Professor Brajesh Singh (Director, Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation)

Professor Brajesh Singh is an internationally recognised expert in the field of functional ecology and soil biology. Through his fundamental research, his work identifies the quantitative relationships between soil biodiversity and ecosystem functions and how natural/anthropogenic pressures such as global change affect this. His applied research harnesses the knowledge gained in fundamental research to achieve increased farm productivity, sustainable development, environmental protection and food security.

His research has advanced critical areas of ecosystem science, particularly linking soil biodiversity to key ecosystem functions and services and has developed tools to improve farm productivity and environmental sustainability. This includes climate adaptation tools for the agriculture industry, management solutions to increase soil organic matter, increased export market access for agriculture produces, and training for farmers, consultants and policy advisors in sustainable agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Functional Microbial Ecology

Prof Singh’s current research focuses on the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functions (e.g. crop productivity, climate change mitigation, and pollution abatement), and to use this knowledge to harness microbiomes for industrial and societal benefits. His research has brought about fundamental shifts in functional microbial ecology research.

For example, his work demonstrated that functional redundancy in soil microbial communities is overstated and loss of microbial diversity leads to direct and proportional loss of ecosystem functions and that microbial communities at regional and global scales are driven by the climate and resource availability just like for plant and animal ecology.

He has extensively applied ecological theories to explain patterns of microbial diversity and the shape and direction of relationships for microbial diversity and ecosystem functions from microscopic, local, regional to global scales.

Agriculture Productivity and Agribusiness

Prof Singh’s research focuses on harnessing soil health, and soil and plant microbiomes to increase farm productivity, food safety and industrial innovations. His work has provided conceptual and experimental evidence that crop microbiomes play an important role in soil and crop health and productivity providing an opportunity to sustainably increase agriculture productivity.

Prof Singh’s work pushes discipline boundaries by modifying, testing and applying approaches to identify keystone functional microbial species in crops/soils from microbiome data. Keystone species provide a target to manipulate the microbiome in situ for desired functional outcomes (e.g. increased disease resistance and nutrient availability). His worked informed the agriculture industries on the impact of climate change (including extreme weather events) on farm productivity and recommended approaches to minimise those impacts. His innovations are increasing the efficacy of existing microbial products and providing new microbiome tools for multiple Australian and global industries to increase the profitability of agribusiness sectors.

Soil health can influence farm productivity and long-term sustainability. Microbial communities and their activities are integral part of soil functioning. He has been developing and applying approaches to utilise microbial community and diversity as an effective tool in assessment of soil health/ quality at regional to global scales. Microbiome data generated from these approaches are combined with chemical, physical and other biological properties to develop a risk-based analysis of soil health.

Prof Singh has also developed patented technologies for early and rapid detection of food and environmental pathogens which are used by multiple industries and government agencies globally.

His research has informed and supported multiple policy decisions from regional and national to global levels including provision of key recommendations for bilateral engagements in agribusiness and trade between Australia and India, and Australia and the European Union. He works with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Authority and Convention of Biological diversity to increase resilience of farming systems and ensure food security in environmentally sustainable ways, and advises the European Commission on enhancing productivity in Bioeconomy (e.g. International Bioeconomy Forum).

Climate Change

Prof Singh has proposed new frameworks to explicitly include microbial contribution, feedback responses and their ability to mitigate greenhouse gases to improve prediction and mitigation of climate change. His later experimental work on the response of microbial respiration to global warming at the global scale has provided further evidence for the central role of microbes in climate change regulation and mitigation, and has challenged current estimates of soil carbon loss under future climates.

Because soil stores about four times as much carbon as plant biomass, warming induced increases in microbial respiration from soil represents an important positive feedback loop.

His research also identifies the microbial contribution and mechanisms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. To achieve this, his group examines 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 options of GHG due to global change at regional to national levels.

Environmental Biotechnology

Prof Singh research interests in this field include innovation and utilisation of environmental biotechnological tools for bioremediation of organic pollutants and restoration of degraded lands. Multiple microbial and microbiome tools have been tested and reported from his group and current investigations focus on the use of microbiomes to predict the efficacy of bioremediation.

Awards and Recognition

Key Awards, Honours, and Fellowship

  • Research Award: Humboldt Research Award. The prize includes EURO 60,000 and citation in recognition of entire achievements to date of fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights that have had a significant impact on the discipline and recognises those who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
  • Invited guest at the National Feast organized by the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House, 21 June, 2015.
  • Invited member of EU expert panel on plant microbiome
  • Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, 2014-2016
  • Scottish Government’s Proof of Concept Award (diagnostic microbiology category): Scottish Enterprises, 2007

Key Recent Global Professional Responsibilities

Current Editorial Responsibilities

  • Senior Editor: Biodegradation. Since 2008
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Ecology. Since 2017
  • Editorial board member: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Since 2008
  • Editorial board member: Environmental Microbiology. Since 2017
  • Editorial board member: Microbial Biotechnology. Since 2015
  • Editorial board member: Frontiers in Environmental Science and Engineering. Since 2013
  • Editorial board member: Soil organisms. Since 2019.

Current International collaborations

He collaborates with 72 countries including USA, UK, Spain, India and China. The Global Initiative on Crop Microbiome and Sustainable Agriculture for which Prof Singh serves as President and Scientific Chair, has >150 scientific partners from across the world. Some key examples include;

  1. Prof Peter Reich, University of Minnesota, USA.  (https://www.forestry.umn.edu/people/peter-b-reich)
  2. Prof Fernando Maestre, University of Alicante, Spain  via Biodesert Project (http://biodesert.maestrelab.com)
  3. Dr Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain, https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=oxRf6bEAAAAJ&hl=en
  4. Dr Pankaj Trivedi, Colorado State University, USA https://agbio.agsci.colostate.edu/pankaj-trivedi/
  5. Prof Nico Eisenhauer. German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany. https://www.idiv.de/en/groups_and_people/employees/details/7.html
  6. Prof Richard Bardgett, University of Manchester, UK. https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/richard.bardgett.html
  7. Prof Angela Sessitsch, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria. https://www.ait.ac.at/en/about-the-ait/researcher-profiles/?tx_aitprofile_pi1%5Bname%5D=Sessitsch%20Angela

Relevant Grants / Current Projects

  • Colonisation by Aliens: Ecological process that governs microbial colonisations of new habitats. Australian Research Council (Discovery Project), 2019-2022.
  • Do microbial and plant diversity interact to determine ecosystem function. Australian Research Council (Discovery Project), 2017-2020.
  • Bio-based solution for disease control in cotton farms. CRDC 2019-2022.
  • MICROBIOMSupport: European Commission, (2018-2021)
  • Smart Management of Disinfectant in Chloraminated Water-Supply Systems (ARC Linkage), 2016-2020.
  • Healthy bee populations for horticultural pollination services, Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA), 2016-2021.
  • Climate adaptation of pasture industry 2017-2020. (MLA, Dairy Australia, Seed Companies.
  • A novel framework to identify, predict and improve efficiency of bioremediation technology, Cooperative Research Centre- CARE, 2014-2020.

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Selected Publications

Berg G, Rybakova D, Fischer D, Cernava T, Verges M-CC, Charles T, Chen XYL, Cocolin L, Eversole K, Corral GH, Kazou M, Kinkel L, Lange L, Lima N, Loy A, Macklin JA, Maguin E, Mauchline T, McClure R, Mitter B, Ryan M, Sarand I, Smidt H, Schelkle B, Roume H, Kiran GS, Selvin J, Souza RSCD, van Overbeek L, Singh BK, Wagner M, Walsh A, Sessitsch A, Schloter M, (2020) 'Microbiome definition re-visited: old concepts and new challenges', Microbiome, vol.8, no.1, Article no.103

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Guerra CA, Cano-Diaz C, Egidi E, Wang J-T, Eisenhauer N, Singh BK, Maestre FT, (2020) 'The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale', Nature Climate Change, vol.10, no.6, pp 550-554

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Reich PB, Trivedi C, Eldridge DJ, Abades S, Alfaro FD, Bastida F, Berhe AA, Cutler NA, Gallardo A, Garcia-Velazquez L, Hart SC, Hayes PE, He JZ, Hseu ZY, Hu HW, Kirchmair M, Neuhauser S, Perez CA, Reed SC, Santos F, Sullivan BW, Trivedi P, Wang JT, Weber-Grullon L, Williams MA, Singh BK, (2020) 'Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes', Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol.4, no.2, pp 210-220

Eldridge DJ, Travers SK, Val J, Wang J-T, Liu H, Singh BK, Delgado-Baquerizo M, (2020) 'Grazing Regulates the Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Microbial Communities Within Ecological Networks', Ecosystems, vol.23, no.5, pp 932-942

Guerra CA, Heintz-Buschart A, Sikorski J, Chatzinotas A, Guerrero-Ramirez N, Cesarz S, Beaumelle L, Rillig MC, Maestre FT, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Buscot F, Overmann J, Patoine G, Phillips HRP, Winter M, Wubet T, Kusel K, Bardgett RD, Cameron EK, Cowan D, Grebenc T, Marin C, Orgiazzi A, Singh BK, Wall DH, Eisenhauer N, (2020) 'Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research', Nature Communications, vol.11, no.1, Article no.3870

Jiang M, Medlyn BE, Drake JE, Duursma RA, Anderson IC, Barton CVM, Boer MM, Carrillo Y, Castaneda-Gomez L, Collins L, Crous KY, De Kauwe MG, dos Santos BM, Emmerson KM, Facey SL, Gherlenda AN, Gimeno TE, Hasegawa S, Johnson SN, Kannaste A, Macdonald CA, Mahmud K, Moore BD, Nazaries L, Neilson EHJ, Nielsen UN, Niinemets U, Noh NJ, Ochoa-Hueso R, Pathare VS, Pendall E, Pihlblad J, Pineiro J, Powell JR, Power SA, Reich PB, Renchon AA, Riegler M, Rinnan R, Rymer PD, Salomon RL, Singh BK, Smith B, Tjoelker MG, Walker JKM, Wujeska-Klause A, Yang JY, Zaehle S, Ellsworth DS, (2020) 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol.580, no.7802, pp 227-231

Liu H, Brettell LE, Qiu Z, Singh BK, (2020) 'Microbiome-Mediated Stress Resistance in Plants', Trends in Plant Science, vol.25, no.8, pp 733-743

Liu H, Brettell LE, Singh B, (2020) 'Linking the Phyllosphere Microbiome to Plant Health', Trends in Plant Science, vol.25, no.9, pp 841-844

McGenity TJ, Gessesse A, Hallsworth JE, Cela EG, Verheecke-Vaessen C, Wang F, Chavarria M, Haggblom MM, Molin S, Danchin A, Smid EJ, Lood C, Cockell CS, Whitby C, Liu SJ, Keller NP, Stein LY, Bordenstein SR, Lal R, Nunes OC, Gram L, Singh BK, Webster NS, Morris C, Sivinski S, Bindschedler S, Junier P, Antunes A, Baxter BK, Scavone P, Timmis K, (2020) 'Visualizing the invisible: class excursions to ignite children's enthusiasm for microbes', Microbial Biotechnology, vol.13, no.4, pp 844-887

Mukherjee A, Singh BK, Verma JP, (2020) 'Harnessing chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed endophytes for enhancing plant growth attributes and bio-controlling against Fusarium sp.', Microbiological Research, vol.237, Article no.126469

Qiu Z, Wang J, Delgado-Baquerizo Manuel, Trivedi P, Egidi E, Chen YM, Zhang HY, Singh BK, (2020) 'Plant Microbiomes: Do Different Preservation Approaches and Primer Sets Alter Our Capacity to Assess Microbial Diversity and Community Composition?', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.11, Article no.993

Wang JC, Zou YK, Di Gioia D, Singh BK, Li Q, (2020) 'Conversion to agroforestry and monoculture plantation is detrimental to the soil carbon and nitrogen cycles and microbial communities of a rainforest', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.147, Article no.107849

Birnbaum C, Egidi E, Singh B, (2019) 'Digging deep for biodiversity', Austral Ecology, vol.44, no.3, pp 561-564

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

Cavicchioli R, Ripple WJ, Timmis KN, Azam F, Bakken LR, Baylis M, Behrenfeld MJ, Boetius A, Boyd PW, Classen AT, Crowther TW, Danovaro R, Foreman CM, Huisman J, Hutchins DA, Jansson JK, Karl DM, Koskella B, Welch DBM, Martiny JBH, Moran MA, Orphan VJ, Reay DS, Remais JV, Rich VI, Singh BK, Stein LY, Stewart FJ, Sullivan MB, van Oppen MJH, Weaver SC, Webb EA, Webster NS, (2019) 'Scientists' warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol.17, no.9, pp 569-586

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

Egidi E, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Plett JM, Wang JT, Eldridge DJ, Bardgett RD, Maestre FT, Singh BK, (2019) 'A few Ascomycota taxa dominate soil fungal communities worldwide', Nature Communications, vol.10, Article no.2369

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

Hutchins DA, Jansson JK, Remais JV, Rich VI, Singh BK, Trivedi P, (2019) 'Climate change microbiology - problems and perspectives', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol.17, no.6, pp 391-396

Lafuente A, Bowker MA, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Duran J, Singh BK, Maestre FT, (2019) 'Global drivers of methane oxidation and denitrifying gene distribution in drylands', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol.28, no.9, pp 1230-1243

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

Li J, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Wang JT, Hu HW, Cai ZJ, Zhu YN, Singh BK, (2019) 'Fungal richness contributes to multifunctionality in boreal forest soil', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.136, Article no.UNSP 107526

Liu H, Macdonald CA, Cook J, Anderson IC, Singh BK, (2019) 'An Ecological Loop: Host Microbiomes across Multitrophic Interactions', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol.34, no.12, pp 1118-1130

Nguyen LTT, Broughton K, Osanai Y, Anderson IC, Bange MP, Tissue DT, Singh BK, (2019) 'Effects of elevated temperature and elevated CO2 on soil nitrification and ammonia-oxidizing microbial communities in field-grown crop', Science of the Total Environment, vol.675, pp 81-89

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

Qiu ZG, Egidi E, Liu HW, Kaur S, Singh BK, (2019) 'New frontiers in agriculture productivity: Optimised microbial inoculants and in situ microbiome engineering', Biotechnology Advances, vol.37, no.6, Article no.107371

Sarker JR, Singh BP, Fang YY, Cowie AL, Dougherty WJ, Collins D, Dalal RC, Singh BK, (2019) 'Tillage history and crop residue input enhanced native carbon mineralisation and nutrient supply in contrasting soils under long-term farming systems', Soil & Tillage Research, vol.193, pp 71-84

Timmis K, Cavicchioli R, Garcia JL, Nogales B, Chavarria M, Stein L, McGenity TJ, Webster N, Singh BK, Handelsman J, Lorenzo V, Pruzzo C, Timmis J, Martin JLR, Verstraete W, Jetten M, Danchin A, Huang W, Gilbert J, Lal R, Santos H, Lee SY, Sessitsch A, Bonfante P, Gram L, Lin RTP, Ron E, Karahan ZC, van der Meer JR, Artunkal S, Jahn D, Harper L, (2019) 'The urgent need for microbiology literacy in society', Environmental Microbiology, vol.21, no.5, pp 1513-1528

Trivedi C, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Hamonts K, Lai K, Reich PB, Singh BK, (2019) 'Losses in microbial functional diversity reduce the rate of key soil processes', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.135, pp 267-274

Trivedi C, Reich PB, Maestre FT, Hu HW, Singh BK, Delgado-Baquerizo M, (2019) 'Plant-driven niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in global drylands', ISME Journal, vol.13, no.11, pp 2727-2736

Wang JT, Egidi E, Li J, Singh BK, (2019) 'Linking microbial diversity with ecosystem functioning through a trait framework', Journal of Biosciences, vol.44, no.5, Article no.109

Xu HJ, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Pan FX, An XL, Singh BK, Khan S, Li G, Tang JF, Zhao XF, Yao HY, Zhu YG, (2019) 'Relative importance of urban and non-urban land-use types for potential denitrification derived N2O: insights from a regional study', Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol.109, no.s 3-4, pp 453-460, SI

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

Zhang YJ, Hu HW, Chen QL, Singh BK, Yan H, Chen DL, He JZ, (2019) 'Transfer of antibiotic resistance from manure-amended soils to vegetable microbiomes', Environment International, vol.130, Article no.UNSP 104912

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

EucalyptusSingh 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