Team profile

Christine Watson

“I have enjoyed working with staff at ORC in a variety of research projects over many years. Becoming a Trustee has given me the opportunity to help ORC develop and strengthen its research excellence and thus its ability to deliver knowledge which will benefit both organic and non-organic farmers”.

Job title:

Trustee / Professor of Agricultural Systems

Academic qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons), PhD

Role and responsibilities:

I have been a Trustee at ORC since 2018. I am Professor of Agricultural Systems at SRUC.


  • Nkurunziza, L., Watson, C.A., Öborn, I., Smith, H.G, Bergkvist, G. & Bengtsson, J. (2020). Socio-ecological factors determine crop performance in agricultural systems. Scientific Reports
  • Reckling, M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, C.A., Stoddard, F.L. & Bachinger, J. (2020). Re-designing organic grain legume cropping systems using systems agronomy. European Journal of Agronomy 112, 125951.
  • Hansen, S., Frøseth, R.B., Stenberg, M., Stalenga, J., Olesen, J.E., Krauss, M., Radzikowski, P., Doltra, J., Nadeem, S., Torp,T., Pappa, V. & Watson, C.A. (2019). Review of causes and sources of N2O emissions and NO3 leaching from organic arable crop rotations. Biogeosciences 16, 2795–2819.
  • Ball, B.C., Hargreaves, P. & Watson, C.A. (2018). A framework of connections between soil and people can help improve sustainability of the food system and soil functions. Ambio 47, 269-283.
  • Röös, E., Mie, A., Wivstad, M., Salomon, E., Johansson, B., Gunnarsson, S., Wallenbeck, A., Hoffmann, R., Nilsson, U., Sundberg, S. & Watson, C.A. (2018). Risks and opportunities of increasing yields in organic farming. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 38, 14.