Xiaoxian Zhang

NameXiaoxian Zhang
Job titleSenior Research Scientist - Biophysics
Email addressxiaoxian.zhang@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research clusterSAS-H: Soil Biology
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

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.

Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses

Wang, D., Gao, Y., Li, M., Sturrock, C. J., Gregory, A. S. and Zhang, X. 2020. Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses . Plant and Soil.

A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties

Whalley, W. R., Zhang, X., Whalley, P. A., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, G., Huang, Z. D., Zhou, H. and Mooney, S. J. 2020. A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties . Plant and Soil.

Discerning the difference between lumens and scalariform perforation plates in impeding water flow in single xylem vessels and vessel networks

Gao, Y., Yang, Z., Wang, G., Sun, J. and Zhang, X. X. 2020. Discerning the difference between lumens and scalariform perforation plates in impeding water flow in single xylem vessels and vessel networks . Frontiers in Plant Science. 11 (March 20), p. Article 246.

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.

Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications

Li, Z., Wang, D., Zhang, X. and Crawford, J. W. 2018. Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications . Journal of Hydrology. 566, pp. 435-440.

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.

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.

A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application

Wang, F., Zhang, X., Shen, X. and Sun, J, 2018. A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application . Journal of Hydrology. 564 (564), pp. 246-255.

A pore-scale model for simulating water flow in unsaturated soil

Hu, W., Guofeng, L. and Zhang, X. 2018. A pore-scale model for simulating water flow in unsaturated soil . Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 22 (7), p. 22:71.

Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics

Rabbi, S. M. F., Tighe, M. K., Flavel, R. J., Kaiser, B. N., Guppy, C. N., Zhang, X. and Young, I. M. 2018. Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics . New Phytologist. 219 (2), pp. 542-550.

Direct methods to calculate the mass exchange between solutes inside and outside aggregates in macroscopic model for solute transport in aggregated soil

Zhang, X., Wang, D. and Liu, Y. 2018. Direct methods to calculate the mass exchange between solutes inside and outside aggregates in macroscopic model for solute transport in aggregated soil. Geoderma. 320 (15), pp. 126-135.

Pore-scale simulation of gas diffusion in unsaturated soil aggregates: Accuracy of the dusty-gas model and the impact of saturation

Li, Z. Y., Zhang, X. and Liu, Yuan 2017. Pore-scale simulation of gas diffusion in unsaturated soil aggregates: Accuracy of the dusty-gas model and the impact of saturation. Geoderma. 303, pp. 196-203.

Sediment transfer at different spatial and temporal scales in the Sichuan Hilly Basin, China: Synthesizing data from multiple approaches and preliminary interpretation in the context of climatic and anthropogenic drivers

Golosov, V., Collins, A. L., Tang, Q., Zhang, X., Zhou, P., He, X. and Wen, A. 2017. Sediment transfer at different spatial and temporal scales in the Sichuan Hilly Basin, China: Synthesizing data from multiple approaches and preliminary interpretation in the context of climatic and anthropogenic drivers. Science of the Total Environment. 598 (15 November), pp. 319-329.

Identification and expression profile analysis of odorant binding protein and chemosensory protein genes in Bemisia tabaci MED by head transcriptome

Wang, R., Li, F., Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Qu, C., Tetreau, G., Sun, L., Luo, C. and Zhou, J. 2017. Identification and expression profile analysis of odorant binding protein and chemosensory protein genes in Bemisia tabaci MED by head transcriptome. PLOS ONE. (e0171739), p. 19pp.

A recovery principle provides insight into auxin pattern control in the Arabidopsis root

Moore, S., Liu, J., Zhang, X. and Lindsey, K. 2017. A recovery principle provides insight into auxin pattern control in the Arabidopsis root. Scientific Reports. 7, p. 43004.

Coupled incorporation of maize (Zea mays L.) straw with nitrogen fertilizer increased soil organic carbon in Fluvic Cambisol

Meng, F., Dungait, J. A. J., Xu, X., Bol, R., Zhang, X. and Wu, W. 2016. Coupled incorporation of maize (Zea mays L.) straw with nitrogen fertilizer increased soil organic carbon in Fluvic Cambisol. Geoderma. 304, pp. 19-27.

A Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating water flow at pore scale in unsaturated soils

Zhang, X., Crawford, J. W. and Young, I. M. 2016. A Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating water flow at pore scale in unsaturated soils. Journal of Hydrology. 538, pp. 152-160.

Optimizing rice plant photosynthate allocation reduces N2O emissions from paddy fields

Jiang, Y., Huang, X. M., Zhang, X., Zhang, X. Y., Zhang, Y., Zheng, C. Y., Deng, A. X., Zhang, J., Wu, L. H., Hu, S. J. and Zhang, W. J. 2016. Optimizing rice plant photosynthate allocation reduces N2O emissions from paddy fields. Scientific Reports. 6.

Modelling and predicting crop yield, soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under climate change scenarios with fertiliser management in the North China Plain

Zhang, X., Xu, M., Sun, N., Xiong, W., Huang, S. and Wu, L. 2016. Modelling and predicting crop yield, soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under climate change scenarios with fertiliser management in the North China Plain. Geoderma. 265, pp. 176-186.

Greenhouse gas emissions and stocks of soil carbon and nitrogen from a 20-year fertilised wheat-maize intercropping system: a model approach

Zhang, X., Xu, M., Liu, J., Sun, N., Wang, B. and Wu, L. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions and stocks of soil carbon and nitrogen from a 20-year fertilised wheat-maize intercropping system: a model approach. Journal of Environmental Management. 167 (1 February), pp. 105-114.

Sustainable grassland systems: a modelling perspective based on the North Wyke Farm Platform

Wu, L., Zhang, X., Griffith, B. A. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2016. Sustainable grassland systems: a modelling perspective based on the North Wyke Farm Platform. European Journal of Soil Science. 67 (4), pp. 397-408.

Method to improve catalyst layer model for modelling proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Zhang, X., Gao, Y., Ostadi, H., Jiang, K. and Chen, R. 2015. Method to improve catalyst layer model for modelling proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Journal Of Power Sources. 289, pp. 114-128.

Simulation of nitrous oxide emissions at field scale using the SPACSYS model

Wu, L., Rees, R. M., Tarsitano, D., Zhang, X., Jones, S. K. and Whitmore, A. P. 2015. Simulation of nitrous oxide emissions at field scale using the SPACSYS model. Science of the Total Environment. 530-531, pp. 76-86.

Climate change increases risk of fusarium wheat ear blight on wheat in central China

Zhang, X., Halder, J., White, Robin P., Hughes, D. J., Ye, Z., Wang, C., Xu, R., Gan, B. and Fitt, B. D. L. 2014. Climate change increases risk of fusarium wheat ear blight on wheat in central China. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 164 (3), pp. 384-395.

Leptosphaeria spp., phoma stem canker and potential spread of L. maculans on oilseed rape crops in China

Zhang, X., White, Robin P., Demir, E., Jedryczka, M., Lange, R. M., Islam, M., Li, Z. Q., Huang, Y. J., Hall, A. M., Zhou, G., Wang, Z., Cai, X., Skelsey, P. and Fitt, B. D. L. 2014. Leptosphaeria spp., phoma stem canker and potential spread of L. maculans on oilseed rape crops in China. Plant Pathology. 63 (3), pp. 598-612.

Barley has two peroxisomal ABC transporters with multiple functions in beta-oxidation

Mendiondo, G. M., Medhurst, A., Van Roermund, C. W., Zhang, X., Devonshire, J., Scholefield, D., Fernandez, J., Axcell, B., Ramsay, L., Waterham, H. R., Waugh, R., Theodoulou, F. L. and Holdsworth, M. J. 2014. Barley has two peroxisomal ABC transporters with multiple functions in beta-oxidation. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65, pp. 4833-4847.

Investigation of photosynthate-C allocation 27 days after 13C-pulse labeling of Zea mays L. at different growth stages

Meng, F., Dungait, J. A. J., Zhang, X., He, M., Guo, Y. and Wu, W. 2013. Investigation of photosynthate-C allocation 27 days after 13C-pulse labeling of Zea mays L. at different growth stages. Plant and Soil. 373, pp. 755-764.

Phytochelatins play a key role in arsenic accumulation and tolerance in the aquatic macrophyte Wolffia globosa

Zhang, X., Uroic, M. K., Xie, W-Y., Zhu, Y-G., Chen, B-D., McGrath, S. P., Feldmann, J. and Zhao, F-J. 2012. Phytochelatins play a key role in arsenic accumulation and tolerance in the aquatic macrophyte Wolffia globosa. Environmental Pollution. 165, pp. 18-24.

Pseudo half-molecules of the ABC transporter, COMATOSE, bind Pex19 and target to peroxisomes independently but are both required for activity

Nyathi, Y., Zhang, X., Baldwin, J. M., Bernhardt, K., Johnson, B., Baldwin, S. A., Theodoulou, F. L. and Baker, A. 2012. Pseudo half-molecules of the ABC transporter, COMATOSE, bind Pex19 and target to peroxisomes independently but are both required for activity. FEBS Letters. 586 (16), pp. 2280-2286.

Carbon sequestration by fruit trees - Chinese apple orchards as an example

Wu, T., Wang, Y., Yu, C., Chiarawipa, R., Zhang, X., Han, Z. and Wu, L. 2012. Carbon sequestration by fruit trees - Chinese apple orchards as an example. PLOS ONE. 7, p. e38883.

Conservation of targeting but divergence in function and quality control of peroxisomal ABC transporters: an analysis using cross-kingdom expression

Zhang, X., De Marcos Lousa, C., Schutte-Lensink, N., Ofman, R., Wanders, R. J., Baldwin, S. A., Baker, A., Kemp, S. and Theodoulou, F. L. 2011. Conservation of targeting but divergence in function and quality control of peroxisomal ABC transporters: an analysis using cross-kingdom expression. Biochemical Journal. 436, pp. 547-557.

Peroxisomal transport systems: roles in signaling and metabolism

Theodoulou, F. L., Zhang, X., De Marcos Lousa, C., Nyathi, Y. and Baker, A. 2011. Peroxisomal transport systems: roles in signaling and metabolism. in: Geisler, M. and Venema, K. (ed.) Transporters and pumps in plant signaling Springer, Berlin. pp. 327-351

Effects of soil conditions and drought on egg hatching and larval survival of the clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus)

Johnson, S. N., Gregory, P. J., Mcnicol, J. W., Oodally, Y., Zhang, X. and Murray, P. J. 2010. Effects of soil conditions and drought on egg hatching and larval survival of the clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Applied Soil Ecology. 44, pp. 75-79.

Arsenic uptake and speciation in the rootless duckweed Wolffia globosa

Zhang, X., Zhao, F-J., Huang, Q., Williams, P. N., Sun, G-X. and Zhu, Y-G. 2009. Arsenic uptake and speciation in the rootless duckweed Wolffia globosa. New Phytologist. 182 (2), pp. 421-428.

Performance evaluation of the cell-based algorithms for domain decomposition in flow simulation

Wang, J., Zhang, X., Bengough, A. G. and Crawford, J. W. 2008. Performance evaluation of the cell-based algorithms for domain decomposition in flow simulation. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 18, pp. 656-672.

Arsenic accumulation by the aquatic fern Azolla : comparison of arsenate uptake, speciation and efflux by A. caroliniana and A. filiculoides

Zhang, X., Lin, A-J., Zhao, F-J., Xu, G-Z., Duan, G-L. and Zhu, Y-G. 2008. Arsenic accumulation by the aquatic fern Azolla : comparison of arsenate uptake, speciation and efflux by A. caroliniana and A. filiculoides. Environmental Pollution. 156, pp. 1149-1155.

Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba

Lin, A., Zhang, X., Zhu, Y-G. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 27 (2), pp. 413-419.

Development of biotech crops in China

Xue, Q., Zhang, X. and Zhang, Y. 2006. Development of biotech crops in China. in: Halford, N. G. (ed.) Plant biotechnology: current and future uses of genetically modified crops John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 53-67

Modelling the movement and survival of the root feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus , in the root-zone of white clover

Zhang, X., Johnson, S. N., Gregory, P. J., Crawford, J. W., Young, I. M., Murray, P. J. and Jarvis, S. C. 2006. Modelling the movement and survival of the root feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus , in the root-zone of white clover. Ecological Modelling. 190 (1-2), pp. 133-146.

How soil properties affect egg development and larval longevity of a grassland insect pest - an empirically based model

Johnson, S. N., Zhang, X., Crawford, J. W., Gregory, P. J. and Young, I. M. 2005. How soil properties affect egg development and larval longevity of a grassland insect pest - an empirically based model. Jarvis, S. C., Murray, P. J. and Roker, J. A. (ed.) Optimisation of nutrient cycling and soil quality for sustainable grasslands. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands. pp. p63 doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-556-7

Attractive properties of an isoflavenoid found in white clover root nodules on the clover root weevil

Johnson, S. N., Gregory, P. J., Greenham, J. R., Zhang, X. and Murray, P. J. 2005. Attractive properties of an isoflavenoid found in white clover root nodules on the clover root weevil. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31 (9), pp. 2223-2229.

Host location by larvae of Sitona lepidus

Murray, P. J., Johnson, S., Zhang, X., Gregory, P. and Young, I. 2004. Host location by larvae of Sitona lepidus. Abstracts XIV International colloquium on soil zoology and ecology. University of Rouen-Mount Saint Aignan, France, August 30-September 3, 2004. pp. p170

Host plant recognition by the root feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus (Coleoptera Curculionidae)

Johnson, S. N., Gregory, P. J., Murray, P. J., Zhang, X. and Young, I. M. 2004. Host plant recognition by the root feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus (Coleoptera Curculionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 94, pp. 433-439.

Amino acid enantiomers in soil: indicators for protein ageing and turnover

Amelung, W., Bol, R. and Zhang, X. 2001. Amino acid enantiomers in soil: indicators for protein ageing and turnover. Abstracts 20th International Conference on Organic Geochemistry, Nancy, France, 10-14 September 2001.

Evaluation of soil N dating with amino acid enantiomers

Amelung, W., Zhang, X. and Bol, R. 1999. Evaluation of soil N dating with amino acid enantiomers. ASA CSSA SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Salt Lake City, 31 October - 4 November 1999. American Society of Agronomy. pp. 232

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