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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)
Michael B Jones, Miscanthus for Bioenergy Production - crop production, utilization and climate change mitigation, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, Routledge, 2020, 120pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Projected climate change and the global distribution of grasslands in, editor(s)David J Gibson, Jonathan A Newman , Grasslands and Climate Change, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp67 - 81, [Mike B Jones], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
McMullin Barry, Price Paul, Jones Michael B, McGeever Alwynne H . , Assessing negative carbon dioxide emissions from the perspective of a national "fair share" of the remaining global carbon budget., Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 2019, p21 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Krol DJ, Jones MB, Williams M, Ni Choncubhair O, Lanigan GJ , The effect of land use change from grassland to bioenergy crops Miscanthus and reed canary grass on nitrous oxide emissions., Biomass and Bioenergy, 120, 2019, p396 - 403, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Norton Michael, Baldi Andras, Buda Vicas, Carli Bruno, Cudlin Pavel, Jones Mike B, Korhola Atte, Michalski Rajmund, Novo Francisco, Oszlanyi, Duarte Santos Filpe, Schink Bernhard, Shepherd John, Vet Louise, Walloe Lars, Wijkman Anders, Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy, GCB Bioenergy, 2019, p8 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Abdalla, M., Hastings, A., Chadwick, D. R., Evans, C.D., Jones, M. B., Rees, R. M. Smith, P. , Critical review of the impacts of grazing intensity on soil organic carbon and other soil quality indicators in extensively managed grasslands., Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 253, 2018, p62 - 81, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McGeever, A.H., Price, P., McMullin, B., Jones, M.B. , Assessing the terrestrial capacity for Negative Emission Technologies in Ireland., Carbon Management, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Zimmerman J., Carolan R., Forrestal P., Harty M., Lanigan G, Richards K.G., Roche L., Whitfield M.G., Jones M.B., Assessing the performance of three frequently used biogeochemical models when simulating N2O emissions from a range of soil types and fertiliser treatments. , Geoderma, 331, 2018, p53 - 69, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Saunders, M., Dengel, S., Kolari, P., Moureaux, C., Montagnani, L., Ceschia, E., Altimir, N., López-Ballesteros, A., Marańon-Jimenez, S., Acosta, M., Klumpp, K., Gielen, B., de Beeck, M., Hörtnagl, L., Merbold, L., Osborne, B., Grünwald, T., Arrouays, D., Boukir, H., Saby, N., Nicolini, G., Papale, D., Jones, M., Importance of reporting ancillary site characteristics, and management and disturbance information at ICOS stations., International Agrophysics, 2018, p457 - 469, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Franz, D., Acosta, M., Altimir, N., Arriga, N., Arrouays, D., Aubinet, M., Aurela, M., Ayres, E., López-Ballesteros, A., Barbaste, M., Berveiller, D., Biraud, S., Boukir, H., Brown, T., Brümmer, C., Buchmann, N., Burba, G., Carrara, A., Cescatti, A., Ceschia, E., Clement, R., Cremonese, E., Crill, P., Darenova, E., Dengel, S., D'Odorico, P., Filippa, G., Fleck, S., Fratini, G., Fuß, R., Gielen, B., Gogo, S., Grace, J., Graf, A., Grelle, A., Gross, P., Grünwald, T., Haapanala, S., Hehn, M., Heinesch, B., Heiskanen, J., Herbst, M., Herschlein, C., Hörtnagl, L., Hufkens, K., Ibrom, A., Jolivet, C., Joly, L., Jones, M., Kiese, R., Klemedtsson, L., Kljun, N., Klumpp, K., Kolari, P., Kolle, O., Kowalski, A., Kutsch, W., Laurila, T., de Ligne, A., Linder, S., Lindroth, A., Lohila, A., Longdoz, B., Mammarella, I., Manise, T., Jiménez, S., Matteucci, G., Mauder, M., Meier, P., Merbold, L., Mereu, S., Metzger, S., Migliavacca, M., Mölder, M., Montagnani, L., Moureaux, C., Nelson, D., Nemitz, E., Nicolini, G., Nilsson, M. B., de Beeck, M., Osborne, B., Löfvenius, M., Pavelka, M., Peichl, M., Peltola, O., Pihlatie, M., Pitacco, A., Pokorný, R., Pumpanen, J., Ratié, C., Rebmann, C., Roland, M., Sabbatini, S., Saby, N..A., Saunders, M., Schmid, H., Schrumpf, M., Sedlák, P., Ortiz, P., Siebicke, L., igut, L., Silvennoinen, H., Simioni, G., Skiba, U., Sonnentag, O., Soudani, K., Soulé, P., Steinbrecher, R., Tallec, T., Thimonier, A., Tuittila, E., Tuovinen, J., Vestin, P., Vincent, G., Vincke, C., Vitale, D., Waldner, P., Weslien, P., Wingate, L., Wohlfahrt, G., Zahniser, M., & Vesala, T., Towards long-term standardised carbon and greenhouse gas observations for monitoring Europe's terrestrial ecosystems:a review., International Agrophysics, 32, 2018, p439 - 455, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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).