Dr Jon McCalmont

Dr Jon McCalmont

Contact details:

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Aberystwyth University
Gogerddan
Aberystwyth
SY23 3EB


Email: jpm8@aber.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1970823153
Web: http://carbo-biocrop.ac.uk

 

Background:

Dr Jon McCalmont completed his PhD in 2014 and is currently a post-doctoral research assistant at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science within Aberystwyth University. This followed a BSc in conservation and countryside management completed as a mature student after a career in forestry. Jon’s PhD investigated greenhouse gas balance and carbon budgets in land-use change from grassland to Miscanthus as part of the Carbo-BioCrop (www.carbo-biocrop.ac.uk) and ELUM (http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sci_programmes/elum-project.html) projects.

 

Role in MAGLUE:

Dr McCalmont’s PhD work will now be extended into WP1 of MAGLUE in order to particularly attempt to answer questions around nitrous oxide emission spikes which were noted during sampling for ELUM. Higher frequency sampling backed by soil nutrient analysis will be carried out to investigate N2O in grassland conversion to Miscanthus and in reversion to grassland from both Miscanthus and SRC willow.