Dr Mariecia Fraser PhD

Dr Mariecia Fraser

Reader in Upland Agroecosystems

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Grazing ecologist specialising in management of upland systems. Research interests include: species and breed differences in diet selection and ingestive behaviour, conservation grazing, nutrient supply from fresh and ensiled forages, greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals, and the bio-energy potential of semi-natural grasslands.

Publications

2017

Fraser, M., García, R.R. 2017 (In press). Mixed-species grazing management to improve sustainability and biodiversity. Scientific and Technical Review 37

Fraser, M., Davies, J.R.T., Rowlands, G.E., Chang, X. 2017. Incorporating daffodil-derived galanthamine production into upland grassland systems. 19th EGF Symposium 2017. Cadair

Corton, J., Donnison, I., Wachendorf, M., Fraser, M. 2017. Maintaining upland floristic diversity whilst cutting for biomass production: the impact of the seed bank. 19th EGF Symposium 2017. Cadair

2016

Fraser, M., Davies, J.R.T., Chang, X. 2016. New gold in them thar hills: testing a novel supply route for plant-derived galanthamine. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 55 (4) pp. 1321-1325. 10.3233/JAD-160791 Cadair

Corton, J., Donnison, I., Patel, M., Bühle, L., Hodgson, E., Wachendorf, M., Bridgwater, A., Allison, G., Fraser, M. 2016. Expanding the biomass resource: Sustainable oil production via fast pyrolysis of low input high diversity biomass and the potential integration of thermochemical and biological conversion routes. Applied Energy 177 pp. 852-862. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.088 Cadair

Lüscher, G., Ammari, Y., Andriets, A., Angelova, S., Arndorfer, M., Bailey, D., Balázs, K., Bogers, M., Bunce, R.G.H., Choisis, J., Dennis, P., Díaz, M., Dyman, T., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Fraser, M., Friedel, J.K., Garchi, S., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Gomiero, T., González-bornay, G., Guteva, Y., Herzog, F., Jeanneret, P., Jongman, R.H.G., Kainz, M., Kwikiriza, N., López Díaz, M.L., Moreno, G., Nicholas-Davies, P., Nkwiine, C., Opio, J., Paoletti, M.G., Podmaniczky, L., Pointereau, P., Pulido, F., Sarthou, J., Schneider, M.K., Sghaier, T., Siebrecht, N., Stoyanova, S., Wolfrum, S., Yashchenko, S., Albrecht, H., Báldi, A., Belényesi, M., Benhadi-marin, J., Blick, T., Buholzer, S., Centeri, C., Choisis, N., Cuendet, G., De Lange, H.J., Déjean, S., Deltshev, C., Díaz Cosín, D.J., Dramstad, W., Elek, Z., Engan, G., Evtushenko, K., Falusi, E., Finch, O., Frank, T., Gavinelli, F., Genoud, D., Gillingham, P.K., Grónás, V., Gutiérrez, M., Häusler, W., Heer, X., Hübner, T., Isaia, M., Jerkovich, G., Jesus, J.B., Kakudidi, E., Kelemen, E., Koncz, N., Kovacs, E., Kovács-hostyánszki, A., Last, L., Ljubomirov, T., Mandery, K., Mayr, J., Mjelde, A., Muster, C., Nascimbene, J., Neumayer, J., Ødegaard, F., Ortiz Sánchez, F.J., Oschatz, M., Papaja-hülsbergen, S., Paschetta, M., Pavett, M., Pelosi, C., Penksza, K., Pommeresche, R., Popov, V., Radchenko, V., Richner, N., Riedel, S., Scullion, J., Sommaggio, D., Szalkovszki, O., Szerencsits, E., Trigo, D., Vale, J., Van Kats, R., Vasilev, A., Whittington, A.E., Wilkes-allemann, J., Zanetti, T. 2016. Farmland biodiversity and agricultural management on 237 farms in 13 European and two African regions. Ecology 97 (6) pp. 1625. 10.1890/15-1985.1 Other Cadair

Donnison, I., Fraser, M. 2016. Diversification and use of bioenergy to maintain future grasslands. Food and Energy Security 5 (2) pp. 67-75. 10.1002/fes3.75 Cadair

McCalmont, J., Davies, J., Clifton-Brown, J., Holder, A.J., Fraser, M. 2016. Miscanthus as a bedding source: A Welsh case study. SRUC and SEPA Biennial Conference - Agriculture and the Environment XI What future for our farming systems?: Environmental challenges and integrated solutions. Cadair

Fraser, M., Vale, J., Evans, D.M. 2016. The benefits of cattle in upland grazing systems. SRUC and SEPA Biennial Conference - Agriculture and the Environment XI What future for our farming systems?: Environmental challenges and integrated solutions. Cadair

2015

Moorby, J.M., Fleming, H.R., Theobald, V.J., Fraser, M.D. 2015. Can live weight be used as a proxy for enteric methane emissions from pasture-fed sheep? Scientific Reports 5 17915 pp. 1-9. 10.1038/srep17915 Cadair

Corton, J., Fraser, M., Davies, A. 2015. Biochar production from Molinia Caerulea. British Grassland Society Twelfth Research Conference. 12th British Grassland Society Conference. British Grassland Society pp. 121-122. Cadair

Fraser, M., Fleming, H.R., Theobald, V., Moorby, J. 2015. Effect of breed and pasture type on methane emissions from weaned lambs offered fresh forage. Journal of Agricultural Science 153 (6) pp. 1128-1134. 10.1017/S0021859615000544 Cadair

2014

Corton, J., Toop, T., Walker, J., Donnison, I.S., Fraser, M.D. 2014. Press fluid pre-treatment optimisation of the integrated generation of solid fuel and biogas from biomass (IFBB) process approach. Bioresource Technology 169 pp. 537-542. 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.040 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H.R., Moorby, J.M. 2014. Traditional vs modern: role of breed type in determining enteric methane emissions from cattle grazing as part of contrasting grassland-based systems. PLoS One 9 (9) e107861 10.1371/journal.pone.0107861 Cadair

Hopkins, A., Collins, R., Fraser, M., King, V.R., Lloyd, D., Moorby, J., Robson, P. 2014. EGF at 50: The Future of European Grasslands: Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. Aberystwyth, Wales 7-11 September 2014. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Other Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Moorby, J.M., Vale, J.E., Evans, D.M. 2014. Mixed grazing systems benefit both upland biodiversity and livestock production. PLoS One 9 (2) e89054 10.1371/journal.pone.0089054 Cadair

Schneider, M., Luscher, G., Jeanneret, P., Arndorfer, M., Ammari, Y., Bailey, D., Balázs, K., Báldi, A., Choisis, J., Dennis, P., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Fraser, M.D., Frank, T., Friedel, J.K., Garchi, S., Jerkovich, G., Gomiero, T., Hector, A., Jongman, R.G.H., Kakudidi, E., Kainz, M., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Moreno, G., Nkwiine, C., Opio, J., Oschatz, M., Paoletti, M., Pointereau, P., Sarthou, J., Siebrecht, N., Sommaggio, D., Turnbull, L., Wolfrum, S., Herzog, F. 2014. Gains to species diversity in organically farmed fields are not propagated at the farm level. Nature Communications 5 4151 10.1038/ncomms5151 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H.R., Theobald, V., Moorby, J.M. 2014. Effect of breed type and pasture type on methane emissions from weaned lambs offered fresh grasses. ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting 2014. Cadair

Pavlu, V., Pavlu, L., Fraser, M.D. 2014. Long-term effects of extensification regimes on soil and botanical characteristics of improved upland grasslands. 25th EGF Conference. Cadair

Rosa Garcia, R., Fraser, M.D. 2014. Fauna-flora relationships within improved upland grasslands managed under alternative extensification regimes. 25th EGF Conference. Cadair

Corton, J., Ross, A.B., Lea-Langton, A., Donnison, I.S., Fraser, M.D. 2014. Hydrothermal processing of rush (Juncus spp.) and bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) dominant biomass from semi natural landscape management. 25th EGF Conference. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E. 2014. Breed type differences in hoof volume in beef suckler cows. 25th EGF Conference. Cadair

2013

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Firbank, L.G. 2013. Effect on habitat diversity of organic conversion within the Less Favoured Areas of England and Wales. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38 (2) pp. 243-261. 10.1080/21683565.2013.849320 Cadair

Herzog, F., Jeanneret, P., Ammari, Y., Angelova, S., Arndorfer, M., Bailey, D., Balazs, K., Báldi, A., Bunce, R.G.H., Choisis, J., Dennis, P., Dyman, T., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Fraser, M.D., Frank, T., Friedel, J.K., Garchi, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Gomiero, T., Jerkovich, G., Jongman, R.G.H., Kainz, M., Kakudidi, E., Kelemen, E., Kolliker, R., Kwikiriza, N., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Last, L., Luscher, G., Moreno, G., Nkwiine, C., Opio, J., Oschatz, M., Paoletti, M., Pointereau, P., Sarthou, J., Schneider, M.K., Siebrecht, N., Sommaggio, D., Stoyanova, S., Targetti, S., Viaggi, D., Wolfrum, S., Yashchenko, S. 2013. Measuring Farmland Biodiversity. Solutions Journal 4 (4) pp. 52 – 58. Other Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Dhanoa, M.S. 2013. Alternative upland grazing systems: Impacts on livestock performance and sward characteristics. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 175 pp. 8-20. 10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.002 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H.R., Davies, J.W., Moorby, J.M. 2013. Effect of breed and pasture type on methane emissions by growing beef steers. Advances in Animal Biosciences: Proceedings of the 5th Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA 2013), Dublin, Ireland. Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture. Cambridge University Press pp. 359. 10.1017/S2040470013000101 Cadair

Pavlu, V., Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H.R., Moorby, J.M., Collins, R.P. 2013. Effect of sward species mix on methane emissions from ewes. Advances in Animal Biosciences: Proceedings of the 5th Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA 2013), Dublin, Ireland. Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture. 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press pp. 361. Cadair

Doran, S.E., Leemans, D.K., Vale, J.E., Corton, J., Fraser, M.D., Moorby, J.M. 2013. In vitro gas production as a means to measure methane produced by a variety of upland plants when incubated with rumen fluid. Advances in Animal Biosciences: Proceedings of the 5th Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA 2013), Dublin, Ireland. Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture Conference. Cambridge University Press pp. 459. Other Cadair

Martin, D., Fraser, M.D., Pakeman, R., Moffat, A. 2013. Natural England Review of Upland Evidence 2012: Impact of moorland grazing and stocking rates.: Natural England Evidence Review, Number 006. 1st edn, Natural England Other Cadair

Corton, J., Buhle, L., Wachendorf, M., Donnison, I.S., Fraser, M.D. 2013. Bioenergy as a biodiversity management tool and the potential of a mixed species feedstock for bioenergy production in Wales. Bioresource Technology 129 pp. 142-149. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.11.001 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Tallowin, J.R.B. 2013. Biodiversity impacts of grazing systems. Proceedings BGS/BSAS Conference, "Profitable and Sustainable Grazing Systems - Moving Forward with Science", Abbey Hotel, Abbey Road, Malvern. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H.R., Theobald, V., Sanderson, R., Moorby, J.M. 2013. Effect of body size on feed intake and methane emissions from ewes offered fresh forage. Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture. Cadair

2012

Rosa Garcia, R., Fraser, M.D., Celaya, R., Ferreira, L.M., Garcia, U., Osoro, K. 2012. Grazing land management and biodiversity in the Atlantic European heathlands: a review. Agroforestry Systems 10.1007/s10457-012-9519-3 Cadair

Hensgen, F., Buehle, L., Donnison, I.S., Fraser, M.D., Vale, J., Corton, J., Heinsoo, K., Melts, I., Wachendorf, M. 2012. Mineral concentrations in solid fuels from European semi-natural grasslands after hydrothermal conditioning and subsequent mechanical dehydration. Bioresource Technology 118 pp. 332-342. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.035 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fleming, H., Theobald, V.J., Moorby, J.M. 2012. Effect of body size on feed intake and methane emissions from ewes offered fresh ryegrass. 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Cadair

2011

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Dhanoa, M.S., Davies, O.D. 2011. Impact of sward composition and stock performance of grazing Molinia-dominant grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 144 (1) pp. 102-106. 10.1016/j.agee.2011.08.004 Cadair

Evans, J.G., Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Owen, I.G. 2011. An evaluation of two perennial ryegrass cultivars (AberDart and Fennema) for sheep production in the uplands. Journal of Agricultural Science 149 (2) pp. 235-248. 10.1017/S0021859610001048 Cadair

Yu, Y.-.W., Fraser, M.D., Evans, J.G. 2011. Long-term effects on sward composition and animal performance of reducing fertiliser inputs to upland permanent pasture. Grass and Forage Science 66 (1) pp. 138-151. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2010.00772.x Other Cadair

Corton, J., Fraser, M.D., Donnison, I.S. 2011. The management of upland areas for biodiversity and bioenergy. Plant Micro Wales Conference. Cadair

2010

Moorby, J.M., Fraser, M.D., Parveen, I., Lee, M.R.F., Wold, J.-. 2010. Comparison of 2 high-throughput spectral techniques to predict differences in diet composition of grazing sheep and cattle. Journal of Animal Science 88 (5) pp. 1905-1913. 10.2527/jas.2009-1944 Cadair

Parveen, I., Moorby, J.M., Fraser, M.D., Erban, A., Kopka, J. 2010. Relationship between grazing lamb growth rate and blood plasma analytes as profiled by gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-TOF/MS). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58 (2) pp. 913-917. 10.1021/jf902116m Cadair

Corton, J., Fraser, M.D., Donnison, I.S., Bridgewater, A.V. 2010. The management of upland grassland for biodiversity & bioenergy. Proceedings Bioten Conference. Cadair

Fraser, M.D. 2010. Biodiversity and other beneficial environmental impacts of organic conversion in hills and uplands. DEFRA Final Report OF0380 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Dennis, P., Herzog, F., Jeanneret, P.Arndorfer, M., Bogers, M., Bunce, R.G.H., Bailey, D., -P, C.J., Choisis, N., Cuming, D., Ehrmann, O., Fjellstad, W., Franck, T., Fraser, M.D., Friedel, J., Geijzendorffer, I., Gomiero, T., Jongman, R., Kainz, M., Kölliker, R., Last, L., Lüscher, G., Moreno, G., Nicholas, P., Paoletti, M.G., Papaja-Hülsbergen, S., Pelosi, C., Pointereau, P., Sarthou, J.-., Schneider, M., Siebrecht, N., Targetti, S., Viaggi, D., Wilkes, J., Wolfrum, S. 2010. BIOBIO: Indicators for biodiversity in organic and low-input farming systems. Work Package 2. Selection and field validation of candidate biodiversity indicators, including field manual. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Other Cadair

2009

Dennis, P.Arndorfer, M., Balázs, K., Bailey, D., Boller, B., Bunce, R.G.H., Centeri, C.S., Corporaal, A., Cuming, D., Deconchat, M., Dramstad, W., Elyakime, B., Falusi, E., Fjellstad, W., Fraser, M.D., Freyer, B., Friedel, J.K. 2009. BIOBIO Indicators for biodiversity in organic and low-input farming systems. Work Package 2. Conceptual foundations, indicator selection, sampling protocols and evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Vale, J.E., Nute, G.R., Hallett, K.G., Richardson, R.I., Wright, I.A. 2009. Performance and meat quality of native and continental cross steers grazing improved upland pasture or semi-natural rough grazing. Livestock Science 123 (1) pp. 70-82. 10.1016/j.livsci.2008.10.008 Cadair

Fraser, M.E. 2009. Biodiversity and other beneficial environmental impacts of organic conversion in hills and uplands. DEFRA Annual Report OF0380 2007/2008 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Davies, D.R., Moorby, J.M. 2009. Impact of diet selected by cattle and sheep grazing heathland communities on nutrient supply and faecal micro-flora activity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129 (4) pp. 367-377. 10.1016/j.agee.2008.10.011 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Griffiths, J.B., Morris, S.M., Moorby, J.M. 2009. Comparative diet selection by cattle and sheep grazing two contrasting heathland communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129 (1-3) pp. 182-192. 10.1016/j.agee.2008.08.013 Cadair

Fraser, M.D. 2009. A comparison of mainstream and at risk cattle breeds for the management of the hills and uplands. DEFRA Final Report 3408 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Fraser, M.D. 2009. A testing time for fertiliser in the uplands. Cadair

Lee, M.R.F., Theobald, V.J., Wold, J.-.P., Veberg, A., Lundy, F., Fraser, M.D. 2009. Front face fluorescence spectroscopy as a rapid non-invasive tool for determining diet composition in free-ranging ruminants. Cadair

Marley, C.L., Fychan, A.R., Fraser, M.D., Sanderson, R., Jones, R. 2009. The effect of feeding ensiled alternative forages compared with ensiled ryegrass on excreta losses from growing lambs. 2009 British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference. Other Cadair

Yu, Y.-., Fraser, M.D., Evans, J.G. 2009. Effects on sward composition and sheep performance of long-term withdrawl of fertiliser inputs to upland pasture. Cadair

Yu, Y.-., Fraser, M.D., Evans, J.G. 2009. Effect of long-term extensification of upland pasture on thistle (Cirsium spp.) populations. 9th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A. 2009. Optimal grazing management systems for sheep and beef cattle in the hills and uplands. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Other Cadair

2008

Fraser, M.D. 2008. Managing change in the uplands. Other Cadair

Parveen, I., Moorby, J.M., Hirst, W.M., Morris, S.M., Fraser, M.D. 2008. Profiling of plasma and faeces by FT-IR to differentiate between heathland plant diets offered to zero-grazed sheep. Animal Feed Science and Technology 144 (1-2) pp. 65-81. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2007.10.002 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., McCalman, H.M. 2008. Does organic conversion improve biodiversity? Cadair

Fraser, M.D. 2008. Beef suckler systems for the management of the hills and uplands. DEFRA Annual Report LS3407 2007/2008 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Fraser, M.D. 2008. A comparison of mainstream and at risk cattle breeds for the management of the hills and uplands. DEFRA Annual Report 2007/2008 LS3408 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Evans, J.G., Davies, D.W.R., Vale, J.E. 2008. Effect of sward type and management on butterfly numbers in the uplands. Shaping a Vision for the Uplands. Shaping a Vision for the Uplands. 85th edn, Association of Applied Biologists pp. 15-18. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Morris, S.M., Moorby, J.M. 2008. Diet selection and herbage intake by cattle and sheep grazing two contrasting heathland communities. In A. Hopkins. (ed) Proceedings of the 22nd General meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 'Biodiversity and animal feed - future challenges for grassland production', Uppsala, Sweden, 9-12 June, 2008. 22nd General meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 'Biodiversity and animal feed - future challenges for grassland production'. European Grassland Federation pp. 105-107. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Evans, J.G. 2008. Performance of limousin cross and belted galloway suckler cows and calves when grazing improved and semi-improved pasture. Biodiversity and animal feed: future challenges for grassland production. Grassland Science in Europe, vol. 13 22nd General meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 'Biodiversity and animal feed - future challenges for grassland production'. European Grassland Federation pp. 108-110. Cadair

Vale, J.E., Fraser, M.D. 2008. The tools of the trade - different types and breeds of stock and what they can deliver by grazing. Presentation at "Grazing for Wildlife in Wales", a PONT/CCW/NATUR/WAG funded course for land managers. Cadair

2007

Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Wright, I.A., Vale, J.E., Nute, G.R., Hallett, K.G., Richardson, R.I. 2007. Effect on upland beef production of incorporating winter feeding of red clover silage or summer grazing of Molinia-dominated semi-natural pastures. Grass and Forage Science 62 (3) pp. 284-300. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00581.x Other Cadair

Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Fisher, W.J., Forbes, A.B., Jones, R., Moorby, J.M., MacRae, J.C., Theodorou, M.K. 2007. Effects of continuous or rotational grazing of two perennial ryegrass varieties on the chemical composition of the herbage and the performance of finishing lambs. Grass and Forage Science 62 (3) pp. 255-264. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00582.x Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Vale, J.E., Hirst, W.M., Wright, I.A. 2007. Effects on animal performance and sward composition of mixed and sequential grazing of permanent pasture by cattle and sheep. Livestock Science pp. 251-266. 10.1016/j.livsci.2006.11.006 Cadair

Marley, C.L., Fychan, R., Fraser, M.D., Sanderson, R., Jones, R. 2007. Effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the productivity and nutrient-use efficiency of finishing lambs. Grass and Forage Science 62 (1) pp. 1-12. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00556.x Cadair

Parveen, I., Moorby, J., Fraser, M., Allison, G., Kopka, J. 2007. Application of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolite profiling techniques to the analysis of heathland plant diets of sheep. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55 (4) pp. 1129-1138. 10.1021/jf062995w Cadair

Vale, J.E., Fraser, M.D. 2007. Effect of sward type and management on diversity of upland birds. BGS/BES/BSAS Conference, University of Keele. Cadair Other

Fychan, R., Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R.Hopkins, J.J., Duncan, A.J., McCracken, D.I., Peel, S., Tallowin, J.R.B. 2007. The effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the minerals excreted from growing lambs - implications for farm nutrient budgets. High Value Grassland: providing biodiversity, a clean environment and premium products. High Value Grasslands: providing biodiversity, a clean environment and premium products'. A joint BGS/BSAS/BES Conference. British Grassland Society pp. 217-220. Cadair Other

Moorby, J.M., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Morris, S.M. 2007. Differentiation of fecal alkane and fatty alcohol markers of diet composition of cattle and sheep grazing complex moorland sward. ADSA/PSA/AMPA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Poultry Science ADSA/PSA/AMPA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting. pp. 8-12. Cadair

Fychan, R., Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V., Jones, R. 2007. The effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the minerals excreted from growing lambs - implications for farm nutrient budgets. In J. J. Hopkins., A. J. Duncan., D. I. McCracken., S. Peel., J. R. B. Tallowin. (eds) High value grassland: providing biodiversity, a clean environment and premium products: Proceedings of the BGS/BES/BSAS Conference. British Grassland Society Occasional Symposium, no. 38 British Grassland Society pp. 217-220. Cadair

2006

Evans, J.G., Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Vale, J.E., Davies, K. 2006. The evaluation of two contrasting perennial ryegrass, AberDart and Fennema, under continuous stocking with sheep in the uplands. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair

Parveen, I., Moorby, J.M., Fraser, M.D., Allison, G.G., Kopka, J. 2006. Application of GCMS-TOF metabolite profiling techniques to the analysis of heathland plant diets of sheep. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

Theobald, V.J., Fraser, M.D. 2006. Effects on invertebrates of summer grazing of Molinia-dominant semi-natural rough grazing. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

Hobbs, P.J., Wade, M.J., Jones, R., Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Williams, J.S., Dhanoa, M.S. 2006. Managing manure by a greater understanding of its metabolic profile? Adopting new technologies. Cadair Other

Parveen, I., Moorby, J.M., Hirst, W.M., Morris, S.M., Fraser, M.D. 2006. Profiling of plasma and faeces by FT-IR to differentiate between heathland plant diets offered to zero-grazed sheep. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference, 'Grassland as a Multifunctional Resource. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. British Grassland Society pp. 101-102. Cadair

Marley, C.L., Fychan, A.R., Fraser, M.D., Roberts, J.E., Lewis, G.G., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R. 2006. Effects of applying slurries from livestock fed on different forages or inorganic nitrogen on swards of hybrid ryegrass. In J. M. Moorby. (ed) Grassland as a Multifunctional Resource. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. pp. 51-52. Cadair

Rinne, M., Olt, A., Nousiainen, J., Seppälä,, A., Tuori, M., Paul, C., Fraser, M.D., Huhtanen, P. 2006. Prediction of legume silage digestibility from various laboratory methods. Grass and Forage Science 61 (4) pp. 354-362. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2006.00542.x Cadair

Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Davies, D.A., Rees, M.E., Vale, J.E., Forbes, A.B. 2006. The effect of mixed and sequential grazing of cattle and sheep on the faecal egg counts and growth rates of weaned lambs when treated with anthelmintics. Veterinary Parasitology 142 (1-2) pp. 134-141. 10.1016/j.vetpar.2006.06.030 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Moorby, J.M. 2006. Determining diet composition on complex swards using n-alkanes and long-chain fatty alcohols. Ecological Applications 16 (5) pp. 1901-1910. 10.1890/1051-0761(2006)016[1901:DDCOCS]2.0.CO;2 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Vale, J.E., Evans, J.G. 2006. Effects on animal performance of summer grazing of Molinia-dominant semi-natural rough grazing. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 2 (3) pp. 247-248. 10.1080/17451590609618136 Cadair Other

Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Roberts, J.E., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2006. Effects of legume forages on ovine gastrointestinal parasite development, migration and survival. Veterinary Parasitology 138 (3-4) pp. 308-317. 10.1016/j.vetpar.2006.02.001 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Evans, J.G., Vale, J.E. 2006. Effects on animal performance of summer grazing of Molinia-dominant semi-natural rough grazing. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

2005

Speijers, M.H.M., Fraser, M.D., Haresign, W., Theobald, V.J., Moorby, J.M. 2005. Effects of ensiled forage legumes on performance of twin-bearing ewes and their progeny. Animal Science 81 (2) pp. 271-282. 10.1079/ASC50510271 Cadair Other

Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R. 2005. Effect of forage legumes and anthelmintic treatment on the performance, nutritional status and nematode parasites of grazing lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 131 (3-4) pp. 267-282. 10.1016/j.vetpar.2005.04.037 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Evans, J.G. 2005. Effect of mixed and sequential grazing by cattle and sheep of upland permanent pasture on liveweight gain. In J. A. Milne. (ed) Pastoral systems in marginal environments. International Grassland Congress XX Satellite Workshop. 1st edn, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen pp. 3-6. 10.1002/ldr.764 Cadair Other

Speijers, M.H.M., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Haresign, W. 2005. Effects of ensiled forage legumes on performance of store finishing lambs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 120 (3-4) pp. 203-216. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2005.02.027 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2005. Comparative yield and chemical composition of two varieties of narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) when harvested as whole-crop, moist grain and dry grain. Animal Feed Science and Technology 120 (1-2) pp. 43-50. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2004.12.014 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2005. The effect of harvest date and inoculation on the yield and fermentation characteristics of two varieties of white lupin (Lupinus albus) when ensiled as a whole-crop. Animal Feed Science and Technology 119 (3-4) pp. 307-322. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2004.12.015 Cadair

Allison, G.G., Fraser, M.D., Moorby, J.M., Kopka, J., Erban, A., Theobald, V.J. 2005. Metabolic profiling of heathland plants in the diet of sheep. XX International Grassland Conference. Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Theobald, V.J. 2005. Effects on animal performance of summer grazing of Molinia dominant semi-natural rough grazing by cattle and sheep. Proceedings of the British Society Animal Science Annual Conference. Cadair Other

Fychan, A.R., Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Jones, R.Park, R.S., Stronge, M.D. 2005. Effect of feeding red clover, lucerne and kale silage on the voluntary intake and liveweight gain of growing lambs. Silage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference, Belfast 3-6 July 2005. Silage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 155-156. Cadair Other

Fraser, M.D., Moorby, J.M., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R. 2005. An evaluation of the n-alkane technique for determining diet composition in animals grazing complex swards. In F. P. O'Mara., R. J. Wilkins., L. 't Mannetje., D. K. Lovett., P. A. M. Rogers., T. M. Boland. (eds) XX International Grassland Conference: Offered papers. XX International Grassland Congress, Dublin. International Grassland Congress Cadair Other

Vale, J.E., Fraser, M.D., Evans, J.G. 2005. Effect on sward botanical composition of mixed and sequential grazing by cattle and sheep of upland permanent pasture. In J. A. Milne. (ed) Pastoral systems in marginal environments. International Grassland Congress XX Satellite Workshop. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 3-6. Cadair Other

Theobald, V.J., Fraser, M.D., Moorby, J.M. 2005. Effects of breed and stage of growing season on the metabolic profile of sheep grazing moorland. In J. A. Milne. (ed) Pastoral systems in marginal environments. International Grassland Congress XX Satellite Workshop. Wageningen Academic Publishers Cadair Other

Olt, A., Rinne, M., Nousiainen, J., Tuori, M., Paul, C., Fraser, M.D., Huhtanen, P. 2005. Estimation of legume silage digestibility with various laboratory methods. In R. S. Park., C. S. Mayne., T. W. J. Keady. (eds) Silage production and utilization. Silage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 267-. Cadair Other

2004

Fraser, M.D., Speijers, M.H.M., Theobald, V.J., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2004. Production performance and meat quality of grazing lambs finished on red clover, lucerne or perennial ryegrass swards. Grass and Forage Science pp. 345-356. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2004.00436.x Cadair

Moorby, J.M., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Wood, J.D., Haresign, W. 2004. The effect of red clover formononetin content on live weight gain, carcass characteristics and muscle equol content of finishing lambs. Animal Science 79 (2) pp. 303-313. Cadair Other

Speijers, M.H.M., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Haresign, W. 2004. The effects of grazing forage legumes on the performance of finishing lambs. Journal of Agricultural Science 142 (4) pp. 483-493. 10.1017/S0021859604004496 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2004. Evaluation of methods for storing small quantities of experimental silage. Small Ruminant Research 54 (1-2) pp. 141-146. 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2003.11.003 Cadair

Davies, D.R., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Brooks, A.E. 2004. Characterising the fermentation capabilities of gut microbial populations from cattle and sheep grazing heathland forage using gas production. 4th Joint INRA/Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology. Reproduction Nutrition Development pp. S72. Cadair Other

2003

Marley, C.L., Winters, A.L., Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2003. The effect of sowing ratio and stage of maturity at harvest on yield, persistency and chemical composition of fresh and ensiled red clover/lucerne bi-crops. Grass and Forage Science 58 (4) pp. 397-406. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2003.00392.x Cadair Other

Fraser, M.D., Haresign, W., Speijers, M.H.M., Theobald, V.J., Roberts, J.E., Fychan, A.R. 2003. Ensiled legumes as a feed for store lambs. Cadair Other

Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Marley, C.L. 2003. Effects on sward composition and subsequent nutritive value of summer grazing of Molinia dominant SNRG. Cadair Other

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R. 2003. Effect on meat quality of finishing lambs on red clover and lucerne. 7th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

Marley, C.L., Rees, E.M., Fraser, M.D., Vale, J.E., Forbes, A.B. 2003. Effect of mixed or sequential grazing of cattle and sheep on gastro-intestinal parasites in weaned lambs. 7th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

Fraser, M.D., Marley, C.L., Vale, J.E. 2003. Effect of red clover silage:grass silage ratio on the performance of beef steers. 7th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

Marley, C.L., Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Theobald, V.J., Jones, R. 2003. The effect of legume forages on helminth parasites in grazing lambs. 7th British Grassland Society Research Conference. Cadair Other

2002

Salawu, M.B., Adesogan, A.T., Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2002. Assessment of the nutritive value of whole crop peas and intercropped pea-wheat bi-crop forages harvested at different maturity stages for ruminants. Animal Feed Science and Technology 96 pp. 43-53. 10.1016/S0377-8401(01)00329-7 Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2002. Evaluation of methods for storing small quantities of experimental silage. XIII International Silage Conference. Cadair Other

Fychan, A.R., Fraser, M.D., Jones, R. 2002. Effect of ensiling method on the quality of red clover and lucerne silage. XIII International Silage Conference. Cadair

2001

Fraser, M.D., Winters, A.L., Fychan, A.R., Davies, D.R., Jones, R. 2001. The effect of harvest date and inoculation on the yield, fermentation characteristics and feeding value of kale silage. Grass and Forage Science 56 (2) pp. 151-161. 10.1046/j.1365-2494.2001.00262.x Cadair

Fraser, M.D., Fychan, A.R., Jones, R. 2001. The effect of harvest date and inoculation on the yield, fermentation characteristics and feeding value of forage pea and field bean silages. Grass and Forage Science pp. 218-230. 10.1046/j.1365-2494.2001.00268.x Cadair

Davies, D.R., Fraser, M.D., Theobald, V.J., Bakewell, E.L. 2001. Characterising the fermentation capabilities of gut microbial populations from different breeds of cattle and sheep grazing heathland. In J. A. Milne. (ed) Grassland-based Systems in Marginal Environments. International Grassland Congress XX Satellite Workshop. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 157. Cadair Other

2000

Fraser, M., Fychan, A., Jones, R. 2000. Voluntary intake, digestibility and nitrogen utilization by sheep fed ensiled forage legumes. Grass and Forage Science 55 (3) pp. 271-279. 10.1046/j.1365-2494.2000.00225.x Cadair

Jones, R., Theodorou, M.K., Merry, R.J., Adesogan, A.T., Davies, D.R., Dewhurst, R.J., Fraser, M., Fychan, A., Nash, R.J., Kingston-Smith, A., Salawa, M.B., Winters, A., Theobald, V., Roberts, J.E., Evans, S.T., Davies, R.J.T., Leemans, D., Bakewell, E.L., Lloyd, J.D., Bollard, A.L. 2000. Conservation of alternative forage crops. Final report to the Milk Development Council (MDC) - June 2000 Milk Development Council Cadair

1999

Fraser, M. 1999. A comparison of the diet composition of guanacos (Lama guanicoe) and sheep when grazing swards with different clover : grass ratios. Small Ruminant Research 32 (3) pp. 231-241. 10.1016/S0921-4488(98)00192-8 Cadair

1998

Fraser, M., Baker, D.H. 1998. A comparison of voluntary intake and in vivo digestion in guanacos (Lama guanicoe) and sheep given fresh grass. Animal Science 67 (3) pp. 567-572. 10.1017/S1357729800033002 Cadair

Fraser, M. 1998. Diet composition of guanacos (Lama guanicoe) and sheep (Ovis aries) grazing in grassland communities typical of UK uplands. Small Ruminant Research 29 (2) pp. 201-212. 10.1016/S0921-4488(97)00133-8 Cadair

Fraser, M., Moorby, J. 1998. Plasma biochemical values in the guanaco (Lama gaunicoe) and a comparison with the sheep. Animal Science 66 (1) pp. 209-216. 10.1017/S1357729800008973 Cadair

1997

Fraser, M., Gordon, I.J. 1997. The diet of goats, red deer and South American camelids feeding on three contrasting Scottish upland vegetation communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 34 (3) pp. 668-686. Other Cadair

Fraser, M., Gordon, I.J. 1997. Organic matter intake, diet digestibility and feeding behaviour of goats, red deer and South American camelids feeding on three contrasting Scottish vegetation communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 34 (3) pp. 687-698. 10.2307/2404916 Cadair

1994

Goddard, P.J., Fraser, M. 1994. Esophageal fistulation in the guanaco. Small Ruminant Research 13 (3) pp. 287-292. 10.1016/0921-4488(94)90077-9 Cadair