Sustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke

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

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Evolution of the transport properties of soil aggregates and their relationship with soil organic carbon following land use changes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, F., Zhang, X., Neal, A. L., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S. and Bacq-Lebreuil, A. 2022. Evolution of the transport properties of soil aggregates and their relationship with soil organic carbon following land use changes. Soil & Tillage Research. 215, p. 105226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.105226

Quantifying the provenance of dune sediments in the Taklimakan Desert using machine learning, multidimensional scaling and sediment source fingerprinting

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Song, Y., Chen, X., Li, Y., Fan, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Quantifying the provenance of dune sediments in the Taklimakan Desert using machine learning, multidimensional scaling and sediment source fingerprinting. Catena. 210, p. 105902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105902

High frequency un-mixing of soil samples using a submerged spectrophotometer in a laboratory setting—implications for sediment fingerprinting

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Lake, N. F., Martínez-Carreras, N., Shaw, P. J. and Collins, A. L. 2021. High frequency un-mixing of soil samples using a submerged spectrophotometer in a laboratory setting—implications for sediment fingerprinting. Journal of Soils and Sediments. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-03107-6

No significant change noted in annual nitrous oxide flux under precipitation changes in a temperate desert steppe

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Yue, P., Zuo, X., Li, K., Li, X., Wang, S. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2021. No significant change noted in annual nitrous oxide flux under precipitation changes in a temperate desert steppe. Land Degradation & Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4131

Sediment detachment by raindrop impact on grassland and arable fields an investigation of controls

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Pulley, S., Morten, C., Morgan, S., Cardenas, L. M. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Sediment detachment by raindrop impact on grassland and arable fields an investigation of controls . Journal of Soils and Sediments. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-03098-4

The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil

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Ma, Y., Charteris, A. F., Loick, N., Cardenas, L. M., Zhipeng, S., Lopez, M., Chen, Q., Jones, D. L. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000501

Anthropogenic and Climate-Exacerbated Landscape Disturbances Converge to Alter Phosphorus Bioavailability in an Oligotrophic River

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Watt, C., Emelko, M. B., Silins, U., Collins, A. L. and Stone, M. 2021. Anthropogenic and Climate-Exacerbated Landscape Disturbances Converge to Alter Phosphorus Bioavailability in an Oligotrophic River. Water. 13 (22), p. 3151. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223151

Responses of ecosystem respiration, methane uptake and nitrous oxide emission to drought in a temperate desert steppe

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Yue, P., Zuo, X., Li, K., Li, X., Wang, S., Ma, X., Qu, H., Chen, M., Liu, L., Misselbrook, T. H. and Yu, Q. 2021. Responses of ecosystem respiration, methane uptake and nitrous oxide emission to drought in a temperate desert steppe. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-021-05183-6

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

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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

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

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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

Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey

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Rivero, M. J., Evans, A. C. O., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Dowsey, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Enriquez, D., Chadwick, D. R., McCracken, D. I., Busch, D., Pereyra, F., Martin, G. B., Sanford, G. R., Sheridan, H., Wright, I., Brunet, L., Eisler, M. C., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Williams, A. P., Jackson, R. D., Machado, R., Suraj, P.T., Puech, T., Boland, T. M., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey. Animal Frontiers. 115 (5), pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab048

Comparisons among four different upscaling strategies for cultivar genetic parameters in rainfed spring wheat phenology simulations with the DSSAT-CERES-Wheat model

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Chen, S., He, L., Cao, Y., Wang, R., Wu, L., Wang, Z., Zou, Y., Siddique, K. H., Xiong, W., Liu, M., Feng, H., Yu, Q., Wang, X. and He, J. 2021. Comparisons among four different upscaling strategies for cultivar genetic parameters in rainfed spring wheat phenology simulations with the DSSAT-CERES-Wheat model. Agricultural Water Management. 258, p. 107181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107181

Poor Competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in Pigeon Pea Root Colonization in Indian Soils

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Chalasani, D., Basu, A., Pullabhotla, S. V., Jorrin, B., Neal, A. L., Poole, P. S., Podile, A. R. and Tkacz, A. 2021. Poor Competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in Pigeon Pea Root Colonization in Indian Soils. mBio. 12 (4), pp. e00423-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00423-21

UK Ammonia Emissions Estimated With Satellite Observations and GEOS-Chem

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Marais, E. A., Pandey, A. K., Van Damme, M., Clarisse, L., Coheur, P-F., Shephard, M. W., Cady-Pereira, K. E., Misselbrook, T. H., Zhu, L., Luo, G. and Yu, F. 2021. UK Ammonia Emissions Estimated With Satellite Observations and GEOS-Chem. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 126 (18), p. e2021JD035237. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035237

Precipitation changes regulate the annual methane uptake in a temperate desert steppe

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Yue, P., Zuo, X., Li, K., Li, X., Wang, S. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2021. Precipitation changes regulate the annual methane uptake in a temperate desert steppe. Science of the Total Environment. 804 (15 January 2022), p. 150172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150172

Anthropogenic sediment traps and network dislocation in a lowland UK river

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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

Improved soil-crop system management aids in NH3 emission mitigation in China

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Sha, Z., Liu, H., Wang, J., Ma, X., Liu, X. and Misselbrook, T. 2021. Improved soil-crop system management aids in NH3 emission mitigation in China. Environmental Pollution. 289 (15 November), p. 117844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117844

Nitrifier denitrification dominates nitrous oxide production in composting and can be inhibited by a bioelectrochemical nitrification inhibitor

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Cao, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Misselbrook, T. H., Bai, Z. and Ma, L. 2021. Nitrifier denitrification dominates nitrous oxide production in composting and can be inhibited by a bioelectrochemical nitrification inhibitor. Bioresource Technology. 341, p. 125851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.125851

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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 (1 October), 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (July), p. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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