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

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Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorMichael Lee
Co-InvestigatorSteve McGrath
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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Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McGrath, S. P. 2020. Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants. New Phytologist. 226 (5), pp. 1225-1227.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Percolation theory applied to soil tomography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Simulation of Phosphorus Chemistry, Uptake and Utilisation by Winter Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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).

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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).

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Long-term effects of biosolids on soil quality and fertility

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Particle Leaching Rates from a Loamy Soil Are Controlled by the Mineral Fines Content and the Degree of Preferential Flow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Norgaard, T., Paradelo, M., Moldrup, P., Katuwal, S. and De Jonge, L.W. 2018. Particle Leaching Rates from a Loamy Soil Are Controlled by the Mineral Fines Content and the Degree of Preferential Flow. Journal of Environmental Quality.

Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, Z., Wang, D., Zhang, X. and Crawford, J. W. 2018. Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications . Journal of Hydrology. 566, pp. 435-440.

A pore-scale model for simulating water flow in unsaturated soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hu, W., Guofeng, L. and Zhang, X. 2018. A pore-scale model for simulating water flow in unsaturated soil . Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 22 (7), p. 22:71.

Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rabbi, S. M. F., Tighe, M. K., Flavel, R. J., Kaiser, B. N., Guppy, C. N., Zhang, X. and Young, I. M. 2018. Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics . New Phytologist. 219 (2), pp. 542-550.

Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nessner-Kavamura-Noguchi, V., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., Mendes, R., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2018. Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, p. 1074.

Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Cui, E., Zhang, X., Li, Z., Xiao, Y., Du, Z., Gao, F., Fan, X. and Hu, C. 2018. Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere . Science of the Total Environment.

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

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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.

Modelling the impact of targeted anthelmintic treatment of cattle on dung fauna

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Cooke, A. S., Morgan, E. R. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2017. Modelling the impact of targeted anthelmintic treatment of cattle on dung fauna. Environmental Toxicology And Pharmacology. 55, pp. 94-98.