Tegan Darch

NameTegan Darch
Job titlePost Doctoral Research Scientist - Environmental Biogeochemistry
Email addresstegan.darch@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research clusterSAS-NW: Environment Systems and Modelling
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2367-043X
OfficeNorth Wyke

Research outputs

Production of Phosphorus Fertiliser from Abattoir and Other Industrial Wastes

Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Dunn, R. 2020. Production of Phosphorus Fertiliser from Abattoir and Other Industrial Wastes. Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society. 847, pp. 1-24.

The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species

Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Evans, J. and Storkey, J. 2020. The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species. Agronomy. 10 (10), p. 1463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101463

Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants

Kao, P.-T., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Kendall, N. R., Buss, H. L., Warren, H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2020. Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants. Advances in Agronomy. 164, pp. 161-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2020.06.004

Elucidating three-way interactions between soil, pasture and animals that regulate nitrous oxide emissions from temperate grazing systems

McAuliffe, G., Lopez, M., Blackwell, M. S. A., Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Darch, T., Evans, J., Horrocks, C. A., Le Cocq, K., Takahashi, T., Harris, P., Lee, M. R. F. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Elucidating three-way interactions between soil, pasture and animals that regulate nitrous oxide emissions from temperate grazing systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 300, p. 106978. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.106978

Fertilizer produced from abattoir waste can contribute to phosphorus sustainability, and biofortify crops with minerals

Darch, T., Dunn, R. M., Guy, A., Hawkins, J. M. B., Ash, M., Frimpong, K. A. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Fertilizer produced from abattoir waste can contribute to phosphorus sustainability, and biofortify crops with minerals. PLOS ONE. 14 (9), p. e0221647. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221647

Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements

Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Haslam, R. P. 2019. Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. 6 (4), pp. 332-340. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019274

Simultaneous Quantification of Soil Phosphorus Labile Pool and Desorption Kinetics Using DGTs and 3D-DIFS

Menezes-Blackburn, D., Sun, J., Lehto, N. J., Zhang, H., Strutter, M., Giles, C. D., Darch, T., George, T. S., Shand, C., Lumsdon, D., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Cooper, P., Wendler, R., Brown, L., Al-Kasbi, M. and Haygarth, P. M. 2019. Simultaneous Quantification of Soil Phosphorus Labile Pool and Desorption Kinetics Using DGTs and 3D-DIFS. Environmental Science & Technology. 53 (12), pp. 6718-6728. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00320

Opportunities for mobilizing recalcitrant phosphorus from agricultural soils: a review

Menezes-Blackburn, D., Courtney, G., Darch, T., George, T. S., Blackwell, M. S. A., Stutter, M., Shand, C., Lumsdon, D., Cooper, P., Wendler, R., Brown, L., Almeida, D. S., Wearing, C., Zhang, H. and Haygarth, P. M. 2017. Opportunities for mobilizing recalcitrant phosphorus from agricultural soils: a review. Plant and Soil. 427 (1-2), pp. 5-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3362-2

Phosphorus acquisition by citrate- and phytase-exuding Nicotiana tabacum plant mixtures depends on soil phosphorus availability and root intermingling

Giles, C. D., Richardson, A. E., Cade-Menun, B. J., Mezali, M. M., Brown, L. K., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Shand, C. A., Stutter, M. I., Wendler, R., Cooper, P., Lumsdon, D. G., Wearing, C., Zhang, H., Haygarth, P. M. and George, T. S. 2018. Phosphorus acquisition by citrate- and phytase-exuding Nicotiana tabacum plant mixtures depends on soil phosphorus availability and root intermingling. Physiologia Plantarum. 163, pp. 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12718

Root development impacts on the distribution of phosphatase activity: Improvements in quantification using soil zymography

Giles, C. D., Dupuy, L., Boitt, G., Brown, L. K., Condron, L. M., Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Shand, C. A., Stutter, M. I., Lumsdon, D. G., Wendler, R., Cooper, P., Wearing, C., Zhang, H., Haygarth, P. M. and George, T. S. 2018. Root development impacts on the distribution of phosphatase activity: Improvements in quantification using soil zymography. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 116, pp. 158-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.08.011

Organic phosphorus in the terrestrial environment: a perspective on the state of the art and future priorities

George, T. S., Giles, C. D., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Condron, L. M., Gama-Rodrigues, A. C., Jaisi, D., Lang, F., Neal, A. L., Stutter, M. I., Almeida, D. S., Bol, R., Cabugoa, K. G., Celi, L., Cotner, J. B., Feng, G., Goll, D. S., Hallama, M., Krueger, J., Plassard, C., Rosling, A., Darch, T., Fraser, T., Giesler, R., Richardson, A. E., Tamburini, F., Shand, C. A., Lumsdon, D. G., Zhang, H., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Mezeli, M. M., Almas, A. R., Audette, Y., Bertrand, I., Beyhaut, E., Boitt, G., Bradshaw, N., Brearley, C. A., Bruulsema, T. W., Ciais, P., Cozzolino, V., Duran, P. C., Mora, M. L., De Menezes, A. B., Dodd, R. J., Dunfield, K., Engl, C., Frazao, P. C., Garland, G., Gonzalez Jimenez, J. L., Graca, J., Granger, S. J., Harrison, A. F., Heuck, C., Hou, E. Q., Johnes, P. J., Kaiser, K., Kjaer, H. A., Klumpp, E., Lamb, A. L., Macintosh, K .A., Mackay, E. B., McGrath, J., McIntryre, C., McLaren, T., Meszaros, E., Missong, A., Mooshammer, M., Negron, C. P., Nelson, L. A., Pfahler, V., Poblete-Grant, P., Randall, M., Seguel, A., Seth, K., Smith , A. C., Smits, M. M., Sobaro, J. A., Spohn, M., Tawaraya, K., Tibbett, M., Voroney, P., Wallander, H., Wang, L., Wasaki, J. and Haygarth, P. M. 2018. Organic phosphorus in the terrestrial environment: a perspective on the state of the art and future priorities. Plant and Soil. 427 (1-2), pp. 191-208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3391-x

Hydrological controls on DOC : nitrate resource stoichiometry in a lowland, agricultural catchment, southern UK

Heppell, C. M., Binley, A., Trimmer, M., Darch, T., Jones, A., Malone, E., Collins, A. L., Johnes, P. J., Freer, J. E. and Lloyd, C. E. M. 2017. Hydrological controls on DOC : nitrate resource stoichiometry in a lowland, agricultural catchment, southern UK. Hydrology And Earth System Sciences. 21 (9), pp. 4785-4802. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4785-2017

Inter- and intra-species intercropping of barley cultivars and legume species, as affected by soil phosphorus availability

Darch, T., Giles, C. D., Blackwell, M. S. A., George, T. S., Brown, L. K., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Shand, C. A., Stutter, M. I., Lumsdon, D. G., Mezeli, M. M., Wendler, R., Zhang, H., Wearing, C., Cooper, P. and Haygarth, P. M. 2017. Inter- and intra-species intercropping of barley cultivars and legume species, as affected by soil phosphorus availability. Plant and Soil. 427 (1-2), pp. 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3365-z

Linking the depletion of rhizosphere phosphorus to the heterologous expression of a fungal phytase in Nicotiana tabacum as revealed by enzyme-labile P and solution 31 P NMR spectroscopy

Giles, C. D., George, T. S., Brown, L. K., Mezeli, M., Shand, C. A., Richardson, A. E., Mackay, R., Wendler, R., Darch, T., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Cooper, P., Stutter, M. I., Lumsdon, D. G., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Zhang, H. and Haygarth, P. M. 2017. Linking the depletion of rhizosphere phosphorus to the heterologous expression of a fungal phytase in Nicotiana tabacum as revealed by enzyme-labile P and solution 31 P NMR spectroscopy. Rhizosphere. 3, pp. 82-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2016.11.004

Response-based selection of barley cultivars and legume species for complementarity: Root morphology and exudation in relation to nutrient source

Giles, C. D., Brown, L .K., Adu, M. O., Mezeli, M. M., Sandral, G. A., Simpson, R. J., Wendler, R., Shand, C. A., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Darch, T., Stutter, M. I., Lumsdon, D. G., Zhang, H., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Cooper, P., Haygarth, P. M. and George, T. S. 2017. Response-based selection of barley cultivars and legume species for complementarity: Root morphology and exudation in relation to nutrient source. Plant Science. 255, pp. 12-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.11.002

Organic Acids Regulation of Chemical Microbial Phosphorus Transformations in Soils

Menezes-Blackburn, D., Paredes, C., Zhang, H., Giles, C. D., Darch, T., Stutter, M., George, T. S., Shand, C., Lumsdon, D., Cooper, P., Wendler, R., Brown, L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Haygarth, P. M. and Stralia, V. P. 2016. Organic Acids Regulation of Chemical Microbial Phosphorus Transformations in Soils. Environmental Science & Technology. 50 (21), pp. 11521-11531. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b03017

Assessment of bioavailable organic phosphorus in tropical forest soils by organic acid extraction and phosphatase hydrolysis

Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Chadwick, D. R., Haygarth, P. M., Hawkins, J. M. B. and Turner, B. L. 2016. Assessment of bioavailable organic phosphorus in tropical forest soils by organic acid extraction and phosphatase hydrolysis. Geoderma. 284 (15 December), pp. 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.08.018

Does the combination of citrate and phytase exudation in Nicotiana tabacum promote the acquisition of endogenous soil organic phosphorus?

Giles, C. D., George, T. S., Brown, L. K., Mezeli, M. M., Richardson, A. E., Shand, C. A., Wendler, R., Darch, T., Menezes-Blackburn, D., Cooper, P., Stutter, M. I., Lumsdon, D. G., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Zhang, H. and Haygarth, P. M. 2017. Does the combination of citrate and phytase exudation in Nicotiana tabacum promote the acquisition of endogenous soil organic phosphorus? Plant and Soil. 412 (1), pp. 43-59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-016-2884-3

A Holistic Approach to Understanding the Desorption of Phosphorus in Soils

Menezes-Blackburn, D., Zhang, H., Stutter, M., Giles, C. D., Darch, T., George, T. S., Shand, C., Lumsdon, D., Blackwell, M. S. A., Wearing, C., Cooper, P., Wendler, R., Brown, L. and Haygarth, P. M. 2016. A Holistic Approach to Understanding the Desorption of Phosphorus in Soils. Environmental Science & Technology. 50 (7), pp. 3371-3381. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b05395

Using 31P-NMR to investigate dynamics of soil phosphorus compounds in the Rothamsted Long Term Experiments

Blackwell, M. S. A., Turner, B., Granger, S. J., Hooper, A. M., Darch, T., Hawkins, J. M. B., Yuan, H. and McGrath, S. P. 2015. Using 31P-NMR to investigate dynamics of soil phosphorus compounds in the Rothamsted Long Term Experiments. EGU.

Dissolved phosphorus retention in buffer strips: influence of slope and soil type

Darch, T., Carswell, A. M., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hawkins, J. M. B., Haygarth, P. M. and Chadwick, D. 2015. Dissolved phosphorus retention in buffer strips: influence of slope and soil type. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44, pp. 1216-1224. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2014.10.0440

A meta-analysis of organic and inorganic phosphorus in organic fertilizers, soils and water: implications for water quality

Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hawkins, J. M. B., Haygarth, P. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2014. A meta-analysis of organic and inorganic phosphorus in organic fertilizers, soils and water: implications for water quality. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 44, pp. 2172-2202. https://doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2013.790752

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