Dr Sandy Cowan

Dr Sandy Cowan

Research Scientist

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Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH & Macduff, JH 2010, 'Nitrogen use efficiency of selected winter oat lines grown in flowing solution culture.' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 105, pp. 135-141.
Marshall, AH, Cowan, AA & Middleton, BT, Mason, 2010, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Middleton, BM, Thomas, GL & Marshall, AH, Bastion - 00-114Cn5. Avena nuda L. Winter Naked Oat, 2009, Plant Variety.
Griffiths, IM, Jenkins, G, Cowan, AA & Howarth, CJ 2009, 'Dissecting the yield components in oats' 2009 Plant Science Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009 - 2009, .
Marshall, AH, Howarth, CJ, Cowan, AA, Langdon, T, Valentine, J & McDevitt, JE 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.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Jones, DM & Thomas, GL, Balado - dwarf husked winter oat, 2009, Plant Variety.
Macleod, MG, Valentine, J, Cowan, AA, 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, vol 49, no. 3, pp. 368-377. DOI: 10.1080/00071660802094164
Griffith, IM, Jenkins, G, Cowan, AA & Howarth, CJ 2008, 'Dissecting the components of yield in winter oats: genetic diversity of 16 oat lines' International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection, Vienna, Austria, 2008 - 2008, .
Cowan, AA, Middleton, BM, Jones, DM & 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, Minneapolis, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, .
Cowan, AA, Davies, D, Leemans, D, Marshall, AH & 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, Minneapolis, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, .
Griffiths, IM, Jenkins, G, Cowan, AA & Howarth, CJ 2008, 'Dissecting the components of yield in oats'.
Howarth, CJ, Cowan, AA, Leggett, JM & Langdon, T 2008, 'Introgression of traits from wild ancestors into cultivated oat' Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, pp. W47.
Howarth, CJ, Cowan, AA, Leggett, JM & 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, St Albans, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2008 - 2008, .
Howarth, CJ, Cowan, AA, Griffiths, IM & 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, Minneapolis, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, .
Marshall, AH, Cowan, AA, Howarth, CJ, McDevitt, JE, Langdon, T & Valentine, J 2008, OATLINK Report. Annual OATLINK Report for DEFRA SAL LINK, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Stewart, D, McDougall, GJ, Valentine, J, Cowan, AA & Howarth, CJ 2008, A review of the health benefits of oats. Final Report SEERAD Commission No SCR/917/06, Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department.
Cowan, AA, Davies, DR, Leemans, DK, Valentine, J, Rowlinson, P (ed.), Steele, M (ed.) & Nefzaoui, A (ed.) 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. pp. 204-206, Proceedings Livestock and Global Climate Change, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2008. DOI: 10.1017/S1014233900002753
Howarth, C, Cowan, A, Leggett, JM & 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, Minneapolis, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, .
Marshall, AH, Cowan, AA, Middleton, BM & Thomas, GL, Fusion -98-82Cn1 Avena nuda L. Winter Naked Oat, 2008, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Lennon (14149Cn) spring naked oat, 2008, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Gerald- UK Winter Oat, 2008, Plant Variety.
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, Norwich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2006 - 2006, .
Howarth, C, Cowan, AA, Leggett, JM & 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, Armenia, 2003 - 2003, pp. 100.
Cowan, S & Valentine, J 2004, 'Environmental benefits and impact assessment of oats in the UK' pp. 217.
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. vol. 51, Agrifood Research Reports, Agrifood Research Finland, Finland, pp. 45-50.
Howarth, C, Langdon, T, Cowan, A, Leggett, M & Valentine, J 2004, 'Development and use of markers for oil in oats' pp. 53.
Valentine, J, Cowan, A, Jones, D, Middleton, B, Clothier, RB & 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.
Cowan, AA, Jones, DA & Valentine, J 2003, 'New directions in the utilisation of oats in sustainable ruminant and poultry production' pp. 17-24.
Valentine, J, Cowan, AA, Howarth, CJ & Langdon, T 2003, One hundred years of progress in cereal breeding from Mendel to molecular selection - Oats. in C Mare, P Faccioli & AM Stanca (eds), From biodiversity to genomics: breeding strategies for small grain cereals in the third Millennium . Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura, pp. 79-82, EUCARPIA Cereal Section Meeting, Salsomaggiore, Italy, 2002.
Bissuel-Belaygue, C, Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH & 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, vol 42, no. 2, pp. 406-414.
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.
Valentine, J, Cowan, A, Jones, D & Clothier, R 2001, 'Millennium - the way forward' 3rd European Oat Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001 - 2001, pp. 65.
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.
Cowan, A, Marshall, A & Michaelson-Yeates, TPT 2000, 'Effect of pollen competition and stigmatic receptivity on seed set in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)' Sexual Plant Reproduction, vol 13, no. 1, pp. 37-42. DOI: 10.1007/PL00009840
Howarth, C, Cowan, A, Leggett, JM & Valentine, J 2000, 'Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable and novel traits in wild relatives of oats' 6th International Oat Conference, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000 - 2000, .
Marshall, A, Cowan, A & Michaelson-Yeates, TPT 1999, 'A comparison of ovule abortion in self-incompatible and self-fertile lines of white clover (Trifolium repens L.)' Annals of Applied Biology, vol 134, no. 1, pp. 121-124. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1999.tb05243.x
Cowan, A, Marshall, A & Hides, DH 1997, 'Influence of moisture availability on seed yield and quality of Trifolium species' Seed Science and Technology, vol 25, no. 3, pp. 523-535.
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, vol 36, no. 5, pp. 1240-1246. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci1996.0011183X003600050028x
Wilkinson, T, Cowan, A, Vallin, H, Onime, LA, Oyama, LB, Cameron, S, Gonot, C, Moorby, J, Waddams, K, Theobald, V, Leemans, D, Bowra, S, Nixey, C & Huws, S 2017, 'Characterisation of the microbiome along the gastrointestinal tract of growing turkeys' Frontiers in Microbiology, vol 8, 1089. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01089
Chappell, A, Scott, KP, 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, vol 74, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2017.01.005
Tinker, NA, Jackson, EW, 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-F, 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, ME, Tumino, G, Vallenback, P, Wight, CP, Winkler, L & Zwer, P 2016, Achievements and impact of the Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE). vol. 53, 18 edn, Oat Newsletter.
Moorby, JM, Fleming, HR & Cowan, SA 2014, 'Effect of oat grain variety on methane emissions from mature sheep' ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting 2014, Kansas City, United States of America, 2014 - 2014, pp. 861.
Marshall, AH, Cowan, AA, Edwards, S, Griffiths, IM, Howarth, CJ, 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, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 13-33. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-012-0232-x
Moorby, JM, Cowan, AA & Marshall, AH 2012, 'Variation in chemical composition among breeding lines of novel oat varieties as ruminant feeds' Paper presented at 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, 2012 - 2012, pp. W335.
Moorby, JM, Cowan, AA, Leemans, DK & Marshall, AH 2012, 'Methane production from novel oat varieties measured by gas production' Paper presented at 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, 2012 - 2012, pp. W238.
Howarth, CJ, Pearson, K, Cowan, AA & Griffiths, IM 2012, QTL associated with powdery mildew resistance in Avena sativa. in Ninth International Oat Conference.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Middleton, BT & Thomas, GL, 00-61Cn3 Solution, 2012, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Jones, DM & Thomas, GL, 02-45Cn1, 2012, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Thomas, GL & Jones, DM, 03-36Cn6, 2012, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH & Jones, DM, Selwyn: A husked winter oat variety added to UK NL in 2012, 2012, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Griffiths, IM, Marshall, AH & Thomas, GL, Glamis, 2012, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH & Jones, DM, Elgar, 2012, Plant Variety.
Valentine, J, Cowan, AA & Marshall, AH 2011, Oat breeding. in PJ Woods & FH Webster (eds), Oats: Chemistry and Technology . 2 edn, American Association of Cereal Chemists Press, pp. 11-30.
Marshall, AH, Cowan, AA, Howarth, CJ & 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.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Griffiths, IM & Thomas, GL, Conway, (14340Cn) Spring husked oat, 2011, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Jones, DM & Thomas, GL, Rhapsody (02-45Cn5) Winter husked oat, 2011, Plant Variety.
Cowan, AA, Marshall, AH, Middleton, BT & Thomas, GL, Beacon (03-90ACn4) naked winter oat, 2011, Plant Variety.
Griffiths, I, Jenkins, G, Cowan, A & Howarth, C 2010, 'Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats (Avena sativa)' Paper presented at Monogram Network Workshop, Kings Centre, Norwich, Norwich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010 - 2010, .