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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. pp. 1-15.

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., Soes, R., Schafer, S. M., Scott, T., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Analysis of variance in soil research : let the analysis fit the action

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Webster, R. and Lark, R. M. 2018. Analysis of variance in soil research : let the analysis fit the action. European Journal of Soil Science. 69 (1), pp. 216-139.

Correspondence of measured soil carbon fractions and RothC pools for equilibrium and non-equilibrium states

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Herbst, M., Welp, G., Macdonald, A. J., Jate, M., Hädicke, A., Scherer, H., Gaiser, T., Herrmann, F., Amelung, W. and Vanderborght, J. 2018. Correspondence of measured soil carbon fractions and RothC pools for equilibrium and non-equilibrium states. Geoderma. 314 (Supplement C), pp. 37-46.

4 per mille – is it feasible to sequester soil carbon at this rate annually in agricultural soils?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J., Johnston, A. E., White, R. P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2018. 4 per mille – is it feasible to sequester soil carbon at this rate annually in agricultural soils?

Microbial and plant-derived compounds both contribute to persistent soil organic carbon in temperate soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barre, P., Quenea, K., Vidal, A., Cecillon, L., Christensen, B. T., Katterer, T., Macdonald, A. J., Petit, L., Plante, A. F., Van Oort, F. and Chenu, C. 2018. Microbial and plant-derived compounds both contribute to persistent soil organic carbon in temperate soils. Biogeochemistry. 140, pp. 81-92.

A model based on Rock-Eval thermal analysis to quantify the size of the centennially persistent organic carbon pool in temperate soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cecillon, L., Baudin, F., Chenu, C., Houot, S., Jolivet, R., Katterer, T., Lutfalla, S., Macdonald, A. J., Van Oort, F., Plante, A. F., Savignac, F., Soucemarianadin, L. N. and Barre, P. 2018. A model based on Rock-Eval thermal analysis to quantify the size of the centennially persistent organic carbon pool in temperate soils . Biogeosciences. 15 (9), pp. 2835-2849.

Soil Water Retention: Uni-Modal Models of Pore-Size Distribution Neglect Impacts of Soil Management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T. and Munkholm, L. J. 2018. Soil Water Retention: Uni-Modal Models of Pore-Size Distribution Neglect Impacts of Soil Management. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83 (1), pp. 18-26.

Effects of Organic and Conventional Crop Nutrition on Profiles of Polar Metabolites in Grain of Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Rakszegi, M., Lovegrove, A., Amos, D., Corol, D. I., Tawfike, A., Miko, P. and Ward, J. L. 2018. Effects of Organic and Conventional Crop Nutrition on Profiles of Polar Metabolites in Grain of Wheat. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 66 (21), pp. 5346-5351.

Converting loss-on-ignition to organic carbon content in arable topsoil: Pitfalls and proposed procedure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Christensen, B. T., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W. and Munkholm, L. J. 2018. Converting loss-on-ignition to organic carbon content in arable topsoil: Pitfalls and proposed procedure . European Journal of Soil Science.

Effects of cropping systems upon the three-dimensional architecture of soil systems are highly contingent upon texture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Baco-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S. J., Neal, A. L., Akkari, E., Mcauliffe, C., Zhang, X. X., Redmile-Gordon, M. A. and Ritz, K. 2018. Effects of cropping systems upon the three-dimensional architecture of soil systems are highly contingent upon texture. Geoderma. 332, pp. 73-83.

Soil organic matter widens the range of water contents for tillage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Obour, P. B., Jensen, J. L., Lamande, M., Watts, C. W. and Munkholm, L. J. 2018. Soil organic matter widens the range of water contents for tillage. Soil & Tillage Research. 182 (October), pp. 57-65.

Major limitations to achieving 4 per 1000 increases in soil organic carbon stock in temperate regions: evidence from long-term experiments at Rothamsted Research, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poulton, P. R., Johnston, A. E., Macdonald, A. J., White, R. P. and Powlson, D. S. 2018. Major limitations to achieving 4 per 1000 increases in soil organic carbon stock in temperate regions: evidence from long-term experiments at Rothamsted Research, UK. Global Change Biology. 24 (6), pp. 2563-2584.

The electronic Rothamsted Archive (e-RA): an online resource for data from the Rothamsted long-term experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perryman, S. A. M., Castells-Brooke, N. I. D., Glendining, M. J., Goulding, K. W. T., Hawkesford, M. J., Macdonald, A. J., Ostler, R. J., Poulton, P. R., Rawlings, C. J., Scott, T. and Verrier, P. J. 2018. The electronic Rothamsted Archive (e-RA): an online resource for data from the Rothamsted long-term experiments. Scientific Data. 5, p. 180072.

Identification and expression profiling of Pht1 phosphate transporters in wheat in controlled environments and in the field

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gruen, A., Buchner, P. H., Broadley, M. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2018. Identification and expression profiling of Pht1 phosphate transporters in wheat in controlled environments and in the field. Plant Biology. 20 (2), pp. 374-389.

Simulating soil carbon sequestration from long term fertilizer and manure additions under continuous wheat using the DailyDayCent model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Begum, K., Kuhnert, M., Yeluripati, J., Glendining, M. J. and Smith, P. 2017. Simulating soil carbon sequestration from long term fertilizer and manure additions under continuous wheat using the DailyDayCent model. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 109 (3), pp. 291-302.

The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment : 174 years of winter wheat / 174 años de trigo The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment Un ensayo a muy largo plazo

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Macdonald, A. J., Fonteyne, S. and Verhulst, N. 2017. The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment : 174 years of winter wheat / 174 años de trigo The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment Un ensayo a muy largo plazo. Enlace : La revista de la Agricultura de Conservacion.

Sustainable Intensification - Lessons from the Rothamsted Long-term Experiments

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Glendining, M. J., Goulding, K. W. T., Perryman, S. A. M. and Powlson, D. S. 2017. Sustainable Intensification - Lessons from the Rothamsted Long-term Experiments. Sustainable Intensification 2017, Aspects of Applied Biology 136, Rothamsted Research, 28-30 November 2017. Association of Applied Biologists (AAB).

Mineral Availability as a Key Regulator of Soil Carbon Storage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yu, G., Xiao, J., Hu, S., Polizzotto, M. L., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P., Li, H., Ran, W. and Shen, Q. 2017. Mineral Availability as a Key Regulator of Soil Carbon Storage. Environmental Science & Technology. 51 (9), pp. 4960-4969.

Historical trends in iodine and selenium in soil and herbage at the Park Grass Experiment, Rothamsted Research, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bowley, H. E., Mathers, A. W., Young, S. D., Macdonald, A. J., Ander, E. L., Watts, M. J., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P., Crout, N. M. J. and Bailey, E. H. 2017. Historical trends in iodine and selenium in soil and herbage at the Park Grass Experiment, Rothamsted Research, UK. Soil Use and Management. 33 (2), pp. 252-262.