Soil protection and remediation by chemical and biological approaches

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 1999 to end of 31 Mar 2008
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4174
DepartmentAgriculture and the Environment (AEN) Division
Soil Science (SSC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004174
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004174

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A long-term study of the effects of heavy metals in sewage sludge on soil fertility and soil microbial activity

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Bacon, J. R., Campbell, C. D., Coull, M. C., Chambers, B. J., Gibbs, P. A., Chaudri, A., McGrath, S. P., Carlton-Smith, C. H. and Aitken, M. 2001. A long-term study of the effects of heavy metals in sewage sludge on soil fertility and soil microbial activity. Dhir, R. K., McCarthy, M. J. and Limbachiya, M. C. (ed.) Recycling and reuse of sewage sludge . Thomas Telford, London. pp. 87-96

A new method to measure effective soil solution concentration predicts copper availability to plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, H., Zhao, F-J., Sun, B., Davison, W. and McGrath, S. P. 2001. A new method to measure effective soil solution concentration predicts copper availability to plants. Environmental Science & Technology. 35, pp. 2602-2607.

Accumulation and distribution of aluminium and other elements in tea (Camellia sinensis ) leaves

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carr, H. P., Lombi, E., Kupper, H., McGrath, S. P. and Wong, M. H. 2003. Accumulation and distribution of aluminium and other elements in tea (Camellia sinensis ) leaves. Agronomie. 23, pp. 705-710.

Ambient background metal concentrations for soils in England and Wales. Science Report SC050054/SR

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2006. Ambient background metal concentrations for soils in England and Wales. Science Report SC050054/SR. Environment Agency, Bristol.

An inter-laboratory study to test the ability of amendments to reduce the availability of Cd, Pb and Zn in situ

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brown, S., Christensen, B., Lombi, E., Mclaughlin, M., McGrath, S. P., Colpaert, J. and Vangronsveld, J. 2005. An inter-laboratory study to test the ability of amendments to reduce the availability of Cd, Pb and Zn in situ. Environmental Pollution. 138, pp. 34-45.

Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lin, A., Zhang, X., Zhu, Y-G. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 27 (2), pp. 413-419. https://doi.org/10.1897/07-266R.1

Arsenic distribution and speciation in the fronds of the hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lombi, E., Zhao, F-J., Fuhrmann, M., Ma, L. Q. and McGrath, S. P. 2002. Arsenic distribution and speciation in the fronds of the hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. New Phytologist. 156 (2), pp. 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-8137.2002.00512.x

Arsenic fractionation in soils using an improved sequential extraction procedure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wenzel, W. W., Kirchbaumer, N., Prohaska, T., Stingeder, G., Lombi, E. and Adriano, D. C. 2001. Arsenic fractionation in soils using an improved sequential extraction procedure. Analytica Chimica Acta. 436, pp. 309-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-2670(01)00924-2

Arsenic hyperaccumulation by different fern species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Dunham, S. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2002. Arsenic hyperaccumulation by different fern species. New Phytologist. 156 (1), pp. 27-31. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-8137.2002.00493.x

Arsenic hyperaccumulation by different fern species: mechanisms and phytoremediation potential

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Zhao, F-J., Dunham, S. J., Wang, J. R. and McGrath, S. P. 2003. Arsenic hyperaccumulation by different fern species: mechanisms and phytoremediation potential. Proceedings 7th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, 15-19 June 2003 . pp. 216-217

Arsenic hyperaccumulation by Pteris vittata from arsenic contaminated soils and the effect of liming and phosphate fertilisation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Caille, N., Swanwick, S., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2004. Arsenic hyperaccumulation by Pteris vittata from arsenic contaminated soils and the effect of liming and phosphate fertilisation. Environmental Pollution. 132, pp. 113-120.

Arsenic in field-collected soil solutions and extracts of contaminated soils and its implication to soil standards

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wenzel, W. W., Brandstetter, A., Wutte, H., Lombi, E., Prohaska, T., Stingeder, G. and Adriano, D. C. 2002. Arsenic in field-collected soil solutions and extracts of contaminated soils and its implication to soil standards. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 165 (2), pp. 221-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/1522-2624(200204)165:2<221::AID-JPLN221>3.0.CO;2-0

Assessing bioavailability of zinc, cadmium and copper in soils to the indicator plant Lepidium heterophyllum

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2002. Assessing bioavailability of zinc, cadmium and copper in soils to the indicator plant Lepidium heterophyllum. Abstracts COST Action 837 4th Working Group 2 Workshop - Risk Assessment and Sustainable Land Management using Plants in Trace Element-contaminated soils, Villenave d'Ornon, 25-27 April 2002 . pp. 20-21

Assessing the potential for zinc and cadmium phytoremediation with the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Lombi, E. and McGrath, S. P. 2003. Assessing the potential for zinc and cadmium phytoremediation with the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Plant and Soil. 249, pp. 37-43.

Assessment of the arsenic phytoextraction potential of two ferns, Pteris vittata and Pteris cretica by field and pot experiments

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Caille, N., Swanwick, S., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2003. Assessment of the arsenic phytoextraction potential of two ferns, Pteris vittata and Pteris cretica by field and pot experiments. Proceedings 7th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, 15-19 June 2003 . pp. 40-41

Assessment of the use of industrial by-products to remediate a copper- and arsenic-contaminated soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lombi, E., Hamon, R. E., Wieshammer, G., Mclaughlin, M. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2004. Assessment of the use of industrial by-products to remediate a copper- and arsenic-contaminated soil. Journal of Environmental Quality. 33, pp. 902-910. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2004.0902

Assessment of Zn mobilization in the rhizosphere of Thlaspi caerulescens by bioassay with non-accumulator plants and soil extraction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whiting, S. N., Leake, J. R., McGrath, S. P. and Baker, A. J. M. 2001. Assessment of Zn mobilization in the rhizosphere of Thlaspi caerulescens by bioassay with non-accumulator plants and soil extraction. Plant and Soil. 237, pp. 147-156.

Bioavailability of heavy metals from sewage sludge and some long-term effects on soil microbes in agricultural ecosystems

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J. and Chaudri, A. M. 2002. Bioavailability of heavy metals from sewage sludge and some long-term effects on soil microbes in agricultural ecosystems. IAEA, Vienna.

Bioavailability of metals in the terrestrial environment

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P. 2001. Bioavailability of metals in the terrestrial environment. Proceedings 6th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, 29 July-2 August 2001 . pp. 29

Bioavailability of metals to soil microbes

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
McGrath, S. P. 2002. Bioavailability of metals to soil microbes. in: Allen, H. E. (ed.) Bioavailabilty of metals in terrestrial ecosystems: importance of partitioning for bioavailability to invertebrates, microbes and plants Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC). pp. 69-87

Biofortification of UK food crops with selenium

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Broadley, M. R., White, P. J., Bryson, R. J., Meacham, M. C., Bowen, H. C., Johnson, S. E., Hawkesford, M. J., McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J., Breward, N., Harriman, M. and Tucker, M. 2006. Biofortification of UK food crops with selenium. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 65, pp. 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1079/PNS2006490

Cadmium and zinc accumulation by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens from soils enriched with insoluble metal compounds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ueno, D., Zhao, F-J., Shen, R. and Ma, J. F. 2004. Cadmium and zinc accumulation by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens from soils enriched with insoluble metal compounds. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 50, pp. 511-515.

Cadmium hyperaccumulation protects Thlaspi caerulescens from leaf feeding damage by thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jiang, R. F., Ma, D. Y., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2005. Cadmium hyperaccumulation protects Thlaspi caerulescens from leaf feeding damage by thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis). New Phytologist. 167 (3), pp. 805-814. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01452.x

Cadmium uptake by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens on a range of contaminated soils

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Yanai, J., Zhao, F-J. and Kosaki, T. 2004. Cadmium uptake by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens on a range of contaminated soils. McGrath, S. P., Vanek, T., Marschner, B., Zhao, F-J., Luo, Y. M., Newman, L., Edelman, T. and Japenga, J. (ed.) Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Soil Pollution and Remediation (SoilRem), Nanjing, 9-12 November 2004 . pp. 203-204

Cadmium uptake, translocation and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Jiang, R. F., Dunham, S. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Cadmium uptake, translocation and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. New Phytologist. 172 (4), pp. 646-654. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01867.x

Cellular compartmentation of nickel in the hyperaccumulators Alyssum lesbiacum , Alyssum bertolonii and Thlaspi goesingense

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kupper, H., Lombi, E., Zhao, F-J., Wieshammer, G. and McGrath, S. P. 2001. Cellular compartmentation of nickel in the hyperaccumulators Alyssum lesbiacum , Alyssum bertolonii and Thlaspi goesingense. Journal of Experimental Botany. 52, pp. 2291-2300.

Changes in the microbial community of an arable soil caused by long-term metal contamination

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Abaye, D. A., Lawlor, K., Hirsch, P. R. and Brookes, P. C. 2005. Changes in the microbial community of an arable soil caused by long-term metal contamination. European Journal of Soil Science. 56 (1), pp. 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.2004.00648.x

Characteristics of cadmium uptake in two contrasting ecotypes of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Hamon, R. E., Lombi, E., Mclaughlin, M. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2002. Characteristics of cadmium uptake in two contrasting ecotypes of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Journal of Experimental Botany. 53, pp. 535-543.

Characterization of Cd translocation and identification of the Cd form in xylem sap of the Cd-hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ueno, D., Iwashita, T., Zhao, F-J. and Ma, J. F. 2008. Characterization of Cd translocation and identification of the Cd form in xylem sap of the Cd-hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. Plant and cell physiology. 49(4), pp. 540-548. https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcn026

Chemical methods of assessing contaminant bioavailability in soils

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P. 2001. Chemical methods of assessing contaminant bioavailability in soils. Abstracts Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the Terrestrial Environment, Adelaide, 18-20 November 2001 . pp. 52-53

Chemically enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals by maize (Zea mays ) from contaminated soil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Maxted, A. P., Young, S. D., Black, C. R., West, H. M. and McGrath, S. P. 2001. Chemically enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals by maize (Zea mays ) from contaminated soil. Proceedings 6th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, 29 July-2 August 2001 . pp. 134

Co-segregation analysis of cadmium and zinc accumulation in Thlaspi caerulescens interecotypic crosses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zha, H-G., Jiang, R. F., Zhao, F-J., Vooijs, R., Schat, H., Barker, J. H. A. and McGrath, S. P. 2004. Co-segregation analysis of cadmium and zinc accumulation in Thlaspi caerulescens interecotypic crosses. New Phytologist. 163 (2), pp. 299-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01113.x

Comparison of different microbial bioassays to assess metal-contaminated soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tandy, S., Barbosa, V. L., Tye, A., Preston, S., Paton, G., Zhang, H. and McGrath, S. P. 2005. Comparison of different microbial bioassays to assess metal-contaminated soils. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 24 (3), pp. 530-536. https://doi.org/10.1897/04-197R.1

Comparison of root absorption, translocation and tolerance of arsenic in the hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and the nonhyperaccumulator Pteris tremula

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Caille, N., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2005. Comparison of root absorption, translocation and tolerance of arsenic in the hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and the nonhyperaccumulator Pteris tremula. New Phytologist. 165 (3), pp. 755-761. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01239.x

Comparison of soil solution speciation and diffusive gradients in thin-films measurement as an indicator of copper bioavailability to plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Rooney, C. P., Zhang, H. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Comparison of soil solution speciation and diffusive gradients in thin-films measurement as an indicator of copper bioavailability to plants. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 25 (3), pp. 733-742. https://doi.org/10.1897/04-603R.1

Comparison of toxicity of zinc for soil microbial processes between laboratory-contamined (sic) and polluted field soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smolders, E., McGrath, S. P., Lombi, E., Karman, C. C., Bernhard, R., Cools, D., Van Den Brande, K., Van Os, B. and Walrave, N. 2003. Comparison of toxicity of zinc for soil microbial processes between laboratory-contamined (sic) and polluted field soils. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 22, pp. 2592-2598.

Copper uptake by Elsholtzia splendens and Silene vulgaris and assessment of copper phytoavailablilty in contaminated soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Song, J., Zhao, F-J., Luo, Y-M., McGrath, S. P. and Zhang, H. 2004. Copper uptake by Elsholtzia splendens and Silene vulgaris and assessment of copper phytoavailablilty in contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution. 128, pp. 307-315.

Critical loads of metals and other trace elements to terrestrial environments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lofts, S., Chapman, P. M., Dwyer, R., Mclaughlin, M. J., Schoeters, I., Sheppard, S. C., Adams, W. J., Alloway, B. J., Antunes, P. M. C. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Critical loads of metals and other trace elements to terrestrial environments. Environmental Science & Technology. 41, pp. 6327-6331.

Decreasing mineral concentrations in wheat grain over the last 160 years

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J. and Fan, M-S. 2007. Decreasing mineral concentrations in wheat grain over the last 160 years. Lepp, N., Naidu, R. and Zhu, Y. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health. Proceedings 9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Environment, Beijing, 15-19 July 2007 . Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. pp. 281-282

Dependency of phytoavailability of metals on indigenous and induced rhizosphere processes: a review

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Adriano, D. C. 2000. Dependency of phytoavailability of metals on indigenous and induced rhizosphere processes: a review. in: Lombi, E., Wenzel, W. W. and Gobran, G. R. (ed.) Trace elements in the rhizosphere CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 3-24