S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 1 (WP1) - Optimising nutrient flows and pools in the soil-plant-biota system

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorSteve McGrath
Co-InvestigatorStephan Haefele
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0310
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000I0310
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000I0310

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Application of a triple 15N tracing technique to elucidate N transformations in a UK grassland soil

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Loick, N., Dixon, E. R., Matthews, G. P., Muller, C., Ciganda, V. S., Lopez-Aizpun, M., Repullo, M. A. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Application of a triple 15N tracing technique to elucidate N transformations in a UK grassland soil. Geoderma. p. 114844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114844

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

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Rix, G. D., Todd, J. D., Neal, A. L. and C., Brearley. 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

Evaluating the potential of different carbon sources to promote denitrification

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Dlamini, J. C., Chadwick, D. R., Hawkins, J. M. B., Martinez, J., Scholefield, D., Ma, Y. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Evaluating the potential of different carbon sources to promote denitrification. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 158 (3), pp. 194-205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859620000520

Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions

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Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Charteris, A. F., Mueller, C., Jansen-Willems, A., Gonzalez-Lopez, J., Bedmar, E. J., Carrillo, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 143, p. 107757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107757

Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment

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Clark, I. M., Fu, Q., Abadie, M., Dixon, E. R., Blaud, A. and Hirsch, P. R. 2020. Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 16053. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72679-z

The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species

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Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Evans, J. and Storkey, J. 2020. The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species. Agronomy. 10 (10), p. 1463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101463

Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists

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Rossmann, M., Perez-Jaramillo, J. E., Kavamura, V. N., Chiaramonte, J. B., Dumack, K., Fiore-Donno, A. M., Mendes, L. W., Ferreira, M. M. C., Bonkowski, M., Raaijmakers, J. M., Mauchline, T. H. and Mendes, R. 2020. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (4), p. fiaa032. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa032

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

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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

Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants

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Kao, M., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Kendall, N. R., Buss, H. L., Warren, H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2020. Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants. Advances in Agronomy. 164, pp. 161-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2020.06.004

Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants

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McGrath, S. P. 2020. Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants. New Phytologist. 226 (5), pp. 1225-1227. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16575

Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses

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Wang, D., Gao, Y., Li, M., Sturrock, C. J., Gregory, A. S. and Zhang, X. 2020. Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses . Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04592-3

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

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Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hughes, D., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., De Melo, I.S., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1452. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58402-y

Effect of free swelling index on improving estimation of the soil moisture retention curve by different methods

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Javanshira, S., Bayat, H. and Gregory, A. S. 2020. Effect of free swelling index on improving estimation of the soil moisture retention curve by different methods. Catena. 189, p. 104479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104479

Development of a compost system for the study of plant-microbe interactions

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Masters-Clark, E., Hirsch, P. R., Clark, I. M., Paradelo, M. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Development of a compost system for the study of plant-microbe interactions . Scientific Reports. 10, p. 7521. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64249-0

Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cardenas, L. M., Castellano-Hinojosaa, A., Charteris, A. F., Müller, C., Jansen-Willems, A., Gonzalez-Lopez, J., Bedmar, E. J., Carrillo, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 143, p. 107757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107757

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

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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

Discerning the difference between lumens and scalariform perforation plates in impeding water flow in single xylem vessels and vessel networks

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Gao, Y., Yang, Z., Wang, G., Sun, J. and Zhang, X. X. 2020. Discerning the difference between lumens and scalariform perforation plates in impeding water flow in single xylem vessels and vessel networks . Frontiers in Plant Science. 11 (March 20), p. Article 246. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00246

Percolation theory applied to soil tomography

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Soto-Gomez, D., Vázquez Juiz, L., Perez-Rodriguez, Lopez Periago, J.E., Paradelo, M. and Koestel, J. 2020. Percolation theory applied to soil tomography. Geoderma. 357, p. 113959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.113959

Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities

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Garaycochea, S., Romero, H., Beyhaut, E., Neal, A. L. and Altier, N. 2020. Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (12), p. fiaa207. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa207

Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome

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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 Effect of Different Organic Fertilizers on Yield and Soil and Crop Nutrient Concentrations

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Thomas, C. L., Acquah, G., Whitmore, A. P., McGrath, S. P. and Haefele, S. M. 2019. The Effect of Different Organic Fertilizers on Yield and Soil and Crop Nutrient Concentrations. Agronomy. 9 (12), p. 776. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9120776

Simulation of Phosphorus Chemistry, Uptake and Utilisation by Winter Wheat

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Wu, L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Dunham, S. J., Hernandez, J. M. B. and McGrath, S. P. 2019. Simulation of Phosphorus Chemistry, Uptake and Utilisation by Winter Wheat. Plants. 8 (10), p. 404. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100404

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

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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

Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors on soil N, nitrifier abundance and activity in a sandy loam soil

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Fu, Q., Abadie, M., Blaud, A., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Clark, I. M. and Hirsch, P. R. 2019. Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors on soil N, nitrifier abundance and activity in a sandy loam soil . Biology And Fertility Of Soils. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01411-5

Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat

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Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Hughes, D. J., Rossmann, M., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2019. Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (2625). https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02625

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

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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

Fertilizer produced from abattoir waste can contribute to phosphorus sustainability, and biofortify crops with minerals

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Darch, T., Dunn, R. M., Guy, A., Hawkins, J. M. B., Ash, M., Frimpong, K. A. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Fertilizer produced from abattoir waste can contribute to phosphorus sustainability, and biofortify crops with minerals. PLOS ONE. 14 (9), p. e0221647. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221647

Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements

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Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Haslam, R. P. 2019. Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. 6 (4), pp. 332-340. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019274

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

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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

Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils

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Pezzola, D., Cardenas, L. M., Mian, I. A., Carswell, A. M., Donovan, N., Dhanoa, D. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 182 (2), pp. 217-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800082

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture

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Bacq-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S., Neal, A. L. and Ritz, K. 2019. Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture. Plant and Soil. 441 (1-2), p. 543–554. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-019-04144-4

Cover crop species have contrasting influence upon soil structural genesis and microbial community phenotype

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Bacq-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S., Neal, A. L. and Ritz, K. 2019. Cover crop species have contrasting influence upon soil structural genesis and microbial community phenotype. Scientific Reports. 9 (7473). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43937-6

Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere

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Lui, Y., Neal, A. L., Zhang, X., Cui, E., Gao, F., Fan, X., Hu, C. and Li, Z. 2019. Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01361-y

Calcium Exerts a Strong Influence upon Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity in Soil

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Neal, A. L. and Glendining, M. L. 2019. Calcium Exerts a Strong Influence upon Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity in Soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 139 (December), p. 107613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107613

Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation

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Cui, E., Fan, X., Li, Z., Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Hu, C. and Gao, F. 2019. Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation. Applied Soil Ecology. 142, pp. 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.04.026

Direct methods to calculate the mass exchange between solutes inside and outside aggregates in macroscopic model for solute transport in aggregated soil

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Zhang, X., Wang, D. and Liu, Y. 2018. Direct methods to calculate the mass exchange between solutes inside and outside aggregates in macroscopic model for solute transport in aggregated soil. Geoderma. 320 (15), pp. 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.01.021

Long-term effects of biosolids on soil quality and fertility

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Nicholson, F, Boghal, A., Taylor, M., McGrath, S. P. and Withers, P. 2018. Long-term effects of biosolids on soil quality and fertility. Soil Science. 183 (3), pp. 89-98. https://doi.org/10.1097/SS.0000000000000239

A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography

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Soto-Gomez, D., Perez‐Rodriguez, P., Vazquez Juiz, L., Lopez‐Periago, J. E. and Paradelo, M. 2018. A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12783

Soil microbial populations in deep floodplain soils are adapted to infrequent but regular carbon substrate addition

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Cressey, E. L., Dungait, J. A. J., Jones, D. L., Nicholas, A. P. and Quine, T. A. 2018. Soil microbial populations in deep floodplain soils are adapted to infrequent but regular carbon substrate addition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 122, pp. 60-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.04.001

Humic acids modify the pulse size distributions in the characterization of plastic microparticles by Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing

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Vazquez Juiz, M.L., Soto Gomez, D., Perez Rodriguez, P., Paradelo, M. and Lopez Periago, J. E. 2018. Humic acids modify the pulse size distributions in the characterization of plastic microparticles by Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 218, pp. 59-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2018.10.008