Associate Professor Ian McDonald
Associate Professor (Biological Sciences)
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Uni of Ulster, PhD Liverpool
My interests include: Microbiology, Molecular biology and Biochemistry of atmospheric trace gas degrading bacteria. Microbial ecology of methane, methyl halide and carbon monoxide utilising bacteria.
- Houghton, Karen (in progress). Methane-munching microbes: Investigating a new biochemical pathway for methane oxidation in thermophilic bacteria.
- Payyakkal Viswam, Jayadev (2016). The role of the gut microbiome of the huhu grub in lignocellulose breakdown.
- Archer, Stephen (2015). Geochemical, spatial, and temporal drivers of microbial community heterogeneity in the Meltwater Ponds of Antarctica.
- Lee, Chien-Yu (Kevin) (2015). The first insights into the phylogeny, genomics, and ecology of the novel bacterial Phylum Armatimonadetes.
- Xavier, Ron (2014). Survival and recovery of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during starvation at sub-optimal temperatures.
- Dean, Fiona (2016). Effects of copper sprays on microbial communities in kiwifruit orchard soils.
- Jahan, Rowshan (2013). Diversity of Methylobacterium species associated with New Zealand native plants.
- O'Callahan, Diahanna (2012). Isolation and characterisation of bacterial secondary metabolites as potential wood preservatives.
- Vickers, Chelsea (2012). Investigating the physiological and metabolic requirements of the Tramway Ridge microbial community, Mt Erebus, Antarctica.
- Archer, Stephen (2011). Characterization of the bacterioplankton communities in the melt-water ponds of Bratina Island, Victoria Land, Antarctica.
- Ritcher, Ingrid (2011). Influences of soil properties on archaeal diversity and distribution in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
- Lee, Chien-Yu (Kevin) (2010). The physiological and ecological characterisation of the first cultivated species of the candidate division OP10.
- Addison, Sarah (2008). 15N Stable isotope probing of pulp and paper waste waters.
- Dixon, Lorraine (2006). Bacterial quality of traditional and contemporary Māori foods from stream environments.
Lee, C. K., McDonald, I. R., Pointing, S. B., & Cary, S. C. (2016). Processes that shape and maintain the microbial biogeography of Antarctica. In XXXIV SCAR Conference: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research: Biennial Meetings & Open Science Conference 2016. Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Belnap, J., Lee, C. K., McDonald, I. R., Okin, G., & Cary, S. C. (2016). Can rocks really fly? Observations from Antarctica’s Dry Valleys and a wind tunnel and implications for wind erosion. In XXXIV SCAR Conference: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research: Biennial Meetings & Open Science Conference 2016. Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wakerley, G., Lee, C. K., Cary, S. C., & McDonald, I. R. (2016). Human impact on the McMurdo Dry Valley soils of Antarctica: extending the limits of forensic DNA detection. In XXXIV SCAR Conference: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research: Biennial Meetings & Open Science Conference 2016. Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Archer, S. D. J., McDonald, I. R., Herbold, C. W., Lee, C. K., Niederberger, T. S., & Cary, S. C. (2016). Temporal, regional and geochemical drivers of microbial community variation in the melt ponds of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 39(2), 267-282. doi:10.1007/s00300-015-1780-2
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