Associate Professor Graham Jones
BTech (Industrial Chemistry, Bradford University)
MSc (Oceanography, University of North Wales)
PhD (Marine Chemistry, James Cook University)
Position: Director of Green Plant Consultancies Pty Ltd
My academic career at university spans over 23 years starting at James Cook University as the Foundation Lecturer in Marine Chemistry in 1988. During my research career I have supervised 67 undergraduate and postgraduate research students and produced over 100 publications, conference papers and reports in human impact and climate change science. I am a member of several national and international committees and a journal reviewer of many leading international journals, and regularly review grant applications from ARC Discovery, NSF (US), NERC (UK) and the Dutch Polar Research Committee. Citations of 38 published journal articles, many of which are in A and A* listed journals, is 696 and I have an H-Index of 14.
Associate Professor Graham Jones carries out research on natural sulphur aerosol substances produced by microalgae present in corals, ocean phytoplankton and sea ice algae. These sulphur produced substances have an important effect on global and regional climate since they are oxidised in the atmosphere to produce cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), which significantly affect incoming solar radiation and cloud droplet concentration, and are linked to the carbon cycle and global climate. Research carried out over the last 16 years has shown that the Southern Ocean, Antarctic Sea Ice Zone and coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef produce huge amounts of these sulphur aerosols. Present work is concentrating on measuring the production of these substances from Acropora coral at Heron Island with PhD students Elizabeth Deschaseaux and Hilton Swan, and involves collaboration with researchers from QUT and AIMS. We have three aims in this research: (1) To characterise the production of these sulphur substances from Acropora coral, a dominant coral in the Indo-Pacific region. (2) To physically and chemically characterise the aerosols produced from reefs to try and assess their importance to cumulous cloud development and CCN in the marine boundary layer. (3) To assess the effect of SST and UV light stress on the production of these sulphur substances from coral zooxanthellae in an effort to assess their biological role in coral.
- Environmental Science/Climate Change Panel Member of Australia-India Strategic Science Research Fund (2006-)
- Academy of Sciences National Committee for Antarctic Research (2004-2010)
- Member of the Australian International Polar Year (IPY) Committee (2007-2009)
- Editorial Board Member Journal of Atmosphere & Ocean System (2004- 2006)
- Editorial Board Member Open Oceanography Journal (2007- )
- Editorial Board Member of Open Oceaongraphy Reviews (2007-)
- $4 million dollars over last 10 years mostly from Australian Antarctic Advisory Committee (1991-2007)
- $2 million dollars from mining and tourism agencies, port authorities, city councils, state and federal government agencies, and industry
Recent Consultancy Projects
Australia-China Environmental Development Partnership (ACEDP)-AusAID Forestry Project.
Title: Reafforestation and Carbon Sequestration in Qinghai Province, northern China.
Australian Team Leader of Multidisciplinary Project with the State Forestry Administration (SFA), Beijing and Quinghai Forestry Department (QFD), Xining.
Budget: $1 million dollars ($655,000 cash + in kind) from ACEDP-AusAID..Timeline: 2010-2012
Google Scholar Citations
Total Citations 698, 38 publications, H-Index = 14 on 14th December 2011.
Chapters in Books
107. Jones, G.B., Reichelt-Brushett, A. J., Muslim, A., and Mercurio, P. (2001). Chemical Contaminants in Cleveland Bay: Water Quality and Ecotoxicological Issues. Chapter 6 in Book: Cleveland Bay Status Report. ISBN 0-9580952-0-5. Hard Copy Version. Published by BHP Billeton.
106. Jones, G.B., Curran, M.A.J. and Broadbent. A.D. (1994). Dimethylsulphide in the South Pacific. In: Recent Advances in Marine Science and Technology '94. Edit: O. Bellwood, H.Choat and N. Saxena. 6th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology. 6th July 1994. Pub: Pacon International and James Cook University of North Queensland. pp 183-190. (ISBN 0 9634343 1 4 PACON International)
105. Jones, G.B.(1993). Chapter 4, Water Quality: Compliance Assessment. Chapter In: "The John Brewer Reef Floating Hotel: A Case Study in Marine Environmental Monitoring". Edits: V. Harriott and P. Saenger. pp 21-28, Published proceedings of a GBRMPA workshop reviewing the Floating Hotel at John Brewer Reef. Townsville. November 1989. (ISBN 0 642 17429 6).
104. Jones, G.B. (1992. The effect of Trichodesmium blooms on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. In: Marine Pelagic Cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium and other Diazotrophs. Book Edit: E.J.Carpenter, D.G. Capone and J.G. Rueter. NATO Advanced Study Institute Series. pp 273-287. (ISBN 0-7923-1614-2).
103. Jones, G.B. (1987). Nutrient input in Cleveland Bay. Chapter In: GBRMPA Workshop Series No 10. Nutrients in the Great Barrier Reef Region. Edit: C.Baldwin. 153-157.(ISBN 0156-5842).
Refereed Journal Articles , Conference Presentations & Reports
102. Fischer, E., and Jones, G.B. (2012). Atmospheric Dimethylsulphide Production from Corals in the Great Barrier Reef and Links to Solar Radiation and Coral Bleaching. In Special Issue of Biogeochemistry (in review). Invited Lecture at 5th International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Chemistry of DMS (P) and related Compounds. Goa, India, October 2010.
101. Jones, G.B., Harvey, M., King, S., Schneider, A., Wright, S., Fortescue, D., McGregor, J. (2012). Dissolved dimethylsulphide and its relationship with dimethylsulphoniopropionate production during the SOLAS-SAGE iron enrichment experiment in subantarctic waters southeast of New Zealand. Marine Chemistry (in preparation).
100. Murphy, T., Jones, G.B., Vanclay, J. and Glencross, K. (2012). Preliminary carbon sequestration modelling for Macadamia tetraphylla var.344 plantations. Journal Agroforestry Systems (in review).
99. Akhurst, D.J., Jones, G.B., Clark, M., Reichelt-Brushett, A. (2012). Effects of short-term fish biomanipulation on phytoplankton and zooplankton community structure in a eutrophic subtropical freshwater reservoir. Freshwater Biology (in review).
98. Akhurst, D.J., Jones, G.B., Clark, M., Reichelt-Brushett, A. (2012). Short-term fish biomanipulations in a eutrophic subtropical freshwater reservoir: an experimental assessment using enclosures. Lake & Reservoir Management ( in review).
97. Jones, G. (2011). Forestry and it's role in mitigating Climate Change. Invited Lecture. International Conference on Climate Change & Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 12-13th July, Xining.
96. Zhang Zhitao, Graham Jones, Jiang Li, Zhang Li, Li Yande, Li Dong, Leu Deeming, Wang Enguang, Yi Lvbei (2011). Draft Carbon Sequestration and Community Compensation Plan. ACEDP Activity No. P 0036, 19th August, 2011, 47 pages.
95. Li Dong, Graham Jones, Li Yande, Leu Deeming, Wang Enguang, Yi Lvbei (2011). An Estimation of the Carbon Pools and the Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Hudan and Gangou Catchments in Qinghai Province, northern China. Final Technical Report for Australia-China Environment Development Partnership (ACEDP-AusAID) Program. July 2011, 47 pages.
94. Akhurst, D.J., Clark, M.W., Reichelt-Brushett, A., Jones, G.B. (2011). Elemental speciation and distribution in the bottom sediments of a eutrophied subtropical freshwater reservoir using post extraction normailisation. Limnology & Oceanography (in review).
93. Akhurst, D.J., Clark, M.W., Reichelt-Brushett, A., Jones, G.B. (2011). Grain size normalisation: A case for post extraction normalisation and inclusion of selective extraction procedures. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods. May 2011, pp 215-231.
92. Harvey, M.J. et al., (2011). The SOLAS Air-Sea Gas Exchange Experiment (SAGE) 2004. In Special Issue of Deep Sea Research II. Topical Studies in Oceanography,58, 753-763.
91. Jones, G.B., Fortescue, D., King, S., Williams, G. and Wright, S. (2010). Dimethylsulphide and dimethylsulphoniopropionate in the south-west Indian Ocean sector of East Antarctica from 30o to 80o E during BROKE-WEST. Deep-Sea Research 11, Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57, 863-876.
90. Jones, G.B. (2009). Can Coral Reefs Produce Cloud Seeding Substances that affect Climate? Presented at Criobe Marine Station, Island of Moorea, French Polynesia, 30th November 2009.
89. Jones, G.B. (2008). Carbon sinks and sources in the Macadamia Industry of northern NSW. Invited Lecture, Brainstorming Workshop, Beijing, December 2008, Organised by Australia-China Environment Development Program.
88. Jones, G.B. (2008). Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change in the Northern Rivers and northern NSW Region. 2nd Regional Forum on Climate Change & Coastal Communities, 3-4th July 2008, Editor-G. Jones, Abstracts & Workshop Findings, Published by Centre forRegional Climate Change Studies, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
87. Jones, G.B., Curran, M.A.J., Broadbent, A., King, S. Fischer, E. and Jones, R. (2007). Factors affecting the cycling of dimethylsulphide and dimethylsulphoniopropionate in coral reef waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Chemistry (accepted).
86. Jones, G.B. and Gabric, A. (2006). Sulphur aerosols from melting sea ice may influence Antarctic climate. Australian Antarctic Magazine 10, 28-29.
85. Broadbent, A. and Jones, G.B. (2006). Seasonal and diurnal cycles of dimethylsulphide, dimethylsulphoniopropionate and dimethylsulphoxide at One Tree Reef lagoon. Environmental Chemistry 3, 260-267, doi:10,1071/EN06011.
84. Jones, G., Joshi, G., Clark, M., McConchie, D.(2006) Carbon capture and the aluminium industry: Preliminary Studies. Environmental Chemistry 3, 297-303, doi:10,1071/EN06018.
83. Akhurst, D.J., Jones, G.B., McConchie, D. and Clark, M. (2006). Phosphate removal from aqueous solutions using neutralised bauxite refinery residues (Bauxsol). Environmental Chemistry 3, 65-74. doi:10,1071/EN05038.
82. Trevena, A.J. and Jones, G.B. (2006). Dimethylsulphide and dimethylsulphoniopropionate in Antarctic sea ice and their release during sea ice melting. Marine Chemistry 98, 210-222, doi:1016/j.marchem.2005.09.005.
81. Gabric, A.J., Shephard, J.M., Knight, J.M., Jones, G.B. and Trevena, A.J. (2005). Correlations between the satellite-derived seasonal cycles of phytoplankton biomass and aerosol optical depth in the Southern Ocean: Evidence for the influence of sea ice. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19, 1-10, GB4018,doi:10.1029/2005GB002546.
Updated: 02 October 2012