Dr Sandy Cowan

Dr Sandy Cowan

Research Scientist

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Characterisation of the microbiome along the gastrointestinal tract of growing turkeysWilkinson, 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 : Frontiers in Microbiology.8, 1089
The agronomic performance and nutritional content of oat and barley varieties grown in a northern maritime environment depends on variety and growing conditionsChappell, A., Scott, K. P., Griffiths, I., Cowan, A., Hawes, C., Wishart, J. & Martin, P. 2017 In : Journal of Cereal Science.74, p. 1-1010 p.
Achievements and impact of the Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE)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-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, M. E., Tumino, G., Vallenback, P., Wight, C. P., Winkler, L. & Zwer, P. 2016 18 ed.Oat Newsletter. 26 p.
Effect of oat grain variety on methane emissions from mature sheepMoorby, J. M., Fleming, H. R. & Cowan, S. A. 2014 p. 8611 p.
Crops that feed the world 9. Oats- a cereal crop for human and livestock feed with industrial applicationsMarshall, A. H., Cowan, A. A., Edwards, S., Griffiths, I. M., Howarth, C. J., Langdon, T. & White, E. 2013 In : Food Security.5, 1, p. 13-3320 p.
Variation in chemical composition among breeding lines of novel oat varieties as ruminant feedsMoorby, J. M., Cowan, A. A. & Marshall, A. H. 2012 p. W335
Methane production from novel oat varieties measured by gas productionMoorby, J. M., Cowan, A. A., Leemans, D. K. & Marshall, A. H. 2012 p. W238
QTL associated with powdery mildew resistance in Avena sativaHowarth, C. J., Pearson, K., Cowan, A. A. & Griffiths, I. M. 2012 Ninth International Oat Conference.
00-61Cn3 SolutionCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Middleton, B. T. & Thomas, G. L. 2012
02-45Cn1Cowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Jones, D. M. & Thomas, G. L. 2012
03-36Cn6Cowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Thomas, G. L. & Jones, D. M. 2012
Selwyn: A husked winter oat variety added to UK NL in 2012Cowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H. & Jones, D. M. 2012
GlamisCowan, A. A., Griffiths, I. M., Marshall, A. H. & Thomas, G. L. 2012
ElgarCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H. & Jones, D. M. 2012
Oat breedingValentine, J., Cowan, A. A. & Marshall, A. H. 2011 Oats: Chemistry and Technology . Woods, P. J. & Webster, F. H. (eds.). 2 ed.American Association of Cereal Chemists Press, p. 11-3020 p.
Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisationMarshall, A. H., Cowan, A. A., Howarth, C. J. & Langdon, T. 2011 Home-Grown Cereals Authority. (HGCA Research and Development Annual Project Report 2011, RD-2008-3566)
Conway, (14340Cn) Spring husked oatCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Griffiths, I. M. & Thomas, G. L. 2011
Rhapsody (02-45Cn5) Winter husked oatCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Jones, D. M. & Thomas, G. L. 2011
Beacon (03-90ACn4) naked winter oatCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Middleton, B. T. & Thomas, G. L. 2011
Nitrogen use efficiency of selected winter oat lines grown in flowing solution culture.Cowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H. & Macduff, J. H. 2010 In : Aspects of Applied Biology.105, p. 135-1417 p.
MasonMarshall, A. H., Cowan, A. A. & Middleton, B. T. 2010
Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats (Avena sativa)Griffiths, I., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A. & Howarth, C. 2010
Bastion - 00-114Cn5. Avena nuda L. Winter Naked OatCowan, A. A., Middleton, B. M., Thomas, G. L. & Marshall, A. H. 2009
Dissecting the yield components in oatsGriffiths, I. M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A. A. & Howarth, C. J. 2009
The incorporation of important traits underlying sustainable development of the oat crop through combining 'conventional' phenotypic selection with molecular marker technologies (OatLINK)Marshall, A. H., Howarth, C. J., Cowan, A. A., Langdon, T., Valentine, J. & McDevitt, J. E. 2009 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 42 p. (HGCA Final Report on project RD-2004-2957)
Balado - dwarf husked winter oatCowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H., Jones, D. M. & Thomas, G. L. 2009
Naked oats: metabolisable energy yield from a range of varieties in broilers, cockerels and turkeysMacleod, M. G., Valentine, J., Cowan, A. A., Wade, A., McNeill, L. & Bernard, K. 2008 In : British Poultry Science.49, 3, p. 368-37710 p.
Dissecting the components of yield in winter oats: genetic diversity of 16 oat linesGriffith, I. M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A. A. & Howarth, C. J. 2008
Development of high oil winter and spring naked oats and release of cultivar racoonCowan, A. A., Middleton, B. M., Jones, D. M. & Valentine, J. 2008
Can we breed feed oats which lower methane production by ruminants?Cowan, A. A., Davies, D., Leemans, D., Marshall, A. H. & Valentine, J. 2008
Dissecting the components of yield in oatsGriffiths, I. M., Jenkins, G., Cowan, A. A. & Howarth, C. J. 2008
Introgression of traits from wild ancestors into cultivated oatHowarth, C. J., Cowan, A. A., Leggett, J. M. & Langdon, T. 2008 p. W47
The use of genetic mapping to access and understand valuable traits in wild relatives of the cultivated oatHowarth, C. J., Cowan, A. A., Leggett, J. M. & Langdon, T. 2008
Identification of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in winter oatsHowarth, C. J., Cowan, A. A., Griffiths, I. M. & Langdon, T. 2008
OATLINK ReportMarshall, A. H., Cowan, A. A., Howarth, C. J., McDevitt, J. E., Langdon, T. & Valentine, J. 2008 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 5 p. (Annual OATLINK Report for DEFRA SAL LINK)
A review of the health benefits of oatsStewart, D., McDougall, G. J., Valentine, J., Cowan, A. A. & Howarth, C. J. 2008 Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department. (Final Report SEERAD Commission No SCR/917/06)
Can methane emissions of ruminant animals be reduced by altering composition of feed oatsCowan, A. A., Davies, D. R., Leemans, D. K., Valentine, J., Rowlinson, P. (ed.), Steele, M. (ed.) & Nefzaoui, A. (ed.) 2008 Livestock and Global Climate Change. Rowlinson, P., Steele, M. & Nefzaoui, A. (eds.). p. 204-2063 p.
The use of genetic mapping to access valuable traits in wild oatsHowarth, C., Cowan, A., Leggett, J. M. & Langdon, T. 2008
Fusion -98-82Cn1 Avena nuda L. Winter Naked OatMarshall, A. H., Cowan, A. A., Middleton, B. M. & Thomas, G. L. 2008
Lennon (14149Cn) spring naked oatCowan, A. A. 2008
Gerald- UK Winter OatCowan, A. A. 2008
Development of markers for oil and other traits of agronomic importance in oatsHowarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A. & Valentine, J. 2006
Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable traits in wild relatives of oatsHowarth, C., Cowan, A. A., Leggett, J. M. & Valentine, J. 2005 p. 1001 p.
Environmental benefits and impact assessment of oats in the UKCowan, S. & Valentine, J. 2004 p. 217
New directions in breeding for high quality oatsValentine, J. & Cowan, S. 2004 Proceedings: 7th International Oat Conference. Peltonen-Sainio, P. & Topi-Hulmi, M. (eds.). Finland: Agrifood Research Finland, Vol. 51, p. 45-506 p. (Agrifood Research Reports)
Development and use of markers for oil in oatsHowarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A., Leggett, M. & Valentine, J. 2004 p. 531 p.
Breeding oats for milling, feed and possible new food and industrial marketsValentine, J., Cowan, A., Jones, D., Middleton, B., Clothier, R. B. & Davies, T. 2004 Home-Grown Cereals Authority. 36 p. (Home Grown Cereals Authority; no. 352)
New directions in the utilisation of oats in sustainable ruminant and poultry productionCowan, A. A., Jones, D. A. & Valentine, J. 2003 p. 17-248 p.
One hundred years of progress in cereal breeding from Mendel to molecular selection - OatsValentine, J., Cowan, A. A., Howarth, C. J. & Langdon, T. 2003 From biodiversity to genomics: breeding strategies for small grain cereals in the third Millennium . Mare, C., Faccioli, P. & Stanca, A. M. (eds.). Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura, p. 79-824 p.
Reproductive Development of White Clover (Trifolium repens L.) is Not Impaired by a Moderate Water Deficit That Reduces Vegetative GrowthBissuel-Belaygue, C., Cowan, A. A., Marshall, A. H. & Wery, J. 2002 In : Crop Science.42, 2, p. 406-4149 p.
Development and selection of oat germplasm and genetic stocks leading to varieties for milling, feed and possible novel feed and industrial marketsCowan, A. & Valentine, J. 2002 Home-Grown Cereals Authority. (HGCA Research and Development, Annual Project Report 2002)
Millennium - the way forwardValentine, J., Cowan, A., Jones, D. & Clothier, R. 2001 p. 651 p.
Assessment of potential varieties of winter oats for improved economic competitiveness and end-use characteristics (1998-2000)Cowan, A., Valentine, J., Jones, D. & Middleton, B. 2001 Home-Grown Cereals Authority. 28 p. (Home Grown Cereals Authority; no. 241)
Effect of pollen competition and stigmatic receptivity on seed set in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)Cowan, A., Marshall, A. & Michaelson-Yeates, T. P. T. 2000 In : Sexual Plant Reproduction.13, 1, p. 37-426 p.
Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable and novel traits in wild relatives of oatsHowarth, C., Cowan, A., Leggett, J. M. & Valentine, J. 2000
A comparison of ovule abortion in self-incompatible and self-fertile lines of white clover (Trifolium repens L.)Marshall, A., Cowan, A. & Michaelson-Yeates, T. P. T. 1999 In : Annals of Applied Biology.134, 1, p. 121-1244 p.
Influence of moisture availability on seed yield and quality of Trifolium speciesCowan, A., Marshall, A. & Hides, D. H. 1997 In : Seed Science and Technology.25, 3, p. 523-535
Contribution of leaf expansion, rate of leaf appearance and stolon branching to growth of plant leaf area under water-deficit in white cloverBelaygue, C., Wery, J., Cowan, A. & Tardieu, F. 1996 In : Crop Science.36, 5, p. 1240-12466 p.