Professor Alistair Jump

Dean of Natural Sciences

NS Management and Support University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Alistair Jump

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About me

About me

PhD - University of Sheffield (2003) BSc - University of Sheffield (1998)

I am a global change ecologist with a strong focus on understanding and predicting the impacts of climate change on plant populations. I also work understanding the implications of such changes on humans - eg through impacts on resources and risk. I am a member and past leader of the cross-university Extremes in Science and Society University of Stirling Research Programme.

Research (13)

My work incorporates tools from remote sensing through to molecular genetics and covers a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, such as the following areas:

  • Determinants of species distributions
  • Identifying, predicting and monitoring impacts of environmental change on ecosystem structure and function
  • Geographic patterns in plant ecology and population genetics
  • Maintenance and loss of genetic diversity in natural plant populations.  - Evolutionary responses to environmental change
  • Integration of population genetics with ecology and palaeobotany

I work from lowland tropical systems to alpine regions and across all plant types.

Projects

ForeSight: Predicting and monitoring drought-linked forest growth decline across Europe
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Integrating demographic modelling and ethnoecological practices to support sustainable management of non-timber forest products in Nepal
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Royal Society

Water and Fire: Understanding and reducing risk with 15 “Best Bets” for enhancing capacity for transformative adaptation with vulnerable township residents on the Cape Flats in Cape Town, South Africa.
PI: Professor Derek McGhee
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Assessing individual and local scale forest vulnerability to mortality from the 2019 extreme drought in Central Europe
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

The persistence of relict populations under climate change
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Nature 2000 and forests - assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: European Forest Institute

Assessing ecosystem recovery after extreme drought-related dieback events
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: The Leverhulme Trust

European Beech Forests for the Future: Ecological, Economical, and policy analysis of beech forest conservation under the Natura 2000 Network
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Can altitudinal data predict latitudinal responses of plants to climate change?
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Is Restored Saltmarsh Sustainable in a rapidly changing environment?
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

RSE International Exchange Programme IEP Taiwan - Incoming Prof Chaur-Tzuhn Chen
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Impacts of climate change on the genetic diversity of Taiwanese alpine plants
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Royal Society

Royal Society International Travel Grant
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Royal Society

Outputs (135)

Outputs

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Article

Martinez del Castillo E, Zang CS, Buras A, Hacket-Pain A, Esper J, Serrano-Notivoli R, Hartl C, Weigel R, Klesse S, Resco de Dios V, Scharnweber T, Dorado-Liñán I, van der Maaten-Theunissen M, Jump A & Cavin L (2022) Climate-change-driven growth decline of European beech forests. Communications Biology, 5 (1), Art. No.: 163. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03107-3

Article

Dorado-Liñán I, Ayarzagüena B, Babst F, Xu G, Gil L, Battipaglia G, Buras A, Čada V, Camarero JJ, Cavin L, Claessens H, Drobyshev I, Garamszegi B, Grabner M & Jump AS (2022) Jet stream position explains regional anomalies in European beech forest productivity and tree growth. Nature Communications, 13 (1), Art. No.: 2015. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29615-8

Article

Lembrechts JJ, van den Hoogen J, Aalto J, Ashcroft MB, De Frenne P, Kemppinen J, Kopecký M, Luoto M, Maclean IMD, Crowther TW, Bailey JJ, Haesen S, Klinges DH, Niittynen P & Jump AS (2022) Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology, 28 (9), pp. 3110-3144. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16060

Article

West E, Morley PJ, Jump AS & Donoghue DNM (2022) Satellite data track spatial and temporal declines in European beech forest canopy characteristics associated with intense drought events in the Rhön Biosphere Reserve, Central Germany. Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/plb.13391

Article

Fouédjeu L, Saulnier M, Lejay M, Dušátko M, Labbas V, Jump AS, Burri S, Buscaino S & Py-Saragaglia V (2021) High resolution reconstruction of modern charcoal production kilns: an integrated approach combining dendrochronology, micromorphology and anthracology in the French Pyrenees. Quaternary International, 593-594, pp. 306-319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.11.033

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Lembrechts JJ, Aalto J, Ashcroft MB, De Frenne P, Kopecký M, Lenoir J, Luoto M, Maclean IMD, Roupsard O, Fuentes‐Lillo E, García RA, Pellissier L, Pitteloud C, Alatalo JM & Jump AS (2020) SoilTemp: a global database of near-surface temperature. Global Change Biology, 26 (11), pp. 6616-6629. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15123

Letter

Zang CS, Buras A, Esquivel-Muelbert A, Jump AS, Rigling A & Rammig A (2020) Standardized drought indices in ecological research: why one size does not fit all. Refers to: Slette, IJ, Post, AK, Awad, M, et al. How ecologists define drought, and why we should do better. Glob Change Biol. 2019; 25: 3193– 3200. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14747. Global Change Biology, 26 (2), pp. 322-324. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14809

Book Chapter

Marchetti M, Bastrup-Birk A, Parviainen J, Santopuoli G, Vizzarri M, Jump A & Sotirov M (2017) The state of biodiversity in Europe's forest systems. In: Sotirov M (ed.) Natura 2000 and Forests: Assessing the State of Implementation and Effectiveness. What Science Can Tell Us, 7. Joensuu, Finland: European Forest Institute, pp. 17-38. http://www.efi.int/files/attachments/publications/wsctu7_2017.pdf

Book Chapter

Greenwood S, Jump A, Sotirov M, Marchetti M, Mikusinski G, Bastrup-Birk A, Brotons L, Hermoso V & Parviainen J (2017) Effectiveness of Natura 2000 in forests in EU-28. In: Sotirov M (ed.) Natura 2000 and Forests: Assessing the State of Implementation and Effectiveness. What Science Can Tell Us, 7. Joensuu, Finland: European Forest Institute, pp. 81-100. http://www.efi.int/files/attachments/publications/wsctu7_2017.pdf

Book Chapter

Sotirov M, Weiss G, Marchetti M, Garcia S, Ecochard L, Hily E, Greenwood S & Jump A (2017) Policy Conclusions and Recommendations. In: Sotirov M (ed.) Natura 2000 and Forests: Assessing the State of Implementation and Effectiveness. What Science Can Tell Us, 7. Joensuu, Finland: European Forest Institute, pp. 135-143. http://www.efi.int/files/attachments/publications/wsctu7_2017.pdf

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Ruiz-Benito P, Ratcliffe S, Zavala MA, Martínez‐Vilalta J, Vilà-Cabrera A, Lloret F, Madrigal‐González J, Wirth C, Greenwood S, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Kattge J, Dahlgren J & Jump AS (2017) Climate- and successional-related changes in functional composition of European forests are strongly driven by tree mortality. Global Change Biology, 23 (10), pp. 4162-4176. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13728

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Ruiz-Benito P, Ratcliffe S, Jump AS, Gómez-Aparicio L, Madrigal-González J, Wirth C, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Dahlgren J, Kattge J & Zavala MA (2017) Functional diversity underlies demographic responses to environmental variation in European forests: Tree diversity and demography in European forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26 (2), pp. 128-141. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12515

Article

Hacket-Pain AJ, Cavin L, Friend AD & Jump A (2016) Consistent limitation of growth by high temperature and low precipitation from range core to southern edge of European beech indicates widespread vulnerability to changing climate. European Journal of Forest Research, 135 (5), pp. 897-909. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-016-0982-7

Article

Matias L, Gonzalez Diaz P & Jump A (2014) Larger investment in roots in southern range-edge populations of Scots pine is associated with increased growth and seedling resistance to extreme drought in response to simulated climate change. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 105, pp. 32-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2014.04.003

Article

Rouger R & Jump A (2014) A seascape genetic analysis reveals strong biogeographical structuring driven by contrasting processes in the polyploid saltmarsh species Puccinellia maritima and Triglochin maritima. Molecular Ecology, 23 (13), pp. 3158-3170. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12802

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Greenwood S, Chen T, Chen J & Jump A (2012) Causes and consequences of rapid shifts in species distributions above the closed forest zone in the Central Mountain Range, Taiwan. Vulnerable Isalnds in the Sky: Science and Management of Tropical Island Alpine and Sub-Alpine Ecosystems - Tropical Mountain Conference 2012, Hilo, HI, USA, 04.08.2012-08.08.2012.

Article

Matias L & Jump A (2012) Interactions between growth, demography and biotic interactions in determining species range limits in a warming world: the case of Pinus sylvestris. Forest Ecology and Management, 282, pp. 10-22. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112712003921; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.06.053

Research Report

Llebot JE, Tabara JD, Llasat C & Jump A (2012) Second Report on Climate Change in Catalonia. Llebot J (Editor) Government of Catalonia. Generalitat de Catalunya. http://www.creaf.uab.cat/global-ecology/Pdfs_UEG/2012%20Climate%20Change.pdf

Book Chapter

Penuelas J, Estiarte M, Prieto P, Sardans J, Jump A, Moreno JM, Torres I, Cespedes B, Pla E, Sabate S & Gracia CA (2010) Projected Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity in Mediterranean Ecosystems. In: Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klotz S, Kotarac M & Kuhn I (eds.) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Sofia: Pensoft, pp. 76-77. http://www.pensoft.net/book/12/atlas-of-biodiversity-risk

Book Chapter

Penuelas J, Filella I, Estiarte M, Ogaya R, Llusia J, Sardans J, Jump A, Yuste JC, Carnicer J, Rutishauser T, Rico L, Keenan TF, Garbulsky M, Coll M, Diaz de Quijano M, Seco R, Rivas-Ubach A, Lencart e Silva JD, Boada M, Stefanescu C, Lloret F & Terradas J (2010) Impactes, vulnerabilitat i retroalimentacions climàtiques als ecosistemes terrestres catalans. In: Llebot J (ed.) Segon informe sobre el canvi climàtic a Catalunya. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans i Generalitat de Catalunya, pp. 373-407. http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-segon-informe-sobre-el-canvi-climatic-a-catalunya/9788439386155/1835308#

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Jump A (2010) Impacts of increasing drought on temperate forests: what we've seen so far and what may be yet to come. International Workshop on Adaptation of Perennial Plants to Episodic Drought: Impact on Ecosystems, Gottingen, Germany, 06.10.2010-08.10.2010. http://www.kliff-niedersachsen.de.vweb5-test.gwdg.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Programm-Workshop-6-8.10.101.pdf

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I teach across a variety of areas centering on themes in plant ecology, resource use, habitat management and restoration.

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