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.


Roberts, L, Hammond, D, Kaetzl, K, Donnison, I & Fraser, M 2020, 'Exploring and harnessing the product development potential of selected uplands residual biomass for the benefit of a sustainable low carbon circular economy', Resilience in the Welsh Uplands - An Evidence Perspective, 14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020.
Malinowska, M, Donnison, I & Robson, P 2020, 'Morphological and physiological traits that explain yield response to drought stress in miscanthus', Agronomy, vol. 10, no. 8, 1194.
Arshad, MN, Fraser, M, Hastings, A, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2020, 'Reshaping the Welsh landscape to achieve potential of upland agriculture under current and future climate', Paper presented at Resilience in the Welsh Uplands - An Evidence Perspective, 14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020.
Kamble, P, Khan, Z, Gillespie, M, Farooq, M, McCalmont, J, Donnison, I & Watson, I 2019, 'Biomass gasification of hybrid seed Miscanthus in Glasgow's downdraft gasifier testbed system', Energy Procedia, vol. 158, pp. 1174-1881.
Clifton-Brown, J, Schwarz, K-U, Awty-Carroll, D, Iurato, A, Meyer, H, Greef, J, Gwyn, J, Mos, M, Ashman, CR, Hayes, C, Huang, L, Norris, J, Rodgers, C, Scordia, D, Shafiei, R, Squance, M, Swaller, T, Youell, S, Salvatore, C, Flavell, R, Donnison, I & Robson, P 2019, 'Breeding Strategies to Improve Miscanthus as a Sustainable Source of Biomass for Bioenergy and Biorenewable Products', Agronomy, vol. 9, no. 11, 673.
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