Maximising carbon retention in soils

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorPhil Murray
Co-InvestigatorAngela Karp
Project numberS5200
5200
S5214
5214
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005214
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005214

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Eucalypt harvest residue management influences microbial community structure and soil organic matter fractions in an afforested grassland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oliveira, F. C. C., Ferreira, G. W. D., Dungait, J. A. J., Araujo, E. F., Soares, E. M. B. and Silva, I. R. 2021. Eucalypt harvest residue management influences microbial community structure and soil organic matter fractions in an afforested grassland. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104787

Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water: A case study from Southwest England, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Collier, S. M., Green, S. M., Inman, A., Hopkins, D. W., Kendall, H., Jahn, M. M. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2020. Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water: A case study from Southwest England, UK. Soil Use and Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12658

Species and Genotype Effects of Bioenergy Crops on Root Production, Carbon and Nitrogen in Temperate Agricultural Soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Dungait, J. A. J., Shield, I. F., Macalpine, W. J., Cunniff, J., Durenkamp, M., White, R. P., Joynes, A. and Richter, G. M. 2018. Species and Genotype Effects of Bioenergy Crops on Root Production, Carbon and Nitrogen in Temperate Agricultural Soil. BioEnergy Research. 11 (2), pp. 382-397. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-018-9903-6

The role of microbial community composition in controlling soil respiration responses to temperature

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Auffret, M. D., Karhu, K., Khachane, A., Dungait, J. A. J., Fraser, F., Hopkins, D. W., Wookey, P. A., Singh, B. K., Freitag, T. E., Hartley, I. P. and Prosser, J. I. 2016. The role of microbial community composition in controlling soil respiration responses to temperature. PLOS ONE. 11 (10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165448

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. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-551-2016

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12587

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. https://doi.org/10.1017/rdc.2016.24

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.047

Long-term management changes in topsoil and subsoil organic carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a temperate agricultural system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Dungait, J. A. J., Watts, C. W., Bol, R., Dixon, E. R., White, R. P. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. Long-term management changes in topsoil and subsoil organic carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a temperate agricultural system. European Journal of Soil Science. 67 (4), pp. 421-430. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12359

The impact of fertilizer management on the oxidation status of terrestrial organic matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Worrall, F., Clay, G. D. and Macdonald, A. J. 2016. The impact of fertilizer management on the oxidation status of terrestrial organic matter. Soil Use and Management. 32 (1), pp. 45-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12228

Soil water uptake from SRC willow simulated using the process-based model LUCASS

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Richard, B., Cunniff, J., Cerasuolo, M., Barraclough, T. J. P., Gregory, A. S. and Richter, G. M. 2015. Soil water uptake from SRC willow simulated using the process-based model LUCASS. Biomass and Energy Crops V. Aspects of Applied Biology 131 . Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Wellesbourne Warwick . pp. 251-255

Carbon sequestration by perennial energy crops: is the jury still out?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Agostini, F., Gregory, A. S. and Richter, G. M. 2015. Carbon sequestration by perennial energy crops: is the jury still out? BioEnergy Research. 8 (3), pp. 1057-1080. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-014-9571-0

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2654

In situ measurements of organic carbon in soil profiles using vis-NIR spectroscopy on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, S., Shi, Z., Chen, S., Ji, W., Zhou, L., Yu, W. and Webster, R. 2015. In situ measurements of organic carbon in soil profiles using vis-NIR spectroscopy on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Environmental Science & Technology. 49, pp. 4980-4987. https://doi.org/10.1021/es504272x

Sequestration of C in soils under Miscanthus can be marginal and is affected by genotype-specific root distribution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richter, G. M., Agostini, F., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., White, Robin P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2015. Sequestration of C in soils under Miscanthus can be marginal and is affected by genotype-specific root distribution. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 200, pp. 169-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.11.011

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

Carbon and macronutrient losses during accelerated erosion under different tillage and residue management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Beniston, J. W., Shipitalo, M. J., Lal, R., Dayton, E. A., Hopkins, D. W., Jones, F., Joynes, A. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2015. Carbon and macronutrient losses during accelerated erosion under different tillage and residue management. European Journal of Soil Science. 66 (1), pp. 218-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12205

Investigating the relationship between unsaturated hydraulic conductivity curve and confined compression curve

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bayat, H., Sedaghat, A., Sinegani, A. A. S. and Gregory, A. S. 2015. Investigating the relationship between unsaturated hydraulic conductivity curve and confined compression curve. Journal of Hydrology. 522, pp. 353-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.050

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

Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration rates enhanced by microbial community response

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Karhu, K., Auffret, M. D., Dungait, J. A. J., Hopkins, D. W., Prosser, J. I., Singh, B. K., Subke, J-A., Wookey, P. A., Agren, G. I., Sebastia, M-T., Gouriveau, F., Bergkvist, G., Meir, P., Nottingham, A. T., Salinas, N. and Hartley, I. P. 2014. Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration rates enhanced by microbial community response. Nature. 513, pp. 81-84. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13604

Limited potential of no-till agriculture for 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. 2014. Limited potential of no-till agriculture for climate change mitigation. Nature Climate Change. 4 (8), pp. 678-683. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2292

Soil organic carbon dynamics 75 years after land-use change in perennial grassland and annual wheat agricultural systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Beniston, J. W., Dupont, S. T., Glover, J. D., Lal, R. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2014. Soil organic carbon dynamics 75 years after land-use change in perennial grassland and annual wheat agricultural systems. Biogeochemistry. 120, pp. 37-49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-014-9980-3

Primary production and links to carbon cycling in Antarctic soils

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hopkins, D. W., Newsham, K. K. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2014. Primary production and links to carbon cycling in Antarctic soils. in: Cowan, D. A. (ed.) Antarctic terrestrial microbiology: physical and biological properties of Antarctic soils Berlin Springer. pp. 233-248

An assessment of subsoil organic carbon stocks in England and Wales

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Kirk, G. J. D., Keay, C. A., Rawlins, B. G., Wallace, P. and Whitmore, A. P. 2014. An assessment of subsoil organic carbon stocks in England and Wales. Soil Use and Management. 30 (1), pp. 10-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12085

Bacteria and fungi respond differently to multifactorial climate change in a temperate heathland, traced with 13C-glycine and FACE CO2

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Andresen, L. C., Dungait, J. A. J., Bol, R., Selsted, M. B., Ambus, P. and Michelsen, A. 2014. Bacteria and fungi respond differently to multifactorial climate change in a temperate heathland, traced with 13C-glycine and FACE CO2. PLOS ONE. 9, p. e85070. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085070

Measuring basal soil respiration across Europe: do incubation temperature and incubation period matter?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Creamer, R. E., Schulte, R. P. O., Stone, D., Gal, A., Krogh, P. H., Lo Papa, G., Murray, P. J., Peres, G., Foerster, B., Rutgers, M., Sousa, J. P. and Winding, A. 2014. Measuring basal soil respiration across Europe: do incubation temperature and incubation period matter? Ecological Indicators. 36, pp. 409-418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.08.015

Biomarkers of novel ecosystem development in boreal forest soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Norris, C. E., Dungait, J. A. J., Joynes, A. and Quideau, S. A. 2013. Biomarkers of novel ecosystem development in boreal forest soils. Organic Geochemistry. 64, pp. 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.08.014

Investigation of photosynthate-C allocation 27 days after 13C-pulse labeling of Zea mays L. at different growth stages

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Meng, F., Dungait, J. A. J., Zhang, X., He, M., Guo, Y. and Wu, W. 2013. Investigation of photosynthate-C allocation 27 days after 13C-pulse labeling of Zea mays L. at different growth stages. Plant and Soil. 373, pp. 755-764. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-013-1841-7

Changes in ecosystem structure, function and hydrological connectivity control water, soil and carbon losses in semi-arid grass to woody vegetation transitions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Puttock, A., Macleod, C. J. A., Bol, R., Sessford, P., Dungait, J. A. J. and Brazier, R. E. 2013. Changes in ecosystem structure, function and hydrological connectivity control water, soil and carbon losses in semi-arid grass to woody vegetation transitions. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms. 38 (13), pp. 1602-1611. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3455

Organic farming gives no climate change benefit through soil carbon sequestration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Leifeld, J., Angers, D. A., Chenu, C., Fuhrer, J., Katterer, T. and Powlson, D. S. 2013. Organic farming gives no climate change benefit through soil carbon sequestration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS. 110, p. E984. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1220724110

Catchment source contributions to the sediment-bound organic matter degrading salmonid spawning gravels in a lowland river, southern England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Collins, A. L., Williams, L. J., Zhang, Y., Marius, M., Dungait, J. A. J., Smallman, D. J., Dixon, E. R., Stringfellow, A., Sear, D. A., Jones, J. I. and Naden, P. S. 2013. Catchment source contributions to the sediment-bound organic matter degrading salmonid spawning gravels in a lowland river, southern England. Science of the Total Environment. 456-457 (1 July), pp. 181-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.03.093

The variable response of soil microorganisms to trace concentrations of low molecular weight organic substrates of increasing complexity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dungait, J. A. J., Kemmitt, S. J., Michallon, L., Guo, S., Wen, Q., Brookes, P. C. and Evershed, R. P. 2013. The variable response of soil microorganisms to trace concentrations of low molecular weight organic substrates of increasing complexity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 64, pp. 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.03.036

Microbial biomass growth, following incorporation of biochars produced at 350 degrees C or 700 degrees C, in a silty-clay loam soil of high and low pH

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luo, Y., Durenkamp, M., De Nobili, M., Lin, Q., Devonshire, B. J. and Brookes, P. C. 2013. Microbial biomass growth, following incorporation of biochars produced at 350 degrees C or 700 degrees C, in a silty-clay loam soil of high and low pH. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 57, pp. 513-523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.10.033

Microbial responses to the erosional redistribution of soil organic carbon in arable fields

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dungait, J. A. J., Ghee, C., Rowan, J. S., Mckenzie, B. M., Hawes, C., Dixon, E. R., Paterson, E. and Hopkins, D. W. 2013. Microbial responses to the erosional redistribution of soil organic carbon in arable fields. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 60, pp. 195-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.01.027

The knowns, known unknowns and unknowns of sequestration of soil organic carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stockmann, U., Adams, M. A., Crawford, J. W., Field, D. J., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. B., De Remy De Courcelles, V., Singh, K., Wheeler, I., Abbott, L., Angers, D. A., Baldock, J., Bird, M., Brookes, P. C., Chenu, C., Jastrow, J. D., Lal, R., Lehmann, J., O'donnell, A. G., Parton, W. J., Whitehead, D. and Zimmermann, M. 2013. The knowns, known unknowns and unknowns of sequestration of soil organic carbon. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 164, pp. 80-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2012.10.001

The effect of agricultural land use on the nature and dynamics of subsoil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Gregory, A. S., Dungait, J. A. J., Dixon, E. R., Bol, R. and Whitmore, A. P. 2012. The effect of agricultural land use on the nature and dynamics of subsoil. Abstracts 4th International Congress Eurosoil, Bari, 2-6 July 2012 . pp. 387

Soil mineral N retention and N2O emissions following combined application of 15N-labelled fertiliser and weed residues

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Garcia-Ruiz, R., Gomez-Munoz, B., Hatch, D. J., Bol, R. and Baggs, E. M. 2012. Soil mineral N retention and N2O emissions following combined application of 15N-labelled fertiliser and weed residues. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 26 (20), pp. 2379-2385. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6254