. 28 - 44 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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systematic review
environmental impact
innovation adoption
production economics
genetic engineering
15 Citations (Scopus)

Biological indicators of soil quality in organic farming systems

Stockdale, EA. & Watson, CA., 2009, In : Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 24, 4, p. 308 - 318 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
organic production
soil quality
farming systems
nutrients
soil fertility
21 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
gestation period
calves
dystocia
cattle
social environment
4 Citations (Scopus)
8 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
8 Citations (Scopus)

Can genomics deliver climate-change ready crops?

Varshney, RK., Singh, VK., Kumar, A., Powell, W. & Sorrells, ME., 1 Oct 2018, In : Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 45, Pt B, p. 205 - 211 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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climate change
genomics
crops
climate
breeding
23 Citations (Scopus)

Cattle trypanosomosis: the diversity of trypanosomes and implications for disease epidemiology and control

Auty, HK., Torr, SJ., Michoel, T., Jayaraman, S. & Morrison, LJ., 2015, In : Revue Scientifique et Technique de I'OIE. 34, 2, p. 587 - 598

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
trypanosomiasis
epidemiology
cattle diseases
cattle
control methods
32 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Causes of keel bone damage and their solutions in laying hens

Harlander-Matauschek, A., Rodenburg, TB., Sandilands, V., Tobalske, BW. & Toscano, MJ., 2015, In : World's Poultry Science Journal. 71, 3, p. 461 - 472 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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keel bone
laying hens
battery cages
genetic lines
Switzerland
14 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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livestock
pathogen
climate change
modeling
capacity building

Characterising the biophysical, economic and social impacts of soil carbon sequestration as a greenhouse gas removal technology

Sykes, AJ., MacLeod, M., Eory, V., Rees, RM., Payen, FP., Myrgiotis, VM., Williams, M., Sohi, S., Hillier, J., Moran, D., Manning, D., Goglio, P., Seghetta, M., Williams, A. G., Harris, J., Dondini, M., Walton, J., House, J. & Smith, P., 18 Sep 2019, In : Global Change Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Carbon Sequestration
social impact
greenhouse gases
economic impact
Social Change
16 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Consistent individual behavioral variation: the difference between temperament, personality and behavioral syndromes

MacKay, JRD. & Haskell, MJ., 2015, In : Animals. 5, 3, p. 455 - 478 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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temperament
terminology
animal behavior
animals
40 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Critical review of the impacts of grazing intensity on soil organic carbon storage and other soil quality indicators in extensively managed grasslands

Abdalla, M., Hastings, A., Chadwick, DR., Jones, DL., Evans, CD., Jones, MB., Rees, RM. & Smith, P., 6 Nov 2017, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 253, p. 62 - 81 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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soil quality
carbon sequestration
grazing
grassland
organic carbon
17 Citations (Scopus)
12 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
12 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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poultry
life events
egg incubation
social environment
health status

Economic valuation of ecosystem goods and services: a review for decision makers

Tinch, R., Beaumont, N., Sunderland, T., Ozdemiroglu, E., Barton, D., Bowe, C., Borger, T., Burgess, P., Cooper, N., Faccioli, M., Failler, P., Gkolemi, I., Kumar, R., Longo, A., McVittie, A., Morris, J., Park, J., Ravenscroft, N., Schaafsma, M., Vause, J. & 1 others, Ziv, G., 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 8, 4, p. 359-378

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Decision maker
Economic valuation
Ecosystem
Economic theory
Advocacy
53 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of global change during the 21st century on the nitrogen cycle

Fowler, D., Steadman, CE., Stevenson, D., Coyle, M., Rees, RM., Skiba, UM., Sutton, MA., Cape, JN., Dore, AJ., Vieno, M., Simpson, D., Zaehle, S., Stocker, BD., Rinaldi, M., Facchini, MC., Flechard, CR., Nemitz, E., Twigg, M., Erisman, JW., Butterbach-Bahl, K. & 1 others, Galloway, JN., 2015, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15, p. 13849 - 13893 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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nitrogen cycle
twenty first century
global change
nitrogen
aerosol
22 Citations (Scopus)

Eggshell pigments - from formation to deposition

Sparks, NHC., 2011, In : Avian Biology Research. 4, 4, p. 162 - 167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
egg shell
protoporphyrin
pigments
uterus
birds

Environmental enrichment and practical applications for welfare in production agriculture

Dixon, LM., 2012, In : CAB Reviews. 7, 033, p. 1 - 18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
environmental enrichment
agriculture
animals
foraging
hides and skins
23 Citations (Scopus)
5 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
22 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating resource use efficiencies in organic agriculture: a review of budgeting approaches used

Topp, C. F. E., Stockdale, E. A., Watson, C. A. & Rees, R. M., 1 Dec 2007, In : Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 87, 15, p. 2782-2790 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Organic Agriculture
Agriculture
organic production
farming systems
Food
2 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of farmer participatory extension programmes

Knook, J., Eory, V., Brander, M. & Moran, D., 26 Apr 2018, In : The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 24, 4, p. 309 - 325 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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farmer
evaluation
agricultural sector
research planning
inclusion
30 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the effects of synchronising the availability of N and energy on rumen function and production responses of dairy cows - a review

Cabrita, ARJ., Dewhurst, RJ., Abreu, JMF. & Fonseca, AJM., Feb 2006, In : Animal Research. 55, 1, p. 1-24

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

rumen fermentation
ingredients
dairy cows
energy
feeding frequency
2 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the landscape of livestock ‘Facts’

Salmon, G. R., MacLeod, M., Claxton, J. R., Pica Ciamarra, U., Robinson, T., Duncan, A. & Peters, A. R., 31 Oct 2019, In : Global Food Security. 100329.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Livestock
Farms
livestock
income
role play
389 Citations (Scopus)

Factors affecting odd- and branched-chain fatty acids in milk: a review

Vlaeminck, B., Fievez, V., Cabrita, ARJ., Fonseca, AJM. & Dewhurst, RJ., Dec 2006, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 131, 3-4, p. 389-417

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

odd chain fatty acids
branched chain fatty acids
milk
rumen bacteria
rumen fermentation
45 Citations (Scopus)

Farmer perspectives and practices regarding water pollution control programmes in Scotland

Barnes, AP., Willock, J., Hall, C. & Toma, L., 2009, In : Agricultural Water Management. 96, 12, p. 1715 - 1722 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
water pollution
pollution control
nitrate
slurry
water management
77 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

First 20 years of DNDC (DeNitrification DeComposition): model evolution

Gilhespy, SL., Anthony, S., Cardenas, L., Chadwick, D., del Prado, A., Li, C., Misselbrook, T., Rees, RM., Salas, W., Sanz-Cobena, A., Smith, P., Tilston, EL., Topp, CFE., Vetter, S. & Yeluripati, JB., 2014, In : Ecological Modelling. 292, p. 51 - 62 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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denitrification
decomposition
transparency
forest ecosystem
rice
49 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Genetic selection for temperament traits in dairy and beef cattle

Haskell, MJ., Simm, G. & Turner, SP., 21 Oct 2014, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 5, 368

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temperament
beef cattle
dairy cattle
selection index
economic valuation
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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marker-assisted selection
developing countries
crossbreds
genomics
cattle
4 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Getting low-carbon governance right: learning from actors involved in Community Benefits

Markantoni, M. & Aitken, M., 19 Jun 2015, In : Local Environment. 21, 8, p. 969 - 990 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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wind farm
learning
local participation
carbon
transparency
35 Citations (Scopus)

Grain legume decline and potential recovery in European agriculture: a review

Zander, P., Amjath-Babu, TS., Preissel, S., Reckling, M., Bues, A., Schlafke, N., Kuhlman, T., Bachinger, J., Uthes, A., Stoddard, F., Murphy-Bokern, D. & Watson, CA., Jun 2016, In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 36, 20 p., 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Agriculture
legumes
agriculture
Recovery
Ecosystems
4 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs

Rooke, JA., Arnott, G., Dwyer, CM. & Rutherford, KMD., 1 Nov 2017, In : Animal Welfare. 26, 4, p. 403 - 415 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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ewes
lambs
nutrition
sheep
optimal nutrition
11 Citations (Scopus)

Improving global integration of crop research

Reynolds, MP., Braun, HJ., Cavalieri, AJ., Chapotin, S., Davies, WJ., Ellul, P., Feuillet, C., Govaerts, B., Kropff, MJ., Lucas, H., Nelson, J., Powell, W., Quilligan, E., Rosegrant, MW., Singh, RP., Sonder, K., Tang, H., Visscher, S. & Wang, R., 28 Jul 2017, In : Science. 357, 6349, p. 359 - 360 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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crops
food crops
socioeconomics
farms
wheat
207 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Improving intercropping: a synthesis of research in agronomy, plant physiology and ecology

Brooker, RW., Bennett, AE., Cong, W-F., Daniell, TJ., George, TS., Hallet, PD., Hawes, C., Iannetta, PPM., Jones, HG., Karley, AJ., Li, L., McKenzie, BM., Pakeman, RJ., Paterson, E., Schob, C., Shen, J., Squire, G., Watson, CA., Zhang, C., Zhang, F. & 2 others, Zhang, J. & White, PJ., 2014, In : New Phytologist. 206, 1, p. 107 - 117 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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plant ecology
agronomy
plant physiology
intercropping
synthesis
30 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Improving neonatal survival in small ruminants: science into practice

Dwyer, CM., Conington, JE., Corbiere, F., Holmoy, IH., Muri, K., Nowak, R., Rooke, JA., Vipond, J. & Gautier, J-M., 2015, In : Animal. 10, 3, p. 449 - 459

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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small ruminants
lambs
neonatal mortality
colostrum
low birth weight
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating experience, evidence and expertise in the crop protection decision process

Hughes, G. & Burnett, FJ., 2015, In : Plant Disease. 99, 9, p. 1197 - 1203 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File

Integrating livestock health measures into marginal abatement cost curves

MacLeod, M. & Moran, D., 10 Aug 2017, In : OIE Scientific and Technical Review. 36, 1, p. 97 - 104 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

greenhouse gases
livestock
emissions factor
social benefit
disease control