Natural Resources Department

Natural Resources Department

 

Natural Resources at Cranfield develops and exploits knowledge about natural systems to meet current and future social and economic needs for ecosystem services such as the production of food, fibre and bio-fuels, protection and enhancement of the environment, attenuation of floods and re-charge of aquifers, conservation of biodiversity and carbon storage and management.

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  • Hess, Tim M.; Chatterton, Julia; Williams, Adrian (Cranfield University, 2012-02-29)
    The water consumption of a range of dairy and beef production systems was estimated for four locations in Ireland using the Cranfield Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) systems model. This included direct water consumption (for ...
  • Hess, Tim M. (1999-01-01)
    Irrigation constitutes a major user of water resources at a time, and in places, where resources are at their lowest. Also, by maintaining the soil in a wetter state, it increases the annual drainage, which can affect ...
  • Hess, Tim M. (1996-01-01)
    This paper compares the use of different methods for estimating reference evapotranspiration (ETo) for irrigation scheduling in the UK. Methods include use of long-term averages, daily weather data and evaporimeters. The ...
  • Hess, Tim M.; Counsell, Chris (2008-03-13)
    Developed by HR Wallingford and Cranfield University (with support from the UK Department for International Development), WaSim is a computer-based training package for the teaching and demonstration of issues involved ...
  • Chatterton, Julia C.; Hess, Tim M.; Williams, Adrian G. (2011-05-25)
    Recent reports highlighting large quantities of water required to produce a kilo of meat have attracted media attention, leading to debates over the role of meat in a sustainable diet. Such reports frequently quote figures ...
  • Hess, Tim M. (2011-01-14)
    A case study tutorial for use with the Wasim soil water balance simulation model, based on irrigated potatoes in the UK.