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  • Troldborg, M.; Duckett, D.; Hough, R.; Kyle, C., (2016) Developing a foundation for the use of reclaimed water in Scotland., Report to be published on the CREW website.
  • Zhang, Z.; Le Velly, M.; Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Hough, R.L.; Duff, E.I. ; McKenzie, C., (2015) A study on temporal trends and estimates of fate of Bisphenol A in agricultural soils after sewage sludge amendment., Science of the Total Environment, 515-516, 1-11.
  • Amponsah, N.Y.; Troldborg, M.; Kington, B.; Aalders, I.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Greenhouse gas emissions from renewable energy sources: A review of lifecycle considerations., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 461-475.
  • Hough, R.L.; Bengough, A.G.; Chapman, S.J.; Daniell, T.; Matthews, R.; Squire, G.; Towers, W.; White, P.J., (2014) Heat in the soil form (NIA-NGGT0017)., Interim Report for National Grid.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N., (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Heslop, S., (2014) Assessing the sustainability of renewable energy technologies using multi-criteria analysis: Suitability of approach for national-scale assessments and associated uncertainties., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 1173-1184.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A., (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • Brooker, R.; Aalders, I.H.; Ballingall, K.; Begg, G.; Birch, A.N.E.; Elliott, G.; Ellis, C.; Freitag, T.; Hawes, C.; Holland, J.; Holmes, B.; Hough, R.L.; Karley, A.; McCracken, D.; Mitchell, R.; Stockan, J.; Zadoks, R.; Albon, S.A.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J., (2013) Biotic and biophysical underpinning of ecosystem services in the Scottish context: a review., Published online as an outputs from WP 1.1 of the Ecosystem Services Theme of the SRP.
  • Miller, D.R.; Birnie, R.V.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Morrice, J.; Roberts, D.; Stutter, M.I.; Sutherland, L-A.; Towers, W., (2013) Review of renewable energy research at the James Hutton Institute., Report to Scottish Government.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. ., (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • Brown, I.; Rowan, J.; Martin, S.; Moss, A.; Low, R.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Emergency and rescue services: research issues for climate change adaptation., Research Briefing Note for ClimateXChange.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Redden, H.; Hough, R.L.; Sample, J.; Towers, W.; Troldborg, M., (2012) Assessment of the feasibility of co-digesting feedstocks - macroalgae and sewage sludge: 1. Value potential., CREW Publication, 2012 - Rapid Response Project (CRWRR002).
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Ballintomb datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - East Pitforthie datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Glenbervie datasheet, PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Halflawkiln datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Overcairn datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Stobshiel datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
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The James Hutton Institute
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Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Dr Rupert Hough is an environmental / soil scientist with expertise in risk modelling and exposure assessment. Rupert obtained his PhD from Nottingham University in 2002 and subsequently, worked as a Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, managing an EU-funded investigation into the carcinogenic risks from arsenic in drinking water in Central and Eastern Europe. Rupert joined Cranfield University's Integrated Waste Management Centre in 2005 as an Academic Fellow. In this post, he was project manager for a ca. £1M Government-industry LINK consortium researching the optimisation of biopile processes for weathered hydrocarbons within a risk management framework. The research aimed to deliver improved stakeholder confidence in engineered biopiling when applied to weathered hydrocarbon wastes.

Current research interests 

In his current position, Rupert uses risk-based methods to aid decision making and management of specific problems. Such methods have wide applicability and Rupert has used them for evaluation of both human and ecological problems; from finding appropriate ways to reduce dietary exposures to heavy metals, through to managing peat erosion under given climate change scenarios.

Rupert is part of the management team for the Soils Department. In this role, he coordinates WP3.2 "Risk-Based methods to Assess Soil Quality", part of Programme 3 funded by The Scottish Executive. Through this work, Dr Hough is leading the development of the soil monitoring scheme for Scotland. Rupert also leads the research area of 'Contaminated Land and Urban Soils' for the Institute. He has specific activities investigating contaminated land issues in the developing country context, and currently has research collaborations in SE Asia.

Bibliography 

Rupert’s highlighted publications

Rupert's most recent publications

  • Hough, R.L.; Bengough, A.G.; Chapman, S.J.; Daniell, T.; Matthews, R.; Squire, G.; Towers, W.; White, P.J. (2014) Heat in the soil form (NIA-NGGT0017). Interim Report for National Grid.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.; Campbell, C.D (2013) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - results and guidance. Learning the Lessons for Disease Control - Stobshiel, East Lothian, Scotland, 16 May 2013.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Aaldeers, I.; Morrice, J.; Hough, R.L. (2013) Modelling peat drought risk in a changing climate. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2013.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L. (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP. Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Brooker, R.; Aalders, I.H.; Ballingall, K.; Begg, G.; Birch, A.N.E.; Elliott, G.; Ellis, C.; Freitag, T.; Hawes, C.; Holland, J.; Holmes, B.; Hough, R.L.; Karley, A.; McCracken, D.; Mitchell, R.; Stockan, J.; Zadoks, R.; Albon, S.A.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J. (2013) Biotic and biophysical underpinning of ecosystem services in the Scottish context: a review. Published online as an outputs from WP 1.1 of the Ecosystem Services Theme of the SRP.
  • Miller, D.R.; Towers, W.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Sutherland, L.A. (2013) Renewables options in Scotland. Holyrood Renewable Energy Supplement, March 2013.
  • Hough, R.L. (2013) Establishing background levels in Scottish soils. Contaminated Land Regieme - The "Scottish Reference Dose", Scottish Government Offices, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 22 March 2013.
  • McVittie, A.; Norton, L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Aitkenhead, M.; Aalders, I.; Hough, R.L.; Smart, S.; Edwards, F.; Kenyon, W.; Black, H.I.J.; Dunbar, M.; Maskell, L. (2013) Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectiveness. Valuing Nature: Bringing the Environment into Economic Decision-Making, London, 19 March, 2013.
  • Esteinou, R.I.; Hough, R.L.; Shakley, S. (2013) Biochar quality mandate. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Campbell, C.D. (2013) Bugs in soil. QMS R&D Conference: Profitability from Performance, Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee, 16 January 2013.
  • Miller, D.; Towers, W.; Dunn, S.; Hough, R.; Sutherland. L.; Troldborg, M.; Brown, I. (2013) RESAS Strategic Research Programme - Agri-renewables Briefing. Scottish Government Agri-renewables Policy Team.
  • Avery, L.M.; Booth, P.; Campbell, C.D.; Tompkins, D.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Prevalence and survival of potential pathogens in source segregated green waste compost. The Science of the Total Environment, 431, 128-138.
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Avery, L.M.; Rhind, S.M.; Crews, C.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Tompkins, D. (2012) Risk assessment of the use of PAS100 green composts in sheep and cattle production in Scotland. Waste Management, 32, 117-130.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Khai, N.M.; Oborn, I. (2012) Assessing dietary exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam: age and gender aspects. Science of the Total Environment, 416, 164-171.
  • Vinh, N.C.; Oborn, I.; Ha, P.Q.; Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Khai, N.M.; Thuy, L.T. (2012) Potential environment and public health risk due to contamination of heavy metals from industrial waste water in Lam Thao, Phu Tho, Vietnam. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 8, 71-78.
  • Esteinou, R.I.; Hough, R.L.; Shakley, S. (2012) UK Biochar Risk Assessment. European Biochar Research Network, Crete, Greece, 24-25 September 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Minh, N.D.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Oborn, I. (2012) Assessing exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam. EUROSOIL 2012 Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Bari, Italy, 2-6 July 2012.
  • Randerson, P.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L.; Taylor, A.; Freitag, T.; Jefferson, B.; Tyrrel, S. (2012) Optimising wastewater irrigation of short rotation coppice for sustainable water and energy: a systems approach. Constructed Wetlands Association AGM, Slimbridge, UK.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Dunn, S,M.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Helliwell, R.C.; Cooksley, S.; Hough, R.L.; Kenyon, W. (2012) Can our waters meet the challenge of supporting multiple ecosystem services at national to local scales? Joint SAC/SEPA Biennial Conference in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage "Agriculture and the Environment IX: Valuing Ecosystems: Policy, Economic and Management Interactions", Edinburgh, 3-4 April 2012.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Aalders, I.H.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Hallet, P.; Bengough, A.G.; McKenzie, B.M.; Ball, B. (2012) Assessing soil compaction risk using a Bayesian Belief Network. EUROSOIL 2012, Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Bari, Italy, 2-6 July 2012. Oral presentation
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.T.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Campbell, C.D. (2012) Investigating soil risk factors for paratuberculosis in Scottish cattle farming. EUROSOIL 2012 Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Bari, Italy, 2-6 July 2012.
  • Huntly, S.; Tongue, S.; Baughan, J.; Hough, R.L.; Avery, L.M.; Elliott, G.; Flook, M.; Truyers, I.; Evans, J.; Mellor, D.; Gunn, G. (2012) PARABAN - Knowledge exchange for control of Johne?s disease. Westfield Monitor Farm Open Day, Westfield, Thurso, Caithness, 18 January 2012.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Aalders, I.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Modelling peat drought risk in a changing climate. EUROSOIL 2012, Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Bari, Italy, 2-6 July 2012.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I. (2012) Mapping spatio-temporal relationships between soil properties and remote sensing-derived information for Scotland. EUROSOIL 2012, Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Bari, Italy, 2-6 July 2012.
  • Brown, I.; Rowan, J.; Martin, S.; Moss, A.; Low, R.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Emergency and rescue services: research issues for climate change adaptation. Research Briefing Note for ClimateXChange.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Redden, H.; Hough, R.L.; Sample, J.; Towers, W.; Troldborg, M. (2012) Assessment of the feasibility of co-digesting feedstocks - macroalgae and sewage sludge: 1. Value potential. CREW Publication, 2012 - Rapid Response Project (CRWRR002).
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Westfield datasheet. PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Hough, R.L.; Troldborg, M. (2012) Estimating uptake of PTEs, PAHs, and PCDD/Fs from biochar amended soil into crops and subsequent human exposure. Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BRAF).
  • McVittie, A.; Norton, L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Aitkenhead, M.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Smart, S.; Edwards, F.; Kenyon, W.; Black, H.I.J.; Dunbar, M.; Maskell, L. (2012) Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectiveness. Valuing Nature Network. Final Project Report.
  • Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L.; Avery, L.; Elliott, G.; Thomas, N.; Shand, C.A. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease. PARABAN Project Stobshiel Farm Open Day, 30 May 2012.
  • Hough, R.L. (2012) Food chain exposure/risk work at the James Hutton Institute. Invited talk to the Agronomie Faculty, INRA, Bordeaux, France, 13 September 2012.
  • Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease. Learning the Lessons for Disease Control - Morning Event at Pathhead. Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead, Scotland, 7 March 2012.
  • Hough, R.L. (2012) Risk-based approaches to inform management and use of organic amendments in agriculture. Invited talk to the Steering Group of the UK Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BRAF), Esmee Fairburn Foundation, Kings Cross, London, 21 March 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Aalders, I.; Troldborg, M.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Kyzy, J.T.; Bond, C.E.; Joao, E.; Shipton, Z.; Miller, D.R. (2012) Approaches to integration of risk and environmental modelling. Uncertain Science in an Uncertain World. An Interactive Workshop on Handling and Communicating Uncertainty in Climate Change Research and Policy Making, CXC Ofices, South College Street, Edinburgh, 3 September 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Avery, L.M. (2012) Improving the sustainability of supply chains for water and renewable energy. Renewable Energy Consultative Group, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 30 March 2012.
  • Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G. (2012) Meeting with Prof Ian Poxton (Edinburgh University), Prof Bruce McGorum (Dick Vet) and Kate Thompson (Equine Grass Sickness Fund) to discuss potential for collaboration on Clostridia, Edinburgh, 14 May 2012.
  • Brown, I.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Workshop with Emergency Services, 17 April 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.; Lumsdon, D.; Campbell, C.D. (2012) Environmental Factors and Johne?s Disease. Caithness and Sutherland Monitor Farm Event, Westfield Farm, Thurso, Scotland, 5 December 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Campbell, C.D. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne?s disease. Learning the Lessons for Disease Control - Morning Event at Overcairn Farm, New Cumnock, Scotland, 22 May 2012.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Campbell, C.D. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne?s disease. Learning the Lessons for Disease Control - Morning Event at Torr Farm, Castle Douglas, Scotland, 28 June 2012.
  • Huntly, S.; Tongue, S.; Baughan, J.; Hough, R.L.; Avery, L.M.; Elliott, G.; Coull, M.; Flook, M.; Truyers, I.; Evans, J.; Mellor, D.; Gunn, G. (2012) Knowledge Exchange for control of Johne's disease. PARABAN - Westfield Monitor Farm Open Day, Westfield, Thurso, Caithness, 1 March 2012.
  • Miller, D.R.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Kyzy, J. T.; Bond, C. (2012) Uncertainty science in an uncertain world . CXC Workshop on Uncertainty and Climate Change, South College Street, Edinburgh, 3 September 2012.
  • Miller, D.R.; Towers, W.; Brown, I.; Hough, R.L.; Dunn, S.M.; Troldberg, M.; Sutherland, L.A.; Matthews, R.; Brooker, r.; Stutter, M. (2012) Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme: Renewable Energy. Scottish Government Agri-Renewables Strategy Group, Radisson Hotel, Edinburgh, 15 March 2012. Summary of renewables research in RESAS programme: WP2.1, 2.2, 3.5, 3.6, 1.1, 3.1 and CXC Core Perceptions.
  • Miller, D.R.; Towers, W.; Dunn, S.M. ; Hough, R.L.; Sutherland, L.A.; Troldborg, M.; Craig, T.; Heslop, S.; Galan-Diaz, C.; Stutter, M. (2012) RESAS Strategic Research Programme - Ministerial request for information on energy theme. Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Hough, R.L.; Martin-Ortega, J. (2012) Consultation on proposals for an integrated framework of environmental regulation for the Scottish environmental protection Agency (SEPA). The James Hutton Institute Consultation.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W. (2011) Risk of erosion in peat soils - an investigation using Bayesian belief networks. Soil Use and Management, 27, 538-549.
  • Fletcher, T.; Leonardi, G.; Hough, R.L.; Goessler, W.; Gurzau, E.; Koppova, K.; Rudnai, P.; Vahter, M. (2011) The impact of exposure metric choice for cancers related to arsenic in drinking water in Central Europe. Epidemiology, 22, S102-S103.
  • Hough, R.L.; Minh, N.D.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Khai, N.M.; Oborn, I. (2011) Exposure assessment approach and implementation in the SAREC study communities. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Khai, N.M.; Oborn, I. (2011) Potential public health risks from dietary exposure to heavy metals in the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Oborn, I.; Vinh, N.C.; Khai, N.M.; Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Gustafsson, J-P.; Sjostedt, C.; Thuy, L.T.; Hien, N.V.; Nyberg, Y.; Ha, P.Q. (2011) Soil - water environment affected by contaminant sources and human health risk assessment. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Samuelsson, A.; Sjodin, R.; Minh, N.D.; Vinh, N.C.; Hough, R.L.; Oborn, I. (2011) Dietary intake of zinc and iron within the female population of two farming villages in the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Hallett, P.D.; Bengough, G.; McKenzie, B.M.; Ball, B. (2011) Quantification of soil compaction risk using Bayesian belief networks. Pedometrics 2011 - Innovations in Pedometrics (eds. O. Jaksik, A. Klement and L. Boruvka). Book of abstracts. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, 30 August - 3 September 2011. ISBN:978-80-213-2195-3.
  • Vinh, N.C.; Minh, N.D.; Hien, N.V.; Khai, N.M.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Oborn, I. (2011) Heavy metals in soils affected by different contaminant sources under irrigated rice based system in the Red River Delta. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Vinh, N.C.; Minh, N.D.; Hien, N.V.; Khai, N.M.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Oborn, I. (2011) Water environment as affected by different contamination sources at hot spots in the Red River Delta. Soil-Water Environment Affected by Contaminated Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment. Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 March - 1 April 2011.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Oborn, I. (2011) Assessing exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam. The 11th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Florence, Italy, 3-6 July 2011.
  • Brown, I.; Ridder, B.; Alumbaugh, P.; Barnett, C.; Brooks, A.; Duffy, L.; Webbon, C.; Nash, E.; Townend, I.; Black, H.I.A.; Hough, R.L. (2011) UK climate change risk assessment: Biodiversity and ecosystem services. Tier 2 sector report. Report to Defra. Deliverable 1.7, EU FP7 REFRESH Project.
  • Brown, I.; Ridder, B.; Alumbaugh, P.; Barnett, C.; Brooks, A.; Duffy, L.; Webbon, C.; Nash, E.; Townend, I.; Black, H.I.J.; Hough, R.L. (2011) Climate change risk assessment for the biodiversity and ecosystem services sector. Final Report to Defra - UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Delbos, E.; Hough, R.L.; Lumsdon, D.; Mayes, R.; Watson, H. (2011) Impacts of volcanic ash originating from the April 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland) on the natural resources of Scotland. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute website.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Delbos, E.; Hough, R.L.; Lumsdon, D.; Mayes, R.; Watson, H. (2011) Impacts of volcanic ash originating from the eruption in Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland) on the natural resources of Scotland. Knowledge Scotland, Science Policy Connections Online. Research Briefing, Climate Change.
  • Lilly, A.; Hudson, G.; Hough, R.L.; NSIS Resampling Team (2011) Scotland's soil resource. In: Marrs, S.J., Foster, S., Hendrie, C., Mackey, E.C. & Thompson, D.B.A. (eds.). The Changing Nature of Scotland. TSO Scotland, Edinburgh, Chapter 4, 45-52.
  • Hough, R.L.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W. (2011) Participatory risk analysis - the use of bayesian belief networks. CAMERAS 2nd Annual Conference, Volcanoes and Snowstorms - Effective decision making and public communication in a risky and uncertain world, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 2-3 March 2011.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.; Avery, L.M.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Campbell, C.D. (2011) Environmental factors and Johne's disease: The PARABAN Project. Quality Meat Scotland Research & Development Committee Meeting, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 24 August 2011.
  • Miller, D.R.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W.; Stutter, M. (2011) Renewable Energy Consultative Group. Renewable Energy Consultative Group, RESAS Theme 2, Victoria Quay, 25 August 2011.
  • Miller, D.R.; Dunn, S.M.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L.; Stutter, M. (2011) Water and renewable energy theme. Renewable Energy Consultative Group, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 25 August 2011.
  • Miller, D.R.; Lilly, A.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W. (2011) Visit by Mr Tony Windsor MP, Australian Parliament, 18 July 2011.
  • Hough, R.L.; Crews, C.; White, D.; Driffield, M.; Campbell, C.D.; Maltin C. (2010) Degradation of yew, ragwort and rhododendron toxins during composting. The Science of the Total Environment, 408, 4128-4137.
  • Hough, R.L.; Fletcher, T.; Leonardi, G.S.; Goessler, W.; Gnagnarella, P.; Clemens, F.; Gurzau, E.; Koppova, K.; Rudnai, P.; Kumar, R.; Vahter, M. (2010) Lifetime exposure to arsenic in residential drinking water in Central Europe. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 83, 471-481.
  • Hough, R.L.; Towers, W.; Aalders, I.H. (2010) The risk of peat erosion from climate change: land management combinations: an assessment with bayesian belief networks. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 16, 962-976.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W. (2010) Soil risk - identifying vulnerability hotspots. Spatial Analysis and Modelling for Environmental Studies - Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, 14-18 April 2010.
  • Fletcher, T.; Leonardi, G.; Hough, R.L.; Goessler, W.; Gurzau, E.; Koppova, K.; Rudnai, P.; Vahter, M. (2010) The impact of exposure metric choice for cancers related to arsenic in drinking water in central Europe. 2010 Joint Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) and the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Seoul, Korea, 28 August - September 2010.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh , N.C.; Oborn, I.; Wilson, M.J. (2010) Assessing exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam. International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 15th, Gdansk, Poland, 19-23 September 2010.
  • Vinh , N.C.; Oborn, I.; Ha, P.Q.; Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Khai, N.M.; Thuy, L.T. (2010) Potential environmental and public health risks associated with contamination of heavy metals from industrial wastewater in Lam Thao District, Phu Tho Province. First International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration and Management, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1-5 March 2010.
  • Barreto, D.; McDougall, J.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L. (2010) The impact of construction activities on Scottish peat wetlands. Scottish Government Higher Education Research Team Visit, Edinburgh Napier University, 4 June 2010.
  • Lilly, A.; Hudson, G.; Hough, R.L.; NSIS Re-Sampling Programme Team (2010) Developing methods to detect change in the soil resource of a country with a Northern temperate boreal climate (Scotland). World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World, 19th, Brisbane Australia, 1-6 August 2010.
  • Hough, R.L. (2010) Bioavailability: exposure, dose and risk assessment. In: Hooda, P.S. (ed.). Trace Elements in Soils. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Chapter 12, pp267-289.
  • Hough, R.L. (2010) Copper and lead. In: Hooda, P.S. (ed.). Trace Elements in Soils. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Chapter 18, pp441-454.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W. (2010) Integration of knowledge and data to advance understanding of risk and soil degradation. International Symposium of the European Faculty of Land Use and Development on Challenges in Rural Development, 28th, Szekesfehervar, 30 September - 2 October 2010.
  • McKenzie, B.M.; Black, H.I.J.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L. (2010) Development and application of a multi-criterion analysis of soil quality indicators. Soil Properties Dynamics Under Different Land Uses, Uruguayan Society of Soil Science and Uruguayan Branch of the International Soil Tillage Research Organzation, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, 12-14 July 2010. (Invited plenary)
  • Aalders, I.H.; Ball, B.; Black, H.I.J.; Campbell, C.D.; Griffiths, B.; Hopkins, D.; Hough, R.L.; Lilly, A.; Mckenzie, B.M.; Rees, R.M.; Sinclair, A.; Towers, W.; Watson, C. (2009) Considerations for Scottish soil monitoring in the European context. European Journal of Soil Science, 60, 833-843.
  • Hough, R.L.; Protecting the Nation's Soils Research Team. (2009) Scotland's Soil Resource - is it Changing? SNH-SEARS Conference: The Changing Nature of Scotland. Perth Concert Hall, Perth, 17-18 September 2009.
  • Hough, R.L.; Shand, C.A.; Avery, L.M.; Campbell, C.D.; Singh, B.K.; Hudson, G.; Devereaux, G. (2009) Soil and human health: the national soils inventory of Scotland. Practical Applications of Medical Geology, BGS Keyworth, Nottingham, 19-20 March, 2009.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Oborn, I. (2009) Assessing exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam. International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE), 10th, Chihuahua, Mexico, 13-16 July 2009.
  • Minh, N.D.; Hough, R.L.; Thuy, L.T.; Nyberg, Y.; Mai, L.B.; Vinh, N.C.; Oborn, I. (2009) Assessing exposure to cadmium in a metal recycling community in Vietnam. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry UK Branch Annual Meeting: Environmental and Human Health. London, UK, 14-15 September, 2009.
  • Turner, S.; Ayres, J.G.; Devereux, G.S.; Shand, C.A.; Hough, R.; Hudson, G. (2009) Does silt content of soil at birth influence later development of asthma? European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress, 19th, Vienna, 12-16 September 2009.
  • Turner, S.; Ayres, J.G.; Devereux, G.S.; Shand, C.A.; Hough, R.L,; Hudson, G. (2009) Does silt content of soil at birth influence later development of asthma? European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, Vienna, Austria, 12-16 September, 2009.
  • Hough, R.L.; Aalders, I.H.; Towers, W. (2009) Investigating the use of Bayesian Relief Networks to assess the risk of erosion in peatland soils. Predicting the Future for Highly Organic Soils, British Society of Soil Science, Spring Conference, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, 5-7 May 2009. Book of Abstracts.
  • Hough, R.L.; Shand, C.; Avery, L.M.; Campbell, C.D.; Singh, B.; Hudson; G.; Devereaux, G. (2009) Soil and human health: The National Soils Inventory of Scotland. Practical Applications of Medical Geology, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, 19-20 March 2009.
  • Shand, C.A.; Hough, R.L.; Hudson, G.; Campbell, C.D.; Devereux, G. (2009) Could exposure to silt adversely affect early life respiratory health? BGS Medical Geology Meeting, Keyworth, Nottingham,19-20 March 2009.
  • Hough, R.L. (2009) Health risks and benefits associated with soil Knowledge Scotland, Science Policy Connections Online. Research Briefing, Health and Wellbeing.
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Avery, L.M.; Rhind, S.; Crews, C.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D. (2009) Risk assessment of the use of PAS100 green composts in Scottish livestock production. Report prepared for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Rhind, S.M.; Avery, L.M.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Crews, C. (2009) Risk assessment of application of composted wastes to land. WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).
  • Hough, R.L.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Crews, C. (2009) Study of the levels of plant derived toxins in compost. Quality Meat Scotland.
  • Lilly, A.; Birnie, R.V.B; Futter, M.N.; Grieve, I.C.; Higgins, A.; Hough, R.L.; Jones, M.A.; Jordan, C.; Nolan, A.J.; Stutter, M.I.; Towers, W.; Baggaley, N.J. (2009) Climate change, land management and erosion in the organic and organo-mineral soils in Scotland and Northern Ireland. SNH Commissioned Report, No. 325 (ROAME No. F06AC104 - SNIFFER UKCC21).
  • Longhurst, P.; Hough, R.L.; Wu, S.; Villa, R.; Chambers, B.; Tyrrel, S.; Taylor, M.; Booth, P.; Avery, L.M.; Pollard, S. (2009) Risk assessment for the use of source-segregated composts in UK agriculture. Report prepared for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
  • Hough, R.L.; White, D.; Campbell, C.D.; Crews, C. (2009) Testing the effects of composting poisonous plants. The Scottish Farmer, 117, p22.
  • Campbell, C.D.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W. (2009) WP3.2 and WP3.3 Mid Term Review. Scottish Natural Heritage.

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