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 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.
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.
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 (01/02/2015), pp. 47-54, Abstract: Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are formed by aggregates of soil particles and communities of microbial organisms and are common in all drylands. The role of BSCs on infiltration remains uncertain due to the lack of data on their role in affecting soil physical properties such as porosity and...
Berli M, Ruiz SA, Aravena JE, Bolduc L, Ghezzehei TA, Cook DP, Menon M, Tyler SW, Young MH (2011). Simulating rhizosphere structure alterations using finite element calculations. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna.

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