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The GHG Platform projects are delivered by a large team of more than 100 researchers from 16 participating universities, research institutes and commercial organisations.

AC0114 Project Team
 
 
Dr Steven Anthony is manager of Project AC0114 and contributes to the synthesis and modelling of farm practice and agri-environmental data. He is a Principal Scientist at ADAS UK Ltd with a background in building national computer modelling systems for source apportionment and cost-effectiveness studies of government policy for the control of air and water pollution from agriculture.  Dr Steven Anthony
   
 
Dr Tom Misselbrook leads Work Package 1 of Project AC0114 - Inventory Requirements. He is Air and Climate Team Leader at North Wyke Research and leads nationally on gaseous emissions from agriculture, including compilation of UK inventories of ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane. His work seeks to understand the processes and potential for mitigation at various scales.  Dr Tom Misselbrook
   
 

Dr Kairsty Topp leads Work Package 2 of Project AC0114 – Emission Factor Synthesis. As an agricultural systems modeller at SAC, her current interests include the use of models for assessing nitrous oxide emissions from grassland and arable rotations, and the development of tools to assess the environment and economic sustainability of farm systems.

 Dr Kairsty Topp
   
 
Dr Adrian Williams is Science Director and leads Work Package 3 of Project AC0114 – Farm Practice Synthesis. He is a Principal Research Fellow at Cranfield University with a long background of research in emissions from agriculture and coupling systems models with Life Cycle Assessment of agricultural and horticultural production.  Dr Adrian Williams
   
 

Dr Ulli Dragosits leads Work Package 4 of Project AC0114 - Agriculture, Soil and Climate. Based at CEH Edinburgh, her interests are in the spatially distributed modelling of gaseous emissions

 Dr Ulli Dragosits
   
        
Professor Andy Whitmore leads Work Package 5 of Project AC0114 - Uncertainty Analysis. He is one of the UK's foremost agro-ecosystem modellers, and is well known for his work on methods for model validation and carbon and nitrogen cycling. He is currently leading a portfolio of projects studying areas as diverse as sustainable systems, resilience and the physics of pesticide movement in soils.  Andy is a visiting Professor at Cranfield University.  Professor Andy Whitmore
   
 

Laurence Smith is responsible for Knowledge Exchange with Industry for the Greenhouse Gas Platform.  He is Sustainability Researcher at the Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm with a background in building sustainability assessment tools for farming systems, and providing information/advice to farmers on GHG reduction.

 Laurence Smith
   
 

Dr Eileen Wall leads Work Package 7 of Project AC0114 - Data Management. She is a Senior Researcher in livestock genetics and systems within the Sustainable Livestock Systems Group at SAC Edinburgh. Her research interests include climate change and livestock systems, genetics of fitness traits, and development of sustainable and environmental breeding goals.

 Dr Eileen Wall
   

 

 

Dr Ag Stephens is the Collaborative Projects Manager at the British Atmospheric Data Centre and its parent organisation CEDA (Centre for Environmental Data Archival). His work involves overseeing collaborations with the UK Met Office and other research groups funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and UK Government departments. Ag led the development of the UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) User Interface and data services. He is responsible for meeting the data management and archiving requirements of Project AC0114.

 Dr Ag Stephens
   
 

Dr Allan Lilly is a soil scientist at the James Hutton Institute with a particular interest in hydropedology. He leads work on soil erosion risk assessment and the scaling of nitrous oxide emissions from field to national scale, and has an increasing role in the estimation and status of carbon stocks in Scottish soils and the impact of climate and land use change on soil.

 Dr Allan Lilly
   
 
Professor Pete Smith is the Royal Society-Wolfson Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). He is the Convening Lead Author of the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation chapter of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and for the Agriculture and Forestry chapter of the Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group III). He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology, a Rothamsted Research Fellow, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society (London), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Professor Pete Smith
   
 
Dr Catherine Watson is head of the Agri-Environment Branch in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and represents AFBI on the AC0114 steering committee. Her research interests include nutrient cycling in grazed grassland, nutrient budgets, GHG emissions,15N isotopes and use of inhibitors to improve N use efficiency of fertilisers and manures.   Dr Catherine Watson
   
 
Dr Les Crompton is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Agriculture, University of Reading, where his work is focussed on the mathematical modelling of animal nutrition and production.  Dr Les Crompton
   
   

AC0115 Project Team
   
Dr Jon Moorby is Project Leader for AC0115 and also leads Work Package 8 – Knowledge Exchange.  He is a Principal Investigator at IBERS with a background in ruminant nutrition with a key interest in reducing the environmental impact of livestock production. Dr Jon Moorby 
   
   

Dr Mariecia Fraser is Project Manager for AC0115, and leads Work Package 3 - Methane Emission Measurements from Sheep. She is a Principal Investigator at IBERS with a background in developing and testing optimal grazing strategies.

 

Dr Mariecia Fraser

   
   
Tom Gardiner leads Work Package 2 - Method Development and On-Farm Verification. He is a Principal Research Scientist in the Environmental Measurements Group at the National Physical Laboratory with a background in the development and validation of gas measurement techniques.  Tom Gardiner
   
   
Dr Tony Waterhouse leads Work Package 4 - Methane Emission Measurements from Beef.  He is Team Leader and Head of SAC’s Beef Research and Hill and Mountain Research Centres, with a background in bio-economic modelling of systems and of grazing research.  Dr Tony Waterhouse
   
Dr Alistair Carson leads Work Package 5 - Methane Emission Measurements from Dairy.  He is Head of the Agriculture Branch at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, and an expert in livestock production systems.  Dr Alistair Carson
   
   
Dr Tom Misselbrook leads Work Package 6 – Methane Measurements from Manure Management.  He is Air and Climate Team Leader at North Wyke Research and leads nationally on gaseous emissions from agriculture, including compilation of UK inventories of ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane.  
   
   
Dr Les Crompton leads Work Package 7 - Modelling Methane Emissions. He is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Agriculture, University of Reading, where his work is focussed on the mathematical modelling of animal nutrition and production.  Dr Les Crompton
   
   
Prof Phil Garnsworthy (University of Nottingham) contributes to development of novel technologies that will determine methane emissions rapidly and easily on-farm. He is Professor of Dairy Science at the University of Nottingham with expertise in ruminant nutrition, particularly effects of diet on reproduction, milk fatty acids and methane emissions of dairy cows.  Professor Phil Garnsworthy
   

AC0116 Project
   
 
Dr Dave Chadwick is the Professor in Sustainable Land Use Systems in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY) at Bangor University, and is the Principal Investigator of the InveN2Ory project (AC0116). His research interests are in understanding the processes and controls that result in nitrous oxide emissions from sources within the farmed landscape, and in developing and testing methods to reduce those emissions. He also conducts research to improve the use of manure nutrients whilst reducing their impacts on water and air quality.  He is a UK representative in the Livestock Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

Dr Dave Chadwick

 
   
   
Dr Bob Rees is leader of Work Package 2 - Field Experimentation. His research focuses on understanding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils. Recent studies have included a comparison of nitrous oxide emissions from European farming systems (NitroEurope)  and UK work on minimising the intensity of nitrous oxide emissions associated with arable production.  Bob currently coordinates an EU Framework 7 research programme studying the role of legumes in farming systems, and is head of SAC’s Carbon Management Centre.  Dr Bob Rees
   
   
John Williams leads Work Package 3 - Proxies. He is a senior soil scientist at ADAS with a research focus on the recycling of organic manures to land and the measurement of ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions to the atmosphere.  
   
   
Professor Pete Smith leads Work Package 4 - Modelling. He is the Royal Society-Wolfson Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). He is the Convening Lead Author of the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation chapter of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and for the Agriculture and Forestry chapter of the Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group III). He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology, a Rothamsted Research Fellow, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society (London), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Professor Pete Smith
   
   
Dr Ute Skiba leads Work Package 5 - Verification of nitrous oxide flux measurements. She is research scientist at CEH Edinburgh specialising in soil atmosphere exchange of trace gas fluxes, principally nitrous oxide, nitric oxide and methane and understanding their role within the carbon and nitrogen cycle. Trace gas flux measurements, ranging from small soil cores studies to the landscape scale in a large range of temperate and tropical ecosystems, have lead to more than 70 peer reviewed papers on underlying processes and parameters controlling fluxes and upscaling to the ecosystem and the UK.    Dr Ute Skiba
   

 
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