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A Professor in Agriculture and Climate Change, with research interests in carbon sequestration, agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation. A soil and environmental scientist, with a long established history of research in nitrogen and carbon cycling and soil management in a range of crop and soil systems. A significant involvement in EU funded research programmes, and recently co-ordinated Legume-Futures an EU Framework project on the role of legumes in farming systems. A participant in the recent projects on Marginal Abatement Cost Curves, and in an EU project on climate change adaptation. Currently expanding research activities on greenhouse gas mitigation in China and South Asia.
I contribute to Masters Courses in Environmental Protection and management, Soils and Sustainability and Food Security. I teach undergraduates students in soil science at the University of Edinburgh (Global Academy)
I co-supervise four PhD students, and undertake duties as an external examiner for PhD students, Masters and undergraduate programmes in the UK and internationally.
PhD, University of Aberdeen
Award Date: 1 Jun 1985
Bachelor, University of Exeter
Award Date: 30 Jun 1981
- S Agriculture (General)
- Soil science
- Greenhouse gas
- Nitrous oxide
- Carbon sequestration
- Climate change
4/09/17 → 31/08/22
A critical review of the impacts of cover crops on nitrogen leaching, net greenhouse gas balance and crop productivityAbdalla, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Citations (Scopus)33 Downloads (Pure)
Rees, RM., Russell, W., Watson, CA. & Barnes, AP., 24 Apr 2019, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3, 27.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)27 Downloads (Pure)
Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., 18 Apr 2019, In: Biogeosciences. 16, 8, p. 1641-1655 15 p., bg-2018-490.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)20 Downloads (Pure)
Rees, RM., Powlson, DS., Smith, P. & Cui, S., 17 Aug 2018, In: Global Change Biology. 24, 12, p. 5590 - 5606 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Reducing N2O emissions with enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers (EENFs) in a high yielding spring maize systemLyu, X., Wang, T., Song, X., Zhao, C., Rees, RM., Liu, Z., Xiaotang, J. & Siddique, K., 15 Mar 2021, In: Environmental Pollution. 273, 116422.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Carbon and nitrogen flux, meteorological, management and soil data from a grazed, cut and fertilised temperate grassland in south east Scotland
Jones, S. (Contributor), Helfter, C. (Creator), Anderson, M. (Creator), Coyle, M. (Creator), Campbell, C. (Contributor), Famulari, D. (Creator), Di Marco, C. (Creator), Van Dijk, N. (Creator), Tang, Y. S. (Creator), Topp, K. (Contributor), Kiese, R. (Creator), Kindler, R. (Creator), Siemens, J. (Creator), Schrumpf, M. (Creator), Kaiser, K. (Creator), Nemitz, E. (Creator), Levy, P. E. (Creator), Rees, B. (Contributor), Sutton, M. A. (Creator) & Skiba, U. M. (Creator), NERC Environmental Information Data Centre, 1 Jan 2017
Pickard, A. E. (Creator), Skiba, U. M. (Creator), Carvalho, L. (Creator), Heal, K. V. (Creator), Rees, B. (Contributor) & Harley, J. F. (Creator), Unknown Publisher, 1 Jan 2019