Dr Jon McCalmont

Dr Jon McCalmont
Dr Jon McCalmont
Dr Jon McCalmont

BSc, PhD

Research Fellow

About

Biography

After a career in forestry I studied Conservation and Land Management for a BSc as a mature student at Aberystwyth University. Following this, I completed a PhD in 2014 studying the greenhouse gas impacts of land-use change from grassland agriculture to 2nd generation perennial biomass cropping (Miscanthus). I remained at Aberystwyth as a PDRA for a further 4 years, working across several EU wide collaborative projects based around the commercial roll-out of sustainable energy crops. My research interests primarily focus on the environmental impacts of land-use change and in 2018 I expanded my research experience into South-East Asia, with a PDRF position at Exeter University measuring the carbon impacts of tropical peat forest conversion to oil palm plantation in Malaysian Borneo. I am currently working within the Environmental Modelling Group at Aberdeen University as part of the Netzero+ project, administered by Exeter University, which considers the potential for expansion of UK woodland to remove atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Biology 
    2014 - Aberystwyth University 

    Understanding greenhouse gas exchange and carbon dynamics following land-use change from grassland to perennial energy crops

  • BSc Countryside Management 
    2011 - Aberystwyth University 

    BSc (1st Class Hons) in conservation and land management

Research

Research Specialisms

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Land Management

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Publications

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  • Early impacts of marginal land-use transition to Miscanthus on soil quality and soil carbon storage across Europe

    Bertola, M., Magenau, E., Martani, E., Kontek, M., Ashman, C., Jurišić, V., Lamy, I., Kam, J., Fornasier, F., McCalmont, J., Trindade, L. M., Amaducci, S., Clifton-Brown, J., Kiesel, A., Ferrarini, A.
    GCB Bioenergy, vol. 16, no. 6, e13145
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reducing bias on soil surface CO2 flux emission measurements: Case study on a mature oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantation on tropical peatland in Southeast Asia

    Basri, M. H. A., McCalmont, J., Kho, L. K., Hartley, I. P., Teh, Y. A., Rumpang, E., Signori-Müller, C., Hill, T.
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 350, 110002
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Timeseries partitioning of ecosystem respiration components in seasonal, non-tropical forests; comparing literature derived coefficients with evaluation at two contrasting UK forest sites

    McCalmont, J., Heinemeyer, A., Morison, J., Xenakis, G., Bell, M., Wilkinson, M., Hastings, A.
    Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, vol. 7, 1352527
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Modelling the impact of forest management and CO2-fertilisation on growth and demography in a Sitka spruce plantation

    Argles, A. P., Robertson, E., Harper, A. B., Morison, J. I., Xenakis, G., Hastings, A., Mccalmont, J., Moore, J. R., Bateman, I. J., Gannon, K., Betts, R. A., Bathgate, S., Thomas, J., Heard, M., Cox, P. M.
    Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 13487
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Species Selection Determines Carbon Allocation and Turnover in Miscanthus Crops: Implications for Biomass Production and C Sequestration

    Briones, M. J., Massey, A., Elias, D. M., McCalmont, J. P., Farrar, K., Donnison, I., McNamara, N. P.
    Science of the Total Environment, vol. 887, 164003
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Building the Policy Ecosystem in Europe for Cultivation and Use of Perennial Biomass Crops

    Clifton-Brown, J., Hastings, A., von Cossel, M., Murphy-Bokern, D., McCalmont, J., Whitaker, J., Alexopoulou, E., Amaducci, S., Andronic, L., Ashman, C., Awty-Carroll, D., Bhatia, R., Breuer, L., Cosentino, S., Cracroft-Eley, W., Donnison, I., Elbersen, B., Ferrarini, A., Ford, J., Gattinger, A., Golicz, K., Greef, J., Ingram, J., Jensen, E., Kuhn, U., Lewandowski, I., Magenau, E., Mos, M., Meyer, H., Kasperczyk, N., Petrick, M., Pogrzeba, M., Pude, R., Robson, P., Retzler, C., Rowe, R. L., Sandu, A., Schmitt, A., Schmitt, A., Schwarz, K. U., Scordia, D., Scurlock, J., Shepherd, A., Thornton, J., Trindade, L. M., Vetter, S., Wagner, M., Yamada, T., Kiesel, A.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Perennial biomass cropping and use: shaping the policy ecosystem in European countries

    Clifton-Brown, J. C., Hastings, A., von Cossel, M., Murphy-Bokern, D., McCalmont, J., Whittaker, J., Alexopoulou, E., Amaducci, S., Andronic, L., Ashman, C., Awty-Carroll, D., Breuer, L., Cosentino, S., Cracroft-Eley, W., Donnison, I., Elbersen, B., Ferrarini, A., Ford, J., Greef, J. M., Ingram, J., Lewandowski, I., Magenau, E., Mos, M., Petrick, M., Pogrzeba, M., Robson, P., Rowe, R. L., Sandu, A., Schwarz, K., Scordia, D., Scurlock, J., Shepherd, A., Thornton, J., Trindade, L. M., Vetter, S., Wagner, M., Wu, P., Yamada, T., Kiesel, A.
    Global Change Biology. Bioenergy, vol. 15, no. 5, 13038
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Gap-filling carbon dioxide, water, energy, and methane fluxes in challenging ecosystems: comparing between methods, drivers, and gap-lengths

    Zhu, S., McCalmont, J., Cardenas, L., Cunliffe, A., Olde, L., Signori Müller, C., Litvak, M., Hill, T. C.
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 332, 109365
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Novel Miscanthus hybrids: Modelling productivity on marginal land in Europe using dynamics of canopy development determined by light interception

    Shepherd, A., Awty-Carroll, D., Kam, J., Ashman, C., Magenau, E., Martani, E., Kontek, M., Ferrarini, A., Amaducci, S., Davey, C., Jurišić, V., Petrie, G., Al Hassan, M., Lamy, I., Lewandowski, I., de Maupeou, E., McCalmont, J., Trindade, L. M., van der Cruijsen, K., van der Pluijm, P., Rowe, R., Lovett, A., Donnison, I. S., Kiesel, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Hastings, A.
    Global Change Biology. Bioenergy, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 444-461
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Yield performance of 14 novel inter- and intra-species Miscanthus hybrids across Europe

    Awty-Carroll, D., Magenau, E., Al Hassan, M., Martani, E., Kontek, M., van der Pluijm, P., Ashman, C., de Maupeou, E., McCalmont, J., Petrie, G., Davey, C., van der Cruijsen, K., Jurišić, V., Amaducci, S., Lamy, I., Shepherd, A., Kam, J., Hoogendam, A., Croci, M., Dolstra, O., Ferrarini, A., Lewandowski, I., Trindade, L. M., Kiesel, A., Clifton-Brown, J. C.
    Global Change Biology. Bioenergy, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 399-423
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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