Gary McClean


University of Edinburgh,
Crew Building, Rm 401
The King’s Buildings
West Mains Road


Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 5103

I am a second year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh
supervised by Dr Saran Sohi (University of Edinburgh), Dr Kate Heal
(University of Edinburgh) and Dr Gary Bending (University of Warwick).
My project is entitled 'Biogenic carbon sequestration under
lignocellulosic energy crops and the effect of biochar amendment on
soil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases'. The main objectives of
this study are: 1) to examine the effects of land conversion to
lignocellulosic energy crops on soil carbon dynamics and 2) to assess
the potential for biochar to (i) reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2,
N2O and CH4) from the soil to the atmosphere and (ii) moderate carbon
production, stabilisation and decomposition. This PhD forms a
component of Work Package 2 of the NERC funded Carbo-BioCrop
consortium project.