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Allan Sim

Staff picture: Allan Sim
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Honorary Associate
allan.sim@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am an Honorary Associate of the Institute. As a staff member I supported scientists providing technical input to a variety of research projects. I also managed the Plant Growth facilities at the Craigiebuckler site for the past 20 years and have extensive knowledge of the capabilities, set up and the maintenance of the equipment.

Current research interests

Presently my work is mainly concerned with Carbon Sequestration in soils.

Bibliography

  • Jilkova, V.; Jandova, K.; Sim, A.; Paterson, E. (2018) Priming effect of labile and recalcitrant litter carbon on the decomposition of temperate coniferous forest soils., European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018, EGU2018-6472, SSS6.5. (Poster)
  • Bradley, R.; Paterson, E.; Chapman, S.J.; Thornton, B.; Sim, A. (2013) Testing the root-priming of soil organic matter decomposition using the isotopic signature of fossil fuel CO2., European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2013.
  • Palacio, S.; Paterson, E.; Sim, A.; Hester, A.J.; Millard, P. (2010) Browsing effects on intra-ring C allocation in oak and birch saplings., Stable Isotopes and Biogeochemical Cycles in Terrestrial Ecosystems -Coupling Plant and Soil Processes Across Spatial and Temporal Scales, Conference at the Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verita, Switzerland, 21-26 March 2010.
  • Thornton, B.; Paterson, E.; Sim, A.; Tyler, M.R.; Gebbing, T. (2005) Carbon flux to rhizodeposition in Scots pine seedlings., Society for Experimental Biology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 11-15 July 2005. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Vol 141A, pS224. Abstract.
  • Paterson, E. and Sim, A. (2004) Use of bacterial biosensors to report on root C-flow., Rhizosphere 2004, Perspectives and Challenges.
  • Henry, F., Nguyen, C., Paterson, E., Sim, A. and Robin, C. (2004) Control of rhizodeposition in Lolium multiflorum in relation to inorganic nitrogen availability., Rhizosphere 2004, Perspectives and Challenges.
  • Paterson, E. and Sim, A. (2003) Use of bioluminescent bacterial biosensors to quantify exudation of organic compounds from plant roots., In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Southampton, 31 March - 4 April 2003. Volume 134/A (Suppl.), pS164.
  • Thornton, B.; Paterson, E.; Midwood, A.J.; Sim, A.; Pratt, S.M. (2003) Assessment of the contribution of current assimilation in supplying carbon to root exudates of Lolium perenne using steady-state 13C labelling., In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Southampton, 31 March - 4 April 2003. Volume 134/A (Suppl.), pS165.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Paterson, E., Dawson, L.A., McDonald, A.J.S. and Sim, A. (1999) Different patterns of organic carbon exudation following defoliation in genotypes of Lolium perenne with contrasting water-soluble carbohydrate reserves., Scottish Roots Group Annual Meeting, SAC Edinburgh, 3rd November 1999.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Paterson, E., Dawson, L.A., McDonald, A.J.S. and Sim, A. (1999) Different genotypes of Lolium perenne with contrasting water-soluble carbohydrate reserves have different patterns of organic carbon exudation following defoliation., British Society of Soil Science, "Sustainable Management of Soil Organic Matter", Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 15-17 September 1999.
  • Paterson, E. and Sim, A. (1999) Influence of N-supply and defoliation on rhizodeposition from grasses., British Ecological Society Annual Symposium. Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity.

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