Dr Andy Smith

Reader in Forestry, Additional Duties

Contact info

Location: Room F6a, Thoday Building, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University

Email: a.r.smith@bangor.ac.uk

Phone:+44 (0)1248 382297

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I research and teach forest ecology, biogeochemistry and plant-soil interactions with emphasis on species diversity and ecosystem function in undisturbed and managed ecosystems. I'm particlarly interested in belowground processes and the study of root biology, mycorrhizal symbiosis, and biogeochemical cycling, subjects that I have researched in a variety of climate change manipulation experiments that include elevated CO2 and climatic extremes (via altered precipitation and temperature regimes) in forest and upland ecosystems. I previously held the positions of Climate Change Impact Scientist at NERCs Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2011-2013), and postdoctoral researcher at Bangor University (2010-2011). In my early career at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge I focused on the development of novel molecular and bioinformatics techniques for the human genome sequencing projects.

I lead the Sêr Cymru NRN-LCEE research cluster Multi-Land that is creating an evidence-base around Enhancement of Agricultural Productivity and Ecosystem Service Resilience in Multifunctional Landscapes. I'm the PI of the forest diversity experiment (BangorDiverse) based at the Henfaes Research Centre, Abergwyngregyn. BangorDIVERSE was established in 2004 with 92 plots of alder (Alnus glutinosa L.), birch (Betula pendula Roth.), beech (Fagus sylvatica L.), ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.), sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.), chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.), and oak (Quercus robur L.) planted in monoculture, and two and three species mixtures using a fully replicated (n=4) design. I also manage and conducted research on silvopastoral agroforestry at the Henfaes Research Centre that focuses on the role agroforestry has in sustainably delivering food security whilst maintaining ecological complexity and the provision of ecosystem services (public goods).

Research Areas:

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    2.2 Mb of contiguous nucleotide sequence from chromosome III of C. elegans

    Wilson, R., Ainscough, R., Anderson, K., Baynes, C., Berks, M., Bonfield, J., Burton, J., Connell, M., Copsey, T., Cooper, J., Coulson, A., Craxton, M., Dear, S., Du, Z., Durbin, R., Favello, A., Fraser, A., Fulton, L., Gardner, A., Green, P., Hawkins, T., Hillier, L., Jier, M., Johnston, L., Jones, M., Kershaw, J., Kirsten, J., Laisstert, N., Latreille, P., Lightning, J., Lloyd, C., Mortimore, B., O'Callaghan, M., Parsons, J., Percy, C., Rifken, L., Roopra, A., Saunders, D., Shownkeen, R., Sims, M., Smaldon, N., Smith, A., Smith, M., Sonnhammer, E., Staden, R., Sulston, J., Thierry-Mieg, J., Thomas, K., Vaudin, M., Vaughan, K., Waterston, R., Watson, A., Weinstock, L., Wilkinson-Sproatt, J. & Wohldman, P., 3 Mar 1994, In : Nature. 368, 6466, p. 32-8 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    A dynamic leaf gas-exchange strategy is conserved in woody plants under changing ambient CO2: evidence from carbon isotope discrimination in paleo and CO2 enrichment studies

    Voelker, S. L., Brooks, J. R., Meinzer, F. C., Anderson, R., Bader, M. K., Battipaglia, G., Becklin, K. M., Beerling, D., Bert, D., Betancourt, J. L., Dawson, T. E., Domec, J. C., Guyette, R. P., Korner, C., Leavitt, S. W., Linder, S., Marshall, J. D., Mildner, M., Ogee, J., Panyushkina, I., Plumpton, H. J., Pregitzer, K. S., Saurer, M., Smith, A. R., Siedwolf, R. T., Stambaugh, M. C., Talhelm, A. F., Tardif, J. C., Van de Water, P. K., Ward, J. K. & Wingate, L., 4 Jan 2016, In : Global Change Biology. 22, 2, p. 889-902

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    A generic approach for live prediction of the risk of agricultural field runoff and delivery to watercourses: linking parsimonious soil-water-connectivity models with live weather data APIs in decision tools

    Comber, A., Collins, A. L., Haro, D., Hess, T., Zhang, Y., Smith, A. & Turner, A., 4 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Can current moisture responses predict soil CO2 efflux under altered precipitation regimes? A synthesis of manipulation experiments

    Vicca, S., Bahn, M., Estiarte, M., van Loon, E. E., Vargas, R., Alberti, G., Ambuis, P., Arain, M. A., Beier, C., Bentley, L. P., Borken, W. B., Collins, S. L., de Gato, G., Dukes, J. S., Escolar, C., Fay, P., Guidolotti, G., Hanson, P. J., Kahmen, A., Kroel-Dulay, G., Ladreiter-Knauss, T., Larsen, K. S., Lellei-Kovacs, E., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Maestre, F. T., Marhan, S., Marshall, M., Meir, P., Miao, Y., Muhr, J., Niklaus, P. A., Ogaya, R., Penuelas, J., Poll, C., Rustad, L. E., Savage, K., Schinlbacher, A., Schmidt, I. K., Smith, A. R., Sotta, E. D., Suseela, V., Tietema, A., van Gestel, N., van Straaten, O., Wan, S., Wenber, U. & Janssens, I. A., 6 Jun 2014, In : Biogeosciences. 11, 11, p. 2991-3013

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Contrasting response of summer soil respiration and enzyme activities to long-term warming and drought in a wet shrubland (NE Wales, UK)

    Dominguez, M., Holthof, E., Smith, A., Koller, E. & Emmett, B., Feb 2017, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 110, p. 151-155

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations

    Verheyen, K., Vanhellemont, M., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Baraloto, C., Barsoum, N., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Godbold, D., Haase, J., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Loreau, M., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Muys, B., Nolet, P., Paquette, A., Parker, J., Perring, M., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P., Smith, A. R., Weih, M. & Scherer-Lorenzen, M., 12 Aug 2015, In : AMBIO. 45, 1, p. 29-41

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Deciduous woodland exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 has species-specific impacts on anecic earthworms

    Scullion, J., Smith, A. R., Gwynn-Jones, D., Jones, D. L. & Godbold, D. L., 1 Aug 2014, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 80, p. 84-92

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Affects Ectomycorrhizal Species Abundance and Increases Sporocarp Production under Field Conditions

    Godbold, D. L., Vasutova, M., Wilkinson, A., Edwards-Jonasova, M., Bambrick, M., Smith, A., Pavelka, M. & Cudlin, P., 21 Apr 2015, In : Forests. 6, 4, p. 1256-1273

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Elevated CO2 enrichment induces a differential biomass response in a mixed species temperate forest plantation

    Godbold, D. L., Smith, A. R., Lukac, M., Hood, R., Healey, J. R. & Miglietta, F. G., 1 Apr 2013, In : New Phytologist. 198, 1, p. 156-168

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Elevated atmospheric CO2 and humidity delay leaf fall in Betula pendula, but not in Alnus glutinosa or Populus tremula x tremuloides

    Godbold, D., Tullus, A., Kupper, P., Sober, J., Ostonen, I., Godbold, J. A., Lukac, M., Ahmed, I. U. & Smith, A. R., 21 May 2014, In : Annals of Forest Science. 71, 8, p. 831-842

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Experimental evidence for drought induced alternative stable states of soil moisture.

    Robinson, D., Jones, S. B., Lebron, I., Reinsch, S., Dominguez, M., Smith, A., Jones, D., Marshall, M. & Emmett, B., 25 Jan 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 20018 .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Finishing the euchromatic sequence of the human genome

    International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium & Smith, A., 21 Oct 2004, In : Nature. 431, 7011, p. 931-945

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    From long range mapping to sequence-ready contigs on human chromosome 6

    Mungall, AJ., Humphray, SJ., Ranby, SA., Edwards, CA., Heathcott, RW., Clee, CM., Holloway, E., Peck, AI., Harrison, P., Green, LD., Butler, AP., Langford, CF., Gwilliam, R., Huckle, EJ., Baron, L., Smith, A., Leversha, MA., Ramsey, YH., Clegg, SM., Rice, CM., Maslen, GL., Hunt, SE., Scott, CA., Soderlund, CA., Theaker, AJ., Ross, MT., Deloukas, P., Bentley, DR. & Dunham, I., 1997, In : DNA SEQUENCE. 8, 3, p. 805-811

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. E-pub ahead of print

    How do hedgerows influence soil organic carbon stock in livestock-grazed pasture?

    Ford, H., Healey, J. R., Webb, B., Pagella, T. F. & Smith, A. R., 12 May 2019, In : Soil Use and Management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    How does grazing management influence the functional diversity of oak woodland ecosystems? A plant trait approach.

    Ford, H., Healey, J., Markesteijn, L. & Smith, A., 15 Apr 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 258, p. 154-161 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Increased sensitivity to climate change in disturbed ecosystems

    Kroel-Dulay, G., Ransijn, J., Schmidt, I. K., Beier, C., De Angelis, P., de Dato, G., Dukes, J. S., Emmett, B., Estiarte, M., Garadnai, J., Kongstad, J., Kovacs-Lang, E., Larsen, K. L., Liberati, D., Ogaya, R., Riis-Nielsen, T., Smith, A., Sowerby, A., Tietma, A. & Penuelas, J., 24 Mar 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, 6682

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Inter-annual variability of soil respiration in wet shrublands: do plants modulate its sensitivity to climate?

    Dominguez, M., Smith, A., Reinsch, S. & Emmett, B., Jun 2017, In : Ecosystems. 20, 4, p. 796-812

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Investigating the long-term legacy of drought and warming on the soil microbial community across five European shrubland ecosystems

    Rousk, J., Smith, A. R. & Jones, D. L., Dec 2013, In : Global Change Biology. 19, 12, p. 3872-3884

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Isotopic methods for non-destructive assessment of carbon dynamics in shrublands under long-term climate change manipulation

    Andresen, L., Dominguez, M., Reinsch, S., Smith, A., Schmidt, I. K., Ambus, P., Beier, C., Boeckx, P., Bol, R. & de Dato, G., Apr 2018, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 4, p. 866-880

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Methods for estimating root biomass and production in forest and woodland ecosystem carbon studies: A review

    Addo-Danso, S. D., Prescott, C. E. & Smith, A. R., 9 Sep 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 359, p. 332-351

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Microbial uptake and utlization of low molecular weight organic substrates in soil depend on carbon oxidation state

    Gunina, A., Smith, A., Jones, D. & Kuzyakov, Y., Mar 2017, In : Biogeochemistry. 133, 1, p. 89-100

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Polyculture affects biomass production of component species but not total standing biomass and soil carbon stocks in a temperate forest plantation

    Ahmed, I., Smith, A. & Godbold, D., Sep 2019, In : Annals of Forest Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Response of soil microbial community to afforestation with pure and mixed specie

    Gunina, A., Smith, A., Godbold, D., Jones, D. & Kuzyakov, Y., 1 Mar 2017, In : Plant and Soil. 412, 1-2, p. 357-368

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Role of substrate supply on microbial carbon use efficiency and its role in interpreting soil microbial community-level physiological profiles (CLPP)

    Jones, D. L., Hill, P., Smith, A., Farrell, M., Ge, T. & Murphy, D. V., Aug 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 123, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Shrubland primary production and soil respiration diverge along European climate gradient

    Reinsch, S., Koller, E., Sowerby, A., de Dato, G., Estiarte, M., Guidolotti, G., Kovács-Láng, E., Kröel-Dulay, G., Lellei-Kovács, E., Larsen, K. S., Liberati, D., Peñuelas, J., Ransijn, J., Robinson, D., Schmidt, I. K., Smith, A., Tietema, A., Dukes, J. S., Beier, C. & Emmett, B., Mar 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 43952.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Soil microarthropods are only weakly impacted after 13 years of repeated drought treatment in wet and dry heathland soils

    Holmstrup, M., Sorensen, J. G., Schmidt, I. K., Nielsen, P. L., Mason, S., Tietema, A., Smith, A. R., Bataillon, T., Beier, C. & Ehlers, B. K., Nov 2013, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 66, p. 110-118

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Sustained impact of drought on wet shrublands mediated by soil physical changes

    Dominguez, M. T., Sowerby, A., Smith, A. R., Robinson, D. A., Van Baarsel, S., Mills, R. T., Marshall, M. R., Koller, E., Lebron, I., Hall, J. & Emmett, B. A., 18 Dec 2014, In : Biogeochemistry. 122, 2-3, p. 151-163

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Temperature dependence of soil respiration modulated by thresholds in soil water availability across European shrubland ecosystems

    Lellei-Kovács, E., Botta-Dukat, Z., de Dato, G., Estiarte, M., Guidolotti, G., Kopittke, G. R., Kovács-Láng, E., Kröel-Dulay, G., Steeben Larsen, K., Penuelas, J., Smith, A., Sowerby, A., Tietema, A. & Scmidt, I. K., Dec 2016, In : Ecosystems. 19, 8, p. 1460-1477

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Tree species diversity interacts with elevated CO2 to induce a greater root system response

    Smith, A. R., Lukac, M., Bambrick, M., Miglietta, F. & Godbold, D. L., 1 Jan 2013, In : Global Change Biology. 19, 1, p. 217-228

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Tree species identity influences the vertical distribution of labile and recalcitrant carbon in a temperate deciduous forest soil

    Ahmed, I. U., Smith, A. R., Jones, D. L. & Godbold, D. L., 26 Jul 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 359, p. 352-360

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  33. Published

    BangorFACE: Effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on broadleaf trees

    Lukac, M., Smith, A., Brook, R. M., Turner, G., Bambrick, M., Hoosbeek, M., Miglietta, F. & Godbold, D. L., 1 Jan 2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  34. Article › Research
  35. Published

    Trees, water storage and flooding in upland agricultural landscapes: why do we need to know more?

    Ford, H., Smith, A., Pagella, T. & Healey, J., 1 Apr 2016, Forestry & Timber News, April 2016, p. 27-28.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  36. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  37. Published

    Science to Policy: Impacts of trees on farm ecosystem services

    Wiik, E., Toberman, H., Ford, H., Webb, B., Healey, J., Pagella, T., Marley, C. & Smith, A., 19 Mar 2019, Ser Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment. 8 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  38. Review article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  39. Published

    Genome sequence of the nematode C-elegans: A platform for investigating biology

    C. elegans sequencing consortium & Smith, A., 11 Dec 1998, In : Science. 282, 5396, p. 2012-2018

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  40. Published

    How the worm was won - the C-elegans genome sequencing project

    C. elegans sequencing consortium & Smith, A., Feb 1999, In : Trends in Genetics. 15, 2, p. 51-58

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  41. Published

    Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome

    International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium & Smith, A., 15 Feb 2001, In : Nature. 409, 6822, p. 860-921

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article