Alan Jones


  • Phone: +64 7 343 5661
  • Mobile: +64 7 295 9072
  • Email: Show email
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3047-3338
  • Team: Plant Development and Physiology
  • Role: Scientist, Silviculture and Forest Carbon


Dr Alan Jones works as a Scientist for Silviculture and Forest Carbon at Scion. His role is focussed on optimising the ecosystem service value of trees across all landscapes.


  • PhD (Ecology), Imperial College London, UK -2008
  • BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science), Kingston University, UK -2004

Research capabilities

  • Carbon budgeting
  • Climate change
  • Forest management and land-use change
  • Sustainability
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Ecosystem service assessment
  • Participatory engagement

Career highlights

  • Research Leader, Forest Systems, Scion 2019-present
  • British Ecological Society Forest Ecology Special Interest Group Chair, 2016- present
  • Research Manager, Climate Change in Temperate Forests, Earthwatch, UK, 2014-2019
  • Honorary Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK, 2014-2019
  • Research Associate, Aberystwyth University, UK 2011-2014
  • Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2008-2009

Selected papers

Jones AG (2017) Many hands make light work: citizens changing the face of modern science. BioScience 67: 1062-1063
Jones AG (2015) Citizen Science: a new tool for UV-B research? UV4Plants Bulletin 1
Jones AG, Gywnn-Jones D, et al. (2015) The functional quality of decomposing litter outputs from an Arctic plant community is affected by long-term exposure to enhanced UV-B. Ecological Indicators 60: 8-17
Jones AG, Gwynn-Jones D, et al. (2015) Plant community composition and an insect outbreak influences phenol oxidase activity and soil-litter biochemistry in a sub-Arctic birch heath. Polar Biology 1-12
Jones AG, Ostle, N, Gwynn-Jones D, et al. (2014) Completing the FACE of elevated CO2 research. Environment International 73: 252-258.
Jones AG, Davidson, N. (2014) Altered N, P and C dynamics with absence of fire in Eucalyptus forests affected by premature decline. Austral Ecology 39: 587-599
Jones AG, Power, S. (2012) Field-scale evaluation of effects of nitrogen deposition on the functioning of heathland ecosystems. Journal of Ecology 100: 331-342