Prof Iain Donnison


Prof Iain Donnison


Head of Department - Biological Environmental and Rural 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.


Measured and modelled effect of land use change from temperate grassland to Miscanthus on soil carbon stocks after 12 yearsHolder, A. J., Clifton-Brown, J., Rowe, R., Robson, P., Elias, D., Dondini, M., McNamara, N., Donnison, I. & McCalmont, J., 2019 , In : GCB Bioenergy.
Biomass gasification of hybrid seed Miscanthus in Glasgow's downdraft gasifier testbed systemKamble, P., Khan, Z., Gillespie, M., Farooq, M., McCalmont, J., Donnison, I. & Watson, I., 2019 , In : Energy Procedia.158, p. 1174-18818 p.
Stem growth characteristics of high yielding Miscanthus correlate with yield, development and intraspecific competition within plotsRobson, P., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J., 2019 , In : GCB Bioenergy.
Soil N2O emissions with different reduced tillage methods during the establishment of Miscanthus in temperate grasslandHolder, A. J., McCalmont, J., Rowe, R., McNamara, N., Elias, D. & Donnison, I., 2019 , In : GCB Bioenergy.11, 3, p. 539-54911 p.
Breeding progress and preparedness for mass-scale deployment of perennial lignocellulosic biomass crops switchgrass, miscanthus, willow and poplarClifton-Brown, J., Harfouche, A., Casler, M., Jones, H., MacAlpine, W. J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Smart, L., Adler, A., Ashman, C. R., Awty-Carroll, D., Bastien, C., Bopper, S., Botnari, V., Brancourt-Hulmel, M., Chen, Z., Clark, L., Cosentino, S., Dalton, S., Davey, C., Dolstra, O., Donnison, I., Flavell, R., Greef, J. M., Hanley, S., Hastings, A., Hertzberg, M., Hsu, T. W., Huang, L., Iurato, A., Jensen, E., Jin, X., Jørgensen, U., Kiesel, A., Kim, D-S., Liu, J., McCalmont, J. P., McMahon, G. G., Mos, M., Robson, P., Sacks, E. J., Sandu, A., Scalici, G., Schwarz, K., Scordia, D., Shafiei, R., Shield, I. F., Slavov, G., Stanton, B., Swaminathan, K., Taylor, G., Torres, A. F., Trindade, L. M., Tschaplinski, T., Tuskan, J., Yamada, T., Yu, C. Y., Zalesny, R. -F., Zong, J. & Lewandowski, I., 2019 , In : GCB Bioenergy.11, 1, p. 118-15134 p.
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