The following pages include reports from recipients of Fellowships and Studentships from 2006 – 2020.

2016 – 2020

Reports from recipients of Fellowships and Studentships


Innovation Award

UAVs in Grasslands: A brief guide (a Handbook on using drones)

Ben Roberts Aberystwyth University



Managed sheep grazing systems

Emily Grant visited NZ farmers and Massey University

The value of natural and semi-natural habitats

Michael Garratt University of Reading visiting Western Sydney University Australia

Measuring performance on sheep farms in New Zealand

Andy Jones Rothamsted N Wyke visiting Massey University NZ

The effects of different levels and lengths of induced shading in autumn and how they influence morphogical changes in perennial rygrass

Caitlin Looney TEAGASC/UCC visiting Massey University NZ

Energy grass research in Wales and Sweden

Cecilia Palmborg from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences visiting Elaine Jensen IBERS Aberystwyth

Towards a better understanding of the infestation of poisonous weeds in the rangelands of China

Wei He Northwest University Xian, Shaanxi, China


Is Above and Below-Ground Signalling in Swards Affected by the Presence of Neighbouring Plants?

Olivia Norman Rothamsted Research

Flooding tolerant forage grasses for Welsh flood prone valleys

Rachel Dye  (IBERS) Aberystwyth University




Bio-refining of grass to produce value added products
Anais Giraudeau, from France to Aberystwyth University.



Exploring management practices of calcareous grasslands in central Germany to inform UK management recommendations
Ashley Lyons, Edge Hill University visiting Germany, June 2017.

Comparing herbal leys with grass/clover mixtures
Paul Muto, Natural England visiting Institute of Grassland Science, University of Göttingen, Germany. August 2017 and April 2018.

Assessing and reducing uncertainty in estimating yield biomass, soil temperature and soil water content changes from mowed and grazed upland ecosystems under different management regimes at regional scale
Renáta Sándor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Sept 2017.

Modeling growth and development of white clover
Wuping Zhang, Shanxi Agricultural University, China visiting IBERS March 2017.

Designing Supported Bimetalli Nanoalloy Catalysts for the Valorisation of Grass Fibre
Chamundi Parambath Jijil, National Chemical Laboratory Pune India visiting Cardiff University, June 2017.


Production of fermented products from grass juice and grass fibre
Neelakshi Dutta, IBERS Aberystwyth June 2017.


A comparison of high frequency, in-situ water quality analyses and sensors with conventional water sample collection and laboratory analyses for both phosphorus and nitrogen species
Juan Andrés Quincke, INIA, Uruguay visiting Rothamsted Research N. Wyke UK, October 2015.

To identify the role of Clavariaceae (coral fungi) in grassland ecosystems
Slavomir Adamcik, Institute of Botany, Bratislava, Slovakia visiting IBERS Aberystwyth August 2016