Select Publications

Students studying at the Ferrari Lab have many opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals while still studying. Student contributors below are listed in italics.

Scholarly Book Chapters:

van Dorst J, Benaud 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 T, Ferrari 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 M, van 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.