5 June 2019
Farms deliver benefits to society, such as provisioning (e.g., food production and raw materials), regulating (e.g., soil protection and carbon storage), supporting (e.g., wildlife habitat and genetic diversity), and cultural (e.g., aesthetic inspiration, tourism and health) ecosystem services. Although some new farming systems enhance the delivery of ecosystem services, many do not, causing detrimental impacts on our environment. Innovative scientific techniques and technologies offer solutions, increasing productivity, optimising the delivery of valuable ecosystem services, and improving the sustainability of the sector. I am using state of the art technologies and techniques, including chamber and field experiments, robotics, networked microsensors, machine learning and advanced data modelling to research livestock and arable farming. I am particularly interested in using these techniques to generate novel ideas which can be used on farms to increase food production, reduce environmental degradation, tolerate our changing climate and increase the delivery of ecosystem services, such as providing habitat for wildlife and storing carbon.
- PhD, Imperial College London, 2013
- MSc, Imperial College London, 2009
- BSc (Hons), Univ. Bristol, 2002
Myrgiotis, V., Blei, E., Clement, R., Jones, S.K., Keane, B., Lee, M.A., Levy, P.E., Rees, R.M., Skiba, U.M., Smallman, T.L., Toet, S. & Williams, M. (2020).
Agricultural Systems 184: 102907.
Lee, M.A., Monteiro, A., Barclay, A., Marcar, J., Miteva-Neagu, M. & Parker, J. (2020)
A framework for predicting soft-fruit yields and phenology using embedded, networked microsensors, coupled weather models and machine-learning techniques.
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 168: 105103.
White, P., Lee, M.A., Roberts, D.J. & Cole, L.J. (2019).
Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in dairy farms - the importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses.
Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 1128-1139.
Lee, M.A., Howard-Andrews, V. & Chester, M. (2019).
Resistance of multiple diploid and tetraploid perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) varieties to three projected drought scenarios for the UK in 2080.
Agronomy 9: 159.
Lee, M.A. (2018).
Journal of Plant Research 131: 641-654.
Lee, M.A., Davis, A.P., Chagunda, M.G.G. & Manning, P. (2017).
Forage quality declines with rising temperatures, with implications for livestock production and methane emissions.
Biogeosciences 14: 1403-1417.