Publications

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.

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.