Optimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: How can we control nitrogen cycling in soil?

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorPenny Hirsch
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5196
5196
DepartmentAgroecology (AGEC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005196
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005196

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Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rossmann, M., Perez-Jaramillo, J. E., Kavamura, V. N., Chiaramonte, J. B., Dumack, K., Fiore-Donno, A. M., Mendes, L. W., Ferreira, M. M. C., Bonkowski, M., Raaijmakers, J. M., Mauchline, T. H. and Mendes, R. 2020. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (4), p. fiaa032.

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hughes, D., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., De Melo, I.S., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1452.

Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Hughes, D. J., Rossmann, M., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2019. Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (2625).

The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fu, Q., Clark, I. M., Zhu, J., Hu, H. Q. and Hirsch, P. R. 2018. The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 54 (1), pp. 163-172.

Soil microorganisms: role in soil health

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hirsch, P. R. 2018. Soil microorganisms: role in soil health. in: Reicosky, D. (ed.) Managing Soil Health for Sustainable Agriculture. Volume 1: Fundamentals Cambridge, UK Burleigh Dodds. pp. 169-196

Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nessner-Kavamura-Noguchi, V., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., Mendes, R., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2018. Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, p. 1074.

Phylogenetic distribution, biogeography and the effects of land management upon bacterial non-specific Acid phosphatase Gene diversity and abundance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Akkari, E., Clark, I. M., Hirsch, P. R. and Guyomar, C. 2018. Phylogenetic distribution, biogeography and the effects of land management upon bacterial non-specific Acid phosphatase Gene diversity and abundance. Plant and Soil. 427, pp. 175-189.

Life in earth – the root microbiome to the rescue?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, T. H. and Malone, J. G. 2017. Life in earth – the root microbiome to the rescue? Current Opinion in Microbiology. 37 (Supplement C), pp. 23-28.

Exploitation of endophytes for sustainable agricultural intensification

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Le Cocq, K., Gurr, S. J., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2017. Exploitation of endophytes for sustainable agricultural intensification. Molecular Plant Pathology. 18 (3), pp. 469-473.

Base cations and micronutrients in soil aggregates as affected by enhanced nitrogen and water inputs in a semi-arid steppe grassland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, R. Z., Dungait, J. A. J., Buss, H. L., Yang, S., Zhang, Y. G., Xu, Z. W. and Jiang, Y. 2017. Base cations and micronutrients in soil aggregates as affected by enhanced nitrogen and water inputs in a semi-arid steppe grassland. Science of the Total Environment. 575 (1 January), pp. 564-572.

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.

Zinc toxicity stimulates microbial production of extracellular polymers in a copiotrophic acid soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A. and Chen, L. 2017. Zinc toxicity stimulates microbial production of extracellular polymers in a copiotrophic acid soil. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 119 (April), pp. 413-418.

Soil resilience and recovery: rapid community responses to management changes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hirsch, P. R., Jhurreea, D., Williams, J. K., Murray, P. J., Scott, T., Misselbrook, T. H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Clark, I. M. 2017. Soil resilience and recovery: rapid community responses to management changes. Plant and Soil. 412 (1-2), pp. 283-297.

Land-use influences phosphatase gene microdiversity in soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Rossmann, M., Brearley, C., Akkari, E., Guyomar, C., Clark, I. M., Allen, E. and Hirsch, P. R. 2017. Land-use influences phosphatase gene microdiversity in soils. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (7), p. 2740–2753.

Novel European free-living, nondiazotrophic Bradyrhizobium isolates from contrasting soils that lack nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes – a genome comparison

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, F. P., Clark, I. M., King, R., Woodward, M. J. and Hirsch, P. R. 2016. Novel European free-living, nondiazotrophic Bradyrhizobium isolates from contrasting soils that lack nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes – a genome comparison. Scientific Reports. 6 (25858), p. 10p.

Runoff- and erosion-driven transport of cattle slurry: linking molecular tracers to hydrological processes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lloyd, C. E. M., Michaelides, K., Chadwick, D. R., Dungait, J. A. J. and Evershed, R. P. 2016. Runoff- and erosion-driven transport of cattle slurry: linking molecular tracers to hydrological processes. Biogeosciences. 13 (2), pp. 551-566.

Not poles apart: Antarctic soil fungal communities show similarities to those of the distant Arctic

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cox, F., Newsham, K. K., Bol, R., Dungait, J. A. J. and Robinson, C. H. 2016. Not poles apart: Antarctic soil fungal communities show similarities to those of the distant Arctic. Ecology Letters. 19 (5), pp. 528-536.

Grass material as a modern process standard for C-14 analysis of n-Alkanes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cisneros-Dozal, L. M., Xu, X., Bryant, C., Pearson, E. J. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2016. Grass material as a modern process standard for C-14 analysis of n-Alkanes. Radiocarbon. 58 (3), pp. 445-458.

Responses of microbial community from tropical pristine coastal soil to crude oil contamination

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morais, D., Pylro, V., Clark, I. M., Hirsch, P. R. and Totola, M. R. 2016. Responses of microbial community from tropical pristine coastal soil to crude oil contamination. PeerJ. 4.

Nutrient release from decomposing Eucalyptus harvest residues following simulated management practices in multiple sites in Brazil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ferreira, G. W. D., Soares, E. M. B., Oliveira, F. C. C., Silva, I. R., Dungait, J. A. J., Souza, I. F. and Vergutz, L. 2016. Nutrient release from decomposing Eucalyptus harvest residues following simulated management practices in multiple sites in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management. 370, pp. 1-11.

Misguided phylogenetic comparisons using DGGE excised bands may contaminate public sequence databases

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K., Kalks, K. H. M., Roesch, L. F. W., Hirsch, P. R., Totola, M. R. and Yotoko, K. 2016. Misguided phylogenetic comparisons using DGGE excised bands may contaminate public sequence databases. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 126, pp. 18-23.

Wheat seed embryo excision enables the creation of axenic seedlings and Koch's postulates testing of putative bacterial endophytes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Robinson, R. J., Fraaije, B. A., Clark, I. M., Jackson, R. W., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2016. Wheat seed embryo excision enables the creation of axenic seedlings and Koch's postulates testing of putative bacterial endophytes. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 25581.

Novel European free-living, non-diazotrophic Bradyrhizobium isolates from contrasting soils that lack nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes - a genome comparison

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, F. P., Clark, I. M., King, R., Shaw, L. J., Woodward, M. J. and Hirsch, P. R. 2016. Novel European free-living, non-diazotrophic Bradyrhizobium isolates from contrasting soils that lack nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes - a genome comparison. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 25858.

UAS-based soil carbon mapping using VIS-NIR (480-1000 nm) multi-spectral imaging: potential and limitations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Aldana Jague, E., Heckrath, G., Macdonald, A. J., Van Wesemael, B. and Van Oost, K. 2016. UAS-based soil carbon mapping using VIS-NIR (480-1000 nm) multi-spectral imaging: potential and limitations. Geoderma. 275 (1 August), pp. 55-66.

The potential for land sparing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lamb, A., Green, R., Bateman, I., Broadmeadow, M., Bruce, T. J. A., Burney, J., Carey, P., Chadwick, D. R., Crane, E., Field, R., Goulding, K. W. T., Griffiths, H., Hastings, A., Kasoar, T., Kindred, D., Phalan, B., Pickett, J. A., Smith, P., Wall, E., Zu Ermgassen, E. K. H. J. and Balmford, A. 2016. The potential for land sparing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Nature Climate Change. 6, pp. 488-492.

Global nitrogen budgets in cereals: a 50-year assessment for maize, rice and wheat production systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ladha, J. K., Tirol-Padre, A., Reddy, C. K., Cassman, K. G., Verma, S., Powlson, D. S., Van Kessel, C., Richter, D. De B., Chakraborty, D. and Pathak, H. 2016. Global nitrogen budgets in cereals: a 50-year assessment for maize, rice and wheat production systems. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 19355.

Quantifying atmospheric nitrogen deposition through a nationwide monitoring network across China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, W. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2015. Quantifying atmospheric nitrogen deposition through a nationwide monitoring network across China. Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 15, pp. 12345-12360.

Disaggregated N2O emission factors in China based on cropping parameters create a robust approach to the IPCC Tier 2 methodology

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shepherd, A., Yan, X., Nayak, D., Newbold, J., Moran, D., Dhanoa, M. S., Goulding, K. W. T., Smith, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2015. Disaggregated N2O emission factors in China based on cropping parameters create a robust approach to the IPCC Tier 2 methodology. Atmospheric Environment. 122, pp. 272-281.

Reducing excessive nitrogen use in Chinese wheat production through knowledge training: what are the implications for the public extension system?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jia, X., Huang, J., Xiang, C. and Powlson, D. S. 2015. Reducing excessive nitrogen use in Chinese wheat production through knowledge training: what are the implications for the public extension system? Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 39, pp. 189-208.

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.

Soil pH determines microbial diversity and composition in the Park Grass Experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhalnina, K., Dias, R., De Quadros, P. D., Davis-Richardson, A., Camargo, F. A. O., Clark, I. M., McGrath, S. P., Hirsch, P. R. and Triplett, E. W. 2015. Soil pH determines microbial diversity and composition in the Park Grass Experiment. Microbial Ecology. 69, pp. 395-406.

An analysis of Pseudomonas genomic diversity in take-all infected wheat fields reveals the lasting impact of wheat cultivars on the soil microbiota

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, T. H., Chedom-Fotso, D., Chandra, G., Samuels, T., Greenaway, N., Backhaus, A., Mcmillan, V. E., Canning, G., Powers, S. J., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Hirsch, P. R., Clark, I. M., Mehrabi, Z., Roworth, J., Burnell, J. and Malone, J. G. 2015. An analysis of Pseudomonas genomic diversity in take-all infected wheat fields reveals the lasting impact of wheat cultivars on the soil microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. 17 (11), pp. 4764-4778.

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.

The importance of the microbial N cycle in soil for crop plant nutrition

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2015. The importance of the microbial N cycle in soil for crop plant nutrition. in: Sariaslani, S. and Gadd, G. M. (ed.) Advances in Applied Microbiology Vol.93 Elsevier.

Sustainable intensification of China's agriculture: the key role of nutrient management and climate change mitigation and adaptation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lu, Y., Chadwick, D., Norse, D., Powlson, D. S. and Shi, W. 2015. Sustainable intensification of China's agriculture: the key role of nutrient management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 209, pp. 1-4.

Overcoming nitrogen fertilizer over-use through technical and advisory approaches: a case study from Shaanxi Province, northwest China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, S., Gao, P., Tong, Y., Norse, D., Lu, Y. and Powlson, D. S. 2015. Overcoming nitrogen fertilizer over-use through technical and advisory approaches: a case study from Shaanxi Province, northwest China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 209, pp. 89-99.

Engineering soil organic matter quality: Biodiesel Co-Product (BCP) stimulates exudation of nitrogenous microbial biopolymers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Evershed, R. P., Kuhl, A., Armenise, E., White, Robin P., Hirsch, P. R., Goulding, K. W. T. and Brookes, P. C. 2015. Engineering soil organic matter quality: Biodiesel Co-Product (BCP) stimulates exudation of nitrogenous microbial biopolymers. Geoderma. 259-260, pp. 205-212.

Soil organic matter and the extracellular microbial matrix show contrasting responses to C and N availability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Evershed, R. P., Hirsch, P. R., White, Robin P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2015. Soil organic matter and the extracellular microbial matrix show contrasting responses to C and N availability. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 88, pp. 257-267.

Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil aggregates under long-term nitrogen and water addition in a temperate steppe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, R., Dungait, J. A. J., Creamer, C. A., Cai, J., Li, B., Xu, Z., Zhang, Y., Ma, Y. and Jiang, Y. 2015. Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil aggregates under long-term nitrogen and water addition in a temperate steppe. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79 (2), pp. 527-535.

Reply to 'No-till agriculture and climate change mitigation'

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Stirling, C. M., Jat, M. L., Gerard, B. G., Palm, C. A., Sanchez, P. A. and Cassman, K. G. 2015. Reply to 'No-till agriculture and climate change mitigation'. Nature Climate Change. 5, p. 489.