Dr John Scullion


Dr John Scullion


Department of Life Sciences

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  • 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.


Freeman, C, Gwyn, O, Gwynn-Jones, D, Williams, H, Medcalf, K & Scullion, J 2023, 'Acidification of previously limed upland pastures: An overlooked flood risk factor?', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 879, 163063. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.163063
Jones, G, Scullion, J, Dalesman, S, Robson, P & Gwynn-Jones, D 2023, 'Lowering pH enables duckweed (Lemna minor L.) growth on toxic concentrations of high-nutrient agricultural wastewater', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 395, 136392. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136392
Zhao, C, Yue, Y, Wu, J, Scullion, J, Guo, Q, Wang, Q, Li, C, Wan, X, Hou, X & Fan, X 2023, 'Panicle removal delays plant senescence and enhances vegetative growth improving biomass production in switchgrass', Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 174, 106809. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2023.106809
Papatheodorou, EM, Papapostolou, A, Monokrousos, N, Jones, DW, Scullion, J & Stamou, GP 2020, 'Crust cover and prior soil moisture status affect the response of soil microbial community and function to extreme rain events in an arid area', European Journal of Soil Biology, vol. 101, 103243. 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2020.103243
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. 10.3897/MBMG.4.58365
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