Prof John Clifton-Brown

BA;PhD

Prof John Clifton-Brown

Professor

Contact Details

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1993 Research Assistant, I.A.T.A., Florence, Italy.
1997-2000 Assistant co-ordinator to the European Miscanthus Improvement Project while based in University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
2000-2002 Term lecturer in Plant Physiology at Trinity College Dublin.
2002-2004 Site manager for the Greengrass and CCFLUX projects based at Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland.
2004-present Project leader, Miscanthus breeding programme.

I was recruited to IGER to lead the public funded Miscanthus breeding programme in August 2004. My background up to this date was in ecophysiology (incorporating agronomy and quantification of greenhouse gas fluxes).

In the current position, it is apparent to me that an ecophysiological approach to exploiting genetic variation can be used to increase the genetic potential of Miscanthus in terms of higher yields and qualities in diverse environments.

By working alongside molecular biologists (in particular Iain Donnison), the opportunities to link different disciplines has already born fruit: (i) a responsive mode proposal to BBSRC to examine flowering time as a key trait influencing both yield and quality has been accepted for funding, (ii) an approved pre-proposal in response to the BBSRC's call for a bioenergy research centre with colleagues in IGER, RRES, JIC and Imperial College London.

Qualifications

BA Natural Science, Trinity College Dublin (1989-92)
PhD Plant Physiology and Agronomy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (1993-97)
Thesis title: The importance of temperature in controlling leaf growth of _Miscanthus_in Temperate Climates.

Committee, e

Research

Miscanthus breeding, ecophysiology, climate change impacts and modelling.

Projects

Breeding programme
Public and privately funded work
Underpinning science for breeding

Public funding and many collaborations within the BEC programme including

  • Flowering time
  • Drought
  • Resource capture and allocation

Publications

Using k-NN to analyse images of diverse germination phenotypes and detect single seed germination in Miscanthus sinensisAwty-Carroll, D., Clifton-Brown, J. & Robson, P. 2018 In : Plant Methods.5, 14
Heavy Metal Uptake by Novel Miscanthus Seed-Based Hybrids Cultivated in Heavy Metal Contaminated SoilKrzyzak, J., Pogrzeba, M., Rusinowski, S., Clifton-Brown, J., McCalmont, J., Kiesel, A., Mangold, A. & Mos, M. 2017 In : Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports.26, 3, p. 121-13212 p.
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
Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarkerMaddison, A., Camargo-Rodriguez, A., Scott, I., Jones, C., Elias, D., Hawkins, S., Massey, A., Clifton-Brown, J., McNamarra, N., Donnison, I. & Purdy, S. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 7, p. 1264-127815 p.
Economic and environmental assessment of seed and rhizome propagated Miscanthus in the UKHastings, A. F., Mos, M., Yesufu, J. A., McCalmont, J., Schwarz, K-U., Shafiei, R., Ashman, C., Nunn, C., Schüle, H., Salvatore, C., Scalici, G., Scordia, D., Wagner, M. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 1058
Could Miscanthus replace maize as the preferred substrate for anaerobic digestion in the United Kingdom?: Future breeding strategiesPurdy, S., Maddison, A., Nunn, C., Winters, A., Timms-Taravella, E., Jones, C., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. & Gallagher, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 6, p. 1122-113917 p.
Environmental Influences on the Growing Season Duration and Ripening of Diverse Miscanthus Germplasm Grown in Six CountriesNunn, 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-U., Trindade, L. M., Lewandowski, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 907
Towards Miscanthus combustion quality improvement: the role of flowering and senescenceJensen, E., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Thomas Jones, S., Clifton-Brown, J., Payne, R. & Donnison, I. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 5, p. 891-908
Extending Miscanthus cultivation with novel germplasm at six contrasting sitesKalinina, O., Nunn, C., Sanderson, R., Hastings, A. F., van der Weijde, T., Özgüven, M., Tarakanov, I., Schüle, H., Trindade, L. M., Dolstra, O., Schwarz, K-U., Iqbal, Y., Kiesel, A., Mos, M., Lewandowski, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 563
Harvest time optimisation for combustion quality of different miscanthus genotypes across EuropeIqbal, Y., Kiesel, A., Wagner, M., Nunn, C., Kalinina, O., Hastings, A., Clifton-Brown, J. & Lewandowski, I. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 727
Partitioning of ecosystem respiration of CO2 released during land-use transition from temperate agricultural grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus: Ecosystem respiration under MiscanthusMcCalmont, J., McNamara, N., Donnison, I., Farrar, K. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 4, p. 710-724 GCB-B-OR-16-031
Development of Miscanthus as a Bioenergy CropClifton-Brown, J., McCalmont, J. & Hastings, A. 2017 Biofuels and Bioenergy. Love, J. & Bryant, J. A. (eds.). Wiley, p. 119-132
Site-specific management of miscanthus genotypes for combustion and anaerobic digestion: A comparison of energy yieldsKiesel, A., Nunn, C., Iqbal, Y., van der Weijde, T., Wagner, M., Özgüven, M., Tarakanov, I., Kalinina, O., Trindade, L. M., Clifton-Brown, J. & Lewandowski, I. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 347
Environmental costs and benefits of growing Miscanthus for bioenergy in the UKMcCalmont, J., Hastings, A., Mcnamara, N., Richter, G. M., Robson, P., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 3, p. 489-507
Radiation capture and conversion efficiencies of Miscanthus sacchariflorus, M. sinensis and their naturally occurring hybrid M. × giganteusDavey, C., Jones, L., Squance, M., Purdy, S., Maddison, A., Cunniff, J., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 2, p. 385-39915 p.
Progress in upscaling Miscanthus biomass production for the European bio-economy with seed-based hybridsClifton-Brown, J., Hastings, A., Mos, M., McCalmont, J., Ashman, C., Awty-Carroll, D., Cerazy, J., Chiang, Y-C., 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-S., 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-U., 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 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 1, p. 6-17
An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland to Miscanthus x giganteusMcCalmont, J., Mcnamara, N., Donnison, I., Farrar, K. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 1, p. 229-24517 p.
Progress on optimizing miscanthus biomass production for the European bioeconomy: Results of the EU FP7 project OPTIMISCLewandowski, I., Clifton-Brown, J., Trindade, L. M., Van De Linden, G., Schwarz, K-U., Müller-Sämann, K., Anisimov, A., Chen, C-L., Dolstra, O., Donnison, I., Farrar, K., Fonteyne, S., Harding, G., Hastings, A., Huxley, L., Iqbal, Y., Khokhlov, N., Kiesel, A., Lootens, P., Meyer, H., Mos, M., Muylle, H., Nunn, C., Ozguven, M., Roldán-Ruiz, I., Schüle, H., Tarakanov, I., van der Weijde, T., Wagner, M., Xi, Q. & Kalinina, O. 2016 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.7, 01620
Miscanthus as a bedding source: A Welsh case studyMcCalmont, J., Davies, J., Clifton-Brown, J., Holder, A. J. & Fraser, M. 2016
Selection and Genome-Wide Prediction of Phenology and Biomass Yield in MiscanthusDavey, C., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Jensen, E., Donnison, I. & Slavov, G. 2016 1 p.
History of the development of Miscanthus as a bioenergy crop: from small beginnings to potential realisationClifton-Brown, J., Schwarz, K-U. & Hastings, A. 2015 In : Biology and Environment.115, 1, p. 45-57 13
Non-structural carbohydrate profiles and ratios between soluble sugars and starch serve as indicators of productivity for a bioenergy grassPurdy, S., Maddison, A., Cunniff, J., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2015 In : AoB PLANTS.7, plv02
Seasonal Carbohydrate Dynamics and Climatic Regulation of Senescence in the Perennial Grass, MiscanthusPurdy, S. J., Cunniff, J., Maddison, A. L., Jones, L. E., Barraclough, T., Castle, M., Davey, C. L., Jones, C. M., Shield, I., Gallagher, J. A., Donnison, I. S. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2015 In : Bioenergy Research.8, 1, p. 28-4114 p.
Revealing the Molecular and Physiological Responses to Water Deficit in the Bioenergy Crop Miscanthus x giganteusIngs, J., Mur, L. A. J., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Bosch, M. & Robson, P. R. 2014 p. 34
Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensisSlavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. & Jensen, E. 2014 In : New Phytologist.201, 4, p. 1227-123913 p.
Genome-wide association studies and prediction of traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in Miscanthus sinensis.Slavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P. R., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. & Jensen, E. F. 2014 p. W422
Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breedingClifton-Brown, J. C., Purdy, S. J., Hayes, C. M., Ashman, C. R., Jones, L. E., Farrar, K., Huang, L. S-F., 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-U., Squance, M., Swaller, T., Shield, I., Xi, Q., Karp, A. & Flavell, R. 2014
Contrasting geographic patterns of genetic variation for molecular markers vs. phenotypic traits in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensisSlavov, G., Robson, P., Jensen, E., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Allison, G., Hawkins, S., Thomas-Jones, S., Ma, X-F., Huang, L., Swaller, T., Flavell, R., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. 2013 In : GCB Bioenergy.5, 5, p. 562-571
Land use change from C3 grassland to C4 Miscanthus: effects on soil carbon content and estimated mitigation benefit after six yearsZatta, A., Clifton-Brown, J., Robson, P., Hastings, A. & Monti, A. 2013 In : GCB Bioenergy.6, 4, p. 360-37011 p.
Soil carbon stocks and carbon sequestration rates in seminatural grassland in Aso region, Kumamoto, Southern JapanToma, Y., Clifton-brown, J., Sugiyama, S., Nakaboh, M., Hatano, R., Fernández, F. G., Ryan Stewart, J., Nishiwaki, A. & Yamada, T. 2013 In : Global Change Biology.19, 6, p. 1676-168712 p.
Breeding Miscanthus for bioenergyClifton-Brown, J. C., Robson, P. R., Davey, C. L., Farrar, K., Hayes, C. M., Huang, L. S-F., Jensen, E. F., Jones, L. E., Hinton Jones, M. E., Maddison, A. L., Meyer, H., Norris, J. A., Purdy, S. J., Rodgers, C., Schwarz, K-U., Salvatore, C., Slavov, G. T., Valentine, J., Webster, R. J., Youell, S. J. & Donnison, I. S. 2013 Biomass Crops: Breeding and Genetics. Saha, M. C., Bhandari, H. S. & Bouton, J. H. (eds.). Wiley
Characterization of chilling-shock responses in four genotypes of Miscanthus reveals the superior tolerance of M. x giganteus compared with M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorusPurdy, S. J., Maddison, A. L., Jones, L. E., Webster, R. J., Andralojc, J., Donnison, I. S. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2013 In : Annals of Botany.111, 5, p. 999-1013
A population genomics approach to accelerating the domestication of the energy grass Miscanthus.Slavov, G. T., Robson, P. R., Jensen, E. F., Farrar, K., Ma, X-F., Swaller, T., Flavell, R., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2013 p. W088
Flowering induction in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus is a quantitative short-day response, whilst delayed flowering under long days increases biomass accumulationJensen, E., Robson, P., Norris, J., Cookson, A., Farrar, K., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2013 In : Journal of Experimental Biology.64, 2, p. 541-552
Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield: Canopy duration and yield in MiscanthusRobson, P. R. H., Farrar, K., Gay, A. P., Jensen, E. F., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2013 In : Journal of Experimental Biology.64, 8, p. 2373-2383
Accelerating the domestication of a bioenergy crop: identifying and modelling morphological targets for sustainable yield increase in MiscanthusRobson, P., Jensen, E., Hawkins, S., White, S. R., Kenobi, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. & Farrar, K. 2013 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.64, 14, p. 4143-4155
High resolution genetic mapping by genome sequencing reveals genome duplication and tetraploid genetic structure of the diploid Miscanthus sinensisMa, X., Jensen, E., Alexandrov, N., Troukhan, M., Zhang, L., Thomas-Jones, S., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I., Swaller, T. & Flavell, R. 2012 In : PLoS One.7, 3, e33821
Food vs. fuel: the use of land for lignocellulosic 'next generation' energy crops that minimize competition with primary food productionValentine, J., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Hastings, A., Robson, P. R., Allison, G. G. & Smith, P. 2012 In : GCB Bioenergy.4, 1, p. 1-1919 p.
Genotypic variation in cell wall composition in a diverse set of 244 accessions of MiscanthusAllison, G. G., Morris, C., Clifton-Brown, J., Lister, S. J. & Donnison, I. S. 2011 In : Biomass and Bioenergy.35, 11, p. 4740-47478 p.
Improving bioenergy crop yield and quality through manipulating senescenceRobson, P., Mos, M., Dee, H., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. 2011 In : Aspects of Applied Biology.112, p. 323-3286 p.
Characterization of flowering time diversity in Miscanthus speciesJensen, E. F., Farrar, K., Jones, S. T., Hastings, A., Donnison, I. S. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2011 In : GCB Bioenergy.3, 5, p. 387-40014 p.
Thermal requirements for seed germination in Miscanthus compared with Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinaceae), Maize (Zea mays) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)Clifton-Brown, J., Robson, P., Sanderson, R., Hastings, A., Valentine, J. & Donnison, I. 2011 In : GCB Bioenergy.3, 5, p. 375-38612 p.
Impact of photoperiod and ambient temperature on days to flowering in Miscanthus speciesJensen, E. F., Loosley, M., Farrar, K., Robson, P. R., Norris, J., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2011 p. P3.3
Developing Miscanthus for BioenergyKim, D-S., Huang, L. S., Flavell, R., Renvoize, S. A., Greef, J. M., Hsu, T. W., Hastings, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Chiang, Y-C. & Ibaragi, Y. 2011 Energy Crops. Halford, N. G. & Karp, A. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 301-32121 p.
Phenotypic variation in senescence in Miscanthus: Towards optimising biomass quality and quantityRobson, P. R., Mos, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2011 In : Bioenergy Research.5, 1, p. 95-10511 p.
Variation in miscanthus chemical composition and implication for conversion by pyrolysis and thermochemical biorefining for fuels and chemicalsHodgson, E., Nowakowski, D. J., Richie, A., Bridgwater, A. V., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. 2011 In : Bioresource Technology.102, 3, p. 3411-34188 p.
The effect of biochemical composition and ash content on the thermal conversion options for different genotypes of willowGudka, B., Shield, I., Yates, N. E., Allison, G., Hodgson, E., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. S., Morris, C., Jones, J. M. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2011 Proceedings of the Bioten-UK Bioenergy Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels 2010. Bridgwater, A. V. (ed.). CPL Press, p. 503-513
Flowering time in MiscanthusJensen, E. F., Jones, S. T., Farrar, K., Robson, P. R., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2011
Harnessing natural variation in phenotypic and chemotypic traits in Miscanthus for breeding improved bioenergy crops: A review of long term results from perennial energy cropping work at IBERSRobson, P., Jensen, E., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Slavov, G., Allison, G., Hawkins, S., Jones, S., Valentine, J., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. 2011 In : Aspects of Applied Biology.112
Understanding the value of hydrothermal time on flowering in Miscanthus speciesJensen, E., Squance, M., Hastings, A., Thomas-Jones, S., Farrar, K., Huang, L., King, R., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. 2011 In : Aspects of Applied Biology.112, p. 181-1899 p.
Genotypic and environmentally derived variation in the cell wall composition of Miscanthus in relation to its use as a biomass feedstockHodgson, E. M., Lister, S. J., Bridgwater, A. V., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. S. 2010 In : Biomass and Bioenergy.34, 5, p. 652-6609 p.
Assessing the effects of agricultural management practices on carbon fluxes: Spatial variation and the need for replicated estimates of Net Ecosystem ExchangeDavis, P. A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Saunders, M., Lanigan, G., Wright, E., Fortune, T., Burke, J., Connolly, J., Jones, M. B. & Osborne, B. 2010 In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.150, 4, p. 564-57411 p.
Designing biomass crops with improved caloric content and attributes for burning: a UK perspectiveAllison, G. G., Robbins, M. P., Carli, J., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2010 Plant biotechnology for sustainable production of energy and co-products. Thomas, S., Mascia, P. & Widholm, J. (eds.). Springer Nature, Vol. 66, p. 25-5531 p. (Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry)
Manipulation of plant architecture to optimise biomass yield in MiscanthusFarrar, K., Robson, P. R., Jensen, E. F., Hawkins, S., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2010
Aligning the chemical composition of new Miscanthus varieties to the requirements of conversion processesAllison, G., Morris, C., Gill, S., Lister, S., Clifton-Brown, J., Jensen, E., Robson, P., Adams, J., Gallagher, J. & Donnison, I. 2010
The development of MISCANFOR, a new Miscanthus crop growth model: towards more robust yield predictions under different climatic and soil conditionsHastings, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Wattenbach, M., Mitchell, C. P. & Smith, P. 2009 In : GCB Bioenergy.1, 2, p. 154-17017 p.
Future energy potential of Miscanthus in EuropeHastings, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Wattenbach, M., Mitchell, C. P., Stampfl, P. F. & Smith, P. 2009 In : GCB Bioenergy.1, 2, p. 180-19617 p.
The genetic improvement of Miscanthus for biomassClifton-Brown, J. C. 2009 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 25 p. (DEFRA Final Report NF0426)
Functional genomics of forage and bioenergy quality traits in the grassesDonnison, I. S., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Hodgson, E., Adams, J. M., Hatch, R., Gallagher, J. A., Robson, P. R., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Morris, P. 2009 Molecular Breeding of Forage Turf: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage Turf. Yamada, T. & Spangenberg, G. (eds.). p. 111-12313 p.
Exploiting model species to increase biomass yield in energy cropsFarrar, K., Hawkins, S., Jensen, E., Robson, P., Sanderson, R., Clifton-Brown, J. & Donnison, I. 2009
Potential of miscanthus grasses to provide energy and hence reduce greenhouse gas emissionsHastings, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Wattenbach, M., Stampfl, P., Mitchell, C. P. & Smith, P. 2008 In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development.28, 4, p. 465-4728 p.
Unravelling the genetic control of flowering time in the bioenergy grass MiscanthusJensen, E. F., Jones, S. T., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2008 In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology.150, 3, p. S180-S185
Bioenergy and biorenewables from grassesDonnison, I. S., Farrar, K., Robson, P. R., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Smith, S. P. (ed.) & Spikes, K. J. (ed.) 2008 IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations, 1, p. 25-284 p.
Bioenergy technology - balancing energy output with environmental benefitsClifton-Brown, J. C., Hastings, A., Smith, P., Stampfl, P., Valentine, J., Jones, M. & Donnison, I. S. 2008 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology, 6th - 10th July 2008, Marseille, France.3 ed.Vol. 153, p. S174-S175
Costs of producing miscanthus and switchgrass for bioenergy in IllinoisKhanna, M., Dhungana, B. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2008 In : Biomass and Bioenergy.32, 6, p. 482-49312 p.
Miscanthus: Genetic resources and breeding potential to enhance bioenergy productionClifton-Brown, J. C., Chiang, Y-C. & Hodkinson, T. R. 2008 Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops. Vermerris, W. (ed.). 2008 ed.Springer Nature, p. 295-30814 p.
Increasing biomass for bioenergy in perennial grassesClifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S., Valentine, J. & Farrar, K. 2008 p. 167-1693 p.
Improvements of energy grass quality: Assessment of genetic variation in cell wall compositionAllison, G. G., Morris, C., Hodgson, E., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Robbins, M. P., Jones, J., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I. & Donnison, I. S. 2008
Use of mid-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics to characterize phenotypic variation in energy grassesAllison, G. G., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Morris, C., Jones, J., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I. & Donnison, I. S. 2008
The genetic improvement of Miscanthus for biomassClifton-Brown, J. C. 2008 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (DEFRA Annual Report 2007/2008)
Manipulation of plant architecture for increased biomass in MiscanthusFarrar, K., Donnison, I. S. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2008 p. S180-S185
Optimising flowering time in Miscanthus for improved biomass yield and qualityJensen, E. F., Jones, S. T., Farrar, K., Robson, P. R. H., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2008 p. L24
Identification of genes controlling flowering time in the bioenergy grass MiscanthusJensen, E. F., Clifton-Brown, J. C. & Donnison, I. S. 2008
Miscanthus: breeding our way to a better futureClifton-Brown, J. C., Robson, P. R., Allison, G. G., Lister, S. J., Sanderson, R., Morris, C., Hodgson, E., Farrar, K., Hawkins, S., Jensen, E. F., Jones, S. T., Huang, L., Roberts, P. C., Youell, S. J., Jones, B. R., Wright, A., Valentine, J., Donnison, I. S., Booth, E. (ed.), Green, M. (ed.), Karp, A. (ed.), Shield, I. (ed.), Stock, D. (ed.) & Turley, D. (ed.) 2008 In : Aspects of Applied Biology.90, p. 199-2068 p.
European-wide GIS-based modelling system for quantifying the feedstock from Miscanthus and the potential contribution to renewable energy targetsStampfl, P. F., Clifton-brown, J. C. & Jones, M. B. 2007 In : Global Change Biology.13, 11, p. 2283-2295
Carbon mitigation by the energy crop, MiscanthusClifton-Brown, J. C., Breuer, J. & Jones, M. B. 2007 In : Global Change Biology.13, 11, p. 2296-230712 p.
Effects of climate and management intensity on nitrous oxide emissions in grassland systems across EuropeFlechard, C. R., Ambus, P., Skiba, U., Rees, R., Hensen, A., Van Amstel, A., Dasselaar, A. V. D. P., Soussana, J., Jones, M., Clifton-brown, J., Raschi, A., Horvath, L., Neftel, A., Jocher, M., Ammann, C., Leifeld, J., Fuhrer, J., Calanca, P., Thalman, E., Pilegaard, K., Di Marco, C., Campbell, C., Nemitz, E., Hargreaves, K., Levy, P., Ball, B., Jones, S., Van De Bulk, W., Groot, T., Blom, M., Domingues, R., Kasper, G., Allard, V., Ceschia, E., Cellier, P., Laville, P., Henault, C., Bizouard, F., Abdalla, M., Williams, M., Baronti, S., Berretti, F. & Grosz, B. 2007 In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.121, 1-2, p. 135-152
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Estimating the greenhouse gas fluxes of European grassland with a process based model: Part 1. Model evaluation from in-situ measurementsVuichard, N., Soussana, J-F., Ciais, P., Viovy, N., Ammann, C., Calanca, P., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Fuhrer, J., Jones, M. B. & Martin, C. 2007 In : Global Biogeochemical Cycles.21, 1
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Sequestering carbon dioxide by the use of the energy crop Miscanthus: quantifying the energy production and sequestration potential of EuropeSt J. Hastings, A. F., Clifton-Brown, J., Wattenbach, M., Mitchell, C. P. & Smith, P. 2007 Society of Petroleum Engineers Europe: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Conference, Securing the Future.Society of Petroleum Engineers, p. 390-400
Development of a near infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration (NIRS) for the determination of cell wall composition of MiscanthusHodgson, E., Clifton-Brown, J., Lister, S. & Donnison, I. 2007 p. 723-726
Phenotyping and mapping quality traits for bioenergy in grassesDonnison, I., Thain, S. C., Hodgson, E., Morris, C., Clifton-Brown, J., Turner, L., Gallagher, J., Humphreys, M. O., Farrar, K. & Morris, P. 2007
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Asian elephant grass (Miscanthus) for bioenergyClifton-Brown, J., Valentine, J., Smith, S. P. (ed.) & Spikes, K. J. (ed.) 2007 In : IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations.11, p. 24-274 p.
Genotypic variation in cold tolerance influences the yield of MiscanthusFarrell, A. D., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Lewandowski, I. & Jones, M. B. 2006 In : Annals of Applied Biology.149, 3, p. 337-3459 p.
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The carbon balance of long term and newly established temperate grasslandsBurke, J. I., Jones, M. B., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Lanigan, G. & Taylor, R. B. 2005 XX International Grassland Conference: Offered papers. O'Mara, F. P., Wilkins, R. J., t' Mannetje, L., Lovett, D. K., Rogers, P. A. M. & Boland, T. M. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers
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Fluxes of CO2 and N2O from soils of a grazed pasture in IrelandMcCourt, A., Williams, M. L., Jones, M., Burke, J. I., Kumar, S., Ambus, P., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Abdalla, M., O'Mara, F. P. (ed.), Wilkins, R. J. (ed.), 't Mannetje, L. (ed.), Lovett, D. K. (ed.), Rogers, P. A. M. (ed.) & Boland, T. M. (ed.) 2005 XX International Grassland Conference: Offered papers. O'Mara, F. P., Wilkins, R. J., 't Mannetje, L., Lovett, D. K., Rogers, P. A. M. & Boland, T. M. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, (XX International Grassland Congress)
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Miscanthus biomass production for energy in Europe and its potential contribution to decreasing fossil fuel carbon emissionsClifton-Brown, J. C., Stampfl, P. F. & Jones, M. B. 2004 In : Global Change Biology.10, 4, p. 509-51810 p.
Comparative responses to water stress in stay-green, rapid- and slow senescing genotypes of the biomass crop, MiscanthusClifton-Brown, J. C., Lewandowski, I., Bangerth, F. & Jones, M. B. 2002 In : New Phytologist.154, 2, p. 335-34511 p.
Screening Miscanthus genotypes in field trials to optimise biomass yield and quality in Southern GermanyClifton-Brown, J. C. & Lewandowski, I. 2002 In : European Journal of Agronomy.16, 2, p. 97-11014 p., PII S1161-0301(01)00120-4
Performance of 15 Miscanthus genotypes at five sites in EuropeClifton-Brown, J. C., Lewandowski, I., Andersson, B., Basch, G., Christian, D. G., Kjeldsen, J. B., Jørgensen, U., Mortensen, J. V., Riche, A. B., Schwarz, K-U., Tayebi, K. & Teixeira, F. 2001 In : Agronomy.93, 5, p. 1013-10197 p.