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 InvestigatorSteve McGrath
Co-InvestigatorAdrian Collins
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0330
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000I0330
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000I0330

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Desertifcation of Iran in the early twenty‑first century: assessment using climate and vegetation indices

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eskandari Dameneh, H., Gholami, H., Telfer, M. W, Comino, J. R., Collins, A. L. and Jansen, J. D. 2021. Desertifcation of Iran in the early twenty‑first century: assessment using climate and vegetation indices. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 20548. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99636-8

Anthropogenic sediment traps and network dislocation in a lowland UK river

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Foster, I. D. L, Boardman, J., Evans, J. L., Copeland-Phillips, R., Vadher, A. N., Wright, S., Collins, A. L. and Manning, C. 2021. Anthropogenic sediment traps and network dislocation in a lowland UK river. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5235

A New Framework for Modelling Fine Sediment Transport in Rivers Includes Flocculation to Inform Reservoir Management in Wildfire Impacted Watersheds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stone, M., Krishnappan, B. G., Silins, U., Emelko, M. B., Williams, C. H. S., Collins, A. L. and Spencer, S. A. 2021. A New Framework for Modelling Fine Sediment Transport in Rivers Includes Flocculation to Inform Reservoir Management in Wildfire Impacted Watersheds. Water. 13 (17), p. 2319. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172319

Integrated modelling for mapping spatial sources of dust in central Asia - An important dust source in the global atmospheric system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gholami, H., Mohammadifar, A., Malakooti, H., Esmaeilpour, Y., Golzari, S., Mohammadi, F., Li, Y., Song, Y., Kaskaoutis, D.G., Fitzsimmons, K.E. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Integrated modelling for mapping spatial sources of dust in central Asia - An important dust source in the global atmospheric system. Atmospheric Pollution Research. 12 (9), p. 101173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2021.101173

Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curceac, S., Milne, A. E., Atkinson, P. M., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2021. Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses. Journal of Hydrology. 598 (126442). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126442

Insights into bulk stable isotope alteration during sediment redistribution to edge-of-field: impact on sediment source apportionment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Granger, S. J., Zhang, Y., Amorim, F., Cilione, L., Micale, M. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Insights into bulk stable isotope alteration during sediment redistribution to edge-of-field: impact on sediment source apportionment. Biogeochemistry. 155, pp. 263-281. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00825-4

Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R. T., Henrys, P. A., Jarvis, S. G., Whitmore, A. P., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Mohankumar, S. E. P. and Metcalfe, H. 2021. Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 188, p. 106330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106330

Attribution of runoff changes in the main tributaries of the middle Yellow River, China, based on the Budyko model with a time-varying parameter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, H., Shi, C, Sun, P, Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Attribution of runoff changes in the main tributaries of the middle Yellow River, China, based on the Budyko model with a time-varying parameter. Catena. 206 (105557). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105557

A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, L., Curceac, S., Atkinson, Peter, Milne, A. E. and Harris, P. 2021. A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale. Agricultural Water Management. 255, p. 107049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107049

The scope for a system-based approach to determine fine sediment targets for chalk streams

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mondon, B., Sear, D. A., Collins, A. L., Shaw, P. J. and Sykes, T. 2021. The scope for a system-based approach to determine fine sediment targets for chalk streams . Catena. 206 (105541). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105541

The potential for colour to provide a robust alternative to high-cost sediment source fingerprinting: Assessment using eight catchments in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2021. The potential for colour to provide a robust alternative to high-cost sediment source fingerprinting: Assessment using eight catchments in England. Science of the Total Environment. 792 (20 Oct), p. 148416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148416

Distribution of rare earth elements in soils of contrasting geological and pedological settings to support human health assessment and environmental policies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Landim, J. S. P., Da Silva, Y. J. A. B., Do Nascimento, C. W. A., Da Silva, Y. J. A. B., Nascimento, R. C., Boechat, C. L., Silva, C. M. C. A. C., De Olinda, R.A., Barbosa, R. S., Dos Santos Silva, T., Biondi, C. M. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Distribution of rare earth elements in soils of contrasting geological and pedological settings to support human health assessment and environmental policies. Environmental Geochemistry And Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-021-00993-0

Can agri-environment initiatives control sediment loss in the context of extreme winter rainfall?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Can agri-environment initiatives control sediment loss in the context of extreme winter rainfall? Journal of Cleaner Production. 311, p. 127593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127593

Baseline and business-as-usual (BAU) agricultural footprints for major farm types across England

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Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Baseline and business-as-usual (BAU) agricultural footprints for major farm types across England. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98497

Modelling the Interactions of Soils, Climate, and Management for Grass Production in England and Wales

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Giannitsopoulos, M. L., Burgess, P. J., Richter, G. M., Bell, M. J., Topp, C. F. E., Ingram, J. and Takahashi, T. 2021. Modelling the Interactions of Soils, Climate, and Management for Grass Production in England and Wales. Agronomy. 11 (4), p. 677. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040677

Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charteris, A., Marsden, K. A., Evans, J., Barrat, H., Loick, N., Jones, D. L., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 12116. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91498-4

Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: Geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management

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Brown, A. G., Rhodes, E. J., Davis, S., Zhang, Y., Pears, B., Whitehouse, N. J., Bradley, C., Bennett, J., Schwenninger, J-L., Firth, A., Firth, E., Hughes, P. and Walling, D. 2021. Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: Geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management. Quaternary Science Reviews. 260, p. 106929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106929

Deposition and erosion behaviour of cohesive sediments in the upper River Taw observatory, southwest UK: Implications for management and modelling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stone, M, Krishnappan, B. G., Granger, S. J., Upadhayay, H., Zhang, Y., Chivers, C., Decent, Q. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Deposition and erosion behaviour of cohesive sediments in the upper River Taw observatory, southwest UK: Implications for management and modelling. Journal of Hydrology. 598 (126145). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126145

Within-field spatial variability of greenhouse gas fluxes from an extensive and intensive sheep-grazed pasture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charteris, A. F., Harris, P., Marsden, K. A., Harris, I. M., Guo, Z., Beaumont, D. A., Taylor, H., Sanfratello, G., Jones, D. L., Johnson, S. C. M., Whelan, M. J., Howden, N., Sint, H. M., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Within-field spatial variability of greenhouse gas fluxes from an extensive and intensive sheep-grazed pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 312, p. 107355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2021.107355

Spatial modelling of soil salinity: deep or shallow learning models?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mohammadifar, A., Gholami, H., Golzari, S. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Spatial modelling of soil salinity: deep or shallow learning models? Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28, pp. 39432-39450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-13503-7

Spatial changes and driving variables of topsoil organic carbon stocks in Chinese croplands under different fertilization strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ren, F., Misselbrook, T. H., Sun, N., Zhang, X., Zhang, S., Jiao, J., Xu, M. and Wu, L. 2021. Spatial changes and driving variables of topsoil organic carbon stocks in Chinese croplands under different fertilization strategies. Science of the Total Environment. 767 (article), p. 144350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144350

Predicting land susceptibility to atmospheric dust emissions in central Iran by combining integrated data mining and a regional climate model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gholami, H., Mohamadifar, A., Rahimi, S., Kaskaoutis, D.G. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Predicting land susceptibility to atmospheric dust emissions in central Iran by combining integrated data mining and a regional climate model . Atmospheric Pollution Research. 12 (4), pp. 172-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2021.03.005

Elucidating suspended sediment dynamics in a glacierized catchment after an exceptional erosion event: The Djankuat catchment, Caucasus Mountains, Russia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tsyplenkov, A., Vanmaercke, M., Collins, A. L., Kharchenko, S. and Golosov, V. 2021. Elucidating suspended sediment dynamics in a glacierized catchment after an exceptional erosion event: The Djankuat catchment, Caucasus Mountains, Russia. Catena. 203 (105285). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105285

Novel integrated agricultural land management approach provides sustainable biomass feedstocks for bioplastics and supports the UK’s ‘net-zero’ target.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ni, Y., Richter, G. M., Mwabonje, O. N., Qi, A., Patel, M. K. and Woods, J. 2021. Novel integrated agricultural land management approach provides sustainable biomass feedstocks for bioplastics and supports the UK’s ‘net-zero’ target. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (article), p. 014023. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abcf79

Novel approaches to investigating spatial variability in channel bank total phosphorus at the catchment scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Granger, S. J., Harris, P., Upadhayay, H., Sint, H. M., Pulley, S., Stone, M., Krishnappan, B. G. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Novel approaches to investigating spatial variability in channel bank total phosphorus at the catchment scale. Catena. 202 (article), p. 105223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105223

Elucidating intra-storm variations in suspended sediment sources using a Bayesian fingerprinting approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nosrati, K., Mohammadi-Raigani, Z., Haddadchi, A. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Elucidating intra-storm variations in suspended sediment sources using a Bayesian fingerprinting approach. Journal of Hydrology. 596 (article), p. 126115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126115

Sediment source apportionment using optical property composite signatures in a rural catchment, Brazil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Amorim, F. F., Da Silva, Y. J. A. B., Nascimento, R. C., Tiecher, T., Do Nascimento, C. W. A., Minella, J. P. G., Zhang, Y., Upadhayay, H., Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Sediment source apportionment using optical property composite signatures in a rural catchment, Brazil. Catena. 202 (article), p. 105208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105208

Does cattle and sheep grazing under best management significantly elevate sediment losses? Evidence from the North Wyke Farm Platform, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S., Cardenas, L. M., Grau, P., Mullan, S., Rivero, M. J. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Does cattle and sheep grazing under best management significantly elevate sediment losses? Evidence from the North Wyke Farm Platform, UK. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 21, pp. 1875-1889. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-02909-y

Dynamics of fluvial hydro-sedimentological, nutrient, particulate organic matter and effective particle size responses during the U.K. extreme wet winter of 2019–2020

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H., Granger, S. J. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Dynamics of fluvial hydro-sedimentological, nutrient, particulate organic matter and effective particle size responses during the U.K. extreme wet winter of 2019–2020. Science of the Total Environment. 774 (article), p. 145722. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145722

Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Putelat, T., Whitmore, A. P., Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science. 8 (6), p. 201669. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201669

Using the Boruta algorithm and deep learning models for mapping land susceptibility to atmospheric dust emissions in Iran

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gholami, H., Mohammadifar, A., Golzari, S., Kaskaoutis, D.G. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Using the Boruta algorithm and deep learning models for mapping land susceptibility to atmospheric dust emissions in Iran. Aeolian Research. 50 (article), p. 100682. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2021.100682

Accumulation of trace metals in freshwater macroinvertebrates across metal contamination gradients

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Arnold, A., Murphy, J .F., Pretty, J. L., Duerdoth, C. P., Smith, B. D., Rainbow, P. S., Spencer, K. L., Collins, A. L. and Iwan Jones, J. 2021. Accumulation of trace metals in freshwater macroinvertebrates across metal contamination gradients. Environmental Pollution. 276 (116721). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116721

A review of phosphate oxygen isotope values in global bedrocks: Characterising a critical endmember to the soil phosphorus system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, A. C., Pfahler, V., Tamburini, F., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Granger, S. J. 2021. A review of phosphate oxygen isotope values in global bedrocks: Characterising a critical endmember to the soil phosphorus system. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 184, pp. 25-34. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000513

Hillslope and groundwater contributions to streamflow in a Rocky Mountain watershed underlain by glacial till and fractured sedimentary bedrock

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Spencer, S. A., Anderson, A. E., Silins, U. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Hillslope and groundwater contributions to streamflow in a Rocky Mountain watershed underlain by glacial till and fractured sedimentary bedrock. Hydrology And Earth System Sciences. 25 (1), pp. 237-255. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-237-2021

An exploratory study on the use of different composite magnetic and colour fingerprints in aeolian sediment provenance fingerprinting

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nosrati, K, Akbari-Mahdiabad, M., Ayoubi, S. and Collins, A. L. 2021. An exploratory study on the use of different composite magnetic and colour fingerprints in aeolian sediment provenance fingerprinting. Catena. 200, p. 105182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105182

Assessment of the interpretability of data mining for the spatial modelling of water erosion using game theory

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mohammadifar, A., Gholami, H., Comino, J. R. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Assessment of the interpretability of data mining for the spatial modelling of water erosion using game theory. Catena. 200, p. 105178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105178

Using different size fractions to source fingerprint fine-grained channel bed sediment in a large drainage basin in Iran

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Nosrati, K., Akbari-Mahdiabad, M., Fiener, P. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Using different size fractions to source fingerprint fine-grained channel bed sediment in a large drainage basin in Iran. Catena. 200, p. 105173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105173

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

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Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Current advisory interventions for grazing ruminant farming cannot close exceedance of modern background sediment loss – Assessment using an instrumented farm platform and modelled scaling out

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Collins, A. L., Zhang, Y., Upadhayay, H., Pulley, S., Granger, S. J., Harris, P., Sint, H. M. and Griffith, B. A. 2021. Current advisory interventions for grazing ruminant farming cannot close exceedance of modern background sediment loss – Assessment using an instrumented farm platform and modelled scaling out. Environmental Science & Policy. 116 (2021), pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.11.004

Soil loss on the arable lands of the forest-steppe and steppe zones of European Russia and Siberia during the period of intensive agriculture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Golosov, V. N., Collins, A. L., Dobrovolskaya, N. G., Bazhenova, O. I., Ryzhov, Y. V. and Sidorchuk, A. Y. 2021. Soil loss on the arable lands of the forest-steppe and steppe zones of European Russia and Siberia during the period of intensive agriculture . Geoderma. 381 (January), p. 114678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114678