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Researcher: Powell, S (Dr Shane Powell)

Research Fields

Microbial Ecology
Microbiology
Separation Science
Aquaculture
Bacteriology
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety
Bioremediation
Soil Biology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Chemical Characterisation of Materials
Climate Change Processes
Ecosystem Function
Infectious Agents
Flow Analysis
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Post-Harvest Fisheries Technologies (incl. Transportation)
Agricultural Land Management
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Sedimentology
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Soil Sciences

Research Impact

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Environment
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Unprocessed or Minimally Processed Fish
Vegetables
Processed Fish and Seafood Products
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Aquaculture Oysters
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Food Safety
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood)
Horticultural Crops
Unprocessed or Minimally Processed Milk
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Eggs
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use
Aquaculture Tuna
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Beef Cattle
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Soils
Environmental Management Systems
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments

Career Best Publications

Capillary electrophoresis ribosomal RNA single-stranded conformation polymorphism: a new approach for characterization of low-diversity microbial communities; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Fertilization Stimulates Anaerobic Fuel Degradation of Antarctic Soils by Denitrifying Microorganisms; Environmental Science & Technology
Light-stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin-bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity dependent; The ISME Journal
The importance of soil characteristics to the structure of alkane-degrading bacterial communities on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island; Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Use of near infrared spectroscopy to predict microbial numbers on Atlantic salmon; Food Microbiology

Research Publications

A comparison of the short term effects of diesel fuel and lubricant oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
A novel proterhodopsin bearing Flavobacterium species from an Antarctic saline lake; Flavobacterium 2012
Application of electrolysed oxidising water as a sanitiser to extend the shelf-life of seafood products: a review; Journal of Food Science and Technology
Benthic mats in Antarctica: biophysical coupling of sea-bed hypoxia and sediment communities; Polar Biology
Bioremediation - Cleaning up the Antarctic; Nature - Research Highlights
Can larval culture vessel surfaces influence the diversity of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture?; Proceedings 10th ICWL
Capillary electrophoresis ribosomal RNA single-stranded conformation polymorphism: a new approach for characterization of low-diversity microbial communities; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Capillary electrophoretic system of ribonucleic acid molecules; Journal of Chromatography A
Counter-pressure-assisted ITP with electrokinetic injection under field-amplified conditions for bacterial analysis; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Degradation of nonane by bacteria from Antarctic marine sediment; Polar Biology
Developing a faculty wide WIL program for science; 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME)
Development of Near Infra-Red Method to Detect and Control Microbial Spoilage
Diverse microbial communities in non-aerated compost teas suppress bacterial wilt; World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Dynamics of seawater bacterial communities in a shellfish hatchery; Microbial Ecology
Effect of temperature on Antarctic soil microbial populations involved in hydrocarbon biodegradation; Contaminants in Freezing Ground
Effects of diesel and lubricant oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities over five years; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Evaluation of a permeable reactive barrier to capture and degrade hydrocarbon contaminants; Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Evaluation of compost teas from matured agricultural waste, vermicompost and solid municipal waste composts to suppress bacterial wilt of potato; Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium 2014
Evaluation of quantitative polymerase chain reaction to assess nosZ gene prevalence in mixed microbial communities; Canadian Journal of Microbiology
Extensive gene acquisition in the extremely psychrophilic bacterial species Psychroflexus torquis and the link to sea-ice ecosystem specialism; Genome Biology and Evolution
Fertilization Stimulates Anaerobic Fuel Degradation of Antarctic Soils by Denitrifying Microorganisms; Environmental Science & Technology
Genomic and proteomic insights of enhanced growth of a sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis by proteorhodopsin pohotorophy during salinity stress; First EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME13
Insight into the Genome of Brochothrix thermosphacta, a Problematic Meat Spoilage Bacterium; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Isolation of denitrifying bacteria from hydrocarbon-contaminated Antarctic soil; Polar Biology
Light stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity-dependent; Strategic Science in Antarctica 2013 Conference
Light-stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin-bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity dependent; The ISME Journal
Limited microbial growth in Atlantic salmon packed in a modified atmosphere; Food Control
Links between hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities and soil characteristics on Macquarie Island; Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012
Location and DGGE methodology can influence interpretation of field experimental studies on the response to hydrocarbons by Antarctic benthic microbial community; Antarctic Science
Metagenomics reveals microbial communities in vacuum-packed meats; International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting
Microarray characterisation of summer gut sndrome (SGS) in Atlantic Salmon; Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health
Microbial and sensorial models for head-on and gutted (HOG) Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) stored from 0 to 15 °C; Food Microbiology
Microbial communities on Australian modified atmosphere packaged Atlantic salmon; Food Microbiology
Microbial Communities within an Oyster Hatchery; Australasian Aquaculture 2010 International Conference and Trade Show
Microbial community variation in pristine and polluted nearshore Antarctic sediments; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Microbial functional genes can be used as indicators of soil health in response to fuel spills in Antarctica; Strategic Science in Antarctica Conference 2013
Molecular Microbial Ecology of Contaminated Marine Sediment near Casey Station, Antarctica
Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminants in subantarctic soils: an effective management option; Journal of Environmental Management
Potential Use of Real-Time PCR to Assess Changes in the Microbial Population Structure and Function during Bioremediation of Polar Soils; Polar Microbiology : The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments
Predictive model for the growth of spoilage bacteria on modified atmosphere packaged Atlantic salmon produced in Australia; Food Microbiology
Proteomic insight into functional changes of proteorhodopsin-containing bacterial species Psychroflexus torquis under different illumination and salinity levels; Journal of Proteome Research
Rapid and sensitive microbial analysis by capillary isotachophoresis with continuous electrokinetic injection under field amplified conditions; Electrophoresis
Seafood molecular biologist: mapping microbial communities in seafood production and processing environments to improve targeting intervention strategies
Short term effects of four different oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities; SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003 Conference
Status and future of compost tea in horticulture; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Surface biomaterials tested as inhibitors of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture; World Aquaculture 2014
The importance of soil characteristics to the structure of alkane-degrading bacterial communities on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island; Soil Biology and Biochemistry
The light-driven proton pump proteorhodopsin promotes growth of sea-ice psychrophile during salinity stress; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
The rate of removal and the compositional changes of diesel in Antarctic marine sediment; The Science of The Total Environment: An International Journal for Scientific Research Into The Environment and Its Relationship With Man
The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils; Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Use of a blocking primer allows selective amplification of bacterial DNA from microalgae cultures; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Use of near infrared spectroscopy to predict microbial numbers on Atlantic salmon; Food Microbiology
Using Real-Time PCR to Assess Changes in the Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microbial Community in Antarctic Soil During Bioremediation; Microbial Ecology

Research Projects

A New Method for Characterisation of Antarctic Microbial Communities; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Addressing causes of early mortality in hatchery produced Southern Bluefin Tuna larvae; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Development of an Artificial Living Sediment to Study the Effects of Metal Contamination in Antarctic Marine Ecosystems; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Development of Near Infra-Red Method to Detect and Control Microbial Spoilage Communities on Salmon; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Effect of pH changes on marine biofilm communities; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Navigating the wealth of soil health information and identification of opportunities; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Pathways of Alkane Biodegradation in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Soils and Sediments; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Seafood Molecular Biologist Mapping Microbial Communities in Seafood Production and Processing Environments to Improve Targetting Intervention Strategies; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
The Role of Denitrifying Bacteria in the Biodegradation of Diesel Hydrocarbons in Antarctic Soils; British Antarctic Survey (BASu)
A scientific trial to measure the in-paddock and economic benefits of bio-fumigation on soil health, and on disease pest and weed levels on a range of annual crops under Tasmanian conditions
Changes in microbial community function during bioremediation

Research Candidate Supervision

Aerated and Non-Aerated Compost Tea as an Organic Crop Protectant to Reduce Fungal Plant Pathogens of Food Crops in Eastern Africa, Including Maize, Wheat and Vegetables
Biochemistry of non-starter lactic acid bacteria
Capillary Electrophoresis of Ribosomal RNA for Characterisation of Microbial Communities
Fermentation Studies on Biofuel Production
Investigation into the Microbiological Causes of Epizootics of Pacific Oyster Larvae (Crassostrea gigas) in Commercial Production
Is Proteorhodopsin a General Light-driven Stress Adaptation System for Survival in Cold Environments?
Isotachophoresis (ITP) of Cells
Risk Assessment of Histamine in Fishery Products