Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

PhD

Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

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Teaching

Research

Broad background in plant biochemistry and enzymology plus experience of molecular biology. Particular areas of interest include photosynthesis (carbon metabolism/carbohydrates), antioxidant systems and plant stress responses culminating in cell death. Current research is concerned with the impact of post-ingestion plant metabolism on rumen function.

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Greenhouse gas reduction in livestock agriculture

Publications

Hart, EH, Christofides, SR, Davies, TE, Rees Stevens, P, Creevey, CJ, Müller, CT, Rogers, HJ & Kingston-smith, AH 2022, 'Forage grass growth under future climate change scenarios affects fermentation and ruminant efficiency', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 4454. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-08309-7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-08309-7
Friedersdorff, JCA, Bright, C, Rooke, D, Creevey, CJ & Kingston Smith, AH 2022, 'Using the forces of hydrodynamic countercurrent chromatography for the study of bacteriophages', Access Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000310
Huws, SA, Edwards, JE, Lin, W, Rubino, F, Alston, M, Swarbreck, D, Caim, S, Stevens, PR, Pachebat, J, Won, MY, Oyama, LB, Creevey, CJ & Kingston-Smith, AH 2021, 'Microbiomes attached to fresh perennial ryegrass are temporally resilient and adapt to changing ecological niches', Microbiome, vol. 9, no. 1, 143. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-021-01087-w
Atkinson, G, Smith, L, Smith, M, Reynolds, C, Humphries, D, Moorby, J, Leemans, D & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A computer vision approach to improving cattle digestive health by the monitoring of faecal samples', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, 17557. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74511-0
Kamau, S, Belanche Gracia, A, Davies, T, Rees Stevens, P, Humphreys, M & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A route to decreasing N pollution from livestock: Use of Festulolium hybrids improves efficiency of N flows in rumen simulation fermenters', Food and Energy Security, vol. 9, no. 3, e209. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.209
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