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Mark Young

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Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Plant Scientist/Information Technologist
mark.young@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Current technical activities

  • Database development, administration and management in EU projects TRUETOMRESAMIGAPURELegume FuturesSIGMEA and experimental data for the Agroecology Sub-group
  • Web page development, administration and management; web frontends for databases for EU projects and Agroecology.
  • Programming and development of bespoke software solutions for Agroecology.
  • Development of DEXi multi attribute decision support models.
  • Development of a compartment and flow model in Simile to simulate the flow of nitrogen and carbon through arable and hill farming systems.
  • Development and maintenance of physiological measurement equipment and data loggers.
  • Provide expertise, training and support in GPS and GIS to Agroecology.

 

Current research interests

  • Monotoring of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Centre for Sustainable Cropping at Balruddery.
  • Examination of machine learning and datamining techniques for data analyses.
  • Development of DEXi multi attribute decision support models for the Centre for Sustainable Cropping..
  • Development of a compartment and flow model (using to simulate the flow of nitrogen and carbon through arable and hill farming systems.
  • Examination of nitrogen budgets within crop systems incorporating legumes.

 

Past research

  • Geneflow as part of the SIGMEA project with various European Partners.
  • Ecotyping of barley and Capsella bursa-pastoris.
  • GIS analyses of European datasets in collaboration with workers from the Josef Stafan Institute, Slovenia.
  • Geneflow between Brassica napus and Brassica rapa.
  • Image analysis of graded potatoes.
  • A predictive model of potato tuber size distribution and procedures to optimise its operation.
  • Optimisation of nitrogen and water use in the potato crop.
  • An investigation of the factors associated with different patterns of reducing sugar accumulation in stored potato tubers.

Bibliography

  • Marshall, B.; Young, M.W. (2004) Automated on-farm assessment of tuber size distribution., In: Decision Support Systems in Potato Production - bringing models to practice (eds. D.K.L. MacKerron and A.J. Haverkort). Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp100-117.

  • Squire, G.R.; Begg, G.S.; Hawes, C.; Iannetta, P.P.M.; James, E.K.; Karley, A.J.; Young, M.W. (2011) Scotland's wild arable plants., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp21-23.
  • Squire, G.R.; Allnutt, T.; Boffey, C.W.H.; Cullen, D.W.; Daniels, R.E.; Ford, L.; Henry, M.; Jacobs, J.H.; Knightley, S.; Kilpatrick, J.B.; Lutman, P.J.; McNicol, J.W.; Osborne, J.L.; Ramsay, G.; Scrimgeour, C.; Shearan, A.; Swain, J.L.; Sweet, J.B.; Young, M. (2008) Factors affecting cross pollination of oilseed rape growing under UK conditions., RGO125 Final Report to Defra and RERAD, London.
  • Iannetta, P.P.M.; Begg, G.S.; Wishart, J.; Young, M.W.; Karley, A.J.; Valentine, T.A.; Hawes, C.; Squire, G.R. (2006) Common wild plants as biodiversity indicators., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2006, pp42-43.
  • Squire, G.R.; Hawes, C.; Bohan, D.A.; Brooks, D.R.; Champion, G.T.; Firbank, L.G.; Haughton, A.J.; Heard, M.S.; May, M.J.; Perry, J.N.; Young, M.W. (2005) Biodiversity effects of the management associated with GM cropping systems in the UK., Final Report of Defra Project EPG 1/5/198, London.
  • Squire, G.R.; Hawes, C.; Begg, G.S.; Elliott, M.J.; Parish, A.M.; Young, M.W.; Iannetta, P.P.M. (2004) Persistence of GM herbicide-tolerant plants., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp167-168.
  • Karley, A.J.; Marshall, B.; Young, M.W.; Holroyde, S.; Wright, G.M.; Squire, G.R. (2004) Plant archtecture and structural-functioning modelling., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp157-159.
  • Ritz, K.; Crabb, D.; Harris, K.; Nunan, N.; Wu, K.; Crawford, J.W.; Young, I.M. (2000) Visualising the spatial organisation of soil microbial communities., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1999/2000, 163-166.

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