The Rothamsted Long Term Experiments [2017-2022]

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorAndy Macdonald
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberJ0300
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000J0300
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000J0300

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Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 308-309, p. 108560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108560

The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jordan-Meille, L., Holland, J. E., McGrath, S. P., Glendining, M. J., Thomas, C. L. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients. European Journal of Agronomy. 126, p. 126281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126281

Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Kuzyakov, Y., Pan, W., Tang, S., Chadwick, D. R., Wen, Y., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Ge, T., Si, L., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2021. Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling. The ISME Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-00999-7

Agricultural intensification and climate change have increased the threat from weeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J., Mead, A., Addy, J. and Macdonald, A. J. 2021. Agricultural intensification and climate change have increased the threat from weeds. Global Change Biology. 118 (2), p. e2002548117. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15585

Effects of Fertilizers and Manures on Temporal Yield Variability of Winter Rye

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Studnicki, M., Macholdt, J., Macdonald, A. J. and Stepien, W. 2021. Effects of Fertilizers and Manures on Temporal Yield Variability of Winter Rye. Agronomy. 11 (3), p. 519. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030519

Estimating maximum fine-fraction organic carbon in UK grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paterson, K. C., Cloy, J. M., Rees, R. M., Baggs, E. M., Martinea, H., Fornara, D., Macdonald, A. J. and Buckingham, S. 2021. Estimating maximum fine-fraction organic carbon in UK grasslands. Biogeosciences. 18, pp. 605-620. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-605-2021

Stomatal conductance limited the CO2 response of grassland in the last century

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cabrera, J. C. B., Hirl, R. T., Schaufele, R., Macdonald, A. J. and Schnyder, H. 2021. Stomatal conductance limited the CO2 response of grassland in the last century. BMC Biology. 19 (article), p. 50. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-00988-4

Dynamics of soil phosphorus measured by ammonium lactate extraction as a function of the soil phosphorus balance and soil properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Amery, F., Vandecasteele, B., D'Hose, T., Nawara, S., Elsen, A., Odeurs, W., Vandendriessche, H., Arlotti, D., McGrath, S. P., Cougnon, M. and Smolders, E. 2021. Dynamics of soil phosphorus measured by ammonium lactate extraction as a function of the soil phosphorus balance and soil properties. Geoderma. 385, p. 114855. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114855

The effect of organic carbon content on soil compression characteristics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Suravi, K., Attenborough, K., Taherzadeh, S., Macdonald, A. J., Powlson, D. S., Ashton, R. W., Suravi, K. N. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. The effect of organic carbon content on soil compression characteristics. Soil & Tillage Research. 209 (May), p. 104975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104975

Relationship between soil carbon sequestration and the ability of soil aggregates to transport dissolved oxygen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, X., Gregory, A. S., Whalley, W. R., Coleman, K., Neal, A. L., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Mooney, S. J., Crawford, J. W., Soga, K. and Illangasekare, T. H. 2021. Relationship between soil carbon sequestration and the ability of soil aggregates to transport dissolved oxygen. Geoderma. 403, p. 115370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115370

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Hughes, D. J., Clark, I. M., Jansson, J. K. and Hirsch, P. R. 2021. Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity. mSystems. 6 (3), pp. e01056-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.01056-20

Century long fertilization reduces stochasticity controlling grassland microbial community succession

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, Y., Ning, D., Lu, Z., Zhang, N., Hale, L., Wu, L., Clark, I. M., McGrath, S. P., Storkey, J., Hirsch, P. R., Sun ,B. and Zhou, J. 2020. Century long fertilization reduces stochasticity controlling grassland microbial community succession. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 151 (Dec), p. 108023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.108023

Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rix, G. D., Todd, J. D., Neal, A. L. and Brearley, C. A. 2020. Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples. Microbial Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13733

Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mariem, S. B., Gamez, A. L., Larraya, L., Fuertes‑Mendizabal, T., Canameras, N., Araus, J. L., McGrath, S. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Muru, C. G., Gaudeul, M., Medina, L., Paton, A., Cattivelli, L., Fangmeier, A., Bunce, J., Tausz‑Posch, S., Macdonald, A. J. and Aranjuelo, I. 2020. Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 21828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78504-x

Long-term farmyard manure application affects soil organic phosphorus cycling: A combined metagenomic and 33P/14C labelling study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Ma, J., Macdonald, A. J., Hill, P. W., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones. D. L. 2020. Long-term farmyard manure application affects soil organic phosphorus cycling: A combined metagenomic and 33P/14C labelling study. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 149 (Article), p. 107959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107959

Soil carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur status affects the metabolism of organic S but not its uptake by microorganisms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Pan, W., Macdonald, A. J., Hill, P. W., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2020. Soil carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur status affects the metabolism of organic S but not its uptake by microorganisms . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 149, p. 107943. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107943

Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pilotto, F., Kuhn, I., Adrian, R., Alber, R., Alignier, A., Andrews, C., Back, J., Barbaro, L., Beaumont, D. A., Beenaerts, N., Benham, S., Boukal, D. S., Bretagnolle, V., Camatti, E., Canullo, R., Cardoso, P. G., Ens, B. J., Everaert, G., Evtimova, V., Feuchtmayr, H., Garcia-Gonzalez, R., Garcia, D. G., Grandin, U., Gutowski, J. M., Hadar, L., Halada, L., Halassy, M., Hummel, H., Huttunen, K., Jaroszewicz, B., Jensen, T. C., Kalivoda, H., Schmidt, I. K., Kroncke, I., Leinonen, R., Martinho, F., Meesenburg, H., Meyer, J., Minerbi, S., Monteith, D., Nikolov, B. P., Oro, D., Ozolins, D., Padedda, B. M., Pallett, D., Pansera, M., Pardal, M. A., Petriccione, B., Pipan, T., Poyry, J., Schafer, S. M., Schaub, M., Schneider, S. C., Skuja, A., Soetaert, K., Springe, G., Stanchev, R., Stockan, J. A., Stoll, S., Sundqvist, L., Thimonier, A., Hoey, G. V., Ryckegem, G. V., Visser, M. E. and Haase, S. V. &. P. 2020. Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe. Nature Communications. 11, p. 3486. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17171-y

What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prout, J. M., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P., Kirk, G. J. D. and Haefele, S. M. 2020. What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio. European Journal of Soil Science. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13012

Long-term agricultural research at Rothamsted

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Glendining, M. J. and Powlson, D. S. 2020. Long-term agricultural research at Rothamsted. in: Bhullar, G.S. and Riar, A. (ed.) Long-term Farming Systems Research - Ensuring Food Security in Changing Scenarios Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science. pp. 15-33

Long-term analysis from a cropping system perspective - Yield stability, environmental adaptability, and production risk of winter barley

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macholdt, J., Styczen M. E., Macdonald, A. J., Piepho, H-P. and Honermeier, B. 2020. Long-term analysis from a cropping system perspective - Yield stability, environmental adaptability, and production risk of winter barley . European Journal of Agronomy. 117, p. 126056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2020.126056

Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Wang, D., Sun, X., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2020. Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 144, p. 107760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107760

Visiting dark sides of model simulation of carbon stocks in European temperate agricultural soils: allometric function and model initialization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Taghizadeh-Toosi, A., Cong, W-F., Eriksen, J., Mayer, J., Olesen, J. E., Keel, S. G., Glendining, M. J., Katterer, T. and Christensen, B. T. 2020. Visiting dark sides of model simulation of carbon stocks in European temperate agricultural soils: allometric function and model initialization. Plant and Soil. 450, pp. 255-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04500-9

Modelling long-term impacts of fertilization and liming on soil acidification at Rothamsted experimental station

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, D., Carswell, A. M., Zhu, Q., Zhang, F. and De Vries, W. 2020. Modelling long-term impacts of fertilization and liming on soil acidification at Rothamsted experimental station. Science of the Total Environment. 713 (15 April), p. 136249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136249

Short-term changes in soil pore size distribution : Impact of land use

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T. and Munkholm, L. J. 2020. Short-term changes in soil pore size distribution : Impact of land use. Soil & Tillage Research. 199, p. 104597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104597

The effects of cropping sequence, fertilization, and straw management on the yield stability of winter wheat (1986–2017) in the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment, Rothamsted, UK.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macholdt, J., Piepho, H-P., Honermeier, B., Perryman, S. A. M., Macdonald, A. J. and Poulton, P. R. 2020. The effects of cropping sequence, fertilization, and straw management on the yield stability of winter wheat (1986–2017) in the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment, Rothamsted, UK. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 158 (1-2), pp. 65-79. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859620000301

Soil degradation and recovery – changes in organic matter fractions and structural stability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T, Obour, P. B. and Munkholm, L. J. 2020. Soil degradation and recovery – changes in organic matter fractions and structural stability . Geoderma. 364, p. 114181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114181

Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2020. Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284, p. 107898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107898

Soil organic carbon, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and soil structural stability as affected by previous and current land-use

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Watts, C. W., Gregory, A. S. and White, R. P. 2020. Soil organic carbon, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and soil structural stability as affected by previous and current land-use. Geoderma. 363 (1st April), p. 114143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.114143

Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Zhang, X., Clark, I. M., Coleman, K., Mooney, S. J., Ritz, K. and Crawford, J. W. 2020. Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 10649. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67631-0

The UK Environmental Change Network datasets - integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993-2015)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rennie, S., Andrews, C., Atkinson, S., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Bowmaker, V., Dick, J., Dodd, B., McKenna, C., Pallett, D., Rose, R., Schafer, S., Scott, T., Sherrin, L., Taylor, C. and Watson, H. 2020. The UK Environmental Change Network datasets - integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993-2015). Earth System Science Data. 12 (1), pp. 87-107. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-87-2020

The pH optimum of soil exoenzymes adapt to long term changes in soil pH

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Puissant, J., Briony, J., Goodall, T., Mang, D., Blaud, A., Gweon, H. S., Malik, A., Jones, D. L., Clark, I. M., Hirsch, P. R. and Griffiths, R. 2019. The pH optimum of soil exoenzymes adapt to long term changes in soil pH. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 138, p. 107601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107601

Plant–microbe networks in soil are weakened by century‐long use of inorganic fertilizers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huang, R., McGrath, S. P., Hirsch, P. R., Clark, I. M., Storkey, J., Wu, L., Zhou, J. and Liang, Y. 2019. Plant–microbe networks in soil are weakened by century‐long use of inorganic fertilizers. Microbial Biotechnology. 12 (6), pp. 1464-1475. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13487

Assessing the performance of UAS-compatible multispectral and hyperspectral sensors for soil organic carbon prediction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Crucil, G., Castaldi, F., Aldana-Jague, E., van Wesemael, B., Macdonald, A. J. and Van Oost, K. 2019. Assessing the performance of UAS-compatible multispectral and hyperspectral sensors for soil organic carbon prediction . Sustainability. 11 (7), p. 1889. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071889

Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holland, J. E., White, P. J., Glendining, M. J., Goulding, K. W. T. and McGrath, S. P. 2019. Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment. European Journal of Agronomy. 105 (April), pp. 176-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2019.02.016

Phosphorus in agriculture: a review of results from 175 years research at Rothamsted, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poulton, P. R. and Johnston, A. E. 2019. Phosphorus in agriculture: a review of results from 175 years research at Rothamsted, UK. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48 (5), pp. 1133-1144. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.02.0078

Soil water contents for tillage : a comparison of approaches and consequences for the number of workable days

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Obour, P. B., Keller, T., Jensen, J. L., Edwards, G., Lamande, M., Watts, C. W., Sorensen, C. G and Munkholm, L. J. 2019. Soil water contents for tillage : a comparison of approaches and consequences for the number of workable days . Soil & Tillage Research. 195, p. 104384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2019.104384

A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, F., Zhang, X., Shen, X. and Sun, J, 2018. A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application . Journal of Hydrology. 564 (564), pp. 246-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.083

Understanding the Relative Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production using Data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments

F - Theses
Addy, J. 2018. Understanding the Relative Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production using Data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. F - Theses University of Reading CAS

Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Clark, I. M., Scott, T., Glendining, M. J., Perryman, S. A. M., Storkey, J., Bell, J. R., Shield, I. F., Mcmillan, V. E. and Hawkins, J. M. B. Macdonald, A. J. (ed.) 2018. Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.