Dr Shane Rothwell

Senior Research Associate - N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange

Research Overview

I am a Knowledge Exchange Fellow working within the N8 AgriFood programme. My research background is in both plant stress physiology and crop nutrient availability. Aspects of my work include how yield depression can sometimes occur with recommended rates of liming and the underlying physiological mechanisms behind this negative growth response in legume crops (peas and beans); and novel approaches to measuring crop phosphorus bioavailability. In my current role I work at the interface between research and end users to create new knowledge that delivers sustainable and resilient farming systems with a particular interest in legumes and soil nutrient management.

Gravimetric phenotyping of whole plant transpiration responses to atmospheric vapour pressure deficit identifies genotypic variation in water use efficiency
Ryan, A., Dodd, I.C., Rothwell, S.A., Jones, R.J.G., Tardieu, F., Draye, X., Davies, W.J. 10/2016 In: Plant Science. 251, p. 101-109. 9 p.
Journal article

Common and specific responses to availability of mineral nutrients and water
Kudoyarova, G.R., Dodd, I.C., Veselov, D.S., Rothwell, S.A., Veselov, S.Y. 04/2015
Literature review

Liming can decrease legume crop yield and leaf gas exchange by enhancing root to shoot ABA signalling
Rothwell, S.A., Elphinstone, E.D., Dodd, I.C. 04/2015 In: Journal of Experimental Botany. 66, 8, p. 2335-2345. 11 p.
Journal article

Xylem sap calcium concentrations do not explain liming-induced inhibition of legume gas exchange
Rothwell, S.A., Dodd, I.C. 09/2014 In: Plant and Soil. 382, 1-2, p. 17-30. 14 p.
Journal article