Dynamics of organic carbon in soil

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 1999 to end of 31 Mar 2008
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4172
DepartmentAgriculture and the Environment (AEN) Division
Soil Science (SSC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004172
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004172

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Australian climate-carbon cycle feedback reduced by soil black carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lehmann, J., Skjemstad, J., Sohi, S., Carter, John, Barson, M., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Woodbury, P. and Krull, E. 2008. Australian climate-carbon cycle feedback reduced by soil black carbon. Nature Geoscience. 1, pp. 832-835.

Long-term experiments as a unique resource for research on local and global carbon cycling

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R. and Macdonald, A. J. 2008. Long-term experiments as a unique resource for research on local and global carbon cycling. Christensen, B. T., Schacht, M. and Petersen, J. (ed.) Long-term Field Experiments - a Unique Research Platform. Proceedings of NJF Seminar 407, Askov, 16-18 June 2008. DJF Plant Science No. 137 . pp. 20-23

The turnover of organic carbon in subsoils. Part 2. Modelling carbon turnover

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jenkinson, D. S. and Coleman, K. 2008. The turnover of organic carbon in subsoils. Part 2. Modelling carbon turnover. European Journal of Soil Science. 59 (2), pp. 400-413.

An increased understanding of soil organic carbon stocks and changes in non-temperate areas: national and global implications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, E., Paustian, K., Easter, M., Sessay, M., Al-Adamat, R., Batjes, N. H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C. C., Cerri, C. E. P., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Killian, K., Pal, D. K., Powlson, D. S., Williams, S. and Rawajfih, Z. 2007. An increased understanding of soil organic carbon stocks and changes in non-temperate areas: national and global implications. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 125-136.

National and sub-national assessments of soil organic carbon stocks and changes: the GEFSOC modelling system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, E., Al Adamat, R., Batjes, N. H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C. C., Cerri, C. E. P., Coleman, K., Easter, M., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Killian, K., Pal, D. K., Paustian, K., Powlson, D. S., Rawajfih, Z., Sessay, M., Williams, S. and Wokabi, S. 2007. National and sub-national assessments of soil organic carbon stocks and changes: the GEFSOC modelling system. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 3-12.

Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Kenya between 1990 and 2030

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kamoni, P. T., Gicheru, P. T., Wokabi, S. M., Easter, M., Milne, E., Coleman, K., Falloon, P. and Paustian, K. 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Kenya between 1990 and 2030. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 105-113.

Evaluation of two soil carbon models using two Kenyan long term experimental datasets

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kamoni, P. T., Gicheru, P. T., Wokabi, S. M., Easter, M., Milne, E., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Paustian, K., Killian, K. and Kihanda, F. M. 2007. Evaluation of two soil carbon models using two Kenyan long term experimental datasets. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 95-104.

Climate change and its impact on soil and vegetation carbon storage in Kenya, Jordan, India and Brazil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Falloon, P., Jones, C. D., Cerri, C. E., Al-Adamat, R., Kamoni, P., Bhattacharyya, T., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K. and Milne, E. 2007. Climate change and its impact on soil and vegetation carbon storage in Kenya, Jordan, India and Brazil. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 114-124.

The GEFSOC soil carbon modelling system: a tool for conducting regional-scale soil carbon inventories and assessing the impacts of land use change on soil carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Williams, S., Feng, T., Al-Adamat, R., Batjes, N. H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C. C., Cerri, C. E. P., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Milne, E., Pal, D. K., Powlson, D. S., Rawajfih, Z., Sessay, M. and Wokabi, S. 2007. The GEFSOC soil carbon modelling system: a tool for conducting regional-scale soil carbon inventories and assessing the impacts of land use change on soil carbon. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 13-25.

Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Brazilian Amazon between 2000 and 2030

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cerri, C. E. P., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Bernoux, M., Falloon, P., Powlson, D. S., Batjes, N. H., Milne, E. and Cerri, C. C. 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Brazilian Amazon between 2000 and 2030. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 58-72.

Simulating SOC changes in 11 land use change chronosequences from the Brazilian Amazon with RothC and Century models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cerri, C. E. P., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Bernoux, M., Falloon, P., Powlson, D. S., Batjes, N., Milne, E. and Cerri, C. C. 2007. Simulating SOC changes in 11 land use change chronosequences from the Brazilian Amazon with RothC and Century models. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 46-57.

Modelled soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India from 1980 to 2030

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bhattacharyya, T., Pal, D. K., Easter, M., Batjes, N. H., Milne, E., Gajbhiye, K. S., Chandran, P., Ray, S. K., Mandal, C., Paustian, K., Williams, S., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Falloon, P. and Powlson, D. S. 2007. Modelled soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India from 1980 to 2030. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 84-94.

Evaluating the Century C model using long-term fertilizer trials in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bhattacharyya, T., Pal, D. K., Easter, M., Williams, S., Paustian, K., Milne, E., Chandran, P., Ray, S. K., Mandal, C., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Powlson, D. S. and Gajbhiye, K. S. 2007. Evaluating the Century C model using long-term fertilizer trials in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 73-83.

Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Jordan between 2000 and 2030 made using GEFSOC Modelling System

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Al-Adamat, R., Rawajfih, Z., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Coleman, K., Milne, E., Falloon, P., Powlson, D. S. and Batjes, N. H. 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Jordan between 2000 and 2030 made using GEFSOC Modelling System. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 122, pp. 35-45.

Application of the RothC model to the results of long-term experiments on typical upland soils in northern China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guo, L., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Zhou, B., Li, Y., Lin, E. and Zhang, F. 2007. Application of the RothC model to the results of long-term experiments on typical upland soils in northern China. Soil Use and Management. 23 (1), pp. 63-70.

Managing soil organic matter - possibilities and limitations

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Powlson, D. S., Sohi, S. and Gaunt, J. L. 2006. Managing soil organic matter - possibilities and limitations. Proceedings National Tillage Conference, Carlow, 26 January 2006 . pp. 22-33

Soils and environmental issues [Chapter 17]

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Addiscott, T. M. 2006. Soils and environmental issues [Chapter 17]. in: Warkentin, B. P. (ed.) Footprints in the soil: people and ideas in soil history San Diego Elsevier. pp. 455-503

Modelling the variability of UK sugar beet yields under climate change and husbandry adaptations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richter, G. M., Qi, A., Semenov, M. A. and Jaggard, K. W. 2006. Modelling the variability of UK sugar beet yields under climate change and husbandry adaptations. Soil Use and Management. 22 (1), pp. 39-47.

Change but no change?

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Orson, J. and Richter, G. M. 2005. Change but no change? TAG Bulletin. No 8, pp. 11-12.

Investigating the chemical characteristics of soil organic matter fractions suitable for modeling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sohi, S. P., Mahieu, N., Powlson, D. S., Madari, B., Smittenberg, R. H. and Gaunt, J. L. 2005. Investigating the chemical characteristics of soil organic matter fractions suitable for modeling. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 69, pp. 1248-1255.

Biofuels and other approaches for decreasing fossil fuel emissions from agriculture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Riche, A. B. and Shield, I. F. 2005. Biofuels and other approaches for decreasing fossil fuel emissions from agriculture. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 146 (2), pp. 193-201.

Modelling impacts of climate change on wheat yields in England and Wales: assessing drought risks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richter, G. M. and Semenov, M. A. 2005. Modelling impacts of climate change on wheat yields in England and Wales: assessing drought risks. Agricultural Systems. 84 (1), pp. 77-97.

Climatology: Will soil amplify climate change?

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Powlson, D. S. 2005. Climatology: Will soil amplify climate change? Nature. 433 (7023), pp. 204-205.

Global climate change and soil carbon stocks; predictions from two contrasting models for the turnover of organic carbon in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, C., Mcconnell, C., Coleman, K., Cox, P., Falloon, P., Jenkinson, D. S. and Powlson, D. S. 2005. Global climate change and soil carbon stocks; predictions from two contrasting models for the turnover of organic carbon in soil. Global Change Biology. 11 (1), pp. 154-166.

Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, 4 vols

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hillel, D., Hatfield, J. L., Powlson, D. S., Rosenzweig, C., Scow, K. M. and Singer, M. J. 2005. Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, 4 vols. in: Sparks, D. L. (ed.) Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam. pp. 2200pp

Introduction: linkages and research priorities

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Kirkby, M. and Powlson, D. S. 2004. Introduction: linkages and research priorities. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 104, pp. 245-247.

Soil interactions: biology, erosion and organic matter. Special issue of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, based on a joint meeting of GCTE Networks on Soil Biology, Soil Erosion and Soil Organic Matter, Reading, September 1999 (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 104(2), October 2004)

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Kirkby, M. Powlson, D. S. (ed.) 2004. Soil interactions: biology, erosion and organic matter. Special issue of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, based on a joint meeting of GCTE Networks on Soil Biology, Soil Erosion and Soil Organic Matter, Reading, September 1999 (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 104(2), October 2004).

Soils as carbon sinks: foreword

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Powlson, D. S., Smith, P. and Greenland, D. 2004. Soils as carbon sinks: foreword. Soil Use and Management. 20, pp. 210-211.

Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellazzi, M. S., Brookes, P. C. and Jenkinson, D. S. 2004. Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 36 (9), pp. 1485-1489.

Sustainability of soil management practices - a global perspective

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Smith, P. and Powlson, D. S. 2003. Sustainability of soil management practices - a global perspective. in: Murphy, D. V. and Abbott, L. K. (ed.) Soil biological fertility - a key to sustainable land use in agriculture Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands. pp. 241-254

Climate change and soil functions: consequences of inaction and possible mitigations through land management

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Cox, P., Gaunt, J. L., Shield, I. F. and Whitmore, A. P. 2003. Climate change and soil functions: consequences of inaction and possible mitigations through land management. Abstracts ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Changing Sciences for a Changing World: Building a Broader Vision, Denver, 2-6 November 2003 .

Effect of no-tillage on turnover of organic matter in a Rhodic Ferralsol

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Machado, P. L. O. A., Sohi, S. P. and Gaunt, J. L. 2003. Effect of no-tillage on turnover of organic matter in a Rhodic Ferralsol. Soil Use and Management. 19 (3), pp. 250-256.

Global warming

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Jenkinson, D. S. 2001. Global warming. ISI Essential Science Indicators Special Topics. July 2001, pp. http://www.esi-topics.com/gwarm/interviews/DavidJenkinson.html.

Biofuel crops: their potential contribution to decreased fossil carbon emissions and additional environmental benefits

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Powlson, D. S., Christian, D. G., Falloon, P. and Smith, P. 2001. Biofuel crops: their potential contribution to decreased fossil carbon emissions and additional environmental benefits. Biomass and Energy Crops II. Aspects of Applied Biology 65 . pp. 289-294

The soil microbial biomass: concept, measurement and applications in soil ecosystem research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brookes, P. C. 2001. The soil microbial biomass: concept, measurement and applications in soil ecosystem research. Microbes And Environments. 16, pp. 131-140.

The role of land carbon sinks in mitigating global climate change (Royal Society Policy Document 10/01)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Read, D., Beerling, D., Cannell, M., Cox, P., Curran, P., Grace, J., Ineson, P., Jarvis, P., Malhi, Y., Powlson, D. S., Shepherd, J. and Woodward, I. 2001. The role of land carbon sinks in mitigating global climate change (Royal Society Policy Document 10/01). Royal Society, London.

Balance upset

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Powlson, D. S. 2001. Balance upset. New Scientist. 170(2291), p. 54.