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Robin Walker

Dr

  • Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, SRUC, Ferguson Building

    AB21 9YA Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

1997 …2023
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Research Output 1997 2019

2019

Evaluation of the nutritive value of legume alternatives to soybean meal for broiler chickens

Olukosi, OA., Walker, RL. & Houdijk, JGM., Nov 2019, In : Poultry Science. 98, 11, p. 5778-5788 11 p., pez374.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soybean meal
legumes
nutritive value
broiler chickens
digestibility
2018

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
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

Open Access
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nitrogen balance
nitrogen fixation
cropping systems
legumes
forage
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

Open Access
File
economic impact
cropping systems
environmental impact
legumes
forage
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Use of a coupled soil-root-leaf model to optimise phosphate fertiliser use efficiency in barley

Heppell, J., Payvandi, S., Talboys, P., Zygalakis, KC., Langton, D., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Edwards, AC., Walker, RL., Withers, P., Jones, DL. & Roose, T., 14 Apr 2016, In : Plant and Soil. 406, 1, p. 341 - 357 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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phosphorus fertilizers
barley
leaves
soil
crops
2015

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

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

12 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the optimal phosphate fertiliser and soil management strategy for crops

Heppell, J., Payvandi, S., Talboys, P., Zygalakis, KC., Fliege, J., Langton, D., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Walker, RL., Jones, DL. & Roose, T., 2015, In : Plant and Soil. 401, 1, p. 135 - 149 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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phosphorus fertilizers
soil management
crops
plowing
uptake mechanisms
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
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

Open Access
File
organic farming
nitrous oxide
compost
tillage
plowing
2013

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

Open Access
File
systematic review
environmental impact
innovation adoption
production economics
genetic engineering
2012
2 Citations (Scopus)

Capitalizing on deliberate, accidental, and GM-driven environmental change caused by crop modification

Knox, OGG., Walker, RL., Booth, EJ., Hall, C., Crossan, AN. & Gupta, VVSR., 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 63, 2, p. 543 - 549 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental impact
crops
herbicides
genetically modified organisms
research support
9 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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molybdenum
cobalt
agricultural soils
risk assessment
zinc
16 Citations (Scopus)
spring barley
biomass production
legumes
barley
oats
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
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

Improving bioavailability of phosphate rock for organic farming

Edwards, AC., Walker, RL., Maskell, P., Watson, CA., Rees, RM., Stockdale, EA., Knox, OGG. & Lichtfouse, E. (ed.), 2010, Genetic engineering, biofertilisation, soil quality and organic farming. Lichtfouse, E. (ed.). Springer, p. 99 - 117 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2008
6 Citations (Scopus)

Organic farming in Europe: a potential major contribution to food security in a scenario of climate change and fossil fuel depletion

Lee, HC., Walker, RL., Haneklaus, S., Philips, L., Rahmann, G. & Schnug, E., 2008, In : Agriculture and Forestry Research. 58, p. 145 - 152 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Potential synergistic effects between agriculture and nature conservation under the constraints of climate change

Schnug, E., Haneklaus, S., Walker, KC., Walker, RL. & Rahmann, G., 2008, In : Agriculture and Forestry Research. 58, p. 267 - 270 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2004
102 Citations (Scopus)

Antifungal activities of four fatty acids against plant pathogenic fungi

Walters, DR., Raynor, L., Mitchell, A., Walker, RL. & Walker, KC., 2004, In : Mycopathologia. 157, p. 87 - 90 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Crop protection - what will shape the future picture?

Atkinson, D., Litterick, AM., Walker, KC., Walker, RL. & Watson, CA., 2004, In : Pest Management Science. 60, p. 105 - 112 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Volunteer potential of genetically modified oilseed rape with altered fatty acid content

Walker, RL., Booth, EJ., Whytock, GP. & Walker, KC., 2004, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 104, p. 653 - 661 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003
4 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptation potential of the novel oilseed crop, Honesty (Lunaria annua L.), to the Scottish climate

Walker, RL., Walker, KC. & Booth, EJ., 2003, In : Industrial Crops and Products. 18, p. 7 - 15 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Lauric acid exhibits antifungal activity against plant pathogenic fungi

Walters, DR., Walker, RL. & Walker, KC., 2003, In : Journal of Phytopathology. 151, p. 228 - 230 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001
51 Citations (Scopus)

Responses of plant growth rate to nitrogen supply: a comparison of relative addition and N interruption treatments

Walker, RL., Burns, IG. & Moorby, J., 2001, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 52, p. 309 - 317 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2000

Oilseed rape with modified fatty acid profiles: Are GM volunteers likely to be a problem?

Walker, RL., Booth, EJ. & Walker, KC., 2000, Aspects of Applied Biology. Vol. 62. p. 85 - 88 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

What does the future hold for GM crops?

Walker, RL., Walker, KC. & Booth, EJ., 2000, Aspects of Applied Biology. Vol. 62. p. 173 - 180 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1999
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of external N supply on the recycling of N within plants

Walker, RL., Burns, IG. & Moorby, J., 1999, In : Acta Horticulturae. 506, p. 129 - 134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1997
23 Citations (Scopus)

How do nutrients drive growth?

Burns, IG., Walker, RL. & Moorby, J., 1997, In : Plant and Soil. 196, p. 321 - 325 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle