Professor Ian McDonald
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.
Viswam, J. P., Lee, C. K., Morgan, H. W., & McDonald, I. R. (2018). Laboratory rearing of huhu, Prionoplus reticularis (Cerambycidae): insights into the gut microbiome. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 12 pages. doi:10.1080/03014223.2018.1461117
Ward, L., Taylor, M. W., Power, J. F., Scott, B. J., McDonald, I. R., & Stott, M. B. (2017). Microbial community dynamics in Inferno Crater Lake, a thermally fluctuating geothermal spring. The ISME Journal, 11(5), 1158-1167. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.193
Monteiro, M., Lee, C. K., McDonald, I. R., & Cary, S. C. (2017). Functional resilience of Antarctic microbiome to climate-induced changes. Poster session presented at the meeting of XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium. Conference held in Leuven, Belgium.
Peach, H., McDonald, I. R., Power, J. F., Lee, K. C., Stott, M. B., & Carere, C. R. (2017). The ecology and persistence of thermophilic soil microorganisms through trace-gas oxidation in Tongariro National Park and White Island. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZMS Annual Conference 2017: Our well-being & our microbes. Conference held at AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.
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