Dr P. Hollington - Staff Profile

Dr Phil Hollington
Distance Learning Adminsitrator

Room G18, Thoday Building

Email: p.a.hollington@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 382285 (from U.K.)
+44 1248 382285 (International)

Responsibilities within SENRGY/BU

Course Director for Distance Learning MSc Food Security in the Changing Environment


Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture – University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1977)
  • PhD Agronomy – University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1984)
  • Member, Tropical Agriculture Organisation
  • Member, British Grassland Society

Research interests

  • Cereal, grass and legume agronomy in Europe, Africa and Asia, in particular abiotic stress.
  • Hill and upland farming.
  • Climate change adaptation.
  • Seed production.
  • On-farm seed priming.
  • Participatory technology development. 

Recent Projects and Consultancies

  • 2010 - 2011: Farmer-preferred technology for improved food security in Eritrea. European Commission Food Security Programme.
  • 2010 - 2013: Developing capacity for participatory and marker assisted plant breeding to mitigate low crop productivity and poor food security (CAPACITATE East Africa), European Commission, ACP Programme
  • 2009: “Towards low carbon and climate change resilient territories, Uganda. UNDP / UNEP / Welsh Government.
  • 2008: Mutation breeding approaches to improving salinity, drought and heat stress tolerance. Beijing, IAEA.
  • 2008-2009: Development of a capacity building program on adaptation to climate change. World Bank Institute.
  • 2008-2009: Carbon market drivers for sustainable forestry on lands under shifting cultivation in North Eastern India. DEFRA/WSSD
  • 2006-2010: Food security through ricebean research in India and Nepal. EU FP6
  • 2003-2004: Operational Research and Capacity Building for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in Ethiopia. Development Cooperation Ireland / Irish Aid
  • 2003-2006: Upgrading human resources for the Agricultural University of Faisalabad – a sustainable partnership between Pakistan, Germany and the UK. EU Asia Link

Publications

  • Hollington, P.A., Andersen, P., Bajracharya, J., Gautam, R, Joshi, K.D., Khanal, A., Kumar, N., Mueller, R.A.E., Neog, S.B., and Yadavendra, J.P. (2010) Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Final Technical Report. Bangor, UK: Centre for Advanced Research in International Agricultural Development (CARIAD). 154 pp.
  • Bajracharya, J.; Singh, S.; Dangol, B.; Hollington, P.A. and Witcombe, J.R. (2010) Molecular marker diversity in Nepalese and Indian ricebean germplasm. Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 7. Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Agricultural Research Council and Bangor, Wales, UK, Centre for Advanced Research in International Agricultural Development, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University. 22 pp.
  • Hollington, P.A., Harris, D. and Witcombe, J.R. (2009) Development of a capacity building program on adaptation to climate change. Commissioned report for the World Bank Institute Climate Change and Environment Program. 121 + x pp.
  • Khanal, A.R., Khadka, K., Poudel, I, Joshi, K.D. and Hollington, P.A. (2009) Farmers’ local knowledge associated with the production, utilization and diversity of ricebean (Vigna umbellata) in Nepal. Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 3. Pokhara, Nepal, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development and Bangor, Wales, UK, CAZS Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, 29 pp.
  • Witcombe, J.R., Steele, K.A., Hollington, P.A. and Howarth, C. (2008) Breeding for abiotic stress resistance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 363, 701-716. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2007.2179
  • Bajracharya, J., Singh, S., Dangol, B., Hollington, P.A. and Witcombe, J.R. (2008) Identification of polymorphic markers in ricebean (Vigna umbellata). Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 2. Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Agriculture Research Council and Bangor, Wales, UK, CAZS Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, 23pp
  • Hollington, P.A. (2008) Effects of salinity on soils. Chapter 2 in Luxiang, L (Ed). Breeding for salt tolerant crops. Training manual for the course “Mutation breeding approaches to improving tolerance to stress in crop plants, Beijing, China, 2008. IAEA Vienna, pp 31-59.
  • Hollington, P.A. (2008) Effects of salinity on plants. Chapter 3 in Luxiang, L (Ed). Breeding for salt tolerant crops. Training manual for the course “Mutation breeding approaches to improving tolerance to stress in crop plants, Beijing, China, 2008. IAEA Vienna, pp 60 - 88.
  • Hollington, P.A. (2008) Breeding for salinity tolerance: is it time for a new approach? Invited paper in Akhtar, J and Qureshi, RH (Eds): Proceedings International Conference on Sustainable Crop Production on Salt-affected Land. December 4 – 6, 2006. Saline Agriculture Research Centre, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, pp 17-25. ISBN 978-969-8237-40-0
  • Wyn Jones, R.G., Gorham, J. and Hollington, P.A. (2008). The potential for crop production from salt affected lands; an overview. Keynote paper in Akhtar, J and Qureshi, RH (Eds): Proceedings International Conference on Sustainable Crop Production on Salt-affected Land. December 4 – 6, 2006. Saline Agriculture Research Centre, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, pp 9-16. ISBN 978-969-8237-40-0
  • Hollington, P.A. and Young, E.M. (2008) Food security in a changing world – the principles of Sustainable Development offer a solution. Sustainability Tomorrow 3 (3) 6-12
  • Hollington, P.A. and Steele, K.A. (2007) Participatory breeding for drought and salt tolerant crops. Invited chapter in Advances in Molecular Breeding Towards Salinity and Drought Tolerant Crops (Eds M.A. Jenks, P.M. Hasegawa and S. Mohan Jain). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. ISBN 978-1-4020-5577-5, pp 455-478.
  • Joshi, K.D., Bhandari, B., Gautam, R., Bajracharya, J. and Hollington, P.A. (2007) Ricebean: a multipurpose underutilised legume. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Underutilised crops, Southampton University, UK, September 3-4, 2007.
  • Gautam, R., Kumar, N., Yadavendra, J.P., Neog, S.B., Thakur, S., Khanal, A., Bhandari, B., Joshi, K.D and Hollington, P.A. (2007) Distribution of ricebean in India and Nepal. Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 1. Pokhara, Nepal, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development and Bangor, Wales, UK, CAZS Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, 30 pp.
  • Rashid, A., Hollington, P.A., Harris, D. and Khan, P. (2006) On-farm seed priming for barley on normal, saline and saline-sodic soils in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. European Journal of Agronomy 24: 276-281
  • Quarrie, S.A.,  Steed, A., Calestani, C., Semikhodskii, A., Lebreton, C., Chinoy, C., Steele, N., Pljevljakusic, D., Waterman, E., Weyen, J., Schondelmaier, J., Habash, D.Z., Farmer, P., Saker, L., Clarkson, D.T., Abugalieva, A., Yessimbekova, M., Turuspekov, Y., Abugalieva, S., Tuberosa, R., Sanguineti, M.-C., Hollington, P.A., Aragüés, R., Royo, A., and Dodig, D. (2005) A high density genetic map of hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from the cross Chinese Spring x SQ1 and its use to compare QTLs for grain yield across a range of environments. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 110: 865 – 880
  • Rashid, A., Harris, D., Hollington, P.A. and Ali, S (2004). On-farm seed  priming reduces yields losses of mungbean (Vigna radiata) associated with mungbean yellow mosaic virus in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Crop Protection 23: 1119-1124
  • Mahar, A.R., Hollington, P.A., Witcombe, J.R. and Virk, D.S. (2003) Selection for salt-tolerance and early heading in bread wheat. Cereal Research Communications 31: 81-  88.
  • Rashid, A., Harris, D., Hollington, P.A. and Rafiq, M. (2003). Improving the yield of mungbean (Vigna radiata) in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan using on-farm seed priming. Experimental Agriculture 40: 233-244.
  • Pritchard, D.J., Hollington, P.A., Davies, P., Mujeeb Kazi, A. and Gorham, J. (2002) K+/Na+ discrimination in synthetic hexaploid wheat lines: transfer of the trait for K+/Na+ discrimination from Triticum tauschii to Triticum durum. Cereal Research Communications 30: 261-267.
  • Harris, D., Raghuwanshi, B.S., Gangwar, J.S., Singh, S.C., Joshi, K.D., Rashid, A. and Hollington, P.A. (2001). Participatory evaluation by farmers of 'on-farm' seed priming in wheat in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Experimental Agriculture 37: 403-415