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Highlighted publications

  • Baggaley, N.; Aitkenhead, M.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A., (2014) Comparison of methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils, 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life and Universe, Jeju, South Korea, 8-13 June 2014. (Poster).
  • Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Hallett, P.D.; McKenzie, B.M.; Bengough, A.G.; Lilly, A.; Ball, B.C.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Application of Bayesian Belief Networks to quantify and map areas at risk to soil threats: using soil compaction as an example., Soil and Tillage and Research, 132, 56-68.
  • Britton, A.J.; Helliwell, R.C.; Lilly, A.; Dawson, L.A.; Armitage, H., (2009) Cold storage: climate change and carbon sequestration in the alpine zone., Towards integrated biodiversity policy: developing a shared understanding of the impacts of environmental and management change on biodiversity in upland ecosystems. Battleby, Perth, 24 November 2009

Recent publications

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
allan.lilly@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Allan Lilly is a soil scientist with particular interest in hydropedology. He has a background in soil survey, biophysical resource analysis and land evaluation and has been responsible for both systematic soil survey and land evaluation at a national level and contract soil surveys at detailed scales.

Current research interests 

I have 30 years experience in soil hydrology, soil survey and soil mapping, hydropedology and bio-physical resource analysis and have been responsible for systematic soil survey and data collection for input into the Scottish Soils Database. I have authored or contributed to over 90 technical reports and have published over 30 papers in peer reviewed science journals. I lead the research into methods for estimating the hydrological characteristics of soils from existing data and integrating these data into spatially-scaled hydrological and hydro-geochemical models. I also derive and interpret soils data for a wide range of purposes, for example, development and testing of soil quality indicators and soil functioning. I also lead work on soil erosion risk assessment and the scaling of nitrous oxide emissions from field to national scale. I have an increasing role in the estimation and status of carbon stocks in Scottish soils as well as the impact of climate and land use change on soil. I have developed an Information Base for Scottish Soils (SSKIB) which can be interrogated via a web link.

Bibliography 

Highlighted publications

  • Baggaley, N.; Aitkenhead, M.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A., (2014) Comparison of methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils, 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life and Universe, Jeju, South Korea, 8-13 June 2014. (Poster).
  • Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Hallett, P.D.; McKenzie, B.M.; Bengough, A.G.; Lilly, A.; Ball, B.C.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Application of Bayesian Belief Networks to quantify and map areas at risk to soil threats: using soil compaction as an example., Soil Tillage and Research, 132, 56-68.
  • Britton, A.J.; Helliwell, R.C.; Lilly, A.; Dawson, L.A.; Armitage, H., (2009) Cold storage: climate change and carbon sequestration in the alpine zone., Towards integrated biodiversity policy: developing a shared understanding of the impacts of environmental and management change on biodiversity in upland ecosystems. Battleby, Perth, 24 November 2009

Recent publications

  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Squire, G.; McLeod, K.; Hastings, E.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Baggaley,N.J., (2014) A review of ecosystem service mapping within Scottish Government RESAS funded research., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Baggaley, N.; Prager, K.; Donnelly, D.; McKee, A.; Lilly, A.; Cooksley, S., (2014) How can we employ citizen science to determine the extent of soil erosion in Scotland?, SNIFFER Project Report: Knowledge Hubs: Environmental Regulation: Tools and Guidance.
  • Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J., (2014) Assessing carbon in Scottish soils using traditional and novel analytical approaches., In: Arrouays, D., McKenzie, N., Hempel, J., Richer de Forges, A.C. & McBratney, A. (eds.). GlobalSoilMap: basis of the global spatial soil information system. Proceedings of the 1st GlobalSoilMap Conference, Orleans, France, 7-9 October 2013. CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, pp287-290.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J., (2014) Developing simple indicators to assess the role of soils in determining risks to water quality., CREW Report to SEPA.
  • Lilly, A.; Nemes, A.: Wosten, J.H.M.; Hiederer, R., (2014) Experiences and challenges in developing European soil hydrological databases., In: Teixeira, W.G., Ceddia, M.B., Ottoni, M.V. & Donnagema, G.K. (eds). Application of Soil Physics in Environmental Analyses: Measuring, Modelling and Data Integration, Progress in Soil Science, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, Chapter 19, pp453-465
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Lilly, A.; Bell, J.S.; Cameron, C.; Donald, C.; Fielding, D.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.H.; McIntyre, S.; Newman, G.: Nolan, A.; Owen, J.; Smith, D.; Sturgeon, F.; Thompson, C.; Towers, W.; Williams E., (2014) Ecosystem effects of long-term herbivore exclusion., SNH Contract Report.
  • Munoz-Rojas, J.M.; Topp, K.; Ogston, M.; Pimblett, D.; Donnelly, D.; Lilly, A.; Towers, W.; Matthews, R.B., (2014) SRDP Report on draft final targeting maps and criteria., SRDP Spatial Targeting Project-Climate Change Working Group Report to Scottish Government and Final Version of the SRDP Spatial Targetting Tool.
  • Wylie, C.E.; Shaw, D.J.; Fordyce, F.M.; Lilly, A.; McGorum, B.C., (2014) Equine grass sickness in Scotland: A case-control study of signalment- and meteorology-related risk factors., Equine Veterinary Journal, 46, 64-71.
  • Chapman, S.J.; Bell, J.S.; Campbell, C.D.; Hudson, G.; Lilly, A.; Nolan, A.J.; Robertson, A.H.J.; Potts, J.M.; Towers, W., (2013) Comparison of soil carbon stocks in Scottish soils between 1978 and 2009., European Journal of Soil Science, 64, 455-465.
  • Lilly, A., (2013) European Hydropedological Data Inventory (EU-HYDI) - Soil data from Scotland., Report by JRC on Scottish Soil Hydrological Data contributed to the EU-HYDI Soil Hydrological Database.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J., (2013) The potential for Scottish cultivated top soils to lose or gain soil organic carbon., Soil Use and Management, 29, 39-47.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N., (2013) Woodland expansion: update on progress in mapping the consequences for soil carbon of afforestation in Scotland., Report to brief Forest Research on progress (unpublished), 18 October 2013.
  • Rees, R.M.; Baddeley, J.A.; Bhogal, A.; Ball, B,.C.; Chadwick, D.R.; MacLeod, M.; Lilly, A.; Pappa, V.A.; Thorman, R.E.; Watson, C.A.; Williams, J.R., (2013) Nitrous oxide mitigation in UK agriculture., Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 59, 3-15.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Kerr, C.; Osprey, M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Duff, E.I.; Lilly, A.; Nolan, A.; Hudson, G.; Towers, W.; Bell, J.; Coull, M.C.; McKenzie, C., (2013) Concentrations and geographic distribution of selected organic pollutants in Scottish surface soils, Environmental Pollution, 182, 15-27.
  • Towers, W.; Xiao, X.; Lilly, A.; Donnelly, D.; Woodfield, M.; Miller, D.R., (2013) Scotland's soils website., Final Report to Scottish Government of Scottish Website, launched at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 10 December 2013.
  • Campbell, C.D.; Lilly, A.; Towers, W.; Chapman, S.J.; Werritty, A.; Hanley, N., (2012) Land use and a low-carbon society., Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103, 165-173.
  • Hudson, G.; Lilly, A.; Higgins, A.; Jordan, C.; Donnelly, D.; Baggaley, N.J.; Fealy, R., (2012) Harmonisation of 1:250 000 scale soil maps and soil profile data in the Celtic fringe of Europe: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire. Test case report., D4.3 Data Harmonization Best Practice Guidelines, GS Soil Final Report to the European Commission, ECP-2008-GEO-318004.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G., (2012) Agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., ClimateXChange Briefing Note to Scottish Government.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G., (2012) Report on agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., Prepared on behalf of ClimateXChange for Scottish Government.
  • Lilly, A.; Dunn, S.M.; Baggaley, N.J., (2012) Hydrological classifications of soils and their use in hydrological modeling., In: Lin, H. (ed.). Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology. Academic Press, Elsevier B.V., Chapter 17, pp537-557.

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