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Soil sustainability publications

Vanguelova, E.I., Reynolds, B., Nisbet, T. and Godbold, D. (2010). The cycling of pollutants in non-urban forested environments. In:" Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry:Synthesis of Research and Future Directions", edited by Delphis Levia, Darryl Carlyle-Moses and Tadashi Tanaka (in press), 26 pages.

Pitman, R., Vanguelova, E.I. and Benham, S. (2010). Effects of phytophagous insects on the nutrient concentrations and fluxes through forest stands in the UK Level II network. Science of the Total Environment (in press).

Vanguelova, E., Pitman, R., Luiro J. and Helmisaari H-S. (2010). Long term impacts of whole tree harvesting on soil carbon and nutrient sustainability in the UK. Biogeochemistry (in press).

Vanguelova, E. and Nisbet, T. (2010). Save the soil. Chartered Forester, Autumn, 2010, pages 22-23.

Swain, E. Y., Perks, P. P., Vanguelova, E. I. and Abbott, G. D. (2010). Carbon stocks and phenolic distributions in peaty gley soils afforested with Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Organic Geochemistry 41, 1022-1025.

Vanguelova, E.I. and Nisbet, T. (2010) Protection of forest soils and water in a changing climate – management and policy challenges. SAC/SEPA Proceedings “Climate, Water and Soil Science, Policy and Practice” 31 March-1 April 2010, Edinburg; pp.146-153.   

Vanguelova, E.I., Benham, S., Pitman, R., Moffat, A. Broadmeadow, M., Nisbet, T., Durrant, D., Barsoum, N.,Wilkinson, M., Bochereau, F., Broadmeadow, S., Hutchings, T., Crow, P., Durrant-Huston, T., Taylor, P. (2010). Chemical fluxes in time through forest ecosystems in the UK – soil response to pollution recovery. Environmental Pollution 158 (5): 1857-1869.

Vanguelova, E.I. (2010). BioSoil case study: Evaluation of the quality and changes in UK forest soils. European Commission. Forest soil and biodiversity monitoring in the EU. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union 2010 – 32 pp.; ISBN 978-92-79-14992-4; doi:10.2779/16475.

Langan, S., Fransson, L. and Vanguelova, E. (2009). Dynamic modelling of UK forest soils to changes in acid  deposition using the SAFE model. Science of the Total Environment 407, 5605-5619.

Vanguelova, E.I. and Pitman, R. (2009). Impact of N deposition on soil and tree biochemistry in both broadleaved and coniferous stands in the UK. In "6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour BIOGEOMON 2009", Liisa Ukonmaanoho, Tiina M. Nieminen and Mike Starr (eds.), ISSN 1795-150X, pp.184.

Vanguelova, E.I., Pitman, R., Luiro J. and Helmisaari H-S. (2009). Long term effects of whole tree harvesting on soil nutrient sustainability in the UK. In "6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour BIOGEOMON 2009", Liisa Ukonmaanoho, Tiina M. Nieminen and Mike Starr (eds.), ISSN 1795-150X, pp.481.

Vanguelova, E.I., Nisbet, T. and Moffat, A. (2009). Evaluation of carbon stocks in UK forest soils. In "6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour BIOGEOMON 2009", Liisa Ukonmaanoho, Tiina M. Nieminen and Mike Starr (eds.), ISSN 1795-150X, pp.320.

Vanguelova, E.I., Hirano, Y., Eldhuset, T.D., Sas-Paszt, L., Bakker, M., Püttsepp, Ü., Brunner, I., Lõhmus, K. and Godbold, D. (2007). Tree fine root Ca/Al molar ratio – indicator of Al and acidity stress. Plant Biosystems 141 (3): 460-480.

Finér, L., Helmisaari, H. –S, K. Lõhmus; Majdi, H., Brunner, I., Børja, I., Eldhuset T., Godbold D., Grebenc T., Konôpka, B., Kraigher H., Möttönen, M.-R., Ohashi, M., Oleksyn, J., Ostonen, I., Uri, V., Vanguelova, E. (2007). Variation in fine root biomass of three European tree species: Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.), Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.), and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Plant Biosystems 141 (3): 394-405.

Ostonen, I., Püttsepp, Ü.,  Biel, C., Alberton, O.,  Bakker, M. R.,  Lõhmus, K., Majdi, H.,  Metcalfe, D., Olsthoorn, A. F. M.,  Pronk, A.,  Vanguelova, E.,  Weih, M. and Brunner, I. (2007). Specific root length as an indicator of environmental change. Plant Biosystems 141 (3): 426–442.

Vanguelova, E.I., Barsoum, N., Benham, S., Broadmeadow, M., Moffat, A., Nisbet, T. and Pitman, R. (2007). Ten years of intensive environmental monitoring of British forests. Forestry Commission Information Note 88.


Pitman, R.M., Poole, J. and Benham, S. (2007). A comparison of Ellenberg values from the ground flora in a chronosequence of lowland oak and Corsican pine stands with forest soil properties. Submitted to Journal of Ecology.

Vanguelova E.I., Nortcliff S., Moffat, A.J. and Kennedy, F. (2007). Short-term effects of manipulated increase in acid deposition on soil, soil solution chemistry and fine roots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) stand on a podzol. Plant and Soil 294, 41-54.

Vanguelova, E., Moffat, A.J. and Lynch, J. (2006). Impact of forestry on soil quality in the UK. Expert Workshop on Definition of Best Indicators for Biodiversity and Soil Quality for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Proceedings and Conclusions, Guildford, 12-13 June, (2006). ISSN: 1464-8083, pp. 24-27.

Moffat, A.J., Jones, B.M. and Mason, B. (2006). Managing Brach on Conifer Clearfell Sites. Forestry Commission Practice Note 13. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Pitman, R. and Vanguelova, E. (2006). Influences of stand age and soil properties on forest biodiversity. In: Forest Research annual report and accounts 2004–(2005). The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.

Vanguelova E.I., Nortcliff S., Moffat, A.J. and Kennedy, F. (2005). Morphology, biomass and nutrient status of fine roots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) as influenced by seasonal fluctuations in soil moisture and soil solution chemistry. Plant and Soil 270, 233-247.

Kirwan, N., Oliver, M.A., Moffat, A.J. and Morgan, G.W. (2005). Sampling the soil in long-term forest plots: the implications of spatial variation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 111, 149-172.

Langan S.J., Hall J., Reynolds B., Broadmeadow M., Hornung M., Cresser M.S. (2004). The development of an approach to assess critical loads of acidity for woodland habitats in the UK. Hydrology and Earth Science Systems 8(3), 355-365.

Broadmeadow, M., Kennedy, F., Vanguelova, E., Broadmeadow, S., Pitman, R., Crow, P. and Griffiths, M. (2004). Terrestrial Umbrella: Eutrophication and acidification of terrestrial Ecosystems. Final Report (May 2004) of the Forest Research sub-contract to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Kennedy F. and Pitman R. (2004). Factors affecting the nitrogen status of soils and ground flora in Beech woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 198, 1-14.

Pitman R. (2003). An Environmental Impact Assessment of the use of Wood ash in Forestry. Internal Report to PPD, Forestry Commission.

Wood M.J., Moffat A.J. and Carling P.A. (2003).  Improving the design of slash roads used to reduce soil disturbance during mechanised harvesting of coniferous forest plantations in the UK.  International Journal of Forest Engineering 14, 11-23.

Moffat A.J., Kennedy F. and Rayner B. (2003).  The answer lies in the soil!  Forestry & British Timber May 2003, 19-20.

Kennedy F. (2003). How extensive are the impacts of nitrogen pollution in Great Britain’s forests? In: Forest Research annual report and accounts 2001 to 2002. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.

Wood M. J., Carling P. A. and Moffat A. J. (2003). Reduced ground disturbance during mechanized forest harvesting on sensitive forest soils in the UK. Forestry 76 (3), 345-361.

Vanguelova E.I. (2002).  Soil acidification and fine root response of Scots pine. Unpublished PhD thesis, The University of Reading, UK.

Freer-Smith P.H. and Kennedy F. (2002). Base cation removal in harvesting and biological limit terms for use in the simple mass balance equation to calculate critical loads for forest soils. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 145, 409-427.

Kennedy F.M (2002). The identification of soils for forest management. Forest Commission Field Guide, Edinburgh.

Vanguelova E., Nortcliff S., Kennedy F.M., and Moffat A.J. (2002). The effects of Al on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) root development and nutrient uptake.  17th WCSS Abstracts, Vol. II, Symposium No. 14, pp. 584.  Paper no. 2125 in the Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of Soil Science, 14-21 August 2002, Bangkok, Thailand.

Hutchings T.R., Moffat A.J. and French C.J. (2002). Soil compaction under timber harvesting machinery: a preliminary report on the role of brash mats in its prevention. Soil Use and Management 18, 34-38.

Moffat A.J., Kvaalen H., Solberg S. and Clarke N. (2002). Temporal trends in throughfall and soil water chemistry at three Norwegian forests, 1986-1997. Forest Ecology and Management 168, 15-28.

Moffat A.J. and Kennedy F.M. (2002). Indicators of soil quality for UK forestry. In: Identification and development of a set of national indicators for soil quality. P.J. Loveland and T.R.E. Thompson (eds). Environment Agency Research and Development Project Record P5-053/PR/02, 77-104.

Moffat A.J. (2002).  The state of British forests at the beginning of the 21st century.  International Forestry Review 4, 171-183.

Vanguelova E., Nortcliff S., Kennedy F.M., and Moffat A.J. (2001). Soil acidification and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) root response. Proceedings of the 6th symposium of the ISRR, November 11-15, Nagoya, Japan. Root Research Vol. 10, Extra issues N: 1, pp. 172-173, ISSN 1919-2182.

Hall J., Reynolds B., Langan S., Hornung M., Kennedy F. and Aherne J. (2001). Investigating the uncertainties in the simple mass balance equation for acidity critical loads for terrestrial ecosystems in the United Kingdom. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 1, 43-56.

Moffat A.J., Armstrong A.T. and Ockleston J. (2001). The optimization of sewage sludge and effluent disposal on energy crops of short rotation hybrid poplar. Biomass and Bioenergy 20, 161-169.

Kennedy F., Rowell D., Moffat A.J. and Singh B. (2001). An analysis of the structure of the simple mass balance equation: implications for testing national critical loads maps. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 1, 281-298.

Wood M., Moffat A.J. and Carling P. (2001). Soil protection during mechanised forest harvesting – an update. Forestry and British Timber July 2001, 20-22.

Moffat A.J. (2000). Soil Sustainability. ICF Newsletter 4/2000, 6-7.