Professor Ian McDonald
Team Leader - Biomedical, Molecular & Cellular Biology
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.
- Collins, Gemma (2019). The diversity and population genetic structure of Collembola (springtails) in Namib and Antarctic desert environments.
- Houghton, Karen (2018). Thermophilic Methanotrophy in the Taupo Volcanic Zone.
- 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.
- Colville, Elizabeth (in progress).
- Sanders, Shaun (2019). Microbial community structure and dynamics in wasterwater treatment over a year.
- 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.
Bottos, E. M., Laughlin, D. C., Herbold, C. W., Lee, C. K., McDonald, I. R., & Cary, S. C. (2020). Abiotic factors influence patterns of bacterial diversity and community composition in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. FEMS microbiology ecology, 96(5). doi:10.1093/femsec/fiaa042
Cary, S. C., Herbold, C., Stott, M., Lee, C., & McDonald, I. (2019). Some like it hot: genomes from an isolated Antarctic geothermal refugium. In New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference 2019: Our Future In Focus. Conference held in Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Monteiro, M., Lee, C., Hawes, I., McDonald, I., & Cary, S. C. (2019). Functional resilience of Antarctic microbiomes to climate-induced changes. In New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference 2019: Our Future In Focus. Conference held in Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Houghton, K. M., Carere, C. R., Stott, M. B., & McDonald, I. R. (2019). Thermophilic methanotrophs: In hot pursuit. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95(9), 14 pages. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz125
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