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    Paul Lewis

    BSc (Hons), PgCert (HE), FHEA, MBPR (Fert)

    Senior Lecturer in Soil and Environmental Science

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    Teaching Duties

    • Module Leader: Ecosystems and Environmental Resource Management; Environmental Quality and Protection; Wastes, Manures and Renewables; Soil and Water, Nutrient Cycling, Waste Management; Soil and Water Management
    • Module Tutor: Advanced Agronomy; Applied Crop Protection; Crop Production Science; Grass and Forage Production and Utilisation; Soil Management and Crop Nutrition; Sustainable Farming Systems; Global Agricultural Production
    • Manage and/or teach on the suite of crops and environment based short courses operated through the Harper Adams Professional and Career Development Service - including BASIS Certificates in Crop Protection, Soil & Water Management, FACTS and Nutrient Management Planning; Agricultural Awareness; 
    • Manage and teach on agricultural and soil training courses for the Environment Agency, the Rural Payments Agency, Natural England, Catchment Sensitive Farming, National Trust and the National Grid

    Knowledge Exchange and Research Interests

    • Environmental regulation in relation to sustainable agriculture
    • Catchment sensitive farming
    • Farm waste and manure management
    • Soil science, nutrient cycling and the use of fertilisers in agriculture
    • Use and value of cover cropping

    Recent Research

    • The impact of on-farm mitigation measures for delivering an improved water environment. Defra funded systematic review. This research project investigated evidence of the effectiveness of slurry storage, cover/catch crops, woodland creation, controlled trafficking, break up of compacted layers, and buffer strips as interventions to deliver an improved water environment.
    • Digestate and compost in agriculture. This was a four year research project looking at the use of quality anaerobic digestate and compost in agriculture, integrated with an extensive knowledge exchange network.  Funded jointly by Defra, WRAP, WRAP Cymru and Zero Waste Scotland and managed by ADAS and Earthcare Technical Ltd.

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Applied Biologists
    • British Grassland Society
    • BASIS Professional Register
    • FACTS Qualified Adviser

    Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

    Tel: +44 (0)1952 815367

    Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

    Office: JA G12 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

    Research profile: ORCID


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    Other publications

    • Randall, NP, Donnison, LM, Lewis, PJ and James, KL (2015) How effective are on-farm mitigation measures for delivering an improved water environment? A systematic map Environmental Evidence 4; 18
    • Peach WJ, Dodd S, Westbury DB, Mortimer SR, Lewis PJ, Brook AJ, Harris SJ, Kessock-Philip R, Buckingham DL and Chaney K     (2011) Cereal-based wholecrop silages: A potential conservation measure for farmland birds in pastoral landscapes Biological Conservation 144; 836-850
    • Westbury DB, Mortimer SR, Brook AJ, Harris SJ, Kessock-Philip R, Edwards AR, Chaney K, Lewis PJ, Dodd S, Buckingham DL and Peach WJ (2011) Plant and invertebrate resources for farmland birds in pastoral landscapes Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 142; 266-274
    Additional Information
    • BASIS Approved Trainer for Harper Adams


    You can contact Paul Lewis if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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