Selected Publications


De Long Jonathan R.; Jackson Benjamin G.; Wilkinson Anna; Pritchard William J.; Oakley Simon; Mason Kelly E.; Stephan Jörg G.; Ostle Nicholas J.; Johnson David; Baggs Elizabeth M.; Bardgett Richard D.; , 2019, Relationships between plant traits, soil properties and carbon fluxes differ between monocultures and mixed communities in temperate grassland. Journal of Ecology

Mason Kelly E.; Oakley Simon; Street Lorna E.; Arroniz-Crespo Maria; Jones David L.; DeLuca Thomas H.; Ostle Nicholas J.; , 2019, Boreal forest floor greenhouse gas emissions across a Pleurozium schreberi-dominated, wildfire-disturbed chronosequence. Ecosystems

Burns R.; Wynn P.M.; Barker P.; McNamara N.; Oakley S.; Ostle N.; Stott A.W.; Tuffen H.; Zhou Zheng; Tweed F.S.; Chesler A.; Stuart M.; , 2018, Direct isotopic evidence of biogenic methane production and efflux from beneath a temperate glacier. Scientific Reports, 8

Semchenko Marina; Leff Jonathan W.; Lozano Yudi M.; Saar Sirgi; Davison John; Wilkinson Anna; Jackson Benjamin G.; Pritchard William J.; De Long Jonathan R.; Oakley Simon; Mason Kelly E.; Ostle Nicholas J.; Baggs Elizabeth M.; Johnson David; Fierer Noah; Bardgett Richard D.; , 2018, Fungal diversity regulates plant-soil feedbacks in temperate grassland. Science Advances, 4

Fry Ellen L.; Savage Joanna; Hall Amy L.; Oakley Simon; Pritchard W.J.; Ostle Nicholas J.; Pywell Richard F.; Bullock James M.; Bardgett Richard D.; , 2018, Soil multifunctionality and drought resistance are determined by plant structural traits in restoring grassland. Ecology

Walker Tom N.; Garnett Mark H.; Ward Susan E.; Oakley Simon; Bardgett Richard D.; Ostle Nicholas J.; , 2016, Vascular plants promote ancient peatland carbon loss with climate warming. , 22, 1880-1889

Baxendale Catherine L.; Ostle Nick J.; Wood Claire M.; Oakley Simon; Ward Susan E.; , 2015, Can digital image classification be used as a standardised method for surveying peatland vegetation cover? .

McNamara Niall P.; Gregg Ruth; Oakley Simon; Stott Andy; Rahman Md. Tanvir; Murrell J. Colin; Wardle David A.; Bardgett Richard D.; Ostle Nick J.; , 2015, Soil methane sink capacity response to a long-term wildfire chronosequence in northern Sweden . , 10

Jones Alan G.; Scullion John; Ostle Nick; Oakley Simon; Di Dio Alberto; Gwynn-Jones Dylan; , 2015, Plant community composition and an insect outbreak influence phenol oxidase activity and soil–litter biochemistry in a sub-Arctic birch heath. , 38, 505-516

Ward, Susan Elizabeth ; Orwin, Kate; Ostle, Nicholas J.; Briones, Maria; Thomson, Bruce C.; Griffiths, Robert I.; Oakley, Simon; Quirk, Helen; Bardgett, Richard D., 2014, Vegetation exerts a greater control on litter decomposition than climate warming in peatlands. Ecology

Ward, Susan; Ostle, Nicholas J.; Oakley, Simon; Quirk, Helen; Henrys, Peter A.; Bardgett, Richard D., 2013, Warming effects on greenhouse gas fluxes in peatlands are modulated by vegetation composition. Ecology Letters, 16, 1285-1293

Thomson, Bruce C.; Ostle, Nick J.; McNamara, Niall P.; Oakley, Simon; Whiteley, Andrew S.; Bailey, Mark J.; Griffiths, Robert I., 2013, Plant soil interactions alter carbon cycling in an upland grassland soil. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4

Dias, Teresa; Oakley, Simon; Alarcon-Gutierrez, Enrique; Ziarelli, Fabio; Trindade, Henrique; Martins-Loucao, Maria Amelia; Sheppard, Lucy; Ostle, Nick; Cruz, Cristina, 2013, N-driven changes in a plant community affect leaf-litter traits and may delay organic matter decomposition in a Mediterranean m. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 58, 163-171

De Deyn, Gerlinde B.; Quirk, Helen; Oakley, Simon; Ostle, Nick J.; Bardgett, Richard D., 2012, Increased plant carbon translocation linked to overyielding in grassland species mixtures. PLoS ONE, 7

Ward, Susan E.; Ostle, Nick J.; Oakley, Simon; Quirk, Helen; Stott, Andrew; Henrys, Peter A.; Scott, W. Andrew; Bargett, Richard D., 2012, Fire accelerates assimilation and transfer of photosynthetic carbon from plants to soil microbes in a northern peatland . Ecosystems, 15, 1245-1257

De Deyn, Gerlinde B.; Shiel, Robert S.; Ostle, Nick J.; McNamara, Niall P.; Oakley, Simon; Young, Iain; Freeman, Christopher; Fenner, Nathalie; Quirk, Helen; Bardgett, Richard D., 2011, Additional carbon sequestration benefits of grassland diversity restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48, 600-608

De Deyn, G.B.; Quirk, H.; Oakley, S.; Ostle, N.; Bardgett, R.D., 2011, Rapid transfer of photosynthetic carbon through the plant-soil system in differently managed species-rich grasslands. Biogeosciences, 8, 1131-1139

Fornara, D.A; Steinbeiss, S.; McNamara, N.P.; Gleixner, G.; Oakley, S.; Poulton, P.R.; Macdonald, A.J.; Bardgett, R.D., 2011, Increases in soil organic carbon sequestration can reduce the global warming potential of long-term liming to permanent grassla. Global Change Biology, 17, 1925-1934

Orwin, Kate H.; Buckland, Sarah M.; Johnson, David; Turner, Benjamin L.; Smart, Simon; Oakley, Simon; Bardgett, Richard D., 2010, Linkages of plant traits to soil properties and the functioning of temperate grassland. Journal of Ecology, 98, 1074-1083

Ostle, N.; Evans, C.D.; Emmett, B.; Jones, T.; Burden, A.; Ward, S.; Oakley, S.; McNamara, N.; Cooper, M.; Peacock, M.; Whitfield, M., 2011. Global change and peatland carbon cycles: some insights from UK ecosystem experiments [abstract]. In: , (eds.) , Book of Abstracts: Joint Society of Wetland Scientists, WETPOL and Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium. Guarant, p.235. .