S2N - Soil to Nutrition [ISPG]

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorSteve McGrath
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0300
Research fish codeBB/P01268X/1
BB/P012671/1
Grant IDBB/P01268X/1 do not use
BB/P012671/1 do not use

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Photosynthetic microbes in nanobiotechnology Applications and perspectives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J., Thongmee, S. and Ghosh, S. 2022. Photosynthetic microbes in nanobiotechnology Applications and perspectives. Science of the Total Environment. 841 (1 October), p. 156457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156457

Spatial statistics and soil mapping: A blossoming partnership under pressure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heuvelink, G. B. M. and Webster, R. 2022. Spatial statistics and soil mapping: A blossoming partnership under pressure. Spatial Statistics. 50, p. 100639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spasta.2022.100639

Changes of soil structure under different tillage management assessed by bulk density, penetrometer resistance, water retention curve, least limiting water range and X-ray computed tomography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tian, M., Qin, S., Whalley, W. R., Zhou, H., Ren, T. and Gao, W. 2022. Changes of soil structure under different tillage management assessed by bulk density, penetrometer resistance, water retention curve, least limiting water range and X-ray computed tomography. Soil & Tillage Research. 221, p. 105420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2022.105420

Complementary protein extraction methods increase the identification of the Park Grass Experiment metaproteome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quinn, G. A., Abdelhameed, A., Banat, I. M., Berra, D., Doerr,S. H., Dudley, E., Francis, L. W., Gazze, S. A., Hallin, I., Matthews, G. P., Swain, M. T., Whalley, W. R. and Van Keulena, G. 2022. Complementary protein extraction methods increase the identification of the Park Grass Experiment metaproteome. Applied Soil Ecology. 173, p. 104388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2022.104388

Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2022. Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management. Pest Management Science. 78 (6), pp. 2477-2491. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6878

The Cost of Reducing Ammonia from Agriculture: Farm-gate Estimates and Policy Considerations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Samuel, A., Sherry, E., Misselbrook, T. H. and McIlroy, J. 2022. The Cost of Reducing Ammonia from Agriculture: Farm-gate Estimates and Policy Considerations. EuroChoices. 20 (3), pp. 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/1746-692X.12331

Soil carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation: Mineralization kinetics of organic inputs as an overlooked limitation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Berthelin, J., Laba, M., Lemaire, G., Powlson, D. S., Tessier, D., Wander, M. and Baveye, C. 2022. Soil carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation: Mineralization kinetics of organic inputs as an overlooked limitation. European Journal of Soil Science. 73 (1), p. e13221. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13221

The cost-effectiveness of reflectance spectroscopy for estimating soil organic carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, S., Viscarra Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2022. The cost-effectiveness of reflectance spectroscopy for estimating soil organic carbon. European Journal of Soil Science. p. e13202. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13202

The legacy effect of synthetic N fertiliser

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vonk, W. J., Hijbeek, R., Glendining, M. J., Powlson, D. S., Bhogal, A., Merbach, I., Silva, J. V., Poffenbarger, H. J., Dhillon, J., Sieling, K. and Ten Berge, H. F. M. 2022. The legacy effect of synthetic N fertiliser. European Journal of Soil Science. 73 (3), p. e13238. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13238

Can Long-Term Experiments Help Us Understand, and Manage, the Wider Landscape—Examples from Rothamsted, England

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Poulton, P. R. and Johnston, A. E. 2021. Can Long-Term Experiments Help Us Understand, and Manage, the Wider Landscape—Examples from Rothamsted, England. in: Mueller, L., Sychev, V. G., Dronin, N. M. and Eulenstein, F. (ed.) Exploring and Optimizing Agricultural Landscapes. Innovations in Landscape Research Springer. pp. 233-252

Agricultural Landscapes: History, Status and Challenges

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Muller, L., Eulenstein, F., Dronin, N. M., Mirschel, W., McKensie, B. M., Antrop, M., Jones, M., Dannowski, R., Schindler, U., Behrendt, A., Rukhovich, O. V., Sychev, V. G., Scheudzhen, A. K., Romanenkov, V. A., Trofimov, I., Robinson, G. M., Schreg, R., Blum, W. E. H., Salnjikov, E., Saparov, A., Pachikin, K., Rombke, J., Manton, M., Angelstam, P., Hennings, V. and Poulton, P. R. 2021. Agricultural Landscapes: History, Status and Challenges. in: Mueller, L., Sychev, V. G., Dronin, N. M. and Eulenstein, F. (ed.) Exploring and Optimizing Agricultural Landscapes. Innovations in Landscape Research Springer.

Data describing cattle performance and feed characteristics to calculate enteric methane emissions in smallholder livestock systems in Bomet County, Kenya

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ndung'u, P. W., Kirui, P., Takahashi, T., Du Toit, C. J. L., Merbold, L. and Goopy, J.P. 2021. Data describing cattle performance and feed characteristics to calculate enteric methane emissions in smallholder livestock systems in Bomet County, Kenya. Data in Brief. 39, p. 107673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107673

Phytoextraction efficiency of Arabidopsis halleri is driven by the plant and not by soil metal concentration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dietrich, C. C., Tandy, S., Murawska-Wlodarczyk, K., Banas, A., Korzeniak., U., Seget, B. and Babst-Kostecka, A. 2021. Phytoextraction efficiency of Arabidopsis halleri is driven by the plant and not by soil metal concentration. Chemosphere. 285 (Dec 2021), p. 131437. https://doi.org/0.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131437

Land management legacy affects abundance and function of the acdS gene in wheat root associated pseudomonads

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ruscoe, H., Taketani, R., Clark, I. M., Lund, G., Hughes, D. J., Dodd, I., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2021. Land management legacy affects abundance and function of the acdS gene in wheat root associated pseudomonads. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12, p. 611339. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.611339

Comparative expression profiling and sequence characterization of ATP1A1 gene associated with heat tolerance in tropically adapted cattle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Elayadeth-Meethal, M., Veettil, A. T., Asaf, M., Pramod, S., Maloney, S. K., Martin, G. B., Rivero, M. J., Sejian, V., Naseef, P. P., Kuruniyan, M. S. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Comparative expression profiling and sequence characterization of ATP1A1 gene associated with heat tolerance in tropically adapted cattle. Animals. 11 (8), p. 2368. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082368

Significant soil degradation is associated with intensive vegetable cropping in a subtropical area: a case study in southwestern China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lu, M., Powlson, D. S., Liang, Y., Chadwick, D. R., Long, S., Liu, D. and Chen, X. 2021. Significant soil degradation is associated with intensive vegetable cropping in a subtropical area: a case study in southwestern China. Soil. 7, pp. 333-346. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-333-2021

Optimizing setup of scan number in FTIR spectroscopy using the moment distance index and PLS regression: application to soil spectroscopy

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barra, I., Khiari, L., Haefele, S. M., Sakrabani, R. and Kebede, F. 2021. Optimizing setup of scan number in FTIR spectroscopy using the moment distance index and PLS regression: application to soil spectroscopy. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13358. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92858-w

Climate Factors Contribute to Grassland Net Primary Productivity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richter, G. M. and Topp, C. F. E. 2021. Climate Factors Contribute to Grassland Net Primary Productivity. Agronomy. 11 (6), p. 1076. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11061076

Plastics in biosolids from 1950 to 2016: A function of global plastic production and consumption

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Okoffo, E. D., Donner, E., McGrath, S. P., Tscharke, B. J., O’Brien, J. W., O’Brien, S., Ribeiro, F., Burrows, S. D., Toapanta, T., Rauert, C., Samanipour, S., Mueller, J. F. and Thomas, K. V. 2021. Plastics in biosolids from 1950 to 2016: A function of global plastic production and consumption. Water Research. 201 (June 16th), p. 117367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117367

Long term simulations of macronutrients (C, N and P) in UK freshwaters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, V. A., Naden, P. S., Tipping, E., Davies, H. N., Carnell, E., Davies, J. A. C., Dore, A. J., Dragosits, U., Lapworth, D. J., Muhammed, S. E., Quninton, J. N., Stuart, M., Tomilinson, S., Wang, L., Whitmore, A. P. and Wu, L. 2021. Long term simulations of macronutrients (C, N and P) in UK freshwaters. Science of the Total Environment. 776, p. 145813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145813

Mechanisms of antimony ageing in soils: An XAS study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Verbeeck, M., Moens, C. and Gustafsson, J. P. 2021. Mechanisms of antimony ageing in soils: An XAS study. Applied Geochemistry. 128, p. 104936. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.104936

Functional biogeography of weeds reveals how anthropogenic management blurs trait–climate relationships

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourgeois, B., Munoz, F., Gaba, S., Denelle, P., Fried, G., Storkey, J. and Violle, C. 2021. Functional biogeography of weeds reveals how anthropogenic management blurs trait–climate relationships. Journal of Vegetation Science. 32 (2), p. e12999. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12999

Overriding water table control on managed peatland greenhouse gas emissions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Evans, C. D., Peacock, M., Baird, A. J., Artz, R. R. E., Burden, A., Callaghan, N., Chapman, P. J., Cooper, H. M., Coyle, M., Craig, E., Cumming, A., Dixon, S., Gauci, V., Grayson, R. P., Helfter, C., Heppell, C. M., Holden, J., Jones, D. L., Kaduk, J., Levy, P., Matthews, R. A., McNamara, N. P., Misselbrook, T. H., Okley, S., Page, S. E., Rayment, M., Ridley, L. M., Stanley, K. M., Williamson, J. L., Worrall, F. and Morrison, R. 2021. Overriding water table control on managed peatland greenhouse gas emissions. Nature. 593 (7860), pp. 548-552. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03523-1

Is 'soil health' meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. 2021. Is 'soil health' meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology? Soil Use and Management. 37 (3), pp. 403-405. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12721

An electric field immobilizes heavy metals through promoting combination with humic substances during composting

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Misselbrook, T. H., Bai, Z. and Ma, L. 2021. An electric field immobilizes heavy metals through promoting combination with humic substances during composting. Bioresource Technology. 330 (17), p. 124996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.124996

Effects of grazing management on spatio-temporal heterogeneity of soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions of grasslands and rangelands: Monitoring, assessment and scaling-up

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, J., Li, Y., Bork, E. W., Richter, G. M., Chen, C., Hamid, S., Shah, H. and Mezbahuddin, S. 2021. Effects of grazing management on spatio-temporal heterogeneity of soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions of grasslands and rangelands: Monitoring, assessment and scaling-up. Journal of Cleaner Production. 288 (15 March), p. 125737. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125737

Microbial metabolic response to winter warming stabilizes soil carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tian, J., Zong, N., Harley, I. P., He, N., Zhang, J., Powlson, D. S., Zhou, J., Kuzyakov, Y., Zhang, F., Yu, G. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2021. Microbial metabolic response to winter warming stabilizes soil carbon. Global Change Biology. 27 (10), pp. 2011-2028. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15538

Geospatial and statistical interpretation of lineaments: salinity intrusion in the Kribi-Campo coastland of Cameroon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Aretouyap, Z., Billa, L., Jones , M. and Richter, G. M. 2020. Geospatial and statistical interpretation of lineaments: salinity intrusion in the Kribi-Campo coastland of Cameroon. Advances in space research. 66 (4), pp. 844-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2020.05.002

Comprehensive nutrient analysis in agricultural organic amendments through non-destructive assays using machine learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Towett, E. K., Drake, L. B., Acquah, G., Haefele, S. M., McGrath, S. P. and Shepherd, K. D. 2020. Comprehensive nutrient analysis in agricultural organic amendments through non-destructive assays using machine learning. PLOS ONE. 15 (12), p. e0242821. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242821

Nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant urine: science and mitigation for intensively managed perennial pastures

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clough, T. J., Cardenas, L. M., Friedl, J. and Wolf, B. 2020. Nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant urine: science and mitigation for intensively managed perennial pastures. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 47, pp. 21-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2020.07.001

Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mariem, S. B., Gamez, A. L., Larraya, L., Fuertes‑Mendizabal, T., Canameras, N., Araus, J. L., McGrath, S. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Muru, C. G., Gaudeul, M., Medina, L., Paton, A., Cattivelli, L., Fangmeier, A., Bunce, J., Tausz‑Posch, S., Macdonald, A. J. and Aranjuelo, I. 2020. Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 21828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78504-x

Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cataldi, M. P., Heuer, S., Mauchline, T. H., Wilkinson, M. D., Masters-Clark, E., Di Benedetto, N. A., Corbo, M. R. and Flagella, Z. 2020. Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation . Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 978. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10070978

A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dhanoa, D., Louro-Lopez, A., Cardenas, L. M., Shepherd, A., Sanderson, R. and Lopez, S. 2020. A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean? Atmospheric Environment. 237, p. 117500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117500

Soil health—useful terminology for communication or meaningless concept? Or both?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. 2020. Soil health—useful terminology for communication or meaningless concept? Or both? Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2020326

Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Deledalle, F. and Storkey, J. 2020. Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics. Ecology. 101 (11), p. e03167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3167

A multivariate method for matching soil classification systems, with an Australian example

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Teng, H. F., Viscarra, Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2020. A multivariate method for matching soil classification systems, with an Australian example. Soil Research. 58 (6), pp. 519-527. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR19320

Estimating the soil water retention curve - comparison of multiple nonlinear regression approach and random forest data mining technique

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rastgou, M., Bayat, H., Mansoorizadeh, M. and Gregory, A. S. 2020. Estimating the soil water retention curve - comparison of multiple nonlinear regression approach and random forest data mining technique. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 174, p. 105502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105502

The amount, but not the proportion, of N2 fixation and transfers to neighboring plants varies across grassland soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Carswell, A. M., Jiang, R., Cardenas, L. M., Chen, D. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2020. The amount, but not the proportion, of N2 fixation and transfers to neighboring plants varies across grassland soils. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 66 (3), pp. 481-488. https://doi.org/10.1080/00380768.2020.1742075

Above- and below-ground assessment of carabid community responses to crop type and tillage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Garrett, D., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2020. Above- and below-ground assessment of carabid community responses to crop type and tillage. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12397

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. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9120776