Publications


Microbial utilisation of biochar-derived carbon Farrell, M., Khun, T., Macdonald, L.M., Maddern, T.M., Murphy, D.V., Singh, B.P., Bauman, K., Krull, E., Baldock, J., 2013 Science of the total Environment, accepted.

Pyrolysing paltry litter reduces N2O and CO2 fluxes Van Zwieten, L., Kimber, S.W.L., Morris, S.G., Singh, B.P., Grace, P.R., Scheer, C., Rist, J., Downie, A.E., Cowie, A.L., 2013 Science of the total Environment, in press.

Improving the statistical preparation for measuring soil N2O flux by closed chamber Morris, S.G., Kimber, S.W.L., Grace, P., van Zwieten, L., 2013 Science of the total Environment, in press.

Difficulties in using soil-based methods to assess plant availability of potentially toxic elements in biochar and their feedstocks Farrell, M., Rangott, G., Krull, E., 2013 Journal of Hazardous Materials 250-251, 29-36.

Biochar carbon stability in a clayey soil as a function of feedstock and pyrolysis temperature Singh, B.P., Cowie, A.L., Smernik, R.J., 2012 Environmental Science and Technology 46, 11770-11778.

Marked changes in herbicide sorption-desorption upon ageing of biochars in soil Martin, S.M., R.S. Kookana, L. Van Zwieten, and E. Krull, 2012 Journal of Hazardous Materials 231:70-78.

Biochar absorbed ammonia enhances plant growth Taghizadehtoosi, A., Clough, T.J., Sherlock, R.R. and Condron, L.M. 2011 Plant and Soil (submitted)

A 15-N study to refine the effect rate of biochar addition for mitigating ruminant urine-derived nitrous oxide fluxes Clough, T.J., Buckthrough, L.E., Condron, L.M. and Sherlock, R.R. 2011 Soil Science Society of America Journal (submitted)

Biochar induced soil microbial community change: implications for biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus
Anderson, C.R., Condron, T.M., Clough, T.J., Friers, M., Stewart, A., Hill, R.A. and Sherlock, R.R. 2011 Pedobiologia (submitted)

Biochar incorporation into pasture soil suppresses in situ nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant urine patches Taghizadehtoosi, A., Clough, T.J., Condron, L.M., Sherlock, R.R., Anderson, C.R. and Cragie, R. A. 2011 Journal of Environmental Quality 40: 468-476

Impact of unweathered biochar on emissions of nitrous oxide from bovine-urine amended soil Clough, T.J., Bertram, J.E., Ray, J.L., Condron, L.M., O'Callaghan, M., Sherlock, R.R. and Wells, N.S. 2010. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74: 852-860


Biochar and the nitrogen cycle
Clough T.J. and Condron, L.M. 2010. Journal of Environmental Quality: 39: 1218-1223 

Residues of bioenergy production chains as soil amendments: Immediate and temporal phytotocixity Kealan Gell, JanWillem van Groenigen and Maria Luz Cayuela. Journal of Hazardous Materials: In Press

Proceedings from the 1st Asia-Pacific Biochar Conference, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia Evelyn Krull, Balwant Singh and Stephen Joseph. Australian Journal of Soil Research: 48 (6/7) i-iv November 2010

Pioneering works in biochar research, Japan Makoto Ogawa and Yasuyuki Okimori. Australian Journal of Soil Research: 48 (6/7) 489-500 November 2010

An investigation into the reactions of biochar in soil S.D. Joseph, M. Camps-Arbestain, Y. Lin, P. Munroe, C.H. Chia, J. Hook, L. van Zwieten, S. Kimber, A. Cowie, B.P. Singh, J. Lehmann, N. Foidl, R.J. Smemik and J.E. Amonette. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 501-515 November 2010

Characterisation and evaluation of biochars for their application as a soil amendment Balwant Singh, Bhupinder Pal Singh and Annette L. Cowie. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 516-525 November 2010

Influence of biochar use on sugarcane growth, soil parameters, and groundwater quality
Yan Chen, Yoshiyuki Shinogi and Masahiko Taira. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 526-530 November 2010

Effect of banded biochar on dryland wheat production and fertiliser use in south-western Australia: an agronomic and economic perspective Paul Blackwell, Evelyn Jrull, Greg Butler, Allan Herbert and Zakaria Solaiman. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 531-545 November 2010

Direct and residual effect of biochar application on mycorrhizal root colonisation, growth and nutrition of wheat Zakaria M. Solaiman, Paul Blackwell, Lynette K. Abbott and Paul Storer. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 546-554 November 2010

Influence of biochars on flux of N2O and CO2 from Ferrosol L. van Zwieten, S. Kimber, S. Morris, A. Downie, E. Berger, J. Rust and C. Scheer. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 555-568 November 2010

A glasshouse study on the interaction of low mineral ash biochar with nitrogen in a sandy soil L. van Zwieten, S. Kimber, S. Morris, A. Downie, E. Berger, J. Rust and C. Scheer. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 569-576 November 2010

Stability and stabilisation of biochar and green manure in soil with different organic carbon contents Joseph M. Kimetu and Johannes Lehmann Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 577-585 November 2010

Estimation of net carbon sequestration potential with farmland application of bagasse charcoal: life cycle inventory analysis through a pilot sugarcane bagasse carbonisation plant Koji Kameyama, Yoshiyuki Shinogi, Teruhito Miyamoto and Koyu Agarie. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 586-592 November 2010

Microscopic characterisation of synthetic Terra Preta Chee Hung Chia, Paul Munroe, Stephen Joseph and Yun Lin. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 593-605 November 2010

Producing biochars with enhanced surface activity through alkaline pretreatment of feedstocks K. Hina, P. Bishop, M. Camps Arbestain, R. Calvelo-Pereira, J.A. Macia-Agullo, J. Hindmarsh, J.A. Hanly, F. Macias and M. J. Hedley. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 606-617 November 2010

Chemical and structural properties of carbonaceous products obtained by pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonisation of corn stover A.B. Fuertes, M. Camps Arbestain, M. Sevilla, J.A. Macia-Agullo, S. Fiol, R. Lopez, R.J. Smernik, W.P. Aitkenhead, F. Arce and F. Macias. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 618-626 November 2010

The role of biochar in modifying the environmental fate, bioavailability, and efficacy of pesticides in soils: a review Rai S. Kookana. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 627-637 November 2010

Influence of biochar application to soil on the availability of As, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn to maize (Zea mays L.) Tshewant Namgay, Balwant Singh and Bhupinder Pal Singh. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 638-647 November 2010

Retention capacity of biochar-amended New Zealand dairy farm soil for an estrogenic steroid hormone and its primary metabolite Ajit K. Sarmah, Prakash Srinivasan, Ronald J. Smernik, Merilyn Manley-Harris, Michael Jerry Antal, Adriana Downie and Lukas van Zwieten. Australian Journal of Soil Research 48 (6/7) 648-658 November 2010

The mean turnover time of biochar in soil varies depending on biomass source and pyrolysis temperature Singh, B.P. and Cowie, A. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

Biochar-Ion Interactions: An investigation of biochar charge and its effect on ion retention Waters, D., Condon, J., Van Zwieten, L. and Moroni, S. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

Bio-char from sawdust, maize stover and charcoal: Impact on water holding capacities (WHC) of three soils from Ghana Dugan, E., Verhoef, A., Robinson, S. and Sohi, S. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

Biochar addition to soil changed microbial community structure and decreased microbial biomass carbon and net inorganic nitrogen mineralised Dempster, D.N., Gleeson, D.B., Solaiman, Z.M., Jones, D.L. and Murphy, D.V. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

Effect of charcoal (biochar) amendments in Manawatu sandy-loam soil (New Zealand) on white clover growth and nodulation Sivakumaran, S.S., Sivakumaran S., Jeyakumar, P., Salas, C.D.M., Deurer, M., McIvor, I. and Clothier, B. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

"Black is the new green": the blue shades of biochar Kookana, R.S., Xiang-Yan, Y. and Guang-Guo, Y. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia

Plant availability of arsenic and cadmium as influenced by biochar application to soil Tshewang Namgay, Balwant Singh and Bhupinder Pal Singh. As presented at the World Soil Conference, Brisbane, 4 August 2010

Biochar, climate change and soil: A review to guide future research  Saran Sohi, Elisa Lopez-Capel, Evelyn Krull and Roland Bol: CSIRO Land and Water Science Report 05/09

Biochar for Environmental Management  Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph, Earthscan: 2009

Using poultry litter biochars as soil amendments.  K. Y. Chan, L. Van Zwieten, I. Meszaros, A. Downie, and S. Joseph.  Australian Journal of Soil Research: 46(5) 437–444  5 Aug 2008

Soil Health: Can the Cane Industry Use a Bit of 'Black Magic'?  Van Zwieten, Lukas; Meszaros, I; Downie, A; Chan, YK; Joseph.  Australian Canegrower: Issue 17 Mar 2008

Agronomic values of greenwaste biochar as a soil amendment K. Y. Chan, L. Van Zwieten, I. Meszaros, A. Downie , and S. Joseph.  Australian Journal of Soil Research : 45(8) 629–634  7 Dec 2007

Biochar for Carbon Sequestration, Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Enhancement of Soil Fertility; A Review of the Materials Science.  S D Joseph1, A Downie, P Munroe, A Crosky, J Lehmann,  Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, December 9-11, 2007, University of Sydney

Harnessing biomass to fuel Australia’s growth.  Sharif Jahanshahi.  ATSE Focus: 2008

City to Soil: Returning Organics to Agriculture – A Circle of Sustainability.  Chapter in Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek's Vision. G Gillespie 2009.


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BIOCHAR FOR SOIL FERTILITY AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION - A Review of Current Understanding
ANZBRN Presentation to DCC

Maximising the benefits of biochar addition to soil by understanding mineral–biochar interactions.  University of Sydney

Biochar on Wikipedia

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