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Christine Watson

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  • Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, SRUC, Ferguson Building

    AB21 9YA Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

1993 …2021
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2019
1 Citation (Scopus)
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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.

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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.

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small-scale farming
Eastern Africa
legumes
farming systems
farmers
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.

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lysine
proteins
agricultural land
land use
animal proteins
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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.

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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.

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Calliandra
small-scale farming
Eastern Africa
soil erosion
Mucuna
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.

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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.

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long term experiments
Northern European region
legumes
crops
Lupinus
2017
6 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
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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organic production
farmers
farms
weed control
crops
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.

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soil depth
denitrification
surface flux
soil gas
fold
32 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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

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.

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cropping systems
legumes
agronomists
Germany
design for environment
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
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.

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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
2014
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.

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Trifolium pratense
forage
forage crops
sward
nutrient requirements
21 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.

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organic farming
nitrous oxide
compost
tillage
plowing
2013
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
2011
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
grain crops
oats
grain yield
organic production
Scotland
56 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
nitrous oxide
leaching
legumes
barley
nitrates
8 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting the multiple benefits of historical crop rotations within contemporary UK agricultural systems

Knox, OGG., Leake, AR., Walker, RL., Edwards, AC. & Watson, CA., 2011, In : Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 35, p. 163 - 179 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cropping systems
environmental law
cropping sequence
Scotland
United Kingdom
2010
62 Citations (Scopus)

Arable plant communities as indicators of farming practice

Hawes, C., Squire, GR., Hallet, PD., Watson, CA. & Young, M., 2010, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 138, 1-2, p. 17 - 26 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buried seeds
plant communities
farming systems
farms
agrochemicals
2009
11 Citations (Scopus)

Considerations for Scottish soil monitoring in the European context

Alders, AI., Hough, RC., Towers, W., Black, HIJ., Ball, BC., Griffiths, BS., Hopkins, DW., Lilly, A., McKenzie, BM., Rees, RM., Sinclair, A., Watson, CA. & Campbell, CD., 2009, In : European Journal of Soil Science. 60, p. 833 - 843 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008
30 Citations (Scopus)

Research in organic production systems - past, present and future

Watson, CA., Walker, RL. & Stockdale, EA., 2008, In : Journal of Agricultural Science. 146, p. 1 - 19 19 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
2007
161 Citations (Scopus)

Controls on soil nitrogen cycling and microbial community composition across land use and incubation temperature

Cookson, WR., Osman, M., Marschner, P., Abaye, DA., Clark, I., Murphy, DV., Stockdale, EA. & Watson, CA., 2007, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39, p. 744 - 756 13 p.

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Delivering sustainable resource use through organically managed farming systems

Rees, RM., Topp, CFE. & Watson, CA., 2007, In : Aspects of Applied Biology. 80, p. 203 - 206 4 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrous oxide emissions, cereal growth, N recovery and soil nitrogen status after ploughing organically managed grass/clover swards

Ball, BC., Watson, CA. & Crichton, I., 2007, In : Soil Use and Management. 23, p. 145 - 155 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Polysaccharides and monosaccharides in the hyphosphere of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Glomus E3 and Glomus tenue

Hooker, JE., Piatti, P., Cheshire, MV. & Watson, CA., 2007, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39, p. 680 - 683 4 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
75 Citations (Scopus)

SPACSYS: Integration of a 3D root architecture component to carbon, nitrogen and water cycling - model description

Wu, L., McGechan, MB., McRoberts, N., Baddeley, JA. & Watson, CA., 2007, In : Ecological Modelling. 200, p. 343 - 359 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2006
17 Citations (Scopus)

Output and sustainability of organic ley/arable crop rotations at two sites in northern Scotland

Taylor, BR., Younie, D., Matheson, S., Coutts, M., Mayer, C., Watson, CA. & Walker, RL., 2006, In : Journal of Agricultural Science. 144, p. 435 - 447 13 p.

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2005
90 Citations (Scopus)

Critical aspects of potassium management in agricultural systems

Ûborn, I., Andrist-Rangel, M., Askekaard, CA., Grant, CA., Watson, CA. & Edwards, AC., 2005, In : Soil Use and Management. 21, p. 102 - 112 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

101 Citations (Scopus)
25 Citations (Scopus)

Perspectives on nutrient management in mixed farming systems

Watson, CA., Ûborn, I., Eriksen, J. & Edwards, AC., 2005, In : Soil Use and Management. 21, p. 132 - 140 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Prospects, advantages and limitations of future crop production systems dependent upon the management of soil processes

Atkinson, D., Black, KE., Dawson, LA., Dunsiger, Z., Watson, CA. & Wilson, SA., 2005, In : Annals of Applied Biology. 146, p. 203 - 215 13 p.

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Response of organically managed grassland to available phosphorus and potassium in the soil and supplementary fertlization: field trials using grass - clover leys cut for silage

Fortune, S., Robinson, JS., Watson, CA., Philipps, L., Conway, JS. & Stockdale, EA., 2005, In : Soil Use and Management. 21, p. 370 - 376 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Root development in the Mediterranean shrub Pistacia lentiscus as affected by nursery treatments

Green, JJ., Baddeley, JA., Cortina, J. & Watson, CA., 2005, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 61, p. 1 - 12 12 p.

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