Dr John Scullion


Dr John Scullion



Contact Details


Module Coordinator
Additional Lecturer


  • Disturbed/contaminated soils.
    • Carbon-nitrogen cycling and long-term effects of earthworm activity in former mine soils.
    • Impact of metals on microbial processes. Potential of phytoremediation for reducing soil metal and hydrocarbon concentrations.
    • Organic/ecological farming systems and soil processes.
    • Infectivity and efficiency of VA mycorrhizal fungi.
    • Earthworm-VA mycorrhizal fungi interactions. Earthworm population dynamics in conventional and organic arable rotations.
    • Soil ecology relationships to soil function. Impacts of climate change on soil ecology.
    • Chemometric and metabolomic approaches to the assessment of soil quality.
    • Biological treatment of wastewaters.

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Understanding and restoring ecosystems and their services


Clasen, LA, Detheridge, AP, Scullion, J & Griffith, GW 2020, 'Soil stabilisation for DNA metabarcoding of plants and fungi. Implications for sampling at remote locations or via third-parties', Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, vol. 4, pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.3897/MBMG.4.58365
Detheridge, A, Hosking, LJ, Thomas, HR, Sarhosis, V, Gwynn-Jones, D & Scullion, J 2019, 'Deep seam and minesoil carbon sequestration potential of the South Wales Coalfield, UK', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 248, 109325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109325
Loka, D, Harper, J, Humphreys, M, Gasior, D, Wootton-Beard, P, Gwynn-Jones, D, Scullion, J, Doonan, J, Kingston-Smith, A, Dodd, R, Wang, J, Chadwick, DR, Hill, P, Jones, DL, Mills, G, Hayes, F & Robinson, D 2019, 'Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A review', Food and Energy Security, vol. 8, no. 1, e00152. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.152
Jones, GL, Scullion, J, Worgan, H & Gwynn-Jones, D 2019, 'Litter of the invasive shrub Rhododendron ponticum (Ericaceae) modifies the decomposition rate of native UK woodland litter', Ecological Indicators, vol. 107, 105597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105597
Jones, GL, Scullion, J, Allison, G, Stott, H, Johnson, D, Owen, R, Williams, G & Gwynn-Jones, D 2019, 'Reduced soil respiration beneath invasive Rhododendron ponticum persists after cutting and is related to substrate quality rather than microbial community', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 138, 107577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107577
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