Net Zero and Resilient Farming

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

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Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Granger, S. J. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-024-32533-5

Farmland abandonment and vegetation succession mediate soil properties but are determined by the duration of conversion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lv, X., Tang, Q., Han, C., Song, M., Yuan, C., Yang, Q., Wei, J., He, X. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Farmland abandonment and vegetation succession mediate soil properties but are determined by the duration of conversion. Catena. 238 (April), p. 107877. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2024.107877

Soil Map of Rothamsted Estate

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Avery, B. W., Catt, J. A., Coleman, K., Pino-Chandia, L. and Ostler, R. 2024. Soil Map of Rothamsted Estate. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98z89

Moderate grazing increased carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage in plants and soil in the Eurasian meadow steppe ecosystem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, M., Zhang, C., Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Yu, T., Xue, X., Wu, L., Zhou, W., Yun, X., Yan, R. and Bai, K. 2024. Moderate grazing increased carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage in plants and soil in the Eurasian meadow steppe ecosystem. Science of the Total Environment. 914, p. 169864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169864

Evaluating Effective Particle Size Distributions of Cohesive Sediment under Varying Shear Stress and Bed Configurations in a Rotating Annular Flume

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maltauro, R., Stone, M., Collins, A. L. and Krishnappan, B.G. 2024. Evaluating Effective Particle Size Distributions of Cohesive Sediment under Varying Shear Stress and Bed Configurations in a Rotating Annular Flume. Water. 16 (4), p. 546. https://doi.org/10.3390/w16040546

The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mondon, B., Sear, D. A., Collins, A. L., Shaw, P. J. and Sykes, T. 2024. The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management. River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.4250

Linking soil erosion and sediment yield with landscape heterogeneity: Exploration using the lower Jinsha River Basin, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, H., Lv, J., Bao, Y., Tang, Q., Collins, A. L., Khurram, D. and He, X. 2024. Linking soil erosion and sediment yield with landscape heterogeneity: Exploration using the lower Jinsha River Basin, China. Journal of Hydrology. 631, p. 130729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.130729

Impact of plastic mulching and residue return on maize yield and soil organic carbon storage in irrigated dryland areas under climate change

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Quan, H., Wang, B., Wu, L., Feng, H., Wu, L., Wu, L., Liu, D. L. and Siddique, K. H. 2024. Impact of plastic mulching and residue return on maize yield and soil organic carbon storage in irrigated dryland areas under climate change. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 362, p. 108838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2023.108838

13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Joynes, A. and Collins, A. L. 2024. 13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall. Environmental Chemistry Letters. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-023-01684-1

Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jebari, A., Pereyra, F., Kumar, A., Collins, A. L., Rivero, M. J. and Mcauliffe, G. 2024. Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development - ASD. 44 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-023-00938-0

Soil erosion, sediment sources, connectivity and suspended sediment yields in UK temperate agricultural catchments Discrepancies and reconciliation of field-based measurements

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Soil erosion, sediment sources, connectivity and suspended sediment yields in UK temperate agricultural catchments Discrepancies and reconciliation of field-based measurements. Journal of Environmental Management. 351, p. 119810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119810

Impacts of reduced synthetic fertiliser use under current and future climates Exploration using integrated agroecosystem modelling in the upper River Taw observatory, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Wu, L., Jebari, A. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Impacts of reduced synthetic fertiliser use under current and future climates Exploration using integrated agroecosystem modelling in the upper River Taw observatory, UK. Journal of Environmental Management. 351, p. 119732. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119732

Key management practices to reduce the risk of the occurrence of Rumex obtusifolius in productive grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Klötzli, J., Suter, M., Beaumont, D. A., Kolmanič, A., Leskovšek, R., Schaffner, U., Storkey, J. and Lüscher, A. 2023. Key management practices to reduce the risk of the occurrence of Rumex obtusifolius in productive grasslands. Weed Research. pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12608

An analysis of Earth temperature and related series in air and soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dhanoa, M. S., Sanderson, R., Shepherd, A. M., Cardenas, L. M., Ellis, J. L., Powell, C. D., Lopez, S. and France, J. 2023. An analysis of Earth temperature and related series in air and soil. Advances in Agronomy. 180, pp. 227-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2023.03.004

Sensitivity of simulated soil water content, evapotranspiration, gross primary production and biomass to climate change factors in Euro-Mediterranean grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bellocchi, G., Barcza, Z., Hollos, R., Acutis, M., Bottyan, E., Doro, L., Hidy, D., Lellei-Kovacs, E., Ma, S., Minet, J., Pacsko, V., Perego, A., Ruget, F., Seddaiu, G., Wu, L. and Sandor, R. 2023. Sensitivity of simulated soil water content, evapotranspiration, gross primary production and biomass to climate change factors in Euro-Mediterranean grasslands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 343 (15 Dec), p. 109778. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109778

Goat health and management for improved smallholders’ livelihoods in central Malawi – A socioeconomic analysis of rural households

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Airs, P. M., Ventura-Cordero, J., Gwiriri, L. C., Tinsley, J. H., Mvula, W., Lee, M. R., Wyk, J. A. V., Nalivata, P. C., Takahashi, T., Morgan, E. R. and Safalaoh, A. C. 2023. Goat health and management for improved smallholders’ livelihoods in central Malawi – A socioeconomic analysis of rural households. Small Ruminant Research. 229 (Dec 23), p. 107114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2023.107114

Challenges in measuring fine sediment ingress in gravel-bed rivers using retrievable sediment trap samplers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maltauro, R., Stone, M., Collins, A. L. and Krishnappan, B. G. 2023. Challenges in measuring fine sediment ingress in gravel-bed rivers using retrievable sediment trap samplers. River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.4237

Eddy covariance fluxes over managed ecosystems extrapolated to field scales at fine spatial resolutions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhu, S., Olde, L., Lewis, K., Quaife, T., Cardenas, L. M., Loick, N., Xu, J. and Hill, T. 2023. Eddy covariance fluxes over managed ecosystems extrapolated to field scales at fine spatial resolutions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 342 (15 November), p. 109675. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109675

How does grazing pressure affect feed intake and behavior of livestock in a meadow steppe in northern China and their coupling relationship

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yu, T., Yan, R., Zhang, C., Chen, S., Zhang, Z., Guo, L., Hu, T., Jiang, C., Wang, M., Bai, K., Zhou, W. and Wu, L. 2023. How does grazing pressure affect feed intake and behavior of livestock in a meadow steppe in northern China and their coupling relationship. Science of the Total Environment. 908 (15 Jan), p. 168472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168472

Freshwater invertebrate responses to fine sediment stress A multi-continent perspective

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McKenzie, M., Brooks, A., Callisto, M., Collins, A. L., Durkota, J. M., Death, R. G., Iwan Jones, J., Linares, M. S., Matthaei, C. D., Monk, W. A., Murphy, J. A., Wagenhoff, A., Wilkes, M., Wood, P. J. and Mathers, K. L. 2023. Freshwater invertebrate responses to fine sediment stress A multi-continent perspective. Global Change Biology. 30 (1), p. e17084. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17084

One Hundred Priority Questions for the Development of Sustainable Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Devenish, A. J. M., Schmitter, P., Jellason, N. P., Esmail, N., Abdi, N. M., Adanu, S. K., Adolph, B., Al-Zu’bi, M., Amali, A. A., Barron, J., Chapman, A. S. A., Chausson, A. M., Chibesa, M., Davies, J., Dugan, E., Edwards, G. I., Egeru, A., Gebrehiwot, T., Griffiths, G. H., Haile, A., Hunga, H. G., Igbine, L., Jarju, O. M., Keya, F., Khalifa, M., Ledoux, W. A., Lejissa, L. T., Loupa, P., Lwanga, J., Mapedza, E. D., Marchant, R., McLoud, T., Mukuyu, P., Musah, L. M., Mwanza, M., Mwitwa, J., Neina, D., Newbold, T., Njogo, S., Robinson, E. J. Z., Singini, W., Umar, B. B., Wesonga, F., Willcock, S., Yang, J. and Tobias, J. A. 2023. One Hundred Priority Questions for the Development of Sustainable Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Land. 12 (10), p. 1879. https://doi.org/10.3390/land12101879

Influence of soil drying followed by flooding on micronutrient solubilization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Khan, S. U., Hooda, P. S., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Busquets, R. 2023. Influence of soil drying followed by flooding on micronutrient solubilization. Soil Use and Management. 40 (1), p. e12946. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12946

Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets

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Buckingham, S., Topp, C. F. E., Smith, P., Eory, V., Chadwick, D. R., Baxter, C. K., Cloy, J. M., Connolly, S., Cooledge, E. C., Cowan, N. J., Drewer, J., Duffy, C., Fox, N. J., Jebari, A., Jenkins, B., Krol, D. J., Marsden, K. A., Mcauliffe, G., Morrison, S. J., O'Flaherty, V., Ramsey, R., Richards, K. G., Roehe, R., Smith, J., Smith, K., Takahashi, T., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J., Wiltshire, J. and Rees, R. M. 2023. Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 10 (2), pp. 268-280. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2023495

The impact of feeding supplemental minerals to sheep on the return of micronutrients to pasture via urine and faeces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kao, P-T., Fleming, H. R., Warren, H., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Buss, H. L. and Lee, M. R. F. 2023. The impact of feeding supplemental minerals to sheep on the return of micronutrients to pasture via urine and faeces. Scientific Reports. 13, p. 2747. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-29717-3

Environmental and economic assessment of waste collection and transportation using LCA: A case study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Aryan, Y., Kumar, A., Subham, and Samadder, S. R. 2023. Environmental and economic assessment of waste collection and transportation using LCA: A case study. Environmental Research. 231 (2), p. 116108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2023.116108

Multiscale spatially varying coefficient modelling using a Geographical Gaussian Process GAM

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comber, A, Harris, P. and Brunsdon, C 2023. Multiscale spatially varying coefficient modelling using a Geographical Gaussian Process GAM. International Journal Of Geographical Information Science. 38 (1), pp. 27-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2023.2270285

High resolution flow datasets for surface runoff, surface lateral runoff and drainage pathways from 1 ha sized hydrologically isolated plots.

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Hawkins, J. M. B. 2023. High resolution flow datasets for surface runoff, surface lateral runoff and drainage pathways from 1 ha sized hydrologically isolated plots. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y67

Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Galdos, M. V., Soares, J. R., Lourenco, K. S., Harris, P., Zeri, M., Cunha-Zeri, G., Vargas, V. P., Degaspari, I. A. M. and Cantarella, H. 2023. Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 127, pp. 375-392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-023-10321-w

Field features of the North Wyke Farm Platform: weather, topography, soil, ecosystem services provision index and management

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Segura, C., Neal, A. L., Castro-Sardina, L. and Irisarri, G. 2023. Field features of the North Wyke Farm Platform: weather, topography, soil, ecosystem services provision index and management . Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y60

Impact of nitrogen and phosphorus additions on soil gross nitrogen transformations in a temperate desert steppe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Zhang, J., Zhu, G., Yin, X., Zhang, X., Wang, S., Muller, C., Misselbrook, T. H. and Zuo, X. 2023. Impact of nitrogen and phosphorus additions on soil gross nitrogen transformations in a temperate desert steppe. European Journal of Soil Science. 74 (5), p. e13416. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13416

Evaluating the Impact of Long-Term Land Use Change and Age since Disturbance on Soil Faunal Diversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Demirer, U. A., Norris, S. L., Liu, W. and Murray, P. J. 2023. Evaluating the Impact of Long-Term Land Use Change and Age since Disturbance on Soil Faunal Diversity. Forests. 14 (9), p. 1882. https://doi.org/10.3390/f14091882

The North Wyke Farm Platform: GreenFeed System Methane and Carbon Dioxide Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
De-Meo-Filho, P., Hawkins, J. M. B. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: GreenFeed System Methane and Carbon Dioxide Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y53

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Eddy Covariance Greenhouse Gas Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Olde, L., Hawkins, J. M. B. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Eddy Covariance Greenhouse Gas Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y52

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Field Survey Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B., Beaumont, D. A., Sint, H. M. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Field Survey Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y51

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Livestock Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B., Griffith, B. A. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Livestock Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y50

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Field Events Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Field Events Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y4z

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Quality Control System (Data version 3; released on 01-12-2018)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B., Sint, H. M. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Quality Control System (Data version 3; released on 01-12-2018). Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y4y

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Fine Resolution (15-minute) Soil Moisture Station Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Fine Resolution (15-minute) Soil Moisture Station Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y4x

The North Wyke Farm Platform: Fine Resolution (15-minute) Meteorological Data

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, J. M. B. and Harris, P. 2023. The North Wyke Farm Platform: Fine Resolution (15-minute) Meteorological Data. Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y4w

Effects on soil of grassland management for pasture, hay and silage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Segura, C., Cardenas, L. M., McDowell, R., Morgan, S. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2023. Effects on soil of grassland management for pasture, hay and silage. Encyclopedia of soils in the environment. 3, pp. 102-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00190-7