Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Manoj Menon

Lecturer in Soil/Environmental Science

Contact

m.menon@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 (0) 114 222 5752

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Kroto Research Institute (F11)
Sheffield, S3 7HQ

Profile

My research interests include biotic (microbial and plant roots) interactions in soils, soil physics and hydrology, soil compaction, soil biogeochemical cycles and non-invasive imaging applications (X-ray and neutron imaging)

See more details here: http://drmenon.staff.shef.ac.uk/

Qualifications

PhD Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (2006)
MSc Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1999)
BSc Kerala Agricultural University, India (1997)

Publication(s)

Lane R, Menon M, McQuaid J, Dougill A, Adams D, Thomas A, Hoon S (2013). Carbon Dioxide Enrichment Enhances Carbon Sequestration of Dryland Soil Microbial Communities. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
Aravena JE, Berli M, Menon M, Ghezzehei TA, Mandava AK, Regentova EE, Pillai NS, Steude J, Young MH, Nico PS (2013). Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography—New Means to Quantify Root Induced Changes of Rhizosphere Physical Properties. Soil–Water–Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging, pp. 39-67.
Moradi AB, Hopmans JW, Oswald SE, Menon M, Carminati A, Lehmann E (2013). Applications of Neutron Imaging in Soil–Water–Root Systems. Soil–Water–Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging, pp. 113-136.
Moradi AB, Oswald SE, Menon M, Carminati A, Lehmann E, Hopmans JW (2013). Applications of Neutron Imaging in Soil-Water-Root Systems.
Lane RW, Menon M, McQuaid JB, Adams DG, Thomas AD, Hoon SR, Dougill AJ (2013). Laboratory analysis of the effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on respiration in biological soil crusts. Journal of Arid Environments, 98 (soilwaterrootpr), pp. 52-59.
Menon M, Rousseva S, Nikolaidis NP, van Gaans P, Panagos P, de Souza DM, Ragnarsdottir KV, Lair GJ, Weng L, Bloem J (2013). SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp. 1-5.
Banwart SA, Menon M, et al. (2012). Soil processes and functions across an international network of critical zone observatories: Introduction to experimental methods and initial results. Comptes Rendus Geoscience (Academie des Sciences), 344 (9), pp. 758-772.
Banwart S, Menon M, Bernasconi SM, Bloem J, Blum WEH, Souza DMD, Davidsdotir B, Duffy C, Lair GJ, Kram P (2012). Soil processes and functions across an international network of Critical Zone Observatories: Introduction to experimental methods and initial results. Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 344 (11), pp. 758-772.
Rees R, Robinson BH, Menon M, Lehmann E, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Schulin R (2011). Boron accumulation and toxicity in hybrid poplar (populus nigra × euramericana). Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (24), pp. 10538-10543, Abstract: Poplars accumulate high B concentrations and are thus used for the phytomanagement of B contaminated soils. Here, we performed pot experiments in which Populus nigra × euramericana were grown on a substrate with B concentrations ranging from 13 to 280 mg kg-1 as H3BO 3. Salix viminalis, Brassica...
Menon M, Yuan Q, Jia X, Dougill AJ, Hoon SR, Thomas AD, Williams RA (2011). Assessment of physical and hydrological properties of biological soil crusts using X-ray microtomography and modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 397 (1), pp. 47-54.

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