Professional summary

Research Interests

Arezoo Taghizadeh-Toosi received her Ph.D. in Soil & Physical Sciences from Lincoln University, New Zealand (2011). She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Manaaki-Whenua-Landcare Research, New Zealand (2011-2012). She moved to Denmark in 2012 and was first a scientist at Aarhus University (2012-2021) and then as a senior scientist at Danish Technological Institute (2021-2024). Her expertise is on agricultural soil C & N turnover, measurements of GHG emissions and NH3 volatilization, mitigation of agricultural emissions (i.e. biochar and inhibitors), and soil organic carbon (SOC) modelling.


  1. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Khagendra Raj, B., Sørensen, P., Petersen, S. O.. 2023 Short-term nitrous oxide emissions from cattle slurry for silage maize: effects of placement and the nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP). Sustainability, 15 (22), 15810. 16, pp.
  2. Olesen, J. E., Rees, R. M., Recous, S., Bleken, M. A., Abalos, D., Ahuja, I., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Carozzi, M., De Notaris, C., Ernfors, M., Haas, E., Hansen, S., Janz, B., Lashermes, G., Massad, R. S., Petersen, S. O., Rittl, T. F., Scheer, C., Smith, K. E., Thiébeau, P., Taghizadeh- Toosi, A.*, Thorman, R. E., and Topp, C. F. E. 2023. Challenges of accounting nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural crop residues. Global Change Biology, 29, 6846–6855.
  3. Smith, A., Sommer, S. G., and Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.* 2023. Reduced climate impacts of dairy sludge management by introducing hydrothermal carbonization. Clean Energy and Sustainability. 1(1), 10003; doi:10.35534/ces.2023.10003.
  4. Mirzaei M., Gorji Anari, M., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Zaman, M., Saronjic, N., Mohammed, S., Szabo, S., and Caballero-Calvoe, A. 2022. Soil nitrous oxide emissions following crop residues management in corn-wheat rotation under conventional and no-tillage systems. Air, Soil and Water Research, 15. doi:10.1177/11786221221128789.
  5. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Hansen, E. M., Olesen, J. E., Baral, R, K., Petersen, S. O. 2022. Interactive effects of straw management, tillage, and a cover crop on nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching from a sandy loam soil. Science of The Total Environment, 154316, doi:/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154316.
  6. Hu, Y., Hhomenko, O., Shi, W., Velasco-Sánchez, Á., Ashekuzzaman, S. M., Bennegadi-Laurent, N., Daly, K., Fenton, W., Healy, M. G., Leahy, J. J., Sørensen, P., Sommer, S. G., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, and Trinsoutrot-Gattin, I. 2021. Systematic Review of Dairy Processing Sludge and Secondary STRUBIAS Products Used in Agriculture. Frontiers, Sustainable Food System, doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.763020.
  7. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Christensen, B. T. 2021. Filling gaps in models simulating carbon storage in agricultural soils: the role of cereal stubbles. Nature Scientific reports, 11 (1), 1-8.
  8. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Janz, B., Labouriau, R., Olesen, J. E., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Petersen, S. 2021. Nitrous oxide emissions from red clover and winter wheat residues depend on interacting effects of distribution, soil N availability and moisture level. Plant and Soil, 466: 121-138.
  9. Macholdt, J., Hadasch, S., Piepho, H.-P., Reckling, M., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.* &, Christensen, B. T. (2020). Yield variability trends of winter wheat and spring barley grown during 1932–2019 in the Askov Long-term Experiment. Field Crops Research, 264, 108083.
  10. Farina, R., Sándor, R., Abdalla, M., ÁlvaroFuentes, J., Bechini, L., Bolinder, M. A., Brilli, L., Chenu, C., Clivot, H., Migliorati, M. D. A., Di Bene, C., Dorich, C. D., Ehrhardt, F., Ferchaud, F., Fitton, N., Francaviglia, R., Franko, U., Giltrap, D. L., Grant, B. B., Guenet, B., Harrison, M. T., Kirschbaum, M. U. F., Kuka, K., Kulmala, L., Liski, J., McGrath, M. J., Meier, E., Menichetti, L., Moyano, F., Nendel, C., Recous, S., Reibold, N., Shepherd, A., Smith, W. N., Smith, P., Soussana, J. -F., Stella, T., TaghizadehToosi, A.*, Tsutskikh, E., & Bellocchi, G. (2020). Ensemble modelling, uncertainty and robust predictions of organic carbon in longterm barefallow soils. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17287 .
  11. Hansen, J. H., Hamelin, L., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Olesen, J. E. and Wenzel, H. (2020). Agricultural residues bioenergy potential that sustain soil carbon depends on energy conversion pathways. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 12, 1002-1013.
  12. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Cong, W.-F, Eriksen, J., Mayer, J., Olesen, J. E., Keel, S. G., Glendining, M., Kätterer, T. & Christensen, B. T. (2020). Visiting dark sides of model simulation of carbon stocks in European temperate agricultural soils: allometric function and model initialization. Plant and Soil, https://
  13. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Elsgaard, L., Clough, T., Labouriau, R., Ernstsen, V. & Petersen, S. O. (2019). Regulation of N2O emissions from acid organic soil drained for agriculture. Biogeosciences, 16, 4555-4575.
  14. Taghizadeh-Toosi A.*, Clough, T., Petersen, S.O., and Elsgaard, L. (2019). Nitrous oxide dynamics in agricultural peat soil in response to availability of nitrate, nitrite, and iron sulfides. Geomicrobiology Journal.
  15. Petersen, S. O., Well, R., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Clough, T. J. (2019). Seasonally distinct sources of N2O in acid organic soil drained for agriculture as revealed by N2O isotopomer analysis. Biogeochemistry, 147, 15-33.
  16. Halbritter, A. H. & ClimMani working group (including Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*). (2019). The handbook for standardised field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate-change experiments and observational studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13331.
  17. Bentsen, N. S., Jørgensen, J. R., Stupak, I., Jørgensen, U., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.* (2019). Dynamic sustainability assessment of heat and electricity production based on agricultural crop residues in Denmark. Journal of Cleaner Production, 213, 491-507.
  18. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Elsgaard, L., Clough, T., Labouriau, R., Ernstsen, V. & Petersen, S. O. (2019). Regulation of N2O emissions from acid organic soil drained for agriculture: Effects of land use and season. Biogeosciences Discussions, 14/.
  19. Hu, T., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Olesen, J. E., Jensen, M. L., Sørensen, P., & Christensen, B. T. (2019). Converting temperate long-term arable land into seminatural grassland: decadal-scale changes in topsoil C, N, 13C and 15N contents. European Journal of Soil Science, 70, 350-360.
  20. Keel, S. G., Leifeld, J., Mayer, J., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, & Olesen, J. E. (2017). Large uncertainty in soil carbon modelling related to carbon input calculation method. European Journal of Soil Science, 68, 953-963.
  21.  Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Christensen, B. T., Glendining, M., & Olesen, J. E. (2016c). Consolidating soil carbon turnover models by improved estimates of belowground carbon input. Nature Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/srep32568.
  22. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.* & Olesen, J. E. (2016b). Modelling soil organic carbon in Danish agricultural soils suggests low potential for future carbon sequestration. Agricultural systems, 145, 83-89.
  23. Móring, A., Vieno, M., Doherty, R. M., Laubach, J., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, & Sutton, M. A. (2016a). A process-based model for ammonia emission from urine patches, GAG (Generation of Ammonia from Grazing): description, validation and sensitivity analysis. Biogeosciences, 13, 18371861.
  24. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Christensen, B. T., Hutchings, N. J., Vejlin, J., Kätterer, T., Glendining, M., & Olesen, J. E. (2014b). C-TOOL: A simple model for simulating whole profile carbon storage in temperate agricultural soils. Ecological Modelling 292, 11-25.
  25. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Olesen, J. E., Kristensen, K., Elsgaard, L., Østergaard, H. S., Lægdsmand, M., Greve, M. H., & Christensen, B. T. (2014a). Changes in carbon stocks of Danish agricultural mineral soils during 1986–2009. European Journal of Soil Science 65, 730-740.
  26. Laubach, J., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Gibbs, S. J., Sherlock, R. R., Kelliher, F. M., & Grover, S. P.P. (2013). Ammonia emissions from cattle urine and dung excreted on pasture. Biogeosciences 10, 338.
  27. Laubach, J., Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Sherlock, R. R., & Kelliher, F. M. (2012c). Measuring and modelling ammonia emissions from a regular pattern of cattle urine patches. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 156, 1-7.
  28. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Clough, T. J., Sherlock, R. R., & Condron, L. M. (2012b). A wood based low temperature biochar captures NH3-N generated from ruminant urine-N, retaining its bioavailability. Plant and Soil 353, 73-84.
  29. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Clough, T. J., Sherlock, R. R., & Condron, L. M. (2012a). Biochar adsorbed ammonia is bioavailable. Plant and Soil, 350, 57-69.
  30. Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.*, Clough, T. J., Condron, L. M., Sherlock, R. R., Anderson, C. R., & Craigie, R. (2011). Biochar incorporation into pasture soil suppresses in situ nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant urine patches. Journal of Environmental Quality 40, 468-476.