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Peer-reviewed publications

Whitaker, J. Field, JL. Bernacchi CJ, Ceulemans R., Davies CA., DeLucia EH., Donnison IS., McCalmont JP., Paustian K., Rowe RL., Smith P., Thornley P., McNamara NP. (2017) Consensus, uncertainties and challenges for perennial bioenergy crops and land-use. GCB Bioenergy. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12488

Elias, D.M.O. Rowe, R.L., Pereira, M.G., Stott, A.W., Barnes, C.J., Bending, G.D., McNamara, N.P. (2017) Functional differences in the microbial processing of recent assimilates under two contrasting perennial bioenergy plantations. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 114, 248-262. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.07.026  

Maddison AL, Camargo-Rodriguez A, Scott IM, Jones CM, Elias DMO, Hawkins S, Massey A, Clifton-Brown J, McNamara NP, Donnison IS,  Purdy SJ (2017) Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarker. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12418

Drewer J, Yamulki S, Leeson SR, Anderson M, Perks MP, Skiba UM, McNamara NP (2017) Difference in soil methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) fluxes from bioenergy crops SRC Willow and SRF Scots Pine compared with adjacent arable and fallow in a temperate climate. BioEnergy Researcj, 10 (2), 575-582. doi: 10.1007/s12155-017-9824-9

Pogson, M., Richards, M., Dondini, M., Jones, E. O., Hastings, A. and Smith, P. (2016) ELUM: A spatial modelling tool to predict soil greenhouse gas changes from land conversion to bioenergy in the UK. Environmental Modelling & Software, 84, 458-466, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.07.011

McCalmont JP, McNamara NP, Donnison IS, Farrar K, Clifton-Brown JC (2016) An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12323

McCalmont JP, McNamara NP, Donnison IS, Farrar K, Clifton-Brown JC (2016) Partitioning of ecosystem respiration of CO2 released during land-use transition from temperate agricultural grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12380

Harris, ZM., Alberti G, Viger M, Jenkins, JR, Rowe R, McNamara NP, Taylor G (2016) Land-use change to bioenergy: grassland to short rotation coppice willow has an improved carbon balance. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12347

Richards, M., Pogson, M., Dondini, M., Jones, E. O., Hastings, A., Henner, D. N., Tallis, M. J., Casella, E., Matthews, R. W., Henshall, P. A., Milner, S., Taylor, G., McNamara, N. P., Smith, J. U. and Smith, P. (2016), High resolution spatial modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change to energy crops in the UK. GCB Bioenergy. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12360

Rowe RL, Keith AM, Elias D, Dondini M, Sith P, Oxley J and McNamara NP (2015) 
Initial soil C and land-use history determine soil C sequestration under perennial bioenergy crops. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12311.

Parmar K., Keith AM, Rowe RL, Sohi SP, Moeckel C, Pereira MG, McNamara NP (2015) 
Bioenergy driven land use change impacts on soil greenhouse gas regulation under Short Rotation Forestry.  Biomass & Bioenergy, 82, 40-48. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.028

Holland, R.A., Eigenbrod, F., Muggeridge, A., Brown, G., Clarke, D. and Taylor, G. (2015) 
A synthesis of the ecosystem services impact of second generation bioenergy crop production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 46, 30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.02.003

Harris ZM, Spake R, Taylor G (2015)  
Land use change to bioenergy: A meta-analysis of soil carbon and GHG emissions. Biomass and Bioenergy, 82, 27-39. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.008.

Robertson AD, Davies CA, Smith P, Dondini M, McNamara NP (2015) 
Modelling the carbon cycle of Miscanthus plantations: existing models and the potential for their improvement.  GCB Bioenergy, 7, 405-421. doi: 10.1111.gcbb.12144

Dondini M, Richards M, Pogson M, Jones EO, Rowe RL, Keith AM, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P (2015) 
Evaluation of the ECOSSE model for simulating soil organic carbon under Miscanthus and short rotation coppice-willow crops in Britain. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12286

Dondini M, Richards M, Pogson M, McCalmont J, Drewer J, Marshall R, Morrison R, Yamulki S, Harris ZM, Alberti G, Siebicke L, Taylor G, Perks M, Finch J, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P (2015)
Simulation of greenhouse gases following land-use change to bioenergy crops using the ECOSSE model. A comparison between site measurements and model predictions.  GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12298.

Keith KA, Rowe RL, Parmar K, Perks MP, Mackie E, Dondini M & McNamara NP. (2014) 
Implications of land use change to Short Rotation Forestry in Great Britain for soil and biomass carbon. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12168.

Dondini M, Jones EO, Richards M, Pogson M, Rowe RL, Keith AM, Perks MP, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P. (2014) 
Evaluation of the ECOSSE model for simulating soil carbon under short rotation forestry energy crops in Britain. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12154.

Harris ZM, McNamara NP, Rowe R, Dondini M, Finch J, Perks M, Morrison J, Donnison I, Farrar K, Sohi S, Ineson P, Oxley JC, Smith P, Taylor G (2014) 
The ELUM project: Ecosystem Land-use modelling and soil carbon GHG flux trial. Biofuels, 5(2), 111-116. doi: 10.4155/bfs.13.79

Pogson, M., Hastings, A. and Smith, P. (2012) 
Sensitivity of crop model predictions to entire meteorological and soil input datasets highlights vulnerability to drought.  Environmental Modelling and Software, 29, 37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.10.008


This project was commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute

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The ELUM Consortium is led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and includes the following organisations:

  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Southampton
  • Forest Research
  • Aberystwith University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • The University of York