Gruffydd Jones

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Brainwaves

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Department of Life Sciences

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PhD student investigating the plant-soil interactions of the invasive ericaceous shrub Rhododendron ponticum within Snowdonia National Park. Research interests include plant interactions with soil organic matter decomposition, biogeochemical cycling and soil microbial communities.

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Currently working on the BRAINWAVES project (https://www.ucc.ie/en/brainwaves/), researching the potential for using duckweed (Lemna spp.) to remediate nutrient-rich agricultural effluents, mitigating environmental pollution whilst also producing a valuable high-protein feedstock. Research interests include nutrient cycling, organic matter decomposition, biogeochemical cycles, plant-soil interactions, environmental pollution.    

I previously completed a PhD at Aberystwyth University researching the plant-soil interactions of the UK invasive shrub Rhododendron ponticum