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)

Luster J, Menon M, Hermle S, Schulin R, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Nowack B (2008). Initial changes in refilled lysimeters built with metal polluted topsoil and acidic or calcareous subsoils as indicated by changes in drainage water composition. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus, 8 (2), pp. 163-176.
Menon M, Berli M, Ghezzehei TA, Nico P, Young MH, Tyler SW (2008). Visualizing Rhizosphere Soil Structure Around Living Roots. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 1 (soilwaterrootpr).
Oswald SE, Menon M, Carminati A, Vontobel P, Lehmann E, Schulin R (2008). Quantitative imaging of infiltration, root growth, and root water uptake via neutron radiography. Vadose Zone Journal, 7 (3), pp. 1035-1047.
Moffett KB, Tyler SW, Torgersen T, Menon M, Selker JS, Gorelick SM (2008). Processes controlling the thermal regime of saltmarsh channel beds. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (3), pp. 671-676.
Menon M, Parratt R, Tyler S, Kropf C (2008). Impact of Vegetation on Nitrate Accumulation In Desert Vadose Zone. 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM.
Luster J, Menon M, Hermle S, Schulin R, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Nowack B (2008). Initial changes in refilled lysimeters built with metal polluted topsoil and acidic or calcareous subsoils as indicated by changes in drainage water composition. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus, 8 (2), pp. 163-176.
Berli M, Ghezzehei T, Menon M, Tyler S, Young M, Dexter A (2008). Modeling Rhizosphere Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics-An Overview.. The 2008 Joint Annual Meeting.
Menon M, Hermle S, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Schulin R (2007). Effects of heavy metal soil pollution and acid rain on growth and water use efficiency of a young model forest ecosystem. Plant and Soil, 297 (01/02/2015), pp. 171-183, Abstract: In a 4-year lysimeter experiment, we investigated the effects of topsoil heavy metal pollution (3,000 mg kg-1 Zn, 640 mg kg-1 Cu, 90 mg kg-1 Pb and 10 mg kg-1 Cd) and (synthetic) acid rain (pH 3.5) on tree growth and water use efficiency of young forest ecosystems consisting of Norway spruce (Picea...
Menon M, Robinson B, Oswald SE, Kaestner A, Abbaspour KC, Lehmann E, Schulin R (2007). Visualization of root growth in heterogeneously contaminated soil using neutron radiography. European Journal of Soil Science, 58 (3), pp. 802-810, Abstract: We used neutron radiography (NR), a non-invasive and in situ technique, to study living plant roots in soil. Plant roots have a larger water content than their unsaturated surrounding media. As water strongly attenuates a neutron-beam, NR can identify root structures in detail. We investigated the...
Menon M, Hermle S, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Schulin R (2007). Effects of heavy metal soil pollution and acid rain on growth and water use efficiency of a young model forest ecosystem. Plant and Soil, 297 (01/02/2015), pp. 171-183.

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