Quantifying Sustainable Systems

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorAndy Whitmore
Co-InvestigatorJohn Crawford
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5198
5198
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005198
BB/J004286/1
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005198
BB/J004286/1 [Do not use?]

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Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, D. R., Chapman, J. W. and Stewart, A. J. A. 2017. Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. European Journal of Entomology. 114, pp. 554-564.

Dose-dependent selection drives lineage replacement during the experimental evolution of SDHI fungicide resistance in Zymoseptoria tritici

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gutierrez-Alonso, O., Hawkins, N. J., Cools, H. J., Shaw, M. W. and Fraaije, B. A. 2017. Dose-dependent selection drives lineage replacement during the experimental evolution of SDHI fungicide resistance in Zymoseptoria tritici. Evolutionary Applications. 10 (10), pp. 1055-1066.

Modeling soil organic carbon in corn (Zea mays L.)-based systems in Ohio under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maas, E. D. v. L., Lal, R., Coleman, K., Montenegro, A. and Dick, W. A. 2017. Modeling soil organic carbon in corn (Zea mays L.)-based systems in Ohio under climate change. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 72 (3), pp. 191-204.

Meteorological and landscape influences on pollen beetle immigration into oilseed rape crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Skellern, M., Welham, S. J., Watts, N. P. and Cook, S. M. 2017. Meteorological and landscape influences on pollen beetle immigration into oilseed rape crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 241 (1 April), pp. 150-159.

Assessing sampling designs for determining fertilizer practice from yield data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Muhammed, S. E., Marchant, B. P., Webster, R., Whitmore, A. P., Dailey, A. G. and Milne, A. E. 2017. Assessing sampling designs for determining fertilizer practice from yield data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 135 (1 April), pp. 163-174.

Acid drainage from coal mining: Effect on paddy soil and productivity of rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Choudhury, B. U., Malang, A., Webster, R., Mohapatra, K. P., Verma, B. C., Kumar, M., Das, A., Islam, M. and Hazarika, S. 2017. Acid drainage from coal mining: Effect on paddy soil and productivity of rice. Science of the Total Environment. 583 (1 April), pp. 344-351.

Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Equilibrium and Model Initialisation Methods: an Application to the Rothamsted Carbon (RothC) Model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nemo, Klumpp, K., Coleman, K., Dondini, M., Goulding, K. W. T., Hastings, A., Jones, M. B., Leifeld, J., Osborne, B., Saunders, M., Scott, T., Teh, Y. A. and Smith, P. 2017. Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Equilibrium and Model Initialisation Methods: an Application to the Rothamsted Carbon (RothC) Model. Environmental Modeling & Assessment. 22 (3), pp. 215-229.

Cover cropping with oilseed radish (Raphanus sativus) alone does not enhance deep burrowing earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) midden counts

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stroud, J. L., Irons, D. E., Watts, C. W., Storkey, J., Morris, N. L., Stobart, R. M., Fielding, H. A. and Whitmore, A. P. 2017. Cover cropping with oilseed radish (Raphanus sativus) alone does not enhance deep burrowing earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) midden counts. Soil & Tillage Research. 165 (January), pp. 11-15.

Replicate and randomize, or lie

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Webster, R. 2017. Replicate and randomize, or lie. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (1), pp. 25-28.

The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in river water and its potential sources in the Upper River Taw catchment, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Granger, S. J., Heaton, T. H. E., Pfahler, V., Blackwell, M. S. A., Yuan, H-M. and Collins, A. L. 2017. The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in river water and its potential sources in the Upper River Taw catchment, UK. Science of the Total Environment. 574 (1 January), pp. 680-690.

Using simulation models to investigate the cumulative effects of sowing rate, sowing date and cultivar choice on weed competition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Andrew, I. K. S. and Storkey, J. 2017. Using simulation models to investigate the cumulative effects of sowing rate, sowing date and cultivar choice on weed competition. Crop Protection. 95 (May), pp. 109-115.

Monitoring invasive pathogens in plant nurseries for early-detection and to minimise the probability of escape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alonso Chavez, V., Parnell, S. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2016. Monitoring invasive pathogens in plant nurseries for early-detection and to minimise the probability of escape. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 407, pp. 290-302.

Wet and dry nitrogen deposition in the central Sichuan Basin of China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kuang, F., Liu, X., Zhu, B., Shen, J., Pan, Y., Su, M. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2016. Wet and dry nitrogen deposition in the central Sichuan Basin of China. Atmospheric Environment. 143, pp. 39-50.

150 years of macronutrient change in unfertilized UK ecosystems: Observations vs simulations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Davies, J. A. C., Tipping, E. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. 150 years of macronutrient change in unfertilized UK ecosystems: Observations vs simulations. Science of the Total Environment. 572 (1), pp. 1485-1495.

Spatial and seasonal variations of atmospheric sulfur concentrations and dry deposition at 16 rural and suburban sites in China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luo, X. S., Pan, Y. P., Goulding, K. W. T., Zhang, L., Liu, X. J. and Zhang, F-S. 2016. Spatial and seasonal variations of atmospheric sulfur concentrations and dry deposition at 16 rural and suburban sites in China. Atmospheric Environment. 146, pp. 79-89.

Population collapse of Lumbricus terrestris in conventional arable cultivations and response to straw applications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stroud, J. L., Irons, D. E., Watts, C. W., White, R. P., McGrath, S. P. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. Population collapse of Lumbricus terrestris in conventional arable cultivations and response to straw applications. Applied Soil Ecology. 108 (December), pp. 72-75.

Long-term impact of sewage sludge application on Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii: an evaluation using meta-analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charlton, A., Sakrabani, R., McGrath, S. P. and Campbell, C. D. 2016. Long-term impact of sewage sludge application on Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii: an evaluation using meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45, pp. 1572-1587.

The evolution of fungicide resistance resulting from combinations of foliar-acting systemic seed treatments and foliar-applied fungicides: a modeling analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kitchen, J. L., Van Den Bosch, F., Paveley, N. D., Helps, J. and Van Den Berg, F. 2016. The evolution of fungicide resistance resulting from combinations of foliar-acting systemic seed treatments and foliar-applied fungicides: a modeling analysis. PLOS ONE. 11 (8), p. e0161887.

Boundary line analysis of the effect of water-filled pore space on nitrous oxide emission from cores of arable soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lark, R. M. and Milne, A. E. 2016. Boundary line analysis of the effect of water-filled pore space on nitrous oxide emission from cores of arable soil. European Journal of Soil Science. 67 (2), pp. 148-159.

Defining and quantifying the resilience of responses to disturbance: a conceptual and modelling approach from soil science

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Todman, L. C., Fraser, F. C., Corstanje, R., Deeks, L. K., Harris, J. A., Pawlett, M., Ritz, K. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. Defining and quantifying the resilience of responses to disturbance: a conceptual and modelling approach from soil science. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 28426.

Dose and number of applications that maximise fungicide effective life exemplified by Zymoseptoria tritici on wheat - a model analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van Den Berg, F., Paveley, N. D. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2016. Dose and number of applications that maximise fungicide effective life exemplified by Zymoseptoria tritici on wheat - a model analysis. Plant Pathology. 65 (8), pp. 1380-1389.

How good is the evidence to support investment in soil protection?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kibblewhite, M., Chambers, B. J. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2016. How good is the evidence to support investment in soil protection? Soil Use and Management. 32 (Suppl. 1), pp. 172-182.

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.

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.

Modelling the electrical conductivity of soil in the Yangtze delta in three dimensions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, H. Y., Marchant, B. P. and Webster, R. 2016. Modelling the electrical conductivity of soil in the Yangtze delta in three dimensions. Geoderma. 269, pp. 119-125.

Modelling and predicting crop yield, soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under climate change scenarios with fertiliser management in the North China Plain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, X., Xu, M., Sun, N., Xiong, W., Huang, S. and Wu, L. 2016. Modelling and predicting crop yield, soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under climate change scenarios with fertiliser management in the North China Plain. Geoderma. 265, pp. 176-186.

Stocks and flows of natural and human-derived capital in ecosystem services

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, L., Norton, L., Austin, Z., Browne, A. L., Donovan, D., Emmett, B. A., Grabowski, Z. J., Howard, D. C., Jones, J. P. G., Kenter, J. O., Manley, W., Morris, C., Robinson, D. A., Short, C., Siriwardena, G. M., Stevens, C. J., Storkey, J., Waters, R. D. and Willis, G. F. 2016. Stocks and flows of natural and human-derived capital in ecosystem services. Land Use Policy. 52, pp. 151-162.

Cassava brown streak disease and the sustainability of a clean seed system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McQuaid, C. F., Sseruwagi, P., Pariyo, A. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2016. Cassava brown streak disease and the sustainability of a clean seed system. Plant Pathology. 65 (2), pp. 299-309.

Basic steps in geostatistics: the variogram and kriging

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Oliver, M. A. and Webster, R. 2015. Basic steps in geostatistics: the variogram and kriging. London, Springer-Verlag.

The effect of farmers' decisions on pest control with Bt crops: a billion dollar game of strategy

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Bell, J. R., Hutchison, W. D., Van Den Bosch, F., Mitchell, P. D., Crowder, D., Parnell, S. and Whitmore, A. P. 2015. The effect of farmers' decisions on pest control with Bt crops: a billion dollar game of strategy. PLOS Computational Biology. 11, p. e1004483.

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.

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.

Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: fluxes, emission factors and mitigation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, M. J., Hinton, N., Cloy, J. M., Topp, C. F. E., Rees, R. M., Cardenas, L. M., Scott, T., Webster, C. P., Ashton, R. W., Whitmore, A. P., Williams, J. R., Balshaw, H., Paine, F., Goulding, K. W. T. and Chadwick, D. R. 2015. Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: fluxes, emission factors and mitigation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 212, pp. 134-147.

Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): an open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yeluripati, J. B., Del Prado, A., Sanz-Cobena, A., Rees, R. M., Li, C., Chadwick, D., Tilston, E., Topp, C. F. E., Cardenas, L. M., Ingraham, P., Gilhespy, S. L., Anthony, S., Vetter, S. H., Misselbrook, T. H., Salas, W. and Smith, P. 2015. Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): an open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 111 (February), pp. 112-120.

Technologies for increasing carbon storage in soil to mitigate climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitmore, A. P., Kirk, G. J. D. and Rawlins, B. G. 2015. Technologies for increasing carbon storage in soil to mitigate climate change. Soil Use and Management. 31 (Suppl. 1), pp. 62-71.

Evidence-based resistance management: a review of existing evidence

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Van Den Bosch, F., Paveley, N., Fraaije, B. A., Van Den Berg, F. and Oliver, R. 2015. Evidence-based resistance management: a review of existing evidence. in: Hollomon, D. W. and Ishii, H. (ed.) Fungicide resistance in plant pathogens Springer, Tokyo. pp. 63-76

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.

Modelling transmission characteristics and epidemic development of the tospovirus-thrip interaction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jeger, M. J., Van Den Bosch, F. and Mcroberts, N. 2015. Modelling transmission characteristics and epidemic development of the tospovirus-thrip interaction. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 9, pp. 107-120.

Probing the basis of soil resilience

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Corstanje, R., Deeks, L. R., Whitmore, A. P., Gregory, A. S. and Ritz, K. 2015. Probing the basis of soil resilience. Soil Use and Management. 31 (Suppl. 1), pp. 72-81.