Select Publications

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Scholarly Book Chapters:

van Dorst JBenaud N. and Ferrari BC. New Insights into the microbial diversity of polar desert soils: A biotechnological perspective. In Microbial ecology of extreme environments. Ed Federico Lauro. Springer Verlag. In-press, accepted 26/03/16.

Aislabie J, Novis PM and Ferrari BC. (2014) Microbiology of eutrophic (ornithogenic and hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Ed Don Cowan. In: Physical and biological properties of Antarctic terrestrial soils. Springer Verlag. V1. ISBN 978-3- 642-45212- 3

Ferrari B, Winsley T, Bergquist PL and van Dorst J. (2012). Flow Cytometry in Environmental Microbiology: A rapid approach for the isolation of single cells for advanced molecular biology analysis. Ed Ali Navid. In: Microbial Systems Biology: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. V881. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.DOI 10.1007/978-1- 61779-827- 6_1.


Refereed Journal Articles:


van Dorst JM, Hince G, Snape I. and Ferrari BC. Novel culturing selects for heterotrophs and hydrocarbon degraders in a Subantarctic soil. Scientific Reports. Submitted April 2016

Wunderlin T, Ferrari BC. and Power M. Global and local-scale variation in bacterial community structure of snow from the Swiss and Australian Alps. FEMS Microbial Ecology. Accepted 8 June 2016.

Bissett A, Fitzgerald A, Meintjes T, Mele PM, Reith F, Dennis PG, Brown B, Brown MV, Brugger J, Byrne M, Caddy-Retalic S, Carmody B, Coates DJ, Correa DJ, Ferrari BC. et al. Introducing BASE - The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. GigaScience. 2016: 5; 21. Doi: 10.1186/s13742-016- 0126-5

Banjeree EM, Helgason B, Wang L, Winsley TFerrari BC and Siciliano SD. Antecedent moisture controls N 2 O emissions in semi-arid agricultural soils via links to transcriptional activity of key denitrifier and nitrifier enzymes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2016; 95: 40-50.


Alexova R, Dang TC, Fuji M, Raftery MJ, Waite TD, Ferrari BC and Neilan BA. Specific global responses to N and Fe nutrition in toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa. Environmental Microbiology. 2015. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12958.

Ferrari BC, Bissett A, Snape I, van Dorst JM, Palmer AS, Ji M, Siciliano SD, Stark JS, Winsley T and Brown MV. Geological connectivity drives microbial community structure and connectivity in polar, terrestrial ecosystems. Environmental Microbiology. 2015. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13034.

Ji Mvan Dorst, J, Bissett A, Brown MV, Palmer AS, Snape I, Siciliano SD and Ferrari BC. Microbial diversity at Mitchell Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica: A potential biodiversity hotspot. Polar Biology. 2015: 1-13.


Siciliano SD, Palmer AS, Winsley T, Lamb E, Bissett A, Brown M, Van Dorst JM, Ji M, Ferrari BC, Grogan P, Chu H and Snape I. Soil fertility is associated with fungal and bacterial richness whereas pH is associated with community composition in polar soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2014; 78:10-20.

van Dorst JM, Siciliano SD, Winsley T, Snape I and Ferrari BC. Bacterial targets as potential indicators of diesel fuel toxicity in Sub-Antarctic soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2014; 80(13): 4021-4033.

Winsley T, Snape I, McKinlay J, Stark J, van Dorst JM, Ji M, Ferrari BC and Siciliano SD. The ecological controls on the prevalence of Candidate Division TM7 in polar soils. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2014: 5:345.

van Dorst JM, Bissett A, Palmer AS, Brown M, Snape I, Stark J, Raymond B, McKinlay J, Winsley T and Ferrari B. Community Fingerprinting in a sequencing world. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2014; 89 (2):316-330.

Ferrari BC, Winsley T, Ji M and Neilan BA. Insights into the distribution and abundance of the ubiquitous Candidatus Saccharibacteria phylum following tag pyrosequencing. Scientific Reports. 2014; 4 (3957): 1-7.


Alagappan A, Bergquist P and Ferrari B. Three-color cytometry for the simultaneous detection of the Cryptosporidium species contributing to the majority of human cryptosporidiosis. Journal of Public Health Frontier. 2013; 2(2) 103-108.


Winsley T, van Dorst JM, Brown MV and Ferrari BC. Capturing greater 16S rRNA gene sequence diversity within the domain bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2012; 78 (16): 5938-5941.


Ferrari BC, Zhang C and van Dorst JM. Capturing greater fungal diversity from pristine and diesel fuel contaminated Sub-Antarctic soil through cultivation using a low nutrient media approach. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2011; 2 (217): 1-14.doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00217.

1Waldron LS, Dimeski B, Beggs PJ, Ferrari BC and Power ML. Molecular epidemiology, spatiotemporal analysis, and ecology of a sporadic human cryptosporidiosis in Australia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2011; 77(21): 7757-7765.

Waldron LS, Ferrari BC, Cheung-Kwok-Sang C, Beggs P, Stephens N and Power ML. Molecular epidemiology and spatial distribution of a waterborne cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Australia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2011; 77 (21): 7766-7771.

Alexova R, Haynes PA, Ferrari BC and Neilan BA. Comparative protein expression in different strains of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 2011;10(9); M110.003749.]

Alexova, R., Fujii, M., Birch, D., Cheng, J., Waite, D., Ferrari, BC. and Neilan B.A. Iron uptake and toxin synthesis in the bloom-forming Microcystis aeruginosa under iron limitation. Environmental Microbiology. 2011; 13(4): 1064-1077.

Ibanez-Peral R, Ferrari BC and Bergquist PL. Detection of environmental microorganisms with a bead-based assay and quantum dots. International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2011 2: 75-95, 2011.



For a full list of publications see Belinda Ferrari on Researchgate.