Papers – Initiative introductions

Bissett, A., Fitzgerald, A., Meintjes, T., Mele, P., Reith, F., & Dennis, P. et al. (2016). Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. Gigascience5(1)

Papers and Proceedings – Consortium’s research activities

Brown, M. V., Van De Kamp, J., Ostrowski, M., Seymour, J. R., Ingleton, T., Messer, L. F., & Nelson, T. M. et al. (2018). Systematic, continental scale temporal monitoring of marine pelagic microbiota by the Australian Marine Microbial Biodiversity Initiative. Scientific data5, 180130.  

Liddicoat, C., Bi, P., Waycott, M., Glover, J., Breed, M., & Weinstein, P. (2018). Ambient soil cation exchange capacity inversely associates with infectious and parasitic disease risk in regional Australia. Science Of The Total Environment, 626, 117-125

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Reith, F., Dennis, P., Hamonts, K.,Powell, J., & Young, A. et al. (2018). Ecological drivers of soil microbial diversity and soil biological networks in the Southern Hemisphere. Ecology.

Yan, D., Mills, J., Gellie, N., Bissett, A., Lowe, A., &Breed, M. (2017). High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration. Biological Conservation217, 113-120

Raes, E. J., Bodrossy, L., van de Kamp, J., Bissett, A.,Ostrowski, M., Brown, M. V., & Waite, A. M. et al. (2018). Oceanographic boundaries constrain microbial diversity gradients in the South Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201719335

Noronha, M., Lacerda Júnior, G., Gilbert, J., & de Oliveira, V. (2017).Taxonomic and functional patterns across soil microbial communities of global biomes. Science Of The Total Environment609, 1064-1074

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Bissett, A., Eldridge, D., Maestre, F., He, J., &Wang, J. et al. (2017). Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution1(9), 1339-1347

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Powell, J., Hamonts, K., Reith, F., Mele, P., & Brown, M. et al. (2017). Circular linkages between soil biodiversity, fertility and plant productivity are limited to top soil at the continental scale. New Phytologist215(3), 1186-1196

Midgley, D., Greenfield, P., Bissett, A., & Tran-Dinh, N. (2017). First evidence of Pezoloma ericae in Australia: using the Biomes of Australia Soil Environments (BASE) to explore the Australian phylogeography of known ericoid mycorrhizal and root-associated fungi. Mycorrhiza27(6), 587-594

Gellie, N., Mills, J., Breed, M., & Lowe, A. (2017). Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field. Molecular Ecology26(11), 2895-2904

Glasl, B., Webster, N.S. & Bourne, D.G. (2017) Microbial indicators as a diagnostic tool for assessing water quality and climate stress in coral reef ecosystems. Marine Biology, 164: 91

Pirotta, V., Smith, A., Ostrowski, M., Russell, D., Jonsen, I.D., Grech, A.& Harcourt, R. (2017) An Economical Custom-Built Drone for Assessing Whale Health. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 425

Bissett, A. and Brown, M.V. (2018) Alpha-diversity is strongly influenced by the composition of other samples when using multiplexed sequencing approaches, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 127:79-81

Yuanyuan Yang, Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel, Shuo Li, Andrew Bissett, Juhwan Lee, Zhou Shi, Thorsten Behrens, Leon Court.  Soil bacterial abundance and diversity better explained and predicted with spectro-transfer functions (2019), Soil Biology and Biochemistry: 129: 29-38.

Conference attendance
Other media
Press Release

Surfing bacteria reveal new insights into the ocean’s health. University of Newcastle newsroom, 07 August 2018

Bioplatforms Australia press release – Marine microbial data initiative supports a sea-change (Marine Microbe Framework Data Initiative), Apr 2017

Bioplatforms Australia press release – Australia leading a dirty endeavour with global significance (Biome of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) Framework Data Initiative), Oct 2016

News articles

Massive study of ocean microbes to help predict climate change impact, ABC Newcastle by Ben Millington, 8 Aug 2018

Reef health study, Townsville Bulletin by Victoria Nugent
17 May 2017

Visual media

Amazing Microbes – The Importance of Microbiology, by Malou Zuidema,  

Soil Secrets” – ABC’s Landline program (Nov 2012)  

Social media

Twitter feed from the Australian Microbiome initiative