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Magnesium biofortification of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) via agronomy and breeding as a potential way to reduce grass tetany in grazing ruminants (2019)
Journal Article
Kumssa, D. B., Lovatt, J. A., Graham, N. S., Palmer, S., Hayden, R., Wilson, L., …Broadley, M. R. (2019). Magnesium biofortification of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) via agronomy and breeding as a potential way to reduce grass tetany in grazing ruminants. Plant and Soil, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-019-04337-x

Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene (2019)
Journal Article
Panagiotopoulos, K., Holtvoeth, J., Kouli, K., Marinova, E., Francke, A., Cvetkoska, A., …Wilke, T. (2020). Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 227, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106044

Mediterranean mid-altitude sites are critical for the survival of plant species allowing for elevational vegetation shifts in response to high-amplitude climate variability. Pollen records from the southern Balkans have underlined the importance of t... Read More about Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene.

X-ray microtomography analysis of soil pore structure dynamics under wetting and drying cycles (2019)
Journal Article
Pires, L. F., Auler, A. C., Roque, W. L., & Mooney, S. J. (in press). X-ray microtomography analysis of soil pore structure dynamics under wetting and drying cycles. Geoderma,

The soil water retention curve is one of the most important properties used to predict the amount of water available to plants, pore size distribution and hydraulic conductivity, as well as knowledge for drainage and irrigation modeling. Depending on... Read More about X-ray microtomography analysis of soil pore structure dynamics under wetting and drying cycles.

Cover crops affect the partial nitrogen balance in a maize-forage cropping system (2019)
Journal Article
Rocha, K., Souza, M., Almeida, D., Chadwick, D., Jones, D., & Mooney, S. (2020). Cover crops affect the partial nitrogen balance in a maize-forage cropping system. Geoderma, 360,

Part of the nitrogen (N) fertilizer applied to crops is lost to the environment, contributing to global warming, eutrophication, and groundwater contamination. However, low N supply stimulates soil organic N turnover and carbon (C) loss, since the so... Read More about Cover crops affect the partial nitrogen balance in a maize-forage cropping system.

Developmental roles of AUX1/LAX auxin influx carriers in plants (2019)
Journal Article
Swarup, R., & Bhosale, R. (2019). Developmental roles of AUX1/LAX auxin influx carriers in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01306

Plant hormone auxin regulates several aspects of plant growth and development. Auxin is predominantly synthesized in the shoot apex and developing leaf primordia and from there it is transported to the target tissues e.g. roots. Auxin transport is po... Read More about Developmental roles of AUX1/LAX auxin influx carriers in plants.

Future socioeconomic conditions may have a larger impact than climate change on nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea (2019)
Journal Article
Bartosova, A., Capell, R., Olesen, J. E., Jabloun, M., Refsgaard, J. C., Donnelly, C., …Arheimer, B. (2019). Future socioeconomic conditions may have a larger impact than climate change on nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 48(11), 1325-1336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01243-5

© 2019, The Author(s). The Baltic Sea is suffering from eutrophication caused by nutrient discharges from land to sea, and these loads might change in a changing climate. We show that the impact from climate change by mid-century is probably less tha... Read More about Future socioeconomic conditions may have a larger impact than climate change on nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea.

Methane emissions from tree stems in neotropical peatlands (2019)
Journal Article
Sjögersten, S., Siegenthaler, A., Lopez, O. R., Aplin, P., Turner, B., & Gauci, V. (2019). Methane emissions from tree stems in neotropical peatlands. New Phytologist, https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16178

Neotropical peatlands emit large amounts of methane (CH4) from the soil surface, but fluxes from tree stems in these ecosystems are unknown. In this study we investigated CH4 emissions from five tree species in two forest types common to neotropical... Read More about Methane emissions from tree stems in neotropical peatlands.

Stable isotopes reveal independent carbon pools across an Arctic hydro‐climatic gradient: Implications for the fate of carbon in warmer and drier conditions (2019)
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Osburn, C. L., Anderson, N. J., Leng, M. J., Barry, C. D., & Whiteford, E. J. (2019). Stable isotopes reveal independent carbon pools across an Arctic hydro‐climatic gradient: Implications for the fate of carbon in warmer and drier conditions. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, https://doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10119

Arctic lakes are poised for substantial changes to their carbon (C) cycles in the near future. Autochthonous processes in lakes which consume inorganic C and create biomass that can be sequestered in sediments are accompanied by allochthonous inputs... Read More about Stable isotopes reveal independent carbon pools across an Arctic hydro‐climatic gradient: Implications for the fate of carbon in warmer and drier conditions.

Uptake of trace elements by food crops grown within the Kilembe copper mine catchment, Western Uganda (2019)
Journal Article
Mwesigye, A. R., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., & Tumwebaze, S. B. (2019). Uptake of trace elements by food crops grown within the Kilembe copper mine catchment, Western Uganda. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2019.106377

The mining and processing of copper from the Kilembe mine between 1956 and 1982 left behind millions of tons of cupriferous and cobalt ferrous mine tailings within the Kilembe mine catchment. Subsequent erosion and deposition of the tailings into adj... Read More about Uptake of trace elements by food crops grown within the Kilembe copper mine catchment, Western Uganda.

Ginkgo leaf cuticle chemistry across changing pCO2 regimes (2019)
Journal Article
Jardine, P. E., Kent, M., Fraser, W. T., & Lomax, B. H. (2019). Ginkgo leaf cuticle chemistry across changing pCO2 regimes. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 93(3), 549-558. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-019-00486-7

Cuticles have been a key part of palaeobotanical research since the mid-19th Century. Recently, cuticular research has moved beyond morphological traits to incorporate the chemical signature of modern and fossil cuticles, with the aim of using this a... Read More about Ginkgo leaf cuticle chemistry across changing pCO2 regimes.

Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Atar, E., März, C., Aplin, A. C., Dellwig, O., Herringshaw, L. G., Lamoureux-Var, V., …Wagner, T. (2019). Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK. Climate of the Past, 15(4), 1581-1601. doi:10.5194/cp-15-1581-2019

The Kimmeridge Clay Formation (KCF) is a laterally extensive, total-organic-carbon-rich succession deposited throughout northwest Europe during the Kimmeridgian–Tithonian (Late Jurassic). It has recently been postulated that an expanded Hadley cell,... Read More about Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK.

Aerial Root Physiology: Reaching for the Sky or Down to Earth? (2019)
Book Chapter
Rasmussen, A., Dobrijevic, D. P., Ola, A., Ishaya, F. D., & Lovelock, C. E. (2019). Aerial Root Physiology: Reaching for the Sky or Down to Earth?. Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781119312994.apr0668

Aerial roots have evolved in plants from diverse ecosystems, many facing specific environmental challenges associated with their natural or agricultural setting. In coastal species exposed to wind and waves, including mangroves, soft anoxic substrate... Read More about Aerial Root Physiology: Reaching for the Sky or Down to Earth?.

The uptake of different tillage practices in England (2019)
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Alskaf, K., Sparkes, D. L., Mooney, S. J., Sjögersten, S., & Wilson, P. (2019). The uptake of different tillage practices in England. Soil Use and Management, doi:10.1111/sum.12542

Reduced tillage systems have been argued to provide several potential benefits to soil, environment and to farm incomes. In England, while many farms have partially adopted such practices, a large proportion of arable farmers do not undertake reduced... Read More about The uptake of different tillage practices in England.

Analysis of 129I and 127I in soils of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 29 years after the deposition of 129I (2019)
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Shaw, G., Bailey, E., Crout, N., Field, L., Freeman, S., Gaschak, S., …Young, S. (2019). Analysis of 129I and 127I in soils of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 29 years after the deposition of 129I. Science of the Total Environment, 692, 966-974. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.319

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) represents a unique natural laboratory that received significant 129I contamination across a range of soils and land-use types in a short time period in 1986. Data are presented on 129I and 127I in soil samples coll... Read More about Analysis of 129I and 127I in soils of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 29 years after the deposition of 129I.

A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions (2019)
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Wallace, R. J., Sasson, G., Garnsworthy, P. C., Tapio, I., Gregson, E., Bani, P., …Mizrahi, I. (2019). A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions. Science Advances, 5(7), doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav8391

A 1000-cow study across four European countries was undertaken to understand to what extent ruminant microbiomes can be controlled by the host animal and to identify characteristics of the host rumen microbiome axis that determine productivity and me... Read More about A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions.

Mesophyll porosity is modulated by the presence of functional stomata (2019)
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Lundgren, M. R., Mathers, A., Baillie, A. L., Dunn, J., Wilson, M. J., Hunt, L., …Fleming, A. J. (2019). Mesophyll porosity is modulated by the presence of functional stomata. Nature Communications, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10826-5

The formation of stomata and leaf mesophyll airspace must be coordinated to establish an efficient and robust network that facilitates gas exchange for photosynthesis, however the mechanism by which this coordinated development occurs remains unclear... Read More about Mesophyll porosity is modulated by the presence of functional stomata.

Evaluation of vegetation communities, water table, and peat composition as drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in lowland tropical peatlands (2019)
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Hoyos-Santillan, J., Lomax, B. H., Large, D., Turner, B. L., Lopez, O. R., Boom, A., …Sjögersten, S. (2019). Evaluation of vegetation communities, water table, and peat composition as drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in lowland tropical peatlands. Science of the Total Environment, 688, 1193-1204. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.366

Agronomic biofortification of cowpea with selenium: effects of selenate and selenite applications on selenium and phytate concentrations in seeds (2019)
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Silva, V. M., Boleta, E. H., Martins, J. T., Santos, F. L., Rocha Silva, A. C., Alcock, T. D., …Reis, A. R. (2019). Agronomic biofortification of cowpea with selenium: effects of selenate and selenite applications on selenium and phytate concentrations in seeds. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, doi:10.1002/jsfa.9872

BACKGROUND Selenium (Se) is a nutrient for animals and humans, and is considered beneficial to higher plants. Selenium concentrations are low in most soils, which can result in a lack of Se in plants, and consequently in human diets. Phytic acid (PA... Read More about Agronomic biofortification of cowpea with selenium: effects of selenate and selenite applications on selenium and phytate concentrations in seeds.