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kcoleman

Kevin Coleman

Role(s):
Research Scientist
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Harpenden
Summary:

Key Attributes

Environmental modelling, Agro-ecosystem cycling, focusing on carbon cycling, Carbon at depth.

Personal Profile/Work Experience

Kevin has over 25 years experience in soil modelling research. He is the main developer and programmer of the Rothamsted carbon model (RothC) and the Rothamsted sub-soil carbon model (RothPC).

World leader in modelling the turnover of organic carbon in the soil at plot, field, regional, national and global scales and using models to assess the impact of land use, management and climate change on the levels of soil organic matter.

Works With:
Phone:
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938494
Location:
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

Over 50 publications in refereed journals (h-factor 31, March 2016) 

Farina R, Coleman K, Whitmore AP (2013) Modification of the RothC model for simulations of soil organic C dynamics in dryland regions. Geoderma 200/201: 18-30 DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.01.021

Whitmore AP, Goulding KWT, Glendining MJ, Dailey AG, Coleman K, Powlson DS (2012) Nutrient Management in Support of Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability. Sustainability 4: 2513-2524 DOI: 10.3390/su4102513

Powlson DS, Bhogal A, Chambers BJ, Coleman K, Macdonald AJ, Goulding KWT, Whitmore AP (2012) The potential to increase soil carbon stocks through reduced tillage or organic material additions in England and Wales: A case study. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 146: 23-33 DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.10.004

Mondini C., Coleman K., Whitmore A.P., 2012. Spatially explicit modelling of changes in soil organic C in agricultural soils in Italy, 2001–2100: Potential for compost amendment. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 153: 24-32 DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2012.02.020

Guo S., Wu J., Coleman K., Zhu H., Li Y., Liu W., 2012. Soil organic carbon dynamics in a dryland cereal cropping system of the Loess Plateau under long-term nitrogen fertilizer applications. Plant and Soil 353: 321-332 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-1034-1

Powlson, D.S., Glendining, M.J., Coleman, K., Whitmore, A.P., 2011. Implications for Soil Properties of Removing Cereal Straw: Results from Long-Term Studies. Agron. J., 103, 279-287.

Smith, J., Gottschalk, P., Bellarby, J., Chapman, S., Lilly, A., Towers, W., Bell, J., Coleman, K., Nayak, D., Richards, M., Hillier, J., Flynn, H., Wattenbach, M., Aitkenhead, M., Yeluripati, J., Farmer, J., Milne, R., Thomson, A., Evans, C., Whitmore, A., Falloon, P., Smith, P., 2010. Estimating changes in Scottish soil carbon stocks using ECOSSE. II. Application. Climate Research, 45, 193-205.

Smith, J., Gottschalk, P., Bellarby, J., Chapman, S., Lilly, A., Towers, W., Bell, J., Coleman, K., Nayak, D., Richards, M., Hillier, J., Flynn, H., Wattenbach, M., Aitkenhead, M., Yeluripati, J., Farmer, J., Milne, R., Thomson, A., Evans, C., Whitmore, A., Falloon, P., Smith, P., 2010. Estimating changes in Scottish soil carbon stocks using ECOSSE. I. Model description and uncertainties. Climate Research, 45, 179-192.

Johnston, A.E., Poulton, P.R., Coleman, K., 2009. Soil organic matter: its importance in sustainable agriculture and carbon dioxide fluxes. Advances in agronomy, 101, 1-57.

Powlson, D.S., Riche, A.B., Coleman, K., Glendining, M.J., Whitmore, A.P., 2008. Carbon sequestration in European soils through straw incorporation: Limitations and alternatives. Waste Management 28, 741-746.

Lehmann, J., Skjemstad, J., Sohi, S., Carter, J., Barson, M., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Woodbury, P., Krull, E., 2008. Australian climate-carbon cycle feedback reduced by soil black carbon. Nature Geoscience 1, 832-835.

Kaonga, M.L., Coleman, K., 2008. Modelling soil organic carbon turnover in improved fallows in eastern Zambia using the RothC-26.3 model. For. Ecol. Manage. 256, 1160-1166.

Jenkinson, D.S., Coleman, K., 2008. The turnover of organic carbon in subsoils. Part 2. Modelling carbon turnover. European Journal of Soil Science 59, 400-413.

Milne, E., Paustian, K., Easter, M., Sessay, M., Al-Adamat, R., Batjes, N.H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C.C., Cerri, C.E.P., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Killian, K., Pal, D.K., Powlson, D.S., Williams, S., Rawajfih, Z., 2007. An increased understanding of soil organic carbon stocks and changes in non-temperate areas: National and global implications. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 125-136.

 Milne, E., Al Adamat, R., Batjes, N.H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C.C., Cerri, C.E.P., Coleman, K., Easter, M., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Killian, K., Pal, D.K., Paustian, K., Powlson, D.S., Rawajfih, Z., Sessay, M., Williams, S., Wokabi, S., 2007. National and sub-national assessments of soil organic carbon stocks and changes: The GEFSOC modelling system. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 3-12.

Kamoni, P.T., Gicheru, P.T., Wokabi, S.M., Easter, M., Milne, E., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Kihanda, F.M., 2007. Evaluation of two soil carbon models using two Kenyan long term experimental datasets. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 95-104.

Kamoni, P.T., Gicheru, P.T., Wokabi, S.M., Easter, M., Milne, E., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Paustian, K., 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Kenya between 1990 and 2030. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 105-113.

Guo, L., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Zhou, B., Li, Y., Lin, E., Zhang, F., 2007. Application of the RothC model to the results of long-term experiments on typical upland soils in northern China. Soil Use and Management 23, 63-70.

Falloon, P., Jones, C.D., Cerri, C.E., Al-Adamat, R., Kamoni, P., Bhattacharyya, T., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Milne, E., 2007. Climate change and its impact on soil and vegetation carbon storage in Kenya, Jordan, India and Brazil. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 114-124.

Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Williams, S., Feng, T., Al-Adamat, R., Batjes, N.H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Cerri, C.C., Cerri, C.E.P., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Feller, C., Gicheru, P., Kamoni, P., Milne, E., Pal, D.K., Powlson, D.S., Rawajfih, Z., Sessay, M., Wokabi, S., 2007. The GEFSOC soil carbon modelling system: A tool for conducting regional-scale soil carbon inventories and assessing the impacts of land use change on soil carbon. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 13-25.

Cerri, C.E.P., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Bernoux, M., Falloon, P., Powlson, D.S., Batjes, N.H., Milne, E., Cerri, C.C., 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Brazilian Amazon between 2000 and 2030. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 58-72.

Cerri, C.E.P., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Bernoux, M., Falloon, P., Powlson, D.S., Batjes, N., Milne, E., Cerri, C.C., 2007. Simulating SOC changes in 11 land use change chronosequences from the Brazilian Amazon with RothC and Century models. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 46-57.

Bhattacharyya, T., Pal, D.K., Easter, M., Williams, S., Paustian, K., Milne, E., Chandran, P., Ray, S.K., Mandal, C., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Powlson, D., Gajbhiye, K.S., 2007. Evaluating the century C model using long-term fertilizer trials in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 73-83.

Bhattacharyya, T., Pal, D.K., Easter, M., Batjes, N.H., Milne, E., Gajbhiye, K.S., Chandran, P., Ray, S.K., Mandal, C., Paustian, K., Williams, S., Killian, K., Coleman, K., Falloon, P., Powlson, D.S., 2007. Modelled Soil Organic Carbon stocks and changes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India from 1980 to 2030. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 84-94.

Al-Adamat, R., Rawajfih, Z., Easter, M., Paustian, K., Coleman, K., Milne, E., Falloon, P., Powlson, D.S., Batjes, N.H., 2007. Predicted soil organic carbon stocks and changes in Jordan between 2000 and 2030 made using the GEFSOC modelling system. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 122, 35-45.

Jones, C., McConnell, C., Coleman, K., Cox, P., Falloon, P., Jenkinson, D., Powlson, D., 2005. Global climate change and soil carbon stocks; predictions from two contrasting models for the turnover of organic carbon in soil. Global Change Biology 11, 154-166.

Bol, R., Eriksen, J., Smith, P., Garnett, M.H., Coleman, K., Christensen, B.T., 2005. The natural abundance of C-13, N-15, S-34 and C-14 in archived (1923-2000) plant and soil samples from the Askov long-term experiments on animal manure and mineral fertilizer. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 19, 3216-3226.

Cerri, C.E.P., Coleman, K., Jenkinson, D.S., Bernoux, M., Victoria, R., Cerri, C.C., 2003. Modeling soil carbon from forest and pasture ecosystems of Amazon, Brazil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67, 1879-1887.

Smith, P., Falloon, P.D., Korschens, M., Shevtsova, L.K., Franko, U., Romanenkov, V., Coleman, K., Rodionova, V., Smith, J.U., Schramm, G., 2002. EuroSOMNET - a European database of long-term experiments on soil organic matter: the WWW metadatabase. Journal of Agricultural Science 138, 123-134.

Smith, J.U., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Hargreaves, P.R., Macdonald, A.J., 2002. Using dynamic simulation models and the 'Dot-toDot' method to determine the optimum sampling times in field trials. Soil Use and Management 18, 370-375.

Powlson, D., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2002. The soil's the thing. New Scientist 176, 24-24.

Franko, U., Schramm, G., Rodionova, V., Korschens, M., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Romanenkov, V., Shevtsova, L., 2002. EuroSOMNET - a database for long-term experiments on soil organic matter in Europe. Comput. Electron. Agric. 33, 233-239.

Falloon, P.D., Smith, P., Szabo, J., Pasztor, L., Smith, J.U., Coleman, K., Marshall, S.J., 2002. Comparing estimates of regional carbon sequestration potential using geographical information systems, dynamic soil organic matter models, and simple relationships. In: Kimble, J.M., Lal, R., Follett, R.F. (Eds.), Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil. Lewis Publishers Inc, Boca Raton, pp. 141-154.

Smith, P., Goulding, K.W., Smith, K.A., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2001. Enhancing the carbon sink in European agricultural soils: including trace gas fluxes in estimates of carbon mitigation potential. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 60, 237-252.

Smith, P., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P.D., Coleman, K., Goulding, K.W., 2000. Agricultural carbon mitigation options in Europe: Improved estimates and the global perspective. Acta Agronomica Hungarica 48, 209-216.

Smith, P., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2000. Meeting the UK's climate change commitments: options for carbon mitigation on agricultural land. Soil Use and Management 16, 1-11.

Smith, P., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2000. Meeting Europe's climate change commitments: quantitative estimates of the potential for carbon mitigation by agriculture. Global Change Biology 6, 525-539.

Smith, P., Milne, R., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2000. Revised estimates of the carbon mitigation potential of UK agricultural land. Soil Use and Management 16, 293-295.

Smith, P., Goulding, K.W.T., Smith, K.A., Powlson, D.S., Smith, J.U., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., 2000. Including trace gas fluxes in estimates of the carbon mitigation potential of UK agricultural land. Soil Use and Management 16, 251-259.

Smith, P., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Smith, J., Piccolo, M.C., Cerri, C., Bernoux, M., Jenkinson, D., Ingram, J., Szabo, J., Pasztor, L., 2000. Modeling soil carbon dynamics in tropical ecosystems. In: Lal, R., Kimble, J.M., Stewart, B.A. (Eds.), Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems. Crc Press Inc, Boca Raton, pp. 341-364.

Romanya, J., Cortina, J., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Smith, P., 2000. Modelling changes in soil organic matter after planting fast-growing Pinus radiata on Mediterranean agricultural soils. European Journal of Soil Science 51, 627-641.

McGrath, S.P., Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J., Crosland, A.R., Coleman, K., 2000. Long-term changes in the extractability and bioavailability of zinc and cadmium after sludge application. Journal of Environmental Quality 29, 875-883.

Falloon, P., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Marshall, S., 2000. How important is inert organic matter for predictive soil carbon modelling using the Rothamsted carbon model? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 433-436.

Jenkinson, D.S., Meredith, J., Kinyamario, J.I., Warren, G.P., Wong, M.T.F., Harkness, D.D., Bol, R., Coleman, K., 1999. Estimating net primary production from measurements made on soil organic-matter. Ecology 80, 2762-2773.

Jenkinson, D.S., Harris, H.C., Ryan, J., McNeill, A.M., Pilbeam, C.J., Coleman, K., 1999. Organic matter turnover in a calcareous clay soil from Syria under a two-course cereal rotation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 31, 687-693.

Powlson, D.S., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Smith, J.U., Glendining, M.J., Korschens, M., Franko, U., 1998. A European network of long-term sites for studies on soil organic matter. Soil Tillage Res. 47, 263-274.

Falloon, P.D., Smith, P., Smith, J.U., Szabo, J., Coleman, K., Marshall, S., 1998. Regional estimates of carbon sequestration potential: linking the Rothamsted Carbon Model to GIS databases. Biol. Fertil. Soils 27, 236-241.

Falloon, P., Smith, P., Coleman, K., Marshall, S., 1998. Estimating the size of the inert organic matter pool from total soil organic carbon content for use in the Rothamsted carbon model. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 30, 1207-1211.

Smith, P., Smith, J.U., Powlson, D.S., McGill, W.B., Arah, J.R.M., Chertov, O.G., Coleman, K., Franko, U., Frolking, S., Jenkinson, D.S., Jensen, L.S., Kelly, R.H., Klein-Gunnewiek, H., Komarov, A.S., Li, C., Molina, J.A.E., Mueller, T., Parton, W.J., Thornley, J.H.M., Whitmore, A.P., 1997. A comparison of the performance of nine soil organic matter models using datasets from seven long-term experiments. Geoderma 81, 153-225.

Smith, P., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Smith, J., Piccolo, M.C., Cerri, C., Bernoux, M., Jenkinson, D., Ingram, J., Szabo, J., Pasztor, L., 1997. Modeling soil carbon dynamics in tropical ecosystems. In: Lal, R.K.J.M.S.B.A. (Ed.), Workshop on Carbon Pools and Dynamics in Tropical Ecosystems. Crc Press-Taylor & Francis Group, Belem, Brazil, pp. 341-364.

Coleman, K., Jenkinson, D.S., Crocker, G.J., Grace, P.R., Klir, J., Korschens, M., Poulton, P.R., Richter, D.D., 1997. Simulating trends in soil organic carbon in long-term experiments using RothC-26.3. Geoderma 81, 29-44.

Jenkinson, D.S., Coleman, K., Harkness, D.D., 1995. The Influence of Fertilizer Nitrogen and Season on the C-13 Abundance of Wheat-Straw. Plant and Soil 171, 365-367.

Jenkinson, D.S., Potts, J.M., Perry, J.N., Barnett, V., Coleman, K., Johnston, A.E., 1994. Trends in Herbage Yields over the Last Century on the Rothamsted Long-Term Continuous Hay Experiment. Journal of Agricultural Science 122, 365-374.

Jenkinson, D.S., Coleman, K., 1994. Calculating the Annual Input of Organic-Matter to Soil from Measurements of Total Organic-Carbon and Radiocarbon. European Journal of Soil Science 45, 167-174.

Jenkinson, D.S., Bradbury, N.J., Coleman, K., 1994. How the Rothamsted classical experiments have been used to develop and test models for the turnover of carbon and nitrogen in soil. In: Leigh, R.A., Johnston, A.E. (Eds.), Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural and Ecological Sciences. C a B International, Wallingford, pp. 117-138.

Whitmore, A.P., Coleman, K.W., Bradbury, N.J., Addiscott, T.M., 1991. Simulation of Nitrogen in Soil and Winter-Wheat Crops - Modeling Nitrogen Turnover through Organic-Matter. Fertilizer Research 27, 283-291.

Patra, D.D., Brookes, P.C., Coleman, K., Jenkinson, D.S., 1990. Seasonal-Changes of Soil Microbial Biomass in an Arable and a Grassland Soil Which Have Been under Uniform Management for Many Years. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 22, 739-742.

Qualifications

1990:

MSc in Applied Statistics and Operational Research (University of London)

1986:

BSc in Mathematics with Statistics (University of Surrey)