Mechanistic descriptions for organic matter turnover in planted soils

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4977
4977
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004977
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004977

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Long-term management changes in topsoil and subsoil organic carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a temperate agricultural system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Dungait, J. A. J., Watts, C. W., Bol, R., Dixon, E. R., White, R. P. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. Long-term management changes in topsoil and subsoil organic carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a temperate agricultural system. European Journal of Soil Science. 67 (4), pp. 421-430.

Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Whitmore, A. P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2012. Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold? Abstracts BSSS Annual Meeting: Soil Science and Food Security, Loughborough, 4-5 September 2012 .

Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S. 2012. Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold? Abstracts Bioforsk-konferansen 2012, Oslo, 6-7 February 2012 .

Biological carbon assimilation and dynamics in a flooded rice-soil system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ge, T., Yuan, H., Zhu, H., Wu, X., Nie, S., Liu, C., Tong, C., Wu, J. and Brookes, P. C. 2012. Biological carbon assimilation and dynamics in a flooded rice-soil system. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 48, pp. 39-46.

Towards and integrated global framework to assess the impacts of land use and management change on soil carbon: current capability and future vision

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, P., Davies, C. A., Ogle, S., Zanchi, G., Bellarby, J., Bird, N., Boddey, R. M., Mcnamara, N. P., Powlson, D. S., Cowie, A., Van Noordwijk, M., Davis, S. C., Richter, D. De B., Kryzanowski, L., Van Wijk, M. T., Stuart, J., Kirton, A., Eggar, D., Newton-Cross, G., Adhya, T. K. and Braimoh, A. K. 2012. Towards and integrated global framework to assess the impacts of land use and management change on soil carbon: current capability and future vision. Global Change Biology. 18 (7), pp. 2089-2101.

Resolving the spatial variability of soil N using fractions of soil organic matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cordova, C., Sohi, S. P., Lark, R. M., Goulding, K. W. T. and Robinson, J. S. 2012. Resolving the spatial variability of soil N using fractions of soil organic matter. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 147, pp. 66-72.

Influence of organic matter on rheological properties of soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Markgraf, W., Watts, C. W., Whalley, W. R., Hrkac, T. and Horn, R. 2012. Influence of organic matter on rheological properties of soil. Applied Clay Science. 64, pp. 25-33.

The effect of agricultural land use on the nature and dynamics of subsoil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Gregory, A. S., Dungait, J. A. J., Dixon, E. R., Bol, R. and Whitmore, A. P. 2012. The effect of agricultural land use on the nature and dynamics of subsoil. Abstracts 4th International Congress Eurosoil, Bari, 2-6 July 2012 . pp. 387

Lack of correlation between turnover of low-molecular-weight dissolved organic carbon and differences in microbial community composition or growth across a soil pH gradient

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rousk, J., Brookes, P. C., Glanville, H. C. and Jones, D. L. 2011. Lack of correlation between turnover of low-molecular-weight dissolved organic carbon and differences in microbial community composition or growth across a soil pH gradient. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77, pp. 2791-2795.

Soil management in relation to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Gregory, P. J., Whalley, W. R., Quinton, J. N., Hopkins, D. W., Whitmore, A. P., Hirsch, P. R. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2011. Soil management in relation to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services. Food Policy. 36, pp. S72-S87.

Soil organic matters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Brookes, P. C., Whitmore, A. P., Goulding, K. W. T. and Hopkins, D. W. 2011. Soil organic matters. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (1), pp. 1-4.

Effect of sugarcane harvesting systems on soil carbon stocks in Brazil: an examination of existing data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cerri, C. C., Galdos, M. V., Maia, S. M. F., Bernoux, M., Feigl, B. J., Powlson, D. S. and Cerri, C. E. P. 2011. Effect of sugarcane harvesting systems on soil carbon stocks in Brazil: an examination of existing data. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (1), pp. 23-28.

Effect of soil pH on the chemical composition of organic matter in physically separated soil fractions in two broadleaf woodland sites at Rothamsted, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tonon, G., Sohi, S., Francioso, O., Ferrari, E., Montecchio, D., Gioacchini, P., Ciavatta, C., Panzacchi, P. and Powlson, D. S. 2010. Effect of soil pH on the chemical composition of organic matter in physically separated soil fractions in two broadleaf woodland sites at Rothamsted, UK. European Journal of Soil Science. 61 (6), pp. 970-979.

Microbial biomass and activity at various soil depths in a Brazilian oxisol after two decades of no-tillage and conventional tillage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Babujia, L. C., Hungria, M., Franchini, J. C. and Brookes, P. C. 2010. Microbial biomass and activity at various soil depths in a Brazilian oxisol after two decades of no-tillage and conventional tillage. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 42, pp. 2174-2181.

Quantifying and isolating stable soil organic carbon using long-term bare fallow experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barre, P., Eglin, T., Christensen, B. T., Ciais, P., Houot, S., Katterer, T., Van Oort, F., Peylin, P., Poulton, P. R., Romanenkov, V. and Chenu, C. 2010. Quantifying and isolating stable soil organic carbon using long-term bare fallow experiments. Biogeosciences. 7, pp. 3839-3850.

Reply to additional comments on 'Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil nitrogen: a global dilemma for sustainable cereal production,' by R.L. Mulvaney, S.A. Khan and T.R. Ellsworth in the Journal of Environmental Quality 2009 38: 2295-2314

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Jenkinson, D. S., Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R., Glendining, M. J. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2010. Reply to additional comments on 'Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil nitrogen: a global dilemma for sustainable cereal production,' by R.L. Mulvaney, S.A. Khan and T.R. Ellsworth in the Journal of Environmental Quality 2009 38: 2295-2314. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39, pp. 1528-1529.

Testing a practical indicator for changing soil organic matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sohi, S. P., Yates, H. C. and Gaunt, J. L. 2010. Testing a practical indicator for changing soil organic matter. Soil Use and Management. 26 (2), pp. 108-117.

Comments on 'Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil nitrogen: a global dilemma for sustainable cereal production', by R.L. Mulvaney, S.A. Khan and T.R. Ellsworth in the Journal of Environmental Quality 2009 38: 2295-2314

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Jenkinson, D. S., Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R., Glendining, M. J. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2010. Comments on 'Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil nitrogen: a global dilemma for sustainable cereal production', by R.L. Mulvaney, S.A. Khan and T.R. Ellsworth in the Journal of Environmental Quality 2009 38: 2295-2314. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39, pp. 749-752.

A review of biochar and its use and function in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sohi, S. P., Krull, E., Lopez-Capel, E. and Bol, R. 2010. A review of biochar and its use and function in soil. Advances in Agronomy. 105, pp. 47-82.

Are long-term changes in soil organic matter reflected in the soil communities?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Murray, P. J., Hirsch, P. R., Gilliam, L. M., Sohi, S. P., Williams, J. K., Clark, I. M. and Brookes, P. C. 2009. Are long-term changes in soil organic matter reflected in the soil communities? Abstracts Forming Bridges in a Changing World: Society of Nematologists and Soil Ecology Society Conference, Burlington, 12-15 July 2009 .

Starving the soil of plant inputs for 50 years reduces abundance but not diversity of soil bacterial communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hirsch, P. R., Gilliam, L. M., Sohi, S. P., Williams, J. K., Clark, I. M. and Murray, P. J. 2009. Starving the soil of plant inputs for 50 years reduces abundance but not diversity of soil bacterial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41 (9), pp. 2021-2024.

Biochar, climate change and soil: a review to guide future research (CSIRO Land and Water Science Report 05/09)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Sohi, S., Lopez-Capel, E., Krull, E. and Bol, R. 2009. Biochar, climate change and soil: a review to guide future research (CSIRO Land and Water Science Report 05/09). CSIRO, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Stability of biochar in the soil

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Czimczik, C., Laird, D. and Sohi, S. 2009. Stability of biochar in the soil. in: Lehmann, J. and Joseph, S. (ed.) Biochar for environmental management Earthscan Publications Ltd. pp. 183-205