Dr Jennifer Mara Rhymes

Dr Jennifer Mara Rhymes

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Ecologist

Roles on external bodies

Policy Officer for the British Ecological Society Plants-Soils-Ecosystems Special Interest Group

Research interests

My research interests primarily focus on the ecological impacts of climate change and other threats on soils.

My role here at Plymouth is to investigate the soil functions of an artificial soil made from waste stream materials and to determine their resilience to climate change.

RHYMES, J., WALLACE, H., TANG, S., JONES, T., FENNER, N. & JONES, L. 2018. Substantial uptake of atmospheric and groundwater nitrogen by dune slacks under different water table regimes. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 1-8.

RHYMES, J., JONES, L., WALLACE, H., JONES, T., DUNN, C. &FENNER, N. 2016. Small changes in water levels and groundwater nutrients alternitrogen and carbon processing in dune slack soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 99, 28-35.

CROTTY, F., FYCHAN, R., SANDERSON, R., RHYMES, J., BOURDIN, F.,SCULLION, J. & MARLEY, C. 2016. Understanding the legacy effect of previousforage crop and tillage management on soil biology, after conversion to anarable crop rotation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry,103, 241-252.

RHYMES, J., JONES, L., LAPWORTH, D., WHITE, D., FENNER, N., MCDONALD, J. & PERKINS, T. 2015. Using chemical, microbial and fluorescence techniques to understand contaminant sources and pathways to wetlands in a conservation site. Science of the Total Environment, 511, 703-710.

RHYMES, J., WALLACE, H., FENNER, N. & JONES, L. 2014. Evidence for sensitivity of dune wetlands to groundwater nutrients. Science of the Total Environment, 490, 106-113.