Prof John Clifton-Brown

BA;PhD

Prof John Clifton-Brown

Professor

Contact Details

Profile

1993 Research Assistant, I.A.T.A., Florence, Italy.
1997-2000 Assistant co-ordinator to the European Miscanthus Improvement Project while based in University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
2000-2002 Term lecturer in Plant Physiology at Trinity College Dublin.
2002-2004 Site manager for the Greengrass and CCFLUX projects based at Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland.
2004-present Project leader, Miscanthus breeding programme.

I was recruited to IGER to lead the public funded Miscanthus breeding programme in August 2004. My background up to this date was in ecophysiology (incorporating agronomy and quantification of greenhouse gas fluxes).

In the current position, it is apparent to me that an ecophysiological approach to exploiting genetic variation can be used to increase the genetic potential of Miscanthus in terms of higher yields and qualities in diverse environments.

By working alongside molecular biologists (in particular Iain Donnison), the opportunities to link different disciplines has already born fruit: (i) a responsive mode proposal to BBSRC to examine flowering time as a key trait influencing both yield and quality has been accepted for funding, (ii) an approved pre-proposal in response to the BBSRC's call for a bioenergy research centre with colleagues in IGER, RRES, JIC and Imperial College London.

Qualifications

BA Natural Science, Trinity College Dublin (1989-92)
PhD Plant Physiology and Agronomy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (1993-97)
Thesis title: The importance of temperature in controlling leaf growth of _Miscanthus_in Temperate Climates.

Committee, editorial and other

Research

Miscanthus breeding, ecophysiology, climate change impacts and modelling.

Projects

Breeding programme
Public and privately funded work
Underpinning science for breeding

Public funding and many collaborations within the BEC programme including

  • Flowering time
  • Drought
  • Resource capture and allocation

Publications

Purdy, SJ, Cunniff, J, Maddison, AL, Jones, LE, Barraclough, T, Castle, M, Davey, CL, Jones, CM, Shield, I, Gallagher, JA, Donnison, IS & Clifton-Brown, JC 2015, 'Seasonal Carbohydrate Dynamics and Climatic Regulation of Senescence in the Perennial Grass, Miscanthus' Bioenergy Research, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 28-41. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9500-2
Ings, J, Mur, LAJ, Clifton-Brown, JC, Bosch, M & Robson, PR 2014, 'Revealing the Molecular and Physiological Responses to Water Deficit in the Bioenergy Crop Miscanthus x giganteus' Plant Biology Europe - FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 2014 - 2014, pp. 34.
Slavov, GT, Nipper, R, Robson, P, Farrar, K, Allison, GG, Bosch, M, Clifton-Brown, JC, Donnison, IS & Jensen, E 2014, 'Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis' New Phytologist, vol 201, no. 4, pp. 1227-1239. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12621
Slavov, GT, Nipper, R, Robson, PR, Farrar, K, Allison, GG, Bosch, M, Clifton-Brown, JC, Donnison, IS & Jensen, EF 2014, 'Genome-wide association studies and prediction of traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in Miscanthus sinensis.' Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2014 - 2014, pp. W422.
Clifton-Brown, JC, Purdy, SJ, Hayes, CM, Ashman, CR, Jones, LE, Farrar, K, Huang, LS-F, Gallagher, JA, Glover, CM, Hinton Jones, ME, Jensen, EF, Loosley, RM, Maddison, AL, McCalmont, JP, Nunn, C, Robson, PR, Slavov, GT, Warren, RD, Webster, RJ, Youell, SJ, Donnison, IS, Davey, CL, Jones, CM, Barraclough, T, Castle, M, Cunniff, J, Cracroft-Eley, W, Greef, JM, Hastings, A, Harding, G, Lewandowski, I, Meyer, H, Mos, M, Nelson, W, Richter, G, Rodgers, C, Schwarze, K-U, Squance, M, Swaller, T, Shield, I, Xi, Q, Karp, A & Flavell, R 2014, 'Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breeding' International Bioenergy Conference 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Slavov, G, Robson, P, Jensen, E, Hodgson, E, Farrar, K, Allison, G, Hawkins, S, Thomas-Jones, S, Ma, X-F, Huang, L, Swaller, T, Flavell, R, Clifton-Brown, J & Donnison, I 2013, 'Contrasting geographic patterns of genetic variation for molecular markers vs. phenotypic traits in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis' GCB Bioenergy, vol 5, no. 5, pp. 562-571. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12025
Zatta, A, Clifton-Brown, J, Robson, P, Hastings, A & Monti, A 2013, 'Land use change from C3 grassland to C4 Miscanthus: effects on soil carbon content and estimated mitigation benefit after six years' GCB Bioenergy, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 360-370. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12054
Toma, Y, Clifton-brown, J, Sugiyama, S, Nakaboh, M, Hatano, R, Fernández, FG, Ryan Stewart, J, Nishiwaki, A & Yamada, T 2013, 'Soil carbon stocks and carbon sequestration rates in seminatural grassland in Aso region, Kumamoto, Southern Japan' Global Change Biology, vol 19, no. 6, pp. 1676-1687. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12189
Clifton-Brown, JC, Robson, PR, Davey, CL, Farrar, K, Hayes, CM, Huang, LS-F, Jensen, EF, Jones, LE, Hinton Jones, ME, Maddison, AL, Meyer, H, Norris, JA, Purdy, SJ, Rodgers, C, Schwarz, K-U, Salvatore, C, Slavov, GT, Valentine, J, Webster, RJ, Youell, SJ & Donnison, IS 2013, Breeding Miscanthus for bioenergy. in MC Saha, HS Bhandari & JH Bouton (eds), Biomass Crops: Breeding and Genetics. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118609477.ch5
Purdy, SJ, Maddison, AL, Jones, LE, Webster, RJ, Andralojc, J, Donnison, IS & Clifton-Brown, JC 2013, 'Characterization of chilling-shock responses in four genotypes of Miscanthus reveals the superior tolerance of M. x giganteus compared with M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus' Annals of Botany, vol 111, no. 5, pp. 999-1013. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mct059
Slavov, GT, Robson, PR, Jensen, EF, Farrar, K, Ma, X-F, Swaller, T, Flavell, R, Clifton-Brown, JC & Donnison, IS 2013, 'A population genomics approach to accelerating the domestication of the energy grass Miscanthus.' Plant & Animal XXI Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2013 - 2013, pp. W088.
Jensen, E, Robson, P, Norris, J, Cookson, A, Farrar, K, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2013, 'Flowering induction in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus is a quantitative short-day response, whilst delayed flowering under long days increases biomass accumulation' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 64, no. 2, pp. 541-552. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ers346
Robson, PRH, Farrar, K, Gay, AP, Jensen, EF, Clifton-Brown, JC & Donnison, IS 2013, 'Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield: Canopy duration and yield in Miscanthus' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 64, no. 8, pp. 2373-2383. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert104
Robson, P, Jensen, E, Hawkins, S, White, SR, Kenobi, K, Clifton-Brown, J, Donnison, I & Farrar, K 2013, 'Accelerating the domestication of a bioenergy crop: identifying and modelling morphological targets for sustainable yield increase in Miscanthus' Journal of Experimental Botany, vol 64, no. 14, pp. 4143-4155. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert225
Ma, X, Jensen, E, Alexandrov, N, Troukhan, M, Zhang, L, Thomas-Jones, S, Farrar, K, Clifton-Brown, J, Donnison, I, Swaller, T & Flavell, R 2012, 'High resolution genetic mapping by genome sequencing reveals genome duplication and tetraploid genetic structure of the diploid Miscanthus sinensis' PLoS One, vol 7, no. 3, e33821. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033821
Valentine, J, Clifton-Brown, JC, Hastings, A, Robson, PR, Allison, GG & Smith, P 2012, 'Food vs. fuel: the use of land for lignocellulosic 'next generation' energy crops that minimize competition with primary food production' GCB Bioenergy, vol 4, no. 1, pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01111.x
Allison, GG, Morris, C, Clifton-Brown, J, Lister, SJ & Donnison, IS 2011, 'Genotypic variation in cell wall composition in a diverse set of 244 accessions of Miscanthus' Biomass and Bioenergy, vol 35, no. 11, pp. 4740-4747. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.10.008
Robson, P, Mos, M, Dee, H, Clifton-Brown, JC & Donnison, I 2011, 'Improving bioenergy crop yield and quality through manipulating senescence' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 112, pp. 323-328.
Jensen, EF, Farrar, K, Jones, ST, Hastings, A, Donnison, IS & Clifton-Brown, JC 2011, 'Characterization of flowering time diversity in Miscanthus species' GCB Bioenergy, vol 3, no. 5, pp. 387-400. DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01097.x
Clifton-Brown, J, Robson, P, Sanderson, R, Hastings, A, Valentine, J & Donnison, I 2011, 'Thermal requirements for seed germination in Miscanthus compared with Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinaceae), Maize (Zea mays) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)' GCB Bioenergy, vol 3, no. 5, pp. 375-386. DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01094.x
Donnison, IS, Farrar, K, Robson, PR, Clifton-Brown, JC, Smith, SP (ed.) & Spikes, KJ (ed.) 2008, 'Bioenergy and biorenewables from grasses', pp. 25-28, IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations, 1 01 July.
Clifton-Brown, JC, Hastings, A, Smith, P, Stampfl, P, Valentine, J, Jones, M & Donnison, IS 2008, Bioenergy technology - balancing energy output with environmental benefits. in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology, 6th - 10th July 2008, Marseille, France. 3 edn, vol. 153, pp. S174-S175, 2008 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille, France, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.464
Khanna, M, Dhungana, B & Clifton-Brown, JC 2008, 'Costs of producing miscanthus and switchgrass for bioenergy in Illinois' Biomass and Bioenergy, vol 32, no. 6, pp. 482-493. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2007.11.003
Clifton-Brown, JC, Chiang, Y-C & Hodkinson, TR 2008, Miscanthus: Genetic resources and breeding potential to enhance bioenergy production. in W Vermerris (ed.), Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops. 2008 edn, Springer Nature, pp. 295-308. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-70805-8_10
Clifton-Brown, JC, Donnison, IS, Valentine, J & Farrar, K 2008, 'Increasing biomass for bioenergy in perennial grasses' Paper presented at 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 - 2007, pp. 167-169.
Allison, GG, Morris, C, Hodgson, E, Clifton-Brown, JC, Robbins, MP, Jones, J, Barraclough, T, Yates, N, Shield, I & Donnison, IS 2008, 'Improvements of energy grass quality: Assessment of genetic variation in cell wall composition' Sustainable Energy UK: Meeting the Science and Engineering Challenge, Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2008 - 2008, .
Allison, GG, Clifton-Brown, JC, Morris, C, Jones, J, Barraclough, T, Yates, N, Shield, I & Donnison, IS 2008, 'Use of mid-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics to characterize phenotypic variation in energy grasses' 5th International Conference on Plant Metabolomics, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan, 2008 - 2008, .
Clifton-Brown, JC 2008, The genetic improvement of Miscanthus for biomass. DEFRA Annual Report 2007/2008, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Farrar, K, Donnison, IS & Clifton-Brown, JC 2008, 'Manipulation of plant architecture for increased biomass in Miscanthus' 2008 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille, France, 2008 - 2008, pp. S180-S185. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.483
Jensen, EF, Jones, ST, Farrar, K, Robson, PRH, Clifton-Brown, JC & Donnison, IS 2008, 'Optimising flowering time in Miscanthus for improved biomass yield and quality' GARNet/SEB Joint Plant Symposium, Vet School, Sutton Bonington Campus, Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2008 - 2008, pp. L24.
Jensen, EF, Clifton-Brown, JC & Donnison, IS 2008, 'Identification of genes controlling flowering time in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus' International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection, Vienna, Austria, 2008 - 2008, .
Clifton-Brown, JC, Robson, PR, Allison, GG, Lister, SJ, Sanderson, R, Morris, C, Hodgson, E, Farrar, K, Hawkins, S, Jensen, EF, Jones, ST, Huang, L, Roberts, PC, Youell, SJ, Jones, BR, Wright, A, Valentine, J, Donnison, IS, Booth, E (ed.), Green, M (ed.), Karp, A (ed.), Shield, I (ed.), Stock, D (ed.) & Turley, D (ed.) 2008, 'Miscanthus: breeding our way to a better future' Aspects of Applied Biology, vol 90, pp. 199-206.
Stampfl, PF, Clifton-brown, JC & Jones, MB 2007, 'European-wide GIS-based modelling system for quantifying the feedstock from Miscanthus and the potential contribution to renewable energy targets' Global Change Biology, vol 13, no. 11, pp. 2283-2295. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01419.x
Clifton-Brown, JC, Breuer, J & Jones, MB 2007, 'Carbon mitigation by the energy crop, Miscanthus' Global Change Biology, vol 13, no. 11, pp. 2296-2307. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01438.x
Flechard, CR, Ambus, P, Skiba, U, Rees, R, Hensen, A, Van Amstel, A, Dasselaar, AVDP, Soussana, J, Jones, M, Clifton-brown, J, Raschi, A, Horvath, L, Neftel, A, Jocher, M, Ammann, C, Leifeld, J, Fuhrer, J, Calanca, P, Thalman, E, Pilegaard, K, Di Marco, C, Campbell, C, Nemitz, E, Hargreaves, K, Levy, P, Ball, B, Jones, S, Van De Bulk, W, Groot, T, Blom, M, Domingues, R, Kasper, G, Allard, V, Ceschia, E, Cellier, P, Laville, P, Henault, C, Bizouard, F, Abdalla, M, Williams, M, Baronti, S, Berretti, F & Grosz, B 2007, 'Effects of climate and management intensity on nitrous oxide emissions in grassland systems across Europe' Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol 121, no. 1-2, pp. 135-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2006.12.024
Soussana, JF, Allard, V, Pilegaard, K, Ambus, P, Amman, C, Campbell, CL, Ceschia, E, Clifton-Brown, JC, Czobel, S, Domingues, R, Ammann, C, Flechard, C, Fuhrer, J, Hensen, A, Horvath, L, Jones, M, Kasper, G, Martin, C, Nagy, Z, Neftel, A, Raschi, A, Baronti, S, Rees, RM, Skiba, U, Stefani, P, Manca, G, Sutton, M, Tuba, Z & Valentini, R 2007, 'Full accounting of the greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) budget of nine European grassland sites' Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol 121, no. 1-2, pp. 121-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2006.12.022
Gilmanov, TG, Soussana, JF, Aires, L, Allard, V, Ammann, C, Balzarolo, M, Barcza, Z, Bernhofer, C, Campbell, CL, Cernusca, A, Cescatti, A, Clifton-Brown, JC, Dirks, BOM, Dore, S, Eugster, W, Fuhrer, J, Gimeno, C, Gruenwald, T, Haszpra, L, Hensen, A, Ibrom, A, Jacobs, AFG, Jones, MB, Lanigan, G, Laurila, T, Lohila, A, Manca, G, Marcolla, B, Nagy, Z, Pilegaard, K, Pinter, K, Pio, C, Raschi, A, Rogiers, N, Sanz, MJ, Stefani, P, Sutton, M, Tuba, Z, Valentini, R, Williams, ML & Wohlfahrt, G 2007, 'Partitioning European grassland net ecosystem CO2 exchange into gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration using light response function analysis' Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol 121, no. 1-2, pp. 93-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2006.12.008
Vuichard, N, Soussana, J-F, Ciais, P, Viovy, N, Ammann, C, Calanca, P, Clifton-Brown, JC, Fuhrer, J, Jones, MB & Martin, C 2007, 'Estimating the greenhouse gas fluxes of European grassland with a process based model: Part 1. Model evaluation from in-situ measurements' Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol 21, no. 1. DOI: 10.1029/2005GB002611
Donnison, IS, Gallagher, JA, Farrar, K, Thain, SC, Allison, GG, Clifton-Brown, JC, Hodgson, E, Morris, C, Turner, LB, Morris, SM, Humphreys, MO, Morris, P & Lubberstedt, T (ed.) 2007, Quality traits for bioenergy in grasses. in Proceedings, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. pp. 46, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
St J. Hastings, AF, Clifton-Brown, J, Wattenbach, M, Mitchell, CP & Smith, P 2007, Sequestering carbon dioxide by the use of the energy crop Miscanthus: quantifying the energy production and sequestration potential of Europe. in Society of Petroleum Engineers Europe: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Conference, Securing the Future. Society of Petroleum Engineers, pp. 390-400, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Conference , London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2007.
Davey, C, Robson, P, Hawkins, S, Farrar, K, Clifton-Brown, J, Donnison, I & Slavov, G 2017, 'Genetic relationships between spring emergence, canopy phenology and biomass yield increase the accuracy of genomic prediction in Miscanthus' Journal of Experimental Botany, vol 68, no. 18, pp. 5093-5102. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erx339
Maddison, A, Camargo-Rodriguez, A, Scott, I, Jones, C, Elias, D, Hawkins, S, Massey, A, Clifton-Brown, J, McNamarra, N, Donnison, I & Purdy, S 2017, 'Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarker' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 7, pp. 1264-1278. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12418
Hastings, AF, Mos, M, Yesufu, JA, McCalmont, J, Schwarz, K-U, Shafiei, R, Ashman, C, Nunn, C, Schüle, H, Salvatore, C, Scalici, G, Scordia, D, Wagner, M & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Economic and environmental assessment of seed and rhizome propagated Miscanthus in the UK' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, 1058. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01058
Purdy, S, Maddison, A, Nunn, C, Winters, A, Timms-Taravella, E, Jones, C, Clifton-Brown, J, Donnison, I & Gallagher, J 2017, 'Could Miscanthus replace maize as the preferred substrate for anaerobic digestion in the United Kingdom?: Future breeding strategies' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 6, pp. 1122-1139. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12419
Nunn, C, St. John Hastings, AF, Kalinina, O, Özgüven, M, Schüle, H, Tarakanov, I, van der Weijde, T, Anisimov, A, Iqbal, Y, Kiesel, A, Khokhlov, N, McCalmont, J, Meyer, H, Mos, M, Schwarz, K-U, Trindade, LM, Lewandowski, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Environmental Influences on the Growing Season Duration and Ripening of Diverse Miscanthus Germplasm Grown in Six Countries' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, 907. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00907
Jensen, E, Robson, P, Farrar, K, Thomas Jones, S, Clifton-Brown, J, Payne, R & Donnison, I 2017, 'Towards Miscanthus combustion quality improvement: the role of flowering and senescence' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 5, pp. 891-908. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12391
Kalinina, O, Nunn, C, Sanderson, R, Hastings, AF, van der Weijde, T, Özgüven, M, Tarakanov, I, Schüle, H, Trindade, LM, Dolstra, O, Schwarz, K-U, Iqbal, Y, Kiesel, A, Mos, M, Lewandowski, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Extending Miscanthus cultivation with novel germplasm at six contrasting sites' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, 563. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00563
Iqbal, Y, Kiesel, A, Wagner, M, Nunn, C, Kalinina, O, Hastings, A, Clifton-Brown, J & Lewandowski, I 2017, 'Harvest time optimisation for combustion quality of different miscanthus genotypes across Europe' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, 727.
McCalmont, J, McNamara, N, Donnison, I, Farrar, K & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Partitioning of ecosystem respiration of CO2 released during land-use transition from temperate agricultural grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus: Ecosystem respiration under Miscanthus' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 4, GCB-B-OR-16-031, pp. 710-724. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12380
Clifton-Brown, J, McCalmont, J & Hastings, A 2017, Development of Miscanthus as a Bioenergy Crop. in J Love & JA Bryant (eds), Biofuels and Bioenergy. Wiley, pp. 119-132.
Kiesel, A, Nunn, C, Iqbal, Y, van der Weijde, T, Wagner, M, Özgüven, M, Tarakanov, I, Kalinina, O, Trindade, LM, Clifton-Brown, J & Lewandowski, I 2017, 'Site-specific management of miscanthus genotypes for combustion and anaerobic digestion: A comparison of energy yields' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, 347. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00347
McCalmont, J, Hastings, A, Mcnamara, N, Richter, GM, Robson, P, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Environmental costs and benefits of growing Miscanthus for bioenergy in the UK' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 489-507. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12294
Davey, C, Jones, L, Squance, M, Purdy, S, Maddison, A, Cunniff, J, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'Radiation capture and conversion efficiencies of Miscanthus sacchariflorus, M. sinensis and their naturally occurring hybrid M. × giganteus' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 385-399. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12331
Clifton-Brown, J, Hastings, A, Mos, M, McCalmont, J, Ashman, C, Awty-Carroll, D, Cerazy, J, Chiang, Y-C, Cosentino, S, Cracroft-Eley, W, Scurlock, J, Donnison, I, Glover, C, Golab, I, Greef, J, Gwyn, J, Harding, G, Hayes, C, Helios, W, Hsu, TW, Huang, L, Jezownski, S, Kim, D-S, Kiesel, A, Kotecki, A, Krzyzak, J, Lewandowski, I, Lim, SH, Liu, J, Loosely, M, Meyer, H, Murphy-Bokern, D, Nelson, W, Pogrzeba, M, Robinson, G, Robson, P, Rogers, C, Scalici, G, Schuele, H, Shafiei, R, Shevchuk, O, Schwarz, K-U, Squance, M, Swaller, T, Thornton, J, Truckses, T, Botnari, V, Vizir, I, Wagner, M, Warren, R, Webster, R, Yamada, T, Youell, S, Xi, Q, Zong, J & Flavell, R 2017, 'Progress in upscaling Miscanthus biomass production for the European bio-economy with seed-based hybrids' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 6-17. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12357
McCalmont, J, Mcnamara, N, Donnison, I, Farrar, K & Clifton-Brown, J 2017, 'An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus' GCB Bioenergy, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 229-245. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12323
Lewandowski, I, Clifton-Brown, J, Trindade, LM, Van De Linden, G, Schwarz, K-U, Müller-Sämann, K, Anisimov, A, Chen, C-L, Dolstra, O, Donnison, I, Farrar, K, Fonteyne, S, Harding, G, Hastings, A, Huxley, L, Iqbal, Y, Khokhlov, N, Kiesel, A, Lootens, P, Meyer, H, Mos, M, Muylle, H, Nunn, C, Ozguven, M, Roldán-Ruiz, I, Schüle, H, Tarakanov, I, van der Weijde, T, Wagner, M, Xi, Q & Kalinina, O 2016, 'Progress on optimizing miscanthus biomass production for the European bioeconomy: Results of the EU FP7 project OPTIMISC' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7, 01620. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01620
McCalmont, J, Davies, J, Clifton-Brown, J, Holder, AJ & Fraser, M 2016, 'Miscanthus as a bedding source: A Welsh case study' SRUC and SEPA Biennial Conference - Agriculture and the Environment XI What future for our farming systems?: Environmental challenges and integrated solutions, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2016 - 2016, .
Davey, C, Nipper, R, Robson, P, Farrar, K, Clifton-Brown, J, Jensen, E, Donnison, I & Slavov, G 2016, 'Selection and Genome-Wide Prediction of Phenology and Biomass Yield in Miscanthus' Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, San Diego, California, United States of America, 2016 - 2016, .
Clifton-Brown, J, Schwarz, K-U & Hastings, A 2015, 'History of the development of Miscanthus as a bioenergy crop: from small beginnings to potential realisation' Biology and Environment, vol 115, no. 1, 13, pp. 45-57. DOI: 10.3318/BIOE.2015.05
Purdy, S, Maddison, A, Cunniff, J, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2015, 'Non-structural carbohydrate profiles and ratios between soluble sugars and starch serve as indicators of productivity for a bioenergy grass' AoB PLANTS, vol 7, plv02. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv032
Hodgson, E, Clifton-Brown, J, Lister, S & Donnison, I 2007, 'Development of a near infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration (NIRS) for the determination of cell wall composition of Miscanthus' Paper presented at 15th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, 2007 - 2007, pp. 723-726.
Donnison, I, Thain, SC, Hodgson, E, Morris, C, Clifton-Brown, J, Turner, L, Gallagher, J, Humphreys, MO, Farrar, K & Morris, P 2007, 'Phenotyping and mapping quality traits for bioenergy in grasses' Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, United States of America, 2007 - 2007, .
Clifton-Brown, J 2007, The genetic improvement of Miscanthus for biomass. DEFRA Annual Report 2006/2007, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Clifton-Brown, J, Valentine, J, Smith, SP (ed.) & Spikes, KJ (ed.) 2007, 'Asian elephant grass (Miscanthus) for bioenergy' IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations, vol 11, pp. 24-27.
Farrell, AD, Clifton-Brown, JC, Lewandowski, I & Jones, MB 2006, 'Genotypic variation in cold tolerance influences the yield of Miscanthus' Annals of Applied Biology, vol 149, no. 3, pp. 337-345. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2006.00099.x
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