Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadSteve McGrath
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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'Long-term Sludge Experiments' in Britain: the effects of heavy metals on soil micro-organisms

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Gibbs, P. A., Chambers, B. J., Chaudri, A. M., McGrath, S. P., Carlton-Smith, C. H., Bacon, J. R., Campbell, C. D. and Sinclair, A. H. 2008. 'Long-term Sludge Experiments' in Britain: the effects of heavy metals on soil micro-organisms. Abstracts Biosolids Specialty Conference IV, Australian Water Association, Adelaide, 11-12 June 2008 .

10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Mulder, C., Bennett, E. M., Bonkowski, M., Carpenter, S. R., Chalmers, R., Cramer, W., Durance, I., Eisenhauer, N., Fontaine, C. and Haughton, A. J. 2015. 10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. in: Woodward, G. and Bohan, D. A. (ed.) Elsevier.

130 years of inorganic nitrogen fertilizer applications to the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment: the effect on soil organic nitrogen.

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Glendining, M. J. and Powlson, D. S. 1990. 130 years of inorganic nitrogen fertilizer applications to the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment: the effect on soil organic nitrogen.  Transactions of the 14th Congress of the International Society of Soil Science , pp IV.9-13. ISSS, Kyoto..

13C NMR studies of organic matter in whole soils: I. Quantitation possibilities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kinchesh, P., Powlson, D. S. and Randall, E. W. 1995. 13C NMR studies of organic matter in whole soils: I. Quantitation possibilities. European Journal of Soil Science. 46 (1), pp. 125-138.

13C NMR studies of organic matter in whole soils: II. A case study of some Rothamsted soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kinchesh, P., Powlson, D. S. and Randall, E. W. 1995. 13C NMR studies of organic matter in whole soils: II. A case study of some Rothamsted soils. European Journal of Soil Science. 46 (1), pp. 139-146.

150 years of macronutrient change in unfertilized UK ecosystems: Observations vs simulations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Davies, J. A. C., Tipping, E. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. 150 years of macronutrient change in unfertilized UK ecosystems: Observations vs simulations. Science of the Total Environment. 572 (1), pp. 1485-1495.

4 per mille – is it feasible to sequester soil carbon at this rate annually in agricultural soils?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J., Johnston, A. E., White, R. P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2018. 4 per mille – is it feasible to sequester soil carbon at this rate annually in agricultural soils?

[Book review] Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Edited by D Reicosky. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agriculture Science, Cambridge, UK, 2018. Volume 1: Fundamentals, £200, hardback, ISBN 9781786761880; Volume 2: Monitoring and Management, £160, hardback, ISBN 9781786761927

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Haefele, S. M. 2019. [Book review] Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Edited by D Reicosky. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agriculture Science, Cambridge, UK, 2018. Volume 1: Fundamentals, £200, hardback, ISBN 9781786761880; Volume 2: Monitoring and Management, £160, hardback, ISBN 9781786761927. Wiley. doi:10.1111/ejss.12870

A 31P nuclear magnetic resonance study of the phosphorus species in alkali extracts of soils from long-term field experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkes, G. E., Powlson, D. S., Randall, E. W. and Tate, K. R. 1984. A 31P nuclear magnetic resonance study of the phosphorus species in alkali extracts of soils from long-term field experiments. Journal of Soil Science. 35 (1), pp. 35-45.

A bioinformatic and transcriptomic approach to identifying positional candidate genes without fine mapping: an example using rice root-growth QTLs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Norton, G. J., Aitkenhead, M. J., Khowaja, F. S., Whalley, W. R. and Price, A. H. 2008. A bioinformatic and transcriptomic approach to identifying positional candidate genes without fine mapping: an example using rice root-growth QTLs. Genomics. 92, pp. 344-352.

A case study: the soil ecosystem

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Hirsch, P. R. 2003. A case study: the soil ecosystem. Abstracts Royal Society Discussion Meeting on GM Crops, Modern Agriculture and the Environment, London, 11 February 2003 .

A celebration of 150 years of the Park Grass Experiment

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Poulton, P. R. 2006. A celebration of 150 years of the Park Grass Experiment. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

A combined cryo-scanning electron microscopy/cryoplaning approach to study the infection of Meloidogyne incognita eggs by Pochonia chlamydosporia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Manzanilla-Lopez, R. H., Devonshire, J., Ward, E. and Hirsch, P. R. 2014. A combined cryo-scanning electron microscopy/cryoplaning approach to study the infection of Meloidogyne incognita eggs by Pochonia chlamydosporia. Nematology. 16, pp. 1059-1067.

A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dick, J., Andrews, C., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Brooks, D. R., Corbett, S., Lloyd, D., Mcmillan, S., Monteith, D. T., Pilgrim, E. S., Rose, R., Scott, T., Scott, A., Smith, R. I., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Turner, A. and Watson, H. 2011. A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network. Environmetrics. 22 (5), pp. 639-648.

A comparison of GPR early-time signal approaches for mapping changes in shallow soil water content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Algeo, J., Slater, L., Binley, A., Van Dam, R. L. and Watts, C. W. 2018. A comparison of GPR early-time signal approaches for mapping changes in shallow soil water content. Vadose Zone Journal. 17 (1).

A comparison of kriging, cubic splines and classification for predicting soil properties from sample information

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Voltz, M. and Webster, R. 1990. A comparison of kriging, cubic splines and classification for predicting soil properties from sample information. Journal of Soil Science. 41 (3), pp. 473-490.

A comparison of lime requirements by five methods on grassland mineral soils in Ireland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tunney, H., Sikora, F. J., Kissel, D., Wolf, A., Sonon, L. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2010. A comparison of lime requirements by five methods on grassland mineral soils in Ireland. Soil Use and Management. 26 (2), pp. 126-132.

A comparison of management regimes for one-year rotational set-aside within a sequence of winter wheat crops, and of growing wheat without interruption. 2. Effects on vegetation and weed control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shield, I. F. and Bacon, E. T. G. 1998. A comparison of management regimes for one-year rotational set-aside within a sequence of winter wheat crops, and of growing wheat without interruption. 2. Effects on vegetation and weed control. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 130, pp. 389-397.

A comparison of methods to measure microbial biomass in unamended, ryegrass-amended and fumigated soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lin, Q. and Brookes, P. C. 1996. A comparison of methods to measure microbial biomass in unamended, ryegrass-amended and fumigated soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 28, pp. 933-939.

A comparison of soil and water properties in organic and conventional farming systems in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hathaway-Jenkins, L. J., Sakrabani, R., Pearce, B., Whitmore, A. P. and Godwin, R. J. 2011. A comparison of soil and water properties in organic and conventional farming systems in England. Soil Use and Management. 27 (2), pp. 133-142.

A comparison of soil tests for available phosphorus in long-term field experiments in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nawara, S., Van Dael, T., Merckx, R., Amery, F., Elsen, A., Odeurs, W., Vandendriessche, H., McGrath, S. P., Roisin, C., Jouany, C., Pellerin, S., Denoroy, P., Eichler-Lobermann, B., Borjesson, G., Goos, P., Akkermans, W. and Smolders, E. 2017. A comparison of soil tests for available phosphorus in long-term field experiments in Europe. European Journal of Soil Science. 68 (6), pp. 873-885.

A comparison of the extractabilities of zn, cu, ni and cr from sewage sludges prepared by treating raw sewage with the metal-salts before or after anaerobic-digestion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bloomfield, C. and McGrath, S. P. 1982. A comparison of the extractabilities of zn, cu, ni and cr from sewage sludges prepared by treating raw sewage with the metal-salts before or after anaerobic-digestion. Environmental Pollution Series B-Chemical and Physical. 3 (3), pp. 193-198.

A comparison of the fumigation-extraction, fumigation-incubation and ATP methods for measuring microbial biomass in waterlogged soils.

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Inubushi, K., Brookes, P. C. and Jenkinson, D. S. 1989. A comparison of the fumigation-extraction, fumigation-incubation and ATP methods for measuring microbial biomass in waterlogged soils. Fifth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME 5), Kyoto, 1989. Abstracts O-8-3..

A comparison of the organic matter, biomass, adenosine triphosphate and mineralizable nitrogen contents of ploughed and direct-drilled soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. and Jenkinson, D. S. 1981. A comparison of the organic matter, biomass, adenosine triphosphate and mineralizable nitrogen contents of ploughed and direct-drilled soils. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 97 (3), pp. 713-721.

A comparison of the performance of nine soil organic matter models using datasets from seven long-term experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, P., Smith, J. U., Powlson, D. S., Mcgill, W. B., Arah, J. R. M., Chertov, O. G., Coleman, K., Franko, U., Frolking, S., Jenkinson, D. S., Jensen, L. S., Kelly, R. H., Klein-Gunnewiek, H., Komarov, A. S., Li, C., Molina, J. A. E., Mueller, T., Parton, W. J., Thornley, J. H. M. and Whitmore, A. P. 1997. A comparison of the performance of nine soil organic matter models using datasets from seven long-term experiments. Geoderma. 81 (1-2), pp. 153-225.

A comparison of two colorimetric assays, based upon Lowry and Bradford techniques, to estimate total protein in soil extracts

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Armenise, E., White, Robin P., Hirsch, P. R. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2013. A comparison of two colorimetric assays, based upon Lowry and Bradford techniques, to estimate total protein in soil extracts. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 67, pp. 166-173.

A computer program for evaluating risks in constructing choropleth maps by point sampling along transects.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burgess, T. M. and Webster, R. 1986. A computer program for evaluating risks in constructing choropleth maps by point sampling along transects. Computers and Geosciences. 12, pp. 107-127.

A conceptual model describing the effects of soil wetting and drying on phosphorus biogeochemistry

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Stamp, J. K., Blackwell, M. S. A., Brookes, P. C., Haygarth, P. M., Murray, P. J., Snars, K. E. and Swain, A. 2006. A conceptual model describing the effects of soil wetting and drying on phosphorus biogeochemistry. 8th British Grassland Society Research Conference, 'Grassland as a Multifunctional Resource', Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, 4-6 September 2006. pp. 129-130

A conceptual model describing the effects of soil wetting and drying on phosphorus biogeochemistry

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Blackwell, M. S. A., Brookes, P. C., Haygarth, P. M., Murray, P. J., Snars, K., Stamp, J. and Swain, A. 2006. A conceptual model describing the effects of soil wetting and drying on phosphorus biogeochemistry. Third International Symposium on Phosphorus Dynamics in the Soil-Plant Continuum, Iberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 14-19 May 2006.

A cross-taxonomic index for quantifying the health of farmland biodiversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Butler, S. J., Brooks, D., Feber, R. E., Storkey, J., Vickery, J. A. and Norris, K. 2009. A cross-taxonomic index for quantifying the health of farmland biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology. 46 (6), pp. 1154-1162.

A decision support system for nitrogen fertilizer recommendation: what do farmers want?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Smith, J. U., Dailey, A. G., Glendining, M. J., Bradbury, N. J., Addiscott, T. M. and Smith, P. 1997. A decision support system for nitrogen fertilizer recommendation: what do farmers want? Proceedings Royal Society of Chemistry Masterclass Conference on Managing the Risks of Nitrates to Humans and the Environment, Colchester, 1-2 September 1997 .

A dual porous model to predict the effects of soil structure on denitrification and N2O emission

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Laudone, G. M., Matthews, G. P., Bird, N. R. A., Whalley, W. R., Cardenas, L. M. and Gregory, A. S. 2012. A dual porous model to predict the effects of soil structure on denitrification and N2O emission. Abstracts 4th International Congress Eurosoil 2012, Bari, 2-6 July 2012 .

A dual-porous, biophysical void structure model of soil for the understanding of the conditions causing nitrous oxide emission

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Matthews, G. P., Laudone, G. M., Whalley, W. R., Bird, N. R. A., Gregory, A. S., Cardenas, L. M. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2010. A dual-porous, biophysical void structure model of soil for the understanding of the conditions causing nitrous oxide emission.

A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention to study biological and hydrological interactions in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Laudone, G. M., Matthews, G. P., Gregory, A. S., Bird, N. R. A. and Whalley, W. R. 2013. A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention to study biological and hydrological interactions in soil. European Journal of Soil Science. 64 (3), pp. 345-356.

A European network of long-term sites for studies on soil organic matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Smith, J. U., Glendining, M. J., Korschens, M. and Franko, U. 1998. A European network of long-term sites for studies on soil organic matter. Soil & Tillage Research. 47, pp. 263-274.

A European network of long-term sites for studies on soil organic matter

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Smith, J. U., Glendining, M. J., Korschens, M. and Franko, U. 1995. A European network of long-term sites for studies on soil organic matter. Abstracts ASA/SSSA Meeting, St Louis, November 1995 .

A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) procedure to calculate carbon input to the soil and inert organic matter content of the soil knowing the total carbon and radiocarbon content of the soil

J - Computer programs
Coleman, K. 1999. A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) procedure to calculate carbon input to the soil and inert organic matter content of the soil knowing the total carbon and radiocarbon content of the soil.

A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) procedure to calculate carbon input to the soil knowing the total organic carbon of the soil

J - Computer programs
Coleman, K. 1999. A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) procedure to calculate carbon input to the soil knowing the total organic carbon of the soil.

A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) version of the Rothamsted carbon model ROTHC-26.3

J - Computer programs
Coleman, K. 1999. A Fortran dynamic link library (DLL) version of the Rothamsted carbon model ROTHC-26.3.

A function for describing nitrogen uptake and dry matter production by winter barley crops.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitmore, A. P. 1988. A function for describing nitrogen uptake and dry matter production by winter barley crops. Plant and Soil. 111, pp. 53-58.