Bio-physics of the soil-root interface

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4983
4983
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004983
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004983

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Parametric estimation of water retention using Mgmdh method and principal component analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neyshaburi, M. R., Bayat, H., Rastgou, M., Mohammadi, K., Gregory, A. S. and Nariman-Zadeh, N. 2016. Parametric estimation of water retention using Mgmdh method and principal component analysis. Polish journal of soil science. 49 (1), pp. 29-47. https://doi.org/10.17951/pjss.2016.49.1.29

Measurement of the matric potential of soil water in the rhizosphere

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whalley, W. R., Ober, E. S. and Jenkins, M. 2013. Measurement of the matric potential of soil water in the rhizosphere. Journal of Experimental Botany. 64, pp. 3951-3963. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ert044

Soil mechanical resistance and root growth and function

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Whalley, W. R. and Bengough, A. G. 2013. Soil mechanical resistance and root growth and function. in: Beeckman, T. and Eshel, A. (ed.) Plant roots: the hidden half, 4th ed CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 37.1-37.15

Genotypic variation in the ability of wheat roots to penetrate wax layers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whalley, W. R., Dodd, I. C., Watts, C. W., Webster, C. P., Phillips, A. L., Andralojc, P. J., White, Robin P., Davies, W. J. and Parry, M. A. J. 2013. Genotypic variation in the ability of wheat roots to penetrate wax layers. Plant and Soil. 364, pp. 171-179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-012-1342-0

The effects of compaction and soil drying on penetrometer resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gao, W., Watts, C. W., Ren, T. and Whalley, W. R. 2012. The effects of compaction and soil drying on penetrometer resistance. Soil & Tillage Research. 125, pp. 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2012.07.006

Predicting penetrometer resistance from the compression characteristic of soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gao, W., Ren, T., Bengough, A. G., Auneau, L., Watts, C. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2012. Predicting penetrometer resistance from the compression characteristic of soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76, pp. 361-369. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0217

Roots, water and nutrient acquisition: let's get physical

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, N., Miller, A. J., Lindsey, K. and Whalley, W. R. 2012. Roots, water and nutrient acquisition: let's get physical. Trends in Plant Science. 17 (12), pp. 701-710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2012.08.001

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2011.04.009

Genetic and management approaches to boost UK wheat yields by ameliorating water deficits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dodd, I. C., Whalley, W. R., Ober, E. S. and Parry, M. A. J. 2011. Genetic and management approaches to boost UK wheat yields by ameliorating water deficits. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62, pp. 5241-5248. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/err242

Water supply and not nitrate concentration determines primary root growth in Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, N., Whalley, W. R., Lindsey, K. and Miller, A. J. 2011. Water supply and not nitrate concentration determines primary root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell and Environment. 34 (10), pp. 1630-1638. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02358.x

Drought stress, effect on soil mechanical impedance and root (crop) growth

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Whalley, W. R. and Clark, L. J. 2011. Drought stress, effect on soil mechanical impedance and root (crop) growth.

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

Soil engineering in vivo: harnessing natural biogeochemical systems for sustainable, multi-functional engineering solutions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dejong, J. T., Soga, K., Banwart, S. A., Whalley, W. R., Ginn, T. R., Nelson, D. C., Mortensen, B. M., Martinez, B. C. and Barkouki, T. 2011. Soil engineering in vivo: harnessing natural biogeochemical systems for sustainable, multi-functional engineering solutions. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 8, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2010.0270

Estimating soil strength in the rooting zone of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitmore, A. P., Whalley, W. R., Bird, N. R. A., Watts, C. W. and Gregory, A. S. 2011. Estimating soil strength in the rooting zone of wheat. Plant and Soil. 339, pp. 363-375. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-010-0588-7

Separating the effects of water and nitrate stress on root system architecture

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Chapman, N., Whalley, W. R., Miller, A. J. and Lindsey, K. 2010. Separating the effects of water and nitrate stress on root system architecture. Abstracts 15th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, Adelaide, 19-24 September 2010 . pp. 61

Root water potential integrates discrete soil physical properties to influence ABA signalling during partial rootzone drying

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dodd, I. C., Egea, G., Watts, C. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2010. Root water potential integrates discrete soil physical properties to influence ABA signalling during partial rootzone drying. Journal of Experimental Botany. 61, pp. 3543-3551. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq195

Using digital image analysis to quantify the architectural parameters of roots grown in thin rhizotrons

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vegapareddy, M., Richter, G. M. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2010. Using digital image analysis to quantify the architectural parameters of roots grown in thin rhizotrons. Plant Biosystems. 144 (2), pp. 499-506. https://doi.org/10.1080/11263501003732324

Measurement and simulation of the effect of compaction on the pore structure and saturated hydraulic conductivity of grassland and arable soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Matthews, G. P., Laudone, G. M., Gregory, A. S., Bird, N. R. A., Matthews, A. G. De G. and Whalley, W. R. 2010. Measurement and simulation of the effect of compaction on the pore structure and saturated hydraulic conductivity of grassland and arable soil. Water Resources Research. 46, p. W05501 (13pp). https://doi.org/10.1029/2009WR007720

Soil management and grass species effects on the hydraulic properties of shrinking soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Webster, C. P., Watts, C. W., Whalley, W. R., Macleod, C. J. A., Joynes, A., Papadopoulos, A., Haygarth, P. M., Binley, A., Humphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., Skot, L. and Matthews, G. P. 2010. Soil management and grass species effects on the hydraulic properties of shrinking soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74, pp. 753-761. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2009.0284

Aspects of soil strength and stability in relation to soil management

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Watts, C. W. 2009. Aspects of soil strength and stability in relation to soil management. Abstracts UK-Brazil Workshop on Soil Quality and Soil Processes, Rio de Janeiro, 20-27 March 2009 .

Soil strength and its influence on crop growth and tillage

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Watts, C. W. 2009. Soil strength and its influence on crop growth and tillage. Abstracts China-UK Workshop on Soils for Sustainable Agriculture, Beijing, 13-17 October 2009 .

Long-term effects of fertilizing systems on soil microstructure: rheological investigations of Rothamsted soils classifying stiffness degradation

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Markgraf, W., Horn, R., Watts, C. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2009. Long-term effects of fertilizing systems on soil microstructure: rheological investigations of Rothamsted soils classifying stiffness degradation. ISTRO 18th Triennial Conference Proceedings, Izmir, Turkey, 15-19 June 2009 . pp. T4-025-1-8

Linking plant biology and soil physics to understand hillslope hydrology

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Macleod, C. J. A., Binley, A., Clark, L. J., Gregory, A. S., Hawkins, S. L., Humphreys, M., Joynes, A., Papdopoulos, A., Skot, L., Stone, A., Turner, L. B., Watts, C. W., Webster, C. P., Whalley, W. R. and Haygarth, P. M. 2009. Linking plant biology and soil physics to understand hillslope hydrology. Abstracts European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009 .

Measurement and pore-level modelling of the production of nitrous oxide from soil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Matthews, G. P., Laudone, G. M., Whalley, W. R., Bird, N. R. A., Gregory, A. S., Cardenas, L. M. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2009. Measurement and pore-level modelling of the production of nitrous oxide from soil. Abstracts 2nd International Conference on Biohydrology 2009: a Changing Climate for Biology and Soil Hydrology Interactions, Bratislava, 21-24 September 2009 .

Measurement of low matric potentials with porous matrix sensors and water-filled tensiometers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whalley, W. R., Lock, G., Jenkins, M., Peloe, T., Burek, K., Balendonck, J., Take, W. A., Tuzel, I. H. and Tuzel, Y. 2009. Measurement of low matric potentials with porous matrix sensors and water-filled tensiometers. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 73 (6), pp. 1796-1803. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2008.0400

Physical effects of soil drying on roots and crop growth

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitmore, A. P. and Whalley, W. R. 2009. Physical effects of soil drying on roots and crop growth. Journal of Experimental Botany. 60, pp. 2845-2857. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erp200

A bioinformatic and transcriptomic approach to identifying positional candidate genes without fine mapping: an example using rice root-growth QTLs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Norton, G. J., Aitkenhead, M. J., Khowaja, F. S., Whalley, W. R. and Price, A. H. 2008. A bioinformatic and transcriptomic approach to identifying positional candidate genes without fine mapping: an example using rice root-growth QTLs. Genomics. 92 (5), pp. 344-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.07.002

Farm Level Optimal Water Management: Assistant for Irrigation under Deficit (FLOW-AID)

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Whalley, W. R. 2008. Farm Level Optimal Water Management: Assistant for Irrigation under Deficit (FLOW-AID). RRA Newsletter. 26, p. 2.