Dr Peter Wootton-Beard

BA (hons), MSc, PhD, AFHEA, RNutr (Registered Nutritionist)

Dr Peter Wootton-Beard

Lecturer in Agri Technology


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Peter is based in IBERS. He is currently Lecturer in Agri –Technology. He contributes to a number of distance learning modules including plant breeding, research methods and controlled environment agriculture through Bio-Innovation Wales. His research puts plants at the centre of the AgTech process, asking how they are influenced by the environmental conditions we create, and how they can be trained to produce high quality, nutritious products. It also sees every part of the plant and its environment as a resource to be used, recycled, or valorised.



Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'Cut your losses: Maximising the benefits of a nutrient management plan' Farming Connect.
Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'Growing without soil: An overview of hydroponics' Farming Connect.
Loka, D, Harper, J, Humphreys, M, Gasior, D, Wootton-Beard, P, Gwynn-Jones, D, Scullion, J, Doonan, J, Kingston-Smith, A, Dodd, R, Wang, J, Chadwick, DR, Hill, P, Jones, DL, Mills, G, Hayes, F & Robinson, D 2019, 'Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A review', Food and Energy Security, vol. 8, no. 1, e00152. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.152
Williams, C & Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'On the Farmer’s Radar: Top 10 Tech Trends for Agriculture' Farming Connect.
Durai Prabhakaran, RT, Spear, M, Curling, S, Wootton-Beard, P, Jones, P, Donnison, I & Ormondroyd, G 2019, 'Plants and architecture: The role of biology and biomimetics in materials development for buildings', Intelligent Buildings International, vol. 11, no. 3-4, pp. 178-211. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2019.1669134
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