Mr Alan Gay
Plant and crop physiologist with wide interests including photosynthesis, stomatal responses, senescence, cold hardening, crop modelling and growth measurements. Currently working on the use of hyperspectral reflectance of leaves and crops as a diagnostic tool particularly when collected from manned and unmanned aerial platforms as an aid to environmental, vegetation, crop and forestry monitoring and management. Has developed expertise in biological image analyses and interpretation for various uses.
Detection of faecal and gut contamination on chicken carcasses using a chlorophyll-based marker. 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Cadair2016.
Challenges of Crop Phenomics in the Post-genomic Era. In (ed) Phenomics. Taylor & Francis pp. 142-171. 10.1201/b16437-82014.
Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield: Canopy duration and yield in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Biology 64 (8) pp. 2373-2383. 10.1093/jxb/ert104 Cadair2013.
Evidence of a role for foliar salicylic acid in regulating the rate of post-ingestive protein breakdown in ruminants and contributing to landscape pollution. Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (8) pp. 3243-3255. 10.1093/jxb/ers048 Cadair2012.
Incorporation of chlorophyll based markers into lamb finishing rations to aid visualization of faecal contamination in the abattoir- a spectrometric approach. Cadair2012.
Can polyphenol oxidase mitigate photooxidative damage under abiotic stress conditions? Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting. Cadair2012.
Improving detection of faecal contamination of carcasses using chlorophyll based markers. Novus Symposium: 20 Years Innovation with Integrity. Cadair2011.
A flexible quantitative methodology for the analysis of gene-flow between conventionally bred maize populations using microsatellite markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122 (4) pp. 819-829. 10.1007/s00122-010-1489-0 Cadair2011.
Development of high throughput plant phenotyping facilities at Aberystwyth. Phenomics Workshop. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference . Cadair2011.
Factors affecting rates of cross-pollination in maize growing under typical UK conditions RG0124. DEFRA Report 2011 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair2011.
Blumeria graminis interactions with barley conditioned by different single R genes demonstrate a temporal and spatial relationship between stomatal dysfunction and cell death. Phytopathology 100 (1) pp. 21-32. 10.1094/PHYTO-100-1-0021 Cadair2010.
Developing unmanned aerial vehicles for local and flexible environmental and agricultural monitoring. New Dimensions in Earth Observation. Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society conference, Leicester, UK. Cadair2009.
Non parametric stochastic expectation maximization for data clustering. In (eds) E-business and Telecommunications. Revised Selected Papers of the 4th International Conference, ICETE 2007, Barcelona, Spain, July 28-31, 2007, pp. 293-303. 10.1007/978-3-540-88653-2 Cadair2008.
Nondestructive analysis of senescence in mesophyll cells by spectral resolution of protein synthesis-dependent pigment metabolism. New Phytologist 179 (3) pp. 663-674. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02412.x Cadair Other2008.
Modification of nitrogen remobilisation, grain fill and leaf senescence in maize (Zea mays L.) by transposon insertional mutagenensis in a protease gene. New Phytologist 173 (3) pp. 481-494. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01928.x Other Cadair2007.
Unsupervised non parametric data clustering by means of Bayesian inference and information theory. Proceedings of the International Conference on signal processing and multimedia applications (SIGMAP). Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication Press pp. 101-108. Cadair2007.
Stomatal lock-open, a consequence of epidermal cell death, follows transient suppression of stomatal opening in barley attacked by Blumeria graminis. Journal of Experimental Botany pp. 2211-2226. Cadair Other2006.
Hyperspectral imaging in plant science: some case studies of various stresses on different species and at different scales under laboratory and natural lighting conditions. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2006.01.053 Cadair2006.
Is hyperspectral imaging a useful technique for managing crops and monitoring grassland? 2006 Plant Science Wales. Cadair2006.
Maintaining yield under drought stress by different mechanisms in a range of genetic sources of stay-green sorghum. 2005 Society for Experimental Botany, Annual Main Meeting. Cadair2005.
Changes in cold tolerance and the mechanisms of acclimation of photosystem II to cold hardening generated by anther culture of Festuca pratensis × Lolium multiflorum cultivars. New Phytologist 162 (1) pp. 105-114. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01024.x Cadair2004.
Powdery mildew, cereal cells and sustainable crop production. 11th International Cereal Rust and Powdery Mildew Conference. Cadair2004.
Photoinhibition and resistance to winter damage in stay-green amenity grasses. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Meeting. Cadair2004.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a no-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a non-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
To establish separate power ratings for stem and root lodging in the UK Recommended Lists for wheat: HGCA Project No. 2213 Final Report. Home-Grown Cereals Authority Cadair2003.
'Balancing' root and canopy growth. 2002 Proceedings Home-Grown Cereals Authority Conference. Cadair2002.
Hyperspectral imaging as a non-invasive tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. 2002 Conference on Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture. Cadair2002.
Leaf senescence in a non-yellowing mutant of Festuca pratensis: implications of the stay-green mutation for photosynthesis, growth and nutrition . Plant, Cell and Environment 20 (8) pp. 1007-1018. 10.1111/j.1365-3040.1997.tb00677.x Cadair1997.
Is Lolium temulentum able to avoid end product inhibition of photosynthesis? International Conference on Transport of Photoassimilates. Cadair1996.
The effect of elevated CO2 on the relationship between photosynthetic gas exchange, associated enzymes and growth of Lolium temulentum at various light levels. Caper Meeting. Cadair1996.
The effect of elevated CO2 on the relationship between photosynthetic gas exchange, associated enzymes and growth of Lolium temulentum at various light levels. SEB Annual Meeting. Cadair1996.
Photosynthesis and light energy dissipation in senescing leaves of grass mutants blocked in chlorophyll degradation. In (ed) Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere. Springer Nature pp. 953-956. Cadair1995.
Biologists and statisticians working together in science for agriculture and the environment. Royal Statistical Society Conference. Cadair1995.
Rapid changes in leaf extension growth of grasses under controlled conditions and in the field. 1995 Society for Experimental Botany Meeting . Cadair1994.
Effect of light intensity during senescence on photosynthesis and photosynthetic proteins of Lolium temulentum. In (eds) Crop Adaptation to Cool, Wet Climates. EC COST 814 Workshop. pp. 159-166. Cadair1993.
Acclimation of Lolium temulentum to enhanced carbon dioxide. In (eds) CO2 and Biosphere: Advances in Vegetation Science No.14. Springer Nature pp. 454-455. Cadair1993.
Effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentration on growth and proteins of Lolium temulentum. SEB Meeting on Impact of Climate Change. Cadair1993.
Modelling cold hardening and dehardening in Lolium. Stressnet Meeting. Cadair1993.
The effects of light quality on clover growth: an example of how simple modifications of standard C. E. facilities can be used in light quality studies. Controlled Environment Users' Group. Cadair1993.
Will climate affect winter survival? SEB Meeting on Impact of Climate Change. Cadair1993.
Respiration and photosynthesis in oats exhibiting different levels of partial resistance to Erysiphe graminis D.c. ex Merat f. sp. avenae Marchal. New Phytologist 119 (1) pp. 129-136. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1991.tb01016.x Cadair1991.
Recovery of photosynthesis during regrowth of Lolium perenne. Britih Grassland Society (BGS) Research Meeting. Cadair1988.
Characterization of forages for drought resistance. In (ed) Collection, Characterization and Utilization of Genetic Resources of Temperate Forage Grass and Clover: (Lectures given at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station, Aberystwyth for an IBPGR, ECP/GR Short Course, October 1984. International Board for Plant Genetic Resources pp. 29-35. Cadair1987.