Dr Phillip Davey

Departmental Technician
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Phillip Davey
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2002- Departmental Technician 1999 2002 Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Illinois) 1992 1999 Ph.D. (Part time) (University of Essex) 1992 1999 Research Assistant (University of Essex) 1991 1992 M.Sc. (University of Essex) 1988 1991 B.Sc. hons (University of Plymouth) AINSWORTH, E. A., DAVEY, P. A., BERNACCHI, C. J., DERMODY, O. C., HEATON, E. A., MOORE, D. J., MORGAN, P. B., NAIDU, S. L., RA, H. S. Y., ZHU, X. G., CURTIS, P. S. & LONG, S. P. 2002a. A meta-analysis of elevated CO2 effects on soybean (Glycine max) physiology, growth and yield. Global Change Biology, 8, 695-709. AINSWORTH, E. A., DAVEY, P. A., HYMUS, G. J., DRAKE, B. G. & LONG, S. P. 2002b. Long-term response of photosynthesis to elevated carbon dioxide in a Florida scrub-oak ecosystem. Ecological Applications, 12, 1267-1275. AINSWORTH, E. A., DAVEY, P. A., HYMUS, G. J., OSBORNE, C. P., ROGERS, A., BLUM, H., NOSBERGER, J. & LONG, S. P. 2003. Is stimulation of leaf photosynthesis by elevated carbon dioxide concentration maintained in the long term? A test with Lolium perenne grown for 10 years at two nitrogen fertilization levels under Free Air CO(2) Enrichment (FACE). Plant Cell and Environment, 26, 705-714. BERNACCHI, C. J., CALFAPIETRA, C., DAVEY, P. A., WITTIG, V. E., SCARASCIA-MUGNOZZA, G. E., RAINES, C. A. & LONG, S. P. 2003. Photosynthesis and stomatal conductance responses of poplars to free-air CO2 enrichment (PopFACE) during the first growth cycle and immediately following coppice. New Phytologist, 159, 609-621. BRADING, P., WARNER, M. E., DAVEY, P., SMITH, D. J., ACHTERBERG, E. P. & SUGGETT, D. J. 2011. Differential effects of ocean acidification on growth and photosynthesis among phylotypes of Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae). Limnology and Oceanography, 56, 927-938. BRADING, P., WARNER, M. E., DAVEY, P., SMITH, D. J., ACHTERBERG, E. P. & SUGGETT, D. J. 2012. Differential effects of ocean acidification on growth and photosynthesis among phylotypes of Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) (vol 56, pg 927, 2011). Limnology and Oceanography, 57, 1255-1255. Davey, P.A,, Hunt, S., Hymus, G.J., DeLucia, E.H., Drake, B.G., Karnosky, D.F., Long, S.P. 2004. Respiratory Oxygen Uptake Is Not Decreased by an Instantaneous Elevation of [CO2], but Is Increased with Long-Term Growth in the Field at Elevated [CO2]. Plant Physiology 134:520-527. DAVEY, P. A., OLCER, H., ZAKHLENIUK, O., BERNACCHI, C. J., CALFAPIETRA, C., LONG, S. P. & RAINES, C. A. 2006. Can fast-growing plantation trees escape biochemical down-regulation of photosynthesis when grown throughout their complete production cycle in the open air under elevated carbon dioxide? Plant Cell and Environment, 29, 1235-1244. DAVEY, P. A., PARSONS, A. J., ATKINSON, L., WADGE, K. & LONG, S. P. 1999. Does photosynthetic acclimation to elevated CO2 increase photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency? A study of three native UK grassland species in open-top chambers. Functional Ecology, 13, 21-28. GIELEN, B., CALFAPIETRA, C., LUKAC, M., WITTIG, V. E., DE ANGELIS, P., JANSSENS, I. A., MOSCATELLI, M. C., GREGO, S., COTRUFO, M. F., GODBOLD, D. L., HOOSBEEK, M. R., LONG, S. P., MIGLIETTA, F., POLLE, A., BERNACCHI, C. J., DAVEY, P. A., CEULEMANS, R. & SCARASCIA-MUGNOZZA, G. E. 2005. Net carbon storage in a poplar plantation (POPFACE) after three years of free-air CO2 enrichment. Tree Physiology, 25, 1399-1408. Gorecka, M., Alvarez-Fernandez, R., Slattery, K., McAusland, L., Davey, P., Karpinski, S., Lawson, T., Mullineaux, P.M., 2014. Abscisic acid signalling determines susceptibility of bundle sheath cells to photoinhibition in high light-exposed Arabidopsis leaves. Phil Trans 369. LAWSON, T., DAVEY, P. A., YATES, S. A., BECHTOLD, U., BAESHEN, M., BAESHEN, N., MUTWAKIL, M. Z., SABIR, J., BAKER, N. R. & MULLINEAUX, P. M. 2014. C-3 photosynthesis in the desert plant Rhazya stricta is fully functional at high temperatures and light intensities. New Phytologist, 201, 862-873. MASON, C. F., UNDERWOOD, G. J. C., BAKER, N. R., DAVEY, P. A., DAVIDSON, I., HANLON, G., LONG, S. P., OXBOROUGH, K., PATERSON, D. M. & WATSON, A. 2003. The role of herbicides in the erosion of salt marshes in eastern England. Environmental Pollution, 122, 41-49. MCAUSLAND, L., DAVEY, P. A., KANWAL, N., BAKER, N. R. & LAWSON, T. 2013. A novel system for spatial and temporal imaging of intrinsic plant water use efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 4993-5007. MCKEW, B. A., DAVEY, P., FINCH, S. J., HOPKINS, J., LEFEBVRE, S. C., METODIEV, M. V., OXBOROUGH, K., RAINES, C. A., LAWSON, T. & GEIDER, R. J. 2013. The trade-off between the light-harvesting and photoprotective functions of fucoxanthin-chlorophyll proteins dominates light acclimation in Emiliania huxleyi (clone CCMP 1516). New Phytologist, 200, 74-85. Ort. D.R., Ainsworth, E.A., Aldea, M., Allen, D.J., Bernacchi ,C.J., Berenbaum, M.R., Bollero G.A., GCornic, G., Davey, P.A., Dermody, O., Dohleman, F.G., Hamilton, J.G., Heaton, E.A., Leakey, A.D.B., Mahoney, J., Mies, T.A., Morgan, P.B., Nelson, R.L., ONeil, B., Rogers, A., Zangerl AR, Zhu X G., DeLucia E.H., Long S.P. (2006) SoyFACE: the Effects and Interactions of Elevated [CO2] and [O3] on Soybean. Managed Ecosystems and CO2. 187:71-86. PIMENTEL, C., DAVEY, P. A., JUVIK, J. A. & LONG, S. P. 2005. Gene loci in maize influencing susceptibility to chilling dependent photoinhibition of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Research, 85, 319-326. ROGERS, A., ALLEN, D. J., DAVEY, P. A., MORGAN, P. B., AINSWORTH, E. A., BERNACCHI, C. J., CORNIC, G., DERMODY, O., DOHLEMAN, F. G., HEATON, E. A., MAHONEY, J., ZHU, X. G., DELUCIA, E. H., ORT, D. R. & LONG, S. P. 2004. Leaf photosynthesis and carbohydrate dynamics of soybeans grown throughout their life-cycle under Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment. Plant Cell and Environment, 27, 449-458. STIRLING, C. M., DAVEY, P. A., WILLIAMS, T. G. & LONG, S. P. 1997. Acclimation of photosynthesis to elevated CO2 and temperature in five British native species of contrasting functional type. Global Change Biology, 3, 237-246. SUGGETT, D. J., WARNER, M. E., SMITH, D. J., DAVEY, P., HENNIGE, S. & BAKER, N. R. 2008. Photosynthesis and production of hydrogen peroxide by Symbiodinium (Pyrrhophyta) phylotypes with different thermal tolerances. Journal of Phycology, 44, 948-956.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Plant & Algal Physiology


Membrane inlet mass spectrometry

Photosynthetic gas exchange



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