Tom Misselbrook

Principal Research Scientist - Atmospheric Emissions Science
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
North Wyke

Tom currently leads the Soil Atmospheric Interactions research group at North Wyke. Current research activities relate mostly to greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from agricultural sources: quantification, understanding processes, model development and development of abatement strategies. Responsible for the compilation of the UK inventories of greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from agricultural sources. Increasingly involved in research linking gaseous emissions research with quantification of other pollutant emission pathways and production measurements to enable identification of 'win-win' scenarios. Project leader on a number of multi-partner projects. Collaborate extensively both within UK and with research partners in Europe and elsewhere; regularly participate in UNECE and IPCC Task Force meetings regarding inventory methodologies and emission abatement strategies.

Previous research activities include more broadly based research on manure N utilisation within grassland systems and quantification and abatement of odours.

+44 (0) 1837 883 500 ext: +44 1837 512241
Rothamsted Research - North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SB
Past Projects
Principal Investigator
  • Estimates of future agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation in China
  • Support for National Air Pollution Control Strategies 2012-2015 SNACS
  • Measurement and abatement of ammonia emissions from agriculture: LowAmmo
Project Leader
  • Inventories of ammonia and greenhouse gases from UK agriculture
  • Developing a mechanistic understanding of biogenic gaseous emissions from the soil-plant system
  • Nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions from multiple pollutant Cracking Clay experimental sites
  • Potential for nitrification inhibitors and fertilizer nitrogen application timing strategies to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from UK agriculture
  • GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Platform - Methane Emission Factors
  • GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Platform - Nitrous Oxide Emission Factors
  • GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Platform - Data management of the UK National Inventory
  • Minimising nitrous oxide intensities of arable crop products: MIN NO
  • Lowland peatland systems in England and Wales: Evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances
  • Increasing efficiency of dietary nitrogen use in dairy systems
  • Competitive maize cultivation with reduced environmental impact
  • Delivering the agricultural greenhouse gas and ammonia inventories and projections
  • Identification of Potential Remedies for Air Pollution (nitrogen) Impacts on Designated Sites: RAPIDS
  • Scoping the extent to which earth observation data can cost effectively provide agricultural activity information
  • Case studies for ammonia measures
  • Analyse characteristics-UK pig and Poultry Manures and slurries
  • Pollution risk from manures stored in field heaps
  • Quantifying the impact of Future Land use Scenarios to 2050 and beyond
  • GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Platform - Methane Emission Factors
  • Pollutant losses following organic manure application in the month following the end of the closed period
  • Optimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: How can we control nitrogen cycling in soil?

Papers in refereed scientific journals

Burchill, W., Lanigan, G.J., Forrestal, P.J., Misselbrook, T., Richards, K.G. (2017). Ammonia emissions from urine patches amended with N stabilized fertilizer formulations. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 108, 163-175.

Calvet, S., Hunt, J., Misselbrook, T.H. (2017). Low frequency aeration of pig slurry affects slurry characteristics and emissions of greenhouse gases and ammonia. Biosystems Engineering 159, 121-132.

Carnell, E.J., Misselbrook, T.H., Dore, A.J., Sutton, M.A., Dragosits, U. (2017). A methodology to link national and local information for spatial targeting of ammonia mitigation efforts. Atmospheric Environment 164, 195-204.

Hirsch, P.R., Jhurreea, D., Williams, J.K., Murray, P.J., Scott, T., Misselbrook, T.H., Goulding, K.W.T., Clark, I.M. (2017). Soil resilience and recovery: rapid community responses to management changes. Plant and Soil 412, 283-297.

Nicholson, F., Bhogal, A., Cardenas, L., Chadwick, D., Misselbrook, T., Rollett, A., Taylor, M., Thorman, R., Williams, J. (2017). Nitrogen losses to the environment following food-based digestate and compost applications to agricultural land. Environmental Pollution 228, 504-516.

Whittaker, C., Yates, N.E., Powers, S.J., Donovan, N., Misselbrook, T., Shield, I. (2017). Testing the use of static chamber boxes to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from wood chip storage heaps. Bioenergy Research 10, 353-362.

Bell, M.J., Hinton, N.J., Cloy, J.M., Topp, C.F.E., Rees, R.M., Williams, J.R., Misselbrook, T.H., Chadwick, D.R. (20160. How do emission rates and emission factors for nitrous oxide and ammonia vary with manure type and time of application in a Scottish farmland? Geoderma 264, Part A, 81-93.

Burchill, W., Lanigan, G.J., Forrestal, P.J., Reville, F., Misselbrook, T., Richards, K.G. (2016). A field-based comparison of ammonia emissions from six Irish soil types following urea fertiliser application. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 55, 152-158.

Cardenas, L.M., Misselbrook, T.M., Hodgson, C., Donovan, N., Gilhespy, S., Smith, K.A., Dhanoa, M.S., Chadwick, D. (2016). Effect of the application of cattle urine with or without the nitrification inhibitor DCD, and dung on greenhouse gas emissions from a UK grassland soil. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 235, 229-241.

Dittmann, M.T., Hammond, K.J., Kirton, P., Humphries, D.J., Crompton, L.A., Ortmann, S., Misselbrook, T.H., Sudekum, K.H., Schwarm, A., Kreuzer, M., Reynolds, C.K., Clauss, M. (2016). Influence of ruminal methane on digesta retention and digestive physiology in non-lactating dairy cattle. British Journal of Nutrition 116, 763-773.

Gilsanz, C., Báez, D., Misselbrook, T.H., Dhanoa, M.S., Cárdenas, L.M. (2016). Development of emission factors and efficiency of two nitrification inhibitors, DCD and DMPP. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 216, 1-8.

Loyon, L., Burton, C.H., Misselbrook, T., Webb, J., Philippe, F.X., Aguilar, M., Doreau, M., Hassouna, M., Veldkamp, T., Dourmad, J.Y., Bonmati, A., Grimm, E., Sommer, S.G. (2016). Best available technology for European livestock farms: Availability, effectiveness and uptake. Journal of Environmental Management 166, 1-11.

Misselbrook, T., Fleming, H., Camp, V., Umstatter, C., Duthie, C.A., Nicoll, L., Waterhouse, T. (2016). Automated monitoring of urination events from grazing cattle. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 230, 191-198.

Misselbrook, T., Hunt, J., Perazzolo, F., Provolo, G. (2016). Greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from slurry storage: Impacts of temperature and potential mitigation through covering (pig slurry) or acidification (cattle slurry). Journal of Environmental Quality 45, 1520-1530.

Orr, R.J., Murray, P.J., Eyles, C.J., Blackwell, M.S.A., Cardenas, L.M., Collins, A.L., Dungait, J.A.J., Goulding, K.W.T., Griffith, B.A., Gurr, S.J., Harris, P., Hawkins, J.M.B., Misselbrook, T.H., Rawlings, C., Shepherd, A., Sint, H., Takahashi, T., Tozer, K.N., Whitmore, A.P., Wu, L., Lee, M.R.F. (2016). The North Wyke Farm Platform: effect of temperate grassland farming systems on soil moisture contents, runoff and associated water quality dynamics. European Journal of Soil Science 67, 374-385.

Sommer, S.G., Misselbrook, T.H. (2016). A review of ammonia emission measured using wind tunnels compared with micrometeorological techniques. Soil Use and Management 32, 101-108.

Whittaker, C., Hunt, J., Misselbrook, T., Shield, I. (2016). How well does Miscanthus ensile for use in an anaerobic digestion plant? Biomass & Bioenergy 88, 24-34.

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

Wu, L., Zhang, X., Griffith, B.A., Misselbrook, T.H. (2016). Sustainable grassland systems: a modelling perspective based on the North Wyke Farm Platform. European Journal of Soil Science 67, 397-408.

Barneze, A.S., Minet, E.P., Cerri, C.C., Misselbrook, T. (2015). The effect of nitrification inhibitors on nitrous oxide emissions from cattle urine depositions to grassland under summer conditions in the UK. Chemosphere 119, 122-129.

Lewicka-Szczebak, D., Well, R., Bol, R., Gregory, A.S., Matthews, G.P., Misselbrook, T., Whalley, W.R., Cardenas, L.M., (2015). Isotope fractionation factors controlling isotopocule signatures of soil-emitted N2O produced by denitrification processes of various rates. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29, 269-282.

Perazzolo, F., Mattachini, G., Tambone, F., Misselbrook, T., Provolo, G. (2015). Effect of mechanical separation on emissions during storage of two anaerobically codigested animal slurries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 207, 1-9.

Yeluripati, J.B., del Prado, A., Sanz-Cobena, A. Rees, R.M., Li, C.S., Chadwick, D., Tilston, E., Topp, C.F.E., Cardenas, L.M., Ingraham, P., Gilhespy, S., Anthony, S., Vetter, S.H., Misselbrook, T., Salas, W., Smith, P. (2015). Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): An open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 111, 112-120. 

Barneze, A.S., Mazzetto, A.M., Zani, C.F., Misselbrook, T., and Cerri, C.C. (2014). Nitrous oxide emissions from soil due to urine deposition by grazing cattle in Brazil. Atmospheric Environment 92, 394-397. 

Chadwick, D.R., Cardenas, L., Misselbrook, T.H., Smith, K.A., Rees, R.M., Watson, C.J., McGeough, K.L., Williams, J.R., Cloy, J.M., Thorman, R.E., and Dhanoa, M.S. (2014). Optimizing chamber methods for measuring nitrous oxide emissions from plot-based agricultural experiments. European Journal of Soil Science 65, 295-307.

Eisler, M.C., Lee, M.R.F., Tarlton, J.F., Martin, G.B., Beddington, J., Dungait, J.A.J., Greathead, H., Liu, J., Mathew, S., Miller, H., Misselbrook, T., Murray, P., Vinod, V.K., Van Saun, R., and Winter, M. (2014). Steps to sustainable livestock. Nature 507, 32-34.

Gilhespy, S.L., Anthony, S., Cardenas, L., Chadwick, D., del Prado, A., Li, C.S., Misselbrook, T., Rees, R.M., Salas, W., Sanz-Cobena, A., Smith, P., Tilston, E.L., Topp, C.F.E., Vetter, S., and Yeluripati, J.B. (2014). First 20 years of DNDC (DeNitrification DeComposition): Model evolution. Ecological Modelling 292, 51-62.

Milne, A.E., Glendining, M.J., Bellamy, P., Misselbrook, T., Gilhespy, S., Casado, M.R., Hulin, A., van Oijen, M., and Whitmore, A.P. (2014). Analysis of uncertainties in the estimates of nitrous oxide and methane emissions in the UK's greenhouse gas inventory for agriculture. Atmospheric Environment 82, 94-105.

Misselbrook, T.H., Cardenas, L.M., Camp, V., Thorman, R.E., Williams, J.R., Rollett, A.J., and Chambers, B.J. (2014). An assessment of nitrification inhibitors to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from UK agriculture. Environmental Research Letters 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/115006

Salazar, F., Martinez-Lagos, J., Alfaro, M., and Misselbrook, T. (2014). Ammonia emission from a permanent grassland on volcanic soil after the treatment with dairy slurry and urea. Atmospheric Environment 95, 591-597.

Cardenas, L.M., Gooday, R., Brown, L., Scholefield, D., Cuttle, S., Gilhespy, S., Matthews, R., Misselbrook, T., Wang, J., Li, C., Hughes, G., and Lord, E. (2013). Towards an improved inventory of N2O from agriculture: Model evaluation of N2O emission factors and N fraction leached from different sources in UK agriculture. Atmospheric Environment 79, 340-348.

Martinez-Lagos, J., Salazar, F., Alfaro, M., and Misselbrook, T. (2013). Ammonia volatilization following dairy slurry application to a permanent grassland on a volcanic soil. Atmospheric Environment 80, 226-231.

Misselbrook, T., del Prado, A., and Chadwick, D. (2013). Opportunities for reducing environmental emissions from forage-based dairy farms. Agricultural and Food Science 22, 93-107.

Nicholson, F.A., Bhogal, A., Chadwick, D., Gill, E., Gooday, R.D., Lord, E., Misselbrook, T., Rollett, A.J., Sagoo, E., Smith, K.A., Thorman, R.E., Williams, J.R., and Chambers, B.J. (2013). An enhanced software tool to support better use of manure nutrients: MANNER-NPK. Soil Use and Management 29, 473-484.

Pereira, J., Barneze, A. S., Misselbrook, T. H., Coutinho, J., Moreira, N., and Trindade, H. (2013). Effects of a urease inhibitor and aluminium chloride alone or combined with a nitrification inhibitor on gaseous N emissions following soil application of cattle urine. Biosystems Engineering 115, 396-407.

 Sutton, M. A., Reis, S., Riddick, S. N., Dragosits, U., Nemitz, E., Theobald, M. R., Tang, Y. S., Braban, C. F., Vieno, M., Dore, A. J., Mitchell, R. F., Wanless, S., Daunt, F., Fowler, D., Blackall, T. D., Milford, C., Flechard, C. R., Loubet, B., Massad, R., Cellier, P., Personne, E., Coheur, P. F., Clarisse, L., Van Damme, M., Ngadi, Y., Clerbaux, C., Skjoth, C. A., Geels, C., Hertel, O., Kruit, R. J. W., Pinder, R. W., Bash, J. O., Walker, J. T., Simpson, D., Horvath, L., Misselbrook, T. H., Bleeker, A., Dentener, F., and de Vries, W. (2013). Towards a climate-dependent paradigm of ammonia emission and deposition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 368. 

Abalos, D., Sanz-Cobena, A., Misselbrook, T., and Vallejo, A. (2012). Effectiveness of urease inhibition on the abatement of ammonia, nitrous oxide and nitric oxide emissions in a non-irrigated Mediterranean barley field. Chemosphere 89, 310-318.

Dumont, P. A., Chadwick, D. R., Misselbrook, T. H., Robinson, J. S., Smith, K. A., Sagoo, E., Camp, V., Murray, R., French, P., Hill, R. A., and Scott, A. (2012). Effluent quality and ammonia emissions from out-wintering pads in England, Wales and Ireland. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 160, 82-90.

Misselbrook, T. H., Menzi, H., and Cordovil, C. (2012). Preface - Recycling of organic residues to agriculture: Agronomic and environmental impacts. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 160, 1-2.

Moral, R., Bustamante, M. A., Chadwick, D. R., Camp, V., and Misselbrook, T. H. (2012). N and C transformations in stored cattle farmyard manure, including direct estimates of N-2 emission. Resources Conservation and Recycling 63, 35-42.

Pereira, J., Misselbrook, T. H., Chadwick, D. R., Coutinho, J., and Trindade, H. (2012). Effects of temperature and dairy cattle excreta characteristics on potential ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from housing: A laboratory study. Biosystems Engineering 112, 138-150.

Salazar, F., Martinez-Lagos, J., Alfaro, M., and Misselbrook, T. (2012). Low nitrogen leaching losses following a high rate of dairy slurry and urea application to pasture on a volcanic soil in Southern Chile. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 160, 23-28.

Salazar, F., Martínez-Lagos, J., Alfaro, M., and Misselbrook, T. (2012). Ammonia emissions from urea application to permanent pasture on a volcanic soil. Atmospheric Environment 61, 395-399.

Wang, J. Y., Cardenas, L. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Cuttle, S., Thorman, R. E., and Li, C. S. (2012). Modelling nitrous oxide emissions from grazed grassland systems. Environmental Pollution 162, 223-233.

Chadwick, D., Sommer, S., Thorman, R., Fangueiro, D., Cardenas, L., Amon, B., and Misselbrook, T. (2011). Manure management: Implications for greenhouse gas emissions. Animal Feed Science and Technology 166-167, 514-531.

Del Prado, A., Misselbrook, T., Chadwick, D., Hopkins, A., Dewhurst, R. J., Davison, P., Butler, A., Schroder, J., and Scholefield, D. (2011). SIMS(DAIRY): A modelling framework to identify sustainable dairy farms in the UK. Framework description and test for organic systems and N fertiliser optimisation. Science of the Total Environment 409, 3993-4009. 

Misselbrook, T.H., Cape, J.N., Cardenas, L.M., Chadwick, D.R., Dragosits, U., Hobbs, P.J., Nemitz, E., Reis, S., Skiba, U. and Sutton, M.A. (2011). Key unknowns in estimating atmospheric emissions from UK land management. Atmospheric Environment 45, 1067-1074.

Powell, J.M.; Jokela, W.E. and Misselbrook, T.H. (2011). Dairy slurry application method effects on ammonia emission and nitrate leaching. Journal of Environmental Quality 40, 383-392.

Sanz-Cobena, A., Misselbrook, T., Camp, V. and Vallejo, A. (2011). Effect of water addition and the urease inhibitor NBPT on the abatement of ammonia emission from surface applied urea. Atmospheric Environment 45, 1517-1524.

Wang, J., Cardenas, L.M., Misselbrook, T.H., Gilhespy, S. (2011). Development and application of a detailed inventory framework of for estimating nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agriculture. Atmospheric Environment 45, 1454-1463.

Lagos , J., Salazar, F., Alfaro, M. and Misselbrook, T. (2010). Inventory of ammonia emissions from livestock production in the Los Lagos and Los Rios regions of Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 70, 95-103.

del Prado, A., Chadwick, D., Cardenas, L., Misselbrook, T. and Scholefield D. (2010). Exploring systems responses to mitigation of GHG in dairy farms. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 136, 318-332.

Nunez, P.A., Demanet, R., Misselbrook, T.H., Alfaro, M. and Mora, M de la Luz. (2010). Nitrogen losses under different cattle grazing frequencies and intensities in volcanic soil of southern Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 70, 237-250.

Pereira, J., Fangueiro, D., Chadwick, D.R., Misselbrook, T.H., Coutinho, J. and Trindade, H. (2010). Effect of cattle slurry pre-treatment by separation and addition of nitrification inhibitors on gaseous emissions and N dynamics: a laboratory study. Chemosphere 79, 620-627

Pereira, J., Misselbrook, T.H., Chadwick, D.R., Coutinho, J. and Trindade, H. (2010). Ammonia emissions from naturally ventilated dairy cattle buildings and outdoor concrete yards in Portugal. Atmospheric Environment 44, 3413-3421

Pilgrim, E.S., Macleod, C.J.A., Blackwell, M.S.A., Bol, R., Hogan, D.V., Chadwick, D.R., Cardenas, L., Misselbrook, T.H., Haygarth, P.M., Hobbs, P., Hodgson, C., Jarvis, S., Dungait, J., Murray, P.J. and Firbank, L.G. (2010). Ecosystem services from farmed grassland. Advances in Agronomy 109, 117-154.

Sanz, A; Misselbrook, T. and Vallejo, A. (2010). Use of an inverse dispersion technique for estimating ammonia emission from surface applied slurry in Central Spain. Atmospheric Environment 44, 999-102.

Gilhespy, S.L., Webb, J., Chadwick, D.R., Misselbrook, T.H., Kay, R., Camp, V., Retter, A.L. and Bason, A. (2009). Will additional straw bedding in buildings housing cattle and pigs reduce ammonia emissions? Biosystems Engineering 102, 180-189.

Reidy, B., Webb, J., Misselbrook, T.H., Menzi, H., Leusink, H.H., Hutchings, N.J., Eurich-Menden, B., Dohler, H., Dammgen, U. (2009). Comparison of models used for national agricultural ammonia emission inventories in Europe: litter-based manure systems. Atmospheric Environment 43, 1632-1640.

Hellsten, S., Dragosits, U., Place, C.J., Vieno, M., Dore, A.J., Misselbrook, T.H., Tang, Y. S., and Sutton, M.A. (2008). Modelling the spatial distribution of ammonia emissions in the UK. Environmental Pollution 154, 370-379.

Hill, R.A., Smith, K., Russell, K., Misselbrook, T., and Brookman, S. (2008). Emissions of ammonia from weeping wall stores and earth-banked lagoons determined using passive sampling and atmospheric dispersion modelling. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 59, 83-98.

Powell, J.M., Broderick, G.A., and Misselbrook, T.H. (2008). Seasonal diet affects ammonia emissions from tie-stall dairy barns. Journal of Dairy Science 91, 857-869.

Powell, J.M., Misselbrook, T.H., and Casler, M.D. (2008). Season and bedding impacts on ammonia emissions from tie-stall dairy barns. Journal of Environmental Quality 37, 7-15.

Reidy, B., Dammgen, U., Dohler, H., Eurich-Menden, B., van Evert, F.K., Hutchings, N.J., Luesink, H.H., Menzi, H., Misselbrook, T. H., Monteny, G.J., and Webb, J. (2008). Comparison of models used for national agricultural ammonia emission inventories in Europe: Liquid manure systems. Atmospheric Environment 42, 3452-3464.

Sanz-Cobena, A., Misselbrook, T.H., Arce, A., Mingot, J.I., Diez, J.A., and Vallejo, A. (2008). An inhibitor of urease activity effectively reduces ammonia emissions from soil treated with urea under Mediterranean conditions. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 126, 243-249.

Powell, J.M., Cusick, P.R., Misselbrook, T.H. and Holmes, B.J. (2007). Design and calibration of chambers for measuring ammonia emissions from tie-stall barns. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 50, 1045-1051

Smith K., Cumby, T. Lapworth J. Misselbrook T.H. and Williams A. (2007). Natural crusting of slurry storage as an abatement measure for ammonia emissions on dairy farms. Biosystems Engineering 97, 464-471.

Petersen, S.O., Sommer, S.G., Beline, F., Burton, C., Dach, J., Dourmad, J.Y., Leip, A., Misselbrook, T., Nicholson, F., Poulsen, H.D., Provolo, G., Sorensen, P., Vinneras, B., Weiske, A., Bernal, M.-P., Bohm, R., Juhasz, C. and Mihelic, R. (2007). Recycling of livestock manure in a whole-farm perspective. Livestock Science 112, 180-191.

Misselbrook T.H. , Martinez J. and Huijsmans J. (2007) Preface to special edition �Gaseous emissions from agricultural systems�. Biosystems Engineering 97, 429-430.

Hellsten S., Dragosits U., Place C.J., Misselbrook T.H., Tang Y.S. and Sutton M.A. (2007). Modelling seasonal dynamics from temporal variation in agricultural practices in the UK ammonia emission inventory. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 7, 3-13.

Webb, J., Ryan, M., Anthony, S.G., Brewer, A., Laws, J., Aller, M.F., and Misselbrook, T.H. (2006). Cost-effective means of reducing ammonia emissions from UK agriculture using the NARSES model. Atmospheric Environment 40, 7222-7233.

Sutton M.A., Dragosits U., Simmons I., Tang Y.S., Hellsten S., Love L., Vieno M., Skiba U., di Marco C., Storeton-West R.L., Fowler D., Williams J., North P., Hobbs P.J. and Misselbrook T.H. (2006) Monitoring and modelling trace-gas changes following the 2001 outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease to reduce the uncertainties in agricultural emissions abatement. Environmental Science and Policy 9, 407-422.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Webb, J., and Gilhespy, S. L. (2006). Ammonia emissions from outdoor concrete yards used by livestock - quantification and mitigation. Atmospheric Environment 40, 6752-6763.

Sommer, S.G., Zhang, G.Q., Oenema, O., Chadwick, D., Misselbrook, T., Harrison, R., Hutchings, N.J., Menzi, H., Monteny, G.J., Ni, J.Q., Webb, J. (2006). Algorithms determining ammonia emissions from buildings housing cattle and pigs and from manure stores. Advances in Agronomy 89, 264-335.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Powell, J.M. (2005). Influence of bedding material on ammonia emissions from cattle excreta. Journal of Dairy Science 88, 4304-4312.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Brookman, S. K. E., Smith, K. A., Cumby, T. R., Williams, A. G. and McCrory, D. F. (2005). Crusting of stored dairy slurry to abate ammonia emissions: pilot-scale studies. Journal of Environmental Quality 34, 411-419.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Nicholson, F. A. and Chambers, B. J. (2005). Predicting ammonia losses following the application of livestock manure to land. Bioresource Technology 96, 159-168.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Nicholson, F. A., Chambers, B. J. and Johnson, R. A. (2005). Measuring ammonia emissions from land applied manure: an intercomparison of commonly used samplers and techniques. Environmental Pollution 135, 389-397.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Powell, J. M., Broderick, G. A. and Grabber, J. H. (2005). Dietary manipulation in dairy cattle: laboratory experiments to assess the influence on ammonia emissions. Journal of Dairy Science 88, 1765-1777.

Misselbrook, T. H ., Scholefield, D. and Parkinson, R. (2005). Using time domain reflectometry to characterize cattle and pig slurry infiltration into soil. Soil Use and Management 21, 167-172.

Webb, J., Menzi, H., Pain, B.F., Misselbrook, T.H., Dammgen, U., Hendriks, H. and Dohler, H. (2005). Managing ammonia emissions from livestock production in Europe. Environmental Pollution 135, 399-406

Misselbrook, T .H., Smith, K.A., Jackson, D.R. and Gilhespy, S.L. (2004). Ammonia emissions from irrigation of dilute pig slurries. Biosystems Engineering 89, 473-484.

Misselbrook, T.H., Sutton, M.A. and Scholefield, D. (2004). A simple process based model for estimating ammonia emissions from fertiliser applications to agricultural land. Soil Use and Management 20, 365-372.

Hobbs , P.J., Webb, J., Mottram, T.T., Grant, B. and Misselbrook, T.H. (2004). Emissions of volatile organic compounds originating from UK livestock agriculture. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 84, 1414-1420.

Sutton, M.A., Dragosits, U., Dore, A.J., McDonald, A.G., Tang, Y.S., van Dijk, N. Bantock, T., Hargreaves, K.J., Skiba, U., Simmons, I., Fowler, D., Williams, J., Brown, L., Misselbrook, T. and Hobbs, P. (2004). The potential of NH3, N2O and CH4 measurements following the 2001 outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease to reduce the uncertainties in agriculture emissions abatement. Environmental Science & Policy 7, 177-194.

Webb, J., Misselbrook, T.H. (2004). A mass-flow model of ammonia emissions from UK livestock production. Atmospheric Environment 38, 2163-2176.

Parkinson, R. , Gibbs, P., Burchett, S., Misselbrook, T.H. (2004). Effect of turning regime on nitrogen and phosphorus losses during aerobic composting of cattle manure. Bioresource Technology 91, 171-178.

Hyde, B.P., Carton, O.T., O'Toole, P. and Misselbrook, T.H. (2003) A new inventory of ammonia emissions from Irish agriculture. Atmospheric Environment 37 , 55-62.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Smith, K.A., Johnson, R.A. and Pain, B.F. (2002) Slurry application techniques to reduce ammonia emissions: results of some United Kingdom field-scale experiments. Biosystems Engineering 81, 313-321.

Ellis, S., Webb, J., Misselbrook, T. and Chadwick, D. (2001). Emission of ammonia (NH3), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) from a dairy hardstanding in the UK. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 60, 115-122.

Hobbs , P.J., Misselbrook, T.H., Dhanoa, M.S. and Persaud, K C. (2001). Development of a relationship between olfactory response and major odorants from organic wastes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 81, 188-193.

Misselbrook, T.H. , Webb, J., Chadwick, D.R., Ellis, S. and Pain, B.F. (2001). Gaseous emissions from outdoor concrete yards used by livestock. Atmospheric Environment 35, 5331-5338.

Misselbrook, T.H . and Hansen, M.N. (2001). Field evaluation of the equilibrium concentration technique (JTI method) for measuring ammonia emission from land spread manure or fertiliser. Atmospheric Environment 35, 3761-3768.

Noble, R., Hobbs, P.J., Dobrovin-Pennington, A., Misselbrook, T.H. and Mead, A. (2001). Olfactory response to mushroom composting emissions as a function of chemical concentration. Journal of Environmental Quality 30, 760-767.

Webb, J., Misselbrook, T., Pain, B.F., Crabb, J. and Ellis, S. (2001). An estimate of the contribution of outdoor concrete yards used by livestock to the UK inventories of ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane . Atmospheric Environment 35, 6447-6451.

Smith, K.A., Jackson, D.R., Misselbrook, T.H., Pain, B.F. and Johnson, R.A. (2000). Reduction of ammonia emission by slurry application techniques. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 77, 277-287.

Misselbrook, T.H ., van der Weerden, T.J., Pain, B.F., Jarvis, S.C., Chambers, B.J., Smith, K.A., Phillips, V.R. and Demmers, T.G.M. (2000). Ammonia emission factors for UK agriculture. Atmospheric Environment 34, 871-880.

Hobbs , P.J., Misselbrook, T.H. and Cumby, T.R. (1999). Production and emission of odours and gases from ageing pig waste. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 72, 291-298.

Burton , C.H., Sneath, R.W., Misselbrook, T.H. and Pain, B.F. (1998). The effect of farm scale aerobic treatment of piggery slurry on odour concentration, intensity and offensiveness. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 71, 203-211.

Hobbs , P.J., Misselbrook, T.H. and Pain, B.F. (1998). Emission rates of odorous compounds from pig slurries. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 77, 341-348.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Chadwick, D.R., Pain, B.F. and Headon, D.M. (1998). Dietary manipulation as a means of reducing N losses and methane emissions and improving herbage N uptake following application of pig slurry to grassland. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 130, 183-191.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Pain, B.F. and Headon, D.M. (1998). Estimates of ammonia emission from dairy cow collecting yards. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 71, 127-135.

Moseley, P.J., Misselbrook, T.H., Pain, B.F., Earl, R. and Godwin, R.J. (1998). The effect of injector tine design on odour and ammonia emissions following injection of bio-solids into arable cropping. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 71, 385-394.

Amon, M., Dobeic, M., Misselbrook, T.H., Pain, B.F., Phillips, V.R. and Sneath, R.W. (1997). A farm scale study on the use of clinoptilolite zeolite and De-Odorase for reducing odour and ammonia emissions from broiler houses. Bioresource Technology, 61, 229-237.

Byun, H.G., Persaud, K.C., Khaffaf, S.M., Hobbs, P.J. and Misselbrook, T.H. (1997). Application of unsupervised clustering methods to the assessment of malodour in agriculture using an array of conducting polymer odour sensors. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 17, 233-247.

Hobbs , P.J., Misselbrook, T.H. and Pain, B.F. (1997). Characterisation of odorous compounds and emissions from slurries produced by weaner pigs fed dry feed and liquid diets. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 73, 437-445.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Hobbs, P.J. and Persuad, K.C. (1997). Use of an electronic nose to measure odour concentration following application of cattle slurry to grassland. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 66, 213-220.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Laws, J.A. and Pain, B.F. (1996). Surface application and shallow injection of cattle slurry on grassland: nitrogen losses, herbage yields and nitrogen recoveries. Grass and Forage Science 51, 270-277.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Shepherd, M.A. and Pain, B.F. (1996). Sewage sludge applications to grassland: influence of sludge type, time and method of application on nitrate leaching and herbage yield. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge, 126, 343-352.

Amon, M., Dobeic, M., Misselbrook, T.H., Pain, B.F., Phillips, V.R. and Sneath, R.W. (1995). A farm scale study on the use of De-Odorase for reducing odour and ammonia emissions from intensive fattening piggeries. Bioresource Technology 51, 163-169.

Hobbs , P.J., Misselbrook, T.H. and Pain, B.F. (1995). Assessment of agricultural odours by a photoionisation detector, an electronic nose, olfactometry and gas chromatography-mass spectromtry. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 60, 137-144.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Pain, B.F., Stone, A.C. and Scholefield, D. (1995). Nutrient run-off following application of livestock wastes to grassland. Environmental Pollution 88, 51-56.

Pain, B.F., Misselbrook, T.H. and Rees, Y.J. (1994). Effects of nitrification inhibitor and acid additions to cattle slurry on nitrogen losses and herbage yields. Grass and Forage Science 49, 209-215.

Misselbrook, T.H ., Clarkson, C.R. and Pain, B.F. (1993). Relationship between concentration and intensity of odours from pig slurry and broiler houses. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 55, 163-169.

Rees, Y.J., Pain, B.F., Phillips, V.R. and Misselbrook, T.H. (1993). The influence of surface and sub-surface application methods for pig slurry on herbage yield and nitrogen recovery. Grass and Forage Science 48, 38-44.

Pain, B.F., Clarkson, C.R., Phillips, V.R., Klarenbeek, J.V., Misselbrook, T.H. and Bruins, M.A. (1991). Odour emission arising from the application of livestock slurries to land: Measurements following spreading using a micrometeorological technique. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 48, 101-110.

Pain, B.F., Misselbrook, T.H., Clarkson, C.R. and Rees, Y.J. (1990). Odour and ammonia emissions following spreading of anaerobically digested pig slurry on grassland. Biological Wastes 34, 259-267.

Pain, B.F., Phillips, V.R., Clarkson, C.R., Misselbrook, T.H., Rees, Y. J. and Farrent, J. (1990). Odour and ammonia emissions following the spreading of aerobically treated pig slurry on grassland. Biological Wastes 34, 149-160.





PhD in Ammonia emissions from agriculture (Plymouth University)


BSc in Agriculture (Reading University)

Measures of esteem


  • Defra Demonstration Catchments Research Advisory G


  • Joint Coordinator RAMIRAN: Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues to Agriculture Network (RAMIRAN) - FAO sponsored European Network


  • NJF Seminar 372, Sweden: Manure ? an agronomic and environmental challenge


  • NADP Ammonia Workshop, Washington: Ammonia emissions from UK agriculture


  • American Dairy Science Association 6th DISCOVER Co: Ammonia emissions from agriculture