Dr Dylan Gwynn-Jones
Office: Room F42, Cledwyn Building, Penglais
Phone: +44(0)1970 622318
- Senior Lecturer
- Deputy Leader of Environmental Impact Theme
- Head of Ecology Research Group
- Member of the IBERS Senior Management Team
- IBERS Director of Welsh Language and Culture
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
- BR0110 - Environmental Biology (Foundation year)
- BR12920 - Vegetation and Ecosystems (year 1)
- BR21120 - Climate Change, Plants Animals and Ecosystems (year 2)
- BR21420 - Ecological Surveying (year 2)
- ES30210 - Conservation (year 3)
- BRM0710 - Environmental Sustainability
- BRM3430 - Sustainability in Practice
- BRM0410 - Environmental Impact Assessment Theory and Practice (MSc)
The Ecology research group 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.
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. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.05.0522016.
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. 10.1007/s00300-014-1613-82015.
Temporal and spatial influences incur reconfiguration of Arctic heathland soil bacterial community structure. Environmental Microbiology 10.1111/1462-2920.130172015.
Completing the FACE of elevated CO2 research. Environment International 73 pp. 252-258. 10.1016/j.envint.2014.07.0212014.
Deciduous woodland exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 has species-specific impacts on anecic earthworms. Applied Soil Ecology 80 pp. 84-92. 10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.03.0162014.
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. 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.06.0092014.
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 Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences 368 (1624) 10.1098/rstb.2012.04882013.
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. 10.1093/jxb/ert0772013.
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. 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01595.x2012.
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. 10.1002/ece3.3872012.
Enhanced UV-B and Elevated CO2 Impacts Sub-Arctic Shrub Berry Abundance, Quality and Seed Germination. Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 41 (3) pp. 256-268. 10.1007/s13280-012-0311-4 Cadair2012.
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. 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.02.0062012.
UV responses of Lolium perenne raised along a latitudinal gradient across Europe: a filtration study. Physiologia Plantarum 145 (4) pp. 604-618. 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01591.x2012.
Soils as carbon sinks or sources: From mid-Wales to the Arctic. IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations pp. 11-15. Other2011.
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. T3.28.2010.
Sustainability in bioscience fieldwork: Practical information from a UK agricultural research institute. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 10 (1) pp. 54-67. 10.1108/14676370910925253 Cadair2009.
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. 10.1016/j.jembe.2008.01.018 Cadair2008.
The Green Laboratories Manual. Report for Centre for Biosciences, Higher Education Academy The Higher Education Academy Other2008.
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. 10.1108/14676370810885899 Cadair2008.
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. 10.1007/s11306-007-0060-82007.
Global negative vegetation feedback to climate warming responses of leaf litter decomposition rates in cold biomes. Ecology Letters 10 (7) pp. 619-627. 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01051.x2007.
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. 10.1007/s00442-005-0269-z Cadair2006.
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. 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2004.03.009 Cadair2005.
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. 10.1034/j.1399-3054.2003.00006.x2003.
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. 10.1078/0031-4056-00258 Cadair2003.
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. 10.1078/0031-4056-00210 Cadair2003.
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. 10.1023/A:1012963021074 Cadair2001.