Net Zero and Resilient Agriculture

TitleNet Zero and Resilient Agriculture
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadAdrian Collins
Executive AssistantKirsty Tooke

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Challenges in measuring nitrogen isotope signatures in inorganic nitrogen forms: An interlaboratory comparison of three common measurement approaches

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Biasi, C., Jokinen, S., Prommer, J., Ambus, P., Dorsch, P., Yu, L., Granger, S. J., Boeckx, P., Nieuland, K. V., Bruggemann, N. ., Wissel, H., Voropaev, A., Zilberman, T., Jantti, H., Trubnikova, T., Welti, N., Voigt, C., Gebus-Czupyt, B., Czupyt, Z. and Wanek, W. 2022. Challenges in measuring nitrogen isotope signatures in inorganic nitrogen forms: An interlaboratory comparison of three common measurement approaches. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 36 (22), p. e9370. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.9370

Projected climate effects on soil workability and trafficability determine the feasibility of converting permanent grassland to arable land

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, L., Wu, L., Bingham, I. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. Projected climate effects on soil workability and trafficability determine the feasibility of converting permanent grassland to arable land. Agricultural Systems. 203, p. 103500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2022.103500

Data, and sample sources thereof, on water quality life cycle impact assessments pertaining to catchment scale acidification and eutrophication potentials and the benefits of on-farm mitigation strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G.A., Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Data, and sample sources thereof, on water quality life cycle impact assessments pertaining to catchment scale acidification and eutrophication potentials and the benefits of on-farm mitigation strategies. Data in Brief. 44 (108505). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108505

Applying geochemical and colour properties to quantify sediment sources in a Brazilian semiarid ephemeral river system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nascimento, R. C., Maia, A. J., Bezerra da Silva, Y .J. A., Amorim, F. F., Araujo do Nascimento, W. C., Tiecher, T., Evrard, O., Collins, A. L., Biondi, C. M. and Bezerra da Silva, Y .J. A. 2022. Applying geochemical and colour properties to quantify sediment sources in a Brazilian semiarid ephemeral river system. Journal of Hydrology. 613 (A), p. 128360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128360

Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ali, M., Koh, L., Liu, L., Zhang, J., Roberts, W., Robins, D. and Cooper, D. 2022. Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions. International Journal of Production Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2022.2104182

Food waste interventions in low-and-middle-income countries: A systematic literature review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rolker, H., Eisler, M., Cardenas, L. M., Deeney, M. and Takahashi, T. 2022. Food waste interventions in low-and-middle-income countries: A systematic literature review. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 186 (Nov), p. 106534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106534

The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species

N - Datasets
Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hood, J., Lee, M. R. F., Storkey, J., Beaumont, D. A. and McGrath, S. P. 2022. The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q8

Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species

N - Datasets
Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Hood, J. and Storkey, J. 2022. Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q7

Calibrating APSIM for forage sorghum using remote sensing and field data under sub-optimal growth conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Della Nave, F., Ojeda, J. J., Irisarri, G. J. N., Pembleton, K., Oyarzabal, M. and Oesterheld, M. 2022. Calibrating APSIM for forage sorghum using remote sensing and field data under sub-optimal growth conditions. Agricultural Systems. 201, p. 103459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2022.103459

Decisions, uncertainty and spatial information

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lark, R. M., Chagumaira, C. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Decisions, uncertainty and spatial information. Spatial Statistics. 50, p. 100619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spasta.2022.100619

Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kumssa, D. B., Mossa, A. W., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Botoman, E. H. B., Chagumaira, C., Chimungu, J. G., Davies, K. G., Gameda, S., Haefele, S. M., Hailu, K., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Muleya, P., Munthal, M., Towett, E., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., D.Young, S., Haji, I. R., Broadley, M., Gashu, D. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi. Scientific Data. 9 (1), p. 443. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01500-5

An overlooked mechanism underlying the attenuated temperature response of soil heterotrophic respiration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, X., Whalley, P. A., Gregory, A. S., Whalley, W. R., Coleman, K., Neal, A. L., Mooney, S. J., Soga, K. and Illangasekare, T. H. 2022. An overlooked mechanism underlying the attenuated temperature response of soil heterotrophic respiration. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 19 (192), p. 20220276. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0276

Soil CO2 emissions in cropland with fodder maize (Zea mays L.) with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E.H., Dunn, R. M., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Soil CO2 emissions in cropland with fodder maize (Zea mays L.) with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation. Agroforestry Systems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-022-00756-5

Sea ice concentration impacts dissolved organic gases in the Canadian Arctic

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wohl, C., Jones, A. E., Sturges, W. T., Nightingale, P. D., Else, B., Butterworth, B. J., Yang, M. and Wohl, C. 2022. Sea ice concentration impacts dissolved organic gases in the Canadian Arctic. Biogeosciences. 19, pp. 1021-1045. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1021-2022

Iron rich glauconite sand as an efficient phosphate immobilising agent in river sediments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
xia, L., David, T., Verbeeck, M., Bruneel, Y. and Smolders, E. 2022. Iron rich glauconite sand as an efficient phosphate immobilising agent in river sediments. Science of the Total Environment. 811, p. 152483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152483

A Template for a New Generic Geographically Weighted R Package gwverse

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comber, A., Callaghan, M., Harris, P., Lu, B., Malleson, N. and Brunsdon, C. 2022. A Template for a New Generic Geographically Weighted R Package gwverse. Geographical Analysis . https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12337

Separating natural from human enhanced methane emissions in headwater streams

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhu, Y., Iwan Jones, J., Collins, A. L., Zhang, Y., Olde, L., Rovelli, L., Murphy, J. F., Heppell, C.M. and Trimmer, M. 2022. Separating natural from human enhanced methane emissions in headwater streams. Nature Communications. 13 (3810 (2022)). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31559-y

Assessing catchment scale water quality of agri-food systems and the scope for reducing unintended consequences using spatial life cycle assessment (LCA)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G. A., Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Assessing catchment scale water quality of agri-food systems and the scope for reducing unintended consequences using spatial life cycle assessment (LCA). Journal of Environmental Management. 318 (15 Sept), p. 115563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115563

The impact of using novel equations to predict nitrogen excretion and associated emissions from pasture-based beef production systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Angelidis, A. E., McAuliffe, G. A., Takahashi, T., Crompton, L., Yan, T., Reynolds, C. K., Stergiadis, S. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. The impact of using novel equations to predict nitrogen excretion and associated emissions from pasture-based beef production systems. Sustainability. 14 (12), p. 7260. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14127260

Yearly occurrence of 544 species of moths (UK 1990-2019), with trait values and putative environmental drivers.

N - Datasets
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Shortall, C. R. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Yearly occurrence of 544 species of moths (UK 1990-2019), with trait values and putative environmental drivers. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988z5

Tracing the sources and fate of NO3– in the vadose zone-groundwater system of a thousand-year cultivated region

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Niu, X., Jia, X., Yang, X., Wang, J., Wei, X., Wu, L. and Shao, M. 2022. Tracing the sources and fate of NO3– in the vadose zone-groundwater system of a thousand-year cultivated region. Environmental Science & Technology. 56 (13), pp. 9335-9345. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c06289

Modelling the Persistence of Weed Populations

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Storkey, J., Gardarin, A., Colbach, N., Metcalfe, H. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Modelling the Persistence of Weed Populations. in: Upadhyaya, M. K., Clements, D. R. and Shrestha, A. (ed.) Persistence Strategies of Weeds Wiley. pp. Chapter 9

Effects of plastic film mulch biodegradability on nitrogen in the plant-soil system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, K., Wang, C., Chen, M., Misselbrook, T. H., Kuzyakov, Y., Soromotin, A., Dong, Q., Feng, H. and Jiang, R. 2022. Effects of plastic film mulch biodegradability on nitrogen in the plant-soil system. Science of the Total Environment. 833 (10 August), p. 155220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155220

Allocation of herbage allowance to grazed dairy cows in commercial herds using global positioning and long-range wide area network - Supplementary materials

N - Datasets
Chamberlain, A. T., Mead, A., Rivero, M. J. and Wilkinson, J. M. 2022. Allocation of herbage allowance to grazed dairy cows in commercial herds using global positioning and long-range wide area network - Supplementary materials. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988xx

GrazeMore - milk yield data

N - Datasets
Chamberlain, A. T., Mead, A., Rivero, M. J. and Wilkinson, J. M. 2022. GrazeMore - milk yield data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988xw

GrazeMore - grazing intake data

N - Datasets
Chamberlain, A. T., Mead, A., Rivero, M. J. and Wilkinson, J. M. 2022. GrazeMore - grazing intake data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988xv

GrazeMore - grazing activity data

N - Datasets
Chamberlain, A. T., Mead, A., Rivero, M. J. and Wilkinson, J. M. 2022. GrazeMore - grazing activity data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988xq

Soil and landscape factors influence geospatial variation in maize grain zinc concentration in Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Botoman, L., Chagumaira, C., Mossa, A. W., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Chimungu, J. G., Gameda, S., Gashu, D., Haefele, S. M., Joy, E. J. M., Kumssa, D. B., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Munthali, M., Towett, E., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., Young, S. D., Broadley, M. R., Lark, R. M. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Soil and landscape factors influence geospatial variation in maize grain zinc concentration in Malawi. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 7986. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-12014-w

Climate change impacts on crop yield of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) and maize (Zea mays) and soil organic carbon stocks in northern China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, C., Yang, H., Gongadze, K., Harris, P., Huang, M. and Wu, L. 2022. Climate change impacts on crop yield of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) and maize (Zea mays) and soil organic carbon stocks in northern China. Agriculture - Basel. 12 (5), p. 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12050614

Future climate change impacts on mulched maize production in an arid irrigation area

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quan, H., Ding, D., Wu, L., Qiao, R., Dong, Q., Zhang, T., Feng, H., Wu, L. and Siddique, K. H. M. 2022. Future climate change impacts on mulched maize production in an arid irrigation area. Agricultural Water Management. 266, p. 107550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.107550

High-performance solutions of geographically weighted regression in R

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lu, B., Hu, Y., Murakami, D., Brunsdon, C., Comber, A., Charlton, M. and Harris, P. 2022. High-performance solutions of geographically weighted regression in R. Geo-spatial Information Science. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/10095020.2022.2064244

Understanding rural-urban transitions in the Global South through Peri-Urban Turbulence

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hutchings, P., Willcock, S., Lynch, K., Bundhoo, D., Brewer, T., Cooper, S., Keech, D., Mekala, S., Mishra, P. P., Parker, A., Shackleton, C. M., Venkatesh, K., Vicario, D. R. and Welivita, I. 2022. Understanding rural-urban transitions in the Global South through Peri-Urban Turbulence. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00920-w

Riparian buffer strips influence nitrogen losses as nitrous oxide and leached N from upslope permanent pasture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E.H., Dunn, R. M., Loick, N., Charteris, A., Cocciaglia, L., Vangeli,S., Blackwell, M. S. A., Upadhayay, H., Hawkins, J. M. B., Evans, J. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Riparian buffer strips influence nitrogen losses as nitrous oxide and leached N from upslope permanent pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 336 (15 September), p. 108031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108031

Absence of a home‑field advantage within a short‑rotation arable cropping system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitmore, A. P., Mortimer, S., Shu, X. and Sizmur, T. 2022. Absence of a home‑field advantage within a short‑rotation arable cropping system. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05419-z

Effect of feeding lucerne and a mixed diet of oats and berseem clover as a source of fresh forage on ruminal characteristics and nitrogen use efficiency in dairy cows during the winter period

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Enriquez, D., Barrera, K., Rivero, M. J., Merino, V. M., Teixeira, D. L. and Vargas-Bello-Perez, E. 2022. Effect of feeding lucerne and a mixed diet of oats and berseem clover as a source of fresh forage on ruminal characteristics and nitrogen use efficiency in dairy cows during the winter period. Ruminants. 2 (2), pp. 212-225. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants2020014

Micro- and macro-elements in sheep excreta after consumption of feed supplements according to supplement formulation and level

N - Datasets
Kao, P-T., Darch, T., Fleming, H. R., Warren, H., McGrath, S. P., Buss, H. L. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. Micro- and macro-elements in sheep excreta after consumption of feed supplements according to supplement formulation and level. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98883

Changes in organic carbon to clay ratios in different soils and land uses in England and Wales over time

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prout, J. M., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P., Kirk, G. J. D., Hassall, K. L. and Haefele, S. M. 2022. Changes in organic carbon to clay ratios in different soils and land uses in England and Wales over time. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 5162. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09101-3

Soil N2O and CH4 emissions from fodder maize production with and without riparian bufer strips of difering vegetation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E. H., Dunn, R., Evans, J., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Soil N2O and CH4 emissions from fodder maize production with and without riparian bufer strips of difering vegetation. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05426-0

The impact of drought length and intensity on N cycling gene abundance, transcription and the size of an N2O hot moment from a temperate grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barrat, H., Clark, I. M., Evans, J., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2022. The impact of drought length and intensity on N cycling gene abundance, transcription and the size of an N2O hot moment from a temperate grassland soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 168 (May), p. 108606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2022.108606

A nation that rebuilds its soils rebuilds itself- an engineer’s perspective

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Johnson, K. L., Gray, N. D., Stone, W., Kelly, B. F. J., Fitzsimons, M., Clarke, C., Blake, L., Chivasa, S., Mtambanengwe, F., Mapfumo, P., Baker, A., Beckmann, S., Dominelli, L., Neal, A. L. and Gwandu, T. 2022. A nation that rebuilds its soils rebuilds itself- an engineer’s perspective. Soil Security. 7, p. 100060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soisec.2022.100060