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Professor Mike Jones

Fellow Emeritus (Botany)

  Agri Environment   AIR-POLLUTANTS   Anthropogenic Impact on ecosystems   Biodiversity   C-4 PHOTOSYNTHESIS   Carbon sequestration   Climate Change Impacts on the Environment   ELEVATED CO2   Energy and Climate Change   ENERGY CROPS   Energy from biomass (see Forestry also)   Environmental Indicators, Monitoring, Risk Assessment   Environmental plant physiology   Liquid Biofuels   Photosynthesis   Renewable Energies   Tropical environments   Wetland Ecosystems
 Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance (Carbo-Europe-IP)
 Assessing GHG impacts of establishing biomass and biofuel crops
 Enhancing biomass production from marginal lands with perennial grasses
 Assessing the greenhouse gas budget of eco-tillage and other mitigation options for arable ecosystems
 GHG Ireland - Agricultural and Land Use Network

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Editor: Biology and Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy
Chair: COST Action 627, Carbon Storage in European Grasslands
Subject Editor: Global Change Biology 2006
Subject Editor: Global Change Biology - Bioenergy 2008
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Basic Basic Basic
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Society for Experimental Botany
British Ecological Society
Institute of Biology
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Opio Alfonse, Jones Mike B, Kansiime Frank, Otiti Tom, Dissolved organic carbon in a tropical wetland dominated by Cyperus papyrus, Wetlands Ecology and Management, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Shrestha S, Abdalla M, Hennessy T, Forristal D, Jones MB, Irish farms under climate change - is there a regional variation on farm reponses?, Journal of Agricultural Science, 2015, p385 - 398, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Opio A, Jones MB, Kansiime F, Otiti T, Influence of climatic variables on Cyperus papyrus stomatal conductance in Lubigi wetland, Kampala, Uganda, African Journal of Aquatic Science, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hodkinson TR, Klaas M, Jones MB, Prickett R, Barth S, Miscanthus: a case study for the utilization of natural genetic variation, Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 13, 2015, p219-237 , Notes: [doi:10.1017/S147926211400094X. ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
The BRIDGE Impact Assessment Network. in, editor(s)N Chrysoulakis, E Castro, E Moors , Understanding Urban Metabolism. A Tool for Urban Planning., New York, Routledge, 2014, pp163 - 174, [Gonzalez A, Donnelly A, Jones M], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Roth B, Finnan JM, Jones MB, Burke JI, Williams ML , Are the benefits of yield responses to nitrogen fertilizer application in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus offset by increased soil emissions of nitrous oxide? , Global Change Biology - Bioenergy, 7, 2014, p145 - 152, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Shrestha S, Hennessy T, Abdalla M, Forristal D, Jones MB , Determining short term responses of Irish dairy farms under climate change, German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 63, (3), 2014, p143 - 155, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Opio Alfonse, Jones Mike B, Kansiime Frank, Otiti Tom,, Growth and development of Cyperus papyrus in a tropical wetland, Open Journal of Ecology, 4, 2014, p113 - 123, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Zimmermann, J., Styles, D., Hastings, A., Dauber, J. & M.B. Jones, Assessing the impact of within crop heterogeneity ('patchiness') in young Miscanthus x giganteus fields on economic feasibility and soil carbon sequestration, Global Change Biology: Bioenergy, 6, (5), 2014, p566 - 576, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jones MB, Finnan J, Hodkinson TR, Morphological and physiological traits for higher biomass production in perennial rhizomatous grasses grown on marginal land, GCB Bioenergy, 7, 2014, p375-385 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Wride M.A., Jones M., Marples M.M., Mitchell F, The light of life: can you believe your eyes?, Lightwave: ready to be illuminated?, Science Gallery, TCD, Feb 5, 2008, Science Gallery, TCD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Surface Energy Balance in, editor(s)T. Keane and J.F. Collins , Climate, Weather and Irish Agriculture, Dublin, AGMET, 2004, pp101 - 118, [Finkele, K., Jones, M.B., & Clifton-Brown, J.C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
SWEENEY, J., DONNELLY, A., McELWAIN, L., JONES, M.B., Climate change: indicators for Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2003, Book, PUBLISHED
Freshwater resources and biology, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Natural Resource System Challenge: Oceans and Aquatic Ecosystems, Oxford,UK, 2002, [JONES, M.B.], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Sweeney J, Donnelly A, McElwain L, Jones MB , Climate change - indicators for Ireland., Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2002, Report, PUBLISHED
JONES, M.B., The impacts of global climate change on grassland ecosystems, Proceedings of the XVIII International Grassland Congress, Vol. III, Association Management Centre, Calgary, Canada, 1999, pp181 - 188, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
JONES, M.B. & JONGEN, M., The effects of increasing CO2 and climate change on European grasslands, Global Change and the Irish Environment, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Symposium, Maynooth, September 1995, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 1997, pp46 - 55, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
JONGEN, M., FAY, P. & JONES, M.B., The effects of elevated CO2 on growth and mycorrhizal infection of grass (Lolium perenne) and clover (Trifolium repens), Global Change and the Irish Environment, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Symposium, Maynooth, September 1995, edited by Sweeney, J. , Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 1997, pp56 - 68, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
SALINGER, M.J., DESJARDINS, R., JONES, M.B., SIVAKUMAR, M.V.K., STROMMEN, N.D., VEERASAMY, S. & LIANHAI, W., Climate Variability, Agriculture and Forestry: An Update. Technical Note No. 199, Geneva, World Meteorological Organisation, 1997, Report, PUBLISHED
JONES, M .B., ASHENDEN, T., PARSONS, A.J., PAYER, H., RASCHI, A. & THORNLEY, J.H.M., The effects of rising CO2 and changing climate on grassland communities in Europe, Global Change: Climate Change and Climate Change Impacts. Proceedings of the Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-10 Sept 1993, 1995, pp247 - 257, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) 2003
Berkeley Fellowship, TCD 2002/3
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 1984
Mike Jones is a plant ecophysiologist and is Emeritus Fellow in Trinity College Dublin and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. His main research interest is in the study of climate-plant interactions and since the 1980's he has been studying the effects of changing climate, and the direct effects of rising CO2 on a range of ecosystems including agricultural and natural grasslands and tropical wetlands. He has coordinated several EU Framework Programme Projects as well as EPA and DAFM projects. He is currently subject editor of Global Change Biology (IF 6.9) and GCB-Bioenergy (IF 4.7).