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.
Bottos, E., Lee, C., Stegen, J., McDonald, I., & Cary, S. C. (2019). Ecological controls on bacterial community structure in Antarctic Dry Valley soils. In 8th International Conference on Polar & Alpine Microbiology. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Lee, C. K., Laughlin, D. C., Bottos, E. M., Caruso, T., Joy, K., Barrett, J. E., . . . Cary, S. C. (2019). Biotic interactions are an unexpected yet critical control on the complexity of an abiotically driven polar ecosystem.. Communications Biology, 2, 62. doi:10.1038/s42003-018-0274-5 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12558
Collins, G. E., Hogg, I. D., Convey, P., Barnes, A. D., & McDonald, I. R. (2019). Spatial and temporal scales matter when assessing the species and genetic diversity of springtails (Collembola) in Antarctica. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 18 pages. doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00076
Wakerley, G., Lee, C. K., McDonald, I., & Cary, S. C. (2018). New forensic methods to quantify unseen human impact on terrestrial Antarctica. In POLAR 2018 SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference. Conference held in Davos, Switzerland.
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