Prof Iain Donnison


Prof Iain Donnison


Theme Leader: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

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Professor Iain Donnison leads the Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Theme in IBERS. He is a plant and environmental scientist with expertise in crop physiology, genetics and environmental impact of temperate and tropical grasses. His recent work focuses on environmental stress, and strategies for adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change.

Professor Donnison is also committed to the translation of science and working with industry within the bioeconomy to achieve wider impact. For example, the BEACON Biorefining Centre which he leads was recognised as one of Europe's most innovative projects winning the European Commission’s RegioStars Award for Sustainable Growth.


Soil nitrous oxide flux following land-use reversion from Miscanthus and SRC willow to perennial ryegrass: N2O in land-use reversion from energy cropsMcCalmont, J., Rowe, R., Elias, D., Jeanette, W., McNamara, N. & Donnison, I. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : GCB Bioenergy.
Evapotranspiration model comparison and an estimate of field scale Miscanthus canopy precipitation interceptionHolder, A. J., McCalmont, J., McNamarra, N., Rowe, R. & Donnison, I. 2018 In : GCB Bioenergy.10, 5, p. 353-36614 p., GCBB12503
Reed canary grass: from production to end useJensen, E., Casler, M., Valentine, J., Lord, R., Finnan, J., Palmborg, C. & Donnison, I. 2018 Perennial Grasses for Bioenergy and Bioproducts: Production, Uses, Sustainability and Markets for Giant Reed, Miscanthus, Switchgrass, Reed Canary Grass and Bamboo. Alexopoulou, E. (ed.). Academic International Press, p. 153-174
Exploring design principles of biological and living building envelopes: what can we learn from plant cell walls?Xing, Y., Jones, P., Bosch, M., Donnison, I., Spear, M. & Ormondroyd, G. 2017 In : Intelligent Buildings International.
Genetic relationships between spring emergence, canopy phenology and biomass yield increase the accuracy of genomic prediction in MiscanthusDavey, C., Robson, P., Hawkins, S., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. & Slavov, G. 2017 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.68, 18, p. 5093-5102
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