The Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments including Sample Archive and e-RA database [2012-2017]

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Co-InvestigatorAndy Macdonald
Principal InvestigatorKeith Goulding
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Lawes Agricultural Trust
Project numberS5189
5189
S6078
6078
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005189
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005189

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A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention to study biological and hydrological interactions in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Laudone, G. M., Matthews, G. P., Gregory, A. S., Bird, N. R. A. and Whalley, W. R. 2013. A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention to study biological and hydrological interactions in soil. European Journal of Soil Science. 64 (3), pp. 345-356. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12055

Adaptation to acidic soil is achieved by increased numbers of cis-acting elements regulating ALMT1 expression in Holcus lanatus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z. C., Yokosho, K., Kashino, M., Zhao, F-J., Yamaji, N. and Ma, J. F. 2013. Adaptation to acidic soil is achieved by increased numbers of cis-acting elements regulating ALMT1 expression in Holcus lanatus. The Plant Journal. 76 (1), pp. 10-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12266

Analysis of temporal change in delivery of ecosystem services over 20 years at long term monitoring sites of the UK Environmental Change Network

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dick, J., Andrews, C., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Dodd, N., Pallett, D., Rose, R., Scott, T., Smith, Ron, Schafer, S. M., Turner, A. and Watson, H. 2016. Analysis of temporal change in delivery of ecosystem services over 20 years at long term monitoring sites of the UK Environmental Change Network. Ecological Indicators. 68 (September), pp. 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.021

C-TOOL: a simple model for simulating whole-profile carbon storage in temperate agricultural soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Taghizadeh-Toosi, A., Christensen, B. T., Hutchings, N. J., Vejlin, J., Katterer, T., Glendining, M. J. and Olesen, J. E. 2014. C-TOOL: a simple model for simulating whole-profile carbon storage in temperate agricultural soils. Ecological Modelling. 292, pp. 11-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.08.016

Ca. Nitrososphaera and Bradyrhizobium are inversely correlated and related to agricultural practices in long-term field experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhalnina, K., De Quadros, P. D., Gano, K. A., Davis-Richardson, A., Fagen, J. R., Brown, C. T., Giongo, A., Drew, J. C., Sayavedra-Soto, L. A., Arp, D. J., Camargo, F. A. O., Daroub, S. H., Clark, I. M., McGrath, S. P., Hirsch, P. R. and Triplett, E. W. 2013. Ca. Nitrososphaera and Bradyrhizobium are inversely correlated and related to agricultural practices in long-term field experiments. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4, p. 104. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00104

Change from paddy rice to vegetable growing changes nitrogen-cycling microbial communities and their variation with depth in the soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Qin, H. L., Zhang, Z. X., Lu, J., Zhu, Y. J., Webster, R., Liu, X. L., Yuan, H. Z., Hou, H. J., Chen, C. L. and Wei, W. X. 2016. Change from paddy rice to vegetable growing changes nitrogen-cycling microbial communities and their variation with depth in the soil. European Journal of Soil Science. 67 (5), pp. 650-658. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12365

Changes in soil organic matter over 70 years in continuous arable and ley–arable rotations on a sandy loam soil in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R., Coleman, K., Macdonald, A. J. and White, R. P. 2017. Changes in soil organic matter over 70 years in continuous arable and ley–arable rotations on a sandy loam soil in England. European Journal of Soil Science. 68 (3), pp. 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12415

Changes in soil phosphorus forms through time in perennial versus annual agroecosystems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Crews, T. E. and Brookes, P. C. 2014. Changes in soil phosphorus forms through time in perennial versus annual agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 184, pp. 168-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2013.11.022

Changing concepts for the efficient use of phosphorus in agriculture

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Johnston, A. E. and Poulton, P. R. 2014. Changing concepts for the efficient use of phosphorus in agriculture. International Fertiliser Society Proceedings 757. International Fertiliser Society (IFS). pp. 49pp

Consolidating soil carbon turnover models by improved estimates of belowground carbon input

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Taghizadeh-Toosi, A., Christensen, B. T., Glendining, M. J. and Olesen, J. E. 2016. Consolidating soil carbon turnover models by improved estimates of belowground carbon input. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 32568. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep32568

Developing a soil quality index to compare soil fitness for agricultural use under different managements in the Mediterranean environment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Armenise, E., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Stellacci, A. M., Ciccarese, A. and Rubino, P. 2013. Developing a soil quality index to compare soil fitness for agricultural use under different managements in the Mediterranean environment. Soil & Tillage Research. 130, pp. 91-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2013.02.013

e-RA, the electronic Rothamsted Archive: long-term data for modern-day agroecological research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Glendining, M. J., Perryman, S. A. M., Castells-Brooke, N. I. D. and Rawlings, C. J. 2015. e-RA, the electronic Rothamsted Archive: long-term data for modern-day agroecological research. Aspects of Applied Biology. 128.

Enhanced nitrogen deposition over China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Han, W., Tang, A., Shen, J., Cui, J., Vitousek, P., Erisman, J. W., Goulding, K. W. T., Christie, P., Fangmeier, A. and Zhang, F. 2013. Enhanced nitrogen deposition over China. Nature. 494, pp. 459-463. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11917

Estimating penetrometer resistance and matric potential from the velocities of shear and compression waves

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gao, W., Watts, C. W., Ren, T., Shin, H-C., Taherzadeh, S., Attenborough, K., Jenkins, M. and Whalley, W. R. 2013. Estimating penetrometer resistance and matric potential from the velocities of shear and compression waves. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77, pp. 721-728. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2012.0394

Estimating soil acidification rate at watershed scale based on the stoichiometric relations between silicon and base cations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yang, J-L., Zhang, G-L., Huang, L-M. and Brookes, P. C. 2013. Estimating soil acidification rate at watershed scale based on the stoichiometric relations between silicon and base cations. Chemical Geology. 337-338, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.11.009

Evidence for increases in vegetation species richness across UK Environmental Change Network sites linked to changes in air pollution and weather patterns

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rose, R., Monteith, D. T., Henrys, P., Smart, S., Wood, C., Morecroft, M., Andrews, C., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Bowmaker, V., Corbett, S., Dick, J., Dodd, B., Dodd, N., Flexen, M., McKenna, C., Mcmillan, S., Pallett, D., Rennie, S., Schafer, S., Scott, T., Sherrin, L., Turner, A. and Watson, H. 2016. Evidence for increases in vegetation species richness across UK Environmental Change Network sites linked to changes in air pollution and weather patterns. Ecological Indicators. 68, pp. 52-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.01.005

Evidence for presence of the founder Ia mtDNA haplotype of Phytophthora infestans in 19th century potato tubers from the Rothamsted archives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ristaino, J. B., Hu, C. H. and Fitt, B. D. L. 2013. Evidence for presence of the founder Ia mtDNA haplotype of Phytophthora infestans in 19th century potato tubers from the Rothamsted archives. Plant Pathology. 62 (3), pp. 492-500. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2012.02680.x

Genome size and ploidy influence angiosperm species' biomass under nitrogen and phosphorus limitation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guignard, M. S., Nichols, R. A., Knell, R. J., Macdonald, A. J., Romila, C-A., Trimmer, M., Leitch, I. J. and Leitch, A. R. 2016. Genome size and ploidy influence angiosperm species' biomass under nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. New Phytologist. 210 (4), pp. 1195-1206. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13881

Grassland biodiversity bounces back from long-term nitrogen addition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J., Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Scott, T., Kohler, I. H., Schnyder, H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Crawley, M. J. 2015. Grassland biodiversity bounces back from long-term nitrogen addition. Nature. 528, pp. 401-404. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16444

High-resolution spatial patterns of soil organic carbon content derived from low-altitude aerial multi-band imagery on the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment at Rothamsted, UK

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Aldana Jague, E., Goulding, K. W. T., Heckrath, G., Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Stevens, A., Van Wesemael, B. and Van Oost, K. 2014. High-resolution spatial patterns of soil organic carbon content derived from low-altitude aerial multi-band imagery on the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment at Rothamsted, UK. European Geosciences Union (EGU).

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

Impacts of nitrogen application rates on the activity and diversity of denitrifying bacteria in the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clark, I. M., Buchkina, N., Jhurreea, D., Goulding, K. W. T. and Hirsch, P. R. 2012. Impacts of nitrogen application rates on the activity and diversity of denitrifying bacteria in the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 367, pp. 1235-1244. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0314

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

Isolating the influence of pH on the amounts and forms of soil organic phosphorus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Turner, B. L. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2013. Isolating the influence of pH on the amounts and forms of soil organic phosphorus. European Journal of Soil Science. 64 (2), pp. 249-259. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12026

Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brooks, D. R., Bater, J., Clark, S. J., Monteith, D. T., Andrews, C., Corbett, S. J., Beaumont, D. A. and Chapman, J. W. 2012. Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology. 49 (5), pp. 1009-1019. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02194.x

Last-century increases in intrinsic water-use efficiency of grassland communities have occurred over a wide range of vegetation composition, nutrient inputs and soil pH

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kohler, I. H., Macdonald, A. J. and Schnyder, H. 2016. Last-century increases in intrinsic water-use efficiency of grassland communities have occurred over a wide range of vegetation composition, nutrient inputs and soil pH. Plant Physiology. 170, pp. 881-890. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.01472

Letter to the editors of Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Johnston, A. E. and Curtin, D. 2012. Letter to the editors of Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 93, pp. 245-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-012-9508-y

Long-term field experiments examining soil and crop quality after sewage sludge applications

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P. 2012. Long-term field experiments examining soil and crop quality after sewage sludge applications. Abstracts 4th International Congress Eurosoil 2012, Bari, 2-6 July 2012 .

Mapping soil salinity in the Yangtze delta: REML and universal kriging (E-BLUP) revisited

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, H. Y., Webster, R. and Shi, Z. 2015. Mapping soil salinity in the Yangtze delta: REML and universal kriging (E-BLUP) revisited. Geoderma. 237-238, pp. 71-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.08.008

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

Over 150 years of long-term fertilization alters spatial scaling of microbial biodiversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, Y., Wu, Liyou, Clark, I. M., Xue, K., Yang, Y., Van Nostrand, J. D., Deng, Y., He, Z., McGrath, S. P., Storkey, J., Hirsch, P. R., Sun, B. and Zhou, J. 2015. Over 150 years of long-term fertilization alters spatial scaling of microbial biodiversity. mBio. 6, pp. e00240-15. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00240-15

Paralog re-emergence: a novel, historically contingent mechanism in the evolution of antimicrobial resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkins, N. J., Cools, H. J., Sierotzki, H., Shaw, M. W., Knogge, W., Kelly, S. L., Kelly, D. E. and Fraaije, B. A. 2014. Paralog re-emergence: a novel, historically contingent mechanism in the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Molecular Biology And Evolution. 31 (7), pp. 1793-1802. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msu134

Population dynamics of a non-cultivated biennial plant Tragopogon pratensis infected by the autoecious demicyclic rust fungus Puccinia hysterium

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Salama, N. K. G., Van Den Bosch, F., Edwards, G. R., Heard, M. S. and Jeger, M. J. 2012. Population dynamics of a non-cultivated biennial plant Tragopogon pratensis infected by the autoecious demicyclic rust fungus Puccinia hysterium. Fungal Ecology. 5, pp. 530-542. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2011.12.009

Potassium management in soils and crops: a review

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R., Goulding, K. W. T., Macdonald, A. J. and Glendining, M. J. 2016. Potassium management in soils and crops: a review. In: Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society Vol.792. International Fertiliser Society (IFS).

Pyrogenic Carbon Lacks Long-Term Persistence in Temperate Arable Soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lutfalla, S., Abiven, S., Barré, P., Wiedemeier, D. B., Christensen, B. T., Houot, S., Kätterer,T., Macdonald, A. J., Van Oort, F. and Chenu, C. 2017. Pyrogenic Carbon Lacks Long-Term Persistence in Temperate Arable Soils. Frontiers in Earth Science. 5 (96). https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2017.00096

Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T., Peltre, C. and Munkholm, L. 2019. Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability. Geoderma. 337 (1 March), pp. 834-843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.10.034

Soil acidification and the importance of liming agricultural soils with particular reference to the United Kingdom

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Goulding, K. W. T. 2016. Soil acidification and the importance of liming agricultural soils with particular reference to the United Kingdom. Soil Use and Management. 32 (3), pp. 390-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12270

Soil carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Powlson, D. S., Cai, Z. and Lemanceau, P. 2015. Soil carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling. in: Milne, E., Noellemeyer, E. and Banwart, S. (ed.) Soil carbon: science, management and policy for multiple benefits (SCOPE Vol. 71) CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon (CABI). pp. 98-107

Soil carbon, multiple benefits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, E., Banwart, S. A., Noellemeyer, E., Abson, D. J., Ballabio, C., Bampa, F., Batino, A., Batjes, N. H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharya, T., Black, H., Buschiazzo, D. E., Cai, Z., Cerri, C. E., Cheng, K., Compagnone, C., Conant, R., Coutinho, H. L. C., De Brogniez, D., De Carvalho Balieiro, C., Duffy, C., Feller, C., Fidalgo, E. C. C., Figueira da Silva, C., Funk, R., Gaudig, G., Gicheru, P. T., Goldhaber, M., Gottschalk, P., Goulet, F., Goverse, T., Grathwohl, P., Joosten, H., Kamoni, P. T., Kilhara, J., Krawczynski, R., La Scala Jr., N., Lemanceau, P., Li, L., Li, Z., Lugato, E., Maron, P-A., Martius, C., Melillo, J., Montanarella, L., Nikolaidis, N., Nziguheba, G., Pan, G., Pascual, U., Paustian, K., Pineiro, G., Powlson, D. S., Quiroga, A., Richter, D., Sigwalt, A., Six, J., Smith, J., Smith, P., Stocking, M., Tanneberger, F., Termansen, M., Van Noordwijk, M., Van Wesemael, B., Vargas, R., Victoria, R. L., Waswa, B., Werner, D., Whichmann, S., Witchtmann, W., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Zheng, J. and Zheng, J. 2015. Soil carbon, multiple benefits. Environmental Development. 13, pp. 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2014.11.005

Soil fertility

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Stockdale, E. A., Goulding, K. W. T., George, T. S. and Murphy, D. V. 2013. Soil fertility. in: Nortcliff, S. and Gregory, P. J. (ed.) Soil conditions and plant growth, 12th ed. Blackwell Publishing Oxford. pp. 49-85