Mr Alan Lovatt

Mr Alan Lovatt

Research Scientist

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Penrose, B, Beresford, NA, Crout, NM, Lovatt, J, Thomson, R & Broadley, MR 2017, 'Forage grasses with lower uptake of casesium and strontium could provide 'safer' crops for radiologically contaminated areas' PLoS One, vol 12, no. 5, e0176040. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176040
Robins, JG & Lovatt, J 2016, 'Cultivar by environment effects of perennial ryegrass cultivars selected for high water soluble carbohydrates managed under differing precipitation levels' Euphytica, vol 208, no. 3, pp. 571-581. DOI: 10.1007/s10681-015-1607-9
Grinberg, N, Lovatt, A, Hegarty, M, Macfarlane, AC, Skot, K, Kelly, R, Blackmore, T, Thorogood, D, King, RD, Armstead, I, Powell, W & Skot, L 2016, 'Implementation of genomic prediction in Lolium perenne (L.) breeding populations' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7, 133. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00133
Moorby, J, Palmer, S, Lovatt, J, Scott, M, Morgan, S & Tweed, J 2015, Use Of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy To Predict Forage Ryegrass Fatty Acid Composition. in J Moorby & E Jewkes (eds), Proceedings of the Twelfth BGS Research Conference. British Grassland Society, pp. 69-70, 12th British Grassland Society Conference, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2015.
Gallagher, JA, Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ, Farrell, MS, Lovatt, JA, Skøt, KP, Armstead, IP, Humphreys, MO & Roldan_Ruiz, I 2015, 'Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)' Bioenergy Research, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 77-90. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9491-z
Gasior, D, Harper, J, Humphreys, M, Lovatt, A, Armstead, I & Sanderson, R 2015, An Assessment of Phenotypic Diversity Within a Collection of Natural Lolium perenne Ecotypes and Cultivars from Across Europe. in I Roldán-Ruiz, J Baert & D Reheul (eds), Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia: Breeding in a World of Scarcity. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 29-33, Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section 2015, Ghent, Belgium, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28932-8_4
Bentley, AR, Jensen, EF, Mackay, I, Honicka, H, Fladung, M, Hori, K, Yano, M, Mullet, JE, Armstead, IP, Hayes, CM, Thorogood, D, Lovatt, JA, Morris, R, Pullen, N, Mutasa-Gottgens, E & Cockram, J 2013, Flowering Time. in C Kole (ed.), Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops: Target Traits. vol. 2, Springer Nature, pp. 1-66. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37048-9_1
Hayes, R, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, GL, AberWolf (Ba14074) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate heading, 2013, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Hayes, R, Lovatt, A & Abberton, M 2013, Mechanisms utilised within the IBERS diploid Lolium perenne L. forage grass breeding programmes to improve rumen nitrogen use efficiency. in S Barth & D Milbourne (eds), Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement. Springer Nature, pp. 47-53. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4555-1_5
Abberton, MA, Marshall, A, Hayes, R, Yadav, R, Lovatt, A & Humphreys, M 2012, 'Molecular and Genomics-Assisted Breeding of Perennial Crops for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation' Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2012 - 2012, pp. W170.
Winters, AL, Leemans, D, Morris, SM, Pippel, J, Lovatt, A, Charlton, A, Gallagher, J, Smith, L (ed.), Stafford, A (ed.) & Weightman, R (ed.) 2011, 'High-sugar perennial ryegrass as a feed-stock for bioconversion to platform chemicals' Aspects of Applied Biology, pp. 79-86.
Wilkins, PW & Lovatt, JA 2011, 'Gains in dry matter yield and herbage quality from breeding perennial ryegrass' Paper presented at TEAGASC International Conference, 'Grasses for the Future - Perennial ryegrasses: current and future genetic potential, Cork, Ireland, Cork, Ireland, 2010 - 2010, pp. 43-50.
Wilkins, PW, Lovatt, A, Hayes, R & Thomas, G, AberGain (Ba13798) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading, 2011, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Lovatt, A, Hayes, R & Thomas, G, AberPlentiful (Ba13851) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading, 2011, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Lovatt, A, Hayes, R & Thomas, G, AberClyde (Ba13940) - Lolium perenne tetraploid intermediate heading, 2011, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Wilikins, PW, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, GL, AberPlenty - late heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass bred for high dry matter yields, high water soluble carbohydrate content with improved crown rust resistance, 2011, Plant Variety.
Wilkins, PW, Hayes, R, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, GL, AberGreen (BA13926) - Intermediate perennial ryegrass, 2010, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Lovatt, JA, Hayes, R, Sanderson, R & Duller, S 2010, The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in mixtures with perennial ryegrass. in C Huyghe (ed.), Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. vol. 32, Springer Nature, pp. 223-226. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8706-5_32
Lovatt, A, Moorby, J, Gallagher, J, Hayes, R, Pete, W & Moorby, JM 2009, 'Benefits of Breeding Ryegrass with Elevated Levels of Water Soluble Carbohydrate' Paper presented at 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, La Rochelle, France, 2009 - 2009, .
Lovatt, JA, Hayes, R, Sanderson, R & Duller, S 2009, 'The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in a forage seed mixture' 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, La Rochelle, France, 2009 - 2009, .
Wilkins, PW, Hayes, RC, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, G, AberSweet (BA13613) - Lolium perenne diploid internediate heading, 2008, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Wilkins, PW, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, GL, AberBite (BA13800) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading, 2008, Plant Variety, Unknown Publisher.
Wilkins, PW, Lovatt, JA & Hayes, R 2007, 'Effect of a stay-green locus on the dry-matter yield, nitrogen yield and shoot density of perennial ryegrass' Grass and Forage Science, vol 62, no. 4, pp. 453-458. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00600.x
Wilkins, PW, Lovatt, JA, Rosellini, D (ed.) & Veronese, F (ed.) 2007, 'Chromosome doubling and top-crossing as a means of exploiting heterosis in perennial ryegrass' pp. 52-55.
Wilkins, PW, Lovatt, JA, Hayes, RC & Thomas, GL, AberChoice (BA13753) - Lolium perenne diploid, late heading, 2007, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Reyns, P, Lovatt, JA, Wilkins, PW, Schut, AGT, Pustjens, MJJ, van der Heijden, GWAM & Meuleman, J 2005, Non-destructive assessment of quality and yield for grass-breeding. in MO Humphreys (ed.), Molecular breeding for the Genetic Improvement of Forage Crops and Turf. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. XXth International Grassland Congress Satellite. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Thorogood, D & Lovatt, A 2005, 'Technical (non peer-reviewed) paper summaries presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005'.
Lovatt, JA & Thorogood, D 2005, Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 1. in 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005. pp. 1-686, 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2005.
Lovatt, JA & Thorogood, D 2005, Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 2. in International Turfgrass Society Research Journal Volume 10, Part 2. vol. 10, International Turfgrass Society, pp. 687-1262, 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2005.
Harper, JA, Thomas, ID, Lovatt, JA & Thomas, HM 2004, 'Physical mapping of rDNA sites in possible diploid progenitors of polyploid Festuca species' Plant Systematics and Evolution, vol 245, no. 3-4, pp. 3-4. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-003-0110-2
Gyulai, G, Humphreys, MO, Bittsanszky, A, Skøt, KP, Kiss, J, Skøt, L, Gullner, G, Heywood, S, Szabo, Z, Lovatt, JA, Radimszky, L, Roderick, HW, Abberton, MT, Lagler, R, Rennenberg, H, Komives, T & Heszky, LE 2004, Clonal propagation and improved phytoextraction activity of gshI poplar clones (Populus canescens ) in vitro. in J Vollmann, H Grausgruber & P Ruckenbauer (eds), Genetic Variation for Plant Breeding. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, pp. 279-283, Proceedings of the 17th Eucarpial General Congress, Tulln, Austria, 2004.
Wilkins, PW & Lovatt, JA 2003, 'Progress in improving the ratio of water-soluble carbohydrate to crude protein in perennial ryegrass' pp. 15-16.
Lovatt, JA, Jones, ML & Wilkins, PW 2003, 'Improving annual yields of sugars and crude protein by recurrent selection within diploid ryegrass breeding populations, followed by chromosome doubling and hybridisation' pp. 96-99.
Yadav, RS, Roderick, HW, Lovatt, JA, Skøt, L & Wilkins, PW 2003, Marker assisted breeding to enhance forage quality in ryegrass varieties. in Aspects of Applied Biology: Proceedings 'Crop Quality' Its role in sustainable livestock production. vol. 70, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 183-186, Assocation of Applied Biologists Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2003.
Wilkins, PW & Lovatt, JA, AberDart (Ba11778) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate heading, 1998, Plant Variety.