S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 3 (WP3) - Sustainable intensification - optimisation at multiple scales

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorAdrian Collins
Co-InvestigatorSteve McGrath
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberRP10018
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000I0330
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000I0330

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Impacts of climate change on crop production and soil carbon stock in a continuous wheat cropping system in southeast England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, S., Sun, N., Meersmans, J., Longdoz, B., Colinet, G., Xu, M. and Wu, L. 2024. Impacts of climate change on crop production and soil carbon stock in a continuous wheat cropping system in southeast England. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 365, p. 108909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.108909

Source fingerprinting sediment loss from sub-catchments and topographic zones using geochemical tracers and weathering indices

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Derakhshan-Babaei, F., Nosrati, K., Fiener, P., Egli, M. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Source fingerprinting sediment loss from sub-catchments and topographic zones using geochemical tracers and weathering indices. Journal of Hydrology. 633, p. 131019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.131019

Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Granger, S. J. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-024-32533-5

The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mondon, B., Sear, D. A., Collins, A. L., Shaw, P. J. and Sykes, T. 2024. The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management. River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.4250

13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Joynes, A. and Collins, A. L. 2024. 13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall. Environmental Chemistry Letters. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-023-01684-1

Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jebari, A., Pereyra, F., Kumar, A., Collins, A. L., Rivero, M. J. and Mcauliffe, G. 2024. Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development - ASD. 44 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-023-00938-0

Impacts of reduced synthetic fertiliser use under current and future climates Exploration using integrated agroecosystem modelling in the upper River Taw observatory, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Wu, L., Jebari, A. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Impacts of reduced synthetic fertiliser use under current and future climates Exploration using integrated agroecosystem modelling in the upper River Taw observatory, UK. Journal of Environmental Management. 351, p. 119732. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119732

Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Buckingham, S., Topp, C. F. E., Smith, P., Eory, V., Chadwick, D. R., Baxter, C. K., Cloy, J. M., Connolly, S., Cooledge, E. C., Cowan, N. J., Drewer, J., Duffy, C., Fox, N. J., Jebari, A., Jenkins, B., Krol, D. J., Marsden, K. A., Mcauliffe, G., Morrison, S. J., O'Flaherty, V., Ramsey, R., Richards, K. G., Roehe, R., Smith, J., Smith, K., Takahashi, T., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J., Wiltshire, J. and Rees, R. M. 2023. Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 10 (2), pp. 268-280. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2023495

Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Galdos, M. V., Soares, J. R., Lourenco, K. S., Harris, P., Zeri, M., Cunha-Zeri, G., Vargas, V. P., Degaspari, I. A. M. and Cantarella, H. 2023. Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 127, pp. 375-392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-023-10321-w

Can we estimate the impact of small targeted dietary changes on human health and environmental sustainability?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortenzi, F., McAuliffe, G., Leroy, F., Nordhagen, S., Vliet, S. V., Prado, A. D. and Beal, T. 2023. Can we estimate the impact of small targeted dietary changes on human health and environmental sustainability? Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 102, p. 107222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2023.107222

Grazing livestock move by Levy walks - Implications for soil health and environment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Romero-Ruiz, A., Rivero, M. J., Milne, A. E., Morgan, S., De-Meo-Filho, P., Pulley, S., Segura, C., Harris, P., Lee, M. R. F., Coleman, K., Cardenas, L. M. and Whitmore, A. P. 2023. Grazing livestock move by Levy walks - Implications for soil health and environment. Journal of Environmental Management. 345 (1), p. 118835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118835

Levelling foods for priority micronutrient value can provide more meaningful environmental footprint comparisons

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Katz-Rosene, R., Ortenzi, F., McAuliffe, G. and Beal, T. 2023. Levelling foods for priority micronutrient value can provide more meaningful environmental footprint comparisons. Communications Earth & Environment. 4, p. 287. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-00945-9

Occurrence of Unapproved Pesticides and their Ecotoxicological Significance for an Agriculturally Influenced Reservoir and its Tributaries in Nepal

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Acharya, S., Upadhayay, H. R, Houbraken, H., Bajracharya, R. M. and Spanoghe, P 2023. Occurrence of Unapproved Pesticides and their Ecotoxicological Significance for an Agriculturally Influenced Reservoir and its Tributaries in Nepal. Water Air And Soil Pollution. 234, p. 565. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-023-06570-8

Bioenergy crop production and carbon sequestration potential under changing climate and land use - A case study in the upper River Taw catchment in southwest England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dixit, P. N., Richter, G. M., Coleman, K. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Bioenergy crop production and carbon sequestration potential under changing climate and land use - A case study in the upper River Taw catchment in southwest England. Science of the Total Environment. 900 (20 Nov), p. 166390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166390

Evaluation of Legacy Forest Harvesting Impacts on Dominant Stream Water Sources and Implications for Water Quality Using End Member Mixing Analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fines, R. W., Stone, M., Webster, K. L., Leach, J. A., Buttle, J. M., Emelko, M. B and Collins, A. L. 2023. Evaluation of Legacy Forest Harvesting Impacts on Dominant Stream Water Sources and Implications for Water Quality Using End Member Mixing Analysis. Water. 15 (15), p. 2825. https://doi.org/10.3390/w15152825

Are single global warming potential impact assessments adequate for carbon footprints of agri-food systems?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G., Lynch, J., Cain, M., Buckingham, S., Rees, R. M., Collins, A. L., Allen, M., Pierrehumbert, R., Lee, M. R. F. and Takahashi, T. 2023. Are single global warming potential impact assessments adequate for carbon footprints of agri-food systems? Environmental Research Letters. 18 (8), p. 084014. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ace204

Do NO, N2O, N2 and N2 fluxes differ in soils sourced from cropland and varying riparian buffer vegetation? An incubation study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J. C., Tesfamariam, E. H., Verbeeck, M., Loick, N., Louro-Lopez, A., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A., Dunn, R., Collins, A. L. and Cardenas, L. M. 2023. Do NO, N2O, N2 and N2 fluxes differ in soils sourced from cropland and varying riparian buffer vegetation? An incubation study. Soil Use and Management. 40 (1), p. e12951. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12951

A commentary on key methodological developments related to nutritional life cycle assessment (nLCA) generated throughout a 6-year strategic scientific programme

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G., Takahashi, T., Lee, M. R. F., Jebari, A., Cardenas, L. M., Kumar, A., Pereyra-Goday, F., Scalabrino, H. and Collins, A. L. 2023. A commentary on key methodological developments related to nutritional life cycle assessment (nLCA) generated throughout a 6-year strategic scientific programme. Food and Energy Security. 12 (4), p. e480. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.480

What do macroinvertebrate indices measure? Stressor-specific stream macroinvertebrate indices can be confounded by other stressors

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, J. I., Lloyd, C. E. M., Murphy, J. F., Arnold, A., Duerdoth, C. P., Hawczak, A., Pretty, J. L., Johnes, P. J., Freer, J. E., Stirling, M. W., Richmond, C. and Collins, A. L. 2023. What do macroinvertebrate indices measure? Stressor-specific stream macroinvertebrate indices can be confounded by other stressors. Freshwater Biology. 68 (8), pp. 1330-1345. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.14106

Soil carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes in permanent upslope pasture and downslope riparian buffers with varying vegetation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Tesfamariam, E. H., Dunn, R., Hood, J., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A., Collins, A. L. and Cardenas, L. M. 2023. Soil carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes in permanent upslope pasture and downslope riparian buffers with varying vegetation. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 186 (4), pp. 406-416. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202100292

Hydro-chemical responses at different scales in a rural catchment, UK, and implications for managing the unintended consequences of agriculture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Granger, S. J., Upadhayay, H. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Hydro-chemical responses at different scales in a rural catchment, UK, and implications for managing the unintended consequences of agriculture. Environmental Research. 228, p. 115826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2023.115826

Investigating the effect of seismicity on spatial sediment sources and loads using the fingerprinting approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ashtari, N., Nosrati, K., Ommi, S. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Investigating the effect of seismicity on spatial sediment sources and loads using the fingerprinting approach. Catena. 227 (15 June), p. 107091. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2023.107091

Post-farming land restoration schemes exhibit higher soil aggregate stability and organic carbon: Evidence in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Han, C., Song, M., Tang, Q, Wei, J., He, X. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Post-farming land restoration schemes exhibit higher soil aggregate stability and organic carbon: Evidence in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China. Catena. 227, p. 107099. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2023.107099

The effect of shear-dependent flocculation on the multimodality of effective particle size distributions in a gravel-bed river during high flows

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maltauro, R., Stone, M., Collins, A. L., Krishnappan, B. G. and Silins, U. 2023. The effect of shear-dependent flocculation on the multimodality of effective particle size distributions in a gravel-bed river during high flows. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 23, pp. 3589-3601. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-023-03455-5

Sequestering organic carbon in soils through land use change and agricultural practices: a review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, L. 2023. Sequestering organic carbon in soils through land use change and agricultural practices: a review. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 10 (2), pp. 210-225. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2022474

Using the colour of recent overbank sediment deposits in two large catchments to determine sediment sources for targeting mitigation of catchment-specific management issues

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Using the colour of recent overbank sediment deposits in two large catchments to determine sediment sources for targeting mitigation of catchment-specific management issues. Journal of Environmental Management. 336, p. 117657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.117657

Impacts of measured soil hydraulic conductivity on the space-time simulations of water and nitrogen cycling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, C., Shan, Y., Wang, Q., Harris, P., Liu, Y. and Wu, L. 2023. Impacts of measured soil hydraulic conductivity on the space-time simulations of water and nitrogen cycling. Catena. 226, p. 107058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2023.107058

Use of a submersible spectrophotometer probe to fingerprint spatial suspended sediment sources at catchment scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lake, N., Martinez-Carreras, N., Iffly, J. F., Shaw, P. J. and Collins, A. L. 2023. Use of a submersible spectrophotometer probe to fingerprint spatial suspended sediment sources at catchment scale. Science of the Total Environment. 873, p. 162332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162332

Effect of different organic amendments on actual and achievable yields in a cereal-based cropping system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Albano, X., Whitmore, A. P., Sakrabani, O., Thomas, C. L., Sizmur, T., Ritz, K., Harris, J., Pawlett, M., Watts, C. W. and Haefele, S. M. 2023. Effect of different organic amendments on actual and achievable yields in a cereal-based cropping system. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 23, pp. 2122-2137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-023-01167-w

Modelling changes in soil structure caused by livestock treading

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Romero-Ruiz, A., Monaghan. R, Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Cardenas, L. M., Segura, C. and Whitmore, A. P. 2023. Modelling changes in soil structure caused by livestock treading. Geoderma. 431, p. 116331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116331

Water chemistry of combined surface and subsurface runoff from the North Wyke Farm Platform, with hydrologically isolated catchments sown with different pasture types.

N - Datasets
Granger, S. J., Quincke, J. A., Carswell, A. M., Olde, L., Darch, T., Peukert, S., Horrocks, C. A., Dixon, E. R., Collins, A. L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Murray, P. J., Dungait, J. A. J. and Harris, P. 2023. Water chemistry of combined surface and subsurface runoff from the North Wyke Farm Platform, with hydrologically isolated catchments sown with different pasture types. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98v27

Optimal control of organic matter applications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Putelat, T. and Whitmore, A. P. 2023. Optimal control of organic matter applications . European Journal of Agronomy. 143, p. 126713. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2022.126713

Sediment source apportionment using geochemical composite signatures in a large and polluted river system with a semiarid-coastal interface, Brazil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nascimento, R. C., Maia, A .J., Agra Bezerra da Silva, Y. J., Amorim, F. F., Williams Araújo do Nascimento, C., Tiecher, T., Evrard, O., Collins, A. L., Biondi, C. M. and Agra Bezerra da Silva, Y. J. 2023. Sediment source apportionment using geochemical composite signatures in a large and polluted river system with a semiarid-coastal interface, Brazil. Catena. 220, Part B, p. 106710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2022.106710

(Un)willingness to contribute financially towards advice surrounding diffuse water pollution - the perspectives of farmers and advisors

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chivers, C. and Collins, A. L. 2023. (Un)willingness to contribute financially towards advice surrounding diffuse water pollution - the perspectives of farmers and advisors. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 29 (3), pp. 327-350. https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2022.2043917

A loss function to evaluate agricultural decision‑making under uncertainty: a case study of soil spectroscopy

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Breure, T., Haefele, S. M., Hannam, J. A., Corstanje, R., Webster, R., Moreno-Rojas, S. and Milne, A. E. 2022. A loss function to evaluate agricultural decision‑making under uncertainty: a case study of soil spectroscopy. Precision Agriculture. 23, pp. 1333 - 1353. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-022-09887-2

Optimisation of Cereal Farm Strategies for Mitigating Externalities Associated with Intensive Production

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Collins, A. L. and Zhang, Y. 2022. Optimisation of Cereal Farm Strategies for Mitigating Externalities Associated with Intensive Production. Water. 15 (1), p. 169. https://doi.org/10.3390/w15010169

Protein quality as a complementary functional unit in life cycle assessment (LCA)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G., Takahashi, T., Beal, T., Huppertz, T., Leroy, F., Buttriss, J., Collins, A. L., Drewnowski, A., McLaren, S. J., Ortenzi, F., Van der Pols, J., Van Vliet, S. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. Protein quality as a complementary functional unit in life cycle assessment (LCA). International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 28 (2), pp. 146-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-022-02123-z

A reconnaissance survey of channel bank particulate phosphorus concentrations, controls and estimated contributions to riverine loads across England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S., Zhang, Y., Copeland-Phillips, R., Vadher, A. N., Foster, I. D. L, Boardman, J. and Collins, A. L. 2022. A reconnaissance survey of channel bank particulate phosphorus concentrations, controls and estimated contributions to riverine loads across England. Hydrological Processes. 35 (12), p. e14785. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14785

Using particle size distributions to fingerprint suspended sediment sources Evaluation at laboratory and catchment scales

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lake, N. F., Martinez-Carreras, N., Shaw, P. J. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Using particle size distributions to fingerprint suspended sediment sources Evaluation at laboratory and catchment scales. Hydrological Processes. 36 (10), p. e14726. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14726

Translating and applying a simulation model to enhance understanding of grassland management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Giannitsopoulos, M. L., Burgess, P. J., Bell, M. J., Richter, G. M., Topp, C. F. E., Ingram, J. and Takahashi, T. 2022. Translating and applying a simulation model to enhance understanding of grassland management. Grass and Forage Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12584