Rhys Ashton

NameRhys Ashton
Job titleScientific Specialist - Soil Physics
Email addressrhys.ashton@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research clusterSAS-H: Soil Biology
Preferred citationAshton, R. W.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat

Ge, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Rosolem, C. A., Mooney, S. J., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J. and Whalley, W. R. 2019. Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat . Soil & Tillage Research. 191 (August), pp. 171-184.

The relationships between seedling root screens, root growth in the field and grain yield for wheat

Bai, C., Ge, Y., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J., Milne, A. E., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R., Parry, M. A. J., Melichar, J., Feuerhelm, D., Bansept, P. and Bartsch, M. 2019. The relationships between seedling root screens, root growth in the field and grain yield for wheat . Plant and Soil.

The effect of microbial activity on soil water diffusivity

Choudhury, B. U., Ferraris, S., Ashton, R. W., Powlson, D. S. and Whalley, W. R. 2018. The effect of microbial activity on soil water diffusivity. European Journal of Soil Science. 69 (3), pp. 407-413.

Effect of microbial activity on penetrometer resistance and elastic modulus of soil at different temperatures

Gao, W., Muñoz-Romero, V., Ren, T., Ashton, R. W., Morin, M., Clark, I. M., Powlson, D. S. and Whalley, W. R. 2017. Effect of microbial activity on penetrometer resistance and elastic modulus of soil at different temperatures. European Journal of Soil Science. 68 (4), pp. 412-419.

Methods to estimate changes in soil water for phenotyping root activity in the field

Whalley, W. R., Binley, A., Watts, C. W., Shanahan, P., Dodd, I. C., Ober, E. S., Ashton, R. W., Webster, C. P., White, R. P. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2017. Methods to estimate changes in soil water for phenotyping root activity in the field. Plant and Soil. 415 (1-2), pp. 407-422.

The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface

Helliwell, J. R., Sturrock, C. J., Mairhofer, S., Craigon, J., Ashton, R. W., Miller, A. J., Whalley, W. R. and Mooney, S. J. 2017. The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface. Scientific Reports. 7, p. 14875.

Root growth in field-grown winter wheat: Some effects of soil conditions, season and genotype.

Hodgkinson, L., Dodd, I. C., Binley, A., Ashton, R. W., White, R. P., Watts, C. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2017. Root growth in field-grown winter wheat: Some effects of soil conditions, season and genotype. European Journal of Agronomy. 91 (November), pp. 74-83.

Deep roots and soil structure

Gao, W., Hodgkinson, L., Jin, K., Watts, C. W., Ashton, R. W., Shen, J., Ren, T., Dodd, I. C., Binley, A., Phillips, A. L., Hedden, P., Hawkesford, M. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2016. Deep roots and soil structure. Plant, Cell & Environment. 39 (8), pp. 1662-1668.

Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: fluxes, emission factors and mitigation

Bell, M. J., Hinton, N., Cloy, J. M., Topp, C. F. E., Rees, R. M., Cardenas, L. M., Scott, T., Webster, C. P., Ashton, R. W., Whitmore, A. P., Williams, J. R., Balshaw, H., Paine, F., Goulding, K. W. T. and Chadwick, D. R. 2015. Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: fluxes, emission factors and mitigation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 212, pp. 134-147.

The effect of impedance to root growth on plant architecture in wheat

Jin, K., Shen, J., Ashton, R. W., White, Robin P., Dodd, I. C., Phillips, A. L., Parry, M. A. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2015. The effect of impedance to root growth on plant architecture in wheat. Plant and Soil. 392, pp. 323-332.

Wheat root growth responses to horizontal stratification of fertiliser in a water-limited environment

Jin, K., Shen, J., Ashton, R. W., White, Robin P., Dodd, I. C., Parry, M. A. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2015. Wheat root growth responses to horizontal stratification of fertiliser in a water-limited environment. Plant and Soil. 386, pp. 77-88.

Triaxial testing to determine the effect of soil type and organic carbon content on soil consolidation and shear deformation characteristics

Chakraborty, D., Watts, C. W., Powlson, D. S., Macdonald, A. J., Ashton, R. W., White, Robin P. and Whalley, W. R. 2014. Triaxial testing to determine the effect of soil type and organic carbon content on soil consolidation and shear deformation characteristics. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78, pp. 1192-1200.

How do roots elongate in a structured soil?

Jin, K., Shen, J., Ashton, R. W., Dodd, I. C., Parry, M. A. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2013. How do roots elongate in a structured soil? Journal of Experimental Botany. 64, pp. 4761-4777.

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