Donal Murphy-Bokern (DMB) is an independent scientific consultant based in Lohne, near Bremen. He specialises in supporting science and public policy, particularly in the formulation of research strategies, the evaluation of research, and the management of research to maximise impact. Areas covered include: Agriculture and natural resource management, research strategy development, research management and policy development.
Dr Donal Murphy-Bokern’s draws on 30 years professional experience spanning working within farming in Ireland and Germany, the development of farmer-owned research services and participatory approaches (in the UK), research (Ireland, UK and Germany), and a senior research management role in Defra in London. He has a broad academic background with degrees in agricultural science from University College Dublin and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dr Donal Murphy-Bokern leads Work Package 5. He coordinates work on optimising the impact of the research through communications to users, interactions with key stakeholders (especially in public policy). He also coordinates the input of the Scientific Steering Committee that provides scientific advice with respect to the scientific quality of the research.
Murphy, D.P.L., Dahab, M.H., Hossain, S., Wyseure, G.C.L. and O'Callaghan, J.R. 1994. The simulation of the effects of shading on the growth and yield of winter barley (Hordeum sativum). Computers in Agriculture 10, 169-174.
Murphy, D.P.L., Bramm, A. and Walker, K (1996). Energy from Crops. ISBN 0 9529190 01. Semundo Limited, Cambridge, England. 362pp.
Thylen, L. and Murphy, D.P.L. 1996. The control of errors in momentary yield data from combine harvesters. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 64, 271-278.
Murphy, D.P.L., Behring, H., and Jäger, Ch. (1999). Perspektiven für Dämmstoffen aus heimschen nachwachsenden Rohstoffen (Prospects for insulation materials as industrial crop products). Landbauförschung Völkenrode (Refereed monograph, 272 pp). ISBN 3-933140-25-0.
Murphy, D.P.L., Roever, M. and Heinemeyer, O. 1998. Bewertung der Verfahren der ökologischen und konventionellen landwirtschaftlichen Produktion im Hinblick auf den Energieeinsatz und bestimmte Schadgasemissionen. Evaluation of the conventional and organic agricultural production in terms of primary energy consumption and pollution gas emissions. Landbauforschung Völkenrode ISBN 3-933140-33-1(Refereed monograph, 206 pp).
Murphy-Bokern, D. (2010). Environmental impacts of the UK food economy with particular reference to WWF Priority Places and the North-east Atlantic. WWF UK.
Audsley, E., Brander, M., Chatterton, J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Webster, C., and Williams, A. (2009). An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system and the scope for reduction by 2050. How low can we go?. WWF-UK and the FCRN.
Audsley, E., Chatterton, J., Graves, A., Morris, J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Pearn, K., Sandars, D. and Williams, A. (2010). Food, land and greenhouse gases. The effect of changes in UK food consumption on land requirements and greenhouse gas emissions. The Committee on Climate Change.
Murphy-Bokern, D. (2010)
Understanding the carbon footprint of our food. Complete nutrition 10/5: 61-63