Nicola Yates

NameNicola Yates
Job titleInternational Projects Officer
Email addressnicola.yates@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentScience Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships
Preferred citationYates, N. E.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form

Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Misselbrook, T. H. and Shield, I. F. 2018. Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form. Biomass & Bioenergy. 112, pp. 29-36.

Testing the use of static chamber boxes to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from wood chip storage heaps

Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Donovan, N. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2016. Testing the use of static chamber boxes to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from wood chip storage heaps. BioEnergy Research. 10 (2), pp. 353-362.

Dry matter losses and methane emissions during wood chip storage: the impact on full life cycle greenhouse gas savings of short rotation coppice willow for heat

Whittaker, C., Macalpine, W. J., Yates, N. E. and Shield, I. F. 2016. Dry matter losses and methane emissions during wood chip storage: the impact on full life cycle greenhouse gas savings of short rotation coppice willow for heat. BioEnergy Research. 9 (3), pp. 820-835.

Dry matter losses and greenhouse gas emissions from outside storage of short rotation coppice willow chip

Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Misselbrook, T. H. and Shield, I. F. 2016. Dry matter losses and greenhouse gas emissions from outside storage of short rotation coppice willow chip. BioEnergy Research. 9, pp. 288-302.

The yield and quality response of the energy grass Miscanthus x giganteus to fertiliser applications of nitrogen, potassium and sulphur

Shield, I. F., Barraclough, T. J. P., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 2014. The yield and quality response of the energy grass Miscanthus x giganteus to fertiliser applications of nitrogen, potassium and sulphur. Biomass & Bioenergy. 68, pp. 185-194.

Miscanthus combustion properties and variations with Miscanthus agronomy

Baxter, X. C., Darvell, L. I., Jones, J. M., Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E. and Shield, I. F. 2014. Miscanthus combustion properties and variations with Miscanthus agronomy. Fuel. 117 (Part A), pp. 851-869.

Modeling long-term yield trends of Miscanthus x giganteus using experimental data from across Europe

Lesur, C., Jeuffroy, M-H., Makowski, D., Riche, A. B., Shield, I. F., Yates, N. E., Fritz, M., Formowitz, B., Grunert, M., Jorgensen, U., Laerke, P. E. and Loyce, C. 2013. Modeling long-term yield trends of Miscanthus x giganteus using experimental data from across Europe. Field Crops Research. 149, pp. 252-260.

The influence of harvest and storage on the properties of and fast pyrolysis products from Miscanthus giganteus

Greenhalf, C. E., Nowakowski, D. J., Yates, N. E., Shield, I. F. and Bridgwater, A. V. 2013. The influence of harvest and storage on the properties of and fast pyrolysis products from Miscanthus giganteus. Biomass & Bioenergy. 56, pp. 247-259.

Nutrient requirements of Miscanthus x giganteus: conclusions from a review of published studies

Cadoux, S., Riche, A. B., Yates, N. E. and Machet, J-M. 2012. Nutrient requirements of Miscanthus x giganteus: conclusions from a review of published studies. Biomass & Bioenergy. 38, pp. 14-22.

The yield response of the energy crops switchgrass and reed canary grass to fertiliser applications when grown on a low productivity sandy soil

Shield, I. F., Barraclough, T. J. P., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 2012. The yield response of the energy crops switchgrass and reed canary grass to fertiliser applications when grown on a low productivity sandy soil. Biomass & Bioenergy. 42, pp. 86-96.

Thermochemical characterisation of straws and high yielding perennial grasses

Greenhalf, C. E., Nowakowski, D. J., Bridgwater, A. V., Titiloye, J., Yates, N. E., Riche, A. B. and Shield, I. F. 2012. Thermochemical characterisation of straws and high yielding perennial grasses. Industrial Crops and Products. 36, pp. 449-459.

Effect of nitrogen fertiliser application on cell wall composition in switchgrass and reed canary grass

Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Lister, S. J., Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E., Shield, I. F. and Donnison, I. S. 2012. Effect of nitrogen fertiliser application on cell wall composition in switchgrass and reed canary grass. Biomass & Bioenergy. 40, pp. 19-26.

Study of Miscanthus x giganteus ash composition - variation with agronomy and assessment method

Baxter, X. C., Darvell, L. I., Jones, J. M., Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E. and Shield, I. F. 2012. Study of Miscanthus x giganteus ash composition - variation with agronomy and assessment method. Fuel. 95, pp. 50-62.

The overwinter changes in the above and below ground biomass of miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E. and Shield, I. F. 2011. The overwinter changes in the above and below ground biomass of miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). Bridgwater, A. V. (ed.) Proceedings Bioten Conference on Biomass, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Birmingham, 21-23 September 2010 . CPL Press, Newbury.

Nitrogen requirements of biomass crops

Riche, A. B., Goulding, K. W. T., Yates, N. E., Shield, I. F. and Christian, D. G. 2010. Nitrogen requirements of biomass crops. Water and Nitrogen Use Eficiency in Plants and Crops. Aspects of Applied Biology 105 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 83-88

Miscanthus as a feedstock for fast-pyrolysis: does agronomic treatment affect quality?

Hodgson, E. M., Fahmi, R., Yates, N. E., Barraclough, T. J. P., Shield, I. F., Allison, G., Bridgwater, A. V. and Donnison, I. S. 2010. Miscanthus as a feedstock for fast-pyrolysis: does agronomic treatment affect quality? Bioresource Technology. 101 (15), pp. 6185-6191.

Measurement of key compositional parameters in two species of energy grass by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Hodgson, E., Jones, J., Kubacki, M., Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E., Shield, I. F., Bridgwater, A. V. and Donnison, I. S. 2009. Measurement of key compositional parameters in two species of energy grass by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bioresource Technology. 100, pp. 6428-6433.

Estimation of ramet production from Miscanthus x giganteus rhizome of different ages

Christian, D. G., Yates, N. E. and Riche, A. B. 2009. Estimation of ramet production from Miscanthus x giganteus rhizome of different ages. Industrial Crops and Products. 30, pp. 176-178.

Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids and lignin in perennial forage and energy grasses by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least squares regression

Allison, G. G., Thain, S. C., Morris, P., Morris, C., Hawkins, S., Hauck, B., Barraclough, T. J. P., Yates, N. E., Shield, I. F., Bridgwater, A. V. and Donnison, I. S. 2009. Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids and lignin in perennial forage and energy grasses by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least squares regression. Bioresource Technology. 100, pp. 1252-1261.

The evaluation of UK seed production and quality of reed canary grass and switchgrass

Yates, N. E. and Barrow, A. 2008. The evaluation of UK seed production and quality of reed canary grass and switchgrass. Biomass and Energy Crops III. Aspects of Applied Biology 90 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 247-254

Performance of 15 different Miscanthus species and genotypes over 11 years

Riche, A. B., Yates, N. E. and Christian, D. G. 2008. Performance of 15 different Miscanthus species and genotypes over 11 years. Biomass and Energy Crops III. Aspects of Applied Biology 90 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 207-212

An empirical model for switchgrass to predict yield from site and climatic variables

Riche, A. B., Gezan, S. A. and Yates, N. E. 2008. An empirical model for switchgrass to predict yield from site and climatic variables. Biomass and Energy Crops III. Aspects of Applied Biology 90 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 213-218

The influence of agronomic treatment on the combustion characteristics of some energy crops

Darvell, L. I., Jones, J. M., Shield, I. F., Riche, A. B., Yates, N. E. and Barraclough, T. J. P. 2008. The influence of agronomic treatment on the combustion characteristics of some energy crops. Biomass and Energy Crops III. Aspects of Applied Biology 90 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 269-276

Growth, yield and mineral content of Miscanthus x giganteus grown as a biofuel for 14 successive harvests

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 2008. Growth, yield and mineral content of Miscanthus x giganteus grown as a biofuel for 14 successive harvests. Industrial Crops and Products. 28, pp. 320-327.

The effect of lignin and inorganic species in biomass on pyrolysis oil yields, quality and stability

Fahmi, R., Bridgwater, A. V., Donnison, I., Yates, N. E. and Jones, J. M. 2008. The effect of lignin and inorganic species in biomass on pyrolysis oil yields, quality and stability. Fuel. 87, pp. 1230-1240.

The effect of alkali metals on combustion and pyrolysis of Lolium and Festuca grasses, switchgrass and willow

Fahmi, R., Bridgwater, A. V., Darvell, L. I., Jones, J. M., Yates, N. E., Thain, S. and Donnison, I. S. 2007. The effect of alkali metals on combustion and pyrolysis of Lolium and Festuca grasses, switchgrass and willow. Fuel. 86, pp. 1560-1569.

Prediction of Klason lignin and ligin thermal degradation products by Py-GC/MS in a collection of Lolium and Festuca grasses

Fahmi, R., Bridgwater, A. V., Thain, S. C., Donnison, I. S., Morris, P. M. and Yates, N. E. 2007. Prediction of Klason lignin and ligin thermal degradation products by Py-GC/MS in a collection of Lolium and Festuca grasses. Journal Of Analytical And Applied Pyrolysis. 80, pp. 16-23.

Influence of particle size on the analytical and chemical properties of two energy crops

Bridgeman, T. G., Darvell, L. I., Jones, J. M., Williams, P. T., Fahmi, R., Bridgwater, A. V., Barraclough, T. J. P., Shield, I. F., Yates, N. E., Thain, S. C. and Donnison, I. S. 2007. Influence of particle size on the analytical and chemical properties of two energy crops. Fuel. 86, pp. 60-72.

Second generation transport biofuels: a mission to the Netherlands, Germany and Finland. DTI Global Watch Mission Report

Hogan, G., Barton, I., Yates, N. E., Bridgwater, T., Smoker, N., Zimmermann, A., Saunders, R., Jamieson, C., Bown, D. and Smith, W. 2006. Second generation transport biofuels: a mission to the Netherlands, Germany and Finland. DTI Global Watch Mission Report.

The effect of harvest date on the yield and mineral content of Phalaris arundinacea L. (reed canary grass) genotypes screened for their potential as energy crops in southern England

Christian, D. G., Yates, N. E. and Riche, A. B. 2006. The effect of harvest date on the yield and mineral content of Phalaris arundinacea L. (reed canary grass) genotypes screened for their potential as energy crops in southern England. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 86 (8), pp. 1181-1188.

Effect of fuel properties on biomass combustion: Part I. Experiments - fuel type, equivalence ratio and particle size

Ryo, C., Yang, Y. B., Khor, A., Yates, N. E., Sharifi, V. N. and Swithenbank, J. 2006. Effect of fuel properties on biomass combustion: Part I. Experiments - fuel type, equivalence ratio and particle size. Fuel. 85, pp. 1039-1046.

The recovery over several seasons of 15N-labelled fertilizer applied to Miscanthus x giganteus ranging from 1 to 3 years old

Christian, D. G., Poulton, P. R., Riche, A. B., Yates, N. E. and Todd, A. D. 2006. The recovery over several seasons of 15N-labelled fertilizer applied to Miscanthus x giganteus ranging from 1 to 3 years old. Biomass & Bioenergy. 30, pp. 125-133.

Effect of fuel properties on biomass combustion. Part II. Modelling approach - identification of the controlling factors

Yang, Y. B., Ryu, C., Khor, A., Yates, N. E., Sharifi, V. N. and Swithenbank, J. 2005. Effect of fuel properties on biomass combustion. Part II. Modelling approach - identification of the controlling factors. Fuel. 84, pp. 2116-2130.

Establishing Miscanthus sinensis from seed using conventional sowing methods

Christian, D. G., Yates, N. E. and Riche, A. B. 2005. Establishing Miscanthus sinensis from seed using conventional sowing methods. Industrial Crops and Products. 21, pp. 109-111.

The yield and composition of switchgrass and coastal panic grass grown as a biofuel in Southern England

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 2002. The yield and composition of switchgrass and coastal panic grass grown as a biofuel in Southern England. Bioresource Technology. 83, pp. 115-124.

The effect of delayed harvest on the yield and nutrient compostition of reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea )

Yates, N. E. and Christian, D. G. 2001. The effect of delayed harvest on the yield and nutrient compostition of reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea ). Biomass and Energy Crops II. Aspects of Applied Biology 65 . pp. 161-166

The yield, composition and production costs for seven varieties of switch grass and one panic grass grown as a biofuel

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 2001. The yield, composition and production costs for seven varieties of switch grass and one panic grass grown as a biofuel. Biomass and Energy Crops II. Aspects of Applied Biology 65 . pp. 199-204

Evaluation of some herbaceous grasses as biomass crops in southern England

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 1999. Evaluation of some herbaceous grasses as biomass crops in southern England. Kontturi, M., Pithan, K., Topi-Hulmi, M., Sankari, H., Sahramaa, M., Partala, A., Pahkala, K., Christiansen, J. and Mela, T. (ed.) Proceedings Alternative Crops for Sustainable Agriculture: Research Progress COST 814, Turku, Finland, 13-15 June 1999 . European Commission, Luxembourg. pp. 58-69

Monitoring the growth and yield of crops grown as biofuels (ETSU B/W2/00548/11/REP)

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 1999. Monitoring the growth and yield of crops grown as biofuels (ETSU B/W2/00548/11/REP). DTI, London.

Nutrient requirement and cycling in energy crops

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 1998. Nutrient requirement and cycling in energy crops. elBassam, N. (ed.) Sustainable agriculture for food, energy and industry . James & James, London. pp. 799-804

The establishment of cover crops by reduced cultivation, direct drilling and pre-harvest sowing and the effect on the yield of the following crop

Christian, D. G. and Yates, N. E. 1997. The establishment of cover crops by reduced cultivation, direct drilling and pre-harvest sowing and the effect on the yield of the following crop. Tebrugge, F. and Bohrnsen, A. (ed.) Experiences with the Application of No-tillage Crop Production in the West European Countries: Proceedings of 4th EC Workshop , Boigneville, 12-14 May 1997 . Wissenschaftlicher Fachverlag Dr Fleck, Langgons. pp. 5-15

Nitrate leaching under Miscanthus grass

Christian, D. G., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 1997. Nitrate leaching under Miscanthus grass. Biewinga, E. E. and vanderBijl, G. (ed.) Proceedings Conference on the Environmental Impact of Biomass for Energy, Noordwijkerhout, 4-5 November 1996 . Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Utrecht. pp. 69-70

The recovery of 15N-labelled fertilizer applied to Miscanthus x giganteus

Christian, D. G., Poulton, P. R., Riche, A. B. and Yates, N. E. 1997. The recovery of 15N-labelled fertilizer applied to Miscanthus x giganteus. Biomass & Bioenergy. 12 (1), pp. 21-24.

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