5 June 2019
Forage crops are important because they are grown to feed our livestock. I lead laboratory and field studies, and use advanced modelling techniques, to research novel forage crops and crop combinations that can improve livestock nutrition and health. I am currently researching novel crops which can be incorporated into animal feed to sustainably increase meat and milk production, tolerate our changing climate and increase the delivery of other ecosystem services on farms, such as providing habitat for wildlife. I am also developing machine learning and statistical methods using state of the art technologies which can improve the sustainability of the sector.
- PhD, Imperial College London, 2013
- MSc, Imperial College London, 2009
- BSc (Hons), Univ. Bristol, 2002
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.
Cameron, L., Chagunda, M., Roberts, D.J. & Lee, M.A. (2018).
A comparison of milk yields and methane production from three contrasting high-yielding dairy cattle feeding regimes.
Grass and Forage Science 73: 789-797.
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.