Dr Jon McCalmont

Dr Jon McCalmont

Research Assistant in Bioenergy and Environmental Biology

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Whitaker, J., Field, J.L., Bernacchi, C.J., Cerri, C.E.P., Ceulemans, R., Davies, C.A., DeLucia, E.H., Donnison, I., McCalmont, J., Paustian, K., Rowe, R.L., Smith, P., Thornley, P., McNamara, N.P. 2017 (In press). Consensus, uncertainties and challenges for perennial bioenergy crops and land-use. Global Change Biology 10.1111/gcbb.12488

Hastings, A.F., Mos, M., Yesufu, J.A., McCalmont, J., Schwarz, K., 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 8 1058 10.3389/fpls.2017.01058 Cadair

Petropoulos, G., McCalmont, J. 2017. An Operational In Situ Soil Moisture & Soil Temperature Monitoring Network for West Wales, UK: The WSMN Network. Sensors 17 (7) 1481 10.3390/s17071481 Cadair

Jeżowski, S., Mos, M., Mocek, A., Owczarzak, W., Buckby, S., Cerazy-Waliszewska, J., Kaczmarek, Z., McCalmont, J. 2017. Establishment, growth and yield potential of the perennial grass Miscanthus x giganteus on degraded coal mine soils. Frontiers in Plant Science 8 726 10.3389/fpls.2017.00726 Cadair

Pogrzeba, M., Rusinowski, S., Sitko, K., Krzyzak, J., Skalska, A., Malkowski, E., Ciszek, D., Werle, S., McCalmont, J., Mos, M., Kalaji, H.M. 2017. Relationships between soil parameters and physiological status of Miscanthus x giganteus cultivated on soil contaminated with trace elements under NPK fertilisation vs. microbial inoculation. Environmental Pollution 225 pp. 163-174. 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.03.058 Cadair

Nunn, C., St. John Hastings, A.F., 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., Trindade, L.M., 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 8 907 10.3389/fpls.2017.00907 Cadair

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 9 (4) GCB-B-OR-16-031 pp. 710-724. 10.1111/gcbb.12380 Cadair

Clifton-Brown, J., McCalmont, J., Hastings, A. 2017. Development of Miscanthus as a Bioenergy Crop. In J. Love., J. A. Bryant. (eds) Biofuels and Bioenergy. Wiley pp. 119-132. Cadair

Corton, J., Donnison, I., McCalmont, J., Watson, I., Khan, Z., Blanco-Sanchez, P., Yu, X., Fletcher, G., Croxton, S., Manosh, P., Sharp, J. 2017. The impact of biomass feedstock composition and pre-treatments on tar formation during biomass gasification. In L. Kumar Singh., G. Chaudhary. (eds) Biofeedstocks and their Processing. Scrivener Publishing pp. 33-53. Cadair

McCalmont, J., Hastings, A., Mcnamara, N., Richter, G.M., Robson, P., Donnison, I., Clifton-Brown, J. 2017. Environmental costs and benefits of growing Miscanthus for bioenergy in the UK. GCB Bioenergy 9 (3) pp. 489-507. 10.1111/gcbb.12294 Cadair

Clifton-Brown, J., Hastings, A., Mos, M., McCalmont, J., Ashman, C., Awty-Carroll, D., Cerazy, J., Chiang, Y., Cosentino, S., Cracroft-Eley, W., Scurlock, J., Donnison, I., Glover, C., Golab, I., Greef, J., Gwyn, J., Harding, G., Hayes, C., Helios, W., Hsu, T.W., Huang, L., Jezownski, S., Kim, D., Kiesel, A., Kotecki, A., Krzyzak, J., Lewandowski, I., Lim, S.H., 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., 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 9 (1) pp. 6-17. 10.1111/gcbb.12357 Cadair

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 9 (1) pp. 229-245. 10.1111/gcbb.12323 Cadair


Dondini, M., Richards, M.I.A., Pogson, M., McCalmont, J., Drewer, J., Marshall, R., Morrison, R., Yamulki, S., Harris, Z., Alberti, G., Siebicke, L., Taylor, G., Perks, M., Finch, J., Mcnamara, N.P., Smith, J.U., Smith, P. 2016. Simulation of greenhouse gases following land-use change to bioenergy crops using the ECOSSE model: a comparison between site measurements and model predictions. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.12298 Cadair

McCalmont, J., Davies, J., Clifton-Brown, J., Holder, A.J., 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. Cadair


North, M., Petropoulos, G., Ireland, G., McCalmont, J. 2015. Appraising the capability of a land biosphere model as a tool in modelling land surface interactions: results from its validation at selected European ecosystems. Copernicus Publications, Earth System Dynamics Discussions pp. 217–265. 10.5194/esdd-6-217-2015 Cadair


Clifton-Brown, J.C., Purdy, S.J., Hayes, C.M., Ashman, C.R., Jones, L.E., Farrar, K., Huang, L.S., Gallagher, J.A., Glover, C.M., Hinton Jones, M.E., Jensen, E.F., Loosley, R.M., Maddison, A.L., McCalmont, J.P., Nunn, C., Robson, P.R., Slavov, G.T., Warren, R.D., Webster, R.J., Youell, S.J., Donnison, I.S., Davey, C.L., Jones, C.M., Barraclough, T., Castle, M., Cunniff, J., Cracroft-Eley, W., Greef, J.M., Hastings, A., Harding, G., Lewandowski, I., Meyer, H., Mos, M., Nelson, W., Richter, G., Rodgers, C., Schwarze, K., Squance, M., Swaller, T., Shield, I., Xi, Q., Karp, A., Flavell, R. 2014. Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breeding. International Bioenergy Conference 2014. Cadair