Dr Paul Hargreaves

Research Interests

  • Paul HargreavesSoil and Soil Processes
  • Soil Compaction
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Grassland Quality

Research Projects

  • DairyCo Soil Compaction
  • Grassland Precision Farming
  • Soil Quality

PhD Students

Mark Swaine - Managing the impact of grassland nitrous oxide emissions through improved understanding of soil microbial communities


  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology
  • PhD Environmental Modelling

Selected Publications

  • Hargreaves PR, Smith JU, Young S, Goulding KWT (2005). Development of an empirical model to predict nitrogen dioxide concentrations from weather variables for sites across the UK. Atmospheric Environment, 39, 409-417
  • Hargreaves PR, Brookes PC, Ross GJS, Poulton PR (2003). Evaluating soil microbial biomass carbon as an indicator of long-term environmental change. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 35, 401-407
  • Poulton PR, Pye E, Hargreaves PR, Jenkinson DS (2003). Accumulation of carbon and nitrogen from old arable land reverting to woodland. Global Change Biology, 9, 942-955
  • Smith JU, Smith P, Coleman K, Hargreaves PR, MacDonald AJ (2002). Using dynamic simulation models and the ‘Dot-to-Dot’ method to determine the optimum sampling times in field trials. Soil Use and Management, 18, 370-375
  • Hargreaves PR, Leidi A, Grubb HJ, Howe MT, Mugglestone MA (2000). Local and seasonal variations in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide levels at Rothamsted, UK, and relationships with meteorological conditions. Atmospheric Environment, 34, 843-853
  • Goulding KWT, Bailey NJ, Bradbury NJ, Hargreaves PR, Howe MT, Murphy DV, Poulton PR Willison TW (1998). Nitrogen deposition and its contribution to nitrogen cycling and associated soil processes. New Phytologist, 139, 49-58

Dr Paul Hargreaves

Grassland Researcher

Address: Future Farming Systems, SRUC Dairy Research Centre, Hestan House, Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA

Telephone: 01387 263 961

Fax: 01387 251 789

E-mail: paul.hargreaves@sruc.ac.uk