School of Earth and Environment

Elena Mihailescu

Research Fellow

Email address: E.Mihailescu@leeds.ac.uk
Room: FH G.12

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute

Biography

Currently: Research fellow within Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment,

University of Leeds (climate services)

Previous employment:

- 2016 - 2017- Postdoc at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, P. R. China (agroecology - lecturing,

and mentoring; agroecosystem health and services - research )

- 2014 - 2015 - Teacher at Kuwait Bilingual Academy School (subjects taught: Introduction to environmental

sciences, Plant cell biology, and Inorganic chemistry)

- 2010 - 2013 - Project assistant at Teagasc, Ireland, within DAIRYMAN European project

- 2009 - Intern at Centre for Education and Development of Agriculture in Cambodia

- 2008 - Exchange scholar at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand

Qualifications

2014 - Phd in nutrient management, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

2009 - Master of Science in agronomy and agri-food, International Centre of Higher Education in Agronomic

Sciences, SUPAGRO, Montpellier, France

2008 - Master of Science in agricultural development in the tropics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of

Copenhagen, Denmark

Other qualifications: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate

Memberships/Fellowships

2010 - 2014 - Walsh fellowship, Teagasc - The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland

Research Interests

Research Projects:

present - MED-GOLD (Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean

Grape, OLive and Durum wheat) food systems https://www.med-gold.eu/

2016 - 2017 - Integrative assessment of agroecosystem health In Fujian province, China

2010 - 2013 - DAIRYMAN (Improving regional prosperity through improved resource utilization on north-

western European dairy farms and stakeholder cooperation)

Research interests: development of European (and potentially global) climate services; maintenance of

competitiveness and resilience of European (and potentially global) agriculture in relation

to climate variability and change impacts.

Publications

Jha, K., K. and Mihailescu, E. (2015) “Rural Poverty in Developing Nation: A Case Study from Thai Village”, The International Journal of Rural Development and Management Studies 9(1): 93-109;

Mihailescu, E., Ryan, W., Murphy, P. N. C., Casey, I. A., and Humphreys, J. (2015) “Economic impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency on nineteen intensive grass-based dairy farms in the South of Ireland”. Agricultural Systems 132: 121-132;

Mihailescu, E., Murphy, P. N. C., Ryan, W., Casey, I. A., and Humphreys, J. (2015) “Phosphorus balance and use efficiency on 21 intensive grass-based dairy farms in the South of Ireland”, The Journal of Agricultural Science 153 (3): 520-537;

Mihailescu, E., Murphy, P. N. C., Ryan, W., Casey, I. A., and Humphreys, J. (2014) “Nitrogen balance and use efficiency on twenty-one intensive grass-based dairy farms in the South of Ireland”, The Journal of Agricultural Science 152: 843-859;

Humphreys, J., Mihailescu, E., and Casey, I. A. (2012) “An economic comparison of systems of dairy production based on N-fertilized grass and grass-white clover grassland in a moist maritime environment”. Grass and forage science 67: 519-525.

Boland, A., Murphy, Paul, Upton, J., Mihailescu, E., Yang, M. and Humphreys, J. (2010). “DAIRYMAN-bringing together the best in knowledge and innovation”. Todays Farm 21 (4) pp. 16-17.

Mihailescu E., Murphy P., Casey I.A, and Humphreys J. (2012) “Nitrogen use efficiency on dairy farms”. In: Proceedings of the 17th international nitrogen workshop (Eds. K. G. Richards, O. Fenton, C. J. Watson), 26-29th June 2012, Wexford, Ireland, pp. 352-353;

Humphreys J., Mihailescu E., and Casey I.A (2012) “An economic comparison of dairy production on N fertilized and white clover grassland”. In: Proceedings of the 24th General meeting of the European Grassland Federation (Eds. P. Goliński, M. Warda, P. Stypiński), 3-7th June, Lublin, Poland, pp. 774-776;

Mihailescu, E., Casey I. A., and Humphreys J. (2011) “Nitrogen and phosphorus use on dairy farms”, In: Proceedings of the Agro-Environment conference, Athlone, Ireland, 10th November 2011, pp. 29-30;

Mihailescu, E., Humphreys, J., Fitzgerald, E., Casey, I. A., Murphy, P. N. C., Boland, A., and Upton, J (2011)Dairyman project - Delivering environmental quality and prosperity by improving utilization of resources on dairy farms”, In: Proceedings of Waterford Institute of Technology Research Day, Ireland, 11-13th April 2011, pp. 92-93;

Mihailescu, E., Casey, I.A., Fitzgerald, E. and Humphreys, J. (2011) “An economic comparison of white clover based and N-fertilized grassland-based dairy systems under moist temperate climatic conditions”. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore Court Hotel, Ireland, 15th March, p. 144;

Humphreys, J., Boland, A., Murphy, P. N., C., Upton, J. and E. Mihailescu (2010) “Dairyman: dairy management”, In: Proceedings of FP7 Environment national information day, 6th October, Hilton Dublin airport hotel, Ireland, p.36;

Boland, A., Murphy, Paul, Upton, J., Mihailescu, E., Yang, M. and Humphreys, J. (2010) “DAIRYMAN: a collaborative project to improve resource utilisation on dairy farms in northwest Europe”. In: Agri-Environment Conference , Solohead, Tipperary, Ireland, 27th Aug, pp. 36-39.

Murphy P. N. C., Mihailescu E. and Humphreys J. (2011) Regional Report on Sustainability in the Dairy Sector: Ireland. Report for the DAIRYMAN project (an INTERREG IVB project in North West Europe) http://www.interregdairyman.eu/fileadmin/files/pdf/IR-Regional_Report_-_WP1A1.pdf