Andy Neal

NameAndy Neal
Job titleResearch Scientist - Soil Microbiology
Email addressandy.neal@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research clusterSAS-H: Soil Biology
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4225-1396
Preferred citationNeal, A. L.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Relationship between soil carbon sequestration and the ability of soil aggregates to transport dissolved oxygen

Zhang, X., Gregory, A. S., Whalley, W. R., Coleman, K., Neal, A. L., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Mooney, S. J., Crawford, J. W., Soga, K. and Illangasekare, T. H. 2021. Relationship between soil carbon sequestration and the ability of soil aggregates to transport dissolved oxygen. Geoderma. 403, p. 115370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115370

Editorial to the Thematic Topic Towards a more sustainable agriculture through managing soil microbiomes

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

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

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

Poor competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in pigeon pea root colonisation in Indian soils

Chalasani, D., Basu, A., Pullabhotla, S. V. S . R. N., Jorrin, B., Neal, A. L., Poole, P. S., Podile, A. R. and Tkacz, A. 2021. Poor competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in pigeon pea root colonisation in Indian soils . Microbiome. 12 (4), pp. e00423-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00423-21

Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity

Neal, A. L., Hughes, D. J., Clark, I. M., Jansson, J. K. and Hirsch, P. R. 2021. Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity. mSystems. 6 (3), pp. e01056-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.01056-20

Crop Type Exerts Greater Influence Upon Rhizosphere Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity than Phosphorus Fertilization.

Neal, A. L., McLaren, T., Campolino, M. L., Hughes, D. J., Coelho, A. M., De Paula Lana, U. G., Gomes, E. A. and De Sousa, S. M. 2020. Crop Type Exerts Greater Influence Upon Rhizosphere Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity than Phosphorus Fertilization. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97 (4), p. fiab033. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiab033

Key traits for ruminant livestock across diverse production systems in the context of climate change: perspectives from a global platform of research farms

Rivero, M. J., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Evans, A., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Neal, A. L., McLaren, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Chadwick, D. R., Styles, D., McCracken, D., Busch, D., Martin, G. B., Fleming, H. R., Sheridan, H., Gibbons, J., Merbold, L., Eisler, M., Lambe, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Vercoe, P. E., Williams, P., Machado, R., Takahashi, T., Puech, T., Boland, T., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Key traits for ruminant livestock across diverse production systems in the context of climate change: perspectives from a global platform of research farms. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 33 (2), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1071/RD20205

Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples

Rix, G. D., Todd, J. D., Neal, A. L. and Brearley, C. A. 2020. Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples. Microbial Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13733

The effects of long-term fertilizations on soil hydraulic properties vary with scales

Zhang, X., Neal, A. L., Crawford, J. W., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Akkari, E. and Rickard, W. 2021. The effects of long-term fertilizations on soil hydraulic properties vary with scales. Journal of Hydrology. 539, p. 125890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125890

Significant structural evolution of a long-term fallow soil in response to agricultural management practices requires at least 10 years after conversion at the aggregate level

Bacq-Labreuil, A., Neal, A. L., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S. J., Akkari, E., Zhang, X., Clark, I. M. and Ritz, K. 2020. Significant structural evolution of a long-term fallow soil in response to agricultural management practices requires at least 10 years after conversion at the aggregate level . European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13037

Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities

Garaycochea, S., Romero, H., Beyhaut, E., Neal, A. L. and Altier, N. 2020. Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (12), p. fiaa207. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa207

Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome

Neal, A. L., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Zhang, X., Clark, I. M., Coleman, K., Mooney, S. J., Ritz, K. and Crawford, J. W. 2020. Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 10649. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67631-0

Development of a reproducible method of analysis of iron, zinc and phosphorus in vegetables digests by SEC-ICP-MS

Dellaquila, C., Neal, A. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2019. Development of a reproducible method of analysis of iron, zinc and phosphorus in vegetables digests by SEC-ICP-MS . Food Chemistry. 308 (2020), p. 125652. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125652

Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model

Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Dellaquila, C., Ward, J. L., Neal, A. L., Bruggaber, S. F. A, Shewry, P. R. and Fairweather-Tail, S. 2019. Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model. Food Chemistry. 301 (15 December), p. 125292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125292

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture

Bacq-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S., Neal, A. L. and Ritz, K. 2019. Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture. Plant and Soil. 441 (1-2), p. 543–554. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-019-04144-4

Cover crop species have contrasting influence upon soil structural genesis and microbial community phenotype

Bacq-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S., Neal, A. L. and Ritz, K. 2019. Cover crop species have contrasting influence upon soil structural genesis and microbial community phenotype. Scientific Reports. 9 (7473). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43937-6

Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation

Cui, E., Fan, X., Li, Z., Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Hu, C. and Gao, F. 2019. Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation. Applied Soil Ecology. 142, pp. 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.04.026

Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere

Lui, Y., Neal, A. L., Zhang, X., Cui, E., Gao, F., Fan, X., Hu, C. and Li, Z. 2019. Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01361-y

Calcium Exerts a Strong Influence upon Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity in Soil

Neal, A. L. and Glendining, M. L. 2019. Calcium Exerts a Strong Influence upon Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity in Soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 139 (December), p. 107613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107613

Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere

Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Cui, E., Zhang, X., Li, Z., Xiao, Y., Du, Z., Gao, F., Fan, X. and Hu, C. 2018. Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere . Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.101

Effects of cropping systems upon the three-dimensional architecture of soil systems are highly contingent upon texture

Baco-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S. J., Neal, A. L., Akkari, E., Mcauliffe, C., Zhang, X. X., Redmile-Gordon, M. A. and Ritz, K. 2018. Effects of cropping systems upon the three-dimensional architecture of soil systems are highly contingent upon texture. Geoderma. 332, pp. 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.07.002

Amendment soil with biochar to control antibiotic resistance genes under unconventional water resources irrigation : Proceed with caution

Cui, E-P., Gao, F., Liu, Y., Fan, X-Y., Li, Z-Y., Du, Z-J., Hu, C. and Neal, A. L. 2018. Amendment soil with biochar to control antibiotic resistance genes under unconventional water resources irrigation : Proceed with caution. Environmental Pollution. 240, pp. 475-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.143

Effects of cover crops on phosphatase activity in a clay arable soil in the UK

Reynolds, S. H., Ritz, K., Crotty, F. V., Stoate, C., West, H. and Neal, A. L. 2017. Effects of cover crops on phosphatase activity in a clay arable soil in the UK. Association of Applied Biologists (AAB).

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

Phylogenetic distribution, biogeography and the effects of land management upon bacterial non-specific Acid phosphatase Gene diversity and abundance

Neal, A. L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Akkari, E., Clark, I. M., Hirsch, P. R. and Guyomar, C. 2018. Phylogenetic distribution, biogeography and the effects of land management upon bacterial non-specific Acid phosphatase Gene diversity and abundance. Plant and Soil. 427, pp. 175-189. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3301-2

Land-use influences phosphatase gene microdiversity in soils

Neal, A. L., Rossmann, M., Brearley, C., Akkari, E., Guyomar, C., Clark, I. M., Allen, E. and Hirsch, P. R. 2017. Land-use influences phosphatase gene microdiversity in soils. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (7), p. 2740–2753. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13778

Nanoparticles within WWTP sludges have minimal impact on leachate quality and soil microbial community structure and function

Durenkamp, M., Pawlett, M., Ritz, K., Harris, J. A., Neal, A. L. and McGrath, S. P. 2016. Nanoparticles within WWTP sludges have minimal impact on leachate quality and soil microbial community structure and function. Environmental Pollution. 211 (April), pp. 399-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.12.063

Growing innovations for the bioeconomy

Karp, A., Beale, M. H., Beaudoin, F., Eastmond, P. J., Neal, A. L., Shield, I. F., Townsend, B. J. and Dobermann, A. 2015. Growing innovations for the bioeconomy. Nature Plants. 1, p. 15193. https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2015.193

Distribution and speciation of iron and zinc in grain of two wheat genotypes

Eagling, T., Neal, A. L., McGrath, S. P., Fairweather-Tait, S., Shewry, P. R. and Zhao, F-J. 2014. Distribution and speciation of iron and zinc in grain of two wheat genotypes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 62, pp. 708-716. https://doi.org/10.1021/jf403331p

Systemic defense priming by Pseudomonas putida KT2440 in maize depends on benzoxazinoid exudation from the roots

Neal, A. L. and Ton, J. 2013. Systemic defense priming by Pseudomonas putida KT2440 in maize depends on benzoxazinoid exudation from the roots. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 8, p. e22655. https://doi.org/10.4161/psb.22655

Mycorrhiza-induced resistance: more than the sum of its parts?

Cameron, D. D., Neal, A. L., Van Wees, S. C. M. and Ton, J. 2013. Mycorrhiza-induced resistance: more than the sum of its parts? Trends in Plant Science. 18 (10), pp. 539-545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2013.06.004

Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension: links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber

Lillioja, S., Neal, A. L., Tapsell, L. and Jacobs, D. R. Jr 2013. Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension: links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber. Biofactors. 39 (3), pp. 242-258. https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1077

Iron and zinc complexation in wild-type and ferritin-expressing wheat grain: implications for mineral transport into developing grain

Neal, A. L., Geraki, K., Borg, S., Quinn, P., Mosselmans, J. F., Brinch-Pedersen, H. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Iron and zinc complexation in wild-type and ferritin-expressing wheat grain: implications for mineral transport into developing grain. Journal Of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. 18, pp. 557-570. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00775-013-1000-x

Benzoxazinoids in root exudates of maize attract Pseudomonas putida to the rhizosphere

Neal, A. L., Ahmad, S., Gordon-Weeks, R. and Ton, J. 2012. Benzoxazinoids in root exudates of maize attract Pseudomonas putida to the rhizosphere. PLOS ONE. 7, p. e35498 (10pp). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035498

Can the soil bacterium Cupriavidus necator sense ZnO nanomaterials and aqueous Zn2+ differentially?

Neal, A. L., Kabengi, N., Grider, A. and Bertsch, P. M. 2012. Can the soil bacterium Cupriavidus necator sense ZnO nanomaterials and aqueous Zn2+ differentially? Nanotoxicology. 6, pp. 371-380. https://doi.org/10.3109/17435390.2011.579633

Magnetite biomineralization induced by Shewanella oneidensis

Perez-Gonzalez, T., Jimenez-Lopez, C., Neal, A. L., Rull-Perez, F., Rodriguez-Navarro, A., Fernandez-Vivas, A. and Ianez-Pareja, E. 2010. Magnetite biomineralization induced by Shewanella oneidensis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 74, pp. 967-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.10.035

What can be inferred from bacterium-nanoparticle interactions about the potential consequences of environmental exposure to nanoparticles?

Neal, A. L. 2008. What can be inferred from bacterium-nanoparticle interactions about the potential consequences of environmental exposure to nanoparticles? Ecotoxicology. 17, pp. 362-371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-008-0217-x

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