Maintaining soil resilience and function for sustainable land management

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4980
4980
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004980
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004980

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Does organic management lead to enhanced soil physical quality?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Papadopoulos, A., Bird, N. R. A., Whitmore, A. P. and Mooney, S. J. 2014. Does organic management lead to enhanced soil physical quality? Geoderma. 213, pp. 435-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.08.033

Methylated arsenic species in rice: geographical variation, origin and uptake mechanisms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Zhu, Y-G. and Meharg, A. A. 2013. Methylated arsenic species in rice: geographical variation, origin and uptake mechanisms. Environmental Science & Technology. 47, pp. 3957-3966. https://doi.org/10.1021/es304295n

Plant-available soil phosphorus. Part I: the response of winter wheat and spring barley to Olsen P on a silty clay loam

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poulton, P. R., Johnston, A. E. and White, Robin P. 2013. Plant-available soil phosphorus. Part I: the response of winter wheat and spring barley to Olsen P on a silty clay loam. Soil Use and Management. 29 (1), pp. 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00450.x

Plant-available soil phosphorus. Part II: the response of arable crops to Olsen P on a sandy clay loam and a silty clay loam

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R. and White, Robin P. 2013. Plant-available soil phosphorus. Part II: the response of arable crops to Olsen P on a sandy clay loam and a silty clay loam. Soil Use and Management. 29 (1), pp. 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00449.x

Historical arsenic contamination of soil due to long-term phosphate fertiliser applications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hartley, T. N., Macdonald, A. J., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2013. Historical arsenic contamination of soil due to long-term phosphate fertiliser applications. Environmental Pollution. 180, pp. 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.05.034

Natural capital and ecosystem services, developing an appropriate soils framework as a basis for valuation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Robinson, D. A., Hockley, N., Cooper, D. M., Emmett, B. A., Keith, A. M., Lebron, I., Reynolds, B., Tipping, E., Tye, A. M., Watts, C. W., Whalley, W. R., Black, H. I. J., Warren, G. P. and Robinson, J. S. 2013. Natural capital and ecosystem services, developing an appropriate soils framework as a basis for valuation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 57, pp. 1023-1033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.09.008

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 .

Unexpected treasures from the Rothamsted experiments: how long term studies continue to give new data and insights for the improvement of food and feed production

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Macdonald, A. J. and Poulton, P. R. 2012. Unexpected treasures from the Rothamsted experiments: how long term studies continue to give new data and insights for the improvement of food and feed production. Abstracts Bioforsk-konferansen 2012, Oslo, 6-7 February 2012 .

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02689.x

Integrated nutrient management as a key contributor to China's low-carbon agriculture

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Norse, D., Powlson, D. S. and Lu, Y. 2012. Integrated nutrient management as a key contributor to China's low-carbon agriculture. in: Wollenberg, E., Grieg-Gran, M., Tapio-Bistrom, M-L. and Nihart, A. (ed.) Climate change mitigation in agriculture Earthscan Publications Ltd. pp. 347-359

Nitrous oxide emissions from vegetables grown in a polytunnel treated with high rates of applied nitrogen fertilizers in Southern China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Min, J., Shi, W., Xing, G., Powlson, D. S. and Zhu, Z. 2012. Nitrous oxide emissions from vegetables grown in a polytunnel treated with high rates of applied nitrogen fertilizers in Southern China. Soil Use and Management. 28 (1), pp. 70-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2011.00377.x

Sustaining China's agriculture in a changing climate

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Lu, Y., Powlson, D. S., Norse, D., Chadwick, D., Conway, D., Ford-Lloyd, B., Maxted, N., Smith, P. and Wheeler, T. 2012. Sustaining China's agriculture in a changing climate. in: Wollenberg, E., Grieg-Gran, M., Tapio-Bistrom, M-L. and Nihart, A. (ed.) Climate change mitigation in agriculture Earthscan Publications Ltd. pp. 203-214

An overview of fertilizer-P recommendations in Europe: soil testing, calibration and fertilizer recommendations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jordan-Meille, L., Rubaek, G. H., Ehlert, P. A. I., Genot, V., Hofman, G., Goulding, K. W. T., Recknagel, J., Provolo, G. and Barraclough, P. B. 2012. An overview of fertilizer-P recommendations in Europe: soil testing, calibration and fertilizer recommendations. Soil Use and Management. 28 (4), pp. 419-435. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00453.x

Nutrient supply enhanced the increase in intrinsic water-use efficiency of a temperate seminatural grassland in the last century

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kohler, I. H., Macdonald, A. J. and Schnyder, H. 2012. Nutrient supply enhanced the increase in intrinsic water-use efficiency of a temperate seminatural grassland in the last century. Global Change Biology. 18 (11), pp. 3367-3376. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02781.x

Long-term removal of wheat straw decreases soil amorphous silica at Broadbalk, Rothamsted

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guntzer, F., Keller, C., Poulton, P. R., McGrath, S. P. and Meunier, J-D. 2012. Long-term removal of wheat straw decreases soil amorphous silica at Broadbalk, Rothamsted. Plant and Soil. 352 (1-2), pp. 173-184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0987-4

Obituary: David Stewart Jenkinson FRS: 25th February 1928-16th February 2011

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Powlson, D. S. and Brookes, P. C. 2012. Obituary: David Stewart Jenkinson FRS: 25th February 1928-16th February 2011. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 44, pp. 152-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.11.001

Effects of take-all (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici) on crop N uptake and residual mineral N in soil at harvest of winter wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macdonald, A. J. and Gutteridge, R. J. 2012. Effects of take-all (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici) on crop N uptake and residual mineral N in soil at harvest of winter wheat. Plant and Soil. 350, pp. 253-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0900-1

Effects of N fertilizers and liming on the micro-scale distribution of soil methane assimilation in the long-term Park Grass experiment at Rothamsted

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stiehl-Braun, P. A., Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R. and Niklaus, P. A. 2011. Effects of N fertilizers and liming on the micro-scale distribution of soil methane assimilation in the long-term Park Grass experiment at Rothamsted. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, pp. 1034-1041. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.01.020

Localisation of nitrate in the rhizosphere of biochar-amended soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prendergast-Miller, M. T., Duvall, M. and Sohi, S. P. 2011. Localisation of nitrate in the rhizosphere of biochar-amended soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, pp. 2243-2246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.07.019

Manuring and stable nitrogen isotope ratios in cereals and pulses: towards a new archaeobotanical approach to the inference of land use and dietary practices

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fraser, R. A., Bogaard, A., Heaton, T., Charles, M., Jones, G., Christensen, B. T., Halstead, P., Merbach, I., Poulton, P. R., Sparkes, D. and Styring, A. K. 2011. Manuring and stable nitrogen isotope ratios in cereals and pulses: towards a new archaeobotanical approach to the inference of land use and dietary practices. Journal Of Archaeological Science. 38, pp. 2790-2804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.06.024

Long-term bare fallow experiments: new opportunities for studying stable soil carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barre, P., Eglin, T., Christensen, B. T., Ciais, P., Houot, S., Katterer, T., Kogut, B., Van Oort, F., Peylin, P., Poulton, P. R., Romanenkov, V. and Chenu, C. 2011. Long-term bare fallow experiments: new opportunities for studying stable soil carbon. Agrokhimia. 12, pp. 28-36.

Response of cereals to soil and fertilizer phosphorus (HGCA Research Review No. 74)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Johnston, A. E. and Poulton, P. R. 2011. Response of cereals to soil and fertilizer phosphorus (HGCA Research Review No. 74). Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) Stoneleigh.

A comparison of soil and water properties in organic and conventional farming systems in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hathaway-Jenkins, L. J., Sakrabani, R., Pearce, B., Whitmore, A. P. and Godwin, R. J. 2011. A comparison of soil and water properties in organic and conventional farming systems in England. Soil Use and Management. 27 (2), pp. 133-142. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2011.00335.x

Corrigendum: Increases in soil organic carbon sequestration can reduce the global warming potential of long-term liming to permanent grassland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fornara, D. A., Steinbeiss, S., Mcnamara, N. P., Gleixner, G., Oakley, S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J. and Bardgett, R. D. 2011. Corrigendum: Increases in soil organic carbon sequestration can reduce the global warming potential of long-term liming to permanent grassland. Global Change Biology. 17 (8), p. 2762. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02445.x

Extraction of soil nitrogen by chloroform fumigation - A new index for the evaluation of soil nitrogen supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yu, W., Brookes, P. C., Ma, Q., Zhou, H., Xu, Y. and Shen, S. 2011. Extraction of soil nitrogen by chloroform fumigation - A new index for the evaluation of soil nitrogen supply. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, pp. 2423-2426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.07.023

Obituary: David Jenkinson

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
De Nobili, M., Powlson, D. S. and Brookes, P. C. 2011. Obituary: David Jenkinson. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 47, p. 605. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-011-0572-2

Emergence or self-organization? Look to the soil population

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addiscott, T. M. 2011. Emergence or self-organization? Look to the soil population. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 4 (4), pp. 469-470. https://doi.org/10.4161/cib.15547

Atmospheric ammonia and particulate ammonium from agricultural sources in the North China Plain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shen, J., Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Fangmeier, A., Goulding, K. W. T. and Zhang, F. 2011. Atmospheric ammonia and particulate ammonium from agricultural sources in the North China Plain. Atmospheric Environment. 45, pp. 5033-5041. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.02.031

Leaching of chemcials in relation to soil structure

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Addiscott, T. M. 2011. Leaching of chemcials in relation to soil structure. in: Glinski, J., Lipiec, J. and Horabik, J. (ed.) Encyclopedia of agrophysics Dordrecht Springer. pp. 421-423

Feeding the world: a contribution to the debate

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Goulding, K. W. T., Trewavas, A. and Giller, K. E. 2011. Feeding the world: a contribution to the debate. World Agriculture. 2(1), pp. 32-38.

A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dick, J., Andrews, C., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Brooks, D. R., Corbett, S., Lloyd, D., Mcmillan, S., Monteith, D. T., Pilgrim, E. S., Rose, R., Scott, T., Scott, A., Smith, R. I., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Turner, A. and Watson, H. 2011. A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network. Environmetrics. 22 (5), pp. 639-648. https://doi.org/10.1002/env.1069

Is nitrate in drinking water a threat to human health?

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Powlson, D. S. and Van Kessel, C. 2011. Is nitrate in drinking water a threat to human health? CSA News. March 2011, pp. 20-21.

Impact of land management practices on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations: evidence from long-term sites at Rothamsted

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maxfield, P. J., Brennand, E. L., Powlson, D. S. and Evershed, R. P. 2011. Impact of land management practices on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations: evidence from long-term sites at Rothamsted. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (1), pp. 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01339.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2010.11.025

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01338.x

Spatial variability of soil organic matter fractions in arable and grassland soils - implications for soil N supply

F - Theses
Cordova Saez, C. 2011. Spatial variability of soil organic matter fractions in arable and grassland soils - implications for soil N supply. F - Theses

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01315.x

Increases in soil organic carbon sequestration can reduce the global warming potential of long-term liming to permanent grassland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fornara, D. A., Steinbeiss, S., Mcnamara, N. P., Gleixner, G., Oakley, S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J. and Bardgett, R. D. 2011. Increases in soil organic carbon sequestration can reduce the global warming potential of long-term liming to permanent grassland. Global Change Biology. 17 (5), pp. 1925-1934. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02328.x

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. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-7-3839-2010