Dr Sandy Cowan

Dr Sandy Cowan

Research Scientist

Contact Details

Teaching

Publications

2017

Wilkinson, T., Cowan, A., Vallin, H., Onime, L.A., Oyama, L.B., Cameron, S., Gonot, C., Moorby, J., Waddams, K., Theobald, V., Leemans, D., Bowra, S., Nixey, C., Huws, S. 2017 (In press). Characterisation of the microbiome along the gastrointestinal tract of growing turkeys. Frontiers in Microbiology 8 1089 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01089 Cadair

Chappell, A., Scott, K.P., Griffiths, I., Cowan, A., Hawes, C., Wishart, J., Martin, P. 2017. The agronomic performance and nutritional content of oat and barley varieties grown in a northern maritime environment depends on variety and growing conditions. Journal of Cereal Science 74 pp. 1-10. 10.1016/j.jcs.2017.01.005 Cadair

2016

Tinker, N.A., Jackson, E.W., Snyder, S., Tiede, T., Azar, C., Babiker, E., Beuch, S., Bjørnstad, Å., Ceplitis, A., Chao, S., Cowan, S., Dumlupinar, Z., Esvelt Klos, K., Fetch, T., Harrison, S., Howarth, C., Hu, G., Huang, Y., Isidro Sanchez, J., Jellen, R., Kolb, F., Langdon, T., Ma, B., Maughan, J., McCartney, C., McMullen, M., Miller, S., Mitchell Fetch, J., Paczos-Grzęda, E., Peng, Y., Prats, E., Ren, C., Singh, J., Sorrells, M.E., Tumino, G., Vallenback, P., Wight, C.P., Winkler, L., Zwer, P. 2016. Achievements and impact of the Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE). 18th edn, Oat Newsletter Other

2014

Moorby, J.M., Fleming, H.R., Cowan, S.A. 2014. Effect of oat grain variety on methane emissions from mature sheep. ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting 2014. Other Cadair

2013

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Edwards, S., Griffiths, I.M., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T., White, E. 2013. Crops that feed the world 9. Oats- a cereal crop for human and livestock feed with industrial applications. Food Security 5 (1) pp. 13-33. 10.1007/s12571-012-0232-x Cadair

2012

Moorby, J.M., Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H. 2012. Variation in chemical composition among breeding lines of novel oat varieties as ruminant feeds. 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Other Cadair

Moorby, J.M., Cowan, A.A., Leemans, D.K., Marshall, A.H. 2012. Methane production from novel oat varieties measured by gas production. 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Other Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Jones, D.M. 2012. Selwyn: A husked winter oat variety added to UK NL in 2012. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Jones, D.M. 2012. Elgar. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Griffiths, I.M., Marshall, A.H., Thomas, G.L. 2012. Glamis. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Jones, D.M., Thomas, G.L. 2012. 02-45Cn1. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Middleton, B.T., Thomas, G.L. 2012. 00-61Cn3 Solution. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Thomas, G.L., Jones, D.M. 2012. 03-36Cn6. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Pearson, K., Cowan, A.A., Griffiths, I.M. 2012. QTL associated with powdery mildew resistance in Avena sativa. Ninth International Oat Conference. Cadair

2011

Valentine, J., Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H. 2011. Oat breeding. In P. J. Woods., F. H. Webster. (eds) Oats: Chemistry and Technology . 2nd edn, American Association of Cereal Chemists Press pp. 11-30. Other Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T. 2011. Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisation. HGCA Research and Development Annual Project Report 2011, RD-2008-3566 Home-Grown Cereals Authority Other Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Griffiths, I.M., Thomas, G.L. 2011. Conway, (14340Cn) Spring husked oat. Other Other Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Middleton, B.T., Thomas, G.L. 2011. Beacon (03-90ACn4) naked winter oat. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Jones, D.M., Thomas, G.L. 2011. Rhapsody (02-45Cn5) Winter husked oat. Other Other Cadair

2010

Griffiths, I., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A., Howarth, C. 2010. Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats (Avena sativa). Monogram Network Workshop, Kings Centre, Norwich. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Macduff, J.H. 2010. Nitrogen use efficiency of selected winter oat lines grown in flowing solution culture. Aspects of Applied Biology 105 pp. 135-141. Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Middleton, B.T. 2010. Mason. Cadair

2009

Cowan, A.A., Middleton, B.M., Thomas, G.L., Marshall, A.H. 2009. Bastion - 00-114Cn5. Avena nuda L. Winter Naked Oat. Cadair

Griffiths, I.M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J. 2009. Dissecting the yield components in oats. 2009 Plant Science Wales. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Jones, D.M., Thomas, G.L. 2009. Balado - dwarf husked winter oat. Other Other Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T., Valentine, J., McDevitt, J.E. 2009. The incorporation of important traits underlying sustainable development of the oat crop through combining 'conventional' phenotypic selection with molecular marker technologies (OatLINK). HGCA Final Report on project RD-2004-2957 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Other Other Cadair

2008

Macleod, M.G., Valentine, J., Cowan, A.A., Wade, A., McNeill, L., Bernard, K. 2008. Naked oats: metabolisable energy yield from a range of varieties in broilers, cockerels and turkeys. British Poultry Science 49 (3) pp. 368-377. 10.1080/00071660802094164 Cadair

Griffith, I.M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J. 2008. Dissecting the components of yield in winter oats: genetic diversity of 16 oat lines. International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Middleton, B.M., Jones, D.M., Valentine, J. 2008. Development of high oil winter and spring naked oats and release of cultivar racoon. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Davies, D., Leemans, D., Marshall, A.H., Valentine, J. 2008. Can we breed feed oats which lower methane production by ruminants? 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair

Griffiths, I.M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J. 2008. Dissecting the components of yield in oats. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. Introgression of traits from wild ancestors into cultivated oat. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. The use of genetic mapping to access and understand valuable traits in wild relatives of the cultivated oat. 5th UK Cereal Genetics & Genomics Workshop, The Annual Small Grain Cereals Workshop, Rothamsted. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Griffiths, I.M., Langdon, T. 2008. Identification of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in winter oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., McDevitt, J.E., Langdon, T., Valentine, J. 2008. OATLINK Report. Annual OATLINK Report for DEFRA SAL LINK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Stewart, D., McDougall, G.J., Valentine, J., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J. 2008. A review of the health benefits of oats. Final Report SEERAD Commission No SCR/917/06 Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Middleton, B.M., Thomas, G.L. 2008. Fusion -98-82Cn1 Avena nuda L. Winter Naked Oat. Cadair

Cowan, A.A., Davies, D.R., Leemans, D.K., Valentine, J.Rowlinson, P., Steele, M., Nefzaoui, A. 2008. Can methane emissions of ruminant animals be reduced by altering composition of feed oats. In P. Rowlinson., M. Steele., A. Nefzaoui. (eds) Livestock and Global Climate Change. Proceedings Livestock and Global Climate Change. pp. 204-206. 10.1017/S1014233900002753 Cadair Other

Cowan, A.A. 2008. Lennon (14149Cn) spring naked oat. Cadair

Cowan, A.A. 2008. Gerald- UK Winter Oat. Other Other Cadair

Howarth, C., Cowan, A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. The use of genetic mapping to access valuable traits in wild oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair

2006

Howarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A., Valentine, J. 2006. Development of markers for oil and other traits of agronomic importance in oats. 3rd UK Cereal Genetics and Genomics Workshop. Cadair

2005

Howarth, C., Cowan, A.A., Leggett, J.M., Valentine, J. 2005. Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable traits in wild relatives of oats. Report of a Cereals Network, First Meeting, Armenia. Cadair Other

2004

Cowan, S., Valentine, J. 2004. Environmental benefits and impact assessment of oats in the UK. Cadair Other

Valentine, J., Cowan, S. 2004. New directions in breeding for high quality oats. In P. Peltonen-Sainio., M. Topi-Hulmi. (eds) Proceedings: 7th International Oat Conference. Agrifood Research Reports Agrifood Research Finland, Finland pp. 45-50. Cadair Other

Howarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A., Leggett, M., Valentine, J. 2004. Development and use of markers for oil in oats. Other Cadair

Valentine, J., Cowan, A., Jones, D., Middleton, B., Clothier, R.B., Davies, T. 2004. Breeding oats for milling, feed and possible new food and industrial markets. Home Grown Cereals Authority, no. 352 Home-Grown Cereals Authority Cadair

2003

Cowan, A.A., Jones, D.A., Valentine, J. 2003. New directions in the utilisation of oats in sustainable ruminant and poultry production. Cadair Other

Valentine, J., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T. 2003. One hundred years of progress in cereal breeding from Mendel to molecular selection - Oats. In C. Mare., P. Faccioli., A. M. Stanca. (eds) From biodiversity to genomics: breeding strategies for small grain cereals in the third Millennium . EUCARPIA Cereal Section Meeting. Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura pp. 79-82. Cadair

2002

Bissuel-Belaygue, C., Cowan, A.A., Marshall, A.H., Wery, J. 2002. Reproductive Development of White Clover (Trifolium repens L.) is Not Impaired by a Moderate Water Deficit That Reduces Vegetative Growth. Crop Science 42 (2) pp. 406-414. Cadair Other

Cowan, A., Valentine, J. 2002. Development and selection of oat germplasm and genetic stocks leading to varieties for milling, feed and possible novel feed and industrial markets. HGCA Research and Development, Annual Project Report 2002 Home-Grown Cereals Authority Cadair

2001

Valentine, J., Cowan, A., Jones, D., Clothier, R. 2001. Millennium - the way forward. 3rd European Oat Conference. Cadair

Cowan, A., Valentine, J., Jones, D., Middleton, B. 2001. Assessment of potential varieties of winter oats for improved economic competitiveness and end-use characteristics (1998-2000). Home Grown Cereals Authority, no. 241 Home-Grown Cereals Authority Cadair

2000

Cowan, A., Marshall, A., Michaelson-Yeates, T.P.T. 2000. Effect of pollen competition and stigmatic receptivity on seed set in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). Sexual Plant Reproduction 13 (1) pp. 37-42. 10.1007/PL00009840 Cadair

Howarth, C., Cowan, A., Leggett, J.M., Valentine, J. 2000. Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable and novel traits in wild relatives of oats. 6th International Oat Conference. Cadair

1999

Marshall, A., Cowan, A., Michaelson-Yeates, T.P.T. 1999. A comparison of ovule abortion in self-incompatible and self-fertile lines of white clover (Trifolium repens L.). Annals of Applied Biology 134 (1) pp. 121-124. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1999.tb05243.x Cadair

1997

Cowan, A., Marshall, A., Hides, D.H. 1997. Influence of moisture availability on seed yield and quality of Trifolium species. Seed Science and Technology 25 (3) pp. 523-535. Other Cadair

1996

Belaygue, C., Wery, J., Cowan, A., Tardieu, F. 1996. Contribution of leaf expansion, rate of leaf appearance and stolon branching to growth of plant leaf area under water-deficit in white clover. Crop Science 36 (5) pp. 1240-1246. 10.2135/cropsci1996.0011183X003600050028x Cadair