Dr MARTIN BLACKWELL
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Martin is a soil biogeochemist with a background in phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) cycling. His work focuses on P dynamics in grassland soils and the development of organic P analysis techniques. He is a council member of the British Society of Soil Science and chairs the Southwest England Soils Discussion Group. His interests include phosphorus research in soils and water, especially the role of organic P and its analysis using 31P-NMR and cycling using Î´18O-PO4 techniques; effects of soil drying and rewetting on nutrient cycling in soils and losses to surface waters; mitigation of diffuse pollution from agriculture, especially the role and management of buffer strips; nitrogen cycling in fresh and intertidal wetland systems and development of functional assessment procedures for wetland assessment; improving phosphorus use efficiency in agriculture; Ecosystem Services tools for grassland and arable systems; and catchment scale projects for the mitigation of diffuse agricultural pollution and improvement of surface water quality. His current and developing areas of work include novel fertilisers for improving yields and nutritional quality of crops; development of Ecosystem Services tools for grassland and arable systems; determination of better fertiliser recommendations, especially for phosphorus; and improving phosphorus use efficiency and recycling in agriculture.
Using 31P-NMR to investigate dynamics of soil phosphorus compounds in the Rothamsted Long Term Experiments
The North Wyke Farm Platform, a UK national capability for research into sustainability of temperate agricultural grassland management: progress and developments
The North Wyke Farm Platform, a national capability for research into sustainability of temperate agricultural grassland management: data and modelling opportunities
Soil phosphorus in sustainable farming systems
Can deficit irrigation techniques be used to enhance phosphorus and water use efficiency and benefit crop yields?
Exploiting root exudation of organic acids and phytases to enhance plant utilisation of soil phosphorus
North Wyke Farm Platform: methodologies used in the remote sensing of the quantity and quality of drainage waterEdited by: Michalk, D. L.
The North Wyke Farm Platform: a new UK national capability for research into sustainability of agricultural temperate grassland managementEdited by: Michalk, D. L.
Effects of soil drying and rewetting on phosphorus in leachate: the role of the soil microbial biomass and other properties
Impacts of predicted climate change on denitrification and greenhouse gas production in a temperate organic floodplain soil in southwest England
Impact of the rate of rewetting of a dried soil on the concentration of phosphorus in leachate
A conceptual model describing the effects of soil wetting and drying on phosphorus biogeochemistry
Influence of flooding on the dual isotope and isotopomer ratios of N2O released from estuarine soils
The effect of nitrogen concentration in floodwater on nitrous oxide fluxes from intertidal sediments: the Couesnon River Estuary, Normandy, France.
Nitrous oxide emission rates from intertidal sediments: the Couesnon River Estuary, Normandy
- Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems (ASSIST)
- Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)
- DTC Implementing Component 2 of Demonstration Test Catchments - to test integrated diffuse pollution migration measures for arable cropping, livestock, dairy and other farming systems
- Exploiting root exudation of organic acids and phytases to enhance plant utilisation
- SIP: opportunities and risks for farming and the environment at landscape scales (LM0302)
- Impacts of different vegetation in riparian buffer strips on hydrology and water quality
- Ecological Protection of Water Quality
- Benefits of controlled soil drying for crop yields: disentangling nutritional and phytohormonal effects
- In-soil trophic interactions between plants, rhizosphere bacteria and nematodes
- Impact of soil drying-rewetting on phosphorus losses in leachate
- 1991 BSc (Hons, upper second) Environmental Science, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
- 1998 PhD in Science, 'Zones of enhanced denitrification in river marginal wetlands', Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- Council Member of the British Society of Soil Science
- Chair of Southwest UK Soils Discussion Group (SWESDG)