Dr Gary D. Bending

Contact

School of Life Sciences
Wellesbourne Campus
The University of Warwick
Wellesbourne
Warwick
CV35 9EF
UK
Email: gary.bending@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 24 76575057
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7657 4500

Dr Gary Bending is an environmental microbiologist with expertise in studying soil biogeochemical cycling processes.

Role in Carbo-BioCrop

Within the Carbo-BioCrop project He acts as a supervisor to a PDRA based at CEH Lancaster investigating flux of C from roots to soil using 13C pulse labelling experiments. He is principal supervisor of a PhD student, Chris Barnes, who is investigating the role of mycorrhizal fungi in the cycling of carbon under bioenergy crops The work will use a field site in Lincolnshire to compare the flux and residence time of mycorrhiza derived C in soil under Miscanthus and willow, and the extent to which it varies spatially and temporally. Dr Bending is also co-supervisor of a PhD student based at the University of Edinburgh studying the effect of biochar application on greenhouse gas balances in bioenergy cropping systems.