Dr Madeleine Bell

Scotland's Rural College

Research Interests

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils
  • Soil carbon and land-use change
  • Agricultural land management and the soil nitrogen cycle
  • Mitigation techniques to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture
  • Biochar application to agricultural land

Selected Publications

  • Bell MJ and Worrall F (2011) Charcoal addition to soils in NE England: A carbon sink with environmental co-benefits? Science of The Total Environment, 409, 1704-1714
  • Bell MJ, Worrall F, Smith P, Bhogal A, Black H, Allan L, Barraclough D and Merrington G (2011) The contribution of soil organic carbon to UK greenhouse gas emissions: 1925 – 2007, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, doi:10.1029/2010GB003881, in press
  • Bell MJ, Jones E, Smith J, Smith P, Yeluripati J (2011) Simulation of soil nitrogen and nitrous oxide emissions from 3 European cropland sites using the ECOSSE model, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, DOI: 10.1007/s10705-011-9479-4
  • Bell MJ and Worrall F (2009) Estimating a region’s soil organic carbon baseline: The undervalued role of land-management. Geoderma, 152: 74-84
  • Worrall F, Bell MJ and Bhogal A (2010) Assessing the probability of carbon and greenhouse gas benefit from the management of peat soils, Science of the Total Environment, 408: 2657-2666
  • Smith, P., Albanito, F., Bell, M., Bellarby, J., Blagodatskiy, S., Datta, A., Dondini, M., Fitton, N., Flynn, H., Hastings, A., Hillier, J., Jones, EO., Kuhnert, M., Nayak, DR., Pogson, M., Richards, M., Sozanska-Stanton, G., Wang, S., Yeluripati, JB., Bottoms, E., Brown, C., Farmer, J., Feliciano, D., Hao, C., Robertson, A., Vetter, S., Wong, HM. & Smith, JU. (2012). 'Systems approaches in global change and biogeochemistry research'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 367, no. 1586, pp. 311-321