The 25 years of experiments at BCCIL have produced an impressive body of research, including the peer-reviewed publications listed below (links to publications on ResearchGate).

You can also download a pdf of The Buxton Hub – a short article about research developments at the site, showing how the results of different studies come together to advance our understanding of climate change impacts.

Sayer, E. J., Crawford, J. A., Edgerley, J., Askew, A. P., Hahn, C. Z., Whitlock, R., & Dodd, I. C. (2021). Adaptation to chronic drought modifies soil microbial community responses to phytohormones. Communications Biology, 4(1), 1-9.

Trinder, S., Askew, A.P., & Whitlock, R. (2020). Climate-driven evolutionary change in reproductive and early-acting life-history traits in the perennial grass Festuca ovina. Journal of Ecology, 108, 1398-1410. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13304.

Basto, S., Thompson, K., Grime, J.P., Fridley, J.D., Calhim, S., Askew, A.P. and Rees, M. (2018), Severe effects of long-term drought on calcareous grassland seed banks. Climate and Atmospheric Science, doi: 10.1038/s41612-017-0007-3.

Sayer, E. J., Oliver, A. E., Fridley, J. D., Askew, A. P., Mills, R. T. E. and Grime, J. P. (2017), Links between soil microbial communities and plant traits in a species-rich grassland under long-term climate change. Ecology and Evolution 7, 855-862.

Fridley, J. D., Lynn, J. S., Grime, J. P., & Askew, A. P. (2016). Longer growing seasons shift grassland vegetation towards more-productive species. Nature Climate Change, 6, 865.

Ravenscroft, C. H., Whitlock, R., & Fridley, J. D. (2015). Rapid genetic divergence in response to 15 years of simulated climate change. Global Change Biology, 21(11), 4165-4176.

Fridley, J.D., Grime, J.P., Askew, A.P., Moser, B. and Stevens, C.J. (2011), Soil heterogeneity buffers community response to climate change in a species-rich grassland. Global Change Biology, 17: 2002-2011.

Moser, B., Fridley, J.D., Askew, A.P. and Grime, J.P. (2011), Simulated migration in a long-term climate change experiment: invasions impeded by dispersal limitation, not biotic resistance. Journal of Ecology, 99: 1229-1236.

Bilton, M.C., Whitlock, R., Grime, J.P., Marion, G. and Pakeman, R. J. (2010), Intraspecific trait variation in grassland plant species reveals fine-scale strategy trade-offs and size differentiation that underpins performance in ecological communities. Botany 88, 939-952.

Grime, J.P., Fridley, J.D., Askew, A.P., Thompson, K., Hodgson, J.G. and Bennett C.R. (2008), Long-term resistance to simulated climate change in an infertile grassland. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105, 10: 28-32.

Fridley, J.D., Grime, J.P. and Bilton, M. (2007), Genetic identity of interspecific neighbours mediates plant responses to competition and environmental variation in a species-rich grassland. Journal of Ecology, 95: 908-915.

Thompson, K., Hodgson, J. G., Grime, J. P., & Burke, M. J. (2001). Plant traits and temporal scale: Evidence from a 5‐year invasion experiment using native species. Journal of Ecology, 89, 1054-1060.

Whitlock, R., Grime J.P., Burke, T.E. and Booth, R.E. (2007), The role of genotypic diversity in determining grassland community structure under constant environmental conditions. Journal of Ecology, 95: 895-907.

Avery, L. M., Thorpe, P. C., Thompson, K., Paul, N. D., Grime, J. P., & West, H. M. (2004). Physical disturbance of an upland grassland influences the impact of elevated UV‐B radiation on metabolic profiles of below‐ground micro‐organisms. Global Change Biology, 10(7), 1146-1154.

Bates, J. W., Thompson, K., & Grime, J. P. (2005). Effects of simulated long‐term climatic change on the bryophytes of a limestone grassland community. Global Change Biology, 11, 757-769.

Staddon, P. L., Thompson, K., Jakobsen, I., Grime, J. P., Askew, A. P., & Fitter, A. H. (2003). Mycorrhizal fungal abundance is affected by long‐term climatic manipulations in the field. Global Change Biology, 9, 186-194.

Grime, J.P., Brown, V.K., Thompson, K., Masters, G.J., Hillier, S.H., Clarke, I.P., Askew, A.P., Corker, D. and Kielty, J.P. (2000), The response of two contrasted grasslands to simulated climate change. Science, 289: 762-765.