Dr. Howard Lee
Lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture
Dr Howard Lee is a passionate advocate of sustainable agriculture and a recognised authority on the wider issue of sustainability and food security. Having gained an MSc in Advanced Ecology and a PhD "Aspects of the Ecology of Bracken Removal From Upland Pastures" - Sunderland Polytechnic
he worked with the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland advising on new cultivars of potatoes, as well as the Queen's University Belfast and Imperial College Wye, Howard has numerous years of industry experience.
In addition to lecturing on our BSc (Hons) International Agriculture and BSc (Hons) Horticulture programmes, Howard is an external examiner for a number of different institutions and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, as well as being an author and modern art enthusiast.
Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology
Publications & Research
Armstrong-Brown A., Cook H.F., Lee H.C. (2000). Topsoil characteristics from a paired farm survey of organic versus conventional farming in southern England. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 18, 37-54.
Ghaffari A, Cook H.F., Lee H.C. (2001). Simulating winter wheat yields under temperate conditions: exploring different management scenarios. European Journal of Agronomy 15, 231-240.
Ghanbari-Bonjar A. and Lee H.C. (2002). Intercropped field beans (Vicia faba) and wheat (Triticum aestivum) for whole crop forage: effects of nitrogen on forage yield and quality. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 138, 311-315.
Ghaffari A. Cook, H.F. and Lee H.C. (2002). Climate Change and Winter Wheat Management: A modelling scenario for South-Eastern England. Climatic Change 55, 509-533.
Munro T.L., Cook H. and Lee H. (2002). Sustainability indices used to compare properties of organic and conventionally managed topsoils. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 20, 201-214
Ghanbari-Bonjar A. and Lee H.C. (2003). Intercropped wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and bean (Vicia faba L. ) as a whole-crop forage: effect of harvest time on forage yield and quality. Grass and Forage Science 58, 28-36.
Sarkodie-Addo J., Lee H.C. and Baggs E.M. (2003). Nitrous oxide emissions after application of inorganic fertiliser and incorporation of green manure residues.Soil Use & Management19(4),331-9.
Masciandaro G., Ceccanti B., Benedicto S., Lee H.C. and Cook H.F. (2004). The biochemistry of a soil under mulching. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 84, 19-33.
Lee, H. (2005). Methodologies for the comparison of organic and conventional farming systems. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 3(2), 122-129.
Cook H.F., Valdes G.S.B., Lee H.C. (2006). Mulch effects on rainfall interception, soil physical characteristics and temperature under Zea mays L. Soil & Tillage Research 91, 227-235.
Lee., H.C., Walker, R., Haneklaus, S., Philips,L., Rahmann, G., Schnug, E. (2008). Organic farming in Europe: a potential major contribution to food security in a scenario of climate change and fossil fuel depletion Landbauforschung – vTI/Agriculture and Forestry Research 58,145-152.
Carr, L., Lee, H. (2013). Developing the feedback process: promoting teacher and student dialogue via the use of screen capture and audio. Compass, In press
Lee, Howard C. (2013). The Devil is in the Detail: food security and self sustaining cropping systems for Urban and Peri-Urban zones. In (A. Viljoen, ed) Proceedings of AESOP (Cardiff) 3rd Sustainable Food Planning Thematic Group Meeting. In press.