Dr Dylan Jones PhD

Dr Dylan Jones


Contact Details


Module Coordinator

In 2005 Dylan was awarded a Post-graduate Certificate in 'Teaching in Higher Education' from Bangor University. The same year he recieved an award for 'Excellence in Teaching' from Aberystwyth University.

Main Teaching Responsibilities

  • Block Leader for Environmental and Countryside degrees at IBERS.
  • Scheme Coordinator for the Ecology and Plant Biology degrees
  • Pathway Leader for Environmental Sustainability for the MSc in Managing the Environment


The investigates how plants and communities respond to various environmental perturbations including UV-B radiation, elevated concentrations of CO2, N deposition and elevated air temperature. Field experiments and glasshouse studies (in the UK and abroad) are used to study the simulated effects of climate change factors on semi-natural and agricultural systems. Plant physiological responses and interactions with other trophic processes (including herbivores, soil and decomposition, herbivores) are also investigated.



Al-Maliki, S.M.J., Jones, D., Godbold, D., Jones, D., Scullion, J. 2017. Elevated CO2 and Tree Species Affect Microbial Activity and Associated Aggregate Stability in Soil Amended with Litter. Forests 8 (3) 70 Cadair


Humphreys, M., Loka, D., Gwynn-Jones, D., Scullion, J., Doonan, J., Gasior, D., Harper, J., Farrell, M., Kingston-Smith, A., Dodd, R., Chadwick, D., Hill, P., Mills, G., Hayes, F., Robinson, D., Jones, D. 2016. Climate-smart Strategies to Safeguard Persistency and Achieve Sustainable Grassland Production. 26th General Meeting of the EGF, Trondheim, Norway, 04/09/2016 - 08/09/2016.

Hill, R., Saetnan, E.R., Scullion, J., Jones, D., Ostle, N.J., Edwards, A. 2016. Temporal and spatial influences incur reconfiguration of Arctic heathland soil bacterial community structure. Environmental Microbiology 18 (6) pp. 1942-1953.

Jones, A.G., Bussell, J.S., Winters, A., Scullion, J., Jones, D. 2016. The functional quality of decomposing litter outputs from an Arctic plant community is affected by long-term exposure to enhanced UV-B. Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators 60 pp. 8-17.


Jones, A.G., Scullion, J., Ostle, N.J., S, O., di Dio, A., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2015. Plant community composition and an insect outbreak influence phenol oxidase activity and soil-litter biochemistry in a sub-Arctic birch-heath. Polar Biology 38 (4) pp. 505-516.


Jones, A.G., Scullion, J., Ostle, N., Levy, P.E., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2014. Completing the FACE of elevated CO2 research. Environment International 73 pp. 252-258. Cadair

Scullion, J., Smith, A., Jones, D., Jones, D.L., Godbold, D.L. 2014. Deciduous woodland exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 has species-specific impacts on anecic earthworms. Applied Soil Ecology 80 pp. 84-92.

Dader, B., Jones, D., Moreno, A., Winters, A., Ferres, A. 2014. Impact of UV-A radiation on the performance of aphids and whiteflies and on the leaf chemistry of their host plants. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 138 pp. 307-316.


Callaghan, T.V., Jonasson, C., Thierfelder, T., Yang, Z., Hedenås, H., Johansson, M., Molau, U., van Bogaert, R., Michelsen, A., Olofsson, J., Jones, D., Bokhorst, S., Phoenix, G., Bjerke, J.W., Tømmervik, H., Christensen, T.R., Hanna, E., Koller, E.K., Sloan, V.L. 2013. Ecosystem change and stability over multiple decades in the Swedish subarctic: Complex processes and multiple drivers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368 (1624)

Comont, D.C., Winters, A.L., Gomez, L.D., McQueen-Mason, S.J., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2013. Latitudinal variation In ambient UV-B radiation is an important determinant of Lolium perenne forage production, quality, and digestibility. Journal of Experimental Botany 64 (8) pp. 2193-2204.

Harvey, B.P., Gwynn-Jones, D., Moore, P.J. 2013. Meta-analysis reveals complex marine biological responses to the interactive effects of ocean acidification and warming. Ecology and Evolution 3 (4) pp. 1016–1030. Other


Bussell, J.S., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G.W., Scullion, J. 2012. Above- and below-ground responses of Calamagrostis purpurea to UV-B radiation and elevated CO2 under phosphorus limitation. Physiologia Plantarum 145 (4) pp. 619-628.

Comont, D.C., Winters, A.L., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2012. Acclimation and interaction between drought and elevated UV-B in A. thaliana: Differences in response over treatment, recovery and reproduction. Ecology and Evolution 2 (11) pp. 2695-2709.

Gwynn-Jones, D., Jones, A.G., Waterhouse, A., Winters, A., Comont, D., Scullion, J., Gardias, R., Graee, B.J., Lee, J.A., Callaghan, T.V. 2012. Enhanced UV-B and Elevated CO2 Impacts Sub-Arctic Shrub Berry Abundance, Quality and Seed Germination. Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment 41 (3) pp. 256-268. Cadair

Jones, R.J., Causton, D.R., Emmett, B., Mur, L.A.J., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2012. Latent soil effects of grazing and ammonium deposition on Deschampsia flexuosa tillers inserted and grown in heather moorland soil. Environmental and Experimental Botany 81 pp. 72-78.

Comont, D.C., Martinez Abaigar, J., Albert, A., Aphalo, P., Causton, D.R., Figueroa, F.L., Gaberscik, A., Llorens, L., Hauser, M., Jansen, M.A.K., Kardefelt, M., de la Coba Luque, P., Neubert, S., Núñez-Olivera, E., Olsen, J., Robson, M., Schreiner, M., Sommaruga, R., Strid, A., Torre, S., Turunen, M., Veljovic-Jovanovic, S., Verdaguer, D., Vidovic, M., Wagner, J., Winkler, J.B., Zipoli, G., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2012. UV responses of Lolium perenne raised along a latitudinal gradient across Europe: a filtration study. Physiologia Plantarum 145 (4) pp. 604-618.


Jones, D., Warren, J. 2011. Academic strategies in a funding crisis: research competitor, ruderal or university teacher? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26 (2) pp. 56-57. Cadair

Arróniz-Crespo, M., Gwynn-Jones, D., Callaghan, T.V., Núñez-Olivera, E., Martínez-Abaigar, J., Horton, P., Phoenix, G.K. 2011. Impacts of long-term enhanced UV-B radiation on bryophytes in two sub-Arctic heathland sites of contrasting water availability. Annals of Botany 108 (3) pp. 557-565. Cadair

Jones, A., Scullion, J., Gwynn-Jones, D.Smith, S.P., Spikes, K.J. 2011. Soils as carbon sinks or sources: From mid-Wales to the Arctic. IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations pp. 11-15. Other


Winters, A.L., Holmes, S., Hauck, B.D., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2010. Effect of UV exposure on the abundance of plant phenol compounds in Latuca sativa L. cv. Lolla Rossa leaf tissue. XXVth International Conference on Polyphenols, Montpellier, France, 24/08/2010 - 27/08/2010. pp. T3.28.


Wright, H.A., Ironside, J.E., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2009. Sustainability in bioscience fieldwork: Practical information from a UK agricultural research institute. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 10 (1) pp. 54-67. Cadair


Bussell, J.A., Gidman, E.A., Causton, D.R., Gwynn-Jones, D., Malham, S.K., Jones, M.L.M., Reynolds, B., Seed, R. 2008. Changes in the immune response and metabolic fingerprint of the mussel, Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus) in response to lowered salinity and physical stress. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 358 (1) pp. 78-85. Cadair

Wright, H.A., Gwynn-Jones, D., Wilmott, A., Davies, K. 2008. The Green Laboratories Manual. Report for Centre for Biosciences, Higher Education Academy The Higher Education Academy Other

Wright, H.A., Ironside, J.E., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2008. The current state of sustainability in bioscience laboratories: a statistical examination of a UK tertiary institute. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 9 (3) pp. 282-294. Cadair


Gidman, E.A., Jones, M.L.M., Bussell, J.A., Malham, S.K., Reynolds, B., Seed, R., Causton, D.R., Johnson, H.E., Jones, D. 2007. A methodology for screening haemolymph of intertidal mussels, Mytilus edulis, using FT-IR spectroscopy as a tool for environmental assesment. Metabolomics 3 (4) pp. 465-473.

Cornelissen, J.H.C., van Bodegom, P.M., Aerts, R., Callaghan, T.V., van Logtestijn, R.S.P., Alatalo, J., Chapin, F.S., Gerdol, R., Gudmundsson, J., Jones, D., Hartley, A.E., Hik, D.S., Hofgaard, A., Jonsdottir, I.S., Karlsson, S., Klein, J.A., Laundre, J., Magnusson, B., Michelsen, A., Molau, U., Onipchenko, V.G., Quested, H.M., Sandvik, S.M., Schmidt, I.K., Shaver, G.R., Solheim, B., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Stenström, A., Tolvanen, A., Totland, O., Wada, N., Welker, J.M., Zhao, X., Team, M. 2007. Global negative vegetation feedback to climate warming responses of leaf litter decomposition rates in cold biomes. Ecology Letters 10 (7) pp. 619-627.


Cornelissen, J.H.C., Quested, H.M., Logestijn, R.S.P., Perez-Harguindeguy, N., Gwynn-Jones, D., Diaz, S., Callaghan, T.V., Press, M.C., Aerts, R. 2006. Foliar pH as a new plant trait: Can it explain variation in foliar chemistry and carbon cycling processes among subarctic plant species and types? Oecologia 147 (2) pp. 315-326. Cadair

Emmett, B., Gidman, E.A., Stevens, C.J., Broadhurst, D.I., Goodacre, R., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2006. Using metabolic fingerprinting of plants for evaluating nitrogen deposition impacts on the landscape level. Global Change Biology pp. 1460-1465. Cadair Other


Bjerke, J.W., Gwynn-Jones, D., Callaghan, T.V. 2005. Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation in the field on the concentration of phenolics and chlorophyll fluorescence in two boreal and arctic-alpine lichens. Environmental and Experimental Botany pp. 139-149. Cadair

Goodacre, R., Caporn, S.J.M., Emmett, B., Wilson, D.B., Carroll, J.A., Cresswell, N., Gwynn-Jones, D., Gidman, E.A. 2005. Metabolic fingerprinting for bio-indication of nitrogen responses in Calluna vulgaris heath communities. Metabolomics pp. 279-285. Cadair


Cornelissen, J.H.C., Quested, H.M., Gwynn-Jones, D., van Logtestijn, R.S.P., de Beus, M.A.H., Kondratchuk, A., Callaghan, T.V., Aerts, R. 2004. Leaf digestibility and litter decomposability are related in a wide range of subarctic plant species and types. Functional Ecology 18 (6) pp. 779-786. Cadair


Johnson, D., Campbell, C.D., Lee, J.A., Callaghan, T.V., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2003. Brief Communications - UV-B radiation and soil microbial communities - Reply. Nature Cadair

Semerdjieva, S.I., Sheffield, E., Phoenix, G.K., Gwynn-Jones, D., Callaghan, T.V., Johnson, G.N. 2003. Contrasting strategies for UV-B screening in sub-Arctic dwarf shrubs. Plant, Cell and Environment 26 (6) pp. 957-964. Cadair

Quested, H.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Press, M., Callaghan, T.V., Aerts, R., Trosien, F., Riemann, P., Gwynn-Jones, D., Kondratchuk, A., Jonasson, S.E. 2003. Decomposition of sub-arctic plants with differing nitrogen economies: A functional role for hemiparasites. Journal of Ecology 84 (12) pp. 3209-3221. Cadair

Phoenix, G.K., Gwynn-Jones, D., Lee, J.A., Callaghan, T.V. 2003. Ecological importance of ambient solar ultraviolet radiation to a sub-arctic heath community. Plant Ecology 165 (2) pp. 263-273. Cadair

Scullion, J., Goodacre, R., Elliott, G.N., Huang, W., Worgan, H., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G.W., Darby, R.M., Bailey, M.J., Clegg, C.D., Draper, J.H. 2003. Food quality and microbial succession in ageing earthworm casts: standard microbial indices and metabolic fingerprinting. pp. 5-6. Cadair

Gidman, E., Goodacre, R., Emmett, B., Smith, A.R., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2003. Investigating plant-plant interference by metabolic fingerprinting. Phytochemistry pp. 705-710. Cadair

Semerdjieva, S.I., Phoenix, G.K., Hares, D., Jones, D., Callaghan, T.V., Sheffield, E. 2003. Surface morphology, leaf and cuticle thickness of four dwarf shrubs from a sub-Arctic heath following long-term exposure to enhanced levels of UV-B. Physiologia Plantarum 117 (2) pp. 289-294.

Gwynn-Jones, D., Huang, W., Easton, G.L., Goodacre, R., Scullion, J. 2003. UV-B radiation induced changes in litter quality affects earthworm growth and cast characteristics as determined by metabolic fingerprinting. Pedobiologia 47 (5-6) pp. 784-787. Cadair

Scullion, J., Elliott, G.N., Huang, W., Goodacre, R., Worgan, H., Darby, R.M., Bailey, M.J., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G.W., Winson, M.K., Williams, P.A., Clegg, C.D., Draper, J. 2003. Use of earthworm casts to validate FT-IR spectroscopy as a 'sentinel' technology for high-throughput monitoring of global changes in microbial ecology. Pedobiologia 47 (5-6) 7th International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01/09/2001 - 06/09/2002. pp. 440-446. Cadair


Johnson, D., Campbell, C.D., Lee, J.A., Callaghan, T.V., Gwynn-Jones, D. 2002. Arctic microorganisms respond more to elevated UV-B radiation than CO2. Nature pp. 82-83. Other Cadair

Gwynn-Jones, D., Paul, N.D. 2002. Ecological roles of solar UV radiation: towards an integrated approach. pp. 48-55. Cadair

Solheim, B., Johanson, U., Callaghan, T.V., Lee, J.A., Gwynn-Jones, D., Bjorn, L.O. 2002. The nitrogen fixation potential of arctic cryptogram species is influenced by enhanced UV-B radiation. Oecologia 133 (1) pp. 90-93. Cadair


Phoenix, G.K., Gwynn-Jones, D., Callaghan, T.V., Sleep, D., Lee, J.A. 2001. Effects of global change on a sub-Arctic heath: effects of enhanced UV-B radiation and increased summer precipitation. Journal of Ecology 89 (2) pp. 256-267. Cadair

Cornelissen, J.H.C., Callaghan, T.V., Alatalo, J.M., Michelsen, A., Graglia, E., Hartley, A.E., Hik, D.S., Hobbie, S.E., Press, M.C., Robinson, C.H., Henry, G.H.R., Shaver, G.R., Phoenix, G.K., Gwynn-Jones, D., Jonasson, S.E., Chapin III, F.S., Molau, U., Neill, C., Lee, J.A., Melillo, J.M., Sveinbjörnsson, B., Aerts, R. 2001. Global change and arctic ecosystems: is lichen decline a function of increases in vascular plant biomass. Journal of Ecology 89 (6) pp. 984-994. Cadair

Gwynn-Jones, D. 2001. Short-term impacts of enhanced UV-B radiation on photo-assimilate allocation and metabolism: a possible interpretation for time-dependent inhibition of growth. Plant Ecology 154 (1-2) pp. 1-2. Cadair

Moody, S.A., Paul, N.D., Bjorn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Lee, J.A., Manetas, Y., Rozema, J., Gwynn-Jones, D., Johanson, U., Kyparissis, A., Oudejans, A.M.C. 2001. The direct effects of UV-B radiation on Betula pubescens litter decomposing at four European field sites. Plant Ecology 154 (1-2) pp. 1-2. Cadair

Beerling, D.J., Terry, A.C., Mitchell, P.L., Callaghan, T.V., Gwynn-Jones, D., Lee, J.A. 2001. Time to chill: Effects of simulated global change on leaf ice nucleation temperatures of subarctic vegetation. American Journal of Botany 88 (4) pp. 628-633. Cadair Other Other