Dr Rosemary Collins

Dr Rosemary Collins

Senior Lecturer

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Research

  • Analysis of the structure and function of legume/grass mixtures
  • Development of selection criteria for producing varieties of white clover, red clover and Lotus
  • Changes in gene expression in legumes in response to abiotic stress

Publications

Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Macduff, JH & Puzio, S 2003, 'Morphological compatibility of white clover and perennial ryegrass cultivars grown under two nitrate levels in flowing solution culture' Annals of Botany, vol 92, no. 2, pp. 247-258. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcg128
Collins, RP, Marshall, AH, Macduff, JH & Eve, M 2003, 'Physiological approaches to germplasm improvement in red clover' Paper presented at 7th British Grassland Society Research Conference, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2003 - 2003, pp. 7-8.
Collins, RP, Marshall, AH, Bowen, D & Abberton, MT 2003, 'Exploiting genetic resources in breeding clover for sustainable grassland systems' Proceedings of the 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting 1-4 September 2003., Brno, Czech Republic, 2003 - 2003, pp. 23-27.
Abberton, MT, Scollan, ND, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Collins, RP, Minchin, FL, Winters, AL, Macduff, JH & Marshall, AH 2003, New approaches to forage legume breeding. in Vorträge für Pflanzenzüchtung. pp. 22-25, 24th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, Braunschweig, Germany, 2002.
Fothergill, M & Collins, RP 2003, COST 852: Quality legume-based systems for contrasting environments. in FP O'Mara, RJ Wilkins, L t' Mannetje, DK Lovett, PAM Rogers & TM Boland (eds), XX International Grassland Conress: Offered papers. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 37-38.
Collins, RP, Helgadóttir, Á, Fothergill, M & Rhodes, I 2002, 'Variation amongst survivor populations of white clover collected from sites across Europe: Growth attributes and physiological responses to low temperature' Annals of Botany, vol 89, no. 3, pp. 283-292. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcf037
Collins, RP, Helgadottir, A, Dalmannsdottir, S & Fothergill, M 2002, Adaptational responses to contrasting environments in survivor populations of white clover from sites across Europe. in A Helgadottir & S Dalmannsdottir (eds), Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments. European Cooperation in Science and Technology, pp. 61-63, Proceedings 1st Meeting of COST Action 852, Spain, 2002.
Collins, RP, Helgadottir, A, Fothergill, M & Rhodes, I 2002, Adaptational responses to contrasting environments in survivor populations of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) from sites across Europe. in J-L Durand, J-C Emile, C Huyghe & G Lemaire (eds), Multi-Function Grasslands: Quality Forages, Animal Products and Landscapes. Grassland Science in Europe, European Grassland Federation, pp. 290-291, Proceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF), La Rochelle, France, 2002.
Collins, RP 2002, The effects of drought stress and winter stress on the persistence of white clover. in G Fisher & BE Frankow-Lindberg (eds), Lowland Grasslands of Europe: Utilisation and Development. REU Technical Series, Food and Agriculture Organization, pp. 17-32, Proceedings FAO/CIHEAM European Cooperative Research Network on Pastures and Fodder Crop Production, Subnetwork on Lowland Grassland Research Conference, La Corcina, Spain, 1998.
Annicchiarico, P, Collins, RP, Fornasier, F & Rhodes, I 2001, 'Variation in cold tolerance and spring growth among Italian white clover populations' Euphytica, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 407-416. DOI: 10.1023/A:1012918100232
Collins, RP, Helgadottir, A, Fothergill, M & Rhodes, I 2001, 'Variation amongst survivor populations of two white clover cultivars collected from sites across Europe: morphological and reproductive traits' Annals of Botany, vol 88, no. supp 1, pp. 761-770. DOI: 10.1006/anbo.2001.1462
Wachendorf, M, Collins, RP, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Ghesquiere, A, Guckert, A, Guinchard, MP, Helgadottir, A, Luscher, A, Nolan, T, Nykänen-Kurki, P, Nösberger, J, Parente, G, Puzio, S, Rhodes, I, Robin, C, Ryan, A, Stäheli, B, Stoffel, S, Taube, F & Connolly, J 2001, 'Overwintering and growing season dynamics of Trifolium repens L. in mixture with Lolium perenne L.: a model approach to plant-environment interactions' Annals of Botany, vol 88, no. Supp 1, pp. 683-702.
Helgadottir, A, Dalmannsdottir, S & Collins, RP 2001, 'Adaptational changes in white clover populations selected under marginal conditions' Annals of Botany, vol 88, no. 1, pp. 771-780.
Wachendorf, M, Collins, RP, Connolly, J, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Ghesquiere, A, Guckert, A, Guinchard, MP, Helgadottir, A, Luscher, A, Nolan, T, Nykänen-Kurki, P, Nösberger, J, Parente, G, Puzio, S, Rhodes, I, Robin, C, Ryan, A, Stäheli, B, Stoffel, S & Taube, F 2001, 'Overwintering of Trifolium repens L. and succeeding growth: results from a common protocol carried out at twelve European sites' Annals of Botany, vol 88, no. Supp 1, pp. 669-682.
Collins, R, Abberton, MT, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT & Marshall, A 1998, 'Effects of divergent selection on correlations between morphological traits in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)' Euphytica, vol 101, no. 3, pp. 301-305. DOI: 10.1023/A:1018341820861
Collins, RP, Abberton, MT, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT & Rhodes, I 1997, 'Response to divergent selection for stolon characters in white clover (Trifolium repens)' Journal of Agricultural Science, vol 129, no. 3, pp. 279-285.
Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Potter, JF & Rhodes, I 1996, 'The use of repeated-measurements analysis to describe the overwintering of white clover cultivars' Grass and Forage Science, vol 51, no. 2, pp. 116-120. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1996.tb02045.x
Collins, RP, Fothergill, M & Rhodes, IP 1996, 'Interactions between seedlings of perennial ryegrass and white clover cultivars in establishing swards' Grass and Forage Science, vol 51, no. 2, pp. 163-169. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1996.tb02050.x
Collins, R & Rhodes, I 1995, 'Stolon characteristics related to winter survival in white clover' Journal of Agricultural Science, vol 124, no. 1, pp. 11-16. DOI: 10.1017/S0021859600071197
Collins, R & Rhodes, IP 1994, 'Influence of root competition on compatibility between white clover and perennial ryegrass populations during seedling establishment' Grass and Forage Science, vol 49, no. 4, pp. 506-509. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1994.tb02029.x
Doring, T, Storkey, J, Baddeley, JA, Collins, RP, Crowley, O, Howlett, S, Jones, HE, McCalman, H, Measures, M, Pearce, H, Roderick, S, Watson, C & Wolfe, M 2017, 'Weeds in organic fertility-building leys: aspects of species richness and weed management' Organic Farming, vol 3, no. 1, 3, pp. 51-65. DOI: 10.12924/of2017.03010051
Marshall, A, Collins, R, Williams, KS, Han, J, Corke, F & Doonan, J 2017, 'Improving the nutrient use efficiency of perennial forage species to enhance the sustainability of grassland based agriculture' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 136, pp. 221-228.
Collins, R, Lloyd, D & Marshall, A 2017, 'Strategies for maintaining a functional legume contribution to forage mixtures' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 136, pp. 245-252.
Brophy, C, Finn, JA, Lüscher, A, Suter, M, Kirwan, L, Sebastià, M-T, Helgadóttir, Á, Baadshaug, OH, Bélanger, G, Black, A, Collins, R, Čop, J, Dalmannsdóttir, S, Delgado, I, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Ghesquiere, A, Golinska, B, Golinski, P, Grieu, P, Gustavsson, A-M, Höglind, M, Huguenin-Elie, O, Jørgensen, M, Kadziuliene, Z, Kurki, P, Llurba, R, Lunnan, T, Porqueddu, C, Thumm, U & Connolly, J 2017, 'Major shifts in species’ relative abundance in grassland mixtures alongside positive effects of species diversity in yield: a continental-scale experiment' Journal of Ecology, vol 105, no. 5, pp. 1210-1222. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12754
Marshall, A, Collins, R, Vale, J & Lowe, M 2017, 'Improved persistence of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) increases the protein supplied by red clover/grass swards grown over four harvest years' European Journal of Agronomy, vol 89, pp. 38-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2017.06.006
Connolly, J, Sebastia, M-T, Kirwan, L, Finn, JA, Llurba, R, Suter, M, Collins, R, Porqueddu, C, Helgadottir, A, Baadshaug, OH, Belanger, G, Black, A, Brophy, C, Cop, J, Dalmannsdottir, S, Delgado, I, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Ghesquiere, A, Golinski, P, Grieu, P, Gustavsson, AM, Hoglind, M, Huguenin-Elie, O, Jorgensen, M, Kadziuliene, Z, Lunnan, T, Nykanen-Kurki, P, Ribas, A, Taube, F, Thumm, U, De Vliegher, A & Luscher, A 2017, 'Weed suppression greatly increased by plant diversity in intensively managed grasslands: a continental-scale experiment' Journal of Applied Ecology.
Ergon, Å, Kirwan, L, Bleken, MA, Collins, R & Rognli, OA 2017, 'Species interactions in a grassland mixture under low nitrogen fertilization and two cutting frequencies: II. Nutritional quality' Grass and Forage Science, vol 72, no. 2, pp. 333-342. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12257
Marshall, A, Lloyd, D, Collins, R & Lowe, M 2017, Improving the resilience of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) to environmental stress through interspecific hybridisation. in C Porqueddu, A Franca, G Lombardi, G Molle, G Peratoner & A Hopkins (eds), Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios. vol. 22, Grassland Science in Europe, European Grassland Federation, Sassari, Italy, pp. 360-362, 19th EGF Symposium 2017, Sardinia, Italy, 2017.
Humphreys, M, Collins, R, Marshall, A, Marley, C, Walawee, NM & Doonan, J 2017, 'Novel grasslands for agricultural production and flood mitigation' Paper presented at 19th EGF Symposium 2017, Sardinia, Italy, 2017 - 2017, pp. 570-572.
Ergon, A, Kirwan, L, Bleken, MA, Skjelvag, AO, Collins, R & Rognli, OA 2016, 'Species interactions in a grassland mixture under low nitrogen fertilization and two cutting frequencies: I. dry-matter yield and dynamics of species composition' Grass and Forage Science, vol 71, no. 4, pp. 667-682. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12250
Marshall, AH, Collins, RP, Humphreys, MW & Scullion, J 2016, 'A new emphasis on root traits for perennial grass and legume varieties with environmental and ecological benefits' Food and Energy Security, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 26-39. DOI: 10.1002/fes3.78
Collins, R, Lowe, M, Marshall, A, Boyle, R & Humphreys, M 2016, Measuring root systems in forage legumes: a comparison of two systems. in M Höglind, AK Bakken, KA Hovstad, E Kallioniemi, H Riley, H Steinshamnm & L Østrem (eds), The multiple roles of grassland in European bioeconomy: Proceedings of the 26th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation., ref. 1, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, pp. 654-656.
Helgadóttir, Á, Ostrem, L, Collins, RP, Humphreys, M, Marshall, A, Julier, B, Gastal, F, Barre, P & Louarn, G 2015, Breeding forages to cope with environmental challenges in the light of climate change and limited resources. in 31st International UCARPIA Symposium Section Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Breeding in a World of Scarcity. Ghent, Belgium.
Marshall, A, Lowe, M & Collins, R 2015, 'Variation in Response to Moisture Stress of Young Plants of Interspecific Hybrids between White Clover (T. repens L.) and Caucasian Clover (T. ambiguum M. Bieb.)' Agriculture, vol 5, no. 2, pp. 353-366. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture5020353
Storkey, J, Doring, TF, Baddeley, J, Collins, RP, Roderick, S, Jones, HE & Watson, C 2015, 'Engineering a plant community to deliver multiple ecosystem services.' Ecological Applications, vol 25, no. 4, pp. 1034-1043. DOI: 10.1890/14-1605.1
Storkey, J, Doring, TF, Baddeley, J, Collins, R, Roderick, S, Stobart, R, Jones, HE & Watson, C 2015, 'A framework for designing multi-functional cover crops' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 129, pp. 7-12.
Pinxterhuis, JB, Beare, MH, Edwards, GR, Collins, R, Dillon, P & Oenema, J 2015, Eco-ecient pasture based dairy farm systems: a comparison of New Zealand, €e Netherlands and Ireland. in Grassland Science in Europe. vol. 20, pp. 349-366, Proceedings of the 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Switzerland, 2004.
Richards, CJ, Lloyd, D & Collins, R 2015, Effects of applied nitrogen on germination and seedling growth in lucerne. in Proceedings of the 12th British Grassland Society Research Conference. British Grassland Society, pp. 107-108, BGS 12th Research Conference, Abersytwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2015.
Helgadóttir, Á, Østrem, L, Collins, RP, Humphreys, M, Marshall, A, Julier, B, Gastal, F, Barre, P & Louarn, G 2015, Breeding Forages to Cope with Environmental Challenges in the Light of Climate Change and Resource Limitations. 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. 3-13, Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section 2015, Ghent, Belgium, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28932-8_1
Hopkins, A, Collins, R, Fraser, M, King, VR, Lloyd, D, Moorby, J & Robson, P (eds) 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. vol. 19, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Abberton, MT, Marshall, AH, Humphreys, MW, Macduff, JH, Collins, RP & Marley, CL 2008, 'Genetic improvement of forage species to reduce the environmental impact of temperate livestock grazing systems' Advances in Agronomy, vol 98, pp. 311-355. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2113(08)00206-X
Collins, RP, Lowe, M, Skøt, L, Marshall, AH, Taylor, J & Abberton, MT 2008, 'Investigating the basis of abiotic stress tolerance in white clover: molecular approaches currently being used in IGER, Aberystwyth' Paper presented at Proceedings of final meeting of COST Action 852, Raumberg-Gumpstein, Austria, 2006 - 2006, pp. 15-18.
Collins, RP 2008, Potential for greater use of forage legumes in UK grassland systems for improved biodiversity, soil quality, and livestock nutrition and health. DEFRA Final Report IF0122, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Fothergill, M, Abberton, MT, Collins, RP, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Marshall, AH & Rees, ME 2008, Breeding forage legumes for a new era. in A Helgadottir & E Poetsch (eds), Breeding forage legumes for a new era. : Proceedings of final meeting of COST Action 852. pp. 19-21, Proceedings of final meeting of COST Action 852, Raumberg-Gumpstein, Austria, 2006.
Helgadottir, A, Connolly, J, Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Kreuzer, M, Luscher, A, Porqueddu, C, Sebastia, MT, Wachendorf, M, Brophy, C, Finn, JA, Kirwan, L, Nyfeler, D, Hopkins, A (ed.), Gustafsson, T (ed.) & Bertilsson, J (ed.) 2008, The benefits of sward diversity for cultivated grasslands. in A Hopkins, T Gustafsson, J Bertilsson, G Dalin, N Nilsdotter-Linde & E Spörndly (eds), Biodiversity and Animal Feed: Future Challenges for Grassland Production. Grassland Science in Europe, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, pp. 39-51, Biodiversity and animal feed: future challenges for grassland production. Proceedings of the 22nd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Uppsala, Sweden, 2008.
Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Rees, EM, Kirwan, L, Brophy, C, Connolly, J, Hopkins, A (ed.), Gustafsson, T (ed.) & Bertilsson, J (ed.) 2008, Site effects on species productivity and dynamics: Results from COST 852 in Wales. in A Hopkins, T Gustafsson, J Bertilsson, G Dalin, N Nilsdotter-Linde & E Spörndly (eds), Biodiversity and animal feed: future challenges for grassland production. vol. 13, Grassland Science in Europe, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, pp. 230-232, Biodiversity and animal feed: future challenges for grassland production. Proceedings of the 22nd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Uppsala, Sweden, 2008.
Kirwan, L, Luscher, A, Sebastia, MT, Finn, JA, Collins, RP, Porqueddu, C, Helgadóttir, Á, Baadshaug, OH, Brophy, C, Coran, C, Dalmannsdóttir, S, Delgado, I, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Golinski, P, Grieu, P, Gustavsson, A, Höglind, M, Huguenin-Elie, O, Iliadis, C, Jørgensen, M, Kadziuliene, Z, Karyotis, T, Lunnan, T, Malengier, M, Maltoni, S, Meyer, V, Nyfeler, D, Nykanen-Kurki, P, Parente, J, Smit, HJ, Thumm, U & Connolly, J 2007, 'Evenness drives consistent diversity effects in intensive grassland systems across 28 European sites' Journal of Ecology, vol 95, no. 3, pp. 530-539. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01225.x
Abberton, MT, Fothergill, M, Collins, RP & Marshall, AH 2007, 'Breeding forage legumes for sustainable and profitable farming systems' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 80, pp. 81-88.
Fothergill, M, Abberton, MT, Collins, RP, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Williams, TA, Marshall, AH & Rees, EM 2006, 'Breeding forage legumes for the less favoured areas' Paper presented at Sustainable Uplands: Future Scenarios for People, Environment and Landscape - a Future Vision Conference and Workshop for the Uplands, ICU-C Cumbria, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2006 - 2006, pp. 209-212.
Marshall, AH, Collins, RP, Abberton, MT & Sizer Coverdale, E 2006, 'Reducing the impact of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.): quantifying genotypic variation in leaching propensity' Paper presented at Proceedings of COST Workshop - "Sward dynamics, N-flows and forage utilisation in legume-based systems, Italy, 2005 - 2005, pp. 269-273.
Collins, RP, Marshall, AH, Ribaimont, F, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Williams, TA, Olyott, P & Abberton, MT 2006, Developing the role of Lotus species in UK grasslands. in Sustainable Grassland Productivity: Proceedings of the 21st General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. vol. 11, European Grassland Federation, pp. 249-251.
Abberton, MT, Fothergill, M, Collins, RP, Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Williams, TA, Marshall, AH & Olyott, P 2005, 'Breeding forage legumes for enhanced biodiversity' Paper presented at Proceedings of COST Workshop - "Sward dynamics, N-flows and forage utilisation in legume-based systems, Italy, 2005 - 2005, pp. 21-24.
Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Rees, EM, Frankow-Lindberg, BE (ed.) & Helgadottir, A (ed.) 2005, 'Early site differences in the composition of multi-species grass/legume mixtures during sward establishment' Paper presented at COST 852 Workshop on Adaptation and Management of Forage Legumes - Strategies for Improved Reliability in Mixed Swards, Ystad, Sweden, September 20-22, 2004., United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2004 - 2004, pp. 20-22.
Collins, RP, Ribaimont, F, Marshall, AH, Bryant, DN, Abberton, MT, O'Mara, FP (ed.), Wilkins, RJ (ed.), 't Mannetje, L (ed.), Lovett, DK (ed.), Rogers, PAM (ed.) & Boland, TM (ed.) 2005, Variation in tannin content and morphological traits in Lotus corniculatus (Bird's foot trefoil). in XX International Grassland Congress. XX International Grassland Congress, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2005.
Rees, EM, Abberton, MT, Johansen, L, Latypova, G, Collins, RP, Marshall, AH & Fothergill, M 2005, Effect of white clover companion and management on persistence and yield of contrasting varieties of Lotus corniculatus. in M Wachendorf, A Helgadottir & G Parente (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd COST 852 Workshop on "Sward Dynamics, N-flows and Forage Utilisation in Legume-Based Systems". European Cooperation in Science and Technology, pp. 159-162, 2nd COST 852 Workshop on "Sward Dynamics, N-flows and Forage Utilisation in Legume-Based Systems", Grado, Italy, 2005.
Connolly, J, Collins, RP & Fothergill, M 2005, Site effects on the composition of multi-species grass/legume mixtures during sward establishment. in FP O'Mara, RJ Wilkins, L 't Mannetje, DK Lovett, PAM Rogers & TM Boland (eds), XX International Grassland Conference: Offered papers. XX International Grassland Congress, Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 978-90, XX International Grassland Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2005.
Wachendorf, M, Fothergill, M, Kreuzer, M, Porqueddu, C, Sebastia, MT, Helgadottir, A, Collins, RP, Connolly, J & Luscher, A 2005, Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments - COST Action 852. in FP O'Mara, RJ Wilkins, L 't Mannetje, DK Lovett, PAM Rogers & TM Boland (eds), XX International Grassland Conference: Offered papers. XX International Grassland Congress, Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Collins, RP, Connolly, J & Porqueddu, C 2004, Effects of legume genetic diversity on the productivity of legume/grass mixtures - COST Action 852. in A Lüscher, B Jeangros, W Kessler, O Huguenin, M Lobsiger, N Millar & D Suter (eds), Land Use Systems in Grassland Dominated Regions. vol. 9, Grassland Science in Europe, vol. 9, European Grassland Federation, pp. 486-488.
Marshall, AH, Collins, RP, Abberton, MT, Macduff, JH & Eve, M 2004, Reducing the environmental impact of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.): physiological approaches underpinning germplasm improvement. in A Lüscher, B Jeangross, O Huguenin, M Lobsiger, N Millar & D Suter (eds), Land Use Systems in Grassland Dominated Regions. European Grassland Federation, pp. 389-391, Proceedings of the 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Switzerland, 2004.
Sebastia, MT, Luscher, A, Connolly, J, Collins, RP, Delgado, I, De Vliegher, A, Evans, PR, Fothergill, M, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Helgadóttir, Á, Iliadis, C, Jørgensen, M, Kadžiuliene, Z, Nissinen, O, Nyfeler, D & Porqueddu, C 2004, Higher yield and fewer weeds in grass/legume mixtures than in monocultures - 12 sites of COST Action 852. in A Lüscher, B Jeangros, W Kessler, O Huguenin, M Lobsiger, N Millar & D Suter (eds), Land Use Sytems in Grassland Dominated Regions. vol. 9, Grassland Science in Europe, European Grassland Federation, pp. 483-485, Proceedings of the 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Switzerland, 2004.
Kirwan, L, Connolly, J, Brophy, C, Baadshaug, OH, Bélanger, G, Black, A, Carnus, T, Collins, RP, Čop, J, Delgado, I, De Vliegher, A, Elgersma, A, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Golinski, P, Grieu, P, Gustavsson, A, Helgadóttir, Á, Höglind, M, Huguenin-elie, O, Jørgensen, M, Kadziuliene, Z, Lunnan, T, Lüscher, A, Kurki, P, Porqueddu, C, Sebastia, MT, Thumm, U, Walmsley, D & Finn, JA 2014, 'The Agrodiversity Experiment: three years of data from a multisite study in intensively managed grasslands' Ecology, vol 95, no. 9, 2680. DOI: 10.1890/14-0170.1
Peyraud, J-L, van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A, Collins, RP, Huguenin-elie, O, Dillon, P & Peeters, A 2014, Multi-species swards and multi-scale strategies for multifunctional grassland-based ruminant production systems: An overview of the FP7 MultiSward project. in H Alan, R Collins, M Fraser, V King, DL, J Moorby & P Robson (eds), Grassland Science in Europe: Proceedings of General Meeting of the European Grassland federation. vol. 19, Wales, pp. 695-715.
Collins, RP & Delagarde, R 2014, Biomass production in multispecies and grass monoculture swards under cutting and rotational grazing. in A Hopkins (ed.), Grassland Science in Europe: Proceedings of General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. vol. 19, Wales, pp. 719-721.
Kelly, RO, Skøt, L, Skøt, KP & Collins, RP 2014, Analysis of changes in population structure over time in components of multi-species swards. in A Hopkins (ed.), Grassland Science in Europe: Proceedings of General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. vol. 19, Wales, pp. 861-863.
Marshall, A, Lloyd, D & Collins, R, Ac4836 Trifolium repens (white clover) medium leaf size, 2014, Plant Variety, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Pavlu, V, Fraser, MD, Fleming, HR, Moorby, JM & Collins, RP 2013, Effect of sward species mix on methane emissions from ewes. in Advances in Animal Biosciences: Proceedings of the 5th Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA 2013), Dublin, Ireland. 2 edn, vol. 4, Cambridge University Press, pp. 361, Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture, Dublin, Ireland, 2013.
Finn, JA, Kirwan, L, Connolly, J, Sebastià, MT, Helgadottir, A, Baadshaug, OH, Bélanger, G, Black, A, Brophy, C, Collins, RP, Čop, J, Dalmannsdóttir, S, Delgado, I, Elgersma, A, Fothergill, M, Frankow-lindberg, BE, Ghesquiere, A, Golinska, B, Golinski, P, Grieu, P, Gustavsson, A, Höglind, M, Huguenin-elie, O, Jørgensen, M, Kadziuliene, Z, Kurki, P, Llurba, R, Lunnan, T, Porqueddu, C, Suter, M, Thumm, U & Lüscher, A 2013, 'Ecosystem function enhanced by combining four functional types of plant species in intensively managed grassland mixtures: a 3-year continental-scale field experiment' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 50, no. 2, pp. 365-375. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12041
Marshall, AH, Sizer Coverdale, EM, Collins, RP, Fothergill, M & Rees, ME 2013, 'Dry matter yield of Lotus varieties in grass-white clover mixtures in a low fertility soil' Grass and Forage Science, vol 69, no. 2, pp. 294-302. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12042
Collins, RP, Helgadóttir, Á, Frankow-lindberg, BE, Skøt, L, Jones, CM & Skøt, KP 2012, 'Temporal changes in population genetic diversity and structure in red and white clover grown in three contrasting environments in northern Europe' Annals of Botany, vol 110, no. 6, pp. 1341-1350. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs058
Collins, RP, Sizer Coverdale, E & Vale, J 2012, 'Biomass production and forage quality in multispecies swards' Paper presented at Proceedings of 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Lublin, Poland, 2012 - 2012, pp. 97-99.
Humphreys, MW, Marshall, AH, Collins, RP & Abberton, MT 2011, Exploiting genetic and phenotypic plant diversity in grasslands. in G Lemaire, J Hodgson & A Chabbi (eds), Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Services. Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Services, CABI Publishing, pp. pp148-157.
Abberton, MT, Marshall, AH & Collins, RP, AA4552 - AberClaret diploid red clover variety selected for high yield and persistence, 2011, Plant Variety.
Abberton, MT, Marshall, AH & Collins, RP, AberChianti - diploid red clover bred for enhanced persistence under cutting and grazing, 2011, Plant Variety.
Collins, RP, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Helgadottir, A, Skot, L, Jones, C & Skot, KP 2010, AFLP analysis of genetic differentiation in legume germplasm in contrasting environments. in H Schnyder, J Isselstein, F Taube, K Auerswald & J Schelberg (eds), Grassland Science in Europe. vol. 15, European Grassland Federation, pp. 51-53, Grassland in a changing world. Proceedings of the 23rd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Kiel, Germany, 2012.
Collins, RP, Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Helgadottir, A, Skot, L, Jones, C, SKot, KP, Rasmussen, J (ed.), Schacht, M (ed.) & Helagadottir, A (ed.) 2010, 'AFLP analysis of changes in population genetic diversity and structure in forage legume germplasm grown in contrasting environments in Northern Europe' Paper presented at The potential of forage legumes to sustain a high agricultural productivity ? A Nordic perspective. NJF Seminar 432, Hvanneyri, Iceland, 2010 - 2010, pp. 45-49.
Michaelson-Yeates, TPT, Collins, RP, Marshall, AM & Abberton, MT, AberClaret (AA4495) - Red clover, 2010, Plant Variety.
Frankow-Lindberg, BE, Brophy, C, Collins, RP & Connolly, J 2009, 'Biodiversity effects on yield and unsown species invasion in a temperate forage ecosystem' Annals of Botany, vol 103, no. 6, pp. 913-921. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcp008
Abberton, MT, Marshall, AH, Collins, RP, Jones, C & Lowe, M 2009, QTL analysis and gene expression studies in white clover. in T Yamada & G Spangenberg (eds), Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. pp. 163-172, 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage Turf, Sapporo, Japan, 2007.
Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, James, E, Sizer-Coverdale, E & Olyott, P 2009, Exploring the potential of multi-species grass/legume swards to contribute to UK grassland farming. in British Grassland Society 9th Research Conference. pp. 8-9, 9th British Grassland Society Research Conference, Harper Adams University College, 2009.
Luscher, A, Finn, JA, Connolly, J, Sebastia, MT, Collins, RP, Fothergill, M, Porqueddu, C, Brophy, C, Huguenin-Elie, O, Kirwan, L, Nyfeler, D & Helgadottir, A 2008, 'Benefits of sward diversity for agricultural grasslands' Biodiversity, vol 9, no. 1-2, pp. 29-32. DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2008.9712877
Rhodes, I, Collins, R & Evans, DE 1994, 'Breeding white clover for tolerance to low temperature and grazing stress' Euphytica, vol 77, no. 3, pp. 239-242. DOI: 10.1007/BF02262636
Collins, R, Glendining, MJ & Rhodes, I 1991, 'The relationships between stolon characteristics, winter survival and annual yields in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)' Grass and Forage Science, vol 46, no. 1, pp. 51-61. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1991.tb02207.x
Collins, RP & Rhodes, I 1990, 'The basis and significance of compatibility in grass/clover mixtures' Herba, vol 1990, no. 3, pp. 30-32.
Collins, RP & Rhodes, I 1989, 'Yield of white clover populations in mixtures with contrasting perennial ryegrasses' Grass and Forage Science, vol 44, no. 1, pp. 111-115. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1989.tb01918.x