School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Borges BMMN, Strauss M, Camelo PA, Sohi SP & Franco HCJ. 2020. Re-use of sugarcane residue as a novel biochar fertiliser - Increased phosphorus use efficiency and plant yield. Journal or Cleaner Production

Jorat E, Goddard MA, Manning P, Lau HK, Ngeow S, Sohi SP and Manning DAC. 2020. Passive CO2 removal in urban soils: Evidence from brownfield sites. Science of the Total Environment 703: 135573.

Sykes AJ, Macleod M, Eory V, Rees RM, Payen F, Myrgiotis V, William M, Sohi SP, Hillier J, Moran D, Manning DAC, Goglio P, Seghetta M, Williams A, Harris J, Dondini M, Walton J, House J and Smith P. 2020. Characterising the biophysical, economic and social impacts of soil carbon sequestration as a greenhouse gas removal technology. Global Change Biology 26: 1085-1108.

Sohi SP. 2019. Book Review: 'Biochar from Biomass and Waste: Fundamentals and Applications, Edited by Y.S. Ok, D. Tsang, N. Bolan & Novak, J. eds.' European Journal of Soil Science

Chang R, Sohi SP, Jing F, Liu Y and Chen J. 2019. A comparative study on biochar properties and Cd adsorption behavior under effects of ageing processes of leaching, acidification and oxidation. Environmental Pollution 254B: 113123.

Melia PM, Busquets R, Hooda P, Cundy AB and Sohi SP. 2019. Driving forces and barriers in the removal of phosphorus from water using crop residue, wood and sewage sludge derived biochars. Science of the Total Environment 675: 623–631.

Ma S, Jing F, Sohi SP and Chen J. 2019. New insights into contrasting mechanisms for PAE adsorption on millimeter, micro- and nanoscale biochar. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26: 18636–18650.

Liu Y, Sohi SP, Jing F and Chen J. 2019. Oxidative ageing induces change in the functionality of biochar and hydrochar: mechanistic insights from sorption of atrazine. Environmental Pollution 249: 1002–1010

Liu Y, Sohi SP, Liu S, Guan J, Zhou J and Chen J. 2019. Adsorption and reductive degradation of Cr(VI) and TCE by a simply synthesized zero valent iron magnetic biochar. Journal of Environmental Management 235: 276–281.

Kolosz BW, Sohi SP and Manning DAC. 2019. CASPER: A modelling framework to link mineral carbonation with the turnover of organic matter in soil. Computers and Geoscience 124: 58–71.

Masek O, Buss and Sohi SP. 2018. Standard Biochar Materials. Environmental Science and Technology 52: 9543–9544.

Buss W, Assavavittayanon K, Shepherd J, Heal K and Sohi SP. 2018. Biochar phosphorus release is limited by high pH and excess calcium. Journal of Environmental Quality 47: 1298–1303.

Jing F, Sohi SP, Liu Y and Chen J. 2018. Insight into mechanism of aged biochar for adsorption of PAEs: Reciprocal effects of ageing and coexisting Cd2+. Environmental Pollution 242: 1098–1107.

Masek O, Buss W, Roy-poirier A, Lowe W, Peters C, Brownsort P, Mignard D, Pritchard C and Sohi SP. 2018. Consistency of biochar properties over time and production scales: A characterisation of standard materials. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 132: 200-210.

Woolf D, Lehmann J, Cowie A, Cayuela ML, Whitman T and Sohi SP. 2018. Biochar for climate change mitigation: navigating from science to evidence-based policy. Advances in Soil Science

Yeboah E, Abekoe MK, Dowuona GNN, Vanlauwe B, Sohi SP and Six JW. 2018. The interactive effect of residue quality, quantity, soil texture and N management on maize crop yield in Ghana. In: A Bationo, D Ngaradoum, S Youl, F Lompo and JO Fening (eds.) Improving the profitability, sustainability and efficiency of nutrients through site specific fertilizer recommendations in West Africa agro-ecosystems. Springer International Publishing, pp 49-62.

Cabeza I, Waterhouse T, Sohi SP and Rooke JA. 2018. Effect of biochar produced from different biomass sources and at different process temperatures on methane production and ammonia concentrations in vitro. Animal Feed Science and Technology 237: 1–7

Melia PM, Cundy AB, Sohi SP, Hooda PS and Busquets R. 2017. Trends in the recovery of phosphorus in bioavailable forms from wastewater. Chemosphere 186: 381–395.

Kern J, Tammeorg P, Shanskiy M, Sakrabani R, Knicker H, Kammann C, Tuhkanen E-M, Smidt G, Prasad M, Tiilikkala K, Sohi SP, Gascó G, Steiner C and Glaser B. 2017. Synergistic use of peat and charred material in growing media – an option to reduce the pressure on peatlands? Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 25: 160-174.

Latawiec AE, Peake L, Baxter H, Cornelissen G, Grotkiewicz K, Hale S, Królczyk JB, Kubon M, Łopatka A, Medynska-Juraszek A, Reid BJ, Siebielec G, Sohi SP, Spiak Z and Strassburg BBN. 2017. A reconnaissance-scale GIS-based multicriteria decision analysis to support sustainable biochar use: Poland as a case study. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 25: 208-222.

Shepherd JG, Joseph S, Sohi SP and Heal KV. 2017. Biochar and enhanced phosphate capture: Mapping mechanisms to functional properties. Chemosphere 179: 57–74.

Shepherd JG, Buss W, Sohi SP and Heal KV. 2017. Bioavailability of phosphorus, other nutrients and potentially toxic elements from marginal biomass-derived biochar assessed in barley (Hordeum vulgare) growth experiments. Science of the Total Environment 584/5: 448–457.

Kolosz BW, Goddard MA, Jorat ME, Aumonier J, Sohi SP and Manning DAC. 2017. A sustainability framework for engineering carbon capture soil in transport infrastructure. International Journal of Transport Development and Integration 1: 74-83.

Sohi SP and Kuppens T. 2016. Systems integration for biochar in European forestry: drivers and strategies. In: VJ Bruckman, EA Varol, BB Uzun, J Liu (Eds) Biochar: A regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge University Press, pp 70-95

Shepherd JG, Sohi SP and Heal KV. 2016. Optimising the recovery and re-use of phosphorus from wastewater effluent for sustainable fertiliser development. Water Research 94: 155-165

Bachmann HJ, Bucheli TD, Dieguez-Alonso A, Fabbri D, Knicker HE, Schmidt H-P, Ulbricht A, Becker R, Buscaroli A, Buerge D [...] Calvelo R, Rees F, Rombolŕ AG, de la Rosa JM, Sakrabani R, Sohi SP, Soja G, Valagussa M, Verheijen FGA and Franz F. 2016. Toward the standardization of biochar analysis: The COST Action TD1107 interlaboratory comparison. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 64: 513-527

Córdova C, Lark RM, Sohi SP and Goulding KW. 2016. Distinct spatial dependency of carbon distribution between soil pools in grassland soil. Chilean Journal of Agricultural and Animal Science 32: 23-36

Han Y, Cao X, Ouyang X, Sohi SP and Chen J. 2015. Adsorption kinetics of magnetic biochar derived from peanut hull on removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution: Effects of production conditions and particle size. Chemosphere 145: 336-341

McClean GJ, Rowe RL, Heal KV, Cross A, Bending GD and Sohi SP. 2015. An empirical model approach for assessing soil organic carbon stock changes following biomass crop establishment in Britain. Biomass and Bioenergy 83: 141-151

McClean GJ, Meredith W, Cross A, Heal KV, Bending GD and Sohi SP. 2015. The priming potential of environmentally weathered pyrogenic carbon during land-use transition. GCB Bioenergy 8: 805-817

Parmar K, Keith A, Rowe R, Sohi SP, Moeckel C, Pereira MG and McNamara N. 2015. Bioenergy driven land use change impacts on soil greenhouse gas regulation under short rotation forestry. Biomass and Bioenergy 82: 40-48

Sohi SP, McDonagh J, Novak J, Wu W and Miu L. Biochar systems and system fit. 2015. In: J Lehmann, S Joseph (Eds) Biochar for Environmental Management, 2nd Edition. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp 737-761

Angst TE, Six J, Reay DS and Sohi SP. 2014. Impact of pine chip biochar on trace greenhouse gas emissions and soil nutrient dynamics in an annual ryegrass system in California. Agroecosystems and the Environment 191: 17-26

Crombie K, Ma¨ek O, Cross A, Sohi SP. 2014. Biochar–synergies and trade‐offs between soil enhancing properties and C sequestration potential. GCB Bioenergy 7: 1161-1175

Harris ZM, McNamara NP, Rowe R, Dondini M, Finch J, Perks M, Morison J, Donnison I, Farrar K, Sohi SP, Ineson P, Oxley JC, Smith P, Taylor G. 2014. Research spotlight: the ELUM project: Ecosystem Land-Use Modeling and Soil Carbon GHG Flux Trial. Biofuels 5: 111-116

Verheijen FGA, Graber ER, Ameloot N, Bastos AC, Sohi SP and Knicker H. 2014. Biochars in soils: new insights and emerging research needs. European Journal of Soil Science 65: 22-27

Smith P, Bustamante M, Ahammad H, Clark H, Dong H, Elsiddig EA, Haberl H, Harper R, House J, Jafari M [...] Popp A, Porter JR, Poulter B, Rose S, de Siqueira Pinto A, Sohi SP, Stocker B, Strřmman A, Suh S, van Minnen J. 2014. Agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) In: O Edenhofer et al. (Eds) Working Group III Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, pp 811-922

Jeffery S, Bezemer TM, Cornelissen G, Kuyper TW, Lehmann J, Mommer L, Sohi SP, Van De Voorde TFJ, Wardle DA and Van Groenigen JW. 2013. The way forward in biochar research: targeting trade-offs between the potential wins. GCB Bioenergy 7: 1-13

Prendergast-Miller M, Duvall M and Sohi SP. 2013. Biochar−root interactions are mediated by biochar nutrient content and biochar impacts on soil nutrient availability. European Journal of Soil Science 65: 173-185

Zagal E, Cordova C, Sohi SP and Powlson DS. 2013. Free and intra-aggregate organic matter as indicators of soil quality change in volcanic soils under contrasting crop rotations. Soil Use and Management 29: 531-539

Smith P, Haberl H, Popp A, Erb K, Lauk C, Harper R, Tubiello F, Pinto ADS, Jafari M, Sohi SP, Masera O, Böttcher H, Berndes G, Bustamante M, Ahammad H, Clark H, Dong H, Elsiddig EA, Mbow C, Ravindranath NH, Rice CW, C.Robledo-Abad, Romanovskaya A, Sperling F, Herrero M, House JI and Rose S. 2013. How much land based greenhouse gas mitigation can be achieved without compromising food security and environmental goals? Global Change Biology 19: 2285-2302

Sohi SP, Gaunt J and Atwood J. 2013. Biochar in growing media: A sustainability and feasibility assessment. A project commissioned for the Sustainable Growing Media Task Force, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Project SP1213, 84pp

Carter S, Shackley S, Sohi SP, Tan BS and Haefele S. 2013. The impact of biochar application on soil properties and plant growth of pot grown lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and cabbage (Brassica chinensis). Agronomy 3: 404-418

Angst T, Patterson C, Reay D, Anderson P, Peshkur T and Sohi SP. 2013. Biochar diminishes nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching from diverse nutrient sources. Journal of Environmental Quality 42:672-82

Sohi SP. 2013. Pyrolysis bioenergy with biochar production – greater carbon abatement and benefits to soil. GCB Bioenergy 5: i-iii

Angst TE and Sohi SP. 2013. Establishing release dynamics for plant nutrients from biochar. GCB Bioenergy 5: 221-226

Cross A and Sohi SP. 2013. A method for screening the relative long-term stability of biochar. GCB Bioenergy 5: 215-220

Crombie K, Masek O, Sohi SP, Brownsort P and Cross A. 2013. The effect of pyrolysis conditions on biochar stability as determined by three methods. GCB Bioenergy 5: 122-131

Sohi SP. 2012. Carbon storage with benefits. Science 338: 1034-1035 (full text)

Cordova C, Sohi SP, Lark RM, Goulding KWT and Robinson JS. 2012. Resolving the spatial variability of soil N using fractions of soil organic matter. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 147: 66-72

Sopena F, Semple K, Bending G and Sohi SP. 2012. Assessing the chemical and biological accessibility of the herbicide isoproturon in soil amended with biochar. Chemosphere 88: 77-83

Shackley S, Carter S, Sohi SP, Cross A, Haszeldine S, Knowles T, Middelink and Haefele S. 2012. Sustainable gasification-biochar systems? A case-study of rice-husk gasification in Cambodia, Part I: Context, chemical properties, environmental and health and safety issues. Energy Policy 42: 49-58

Cross A and Sohi SP. 2011. The priming potential of biochar products in relation to labile carbon contents and soil organic matter status. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 2127-2134

Prendergast-Miller MT, Duvall M and Sohi SP. 2011. Localisation of nitrate in the rhizosphere of biochar-amended soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 2243-2246

Masek O, Brownsort P, Cross A and Sohi SP. 2011. Influence of production conditions on the yield and environmental stability of biochar. Fuel 103: 151-155

Hammond J, Shackley S, Sohi SP and Brownsort P. 2011. Prospective life cycle carbon abatement for pyrolysis biochar systems in the UK. Energy Policy 39: 2646-2655

Shackley S, Carter S, Sims K and Sohi SP. 2011. Expert perceptions of the role of biochar as a carbon abatement option with ancillary agronomic and soil-related benefits. Energy and Environment 22: 167-187

Sohi SP, Yates HC and Gaunt JL. 2010. Testing a practical indicator for changing soil organic matter. Soil Use and Management 26: 108-117

Shackley S and Sohi SP. 2010. An assessment of the benefits and issues associated with the application of biochar to soil, Defra, London, pp132

Sohi SP, Krull E, Lopez-Capel E and Bol R. 2010. A review of biochar and its use and function in soil. Advances in Agronomy 105: 47-82

Liang B, Lehmann J, Sohi SP, Thies JE, O’Neill B, Trujillo L, Gaunt JL, Solomon D, Grossman J, Neves EG and Luizăo FJ. 2010. Black carbon affects the cycling of non-black carbon in soil. Organic Geochemistry 41: 206-213

Tonon G, Sohi SP, Francioso O, Ferrari E, Montecchio D, Gioacchni P, Ciavatta C, Panzacchi P & Powlson D. 2010. Effect of soil pH on chemical characteristics of physical soil fractions in two broadleaf forests and implication for soil organic matter modelling. European Journal of Soil Science 61: 970-979

Hirsch PR, Gilliam LM, Sohi SP, Williams JK, Clark IM and Murray PJ. 2009. Starving the soil of plant inputs for 50 years reduces abundance but not diversity of soil bacterial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41: 2021–2024

Yeboah E, Ofori P, Quansah GW, Dugan E & Sohi SP. 2009. Improving soil productivity through biochar amendments to soils. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 3: 34-41

Murray PJ, Hirsch PR, Gilliam LM, Sohi SP, Williams JK, Clark IM & Brookes PC. 2009. Are long-term changes in soil organic matter reflected in the soil communities? Journal of Nematology 41: 363-364

Lehmann J, Skjemstad J, Sohi SP, Carter J, Barson M, Falloon P, Coleman K, Woodbury P and Krull E. 2009. Australian climate–carbon cycle feedback reduced by soil black carbon. Nature Geoscience 1: 832-835

Lehmann J, Czimczik CI, Laird D and Sohi SP. 2009. Stability of biochar in soil ecosystems. In: CJ Lehmann, S Joseph (Eds) Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology, Earthscan, London, pp 183-205

Sohi SP, Lopez-Capel E, Bol R and Krull E. 2008. Biochar, climate change and soil: A review to guide future research. CSIRO Land and Water Science Report 05/09, 64pp

Liang B, Lehmann J, Solomon D, Sohi SP, Thies JE, Skjemstad JO, Luizao FJ, Engelhard MH, Neves EG and Wirick S. 2008. Stability of biomass-derived black carbon in soils. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72: 6069-6078

Lehmann J and Sohi SP. 2008. Comment on “fire-derived charcoal causes loss of forest humus”, Science 321: 1295c

Sohi SP, Mahieu N, Powlson DS, Madari B, Smittenberg R and Gaunt JL. 2005. An investigation of the chemical characteristics of soil organic matter fractions suitable for modelling. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69: 1248-1255

Poirier N, Sohi SP, Gaunt JL, Mahieu N, Randall EW, Powlson DS, Evershed RP. 2005. The chemical composition of measurable soil organic matter pools. Organic Geochemistry 36: 1174-1189

Lopez-Capel E, Sohi SP, Gaunt JL and Manning DAC. 2005. Use of Thermogravimetry–Differential Scanning Calorimetry to characterize modelable soil organic matter fractions Soil Science Society of America Journal 69: 136-140

Machado PLOA, Sohi SP and Gaunt JL. 2003. The effect of no-tillage on the turnover of organic matter in a Rhodic Ferralsol. Soil Use and Management 19: 250-256

Sohi SP, Mahieu N, Arah JRM, Madari B and Gaunt JL. 2001. A procedure for isolating soil organic matter fractions suitable for modeling. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65: 1121-1128

Sohi SP. 2001. Dynamic modelling of soil organic matter using physically defined fractions, PhD Thesis, University of London, 254 pp

Gaunt JL, Sohi SP, Yang H, Mahieu N and Arah JRM. 2001. A procedure for isolating soil organic matter fractions suitable for modelling. In: RM Rees, BC Ball, CD Campbell, CA Watson (Eds) Sustainable Management of Soil Organic Matter, CAB International, Wallingford, pp 90-95

Gaunt JL, Sohi SP, Arah JRM, Mahieu N, Yang H. and Powlson DS 1999. A physical soil fractionation scheme to obtain organic matter fractions suitable for modelling. In: GJD Kirk, DS Olk (Eds) Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Flooded Soils, IRRI, Los Banos, pp 89-99