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Tim George

Staff picture: Tim George
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Rhizosphere Scientist and Deputy Director of the International Barley Hub
Tim.George@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Tim is a plant physiologist/soil scientist and has worked on rhizosphere processes for the last three decades.

Understanding how plants react to and alter their external environment is key to optimising their resource use, adaptation to stress and resilience and therefore the sustainability of agriculture and natural ecosystems. He is specifically interested in understanding the physiology of and genetic controls on plant responses to nutrient deficiency and drought. He has specific expertise in understanding how the external environment mitigates plant physiological and genetic responses to a lack of phosphorus in the rhizosphere. In addition, he is interested in how plants interact with the soil chemical, biological and physical environment to impact nutrient cycles. His recent research includes work on the ability of Bere barley to cope with extreme micronutrient deficiency, the role of root exuded enzymes and mycorrhizae in making organic P available and the impact of root hairs on the ability of barley to acquire soil resources.

The direction of his research is moving towards investigating the use of barley diversity for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The aim is to discover genes and traits to both optimize rhizosphere N and P cycles, promote C sequestration to soils and help adapt crops to abiotic stress associated with climate change. Understanding the rhizosphere processes involved in the N, P and C cycle and how these are affected by genotypic variation in root exudate composition will be key to managing both fertilizer use efficiency and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Current research interests

The research of my team has produced a number of research highlights in the last 5 years:

Rhizosphere processes in utilisation of organic nutrients:Demonstration that plants exuding phytase and citrate change rhizosphere biochemistry to the plants benefit and that interactions between plants with different traits is important. We have also demonstrated elegent interactions between plants, mycorrhizae and the hyphosphere microboime in allowing access to organis nutrients. In the future will apply knowledge into designing tools which allow better management of the rhizosphere.

Root hairs and rhizosheaths:  Demonstration that root hairs are critical to the ability of cereals to yield under P-deficient and drought conditions and that their absence is not compensated by mycorrhizae.  In addition, the presence of root hairs is implicit in the development of rhizosheaths. We know that the rhizosheath trait is highly heritable, making it a good target for breeding of improved cultivars of cereal crops for future agricultural environments.  In the future we aim to identify the genetic control and evolutionary origin of this trait and understand the physiology of how root hairs generate rhizopsheres.

Using traditional landraces for sustainability: Demonstration that extant barley landraces selected over many generations on marginal soils have adapted to tolerate limited micronutrient availability. We show that Bere barley has unprecedented abilities to tolerate Mn deficiency and constitutes a valuable resource of untapped adaptive genetic variation. In the future we will use genetics approaches to identify useful cultivars and genes controlling the key adaptive traits to underpin crop improvement in marginal soils 

In the last 5 years I have supervised 10 Ph.D. students. I have been appointed as Marschner Editor for Plant and Soil, elected to the board of EPSO (European Plant Science Organisations) and have examined 10 PhD theses in five different countries. Also in the last 5 years, the group has attracted over £5m in grants to fund our research and have produced over 70 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  

  • 2023-2028 EU Horizon Europe “COUSINS: Crop Wild Relatives Utilization and Conservation for Sustainable Agriculture”. Co-I (Hutton lead) Total Value €6000000; Hutton value €317871
  • 2022-2027 EU Horizon Europe “Root2Res: Root phenotyping and genetic improvement for rotational crops resilient to environmental change”. Coordinator,  Total  value €6999998; Hutton €634431 ;

  • 2021-2025 EU H2020 “ReAlising DynamIc vAlue chaiNs for underuTilised crops- RADIANT”. Co-I, Total value €5999715; Hutton £437998

  • 2020-2022 EU Marie Curie Fellowship “Ancient genetics (AGENT): Capturing signatures of nutrient stress tolerance from extant landraces to unlock the production potential of marginal lands”. Co-I, Total Value €224934; Hutton €224934

  • 2017-2022 EU H2020 “SolACE: Solutions improving agroecosystem & crop efficiency”. Co-I (Hutton Lead), Total value €5688000; Hutton €365000

  • 2017-2019 Royal Society International Exchange Programme China “Contribution of Root Hairs, Mycorrhizae and Bacteria to Organic P Use by Crops”. PI, Total value £12000; Hutton £12000

  • 2016-2019 EU ERC “Sensing soil processes for N bioavailability (SENSOILS)”. Co-I, Total value £1700000; Hutton £1700000

  • 2014-2018 BBSRC-SARISA “Rhizosphere by design: breeding to select root traits that physically manipulate soil”. Co-I (Hutton Lead) Total value £1311256; Hutton £96651

  • 2014- 2018 Danish Government “BUFFERTECH-Optimization of Ecosystem Services Provided by Buffer Strips Using Novel Technological Methods”. Co-I, Total value £1258872; Hutton £75000

  • 2014-2017 BBSRC “Exploiting plant root exudation of organic acids and phytases to enhance plant utilisation of soil organic phosphorus”. PI, Total value £1250000; Hutton £626300

Past research

  • April 2011-present: Rhizosphere Scientist, James Hutton Institute, UK.
  • 2007-April 2011: Rhizosphere Scientist, SCRI, UK. Holder of Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Fellowship
  • 2004-2007: Marie Curie International Fellowship. CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia and SCRI, UK.
  • 2001–2004: Post Doctoral Research Fellow. CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia.
  • 1997–2000: PhD Soil Science. Department of Soil Science, University of Reading, UK and ICRAF, Kenya.
  • 1993–1996: BSc Natural Resources (First Class, Honours). Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

 

 

Bibliography

  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Bengough, A.G. (2021) Advances in understanding plant root hairs in relation to nutrient acquisition and crop root function, In: Gregory, P. (ed.). Understanding and Improving Crop Root Function. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Cambridge: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Chapter 5, pp 127-162
  • George, T.S.; White, P.J. (2020) Advances in understanding crop processing of phosphorus, In: Rengel, Z. (ed.) Achieving Sustainable Crop Nutrition. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Part 2, 83-114
  • Gregory, P.J.; Bengough, A.G.; George, T.S.; Hallett, P.D. (2013) Rhizosphere engineering by plants: quantifying soil-root interactions., In: Timlin, D., Ahuja, L. (eds.) Enhancing Understanding and Quantification of Soil-Root Growth Interactions. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, USA.
  • Gregory, P.J.; George, T.S.; Hallett, P.D.; Bengough, A.G. (2012) Advances in rhizosphere effects on soil-root growth interactions., In: Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems: Trans-disciplinary Research, Synthesize, Modeling, and Applications (eds. Dennis Timlin and Laj Ahuja). ASA-SSSA-CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Stockdale, E.A.; Goulding, K.W.T.; George, T.S.; Murphy, D.V. (2011) Soil Fertility., In:
  • George, T.S.; Fransson, A.; Hammond, J.P.; White, P.J. (2011) Phosphorus nutrition: Rhizosphere processes, plant response and adaptations., In: Buenemann, E., Oberson, A. & Frossard, E. (eds.). Phosphorus in Action - Biological Processes in Soil Phosphorus Cycling. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Chapter 10, 245-271.
  • White, P.J.; Bengough, A.G.; Bingham, I.J.; George, T.S.; Karley, A.J.; Valentine, T.A. (2009) Induced mutations affecting root architecture and mineral acquisition in barley., In: Shu, Q.Y. (ed.). Induced Plant Mutations in the Genomics Era. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, pp381-384
  • George, T.S.; Richardson, A.E. (2008) Potential and limitations to improving crops for enhanced phosphorus utilisation., In: White, P.J. & Hammond, J.P. (eds.). The Ecophysiology of Plant-Phosphorus Interactions. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Chapter12, pp247-270.

  • Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J.; Ellis, C.; George, T.; Iason, G.; Gilbert, L.; Artz, R,.R.E.; Irvine, R.J.; McVittie, A.; Newey, S.; Mitchell, R.; Gimona, A.; Fischer, A.; Begg, G.; Maxwell, J. (2017) Ecosystems and Land Use Stakeholders Engagement Group (ELSEG) Workshop Report., Workshop, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 20 November 2017.
  • McKenzie, B.M.; Stobart, R.; Brown, J.L.; George, T.S.; Morris, N.; Newton, A.C.; Valentine, T.A.; Hallett, P.D. (2017) Platforms to test and demonstrate sustainable soil management: integration of major UK field experiments., AHDB Final Report RD-2012-3786, 178pp.
  • Prashar, A.; George, T.S.; Ramsay, G.; Hallett, P.D.; Jones, H.G.; Hedley, P.E.; McNicol, J.W.; Dale, M.F.B.; White, P.J.; Bryan, G.J. (2010) Water use efficiency in potato., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp42-44.
  • George, T.S.; Wishart, J.; Brown, L.K.; Ramsay, G.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Gregory, P.J.; White, P.J. (2009) Variation in drought tolerance in potatoes., BPC Report.
  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.; Wishart, J.; Thompson, J.; Wright, G.M.; Ramsay, G.; Bradshaw, J.E.; White, P.J. (2008) Phosphorus efficient potatoes., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2007, pp42-43.

  • George, T. (2023) Interactions in the rhizosphere - implications for the bioavailablity of organic phosphorus, Organic Phosphorus Workshop 2023, 27 November - 1 December 2023, Pucon, Chile
  • George, T. S.; Brown, L. K.; Russell, J.R.; Robertson-Albertyn, S.; Bulgarelli, D.; Ramsay, L.; White, P. J. (2020) Understanding the rhizosheath: opportunities for manipulating the soil root interface, Rooting 2020, 24-28 June 2020, Nottingham University
  • Schmidt, S. B.; Brown, L. K.; Booth, A.; Wishart, J.; Hedley, P. E.; Martin, P.; Husted, S.; Russell, J.; George, T. S. (2020) Identifying genes and traits for tolerance to marginal soils in ancient barley landraces, Monogram Meeting, 28-30 April 2020, Dundee
  • Hallett, P.D.; Marin, M.; Oleghe, E.; Naveed, M.; George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Bengough, A.G.; Roose, T.; Cooper, L.; Koebernick, N.; Ruiz, S. (2019) Contrasting impacts of rhizodeposits on the physical formation and functioning of the rhizosphere., Rhizosphere 5, Saskatoon, Canada, 7-11 July 2019.
  • Brown, J.L.; Stobart, R.; Hallett, P.D.; Morris, N.L.; George, T.S.; Newton, A.C.; Valentine, T.A.; McKenzie, B.M. (2018) There are no differences in soil carbon storage between inversion tillage and reduced tillage systems in medium-term experiments in the UK., 21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference Proceedings, Paris, 24-27 September 2018, pp130-131.
  • Valentine, T.A.; Binnie, K.; Stobart, E.; Hallett, P.D.; Morris, N.L.; George, T.S.; Newton, A.C.; McKenzie, B.M. (2018) A root elongation assay for assessing the impact of tillage in medium-term management trial., 21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference, Paris, France, 24-27 September 2018, 2pp.
  • Brown, L.K.; Russell, J.R.; Robertson-Albertyn, S.; Bulgarelli, D.; Ramsay, L.; White, P.J.; George, T.S. (2018) Understanding the rhizosheath: opportunities for manipulating the soil root interface., 10th Symposium of the International society of Root Research Conference, (ISRR10), Yearn Hotel, Israel, 8-12 July 2018.
  • George, T.S.; Naveed, M.; Koebernick, N.; Brown, L.K.; Raffan, A.C.; Feeney, D.S.; Cooper, L.J.; Daly, K.R.; Bengough, A.G.; Roose, T.; Hallett, P.D. (2018) The roots of rhizosphere development., 10th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research Conference, (ISRR10), Yearn Hotel, Israel, 8-12 July 2018.
  • Newton, A.C.; Guy, D.C.; Valentine, T.; George, T.S.; McKenzie, B.M.; Hackett, C.A. (2018) Differential adaptation of spring barley cultivars to inversion and non-inversion tillage., Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2018: The Dundee Conference, Environmental Management and Crop Production, Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee, 27-28 February 2018. Conference Proceedings, pp109-114.
  • Giles, C.D.; George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Darch, T.; Blackwell, M.; Menezes-Blackburn, D.; Richardson, A.E.; Shand, C.A.; Wendler, R.; Cooper, P.; Stutter, M.I.; Lumsdon, D.; Wearing, C.; Zhang, H.; Haygarth, P.M. (2017) Complementarity between citrate and phytase exudation enhances acquisition of soil phosphorus by plants., Proceedings of the XVIII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 August 2017. Book of Abstracts, pp122-123.
  • George, T.S.; White, P.J. (2017) Improving crop mineral nutrition: exploiting knowledge of uptake and utilisation efficiencies., Plant Nutrition, Growth and Environment III, Vienna, Austria, 20-24 February 2017.
  • George, T.S.; Taylor, M.; Dodd, I.C.; White, P.J. (2017) Climate change and consequences on potato production: tolerance to emerging abiotic stresses., 20th EAPR Triennial Conference, Paris, France, 9-14 July 2017.
  • George, T.S.; Wishart, J.; Brown, L.K.; Davies, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hedley, P.; Ramsay, G.; Subramanian, N.K.; Thompson, J.A.; Wright, G.; Jones, H.; White, P.J. (2015) The root of combined stress tolerance in potato., Association of Applied Biologists Conference, Dealing with combined Stresses for Crops: Approaches to Improve water and Nutrient Use efficiency in Cropping systems, St Leonards Hall, University of Edinburgh, 21-22 September 2015.
  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Ramsay, L.; Bengough, G.; Leiser, W.; Russell, J.R.; Hallett, P.D.; White, P.J. (2015) Understanding the biophysical formation and genetic control of the rhizosheath., ISRR R-9 Roots Down Under: Belowground Solutions to Global Challenges, 9th Symposium for the International Society of Root Research, Canberra, Australia, 6-9 October 2015.
  • Menezes-Blackburn, D.; Zhang, H.; Courtney, G.; George, T.S.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.; Cooper, P.; Wendler, R.; Brown, L.; Stutter, M.; Blackwell, M.; Darch, T.; Wearing, C.; Haygarth, P.M. (2015) Soil phosphorus mobility and solid to solution phase resupply studied by diffusive gradients in thin films: background soil properties driving their variation., European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 17, EGU2015-1278.
  • Mezeli, M.; Menezes-Blackburn, D.; Zhang, H.; Giles, C.; George, T.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.; Cooper, P.; Wendler, R.; Brown, L.; Stutter, M.I.; Blackwell, M.; Darch, T.; Wearing, C.; Haygarth, P.M. (2015) Effect of citrate on Aspergillus niger phytase adsorption and catalytic activity in soil., European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 17, EGU2015-1278.
  • Shand, C.A.; Wendler, R.; Lumsdon, D.; Cooper, P.; George, T.; Brown, L.; Giles, G.; Stutter, M.I; Menezes-Blackburn, D.; Zhang, H.; Wearing, C.; Haygarth, P.; Blackwell, M.; Darch, T. (2015) Determination of soil organic phosphorus exchange sensitivity., European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 17, EGU2015-13988.
  • George, T.S., Brown, L.K.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Ramsay, L.; Bengough, G.; Leiser, W.; Russell, J.R.; Hallett, P.D., White, P.J. (2015) Understanding the biophysical formation and genetic control of the rhizosheath., Rhizosphere 4, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 21-25 June 2015.
  • Richardson, A.E.; Ryan, P.R.; James, R.A.; Rattey, A.; George, T.S.; Delhaize, E. (2014) Effectiveness of citrate for mobilization of plant-available phosphorus in soil., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France 26 August to 3 September 2014.
  • Giles, C.D.; George, T.S.; Richardson, A.E.; Hill, J.E. (2014) The role of plant and bacterial organic anion production in plant access to insoluble organic phosphorus., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France 26 August to 3 September 2014.
  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; White, P.J.; Roberts, W.M.; Stutter, M.I.; Haygarth, P.M. (2014) Designer riperian buffers - using plant phylogeny to close the arable agricultural phosphorus (P) cycle., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France, 26 August to 3 September 2014.
  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Ramsay, L.; Bengough, G.; Russell, J.; White, P.J. (2014) Understanding the genetic control of rhizosheath formation and impacts of multiple stress on phosphorus acquisition., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France, 26 August to 3 September 2014.
  • Brown, L.K.; George, T.S.; Dupuy, L.; White, P.J. (2014) A conceptual model of root hair ideotypes for future agricultural environments., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France, 26 August - 3 September 2014.
  • Bahri-Esfahani, J.; George, T.S.; Hillier, S.; Gadd, G. (2014) From A to B: mechanisms in A (Aspergillus) to phosphate release for B (Barley)., Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, 5th International Symposium, 4th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Montpellier, France 26 August to 3 September 2014.
  • Wishart, J.; George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; White, P.J.; Ramsay, G.; Jones, H.; Gregory, P.J. (2014) Phenotyping potato roots; identifying ideotypes for water stressed conditions., AAB Meeting, Breeding Plants to Cope with Future Climate Change, University of Leeds, Leeds, 16-18 June 2014. Annals of Applied Biology, No. 124, 39-44.
  • Hallett, P.D.; Stobart, R.; George, T.S.; Morris, N.; Newton, A.C.; Valentine, T.A.; McKenzie, B.M. (2014) Temporal dynamics of soil physical conditions for crop growth under a range of tillage practices and the impact on the performance of contrasting modern cereal varieties., 20th World Congress of Soil Science, "Soils and Food Security", Jeju, South Korea, 8-13 June 2014.
  • Menezes-Blackburn, D.; Giles, C.; George, T.S.; Shand, C.A.; Lumsdon, D.; Cooper, P.; Wendler, R.; Adu, M.; Brown, L.; Stutter, M.; Blackwell, M.; Wearing, C.; Zhang, H.; Haygarth, P.M. (2014) Exploiting root exudation of organic acids and phytases to enhance plant utilisation of soil phosphorus., 5th International Symposium, Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, Montpellier, France, 26-29 August 2014.
  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Ramsay, L.; Russell, J.; White, P.J. (2013) Understanding the genetic control of rhizosheath formation and impacts of multiple tress on phosphorus acquisition., In: XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium and Boron Satellite Meeting, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-22 August 2013. Proceedings, pp225-226.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Shand, C.A.; George, T.; Blackwell, M.; Dixon, L.; Bol, R.; Mackay, R.; Richardson, A.; Condron, L.; Turner, B.; Haygarth, P. (2013) Are dual goals of increasing P availability to crops and increasing soil C mutually exclusive, 7th International Phosphorus Workshop, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, 9-13 September 2013.
  • George, T.S.; French, A.; Brown, L.K.; Daniell, T.; Karley, A;. Ramsay, L.; White, P.J. (2013) Genotypic variation in the ability of plants to tolerate manganese deficiency in cereals grown in calcareous systems: the role of root phytases., In: XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium and Boron Satellite Meeting, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-22 August 2013. Proceedings, pp39-40.

  • Richardson, A.; Hens, M.; Delhaize, E.; George, T.; Ryan , P.; Simpson , R.; Hocking, P. (2023) Organic anions facilitate the mobilization of soil organic phosphorus and its subsequent lability to phosphatases , 11th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH (PSILPH), 16-21 October 2023, Nanjing, China
  • George, T.; Brown, L.; Bryan, G.; Wright, G.; Thompson, J.; Neugebauer, K.; Hammond, J.; White, P. (2022) Combined stress diagnostic transcriptomics in potato, 19th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), 22-27 August 2022, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil.
  • Valentine, T.A.; Binnie, K.; Hawes, C.; George, T.; Stobart, R.; Hallett, P.; Newton, A.C.; McKenzie, B.M (2022) Impact of reduced tillage and rotations on rootsoil relations in medium and long term UK field trials, Abstract Submission to the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, 31 July - 5 August 2022, Glasgow.
  • Birkelund-schmidt, S.; Brown, L.; Booth, A.; Wishart , J.; Houston, K.; Hedley, P.; Martin , P.; Husted , S.; Russell, J.; George, T. (2022) Identifying Genes and Traits for Tolerance to Marginal Soils in Ancient Barley Landraces Supporting Emerging Value Chains , World Congress of Soil Science, 31 July - 5 August 2022, Glasgow.
  • Zhou, J.; Zhang , L.; Feng , G.; George, T. (2022) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are more important than root hairs of maize for priming the rhizosphere microbial community to utilize legacy P in soils, World Congress of Soil Science, 31 July - 5 August 2022, Glasgow.
  • Brown, L.; Russell, J.; Ramsay, L.; White, P.; George, T. (2022) Understanding the Rhizosheath Opportunities for Manipulating the Soil Root Interface , World Congress of Soil Science, 31 July - 5 August 2022, Glasgow.
  • Zhou, J.; Chai, X.; Zhang, L.; George, T.; Wang, F.; Feng, G. (2021) Different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi cocolonizing on a single plant root system recruit distinct microbiomes, EGU General Assembly 2021, 19-30 April 2021, Online
  • Marin, M.; Feeney, D.S.; Brown, L.K.; Naveed, M.; Ruiz, S.; Koebernick, N.; Bengough, A.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Roose, T.; Puértolas, J.; Dodd, I.C.; George, T.S. (2021) The effect of root hairs under drought in open field conditions, EGU General Assembly, Annual Meeting, 19-30 April 2021, Vienna, Austria (Online)
  • Brown, L.K.; Schmidt, S.B.; Wishart, J.; Booth, A.; Russell, J.; Husted, S.; Martin, P.; George, T.S. (2020) Back to the future: identifying micronutrient efficiencies in heritage barley lines for improved agricultural sustainability., Monogram Meeting, Dundee, 28-30 April 2020.
  • Schmidt, S.B.; George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Booth, A.; Wishart, J.; Hedley, P.E.; Martin, P.; Russell, J.; Husted, S. (2019) Ancient barley landraces adapted to marginal soils demonstrate exceptional tolerance to manganese limitation., Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Summit (SAFS-2019), Hotel Müggelsee, Berlin, Germany, 26-28 September 2019. Abstract.
  • Schmidt, S.B.; George, T.S.; Brown, L.K.; Booth, A.; Hedley, P.E.; Martin, P.; Russell, J.; Husted, S. (2019) Ancient barley landraces adapted to marginal soils demonstrate exceptional tolerance to micronutrient limitation., The James Hutton Institute Annual Symposium, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee, 7 November 2019 . Abstract
  • Ibrahim, A.; Ahmed, M.; Brown, L.K.; Ortas, I.; George, T.S. (2019) Impacts of trade-offs between rhizosphere traits on the ability of cereal genotypes to cope with phosphorus deficiency., Rhizosphere 5, Saskatoon, Canada, 7-11 July 2019.
  • Ibrahim, A.; Ahmed, M.; George, T.S.; Ortas, I. (2019) Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in arbuscular mycorrhizae by sixteen sweet sorghum genotypes., Rhizosphere 5, Saskatoon, Canada, 7-11 July 2019.
  • Hallett, P.D.; Oleghe, E.; Naveed, M.; Brown, L.K.; George, T.S.; Cooper, L.; Koebernick, N.; Roose, T.; Bengough, A.G.; Baggs, E.M. (2019) Influence of contrasting plant exudate and mucilage compounds on soil water retention, hysteresis and transport., EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2019. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-11075.
  • Neugebauer, K.; Broadley, M.R.; El-Serehy, H.; George, T.S.; Graham, N.S.; Thompson, J.A.; Wright, G.; White, P.J. (2018) Shoots but not roots of Caryophyllales have greater magnesium / calcium quotients than other angiosperms., Third International Magnesium Symposium, Guangzhou, China, 25-29 November 2018. (Poster, Abstract and Talk).
  • Neugebauer, K.; Bowen, H.C.; Broadley, M.R.; El-Serehy, H.; George, T.S.; Graham, N.S.; Taylor, A.; Thompson, J.A.; Wright, G.; White, P.J. (2018) The evolution of sodium accumulation in the caryophyllales., Root-Rhizosphere Interactions Workshop & 2018 ISRR Dundee Medal Lecture, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, 23 May 2018. (Poster)
  • George, T.S.; Giles, C.D.; Boitt, G.; Dupuy, L.; Brown, L.K.; Condron, L. (2018) Quantitative measurement of phosphatase activity distribution in the rhizosphere - impact of root hairs., 6th Symposium on Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, PSP6, Leuven, Belgium, 10-13 September 2018. Book of Abstracts, p157.
  • Brown, L.K.; Stockan, J.A.; Stutter, M.I.; Hawes, C.; George, T.S. (2018) Potential of riparian buffer strip species to recycle phosphorus in the agricultural landscape., 6th Symposium on Phosphorus in Soils and Plants, PSP6, Leuven, Belgium, 10-13 September 2018. Book of Abstracts, p221.
  • Uwase, I.; Hallett, P.; George, T.; Paterson, E. (2018) Can traditional barley varieties offer an agricultural adaptation to cope with climate change and phosphorus depletion?, Scottish Parliament, 20 February 2018. (Poster)
  • Koebernick, N.; Naveed, M.; Daly, K.; Cooper, L.; Bengough, G.; Hallett, P.; George, T.; Raffan, A.; Sinclair, I.; Roose, T. (2018) Root induced compaction alleviation by root hairs - visualization with synchroton imaging., European Geotechnical Union Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, July 2018. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, EGU2018-8410.

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