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Maggie March

Research Interests

  • Agricultural & dairy system sustainability
  • Inter-disciplinary research
  • Farm nutrient balances
  • Climate change: effects and mitigation of agricultural emissions
  • Carbon foot-printing
  • Statistical techniques and data analysis

Research Projects

  • Comparative environmental efficiency of dairy systems
  • Feeding regimes on British dairy farms
  • Economic analysis of dairy systems

PhD Research

Evaluating the robustness of diverse dairy systems.


Previous Experience

  • Teaching assistant, Glasgow University; simulation modelling of dynamic systems, lecturing on the carbon cost of tourism & facilitating seminars on the environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Project management
  • Data analysis.
  • Securing of funds for private and public sector contracts.
  • Accounting & accounts management.
  • Methods to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.


  • MSc (merit) Carbon management, University of Glasgow
  • BSc (hons) Mathematics, statistics and environmental science, University of Sussex

Selected Recent Publications

  • March, M.D., Haskell, M.J., Chagunda, M.G.G., Langford, F.M., & Roberts, D.J.  2014. Current trends in British dairy management regimens. Journal of Dairy Science, 97
  • Roberts, D.J. and March, M.D. 2014. Feeding systems for dairy cows: Homegrown versus by-product feeds. Recent advances in animal nutrition 2013. Ed. Garnsworthy & Wiseman. Context Products Ltd 2013
  • Toma, L., March, M., Stott, A. W. & Roberts, D. J. 2013. Environmental performance of dairy systems: a productive efficiency approach. Journal of Dairy Science, 96, 7014–7031