Kirsty Hassall

NameKirsty Hassall
Job titleSenior Statistician
Email addresskirsty.hassall@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentIntelligent Data Ecosystems
Research clusterCAS: Statistics and Ecoinformatics
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0033-1136
Preferred citationHassall, K. L.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Projecting the Contribution of Provitamin A Maize Biofortification and Other Nutrition Interventions to the Nutritional Adequacy and Cost of Diets in Rural Zimbabwe

Baudron, F., Cairns, J. E., Haefele, S. M., Hassall, K. L., Ndhlela, T., Nyagumbo, I., Kangara, G. and Joy, E. 2024. Projecting the Contribution of Provitamin A Maize Biofortification and Other Nutrition Interventions to the Nutritional Adequacy and Cost of Diets in Rural Zimbabwe. Journal Of Nutrition. (8 April). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tjnut.2024.04.009

Feeling the Heat: Investigating the dual assault of Zymoseptoria tritici and Heat Stress on Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Blyth, H. R., Zarsav, A., Smith, D., Kanyuka, K., Hassall, K. L., Michaelson, L. V., Rudd, J. J. and Haslam, R. P. 2024. Feeling the Heat: Investigating the dual assault of Zymoseptoria tritici and Heat Stress on Wheat (Triticum aestivum) . 32nd Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA 12 Mar 2024

Linking soil adsorption-desorption characteristics with grain zinc concentrations and uptake by teff, wheat and maize in different landscape positions in Ethiopia

Kebede-Desta, M., Broadley, M., McGrath, S. P., Hernandez-Allica, J., Hassall, K. L., Gameda, S., Amede, T. and Haefele, S. M. 2023. Linking soil adsorption-desorption characteristics with grain zinc concentrations and uptake by teff, wheat and maize in different landscape positions in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Agronomy. 5, p. 1285880. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2023.1285880

Construction of a generalised farm typology to aid selection, targeting and scaling of on farm research

Hassall, K. L., Baudron, F., MacLaren, C., Cairns, J. E., Ndhlela, T., McGrath, S. P., Nyagumbo, I. and Haefele, S. M. 2023. Construction of a generalised farm typology to aid selection, targeting and scaling of on farm research. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 212, p. 108074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2023.108074

Identification of Traits Underpinning Good Breadmaking Performance of Wheat Grown with Reduced Nitrogen Fertilisation

Shewry, P. R., Wood, A., Hassall, K. L., Pellny, T. K., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Shi, Z., Mosleth, E. F., Charlton, M., Poole, M., Jones, S., Newton, K., Penson, S., Tucker, G., Griffiths, S. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2023. Identification of Traits Underpinning Good Breadmaking Performance of Wheat Grown with Reduced Nitrogen Fertilisation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 103 (15), pp. 7664-7672. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.12848

Spectral soil analysis for fertilizer recommendations by coupling with QUEFTS for maize in East Africa: A sensitivity analysis

Hassall, K. L., Gashaw-Asrat, T., Haefele, S. M. and Breure, T. 2023. Spectral soil analysis for fertilizer recommendations by coupling with QUEFTS for maize in East Africa: A sensitivity analysis. Geoderma. 432, p. 116397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116397

Evidence of collaborative opportunities to ensure long-term sustainability in African farming

El-Fartassi, I., Milne, A. E., El Alami, R., Rafiqi, M., Hassall, K. L., Waine, T., Zawadzka, J., Diarra, A. and Corstanje, R. 2023. Evidence of collaborative opportunities to ensure long-term sustainability in African farming. Journal of Cleaner Production. 392, p. 136170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136170

Identifying yield stability over time via time-varying GARCH processes and multivariate Horseshoe priors

Addy, J., Maclaren, C. and Hassall, K. L. 2023. Identifying yield stability over time via time-varying GARCH processes and multivariate Horseshoe priors. 9th Channel Network Conference: CNC23. Wageningen, The Netherlands 23 Aug 2023

Novel molecules and target genes for vegetative heat tolerance in wheat

Rose, T., Wilkinson, M. D., Lowe, C., Xu, J., Hughes, D. J., Hassall, K. L., Hassani-Pak, K., Amberkar, S., Noleto-Dias, C., Ward, J. L. and Heuer, S. 2022. Novel molecules and target genes for vegetative heat tolerance in wheat. Plant Environmental Interactions. 3 (6), pp. 264-289. https://doi.org/10.1002/pei3.10096

The value of volunteer surveillance for the early detection of biological invaders

Van Den Bosch, F., McRoberts, N., Bourhis, Y., Parnell, S. and Hassall, K. L. 2023. The value of volunteer surveillance for the early detection of biological invaders. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 560, p. 111385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2022.111385

Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration

Liu, Z., Hartman, S., Van Veen, H., Zhang, H., Leeggangers , H. A. C. F., Martopawiro, S., Bosman, F., De Deugd, F., Su, P., Hummel, M., Rankenberg, T., Hassall, K. L., Bailey-Serres, J., Theodoulou, F. L., Voesenek L. A. C. J. and Sasidharan, R. 2022. Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration. Plant Physiology. 190 (2), pp. 1365-1383. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiac245

Genetic diversity in nitrogen fertilizer responses and N gas emission in modern wheat

Oszvald, M., Hassall, K. L., Hughes, D. J., Torres-Ballesteros, A., Clark, I. M., Riche, A. B. and Heuer, S. 2022. Genetic diversity in nitrogen fertilizer responses and N gas emission in modern wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13, p. 816475. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.816475

Changes in organic carbon to clay ratios in different soils and land uses in England and Wales over time

Prout, J. M., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P., Kirk, G. J. D., Hassall, K. L. and Haefele, S. M. 2022. Changes in organic carbon to clay ratios in different soils and land uses in England and Wales over time. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 5162. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09101-3

Exploring the effects of land management change on productivity, carbon and nutrient balance: Application of an Ensemble Modelling Approach to the upper River Taw observatory, UK

Hassall, K. L., Coleman, K., Dixit, P., Granger, S. J., Zhang, Y., Sharp, R., Wu, L., Whitmore, A. P., Richter, G. M., Collins, A. L. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Exploring the effects of land management change on productivity, carbon and nutrient balance: Application of an Ensemble Modelling Approach to the upper River Taw observatory, UK. Science of the Total Environment. 824, p. 153824. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153824

Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance through amelioration of reactive oxygen species and growth cessation

Liu, Z., Hartman, S., Van Veen, H., Zhang, H., Leeggangers, H. A. C. F., Martopawiro, S., Bosman, F., De Deugd, F., Su, P., Hummel, M., Rankenberg, T., Hassall, K. L., Bailey-Serres, J., Theodoulou, F. L., Voesenek, L. A. C. J. and Sasidharan, R. 2022. Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance through amelioration of reactive oxygen species and growth cessation. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.21.477196

Laboratory phenomics predicts field performance and identifies superior indica haplotypes for early seedling vigour in dry direct-seeded rice

Menard, G. N., Sandhu, N., Anderson, D., Catolos, M., Hassall, K. L., Eastmond, P. J., Kumar, A. and Kurup, S. 2021. Laboratory phenomics predicts field performance and identifies superior indica haplotypes for early seedling vigour in dry direct-seeded rice. Genomics. 113 (6), pp. 4227-4236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2021.11.006

Revisiting strategies to incorporate gender-responsiveness into maize breeding in southern Africa

Cairns, J. E., Baudron, F., Hassall, K. L., Ndhlela, T., Nyagumbo, I., McGrath, S. P. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. Revisiting strategies to incorporate gender-responsiveness into maize breeding in southern Africa. Outlook on Agriculture. 51 (2), pp. 178-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/00307270211045410

Uncovering Trait Associations Resulting in Maximal Seed Yield in Winter and Spring Oilseed Rape

Siles-Suarez, L., Hassall, K. L., Sanchis-Gritsch, C., Eastmond, P. J. and Kurup, S. 2021. Uncovering Trait Associations Resulting in Maximal Seed Yield in Winter and Spring Oilseed Rape. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (6 September), p. 697576. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.697576

Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology

Hassall, K. L., Dye, A., Potamitis, I and Bell, J. R. 2021. Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12453

Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain

Wan, Y., Wang, Y., Shi, Z., Rentsch, D., Ward, J. L., Hassall, K. L., Sparks, C. A., Huttly, A. K., Buchner, P. H., Powers, S. J., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain. PLOS ONE. 16 (2), p. e0246763. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246763

Plant Available Zinc Is Influenced by Landscape Position in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Desta, M. K., Broadley, M. R., McGrath, S. P., Hernandez-Allica, J., Hassall, K. L., Gameda. S., Amede. T. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. Plant Available Zinc Is Influenced by Landscape Position in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Plants - Basel. 10 (2), p. 254. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10020254

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Do modern types of wheat have lower quality for human health?

Shewry, P. R., Hassall, K. L., Grausgruber, H., Andersson, A., Lampi, A-M., Piironen, V., Ward, J. L. and Lovegrove, A. 2020. Do modern types of wheat have lower quality for human health? Nutrition Bulletin. 45 (4), pp. 362-373. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12461

Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor

Min, B., Salt, L., Wilde, P., Kosik, O., Hassall, K. L., Przewieslik-Allen, A., Burridge, A. J., Poole, M., Snape, J., Wingen, L., Haslam, R. P., Griffiths, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor. Food Chemistry. 60, p. 100093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2020.100093

The contribution of fiber components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK

Lovegrove, A., Wood, A., Hassall, K. L., Howes, L., Poole, M, Tosie, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fiber components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK. Cereal chemistry. 97 (5), pp. 940-948. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10316

Book review for Model-based Geostatistics in global public health

Hassall, K. L. 2020. Book review for Model-based Geostatistics in global public health. Biometrical Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/bimj.202000175

Low protein wheat for bread making

Shewry, P. R., Wood, A. J., Hassall, K. L., Pellny, T. K., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, S., Penson, S., Tucker, G. and Baker, C. 2020. Low protein wheat for bread making. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content

Haslam, R. P., Hamilton, M. L., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Hassall, K. L., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content . Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13 (87). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-020-01726-8

Data Study Group Network Final Report: Rothamsted Research

Breure, T., Carmona, C. U., Ellisck, S., Evans, B., Fahmi, A., Haefele, S. M., Hassall, K. L., Loning, M., Ruiz, D. P., Shchepanovska, D. and Thomas, C. L. 2020. Data Study Group Network Final Report: Rothamsted Research. Data Study Group Network Final Report: Rothamsted Research. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3775489

High level accumulation of EPA and DHA in field-grown transgenic Camelina – a multi-territory evaluation of TAG accumulation and heterogeneity

Han, L., Usher, S. L., Sandgrind, S., Hassall, K. L., Sayanova, O. V., Michaelson, L. V., Haslam, R. P. and Napier, J. A. 2020. High level accumulation of EPA and DHA in field-grown transgenic Camelina – a multi-territory evaluation of TAG accumulation and heterogeneity . Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13385

Historical changes in the contents and compositions of fibre components and polar metabolites in white wheat flour

Lovegrove, A., Pellny, T. K., Hassall, K. L., Plummer, A., Wood, A., Bellisai, A., Przewieslik-Allen, A., Burridge, A. J., Ward, J. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Historical changes in the contents and compositions of fibre components and polar metabolites in white wheat flour. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 5920. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62777-3

Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform

Lyra, D. H., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Hassall, K. L., Wingen, L. U., Orford, S., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Slavov, G. 2020. Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform . Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erz545. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz545

Identification of a major QTL and associated molecular marker for high arabinoxylan fibre in white wheat flour

Lovegrove, A., Wingen, L. U., Plummer, A., Wood, A., Passmore, D., Kosik, O., Freeman, J., Mitchell, R. A. C., Hassall, K. L., Ulker, M., Tremmel-Bede, K., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z., Perretant, M-R., Charmet, G., Pont, C., Salse, J., Leverington Waite, M., Orford, S., Burridge, A., Pellny, T. K., Shewry, P. R. and Griffiths, S. 2020. Identification of a major QTL and associated molecular marker for high arabinoxylan fibre in white wheat flour. PLOS ONE. 15 (2), p. e0227826. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227826

Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w8

Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w7

Facilitating the elicitation of beliefs for use in Bayesian Belief modelling

Hassall, K. L., Dailey, A. G., Zawadzka, J., Milne, A. E., Harris, J. A., Corstanje, R. and Whitmore, A. P. 2019. Facilitating the elicitation of beliefs for use in Bayesian Belief modelling. Environmental Modelling and Software. 122, p. 104539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104539

Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions

Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2019. Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 285 (2019), p. 106631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106631

Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat

Shi, Z., Wang, Y., Wan, Y., Hassall, K. L., Jiang, D., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 67 (31), pp. 8706-8714. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02728

The contribution of spatial mass effects to plant diversity in arable fields

Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Boinot, S. and Storkey, J. 2019. The contribution of spatial mass effects to plant diversity in arable fields . Journal of Applied Ecology. 56 (3), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13414

Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones

Hassall, K. L., Whitmore, A. P. and Milne, A. E. 2019. Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 72 (August), pp. 537-552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2019.03.030

ACE: Application for Conditional probability Elicitation

Hassall, K. L. 2019. ACE: Application for Conditional probability Elicitation. GitHub Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2563239

Genetic interactions between ABA signalling and the Arg/N-end rule pathway during Arabidopsis seedling establishment

Zhang, H., Gannon, L., Jones, P. D., Rundle, C. A., Hassall, K. L., Gibbs, D. J., Holdsworth, M. J. and Theodoulou, F. L. 2018. Genetic interactions between ABA signalling and the Arg/N-end rule pathway during Arabidopsis seedling establishment. Scientific Reports. 8, p. 15192. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33630-5

Beyond the one-way ANOVA for 'omics data

Hassall, K. L. and Mead, A. 2018. Beyond the one-way ANOVA for 'omics data. BMC Bioinformatics. 19 (Suppl 7), p. 199. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-018-2173-7

New insights in the composition of wax and sterol esters in common and mutant sunflower oils revealed by ESI-MS/MS

Broughton, R., Ruíz-Lopez, N., Hassall, K. L., Martínez-Force, E., Garcés, R., Salas, J. J. and Beaudoin, F. 2018. New insights in the composition of wax and sterol esters in common and mutant sunflower oils revealed by ESI-MS/MS. Food Chemistry. 269, pp. 70-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.06.135

Hyperspectral measurements of yellow rust and fusarium head blight in cereal crops: Part 1: Laboratory study

Whetton, R. L., Hassall, K. L., Waine, T. W. and Mouazen, A. M. 2018. Hyperspectral measurements of yellow rust and fusarium head blight in cereal crops: Part 1: Laboratory study. Biosystems Engineering. 166, pp. 101-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2017.11.008

Statistics in Plant Science

Hassall, K. L. 2017. Statistics in Plant Science. GARNish.

N-terminomics reveals control of Arabidopsis seed storage proteins and proteases by the Arg/N-end rule pathway

Zhang, H., Gannon, L., Hassall, K. L., Deery, M. J., Gibbs, D. J., Holdsworth, M. J., Van der Hoorn, R. A. L., Lilley, K. S. and Theodoulou, F. L. 2018. N-terminomics reveals control of Arabidopsis seed storage proteins and proteases by the Arg/N-end rule pathway. New Phytologist. 218 (3), pp. 1106-1126. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14909

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