Professor Brajesh Singh is an internationally recognised expert in the field of microbial ecology. His research interests encompass functional microbial ecology, climate change and environmental biotechnology with particular focus on the role of microbes in ecosystem function and environmental sustainability.
Functional Microbial Ecology
Our research is focussed on understanding the role of microbes in important ecosystem functions such as biogeochemical cycling and nutrient availability. Understanding the adaptability of microbes to environmental perturbations is important for maintenance of ecosystem function and long term sustainability.
We are examining the response of microbes to various environmental stressors associated with land-use and management practices (Collaborators: Imperial College, London, University of Aberdeen, The James Hutton Institute, UK).
We use a range of state-of-art biochemical, molecular and genomics approaches combined with in-situ process measurements to study the structural (bacteria, fungi and archaea) and functional (groups involved in C, N and S cycling) groups and their ecological niches (in collaboration with University of Glasgow, UK, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Oklahoma, USA).
Our research focuses on understanding the responses of microbial communities to global change, with an emphasis on linking community structure with function at ecosystem levels. For example, we are investigating the contribution and mitigation of GHG emission due to microbial activity.
To achieve this, we examine the effect of global changes on functional microbial groups (methane oxidisers, nitrogen fixers, nitrifiers and denitrifiers) and related processes (GHG emission). The data is then up-scaled to predict the net emission and mitigation of GHG due to global change at regional to national levels (Collaborators: Landcare Research, NZ; University of Exeter, UK).
We are also investigating the impact of climate change and extreme weathers on interaction between above and belowground communities and its consequences for ecosystem functioning (Collaborators: Imperial College, UK; University of Bayreuth, Germany).
We have a strong interest in bioremediation of toxic compounds especially organophosphate (OP). Since 1999 we have collected a number of microbes which have capability to utilise and remove OP compounds from polluted environment.
We are currently using metagenomic approaches to isolate novel genes/enzymes which can have future bioremedial and therapeutic usages.
Another area of interest includes utilisation of uncultivable bacteria (Collaborators: Landcare Research, NZ; University of Hamburg, Germany) in mitigation of GHG (mainly methane) from landfills and farming industries.
Soil quality can influence land-use, productivity and long-term sustainability. Microbial communities and their activities are integral part of soil functioning.
We have developed and applied approach to utilise microbial community and diversity as an effective tool in assessment of soil health/ quality (Collaborators: The James Hutton Institute, University of Canfield, Centre of Hydrology and Ecology, UK).
A range of physiological, biochemical and molecular techniques to characterise microbial diversity are used for this purpose. We have developed a new molecular approach which can simultaneously characterise up to four different taxa (e.g. bacteria, fungi, archaea and rhizobia for soil, and bacteria, cyanobacteria and algae for water).
Microbial data generated from these approaches are combined with chemical, physical and other biological properties to develop a risk-based analysis of environmental quality.
Awards and Recognition
- Senior Editor: Biodegradation (Springer Publication) Since 2009.
- Editorial board member: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry since 2008.
- Editorial board member: Applied and Environmental Microbiology (American Society of Microbiology) since 2008.
Other Professional Responsibilities
- Professor Brajesh Singh was promoted to Professor in December 2013.
- Member of NERC (National Environmental Research Council) Peer review College (equivalent to ARC college of experts) 2007-2011
- Invited member of BBSRC's pool of experts (equivalent to ARC College of experts) 2009-2010.
Grants / Current Projects
- A Novel Polyphasic Framework to resolve Yellow Canopy Syndrome Paradox
Partner/Funding Body: Suigar Research Australia
- A novel framework to identify, predict and improve efficiency of bioremediation technology
Partner/Funding Body: Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)
- Building resilient and profitable grain cropping systems through improved knowledge of soil organic carbon fractions and their functionality
Partner/Funding Body: Grains Research Development Corporation
- DAFF Action on the Ground Projects, AOTGR1-43 and AOTGR1-9 [via WANTFA and UWA]
Co-researcher: Dr Loic Nazaries
Partner/Funding Body: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (ACRG)
- Accounting for Biodiversity and Carbon in golf courses within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment area (ABC-golf)
Co-researchers: Assoc. Prof. Sally Power, Dr Catriona Macdonald, Prof James Cook
Partner/Funding Body: Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority
- Cotton industry adaptation to extreme weather and climate change
Co-researchers: Prof David Tissue and Prof Ian Anderson
Partner/Funding Body: Cotton Research & Development Corporation (ACRG)
- The influence of grazing management on soil microbial diversity and soil C sequestration
Partner/Funding Body: Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
- Can ecological theory help to unravel microbial regulation of soil functions?Co-Researcher: Professor Peter Reich
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant
- International collaboration on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development; 2011-2016 (in collaboration with Imperial College, London, UK).
- Microbial control of green house gas emission; 2011-2013
- Acclimation of soil respiration in European soils; 2010-2013 (Collaborators: University of Exeter and University of Aberdeen, UK).
- Quantifying soil carbon stocks and dynamics following afforestation of agricultural lands with Pinus radiata, 2011 (Collaborator: NSW Primary Industries).
- Isolation of organopshophorus-degrading enzymes using metagenomics-SIP approach.
- Climate change effect on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
Brice KL, Trivedi P, Jeffries TC, Blyton MDJ, Mitchell C, Singh BK, Moore BD, (2019) 'The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) faecal microbiome differs with diet in a wild population' Peer Journal, vol 7, e6534
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Hamonts K, Singh BK, (2019) 'Ant colonies promote the diversity of soil microbial communities', ISME Journal, vol.13, no.4, pp 1114-1118
Fry EL, De Long JR, Alvarez Garrido L, Alvarez N, Carrillo Y, Castaneda-Gomez L, Chomel M, Dondini M, Drake JE, Hasegawa S, Hortal S, Jackson BG, Jiang MK, Lavallee JM, Medlyn BE, Rhymes J, Singh BK, Smith P, Anderson IC, Bardgett RD, Baggs EM, Johnson D, (2019) 'Using plant, microbe, and soil fauna traits to improve the predictive power of biogeochemical models', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol.10, no.1, pp 146-157
Lenka S, Trivedi P, Singh B, Singh BP, Pendall E, Bass A, Lenka NK, (2019) 'Effect of crop residue addition on soil organic carbon priming as influenced by temperature and soil properties', Geoderma, vol.347, pp 70-79
Pereira APA, Durrer A, Gumiere T, Goncalves JLM, Robin A, Bouillet JP, Wang JT, Verma JP, Singh BK, Cardoso EJBN, (2019) 'Mixed Eucalyptus plantations induce changes in microbial communities and increase biological functions in the soil and litter layers', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.433, pp 332-342
Xu HJ, Yang XR, Li S, Xue XM, Chang S, Li H, Singh BK, Su JQ, Zhu YG, (2019) 'Nitrogen inputs are more important than denitrifier abundances in controlling denitrification-derived N2O emission from both urban and agricultural soils', Science of the Total Environment, vol.650, pp 2807-2817, Part 2
Benavent-Gonzalez A, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Fernandez-Brun L, Singh BK, Maestre FT, Sancho LG, (2018) 'Identity of plant, lichen and moss species connects with microbial abundance and soil functioning in maritime Antarctica', Plant and Soil, vol.429, no.s 1-2, pp 35-52, Special Issue: SI
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Hamonts K, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2018) 'Experimentally testing the species-habitat size relationship on soil bacteria: A proof of concept', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.123, pp 200-206
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Maestre FT, Karunaratne SB, Trivedi P, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2018) 'Response to comment on "climate legacies drive global soil carbon stocks in terrestrial ecosystem" (review), Science Advances, vol.4, no.3, Article no.eaat1296
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Maestre FT, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2018) 'Aridity Decouples C:N:P Stoichiometry Across Multiple Trophic Levels in Terrestrial Ecosystems', Ecosystems, vol.21, no.3, pp 459-468
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Fry EL, Eldridge DJ, de Vries FT, Manning P, Hamonts K, Kattge J, Boenisch G, Singh BK, Bardgett RD, (2018) 'Plant attributes explain the distribution of soil microbial communities in two contrasting regions of the globe', New Phytologist, vol.219, no.2, pp 574-587
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Maestre FT, Eldridge DJ, Bowker MA, Jeffries TC, Singh BK, (2018) 'Biocrust-forming mosses mitigate the impact of aridity on soil microbial communities in drylands: observational evidence from three continents', New Phytologist, vol.220, no.3, pp 824-835
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Oliverio AM, Brewer TE, Benavent-Gonzalez A, Eldridge DJ, Bardgett RD, Maestre FT, Singh BK, Fierer N, (2018) 'A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil', Science, vol.359, no.6373, pp 320-325
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Reith F, Dennis PG, Hamonts K, Powell JR, Young A, Singh BK, Bissett A, (2018) 'Ecological drivers of soil microbial diversity and soil biological networks in the Southern Hemisphere', Ecology, vol.99, no.3, pp 583-596
Drake JE, Macdonald CA, Tjoelker MG, Reich PB, Singh BK, Anderson IC, Ellsworth DS, (2018) 'Three years of soil respiration in a mature eucalypt woodland exposed to atmospheric CO2 enrichment', Biogeochemistry, vol.139, no.1, pp 85-101
Fang YY, Nazaries L, Singh BK, Singh BP, (2018) 'Microbial mechanisms of carbon priming effects revealed during the interaction of crop residue and nutrient inputs in contrasting soils', Global Change Biology, vol.24, no.7, pp 2775-2790
Hamonts K, Trivedi P, Garg A, Janitz C, Grinyer J, Holford P, Botha FC, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2018) 'Field study reveals core plant microbiota and relative importance of their drivers', Environmental Microbiology, vol.20, no.1, pp 124-140
Hamonts K, Trivedi P, Grinyer J, Holford P, Drigo B, Anderson IA, Singh BK, (2018) 'Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.125, pp 275-285
Hu HW, Wang JT, Singh BK, Liu YR, Chen YL, Zhang YJ, He JZ, (2018) 'Diversity of herbaceous plants and bacterial communities regulates soil resistome across forest biomes', Environmental Microbiology, vol.20, no.9, pp 3186-3200, Special Issue: SI
Jeffries TC, Rayu S, Nielsen UN, Lai KT, Ijaz A, Nazaries L, Singh BK, (2018) 'Metagenomic Functional Potential Predicts Degradation Rates of a Model Organophosphorus Xenobiotic in Pesticide Contaminated Soils', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.9, Article no.147
Nazaries L, Karunaratne SB, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Campbell CD, Singh BK, (2018) 'Environmental drivers of the geographical distribution of methanotrophs: Insights from a national survey', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.127, pp 264-279
Nguyen LTT, Osanai Y, Anderson IC, Bange MP, Braunack M, Tissue DT, Singh BK, (2018) 'Impacts of waterlogging on soil nitrification and ammonia-oxidizing communities in farming system', Plant and Soil, vol.426, no.s 1-2, pp 299-311
Nguyen LTT, Osanai Y, Anderson IC, Bange MP, Tissue DT, Singh BK, (2018) 'Flooding and prolonged drought have differential legacy impacts on soil nitrogen cycling, microbial communities and plant productivity', Plant and Soil, vol.431, no.s 1-2, pp 371-387
Nguyen LTT, Osanai Y, Lai K, Anderson IC, Bange MP, Tissue DT, Singh BK, (2018) 'Responses of the soil microbial community to nitrogen fertilizer regimes and historical exposure to extreme weather events: Flooding or prolonged-drought', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.118, pp 227-236
Nooten SS, Schultheiss P, Wright J, Macdonald C, Singh BK, Cook JM, Power SA, (2018) 'What shapes plant and animal diversity on urban golf courses?', Urban Ecosystems, vol.21, no.3, pp 565-576
Ochoa-Hueso R, Eldridge DJ, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Soliveres S, Bowker MA, Gross N, Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, Quero JL, Garcia-Gomez M, Valencia E, Arredondo T, Beinticinco L, Bran D, Cea A, Coaguila D, Dougill AJ, Espinosa CI, Gaitan J, Guuroh RT, Guzman E, Gutierrez JR, Hernandez RM, Huber-Sannwald E, Jeffries T, Linstadter A, Mau RL, Monerris J, Prina A, Pucheta E, Stavi I, Thomas AD, Zaady E, Singh BK, Maestre FT, (2018) 'Soil fungal abundance and plant functional traits drive fertile island formation in global drylands', Journal of Ecology, vol.106, no.1, pp 242-253
Ramirez KS, Knight CG, de Hollander M, Brearley FQ, Constantinides B, Cotton A, Creer S, Crowther TW, Davison J, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Dorrepaal E, Elliott DR, Fox G, Griffiths RI, Hale C, Hartman K, Houlden A, Jones DL, Krab EJ, Maestre FT, McGuire KL, Monteux S, Orr CH, van der Putten WH, Roberts IS, Robinson DA, Rocca JD, Rowntree J, Schlaeppi K, Shepherd M, Singh BK, Straathof AL, Bhatnagar JM, Thion C, van der Heijden MGA, de Vries FT, (2018) 'Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils', Nature Microbiology, vol.3, no.2, pp 189-196
Sarker JR, Singh BP, Cowie AL, Fang YY, Collins D, Dougherty WJ, Singh BK, (2018) 'Carbon and nutrient mineralisation dynamics in aggregate-size classes from different tillage systems after input of canola and wheat residues', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.116, pp 22-38
Sharma JK, Gautam RK, Nanekar SV, Weber R, Singh BK, Singh SK, Juwarkar AA, (2018) 'Advances and perspective in bioremediation of polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated soils', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol.25, no.17, pp 16355-16375
Singh BK, (2018) 'Creating new business, economic growth and regional prosperity through microbiome-based products in the agriculture industry', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.2, pp 224-227, Special Issue: SI
Soliveres S, Lehmann A, Boch S, Altermatt F, Carrara F, Crowther TW, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Kempel A, Maynard DS, Rillig MC, Singh BK, Trivedi P, Allan E, (2018) 'Intransitive competition is common across five major taxonomic groups and is driven by productivity, competitive rank and functional traits', Journal of Ecology, vol.106, no.3, pp 852-864
Valencia E, Gross N, Quero JL, Carmona CP, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Dumack K, Hamonts K, Singh BK, Bonkowski M, Maestre FT, (2018) 'Cascading effects from plants to soil microorganisms explain how plant species richness and simulated climate change affect soil multifunctionality', Global Change Biology, vol.24, no.12, pp 5642-5654
Zhang CJ, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Drake JE, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Tissue DT, Wang JT, He JZ, Singh BK, (2018) 'Intraspecies variation in a widely distributed tree species regulates the responses of soil microbiome to different temperature regimes', Environmental Microbiology Reports, vol.10, no.2, pp 167-178
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Bissett A, Eldridge DJ, Maestre FT, He J-Z, Wang J-T, Hamonts K, Liu Y-R, Singh BK, Fierer N, (2017) 'Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities', Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol.1, no.9, pp 1339-1347
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Singh BK, Maestre FT, (2017) 'Soil microbial communities drive the resistance of ecosystem multifunctionality to global change in drylands across the globe', Ecology Letters, vol.20, no.10, pp 1295-1305
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Powell JR, Hamonts K, Reith F, Mele P, Brown MV, Dennis PG, Ferrari BC, Fitzgerald A, Young A, Singh BK, Bissett A, (2017) 'Circular linkages between soil biodiversity, fertility and plant productivity are limited to topsoil at the continental scale', New Phytologist, vol.215, no.3, pp 1186-1196
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Reich PB, Khachane AN, Campbell CD, Thomas N, Freitag TE, Abu Al-Soud W, Sorensen S, Bardgett RD, Singh BK, (2017) 'It is elemental: soil nutrient stoichiometry drives bacterial diversity', Environmental Microbiology, vol.19, no.3, pp 1176-1188
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi P, Trivedi C, Eldridge DJ, Reich PB, Jeffries TC, Singh BK, (2017) 'Microbial richness and composition independently drive soil multifunctionality', Functional Ecology, vol.31, no.12, pp 2330-2343
Drigo B, Nielsen UN, Jeffries TC, Curlevski NJA, Singh BK, Duursma RA, Anderson IC, (2017) 'Interactive effects of seasonal drought and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration on prokaryotic rhizosphere communities', Environmental Microbiology, vol.19, no.8, pp 3175-3185, Special Issue: SI
Eldridge DJ, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Travers SK, Val J, Oliver I, Hamonts K, Singh BK, (2017) 'Competition drives the response of soil microbial diversity to increased grazing by vertebrate herbivores', Ecology, vol.98, no.7, pp 1922-1931
Hu HW, He JZ, Singh BK, (2017) 'Harnessing microbiome-based biotechnologies for sustainable mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.5, pp 1226-1231, Special Issue: SI
Hu HW, Trivedi P, He JZ, Singh BK, (2017) 'Microbial nitrous oxide emissions in dryland ecosystems: mechanisms, microbiome and mitigation', Environmental Microbiology, vol.19, no.12, pp 4808-4828
Ijaz AZ, Jeffries TC, Ijaz UZ, Hamonts K, Singh BK, (2017) 'Extending SEQenv: A taxa-centric approach to environmental annotations of 16S rDNA sequences', PeerJ, vol.2017, no.10, Article no.e3827
Liu Y-R, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi P, He J-Z, Wang J-T, Singh BK, (2017) 'Identity of biocrust species and microbial communities drive the response of soil multifunctionality to simulated global change', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.107, pp 208-217
Maestre FT, Sole R, Singh BK, (2017) 'Microbial biotechnology as a tool to restore degraded drylands', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.5, pp 1250-1253, Special Issue: SI
Martins CSC, Nazaries L, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Macdonald CA, Anderson IC, Hobbie S, Venterea R, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2017) 'Identifying environmental drivers of greenhouse gas emissions under warming and reduced rainfall in boreal-temperate forests', Functional Ecology, vol.31, no.12, pp 2356-2368
Osanai Y, Tissue DT, Bange MP, Anderson IC, Braunack MV, Singh BK, (2017) 'Plant-soil interactions and nutrient availability determine the impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on cotton productivity', Plant and Soil, vol.410, no.s 1-2, pp 87-102
Osanai Y, Tissue DT, Bange MP, Braunack MV, Anderson IC, Singh BK,(2017) 'Interactive effects of elevated CO2, temperature and extreme weather events on soil nitrogen and cotton productivity indicate increased variability of cotton production under future climate regimes', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol.246 pp 343-353
Rayu S, Nielsen UN, Nazaries L, Singh BK, (2017) 'Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Novel Chlorpyrifos and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol-degrading Bacteria from Sugarcane Farm Soils', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.8, Article no.518
Rigg JL, Offord CA, Zimmer H, Anderson IC, Singh BK, Powell JR, (2017) 'Conservation by translocation: establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments', Plant and Soil, vol.411, no.s 1-2, pp 209-225
Singh BK, (2017) 'Creating new business, economic growth and regional prosperity through microbiome-based products in the agriculture industry', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.2, pp 224-227
Singh BK, Trivedi P, (2017) 'Microbiome and the future for food and nutrient security', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.1, pp 50-53
Su JQ, Xia Y, Yao HY, Li YY, An XL, Singh BK, Zhang T, Zhu YG, (2017) 'Metagenomic assembly unravel microbial response to redox fluctuation in acid sulfate soil', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.105, pp 244-252
Timmis K, de Lorenzo V, Verstraete W, Ramos JL, Danchin A, Brussow H, Singh BK, Timmis JK, (2017) 'The contribution of microbial biotechnology to economic growth and employment creation', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.5, pp 1137-1144, Special Issue: SI
Timmis K, de Vos WM, Ramos JL, Vlaeminck SE, Prieto A, Danchin A, Verstraete W, de Lorenzo V, Lee SY, Brussow H, Timmis JK, Singh BK, (2017) 'The contribution of microbial biotechnology to sustainable development goals', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.5, pp 984-987, Special Issue: SI
Trivedi P, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Jeffries TC, Trivedi C, Anderson IC, Lai K, Mcnee M, Flower K, Singh BP, Minkey D, Singh BK, (2017) 'Soil aggregation and associated microbial communities modify the impact of agricultural management on carbon content', Environmental Microbbiology, vol.19, no.8, pp 3070-3086, Special Issue: SI
Trivedi P, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi C, Hamonts K, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2017) 'Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.111, pp 10-14
Trivedi P, Schenk PM, Wallenstein MD, Singh BK, (2017) 'Tiny Microbes, Big Yields: enhancing food crop production with biological solutions', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.10, no.5, pp 999-1003, Special Issue: SI
Auffret MD, Karhu K, Khachane A, Dungait JAJ, Fraser F, Hopkins DW, Wookey PA, Singh BK, Freitag TE, Hartley IP, Prosser JI, (2016) 'The Role of Microbial Community Composition in Controlling Soil Respiration Responses to Temperature', Plos One, vol.11, no.10, Article no. e0165448
Colombo F, Macdonald CA, Jeffries TC, Powell JR, Singh BK, (2016) 'Impact of forest management practices on soil bacterial diversity and consequences for soil processes', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.94, pp 200-210
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Giaramida L, Reich PB, Khachane AN, Hamonts K, Edwards C, Lawton LA, Singh BK, (2016) 'Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning', Journal of Ecology, vol.104, no.4, pp 936-946
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Grinyer J, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2016) 'Relative importance of soil properties and microbial community for soil functionality: insights from a microbial swap experiment', Functional Ecology, vol.30, no.11, pp 1862-1873
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Maestre FT, Eldridge DJ, Bowker MA, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Berdugo M, Val J, Singh BK, (2016) 'Biocrust-forming mosses mitigate the negative impacts of increasing aridity on ecosystem multifunctionality in drylands', New Phytologist, vol.209, no.4, pp 1540-1552
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Maestre F, Eldridge DJ, Singh BK, (2016) 'Microsite Differentiation Drives the Abundance of Soil Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria along Aridity Gradients', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.7, Article no.505
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Maestre FT, Reich PB, Jeffries TC, Gaitan JJ, Encinar D, Berdugo M, Campbell CD, Singh BK, (2016) 'Microbial diversity drives multifunctionality in terrestrial ecosystems', Nature Communications, vol.7, Article no. 10541
Delgado-Baquerizo M, Maestre FT, Reich PB, Trivedi P, Osanai Y, Liu Y-R, Hamonts K, Jeffries TC, Singh BK, (2016) 'Carbon content and climate variability drive global soil bacterial diversity patterns', Ecological Monographs, vol.86, no.3, pp 373-380
Drake JE, Macdonald CA, Tjoelker MG, Crous KY, Gimeno TE, Singh BK, Reich PB, Anderson IC, Ellsworth DS, (2016) 'Short-term carbon cycling responses of a mature eucalypt woodland to gradual stepwise enrichment of atmospheric CO2 concentration', Global Change Biology, vol.22, no.1, pp 380-390
Fry EL, Manning P, Macdonald C, Hasegawa S, De Palma A, Power SA, Singh BK, (2016) 'Shifts in microbial communities do not explain the response of grassland ecosystem function to plant functional composition and rainfall change', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.92, pp 199-210
Hamonts K, Trivedi P, Garg A, Holford P, Grinyer J, Anderson I, Singh B, (2016) 'Unravelling the sugarcane microbiome to resolve the Yellow Canopy Syndrome in Australia', Phytopathology, vol.106, no.12, p 15, Supplement: S
Hu H-W, Macdonald CA, Trivedi P, Anderson IC, Zheng Y, Holmes B, Bodrossy L, Wang J-T, He J-Z, Singh BK, (2016) 'Effects of climate warming and elevated CO2 on autotrophic nitrification and nitrifiers in dryland ecosystems', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.92, pp 1-15
Liu Y-R, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi P, He J-Z, Singh BK, (2016) 'Species identity of biocrust-forming lichens drives the response of soil nitrogen cycle to altered precipitation frequency and nitrogen amendment', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.96, pp 128-136
Martins CSC, Macdonald CA, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2016) 'Feedback responses of soil greenhouse gas emissions to climate change are modulated by soil characteristics in dryland ecosystems', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.100, pp 21-32
Rigg JL, Offord CA, Singh BK, Anderson I, Clarke S, Powell JR, (2016) 'Soil microbial communities influence seedling growth of a rare conifer independent of plant-soil feedback', Ecology, vol.97, no.12, pp 3346-3358
Rigg JL, Offord CA, Singh BK, Anderson IC, Clarke S, Powell JR, (2016) 'Variation in soil microbial communities associated with critically endangered Wollemi pine affects fungal, but not bacterial, assembly within seedling roots', Pedobiologia, vol.59, no.1-2, pp 61-71
Trivedi P, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2016) 'Response of Soil Properties and Microbial Communities to Agriculture: Implications for Primary Productivity and Soil Health Indicators', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.7, Article no.990
Trivedi P, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi C, Hu HW, Anderson IC, Jeffries TC, Zhou JZ, Singh BK, (2016) 'Microbial regulation of the soil carbon cycle: evidence from gene-enzyme relationships', ISME Journal, vol.10, no.11, pp 2593-2604
Trivedi P, Trivedi C, Grinyer J, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2016) 'Harnessing Host-Vector Microbiome for Sustainable Plant Disease Management of Phloem-Limited Bacteria', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.7, Article no.1423
Hu H-W, Macdonald CA, Trivedi P, Holmes B, Bodrossy L, He J-Z, Singh BK, (2015) 'Water addition regulates the metabolic activity of ammonia oxidizers responding to environmental perturbations in dry subhumid ecosystems', Environmental Microbiology, vol.17, no.2, pp 444-461
Long XE, Yao HY, Wang J, Huang Y, Singh BK, Zhu YG, (2015) 'Community Structure and Soil pH Determine Chemoautotrophic Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Drained Paddy Soils', Environmental Science & Technology, vol.49, no.12, pp 7152-7160
Macdonald CA, Crawley MJ, Wright DJ, Kuczynski J, Robinson L, Knight R, Al-Soud WA, Sørensen SJ, Deng Y, Zhou J, Singh BK, (2015) 'Identifying qualitative effects of different grazing types on below-ground communities and function in a long-term field experiment', Environmental Microbiology, vol.17, no.3, pp 841-854
Maestre FT, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Jeffries TC, Eldridge DJ, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Quero JL, Garcia-Gomez M, Gallardo A, Ulrich W, Bowker MA, Arredondo T, Barraza-Zepeda C, Bran D, Florentino A, Gaitan J, Gutierrez JR, Huber-Sannwald E, Jankju M, Mau RL, Miriti M, Naseri K, Ospina A, Stavi I, Wang DL, Woods NN, Yuan X, Zaady E, Singh BK, (2015) 'Increasing aridity reduces soil microbial diversity and abundance in global drylands', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.112, no.51, pp 15684-15689
Martins CS, Nazaries L, Macdonald CA, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2015) 'Water availability and abundance of microbial groups are key determinants of greenhouse gas fluxes in a dryland forest ecosystem', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.86, pp 5-16
Nazaries L, Tottey W, Robinson L, Khachane A, Al-Soud WA, Sørenson Sø, Singh BK, (2015) 'Shifts in the microbial community structure explain the response of soil respiration to land-use change but not to climate warming', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.89, pp 123-134
Powell JR, Karunaratne S, Campbell CD, Yao HY, Robinson L, Singh BK, (2015) 'Deterministic processes vary during community assembly for ecologically dissimilar taxa', Nature Communications, vol.6, Article no.8444
Reavy B, Swanson MM, Cock PJA, Dawson L, Freitag TE, Singh BK, Torrance L, Mushegian AR, Taliansky M, (2015) 'Distinct Circular Single-Stranded DNA Viruses Exist in Different Soil Types', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.81, no.12, pp 3934-3945
Trivedi P, Rochester IJ, Trivedi C, Van Nostrand JD, Zhou J, Karunaratne S, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2015) 'Soil aggregate size mediates the impacts of cropping regimes on soil carbon and microbial communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.91, Article no.6302, pp 169-181
Karhu, K; Auffret, MD; Dungait JAJ, Hopkins DW, Prosser JI, Singh BK, Subke JA, Wookey PA, Agren GI, Sebastia MT, Gouriveau F, Bergkvist G, Meir P, Nottingham AT, Salinas N, Hartley IP, (2014) 'Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration rates enhanced by microbial community response', Nature, vol.513, no.7516, pp 81-84
Singh BK, Quince C, Macdonald CA, Khachane A, Thomas N, Al-Soud WA, Sørensen SJ, He Z, White D, Sinclair A, Crooks B, Zhou J, Campbell CD, (2014) 'Loss of microbial diversity in soils is coincident with reductions in some specialized functions', Environmental Microbiology, vol.16, no.8, pp 2408-2420
Cowie AL, Lonergan VE, Rabbi SMF, Fornasier F, MacDonald C, Harden S, Kawasaki A, Singh BK, (2013) 'Impact of carbon farming practices on soil carbon in northern New South Wales', Soil Research, vol.51, no.s 7-8, pp 707-718
Elliott GN, Thomas N, MacRae M, Campbell CD, Ogden ID, Singh BK, (2013) 'Multiplex T-RFLP Allows for Increased Target Number and Specificity: Detection of Salmonella enterica and Six Species of Listeria in a Single Test', PLOS One, vol.7, no.8, article no. e43672
Giaramida L, Manage PM, Edwards C, Singh BK, Lawton LA, (2013) 'Bacterial communities' response to microcystins exposure and nutrient availability: Linking degradation capacity to community structure', International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, vol.84, Special Issue pp 111-117
Macdonald CA, Singh BK, (2013) 'Harnessing plant-microbe interactions for enhancing farm productivity', Bioengineered, vol.5, no.1, pp 1-5
Nazaries L, Murrell JC, Millard P, Baggs L, Singh BK, (2013) 'Methane, microbes and models: fundamental understanding of the soil methane cycle for future predictions', Environmental Microbiology, vol.15, no.9 Special Issue: SI pp 2395-2417
Nazaries L, Pan Y, Bodrossy L, Baggs EM, Millard P, Murrell JC, Singh BK, (2013) 'Evidence of Microbial Regulation of Biogeochemical Cycles from a Study on Methane Flux and Land Use Change', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.79, no.13, pp 4031-4040
Trivedi P, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2013) 'Microbial modulators of soil carbon storage: integrating genomic and metabolic knowledge for global prediction', Trends in Microbiology, vol.21, no.12, pp 641-651
Abhilash PC, Powell JR, Singh HB, Singh BK, (2012), 'Plant-microbe interactions: Novel applications for exploitation in multipurpose remediation technologies', Trends in Biotechnology, vol.30, no.8, pp 416-420
Crawford JW, Deacon L, Grinev D, Harris JA, Ritz K, Singh BK, Young I, (2012) 'Microbial diversity affects self-organization of the soil-microbe system with consequences for function', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol.9, no.71, pp 1302-1310
Elliott GN, Thomas N, MacRae M, Campbell CD, Ogden ID, Singh BK, (2012) 'Multiplex T-RFLP allows for increased target number and specificity: Detection of Salmonella enterica and six species of Listeria in a single test', PLoS ONE, vol.7, no.8, Article number e43672
Rayu S, Karpouzas DG, Singh BK, (2012) 'Emerging technologies in bioremediation: Constraints and opportunities', Biodegradation, vol.23, no.6, pp 917-926
Singh BK, Naidu R, (2012) 'Cleaning contaminated environment: A growing challenge', Editorial, Biodegradation, vol.23, no.6, pp 785-786
Smit E, Bakker PAHM, Bergmans H, Bloem J, Griffiths BS, Rutgers M, Sanvido O, Singh BK, Van Veen H, Wilhelm R, Glandorf DCM, (2012) 'General Surveillance of the soil ecosystem: An approach to monitoring unexpected adverse effects of GMO's', Ecological Indicators, vol.14, no.1, pp 107-113
Zyœko A, Sanguin H, Hayes A, Wardleworth L, Zeef LAH, Sim A, Paterson E, Singh BK, Kertesz MA, (2012) 'Transcriptional response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to a phosphate-deficient Lolium perenne rhizosphere', Plant and Soil, vol.359, no.1-2, pp 25-44
Farmer J, Matthews R, Smith JU, Smith P, Singh BK, (2011) 'Assessing existing peatland models for their applicability for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from tropical peat soils', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol.3, no.5, pp 339-349
Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Elmer M, Gellesch E, Glaser B, Grant K, Hein R, Lara M, Mirzae H, Nadler SE, Nagy L, Otieno D, Pritsch K, Rascher U, Schädler M, Schloter M, Singh BK, Stadler J, Walter J, Wellstein C, Wöllecke J, Beierkuhnlein C, (2011) 'Climate extremes initiate ecosystem regulating functions while maintaining productivity', Journal of Ecology, vol.99, no.3, pp 689-702
Knapp CW, McCluskey SM, Singh BK, Campbell CD, Hudson G, Graham DW, (2011) 'Antibiotic resistance gene abundances correlate with metal and geochemical conditions in archived Scottish soils', PLoS ONE, vol.6, no.11, Article number e27300
Macdonald CA, Anderson IC, Bardgett RD, Singh BK, (2011) 'Role of nitrogen in carbon mitigation in forest ecosystems', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol.3, no.5, pp 303-310
Macdonald CA, Clark IM, Zhao F-J, Hirsch PR, Singh BK, McGrath SP, (2011) 'Long-term impacts of zinc and copper enriched sewage sludge additions on bacterial, archaeal and fungal communities in arable and grassland soils', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.43, no.5, pp 932-941
Nazaries L, Tate KR, Ross DJ, Singh J, Dando J, Baggs EM, Millard P, Murrell JC, Singh BK, (2011) 'Response of methanotroph communities to afforestation and reforestation in New Zealand', ISME Journal, vol.5, pp 1832-1836
Singh BK, (2011) 'Funding studies of unpredictable', Nature, vol.471, no.7340, pp 578-578
Singh BK, Tate K, Thomas N, Ross D, Tate K, Singh J, (2011) 'Differential effect of afforestation on nitrogen-fixing and denitrifying communities and potential implications for nitrogen cycling', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.43, no.7, pp 1426-1433
Vinten AJA, Artz RRE, Thomas N, Potts JM, Avery L, Langan SJ, Watson H, Cook Y, Taylor C, Abel C, Reid E, Singh BK, (2011) 'Comparison of microbial community assays for the assessment of stream biofilm ecology', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol.85, no.3, pp 190-198
Yao H, Gao Y, Nicol GW, Campbell CD, Prosser JI, Zhang L, Han W, Singh BK, (2011) 'Links between ammonia oxidiser community structure, abundance and nitrification potential in acidic soils', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.77, no.13, pp 4618-4625
Singh BK, Bardgett RD, Smith P, Reay D, (2010) ' Microorganisms and climate change: feedbacks and mitigation options', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol.8, no.11, pp 779-790
Singh BK, Macdonald CA, (2010) 'Drug from uncultivable microbes', Drug Discovery Today, vol.15, nos.17-18, pp 792-799
Singh BK, (2010) 'Climate change and human health: an environmental perspective', Climate Research, vol.41, pp 41-44
Millard P, Singh BK, (2010) 'Does grassland vegetation drive soil microbial diversity?', Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystem, vol.88, no.2, pp 147-152
Singh BK, (2010) 'Exploring microbial diversity for biotechnology', Trends in Biotechnology, vol.28, no.3, pp 111-116
Singh BK, (2010) 'Archaea in a hyper arid polar desert', Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA, vol.107, no.2, p E1-E1
Rousidoua C, Papadopouloua K, Zervakisb G, Singh BK, Ehaliotisd C, Karpouzasa DG, (2010) 'Fractioned land application of diluted olive mill wastewater induces changes in the structure of the soil microbial community', European Journal of Soil Biology, vol.46, no.1, pp 34-40
Gebert J, Singh BK, Pan Y, Bodrossy L, (2009) 'Activity and structure of methanotrophic communities in landfill cover soils', Environmental Microbiology Reports, vol.1, no.5, pp 414-423
Karpouzas DG, Rousidou C, Papadopoulou KK, Bekris F, Zervakis G, Singh BK, Ehaliotis C, (2009) 'Effect of continuous olive mill wastewater applications, in the presence and absence of N fertilization, on the structure of the soil fungal community', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.70, pp 56-69
Macdonald CA, Thomas N, Robinson L, Tate KR, Ross DJ, Dando J, Singh BK, (2009) 'Physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of soil microbial community after afforestation of pastures with Pinus radiata', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.41, no.8, pp 1642-1651
Manage PM, Edwards C, Singh BK, Lawton LA, (2009) 'Isolation and identification of novel microcystin-degrading bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.75, no.21, pp 6924-6928
Singh BK (2009) 'Organophosphorus-degrading bacteria: ecology and industrial applications', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol.7, no.2, pp 156-164
Singh BK, Campbell C, Sorensen SJ, Zhou J, (2009) 'Soil genomics is the way forward', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol.7, no.10, p 756
Singh BK, Dawson L, Macdonald C, Grime S, (2009) 'Impact of biotic and abiotic interaction on soil microbial communities and functions: A field study', Applied Soil Ecology, vol.41, no.3, pp 239-248. IF 2.12 [9/31]
Singh BK, Nunan N, Millard P, (2009) 'Differential response of fungal and bacterial communities to sheep urine deposition in a grassland soil', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.70, no.1, pp 109-117
Singh BK, Tate K, Ross D, Dando J, Singh J, Thomas N, Millard P, Murrell JC, (2009) 'Soil methane oxidation and methanotroph responses to afforestation of pastures with Pinus radiata stands of different age', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.41, no.10, pp 2196-2205
Macdonald C, Campbell C, Bacon J, Singh BK, (2008) 'Multiple profiling of soil microbial communities identifies potential genetic markers of metal-enriched sewage sludge', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.65, no.3, pp 555-564
Singh BK, Nunan N, Ridgway KP, McNicol J, Young JPY, Daniell TJ, Prosser J, Millard P, (2008) 'Relationship between assemblages of mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria on grass roots', Environmental Microbiology, vol.10, no.2, pp 534-541
Schamalenberger A, Hodge S, Bryant A, Hawkesford MJ, Singh BK, Kertesz MA, (2008) 'The role of Variovorax and other Commanadaceae in sulphur transformation by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulphur fertilisation regimes', Environmental Microbiology,vol.10, no.6, pp 1486-1500
Macdonald L, Singh BK, Thomas N, Brewer MJ, Campbell CD, Dawson LA, (2008) 'Microbial DNA profiling by multiplex terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for forensic comparison of soil and the influence of sample condition', Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol.105, pp 813-821
Singh BK, Tate KR, Kapadia G, Hedley CB, Macdonald CA, Millard P, Murrell JC, (2007) 'Effect of afforestation and reforestation of pastures on the activity and population dynamics of methanotrophic bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.73, no.16, pp 5153-5161
Tate K, Ross DJ, Saggar S, Hedley CB, Dando J, Singh BK, Lambie SM, (2007) 'Methane uptake in soils from Pinus radiata plantations, a reverting shrubland and adjacent pastures: Effects of land-use change, and soil texture, water and mineral nitrogen', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, no.7, pp1437-1449
Singh BK, Tate KR, (2007) 'Biochemical and molecular characterization of methanotrophs in soil from a pristine New Zealand beech forest', FEMS Microbiology Letters. Vol.275, no.1, pp 87-97
Macdonald C, Singh BK, Campbell C, Horsewell J, Spier T, (2007) 'Long-term exposure to Zn-spiked sewage sludge alters soil community structure', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, no.10, pp 2576-2586
Singh BK, Munro S, Potts J, Millard P, (2007) 'Influence of grass species and soil type on rhizosphere microbial community structure in grassland soils', Applied Soil Ecology, vol.36, nos.2-3, pp 147-155
Szubert M, Reiff C, Thorburn A, Singh BK, (2007) 'REMA: A Computer-based mapping tool for analysis of restriction sites in multiple DNA sequence', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol.69, no.2, pp 411-413
Singh BK, Walker A, (2006) 'Microbial degradation of organophosphorus compounds', FEMS Microbiology Review, vol.30, no.3, pp 428-471
Karpouzas D, Singh BK, (2006) 'Organophosphorus xenobiotics: microbial degradation, metabolic pathways and molecular basis', Advances in Microbial Physiology, vol.51, no.1, pp 119-185
Singh BK, Walker A, Wright DJ, (2006) 'Bioremedial potential of fenamiphos and chlorpyrifos degrading isolates: Influence of different environmental conditions', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.38, no.9, pp 2682-2693
Singh BK, Thomas N, (2006) 'Multiplex-Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism', Nature Protocols, vol.1, pp 2428-2433
Singh BK, Nazaries L, Munro S, Anderson I, Campbell C, (2006) 'Use of multiplex terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for rapid and simultaneous analysis of different components of the soil microbial community', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.72, no.11, pp 7278-7285
Nunan N, Singh BK, Reid E, Ord B, Papert A, Squire J, Prosser J, Wheatley R, McNicol J, Milard P, (2006) 'Sheep-urine-induced changes in soil microbial community structure', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.56, no.2, pp 310-320
Singh BK, Reid E, Ord B, Potts J, Milard P, (2006) 'Investigating microbial community structure in soils by physiological, biochemical and molecular fingerprinting methods', European Journal of Soil Sciences, vol.57, no.1, pp 72-82
Nunan N, Daniel TJ, Singh BK, Papert A, McNicol J, Prosser JI, (2005) 'Links between plant and rhizoplane bacterial communities in grassland soils, characterized using molecular techniques', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.71, no.11, pp 6784-6792
Singh BK, (2005) 'Microbial diversity: progress and important knowledge gaps', American Society of Microbiology News, vol.71, pp 210-211.
Singh BK, Walker A, Wright DJ, (2005) 'Cross-enhancement of accelerated biodegradation of organophosphate compounds in soils: dependence on structural similarity', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.37, no.9, pp 1675-1682
Karpouzas DG, Fotopoulou A, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U, Singh BK, (2005) 'Non-specific biodegradation of the organophosphorus pesticides, cadusafos and ethoprophos, by two bacterial isolates', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.53, no.3, pp369-378
Singh BK, Walker A, Morgan AW, Wright DJ, (2004) 'Biodegradation of chlorpyrifos by enterobacter strain B-14 and its use in bioremediation of contaminated soils', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.70, no.8, pp 4855-4863
Singh BK, Millard P, Whiteley A, Murrell JC, (2004) 'Unravelling rhizosphere - microbial interactions: opportunities and limitations', Trends in Microbiology, vol.12, no.8, pp 386-393
Singh BK, Walker A, Morgan AW, Wright DJ, (2003) 'Effects of soil pH on the biodegradation of chlorpyrifos and isolation of a chlorpyrifos-degrading bacterium', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.69, no.9, pp 5198-5206
Singh BK, Walker A, Morgan AW, Wright DJ, (2003) 'Role of soil pH in the development of enhanced biodegradation of fenamiphos', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.69, no.12, pp 7035-7043
Singh BK, Walker A, Wright, DJ, (2002) 'Degradation of chlorpyrifos, fenamiphos, and chlorothalonil alone and in combination and their effects on soil microbial activity', Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol.21, no.12, pp 2600-2605
Singh BK, Walker A, Wright, DJ, (2002) 'Persistence of chlorpyrifos, fenamiphos, chlorothalonil and pendimethalin in soil and their effects on soil microbial characteristics', Bulletin Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol.69, pp 181-188