Prof Chris Pollock MA; PhD;
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: IBERS Gogerddan
Chris Pollock is a plant physiologist and was Director of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research in Aberystwyth from 1993-2007. More recently, Chris has been involved nationally in agriculture and land use. He chaired the Scientific Steering Committee for the farm-scale evaluations of GM crops, the Defra Research Priorities Group for Sustainable Farming and Food and the Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science panel for the 2008 RAE He has recently completed a one-year post as Chief Scientific Advisor to the First Minister in Wales and ended his ten-year term as chair of the Advisory Committee on Releases into the Environment. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Aberystwyth University. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies, the Society of Biology and the Learned Society of Wales, a past winner of the British Grassland Society Award, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Birmingham and was made a CBE in 2002 for services to the environment.
Retired Staff; still active in teaching and consultancy.
Sustainable farming systems, crop biotechnology, risk-based regulation.
RWAS Centenary Lecture - IGER. The legacy of Stapledon. The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Journal 79 pp. 77-88. Cadair2005.
Cloning and characterization of a putative fructosyltransferase and two putative invertase genes from the temperate grass Lolium temulentum L. Journal of Experimental Botany 55 (397) pp. 557-569. 10.1093/jxb/erh056 Other Cadair2004.
Assimilate partitioning in leaves of the raffinose-storing herb Lamium album L.: the effects of altering source-sink balance. Brazilian Journal of Botany 26 (4) pp. 533-540. 10.1590/S0100-84042003000400012 Cadair Other2003.
Assimilate partitioning in leaves of the raffinose-storing herb Lamium album L.: photosynthesis and carbon partitioning throughout the photoperiod. Brazilian Journal of Botany 26 (4) pp. 525-531. 10.1590/S0100-84042003000400011 Cadair Other2003.
Rubisco small subunit, chlorophyll a/b-binding protein and sucrose : fructan-6-fructosyl transferase gene expression and sugar status in single barley leaf cells in situ. Cell type specificity and induction by light. Plant Physiology pp. 1335-1348. 10.1104/pp.008979 Other Cadair2002.
Carbon assimilation and partitioning into non-structural carbohydrate in contrasting varieties of Lolium perenne. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 159 (3) pp. 257-263. 10.1078/0176-1617-00656 Cadair2002.
Comparison of growth and carbohydrate accumulation in seedlings of two varieties of Lolium perenne. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 158 (7) pp. 891-897. 10.1078/0176-1617-00320 Cadair2001.
Single cell analysis technique for comparison of specific mRNA abundance in plant cells. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 158 (8) pp. 1089-1092. 10.1078/0176-1617-00285 Cadair2001.
Carbon allocation and sugar status in individual cells of barley leaves affects expression of sucrose:fructan 6-fructosyltransferase gene. Annals of Applied Biology pp. 27-32. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2001.tb00082.x Cadair2001.
A physiological and biochemical analysis of the genetic basis of soluble carbohydrate storage in temperate grasses. Abstracts Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. pp. 2-6. Cadair2001.
Soluble acid invertase activity in leaves is independent of species differences in leaf carbohydrates, diurnal sugar profiles and paths of phloem loading. New Phytologist 132 (2) pp. 283-292. 10.1046/j.1469-8137.1998.00198.x Cadair1998.
Isolation and characterization of a cDNA clone from Lolium temulentum L. encoding for a sucrose hydrolytic enzyme which shows alkaline/neutral invertase activity. Journal of Experimental Botany 49 (322) pp. 789-795. 10.1093/jxb/49.322.789 Cadair1998.
Fructan biosynthesis in excised leaves of Lolium temulentum L. VII. Sucrose and fructan hydrolysis by a fructan-polymerizing enzyme preparation. New Phytologist 136 (1) pp. 61-72. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1997.tb04731.x Cadair1997.
A simple and rapid method for the analysis of water soluble carbohydrates from small segments of cereal leaf tissue. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 151 (6) pp. 654-659. 10.1016/S0176-1617(97)80061-2 Cadair1997.
Changes in gene‐expression in response to sucrose accumulation in leaf tissue of Lolium temulentum L. New Phytologist 128 (4) pp. 591-600. Cadair1994.
RFLP and QTL analysis of seedling thermotolerance in contrasting genotypes of pearl millet. In (eds) ODA Plant Series Research Compendium 1993. pp. 39-40. Cadair1994.
Physiological and biochemical assessment of seedling thermotolerance in pearl millet. In (eds) ODA Plant Series Research Compendium 1993. pp. 41-43. Cadair1994.
Temperature Stress. In (eds) Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress. Springer Nature pp. 109-132. Cadair1993.