Mr Alan Lovatt

Mr Alan Lovatt

Research Scientist

Contact Details

Teaching

Publications

2017

Penrose, B., Beresford, N.A., Crout, N.M., Lovatt, J., Thomson, R., Broadley, M.R. 2017. Forage grasses with lower uptake of casesium and strontium could provide 'safer' crops for radiologically contaminated areas. PLoS One 12 (5) e0176040 Cadair

2016

Robins, J.G., Lovatt, J. 2016. Cultivar by environment effects of perennial ryegrass cultivars selected for high water soluble carbohydrates managed under differing precipitation levels. [Effeithiau math wrth amgylchedd mewn mathau o rhygwellt lluosflwydd a ddetholwyd ar gyfer lefelau uchel o carbyhydrad toddadwy mewn dwr o dan wahanol lefelau o glaw.] Euphytica 208 (3) pp. 571-581. Cadair

Grinberg, N., Lovatt, A., Hegarty, M., Macfarlane, A.C., Skot, K., Kelly, R., Blackmore, T., Thorogood, D., King, R.D., Armstead, I., Powell, W., Skot, L. 2016. Implementation of genomic prediction in Lolium perenne (L.) breeding populations. Frontiers in Plant Science 7 133 Cadair

2015

Moorby, J., Palmer, S., Lovatt, J., Scott, M., Morgan, S., Tweed, J. 2015. Use Of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy To Predict Forage Ryegrass Fatty Acid Composition. In J. Moorby., E. Jewkes. (eds) Proceedings of the Twelfth BGS Research Conference. 12th British Grassland Society Conference. British Grassland Society pp. 69-70. Cadair

Gallagher, J.A., Turner, L.B., Cairns, A.J., Farrell, M.S., Lovatt, J.A., Skøt, K.P., Armstead, I.P., Humphreys, M.O., Roldan_Ruiz, I. 2015. Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Bioenergy Research 8 (1) pp. 77-90. Cadair

Gasior, D., Harper, J., Humphreys, M., Lovatt, A., Armstead, I., Sanderson, R. 2015. An Assessment of Phenotypic Diversity Within a Collection of Natural Lolium perenne Ecotypes and Cultivars from Across Europe. In I. Roldán-Ruiz., J. Baert., D. Reheul. (eds) Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia: Breeding in a World of Scarcity. Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section 2015. Springer Nature, Switzerland pp. 29-34. Cadair

2013

Bentley, A., Jensen, E.F., Mackay, I., Honicka, H., Fladung, M., Hori, K., Yano, M., Mullet, J., Armstead, I.P., Hayes, C.M., Thorogood, D., Lovatt, J.A., Morris, R., Pullen, N., Mutasa-Gottgens, E., Cockram, J. 2013. Flowering Time. In C. Kole. (ed) Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops: Target Traits. Springer Nature pp. 1-66. Cadair

Hayes, R., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, G.L. 2013. AberWolf (Ba14074) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate heading. Cadair

Hayes, R., Lovatt, A., Abberton, M. 2013. Mechanisms utilised within the IBERS diploid Lolium perenne L. forage grass breeding programmes to improve rumen nitrogen use efficiency. In S. Barth., D. Milbourne. (eds) Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement. Springer Nature pp. 47-53. Cadair

2012

Abberton, M.A., Marshall, A., Hayes, R., Yadav, R., Lovatt, A., Humphreys, M. 2012. Molecular and Genomics-Assisted Breeding of Perennial Crops for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. Cadair

2011

Winters, A.L., Leemans, D., Morris, S.M., Pippel, J., Lovatt, A., Charlton, A., Gallagher, J.Smith, L., Stafford, A., Weightman, R. 2011. High-sugar perennial ryegrass as a feed-stock for bioconversion to platform chemicals. Aspects of Applied Biology pp. 79-86.

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A. 2011. Gains in dry matter yield and herbage quality from breeding perennial ryegrass. TEAGASC International Conference, 'Grasses for the Future - Perennial ryegrasses: current and future genetic potential, Silver Springs Moran Hotel and Teagasc, Moorepark Research Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, A., Hayes, R., Thomas, G. 2011. AberGain (Ba13798) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading. Cadair

Wilikins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, G.L. 2011. AberPlenty - late heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass bred for high dry matter yields, high water soluble carbohydrate content with improved crown rust resistance. Cadair

Lovatt, A., Hayes, R., Thomas, G. 2011. AberPlentiful (Ba13851) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading. Cadair

Lovatt, A., Hayes, R., Thomas, G. 2011. AberClyde (Ba13940) - Lolium perenne tetraploid intermediate heading. Cadair

2010

Wilkins, P.W., Hayes, R., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, G.L. 2010. AberGreen (BA13926) - Intermediate perennial ryegrass. Cadair

Lovatt, J.A., Hayes, R., Sanderson, R., Duller, S. 2010. The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in mixtures with perennial ryegrass. In C. Huyghe. (ed) Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Springer Nature pp. 223-226.

2009

Lovatt, A., Moorby, J., Gallagher, J., Hayes, R., Pete, W., Moorby, J.M. 2009. Benefits of Breeding Ryegrass with Elevated Levels of Water Soluble Carbohydrate. 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section. Cadair

Lovatt, J.A., Hayes, R., Sanderson, R., Duller, S. 2009. The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in a forage seed mixture. 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section. Cadair

2008

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, G.L. 2008. AberBite (BA13800) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late heading. Cadair

Wilkins, P.W., Hayes, R.C., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, G. 2008. AberSweet (BA13613) - Lolium perenne diploid internediate heading. Cadair

2007

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A., Hayes, R. 2007. Effect of a stay-green locus on the dry-matter yield, nitrogen yield and shoot density of perennial ryegrass. Grass and Forage Science 62 (4) pp. 453-458. Cadair

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A.Rosellini, D., Veronese, F. 2007. Chromosome doubling and top-crossing as a means of exploiting heterosis in perennial ryegrass.

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A., Hayes, R.C., Thomas, G.L. 2007. AberChoice (BA13753) - Lolium perenne diploid, late heading. Cadair

2005

Reyns, P., Lovatt, J.A., Wilkins, P.W., Schut, A.G.T., Pustjens, M.J.J., van der Heijden, G.W.A.M., Meuleman, J. 2005. Non-destructive assessment of quality and yield for grass-breeding. In M. O. Humphreys. (ed) Molecular breeding for the Genetic Improvement of Forage Crops and Turf. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. XXth International Grassland Congress Satellite. Wageningen Academic Publishers

Thorogood, D., Lovatt, A. 2005. Technical (non peer-reviewed) paper summaries presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005.

Lovatt, J.A., Thorogood, D. 2005. Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 1. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference. pp. 1-686.

Lovatt, J.A., Thorogood, D. 2005. Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 2. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal Volume 10, Part 2. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference. International Turfgrass Society pp. 687-1262.

2004

Harper, J.A., Thomas, I.D., Lovatt, J.A., Thomas, H.M. 2004. Physical mapping of rDNA sites in possible diploid progenitors of polyploid Festuca species. Plant Systematics and Evolution 245 (3-4) pp. 3-4.

Gyulai, G., Humphreys, M.O., Bittsanszky, A., Skøt, K.P., Kiss, J., Skøt, L., Gullner, G., Heywood, S., Szabo, Z., Lovatt, J.A., Radimszky, L., Roderick, H.W., Abberton, M.T., Lagler, R., Rennenberg, H., Komives, T., Heszky, L.E. 2004. Clonal propagation and improved phytoextraction activity of gshI poplar clones (Populus canescens ) in vitro. In J. Vollmann., H. Grausgruber., P. Ruckenbauer. (eds) Genetic Variation for Plant Breeding. Proceedings of the 17th Eucarpial General Congress. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna pp. 279-283.

2003

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A. 2003. Progress in improving the ratio of water-soluble carbohydrate to crude protein in perennial ryegrass.

Lovatt, J.A., Jones, M.L., Wilkins, P.W. 2003. Improving annual yields of sugars and crude protein by recurrent selection within diploid ryegrass breeding populations, followed by chromosome doubling and hybridisation.

Yadav, R.S., Roderick, H.W., Lovatt, J.A., Skøt, L., Wilkins, P.W. 2003. Marker assisted breeding to enhance forage quality in ryegrass varieties. Aspects of Applied Biology: Proceedings 'Crop Quality' Its role in sustainable livestock production. Assocation of Applied Biologists Conference. Association of Applied Biologists pp. 183-186.

1998

Wilkins, P.W., Lovatt, J.A. 1998. AberDart (Ba11778) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate heading. Cadair