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Sarah Dunham

Role(s):
Senior Research Assistant
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Harpenden
Phone:
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938762
Location:
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Past Projects
Member
  • Trace element dynamics in soils and plant uptake
  • Soil protection and remediation
  • Developing terrestrial biotic ligand models and testing a transformation & dissolution protocol (TDP) for soils
  • Effects of sewage sludge on agricultural productivity and soil fertility (2008-09 Preservation and continuity)
  • Current status of soils and responsiveness of wheat to micronutrients
  • Quantifying the sulphur supply from farm manures to winter wheat crops
  • Long-term sludge experiments: Continuation and planning
  • Optimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: Determining how phosphorus availability is regulated in soils
  • Biosolids: soil quality and fertility benefits
Journals

 

 

  1. Yuan H. M., Blackwell M., McGrath S.P., George T. S., Granger S.H., Hawkins J. M. B., Dunham S.J. and Shen J. B. (2016) Morphological responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) roots to phosphorus supply in two contrasting soils. Journal of Agricultural Science, 154, 98–108. doi:10.1017/S0021859615000702
  2. Zhao F.J., Stroud J.L., Eagling T., Dunham S.J., McGrath S.P., Shewry P.R. (2010) The accumulation, distribution and speciation of arsenic in wheat grain. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 5464-5468. doi:10.1021/es100765g
  3. Zhao F. J., Su Y. H., Dunham S. J., Rakszegi M., Bedo Z., McGrath S. P., and Shewry P. R. (2009) Variation in mineral micronutrient concentrations in grain of wheat lines of diverse origin. Journal of Cereal Science, 49, 290–295.
  4. Fan M.S., Zhao F.J., Fairweather-Tait S.J., Poulton P.R., Dunham S.J. and McGrath S.P. (2008) Evidence of decreasing mineral density in wheat grain over the last 160 years. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.22:315-324.
  5. Zhao, F.J., Jiang, R.F., Dunham, S.J. and S.P. McGrath. (2006) Cadmium uptake, translocation and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. New Phytologist, 172:646-654.
  6. Gray, C.W., S.J. Dunham, P.G. Dennis, F.J. Zhao and S.P. McGrath. (2006) Field evaluation of in situ remediation of a heavy metal contaminated soil using lime and red-mud. Environmental Pollution. 142:530-539.
  7. McGrath, S.P., E. Lombi, C.W. Gray, N. Caille, S.J. Dunham and F.J. Zhao. (2006) Field evaluation of Cd and Zn phytoextraction potential by the hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Arabidopsis halleri. Environmental Pollution, 141:115-125
  8. Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J., and S.P. McGrath (2002) Arsenic hyperaccumulation by different fern species. New Phytologist 156:27-31
  9. Keller, C. McGrath, S.P. and S.J. Dunham. (2002) Trace metal transfer through a soil-grassland system after sewage sludge application.  Journal of Environmental Quality, 31:1550-1560
  10. Lombi, E.,  F.J. Zhao, S.J. Dunham and S.P. McGrath (2001) Phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils: natural hyperaccumulation versus chemically- enhanced phytoextraction.  Journal of Environmental Quality, 30: 1919-1926.
  11. Lombi, E., F.J. Zhao, S.J. Dunham and S.P. McGrath (2000) Cadmium accumulation in populations of Thlaspi caerulescens and Thalspi goesingense. New Phytologist, 145:11-20.
  12. 10.  McGrath, S. P., F. J. Zhao, S. J. Dunham, A. R. Crosland, and K. Coleman (2000) Long-term Changes in the Extractability and Bioavailability of sludge-borne Zinc and Cadmium after the Termination of Sludge Application.  Journal of Environmental Quality. 29:875-883.

  Chapters in books

 12.  McGrath, S.P.., Dunham, S.J. and R. Correll. (2000) Potential for phytoextraction of zinc and cadmium from soils using hyperaccumulator plants. In: Phytoremediation Contaminated Soil and Water. Eds N.J. Terry and G.S. Banuelos. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton. pp 109-128.

 Conference Proceedings and abstracts

 13.  McGrath, S.P., Caille, N., Gray, C.W., Zhao, F. and S.J. Dunham (2005) Phytoextraction of metals: investigation of hyperaccumulation and field testing. CL:AIRE / FIRSTFARADAY Joint Conference, April 27 -28, 2005

14. Zhao, F.J., S.P. McGrath,  P.G. Dennis, S.J. Dunham, C. Gray (2005) In-situ remediation of a heavy metal polluted soil using red mud.  Abstract for 8th ICOBTE, Adelaide.

 15.  Jiang, R.F., Ma, D.Y., Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J. and McGrath, S.P. 2005. Does cadmium hyperaccumulation protect Thlaspi caerulescens and Arabidopsis halleri from leaf feeding damage by thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis P.)? In Plant nutrition for food security, human health and environmental protection, Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Beijing. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, pp 718-719.

 16.  Zhao , F.J.,  Jiang, J.F,  Zha, H.G.,  Dunham, S.J., McGrath, S.P. and H. Schat(2005) Genetic analysis of cadmium and zinc hyperaccumulation in the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Abstract for International Plant Nutrition Congress, Beijing.

 17.  Zhao, F.J., S.P. McGrath,  P.G. Dennis, S.J. Dunham (2004) In-situ remediation of a heavy metal polluted soil using red mud.  In Eurosoil 2004 September 4th to 12th, Freiburg, Germany. Pp90

 18.  Zhao, F.J., S.J. Dunham, J.R. Wang and S.P. McGrath (2003) Arsenic            hyperaccumulation by different fern species: mechanisms and phytoremediation potential.  Proc. 7th Intern. Conf. On the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. Uppsala. pp216-217.

 19.  Lombi, E., Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J. & McGrath, S.P. (2002) Hyperaccumulation of cadmium and zinc: physiological background and phytoextraction potential. In 17th World Congress of Soil Science. Symposium no. 2, paper no. 757. 14-21 August. Bangkok, Thailand. pp1335

 20.  Lombi, E., Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J. & McGrath, S.P. (2000)  Phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils: natural hyperaccumulation versus chemically-enhanced phytoextraction. In: Proceedings of BSSS Conference, Eurosoil 2000, 4-6 September 2000, University of Reading.

 21.  Zhao, F.J., McGrath, S.P. and S.J. Dunham (1999) Factors affecting the solubility of zinc, cadmium, copper and nickel in sewage sludge amended soils.  Proceedings 5th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. Eds Wenzel, W.W., D.C. Adriano, B. Alloway,  H.E. Doner, C. Keller, N.W. Lepp, M. Mench, R. Naidu and G.M. Pierzynski Vienna  Volume 1, pp 270-271

 22.  McGrath, S.P., Zhao, F.J., and S.J. Dunham (1999) Constraints to the growth and metal uptake by hyperaccumulator plants.  Proceedings 5th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. Eds Wenzel, W.W., D.C. Adriano, B. Alloway, H.E. Doner, C. Keller, N.W. Lepp, M. Mench, R. Naidu and G.M. Pierzynski. Vienna. Volume 1 pp 10-11.

 23.  McGrath, S.P. and S.J. Dunham (1997) Potential phytoextraction of zinc and cadmium from soils using hyperaccumulator plants.  In:  Extended Abstracts of the 4th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 23-26 June 1997, pp. 625-626.

24.  Zhao, F.J., Dunham, S.J. and S.P. McGrath. (1997) Lessons to be learned about soil-plant metal transfers from the 50-year sewage sludge experiment at Woburn, UK.  In: Extended Abstracts of the 4th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 23-26 June 1997, pp. 693-694.

 25.  McGrath, S.P., Dunham, S.J., Sidoli, C.M.D. and F. Lodico. (1996) Four years growth of hyperaccumulator plants on metal polluted soils.  In: Extended Abstracts of the 1st International Conference on Contaminants and the Soil Environment. Adelaide, February 1996, p. 323.

 Others

 26.  McGrath, S.P.,  P. G. Dennis, S. J. Dunham, F. J. Zhao, E. Lombi and G. Y. Zhang (2003) In-situ remediation of industrial soils using red mud to allow revegetation. Final report to ALCAN

 28.  McGrath, S.P., S.J. Dunham, and R.K. Atkin (1998) An extracting Science. Chemistry and Industry 22: 915-919

 29.  T. Breedon, S.J. Dunham, F.J. Zhao and S.P., McGrath (1998) Uptake and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator plants Thlaspi caerulescens and Cardaminopsis halleri.  The potential for cleaning up heavy metal polluted soils using plants.  BSSS Down to Earth Conference. 31 March-2 April. Reading University

 30.  S.J. Dunham and S.P. McGrath (1998) Soil protection and bioremediation research at IACR Rothamsted. Elsevier Environment News No. 5  Winter, pp. 5.

 31.  S.P. McGrath, S.J. Dunham and F.J. Zhao (1997) The potential for cleaning up heavy metal polluted soils using plants.  Seminar delivered to the SCI Conference on Treatment of Contaminated Land. SCI, London June 5th.