Kathy Lewis, BSc, PhD, FIAP, MIEMA
Professor of Agricultural Chemistry
Tel.: +44 (0)1707 284582
an environmental chemist and research leader for the Agriculture and
Environment Research Unit. She joined the University in 1995 and
established AERU soon after. Kathy became a Professor in 2014.
main areas of interest include environmental management of agriculture,
horticulture and land-use, in particular environmental pollution from
chemical inputs and the impacts arising from agricultural processes
taking a whole farm perspective. She is also involved in the
development of techniques to encourage a more sustainable agriculture
including the socio-economic aspects, rural development, policy issues,
environmental labelling and green taxes. Kathy's work covers a
wide spectrum of topics including pesticides, nutrients, waste and
resources and biodiversity, particularly with respect to climate change
and rural development. This has evolved over the years to cover the
entire farm to fork production chain particularly with respect to
Kathy is a
Fellow of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP) and a Member
of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA).
first degree in environmental chemistry with computer science was
awarded by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA), and her PhD
in agricultural best practice and was awarded by the University of
joining the University of Hertfordshire, Kathy spent 23 years at Warren
Spring Laboratory and 1 year in Industry working as an Environmental
pesticide load indicator for sustainable crop protection
of Livestock Feed Additives that have Direct Beneficial Effect on the
climate change mitigation potential of an EU farm: towards a farm-based
of reduction in environmental burdens through targeted measures
compared with whole farm approaches in cropping and livestock systems
of chemical substance databases (PPDB, VSDB, BPDB)
approaches to environmental labelling of food products
software tools for pesticide risk assessment for the EU FOOTPRINT
of the Environmental Risk of Pesticides used in Conventional and
Integrated Farming Systems for Farms
Action of Pesticide Environmental Risk Indicators (CAPER)
- Green, A., Lewis, K.A., Tzilivakis, J.
& Warner D.J. (In press). Agricultural climate change
mitigation: carbon calculators as a guide for decision making.
International Journal of Agricultrual Sustainability. In press.
K. & Tzilivakis, J. (2017). Development of a data set of
pesticide dissipation rates in/on various plant matrices for the
Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB). Data,
2(3), 28. DOI
A., Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D. & Lewis, K. (2017). Problems of
Benchmarking Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Dairy Agriculture. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 24(6):
J., Warner, D.J., Green, A. & Lewis, K.A. (2017). Spatial and
temporal variability of greenhouse gas emissions from rural development
land use operations. Mitigation and
Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 22(3):
D., Tzilivakis, J., Green, A. & Lewis, K. (2017). Ecological
Focus Areas and beneficial insect (Coleoptera: Carabidae) conservation
for pest control: habitat suitability and farm specific factors.
In: G. Begg, F. Bianchi, N. Birch, B. Gerowitt, J. Holland, D. Lupi, C.
Moonen, M. Ramsden & P. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings
of the 7th IOBC-WPRS
Working Group meeting on Landscape Management
for Functional Biodiversity (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin vol. 122).
Dundee (Scotland, UK), 29-31 March, 6-10.
Kathy Lewis's extended publications
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