Sustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadAdrian Collins
Executive AssistantBerenice Firth

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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

Beneficial effects of multi-species mixtures on N2O emissions from intensively managed grassland swards

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cummins, S., Finn, J. A., Richards, K. G., Lanigan, G. J., Grange, G., Brophy, C., Cardenas, L. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Reynolds, C. K. and Krol, D. J. 2021. Beneficial effects of multi-species mixtures on N2O emissions from intensively managed grassland swards. Science of the Total Environment. 792, p. 148163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148163

A Sensitivity Analysis of the SPACSYS Model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shan, Y., Huang, M. B., Harris, P. and Wu, L. 2021. A Sensitivity Analysis of the SPACSYS Model. Agriculture - Basel. 11 (7), p. 624. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11070624

The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, C. L., Darch, T., Harris, P., Beaumont, D. A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems. Agronomy. 11 (9), p. 1731. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11091731

High-yielding forage grass cultivars increase root biomass and soil organic carbon stocks compared with mixed-species permanent pasture in temperate soil

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Gregory, A. S., Joynes, A., Dixon, E. R., Beaumont, D. A., Murray, P. J., Humphreys, M. W., Richter, G. M. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2021. High-yielding forage grass cultivars increase root biomass and soil organic carbon stocks compared with mixed-species permanent pasture in temperate soil. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13160

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, p. 101173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2021.101173

Equations to predict nitrogen outputs in manure, urine and faeces from beef cattle fed diets with contrasting crude protein concentration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Angelidis, A. E., Crompton, L., Misselbrook, T. H., Yan, T., Reynolds, C. K. and Stergiadis, S. 2021. Equations to predict nitrogen outputs in manure, urine and faeces from beef cattle fed diets with contrasting crude protein concentration. Journal of Environmental Management. 295, p. 113074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113074

Efficacy of hormonal growth promoter implants applied to grazing steers of different breeds in Southern Chile

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J., Araya, L., Oyarzo, M., Cooke, A., Morgan, S. and Merino, V. M. 2021. Efficacy of hormonal growth promoter implants applied to grazing steers of different breeds in Southern Chile. Sustainability. 13 (16), p. 9135. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169135

The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castillo, J., Kirk, G. J. D., Rivero, M. J., Dobermann, A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay. Global Food Security. 30 (September), p. 100566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100566

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

Quantifying the value of on-farm measurements to inform the selection of key performance indicators for livestock production systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, A. G., Takahashi, T., Fleming, H., Griffith, B. A., Harris, P. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Quantifying the value of on-farm measurements to inform the selection of key performance indicators for livestock production systems. Scientific Reports. 11 (1), p. 16874. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96336-1

Quantifying the frequency and volume of urine deposition by grazing sheep using tri-axial accelerometers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marsden, K. A., Lush, L., Holmberg, J. A., Harris, I. M., Whelan, M. J., Webb, S., King, A. J., Wilson, R. P., Jones, D. L., Charteris, A. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. Quantifying the frequency and volume of urine deposition by grazing sheep using tri-axial accelerometers. Animal. 15 (6), p. 100234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100234

Inferring management and predicting sub-field scale C dynamics in UK grasslands using biogeochemical modelling and satellite-derived leaf area data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Myrgiotis, V., Harris, P., Revill, A., Sint, H. M. and Williams, M. 2021. Inferring management and predicting sub-field scale C dynamics in UK grasslands using biogeochemical modelling and satellite-derived leaf area data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 307, p. 108466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108466

The effect of tillage management on microbial functions in a maize crop at different slope positions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, M., Cardenas, L. M., Horrocks, C. A., Lopez-Aizpun, M., Zhang, J., Zhang, F. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2021. The effect of tillage management on microbial functions in a maize crop at different slope positions. Geoderma. 401, p. 115171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115171

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

Nutrient provision capacity of alternative livestock farming systems per area of arable farmland required

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lee, M. R. F., Dominguez, J. P., McAuliffe, G. A., Tichit, M., Accatino, F. and Takahashi, T. 2021. Nutrient provision capacity of alternative livestock farming systems per area of arable farmland required. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 14975. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93782-9

Editorial to the Thematic Topic Towards a more sustainable agriculture through managing soil microbiomes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Babin, D., Leoni, C., Neal, A. L., Sessitsch, A. and Smalla, K. 2021. Editorial to the Thematic Topic Towards a more sustainable agriculture through managing soil microbiomes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97 (8), p. fiab094. https://doi.org/10.193/femsec/fiab094

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

Impact of tillage methods and sowing rates on yield and weed supression in multi-speacies swards

Conference paper
Beaumont, D. A., Storkey, J., Eales, G., Jones, H. E., Le Cocq, K., Saunders, K. S., Stagg, B. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Impact of tillage methods and sowing rates on yield and weed supression in multi-speacies swards. Grassland Science in Europe Meeting the future demands for grassland production. European Grassland Federation.

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

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, pp. 548-552. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03523-1

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

Modelling of long-term Zn, Cu, Cd and Pb dynamics from soils fertilised with organic amendments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cagnarini, C., Lofts, S., D'Acqui, L. P., Mayer, J., Gruter, R., Tandy, S., Schulin, R., Costerousse, B., Orlandini, S. and Renella, G. 2021. Modelling of long-term Zn, Cu, Cd and Pb dynamics from soils fertilised with organic amendments. Soil. 7, pp. 107-123. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-107-2021

Corrigendum to “Using a meta-analysis approach to understand complexity in soil biodiversity and phosphorus acquisition in plants” [Soil Biol. Biochem. 142 (2020) 107695]

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mezeli, M. M., Page, S., George, T. S., Neilson, R., Mead, A., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Haygarth, P. M. 2021. Corrigendum to “Using a meta-analysis approach to understand complexity in soil biodiversity and phosphorus acquisition in plants” [Soil Biol. Biochem. 142 (2020) 107695]. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 157, p. 108145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108145

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

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

N - Datasets
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

Relative contributions of bacteria and fungi to nitrous oxide emissions following nitrate application in soils representing different land uses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Le Cocq, K., Charteris, A., Abadie, M., Chadwick, D. R., Clark, I. M., Bedmar, E. J. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Relative contributions of bacteria and fungi to nitrous oxide emissions following nitrate application in soils representing different land uses. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 159, p. 105199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2021.105199

Correction : Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Peng, Y., Duan, Y., Hu, W., Xu, M., Yang, X., Wang, X., Wang, B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Feng, G. 2021. Correction : Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01563-3

Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Peng, Y., Duan, Y., Hu, W., Xu, M., Yang, X., Wang, X., Wang, B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Feng, G. 2021. Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 57, pp. 657-669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01559-z

Effects of Phyllostachys pubescens expansion on underground soil fauna community and soil food web in a Cryptomeria japonica plantation, Lushan Mountain, subtropical China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lui, W., Liao, L., Liu, Y., Wang, Q., Murray, P. J., Jiang, X., Zou, G., Cai, J. and Zhao, X. 2021. Effects of Phyllostachys pubescens expansion on underground soil fauna community and soil food web in a Cryptomeria japonica plantation, Lushan Mountain, subtropical China. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 21, pp. 2212-2227. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-02923-0

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

The driving effect of nitrogen-related functional microorganisms under water and nitrogen addition on N2O emission in a temperate desert

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Zuo, X, Li, K., Cui, X., Wang, S., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2021. The driving effect of nitrogen-related functional microorganisms under water and nitrogen addition on N2O emission in a temperate desert. Science of the Total Environment. 772, p. 145470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145470

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