Dr Christina Marley


Dr Christina Marley



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Specific research interests include the optimisation of nutrient use from soil to animal products within ruminant livestock systems to reduce reliance on imported feeds and fertilisers and the use of nutrition to improve animal health.

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Understanding and restoring ecosystems and their services


Thomas, BJ, Fychan, R, McCalman, HM, Sanderson, R, Thomas, H & Marley, CL 2022, 'Vicia sativa as a grazed forage for lactating ewes in a temperate grassland production system', Food and Energy Security. 10.1002/fes3.374
Muhandiram Walawwe, N, Humphreys, M, Fychan, R, Davies, J, Sanderson, R & Marley, C 2020, 'Do agricultural grasses bred for improved root systems provide resilience to machinery-derived soil compaction?', Food and Energy Security. 10.1002/fes3.227
Collins, R, Marley, C, Williams, K, Sanderson, R & Humphreys, M 2019, 'Approaches to breeding forages for improved soil structure: the ‘Sureroot’ project.', Paper presented at BGS/BSSS Winter Meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 19 Mar 2019 - 19 Mar 2019 pp. 19-22.
Marley, C, Powell, H, Fychan, R, Crotty, F & McCalman, H 2019, 'Developing Sustainable Livestock Systems through Participatory Farmer Research', Advances in Animal Biosciences, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 125. 10.1017/S2040470019000013
Crotty, F, McCalman, H, Powell, H, Buckingham, S & Marley, C 2019, 'Should farmers apply fertiliser according to when their daffodils are in flower? Utilising a 'farmer-science' approach to understanding the impact of soil temperature on spring N fertiliser application in Wales', Soil Use and Management, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 169-176. 10.1111/sum.12503
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