Miss Sarah Hawkins

Miss Sarah Hawkins

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Davey, C., Robson, P., Hawkins, S., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I., Slavov, G. 2017. Genetic relationships between spring emergence, canopy phenology and biomass yield increase the accuracy of genomic prediction in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Botany 10.1093/jxb/erx339

Maddison, A., Camargo-Rodriguez, A., Scott, I., Jones, C., Elias, D., Hawkins, S., Massey, A., Clifton-Brown, J., McNamarra, N., Donnison, I., Purdy, S. 2017. Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarker. GCB Bioenergy 9 (7) pp. 1264-1278. 10.1111/gcbb.12418 Cadair

van der Weijde, T., Huxley, L., Hawkins, S., Sembiring, E.H., Farrar, K., Dolstra, O., Visser, R.G.F., Trindade, L.M. 2017. Impact of drought stress on growth and quality of miscanthus for biofuel production. GCB Bioenergy 9 (4) pp. 770-782. 10.1111/gcbb.12382 Cadair


Slavov, G., Robson, P., Jensen, E., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Allison, G., Hawkins, S., Thomas-Jones, S., Ma, X., Huang, L., Swaller, T., Flavell, R., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. 2013. Contrasting geographic patterns of genetic variation for molecular markers vs. phenotypic traits in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. GCB Bioenergy 5 (5) pp. 562-571. 10.1111/gcbb.12025 Cadair

Macleod, C.(.J.A., Humphreys, M.W., Whalley, W.R., Turner, L., Binley, A., Watts, C.W., Skøt, L., Joynes, A., Hawkins, S., King, I.P., O'Donovan, S., Haygarth, P.M. 2013. A novel grass hybrid to reduce flood generation in temperate regions. Scientific Reports 3 1683 10.1038/srep01683 Cadair

Robson, P., Jensen, E., Hawkins, S., White, S.R., Kenobi, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I., Farrar, K. 2013. Accelerating the domestication of a bioenergy crop: identifying and modelling morphological targets for sustainable yield increase in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Botany 64 (14) pp. 4143-4155. 10.1093/jxb/ert225 Cadair


Robson, P., Jensen, E., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Slavov, G., Allison, G., Hawkins, S., Jones, S., Valentine, J., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. 2011. Harnessing natural variation in phenotypic and chemotypic traits in Miscanthus for breeding improved bioenergy crops: A review of long term results from perennial energy cropping work at IBERS. Aspects of Applied Biology 112 Cadair


Farrar, K., Robson, P.R., Jensen, E.F., Hawkins, S., Clifton-Brown, J.C., Donnison, I.S. 2010. Manipulation of plant architecture to optimise biomass yield in Miscanthus. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference. Cadair


Turner, L., Macleod, C.J.A., Watts, C., Clark, L., Whalley, R., Binley, A., Papadopoulos, A., Farrell, M., O'Donovan, S., Hawkins, S., Skot, L., Haygarth, P.M., King, I., Humphreys, M. 2009. Lolium perenne partial rs1 gene for a putative salt-stress root protein, exons 1-4, strain LTS18. Cadair

Allison, G.G., Thain, S.C., Morris, P., Morris, C., Hawkins, S., Hauck, B., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I., Bridgwater, A.V., Donnison, I.S. 2009. Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids and lignin in perennial forage and energy grasses by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least squares regression. Bioresource Technology 100 (3) pp. 1252-1261. 10.1016/j.biortech.2008.07.043 Cadair

Farrar, K., Hawkins, S., Jensen, E., Robson, P., Sanderson, R., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. 2009. Exploiting model species to increase biomass yield in energy crops. 20th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (IACR). Cadair


Hawkins, S.L., Turner, L.B., Humphreys, M.W. 2008. Selecting genes in Lolium x Festuca hybrids for root growth to improve soil hydrology. XXVIIth Eucarpia Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. EUCARPIA pp. Abstract No P17. Other Cadair

Clifton-Brown, J.C., Robson, P.R., Allison, G.G., Lister, S.J., Sanderson, R., Morris, C., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Hawkins, S., Jensen, E.F., Jones, S.T., Huang, L., Roberts, P.C., Youell, S.J., Jones, B.R., Wright, A., Valentine, J., Donnison, I.S.Booth, E., Green, M., Karp, A., Shield, I., Stock, D., Turley, D. 2008. Miscanthus: breeding our way to a better future. Aspects of Applied Biology 90 pp. 199-206. Cadair Other


Macleod, C.J.A., Binley, A., Hawkins, S.L., Humphreys, M.W., Turner, L.B., Whalley, W.R., Haygarth, P.M. 2007. Genetically modified hydrographs: what can grass genetics do for temperate catchment hydrology? Hydrological Processes 21 (16) pp. 2217-2221. 10.1002/hyp.6780 Cadair


Donnison, I.S., Thain, S.C., Hatch, R., Adams, J., Hodgson, E., Morris, C., Hawkins, S.L., Clifton-Brown, J.C., Morris, P. 2006. Development and application of high-throughput infrared spectroscopy methods to study bioenergy-associated traits in grasses. Plant Genomics European Meeting. Cadair

Donnison, I., Thain, S.C., Hatch, R., Adams, J., Hodgson, E., Morris, C., Hawkins, S., Clifton-Brown, J., Morris, P. 2006. Bioenergy from grasses. Plant Genomics European Meeting. Cadair


Thain, S.C., Hawkins, S., Donnison, I.S., Morris, C., Morris, P.Humphreys, M.O. 2005. Screening of perennial grasses and a mutant maize collection by Fourier-Transform InfraRed Spectroscopy (FTIR) spectroscopy for improved biofuel traits. Cadair Other


Thomas, H., Morgan, W.G., Humphreys, M., Harper, J.A., Armstead, I., Moore, B., King, J., Roberts, L., James, A., Humphreys, J., Hawkins, S.L., King, I.P. 2001. Introgression mapping - the route to designer breeding in grasses. Proceedings of the XVIth EUCARPIA Congress. XVIth EUCARPIA Congress. , Edinburgh, Scotland pp. 139-145. Cadair