Prof Mariecia Fraser

PhD

Prof Mariecia Fraser

Professor in Upland Agroecosystems

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Head, Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre

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Member, Natural England Scientific Advisory Committee (2018-present)

Member, Hybu Cig Cymru Research and Knowledge Exchange Advisory Committee (2018-present). 

Council member, British Grassland Society (2016-2020)

Editor, Animal: an international journal of bioscience

Research

I have a background in animal science and grazing ecology and specialise in developing and testing management strategies for upland systems. My research interests include: species and breed differences in diet selection and ingestive behaviour, conservation grazing, nutrient supply from forages, greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals, and the bio-energy potential of semi-natural grasslands.  I have worked with a range of animal species (sheep, cattle, goats, ponies, deer, South American camelids) and pasture types (cultivated, improved permanent pasture and semi-natural grass and heath communities), as well as fresh and ensiled alternative forages (high WSC grasses, forage legumes, brassicas, pulses and bi-crops), to deliver a range of products (meat, fibre, habitats and biorenewables).  

Publications

Fraser, M, Davies, IG, Richards, HE & Davies, SL 2022, Performance of Trifolium repens and T. pratense under marginal growing conditions. in Grassland at the heart of circular and sustainable food systems: Proceedings of the 29th General Meeting of the EGF. European Grassland Federation.
Fraser, M & Gordon, N 2022, Viability of Trifolium seed following in sacco digestion. in Grassland at the heart of circular and sustainable food systems: Proceedings of the 29th General Meeting of the EGF. European Grassland Federation.
Arshad, N, Fraser, M, Donnison, I & Hastings, A 2021, 'Future of Welsh landscape and Ecological sustainability to achieve UK net zero target', Wales Ecology & Evolution Network, Machynlleth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 03 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021.
Sandor, R, Iovino, M, Lichner, L, Alagna, V, Forster, DJ, Fraser, M, Kollár, J, Surda, P, Nagy, V, Szabo, A & Fodor, N 2021, 'Impact of climate, soil properties and grassland cover on soil water repellency', Geoderma, vol. 383, 114780. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114780
Corton, J, Donnison, I, Ross, A, Lea-Langton, A, Wachendorf, M & Fraser, M 2021, 'Impact of vegetation type and pre-processing on product yields and properties following hydrothermal conversion of conservation biomass', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 137, 110462. 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110462
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