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Christine Watson

Prof

  • Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, SRUC, Ferguson Building

    AB21 9YA Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

1993 …2021
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Research Output 1993 2020

2019
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Conceptual framework underpinning management of soil health - supporting site-specific delivery of sustainable agro-ecosystems

Stockdale, EA., Griffiths, BS., Hargreaves, PR., Bhogal, A., Crotty, FV. & Watson, CA., May 2019, In : Food and Energy Security. 8, 2, 18 p., e00158.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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conceptual framework
ecosystem
soil
health
landscape ecology
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Farmer perceptions of legumes and their functions in smallholder farming systems in east Africa

Muoni, T., Barnes, AP., Öborn, I., Watson, CA., Bergkvist, G., Shiluli, M. & Duncan, A. J., 2019, In : International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 17, 3, p. 205-218 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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small-scale farming
Eastern Africa
legumes
farming systems
farmers

Linking arable cropping and livestock production for efficient recycling of N and P

Watson, CA., Topp, CFE. & Ryschawy, J., 2019, Agroecosystem Diversity: Reconciling Contemporary Agriculture and Environmental Quality. Lemaire, G., Carvalho, P. C. D. F., Kronberg, S. & Recous, S. (eds.). Academic Press, p. 169-188

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

livestock production
recycling
livestock
crops
farms
12 Downloads (Pure)

Lysine supply is a critical factor in achieving sustainable global protein economy

Leinonen, I., Iannetta, PPM., Rees, RM., Russell, W., Watson, CA. & Barnes, AP., 24 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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lysine
proteins
agricultural land
land use
animal proteins
1 Downloads (Pure)

Re-designing organic grain legume cropping systems using systems agronomy

Reckling, M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, CA., Stoddard, F. & Bachinger, J., 3 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 112, 13 p., 125951.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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agronomy
cropping systems
cropping practice
legumes
farmers

Reducing soil erosion in smallholder farming systems in east Africa through the introduction of different crop types

Muoni, T., Koomson, E., Öborn, I., Marohn, C., Watson, CA., Bergkvist, G., Barnes, AP., Cadisch, G. & Duncan, A., 17 Sep 2019, In : Experimental Agriculture.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Calliandra
small-scale farming
Eastern Africa
soil erosion
Mucuna
17 Downloads (Pure)

Reviews and syntheses: Review of causes and sources of N2O emissions and NO3 leaching from organic arable crop rotations

Hansen, S., Frøseth, R., Stenberg, M., Stalenga, J., Olesen, J. E., Krauss, M., Radzikowski, P., Doltra, J., Nadeem, S., Torp, T., Pappa, AV. & Watson, CA., 17 Jul 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 14, p. 2795-2819 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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crop rotation
nitrous oxide
leaching
synthesis
crop
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Demographic quantification of carbon and nitrogen dynamics associated with root turnover in white clover

Scott, GD., Baddeley, JA., Watson, CA. & Robinson, D., 11 Jan 2018, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 41, 9, p. 2045 - 2056 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Trifolium repens
demographic statistics
carbon
cultivars
nitrogen
5 Citations (Scopus)

Grain legume yields are as stable as other spring crops in long-term experiments across northern Europe

Reckling, M., Döring, TF., Bergkvist, G., Stoddard, FL., Watson, CA., Seddig, S., Chmielewski, F-M. & Bachinger, J., 2 Nov 2018, In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 38, 6, 10 p., 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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long term experiments
Northern European region
legumes
crops
Lupinus
15 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Risks and opportunities of increasing yields in organic farming: a review

Roos, E., Mie, A., Wivstad, M., Salomon, E., Johansson, B., Gunnarsson, S., Wallenbeck, A., Hoffmann, R., Nilsson, U., Sundberg, C. & Watson, CA., 27 Feb 2018, In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 38, 2, 21 p., 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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organic production
farm profitability
adverse effects
pest control
animal welfare
7 Downloads (Pure)

Supporting human nutrition in Africa through the integration of new and orphan crops into food systems: Placing the work of the African Orphan Crops Consortium in context

Dawson, ID., Hendre, P., Powell, W., Sila, D., McMullin, S., Simons, T., Revoredo-Giha, C., Odeny, D. A., Barnes, AP., Graudal, L., Watson, CA., Hoad, SP., Burnett, FJ., Muchugi, A., Roshetko, J. M., Hale, I. L., Van Deynze, A., Mayes, S., Kindt, R., Prabhu, R. & 5 others, Cheng, S., Xu, X., Guarino, L., Shapiro, H. & Jamnadass, R., Feb 2018, Working Paper No. 276 ed., World Agroforestry United Nations, 42 p.

Research output: Working paper

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human nutrition
food crops
crops
Sub-Saharan Africa
hunger

The potential for Nitrogen-fixing crops to deliver foraging resources for insect pollinators

Cole, LJ., Robertson, DA., Harrison, W., Baddeley, JA., Walker, RL. & Watson, CA., 2018, In : Aspects of Applied Biology. 138, p. 107 112 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

pollinating insects
foraging
Trifolium incarnatum
nitrogen
crops
2017
7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)
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sustainability
food
soil
soil quality
organic farming
7 Citations (Scopus)
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stoichiometry
topsoil
land use change
mineral
soil
29 Citations (Scopus)

Grain legume production and use in European agricultural systems

Watson, CA., Reckling, M., Preissel, S., Bachinger, J., Bergkvist, G., Kuhlman, T., Lindstrom, K., Nemecek, T., Topp, CFE., Vanhatalo, A., Zander, P., Murphy-Bokern, D., Stoddard, FL. & Sparks, DL. (ed.), 2017, Advances in Agronomy. Sparks, DL. (ed.). Elsevier Academic Press, Vol. 144. p. 235 - 303 69 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Legumes in Cropping Systems

Murphy-Bokern, D., Stoddard, F., Watson, CA., Murphy-Bokern, D. (ed.), Stoddard, F. (ed.) & Watson, CA. (ed.), 2017, CABI Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

4 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding effects of multiple farm management practices on barley performance

Nkurunziza, L., Chongtham, IR., Watson, CA., Marstorp, H., Oborn, I., Bergkvist, G. & Bengtsson, J., 28 Jul 2017, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 90, p. 43 - 52 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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farm management
barley
farms
biomass
nitrogen

Weeds in organic fertility-building leys: aspects of species richness and weed management

Döring, TF., Storkey, J., Baddeley, JA., Collins, RP., Crowley, O., Howlett, SA., Jones, HE., McCalman, H., Measures, M., Pearce, H., Roderick, S., Watson, CA. & Wolfe, MS., 1 Dec 2017, In : Organic Farming. 3, 1, p. 51 - 65 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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weed control
weeds
species diversity
biomass
legumes
2016
10 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A comparative nitrogen balance and productivity analysis of legume and non-legume supported cropping systems: the potential role of biological nitrogen fixation

Iannetta, PPM., Young, M., Bachinger, J., Bergkvist, G., Doltra, J., Lopez-Bellido, RJ., Monti, M., Pappa, VA., Reckling, M., Topp, CFE., Walker, RL., Rees, RM., Watson, CA., James, EK., Squire, GR. & Begg, GS., 21 Nov 2016, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, 1700

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrogen balance
nitrogen fixation
cropping systems
legumes
forage
5 Citations (Scopus)
14 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
31 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Residue-C effects on denitrification vary with soil depth

Kuntz, M., Morley, NJ., Hallett, PD., Watson, CA. & Baggs, EM., 27 Sep 2016, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 103, p. 365 - 375 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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soil depth
denitrification
surface flux
soil gas
fold
33 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Trade-offs between economic and environmental impacts of introducing legumes into cropping systems

Reckling, M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, CA., Stoddard, FL., Zander, PM., Walker, RL., Pristeri, A., Toncea, I. & Bachinger, J., 23 May 2016, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, 669, p. 1 - 15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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economic impact
cropping systems
environmental impact
legumes
forage
2015
37 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A cropping system assessment framework - evaluating effects of introducing legumes into crop rotations

Reckling, M., Hecker, J-M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, CA., Zander, P., Schlafke, N., Stoddard, FL., Eory, V., Topp, CFE., Maire, J. & Bachinger, J., 2015, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 76, p. 186 - 197 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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cropping systems
legumes
agronomists
Germany
design for environment

A framework for designing multi-functional cover crops

Storkey, J., Döring, TF., Baddeley, JA., Collins, R., Roderick, S., Stobart, R., Jones, HE. & Watson, CA., Jun 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 129. p. 7 - 12 6 p.

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

Assessing soil organic matter changes in an organically managed long-term crop rotation experiment

Cloy, JM., Rees, RM., Drewer, J., Helfrich, M., Ball, BC., Buckingham, S., Topp, CFE., Walker, RL., Watson, CA. & Mayer, C., 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 111 - 118 8 p.

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

37 Citations (Scopus)

Engineering a plant community to deliver multiple ecosystem services

Storkey, J., Doring, T., Baddeley, JA., Collins, R., Roderick, S., Jones, H. & Watson, CA., 2015, In : Ecological Applications. 25, 4, p. 1034 - 1043 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem services
plant communities
engineering
food production
species diversity

Impacts of very long-term fertiliser addition on a temperate grassland ecosystem

Kidd, J., Stockdale, EA., Watson, CA. & Manning, P., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 103 - 108 6 p.

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

Long-term productivity of legume based crop rotations

Watson, CA., Topp, CFE. & Walker, RL., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 189 - 194 6 p.

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

Nitrogen fixation in a ley-arable rotation

Watson, CA., Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 245 - 248 4 p.

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

2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Predicting the effect of rotation design on N, P, K balances on organic farms using the NDICEA model

Smith, LG., Tarsitano, D., Topp, CFE., Jones, SK., Gerrard, CL., Pearce, BD., Williams, AG. & Watson, CA., 2015, In : Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 31, p. 471 - 484 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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agriculture
farms
nitrogen
soil types
minerals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Quantifying annual variations in field scale element flows and balances is essential for sustainable nutrient management in farming systems

Bengtsson, H., Watson, CA., Jonsson, S. & Oborn, I., 2015, In : Biological Agriculture and Horticulture. 32, 2, p. 110 - 126 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

farming system
annual variation
nutrient
fodder
manure

The influence of liming on grassland soil microbial communities which have been subject to very long-term acidity

Kidd, J., Stockdale, EA., Watson, CA. & Manning, P., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 239 - 244 6 p.

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

2014
199 Citations (Scopus)
21 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
1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigating the use of silage effluent to improve available phosphorus from Gafsa phosphate rock

Knox, OGG., Achara, ON., Parker, J., Alegria, R., Walker, RL., Edwards, AC. & Watson, CA., 2014, In : Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 45, 3, p. 332 - 346 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

silage
phosphate rock
effluent
phosphorus
organic acid
5 Citations (Scopus)

Red clover increases micronutrient concentrations in forage mixtures

Lindstrom, BEM., Frankow-Lindberg, BE., Dahlin, AS., Watson, CA. & Wivstad, M., 2014, In : Field Crops Research. 169, p. 99 - 106 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Trifolium pratense
forage
forage crops
sward
nutrient requirements
22 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal nitrous oxide emissions from field soils under reduced tillage, compost application or organic farming

Ball, BC., Griffiths, BS., Topp, CFE., Wheatley, R., Walker, RL., Rees, RM., Watson, CA., Gordon, H., Hallett, PD., McKenzie, BM. & Nevison, IM., 2014, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 189, p. 171 - 180 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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organic farming
nitrous oxide
compost
tillage
plowing
7 Citations (Scopus)

Soil phosphorus management in organic cropping systems: From current practices to avenues for a more efficient use of P resources

Nesme, T., Colomb, B., Hinsinger, P. & Watson, C. A., 1 Nov 2014, Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures. Springer Netherlands, Vol. 9789400779273. p. 23-45 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Phosphorus
cropping systems
Soil
Farms
Soils
2013
1 Citation (Scopus)
soil carbon
soil
land use change
land management
management practice
7 Citations (Scopus)

Micronutrient concentrations in relation to phenological development of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and timothy (Phleum pratense L.)

Lindstrom, BEM., Frankow-Lindberg, BE., Dahlin, AS., Wivstad, M. & Watson, CA., 2013, In : Grass and Forage Science. 69, 2, p. 276 - 284 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phleum pratense
Trifolium pratense
dietary minerals
Lolium perenne
cobalt
67 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture - An analysis of variability and drivers of emissions from field experiments

Rees, R. M., Augustin, J., Alberti, G., Ball, B. C., Boeckx, P., Cantarel, A., Castaldi, S., Chirinda, N., Chojnicki, B., Giebels, M., Gordon, H., Grosz, B., Horvath, L., Juszczak, R., Kasimir Klemedtsson, Å., Klemedtsson, L., Medinets, S., Machon, A., Mapanda, F., Nyamangara, J. & 14 others, Olesen, J. E., Reay, D. S., Sanchez, L., Sanz Cobena, A., Smith, K. A., Sowerby, A., Sommer, M., Soussana, J. F., Stenberg, M., Topp, C. F. E., Van Cleemput, O., Vallejo, A., Watson, C. A. & Wuta, M., 22 Apr 2013, In : Biogeosciences. 10, 4, p. 2671-2682 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrous oxide
agriculture
grasslands
grassland
experiment
25 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrous oxide mitigation in UK agriculture

Rees, RM., Baddeley, JA., Bhogal, A., Ball, BC., Chadwick, DR., MacLeod, M., Lilly, A., Pappa, VA., Thorman, RE., Watson, CA. & Williams, JR., 2013, In : Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 59, p. 3 - 15 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

greenhouse gases
nitrous oxide
agriculture
nitrification inhibitors
Trifolium
2012
9 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
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molybdenum
cobalt
agricultural soils
risk assessment
zinc
16 Citations (Scopus)
spring barley
biomass production
legumes
barley
oats
15 Citations (Scopus)

Micronutrient concentrations in common and novel forage species and varieties grown on two contrasting soils

Lindstrom, BEM., Frankow-Lindberg, BE., Dahlin, AS., Wivstad, M. & Watson, CA., 2012, In : Grass and Forage Science. 68, 3, p. 427 - 436 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
forage
Trifolium pratense
Trifolium repens
Festuca pratensis
chicory
18 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting herbage sample collection and preparation procedures to minimise risks of trace element contamination

Sigrun Dahlin, A., Edwards, AC., Lindstrom, BEM., Ramezanian, A., Shand, CA., Walker, RL., Watson, CA. & Oborn, I., 2012, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 43, p. 33 - 39 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
rock phosphate
Lolium perenne
cabbage
Brassica napus
crops
12 Citations (Scopus)

Using soil and plant properties and farm management practices to improve the micronutrient composition of food and feed

Watson, CA., Oborn, I., Edwards, AC., Dahlin, AS., Eriksson, J., Lindstrom, BEM., Linse, L., Owens, K., Topp, CFE. & Walker, RL., 2012, In : Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 121, p. 15 - 24 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
feed composition
food composition
farm management
dietary minerals
soil
2011
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
grain crops
oats
grain yield
organic production
Scotland
66 Citations (Scopus)

Models of biological nitrogen fixation in legumes

Liu, Y., Wu, L., Baddeley, JA., Watson, CA., Lichtfouse, E. (ed.), Hamelin, M. (ed.), Navarrete, M. (ed.) & Debaeke, P. (ed.), 2011, Sustainable Agriculture: Volume 2. Lichtfouse, E., Hamelin, M., Navarrete, M. & Debaeke, P. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer, Vol. 2. p. 883 - 905 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter