Net Zero and Resilient Agriculture

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

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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

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

The Importance of Scale and the MAUP for Robust Ecosystem Service Evaluations and Landscape Decisions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comber, A and Harris, P. 2022. The Importance of Scale and the MAUP for Robust Ecosystem Service Evaluations and Landscape Decisions. Land. 11 (3), p. 399. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11030399

Accelerating the development of biological nitrification inhibition as a viable nitrous oxide mitigation strategy in grazed livestock systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
De Klein, C. A., Bowatte, S., Simon, P. L., Arango, J., Cardenas, L. M., Chadwick, D. R., Pijlman, J., Rees, R. M., Richards, K. G., Subbarao, G. V. and Whitehead, D. 2022. Accelerating the development of biological nitrification inhibition as a viable nitrous oxide mitigation strategy in grazed livestock systems. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 58, p. 235–240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-022-01631-2

CO2 fluxes from three different temperate grazed pastures using Eddy covariance measurements

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cardenas, L. M., Olde, L., Loick, N., Griffith, B. A., Hill, T., Evans, J., Cowan, N., Segura, C., Sint, H. M., Harris, P., McCalmont, J., Zhu, S., Dobermann, A. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. CO2 fluxes from three different temperate grazed pastures using Eddy covariance measurements. Science of the Total Environment. 831 (20 July), p. 154819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154819

Remotely Sensed Spatiotemporal Variation in Crude Protein of Shortgrass Steppe Forage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Irisarri, G., Durante, M., Derner, J. D., Oesterheld, M. and Augustine, D. J. 2022. Remotely Sensed Spatiotemporal Variation in Crude Protein of Shortgrass Steppe Forage. Remote Sensing. 14 (4), p. 854. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14040854

Stakeholder interpretation of probabilistic representations of uncertainty in spatial information an example on the nutritional quality of staple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chagumaira, C., Nalivata, P. C., Chimungu, J. G., Gashu, D., Broadley, M., Milne, A. E. and Lark, R. M. 2022. Stakeholder interpretation of probabilistic representations of uncertainty in spatial information an example on the nutritional quality of staple. International Journal Of Geographical Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2021.2020278

The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Roche, B., Farruggia, A., Pousin, M., Riga, P., Chataigner, C., Boutifard, V., Prieur, M., Roux, P., Cooke, A. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands. Ruminants. 2 (2), pp. 173-187. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants2020011

Prolonged heavy rainfall and land use drive catchment sediment source dynamics: appraisal using multiple biotracers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Zhang, Y., Granger, S. J., Micale, M. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Prolonged heavy rainfall and land use drive catchment sediment source dynamics: appraisal using multiple biotracers. Water Research. 216, p. 118348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118348

Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2022. Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6878

Monitored flow and water quality data from upper river taw observatory in 2018 and 2019 water years

N - Datasets
Granger, S. J., Zhang, Y., Sint, H. M. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Monitored flow and water quality data from upper river taw observatory in 2018 and 2019 water years. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.9882v

A rapid and inexpensive colour-based sediment tracing method incorporating hydrogen peroxide sample treatment as an alternative to quantitative source fingerprinting for catchment management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S. and Collins, A. L. 2022. A rapid and inexpensive colour-based sediment tracing method incorporating hydrogen peroxide sample treatment as an alternative to quantitative source fingerprinting for catchment management. Journal of Environmental Management. 311 (1 June), p. 114780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114780

(Un)willingness to contribute financially towards advice surrounding diffuse water pollution: the perspectives of farmers and advisors

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chivers, C. and Collins, A. L. 2022. (Un)willingness to contribute financially towards advice surrounding diffuse water pollution: the perspectives of farmers and advisors. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2022.2043917

Soil Dynamics and Nitrogen Absorption by a Natural Grassland Under Cow Urine and Dung Patches in an Andisol in Southern Chile

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ramirez-Sandoval, M., Pinochet, D. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. Soil Dynamics and Nitrogen Absorption by a Natural Grassland Under Cow Urine and Dung Patches in an Andisol in Southern Chile. Agronomy. 12 (3), p. 719. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12030719

Coupled steroid and phosphorus leaching from cattle slurry at lysimeter scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Manley, A., Collins, A. L., Joynes, A., Mellander, P-E. and Jordan, P. 2022. Coupled steroid and phosphorus leaching from cattle slurry at lysimeter scale. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 247 (May), p. 103979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2022.103979

Exploring the effects of land management change on productivity, carbon and nutrient balance: Application of an Ensemble Modelling Approach to the upper River Taw observatory, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassall, K. L., Coleman, K., Dixit, P., Granger, S. J., Zhang, Y., Sharp, R., Wu, L., Whitmore, A. P., Richter, G. M., Collins, A. L. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Exploring the effects of land management change on productivity, carbon and nutrient balance: Application of an Ensemble Modelling Approach to the upper River Taw observatory, UK. Science of the Total Environment. 824, p. 153824. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153824

Farm-level emission intensities of smallholder cattle (Bos indicus; B. indicus - B. taurus crosses) production systems in highlands and semi-arid regions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ndung'u, P. W., Takahashi, T., Du Toit, C. J. L., Robertson-Dean, M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., McAuliffe, G. A., Merbold, L. and Goopy, J. P. 2022. Farm-level emission intensities of smallholder cattle (Bos indicus; B. indicus - B. taurus crosses) production systems in highlands and semi-arid regions. Animal. 16 (1), p. 100445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100445

The Cost of Reducing Ammonia from Agriculture: Farm-gate Estimates and Policy Considerations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Samuel, A., Sherry, E., Misselbrook, T. H. and McIlroy, J. 2022. The Cost of Reducing Ammonia from Agriculture: Farm-gate Estimates and Policy Considerations. EuroChoices. 20 (3), pp. 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/1746-692X.12331

A comprehensive framework for assessing the accuracy and uncertainty of global above-ground biomass maps

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Araza, A., Bruin, S. D., Herold, M., Quegan, S., Labriere, N., Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Avitabile, V., Santoro, M., Mitchard, E. T., M.Ryan, C., L.Phillips, O., Willcock, S., Verbeeck, H., Carreiras, J., Hein, L., Schelhaas, M., Pacheco-Pascagaza, A. . M., Bispo, P. D. C., Laurin, G. V., Vieilledent, G., Slik, F., Wijaya, A., Lewis, S. L., Morel, A., Liang, J., Sukhdeo, H., Schepaschenko, D., Cavlovic, J., Gilani, H. and Lucas, R. 2022. A comprehensive framework for assessing the accuracy and uncertainty of global above-ground biomass maps. Remote Sensing of Environment. 272, p. 112917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.112917

Diffuse water pollution during recent extreme wet-weather in the UK: Environmental damage costs and insight into the future?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Granger, S. J., Semenov, M. A., Upadhayay, H. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Diffuse water pollution during recent extreme wet-weather in the UK: Environmental damage costs and insight into the future? Journal of Cleaner Production. 338, p. 130633. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.130633

Making Landscape Decisions to Meet Net Zero Carbon: Pathways that consider ethics, socio-ecological diversity, and landscape functions

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Cole, B., Saratsi, E., Earnshaw, K., Willcock, S., Gardner, E., Bradley, A., Fremantle, C., Bezant, J., Finan, J., Ziv, G. and Balzter, H. 2022. Making Landscape Decisions to Meet Net Zero Carbon: Pathways that consider ethics, socio-ecological diversity, and landscape functions. UK Research and Innovation - UKRI. https://doi.org/10.25392/leicester.data.19011629

Two sides of one medal: arable weed vegetation of Europe in phytosociological data compared to agronomical weed surveys

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burger, J., Kuzmic, F., Silc, U., Jansen, F., Metcalfe, H., Redwitz, C., Cirujeda, A., Fogliatto, S., Fried, G., Dostatny, D. F., Gerowitt, B., Glemnitz, M., Gonzalez-Andujar, J. L., Plaza, E. H., Izquierdo, J., Kolarova, M., Necajeva, J., Petit, S., Pinke, G., Schumacher, M., Ulber, L. and Vidotto, F. 2022. Two sides of one medal: arable weed vegetation of Europe in phytosociological data compared to agronomical weed surveys. Applied Vegetation Science. 25 (1), p. e12460. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12460

A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability. Animal Production Science. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21516

V-QBA vs QBA – How do video and live analysis compare for Qualitative Behaviour Assessment?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cooke, A. S., Mullan, S. M., Morten, C., Hockenhull, J., Lee, M. R. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. V-QBA vs QBA – How do video and live analysis compare for Qualitative Behaviour Assessment? Frontiers in veterinary science. 9, p. 832239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.832239

On track to achieve No Net Loss of forest at Madagascar’s biggest mine

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Devenish, K., Desbureaux, S., Willcock, S. and Jones, J. P. G. 2022. On track to achieve No Net Loss of forest at Madagascar’s biggest mine. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00850-7

The effects of electric field assisted composting on ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions varied with different electrolytes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Misselbrook, T. H., Bai, Z., Wang, H. and Ma, L. 2022. The effects of electric field assisted composting on ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions varied with different electrolytes. Bioresource Technology. 344 (Part A), p. 126194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.126194

Tackling unintended consequences of grazing livestock farming: Multi-scale assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs for water pollution mitigation scenarios

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Griffith, B. A., Granger, S. J., Sint, H. M. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Tackling unintended consequences of grazing livestock farming: Multi-scale assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs for water pollution mitigation scenarios. Journal of Cleaner Production. 336 (15 Feb), p. 130449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.130449

Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Niones, J. T., Sharp, R. T., Donayre, D. K. M., Oreiro, E. G. M., Milne, A. E. and Oliva, R. 2022. Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02452-z

Reducing uncertainty in ecosystem service modelling through weighted ensembles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hooftman, D. A. P., Bullock, J. M., Jones, L., Eigenbrod, F., Barredo, J. I., Forrest, M., Kindermann, G., Thomas, A. and Willcock, S. 2022. Reducing uncertainty in ecosystem service modelling through weighted ensembles. Ecosystem Services. 53 (February), p. 101398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101398

Reduction effect of individual N, P, K fertilization on antibiotic resistance genes in reclaimed water irrigated soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cui, E., Fan, X., Hu, C., Neal, A. L., Cui, B., Liu, C. and Gao, F. 2022. Reduction effect of individual N, P, K fertilization on antibiotic resistance genes in reclaimed water irrigated soil . Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 231, p. 113185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113185

Nutritionism in a food policy context: the case of animal protein

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Leroy, F., Beal, T., Gregorini, P., McAuliffe, G. and Van Vliet, S. 2022. Nutritionism in a food policy context: the case of animal protein. Animal Production Science. p. AN21237. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21237

The efficiency of elemental geochemistry and weathering indices as tracers in aeolian sediment provenance fingerprinting

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nosrati, K., Moradian, H., Dolatkordestani, M., Mol, L. and Collins, A. L. 2022. The efficiency of elemental geochemistry and weathering indices as tracers in aeolian sediment provenance fingerprinting. Catena. 210 (March 2022), p. 105932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105932

Cropping system exerts stronger influence on antibiotic resistance gene assemblages in greenhouse soils than reclaimed wastewater irrigation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Zhang, X., Fan, H., Liu, H. and Li, Z. 2022. Cropping system exerts stronger influence on antibiotic resistance gene assemblages in greenhouse soils than reclaimed wastewater irrigation . Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 425, p. 128046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.128046

The molecular size continuum of soil organic phosphorus and its chemical associations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reusser, J. E., Tamburini, F., Neal, A. L., Verel, R., Frossard, E. and McLaren, T. I. 2022. The molecular size continuum of soil organic phosphorus and its chemical associations . Geoderma. 412, p. 115716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2022.115716

Comparing the effect of different sample conditions and spectral libraries on the prediction accuracy of soil properties from near- and mid-infrared spectra at the field-scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Breure, T. S., Prout, J. M., Haefele, S. M., Milne, A. E., Hannam, J. A., Moreno-Rojas, S. and Corstanje, R. 2022. Comparing the effect of different sample conditions and spectral libraries on the prediction accuracy of soil properties from near- and mid-infrared spectra at the field-scale. Soil & Tillage Research. 215, p. 105196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.105196

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