Dr Mark Lee

Research Fellow

Biography Plus

My work is focused on the important uses of plants in feeding the world. I am searching for new forage crops which can be cultivated to feed livestock more sustainably. My aim is to find highly nutritious forage crops which can be incorporated into livestock feed to increase meat and milk production, and reduce the amounts of the potent greenhouse gas, methane, which the animals breathe out. I am also leading several other research projects using new technologies to help farmers produce more food, including work on soft fruit farming in the UK and silvopastoral farming in Peru.

Qualifications and appointments Plus
  • PhD, Imperial College London, 2013
  • MSc, Imperial College London, 2009
  • BSc (Hons), Univ. Bristol, 2002
Selected publications Plus

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(6), 1403–1417. Available online

Lee, M. A., Todd, A., Sutton, M., Chagunda, M.G.G., Roberts, D.J. & Rees, B. (2017)

A time-series of methane and carbon dioxide production from dairy cows during a period of dietary transition

Cogent Environmental Sciences 2, 1–14. Available online

Lee, M. A. & Roberts, D.J. (2015)

Cut and carry: Investigating the effects of increasing the proportion of grass in the diets of high yielding dairy cows

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Report. Available online

Lee, M.A., Manning, P., Walker, C.S. & Power, S.A. (2014)

Plant and arthropod community sensitivity to rainfall manipulation but not nitrogen enrichment in a successional grassland ecosystem

Oecologia 176, 1173–1185. Available online

Lee, M. A., Manning, P., Rist, J., Power, S. A., & Marsh, C. (2010)

A global comparison of grassland biomass responses to CO2 and nitrogen enrichment

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 365(1549), 2047–2056. Available online

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