SCIENCE

Dr WILLIAM WHALLEY

Soil Scientist

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

William has expertise in quantifying abiotic stress environments in soil and their impact on whole plant growth, including root growth. He is interested in the effects of soil management on soil structure.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
richard.whalley@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 486

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        PUBLICATIONS

        • 2007
          Zhao, F-J.,Lopez-Bellido, F. J.,Gray, C. W.,Whalley, W. R.,Clark, L. J.,McGrath, S. P.

          Effects of soil compaction and irrigation on the concentrations of selenium and arsenic in wheat grains

          Science of the Total Environment 372 : pp.433-439
          doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.09.028

        • 2006
          Gregory, A. S.,Whalley, W. R.,Watts, C. W.,Bird, N. R. A.,Hallett, P. D.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Calculation of the compression index and precompression stress from soil compression test data

          Soil & Tillage Research 89 : pp.45-57
          doi: 10.1016/j.still.2005.06.012

        • 2006
          Whalley, W. R.,Clark, L. J.,Gowing, D. J. G.,Cope, R. E.,Lodge, R. J.,Leeds-Harrison, P. B.

          Does soil strength play a role in wheat yield losses caused by soil drying?

          Plant and Soil 280 : pp.279-290
          doi: 10.1007/s11104-005-3485-8

        • 2005
          Clark, L. J.,Gowing, D. J. G.,Lark, R. M.,Leeds-Harrison, P. B.,Miller, A. J.,Wells, D. M.,Whalley, W. R.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Sensing the physical and nutritional status of the root environment in the field: a review of progress and opportunities

          The Journal of Agricultural Science 143 : pp.347-358

        • 2005
          Watts, C. W.,Whalley, W. R.,Brookes, P. C.,Devonshire, B. J.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Biological and technical processes that mediate micro-aggregation of clays

          Soil Science 170 : pp.573-583

        • 2003
          Clark, L. J.,Whalley, W. R.,Barraclough, P. B.

          How do roots penetrate strong soil?

          Plant and Soil 255 : pp.93-104

        • 2002
          Clark, L. J.,Cope, R. E.,Whalley, W. R.,Barraclough, P. B.,Wade, L. J.

          Root penetration of strong soil in rainfed lowland rice: comparison of laboratory screens with field performance

          Field Crops Research 76 : pp.189-198

        • 2001
          Watts, C. W.,Whalley, W. R.,Longstaff, D. J.,White, Robin P.,Brookes, P. C.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Aggregation of a soil with different cropping histories following the addition of organic materials

          Soil Use and Management 17(4) : pp.263-268
          doi: 10.1111/j.1475-2743.2001.tb00036.x

        • 2001
          Clark, L. J.,Whalley, W. R.,Barraclough, P. B.

          Partial mechanical impedance can increase the turgor of seedling pea roots

          Journal of Experimental Botany 52 : pp.167-171

        • 2000
          Watts, C. W.,Whalley, W. R.,Bird, N. R. A.,Ashman, M. R.

          The effect of iron concentration, hindered settling, saturating cation and aggregate density of clays on the size distribution determined by gravitation X-ray sedimentometry

          European Journal of Soil Science 51 : pp.305-311

        • 1999
          Clark, L. J.,Bengough, A. G.,Whalley, W. R.,Dexter, A. R.,Barraclough, P. B.

          Maximum axial root growth pressure in pea seedlings: effects of measurement techniques and cultivars

          Plant and Soil 209 : pp.101-109

        • 1999
          Clark, L. J.,Whalley, W. R.,Leigh, R. A.,Dexter, A. R.,Barraclough, P. B.

          Evaluation of agar and agarose gels for studying mechanical impedance in rice roots

          Plant and Soil 207 : pp.37-43

        • 1996
          Clark, L. J.,Whalley, W. R.,Dexter, A. R.,Barraclough, P. B.,Leigh, R. A.

          Complete mechanical impedance increases the turgor of cells in the apex of pea roots

          Plant, Cell & Environment 19 : pp.1099-1102

        • 1994
          Whalley, W. R.,Clark, L. J.,Dexter, A. R.

          The temperature-dependence of the maximum axial growth pressure of roots of pea (Pisum sativum L.)

          Plant and Soil 163 : pp.211-215

        Pages

        Strategic programme

        • Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems (ASSIST)
        • Designing Future Wheat (DFW)

        Science project

        • NUCLEUS: a virtual joint centre to deliver enhanced Nitrogen Use effiCiency via an integrated soiL-plant systEms approach for the Uk & BraSil (NEWTON FUND)
        • Modelling and managing critical zone relationships between soil, water and ecosystem processes across the Loess Plateau

        PhD project

        • INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCES OF SOIL TREATMENTS ON STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES USING ACOUSTIC-SEISMIC SENSING ALLIED WITH OTHER SENSING TECHNIQUES

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1988 - PhD Soil Physics, Photosedimentation of clays University of Aberdeen, UK
        • 1985 - MSc Agricultural Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK
        • 1983 - BSc 2(i) Agricultural Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • Associate Editor European Journal of Soil Science
        • Associate Editor Soil Science Society of America Journal
        • Editorial Board Soil and Tillage Research
        • Section editor Plant and Soil
        • Member of the BBSRC pool of experts to review grant applications. (2010-2013)