Professor Ian Anderson

Ian AndersonProfessor Ian Anderson is the Director of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. His research interests centre on the molecular ecology of soil microorganisms and he has particular interest in soil fungi, including those that form symbiotic mycorrhizal associations with the roots of plants.

A significant portion of his current research is investigating the effect of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and climate change on the structure and activity of eucalypt forest soil microbial communities, with a view to understanding their potential role in increasing soil carbon sequestration. This research is primarily funded through a prestigious Life Sciences Research Award from the NSW Office for Science and Medical Research.

Tree Root, 3D Render IllustrationIan is a key collaborator on the development of innovative approaches, based on fluorescent in-situ hybridisation (FISH) and laser microdissection microscopy, to determine the nature of the interaction between basidiomycete fungi and roots of Australian Ericaceae.

This research uses a state-of-the-art PALM laser microdissection microscope facility established within the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment for microbial and plant sciences research.

He continues to work closely with his former colleagues at both The James Hutton Institute (formerly The Macaulay Institute) and Aberdeen University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Plant-microbe interactions; microbial ecology; molecular ecology

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Awards and Recognition

  • Awarded Research Fellowship by the International Bureau of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), 2010.
  • Awarded Australian Academy of Science – International Science Linkages award, 2010.
  • Profiled in The (Sydney) Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald – People to Watch 2010. Issue #82, February 2010.
  • Awarded ProSPER.Net-Scopus 2009 Asia Pacific Young Scientist of the Year in the area of agriculture and natural resources. He was presented with the award at the ProSPER.Net-Scopus Symposium entitled "Sustainable Development: Emerging Issues and New Leaders" at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok on 3 June, 2009.
  • Awarded NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award for his excellence in research achievements and passion for communicating science. Ian will be a role model for high school students who are thinking seriously about their senior subject choices, their tertiary education and future careers. Benefactor: the Australian Institute for Policy and Science, 2008.
  • Editorial Board Member FEMS Microbiology Ecology.
  • Member British Mycological Society.
  • Regular reviewer for numerous international journals including New Phytologist, Mycorrhiza, Plant and Soil, Global Change Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Mycological Research and Ecology Letters.
  • Regular reviewer of grant proposals to numerous international agencies including the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK, the European Union (EU), National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, and Israel Science Foundation (ISF).

Grants / Current Projects

Carbon storage: Identifying microbial drivers and key modulators in grain cropping systems
Co-researchers: Brajesh Singh and Ian Anderson
Partner/Funding Body: Grains Research and Development Corporation (ACRG)
Period: 2012-2014

Cotton Adapting To Climate
Co-Researchers: Dr Jeff Powell, Professor John Cairney, Professor Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant
Period: 2013-2015

Switching partners: a driving force for tree productivity in a changing environment?
Co-Researchers: Dr Jeff Powell, Professor Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant
Period: 2013-2015

Synthetic natural gas and biochar from biomass for energy services in remote communities and soil carbon sequestration
Co-Researchers: Professor Dongke Zhang, Professor Zhihong Xu, Professor John Cairney, Dr Chengrong Chen, A/Professor Hong Yang, Professor Vishnu K Pareek
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Linkage Grant
Period: 2010-2015

The Hawkesbury Forest Experiment: providing the missing information for decision support system
Co-Researchers: Professor M Adams, Associate Associate Professor O Atkin, Doctor C Barton, Professor J Cairney, Professor D Eamus, Professor S Linder, Doctor B Medlyn, Doctor M Riegler, Doctor B Singh
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Linkage Grant
Period: 2010-2011

New insights into the eucalypt: Pisolithus symbiosis via bioinformatics analysis of transcriptomic and genomic data
Partner/Funding Body: Office for Science & Medical Research: Life Sciences Research Award
Period: 2010-2011

Plant : fungal symbioses in Australian forests - new perspectives using laser microdissection
Co-Researchers: Professor John Cairney
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant
Period: 2010-2013

How will different mycorrhizal fungal species respond to climate change?
Co-Researchers: Professor John Cairney
Partner/Funding Body: University of Western Sydney International Research Initiatives Scheme
Period: 2009-2010

Climate change impacts on carbon sequestration in Australian forests: the role of soil microbial diversity
Partner/Funding Body: Office for Science & Medical Research: Life Sciences Research Award
Period: 2008-2012

Future climate change: consequences for decomposition and pathways of carbon flow through rhizosphere fungal communities
Co-Researchers: Professor John Cairney, Dr Zhihong Xu, Dr Colin Campbell
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Linkage International Grant
Period: 2008-2011

Selected Publications

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Book Chapters

Pickles BJ, Genney DR, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2009) Spatial ecology of ectomycorrhizas: analytical strategies, in Mycorrhizas in Functional Processes and Ecological Impact (Eds. C Azcon-Aguilar, JM Barea, S Gianinazzi & V Gianinazzi-Pearson), Springer, Berlin, pp 155-165

Anderson IC (2006) Molecular ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities: new frontiers, in Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganism Analysis (Eds. JE Cooper & JR Rao), CABI, Wallingford, UK, pp 183-197

Journal Articles

Ellsworth DS, Anderson IC, Crous KY, Cooke J, Drake JE, Gherlenda AN, Gimeno TE, Macdonald CA, Medlyn BE, Powell JR, Tjoelker MG, Reich PB, (2017) 'Elevated CO2 does not increase eucalypt forest productivity on a low-phosphorus soil', Nature Climate Change, vol.7, no.4, pp 279-282

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

Plett JM, Yin H, Mewalal R, Hu R, Li T, Ranjan P, Jawdy S, De Paoli HC, Butler G, Burch-Smith TM, Guo H-B, Ju Chen C, Kohler A, Anderson IC, Labbé JL, Martin F, Tuskan GA, Yang X, (2017) 'Populus trichocarpa encodes small, effector-like secreted proteins that are highly induced during mutualistic symbiosis', Scientific Reports, vol.7, no.1, Article no.382

Plett KL, Raposo AE, Bullivant S, Anderson IC, Piller SC, Plett JM, (2017) 'Root morphogenic pathways in Eucalyptus grandis are modified by the activity of protein arginine methyltransferases', BMC Plant Biology, vol.17, no.1, Article no.62

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

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

Zheng Y, Hu H-W, Guo L-D, Anderson IC, Powell JR, (2017) 'Dryland forest management alters fungal community composition and decouples assembly of root- and soil-associated fungal communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.109, pp 14-22

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

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

Hortal S, Powell JR, Plett JM, Simonin A, Anderson IC, (2016) 'Intraspecific competition between ectomycorrhizal Pisolithus microcarpus isolates impacts plant and fungal performance under elevated CO2 and temperature', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.92, no.8, Article no.fiw113

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

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 

Plett JM, Plett KL, Bithell SL, Mitchell C, Moore K, Powell JR, Anderson IC, (2016) 'Improved Phytophthora resistance in commercial chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties negatively impacts symbiotic gene signalling and symbiotic potential in some varieties', Plant Cell and Environment, vol.39, no.8, pp 1858-1869

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

Veresoglou SD, Anderson IC, de Sousa NMF, Hempel S, Rillig MC, (2016) 'Resilience of Fungal Communities to Elevated CO2', Microbial Ecology, vol.72, no.2, pp 493-495

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Hempel S, Powell JR, Anderson IC, Antonovics J, Bergmann J, Cavagnaro TR, Chen B, Hart MM, Klironomos J, Petermann JS, Verbruggen E, Veresoglou SD, Rillig MC, (2015) 'Branching out: Towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology', Fungal Biology Reviews, vol.29, no.1, pp 34-41

Beck S, Powell JR, Drigo B, Cairney JWG, Anderson IC, (2015) 'The role of stochasticity differs in the assembly of soil- and root-associated fungal communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry,vol.80, pp 18-25

Kanters C, Anderson IC, Johnson D, (2015) 'Chewing up the wood-wide web: Selective grazing on ectomycorrhizal fungi by collembola', Forests, vol.6, no.8, pp 2560-2570

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

Plett JM, Kohler A, Khachane A, Keniry K, Plett KL, Martin F, Anderson IC, (2015) 'The effect of elevated carbon dioxide on the interaction between Eucalyptus grandis and diverse isolates of Pisolithus sp. is associated with a complex shift in the root transcriptome', New Phytologist, vol.206, no.4, pp 1423-1436 

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

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Powell JR, Anderson IC, Antonovics J, Rillig MC, (2014) 'Ecological understanding of root-infecting fungi using trait-based approaches', Trends in Plant Science, vol.19, no.7, pp 432-437

Anderson IC, Genney DR, Alexander IJ, (2014) 'Fine-scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungal mycelium in a Scots pine forest', New Phytologist, vol.201, no.4, pp 1423-1430

Curlevski NJA, Drigo B, Cairney JWG, Anderson IC, (2014) 'Influence of elevated atmospheric CO2 and water availability on soil fungal communities under Eucalyptus saligna', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.70, pp 263-271

Anderson, IC (2013) 'Prof. John William Gibson Cairney, 1959-2012 Obituary', New Phytologist, vol.197, no.3, pp 694-695

Anderson IC, Drigo B, Keniry K, Ghannoum O, Chambers SM, Tissue DT, Cairney JW, (2013) 'Interactive effects of preindustrial, current and future atmospheric CO2 concentrations and temperature on soil fungi associated with two Eucalyptus species', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.83, no.2, pp 425-437

Powell JR, Anderson IC, Rillig MC, (2013) 'A new tool of the trade: plant-trait based approaches in microbial ecology', Plant and Soil, vol.365, no.s 1-2, pp 35-40

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

Verbruggen E, Veresoglou SD, Anderson IC, Caruso T, Hammer EC, Kohler J, Rillig MC, (2013) 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - short-term liability but long-term benefits for soil carbon storage?', New Phytologist, vol.197, no.2, pp 366-368

Drigo B, Anderson IC, Kannangara GSK, Cairney JWG, Johnson D, (2012) 'Rapid incorporation of carbon from ectomycorrhizal mycelial necromass into soil fungal communities', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.49, pp 4-10

Johnson D, Martin F, Cairney JWG, Anderson IC, (2012) 'The importance of individuals: Intraspecific diversity of mycorrhizal plants and fungi in ecosystems', New Phytologist, vol.194, no.3, pp 614-628

Pickles BJ, Genney DR, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2012) 'Spatial analysis of ectomycorrhizal fungi reveals that root tip communities are structured by competitive interactions', Molecular Ecology, vol.21, no.20, pp 5110-5123

Van der Linde S, Holden E, Parkin PI, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2012) 'Now you see it, now you don't: The challenge of detecting, monitoring and conserving ectomycorrhizal fungi', Fungal Ecology, vol.5, no.5, pp 633-640

Villarreal-Ruiz L, Neri-Luna C, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2012) 'In vitro interactions between ectomycorrhizal fungi and ericaceous plants', Symbiosis, vol.56, no.2, pp 67-75

Curlevski NJA, Artz RRE, Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2011) 'Response of soil microbial communities to management strategies for enhancing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) establishment on heather (Calluna vulgaris) moorland', Plant and Soil, vol.339, pp 413-424

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

Curlevski NJA, Xu ZH, Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2010) 'Converting Australian tropical rainforest to native Araucariaceae plantations alters soil fungal communities' Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.42, no.1, pp 14-20

Curlevski NJA, Xu Z, Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2010) 'Soil fungal communities differ in native mixed forest and adjacent Araucaria cunninghamii plantations in subtropical Australia', Journal of Soils and Sediments, vol.10, pp 1278-1288

Curlevski NJA, Xu Z, Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2010) 'Diversity of soil and rhizosphere fungi under Araucaria bidwillii (Bunya pine) at an Australian tropical montane rainforest site', Fungal Diversity, vol.40, pp 12-22

Grelet G-A, Johnson DJ, Vrålstad T, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2010) 'New insights into the mycorrhizal Rhizoscyphus ericae aggregate: spatial structure and co-colonisation of ectomycorrhizal and ericoid roots', New Phytologist, vol.188, pp 210-222

Johnson D, Anderson IC, Williams A, Whitlock R, Gime JP, (2010) 'Plant genotypic diversity does not beget root-fungal species diversity', Plant and Soil, vol.336, pp 107-111

Pickles BJ, Genney DR, Potts J, Lennon J, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2010) 'Spatial and temporal ecology of Scots pine ectomycorrhizas', New Phytologist, vol.186, pp 755-768

van der Linde S, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2010) 'Do stipitate hydnoid fungi have the ability to colonise new native pine forest?', Fungal Ecology, vol.3, pp 89-93

Artz RRE, Reid E, Anderson IC, Campbell CD,  Cairney JWG, (2009) 'Long term repeated prescribed burning lowers laccase activity yet increases fungal laccase diversity in forest soils', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.67, pp 397-410

Bastias BA, Anderson IC, Rangel-Castro JI, Parkin PI, Prosser JI, Cairney JWG, (2009) 'Influence of repeated prescribed burning on incorporation of 13C from cellulose by forest soil fungi as determined by RNA stable isotope probing', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.41, no.3, pp 467-472

Curlevski NJA, Chambers SM, Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2009) 'Identical genotypes of an ericoid mycorrhiza-forming fungus occur in roots of Epacris pulchella (Ericaceae) and Leptospermum polygalifolium (Myrtaceae) in an Australian sclerophyll forest', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.67, no.3, pp 411-420

Grelet G-A, Johnson DJ, Paterson E, Anderson IC,  Alexander IJ, (2009) 'Reciprocal carbon and nitrogen transfer between an ericaceous dwarf shrub and fungi isolated from Piceirhiza bicolorata ectomycorrhizas', New Phytologist, vol.182, pp 359-366

Grelet G-A, Meharg AA, Duff EI, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2009) 'Small genetic variation between ericoid mycorrhizal symbionts matters for Vaccinium N uptake', New Phytologist, vol.181, pp 708-718

Pickles BJ, Genney DR, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2009) 'Spatial ecology of ectomycorrhizas: analytical strategies', in Mycorrhizas, Functional Processes and Ecological Impact, (Eds) Azcon-Aguilar C, Barea JM, Gianinazzi S, Gianinazzi-Pearson V, Springer, Berlin, pp 155-165

Robinson CH, Szaro TM, Izzo AD, Anderson IC, Parkin PI, Bruns TD, (2009) 'Spatial distribution of fungal communities in a coastal grassland soil', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 41, pp 414-416

van der Linde S, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2009) 'Spatial distribution of sporocarps of stipitate hydnoid fungi and their belowground mycelium', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.69, no.3, pp 344-352

Anderson IC, Parkin PI, Campbell CD, (2008) 'DNA- and RNA-derived assessments of fungal community composition in soil amended with sewage sludge rich in cadmium, copper and zinc', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.40, no.9, pp 2358-2365

Izumi H, Anderson IC, Killham K, Moore ERB, (2008) 'Diversity of predominant endophytic bacteria in European deciduous and coniferous trees', Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Vol.54, no.3, pp 173-179

Izumi H, Cairney JWG, Killham K, Moore E, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2008) 'Bacteria associated with ectomycorrhizas of slash pine (Pinus elliottii) in south-eastern Queensland, Australia', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol.282, no.2, pp 196-204

van der Linde S, Alexander I, Anderson IC, (2008) 'A PCR-based method for detecting the mycelia of stipitate hydnoid fungi in soil', Journal Of Microbiological Methods, vol.75, no.1, pp 40-46

Wilson MJ, Certini G, Campbell CD, Anderson IC, Hillier S, (2008) 'Does the preferential microbial colonisation of ferromagnesian minerals affect mineral weathering in soil?', Naturwissenschaften, vol.95, no.9, pp 851-858

Anderson IC, Bastias BA, Genney DR, Parkin PI, Cairney JWG, (2007) 'Basidiomycete fungal communities in Australian sclerophyll forest soil are altered by repeated prescribed burning', Mycological Research, vol.111, no.21, pp 482-486

Anderson IC, Cairney JWG, (2007) 'Ectomycorrhizal fungi: exploring the mycelial frontier', FEMS Microbiology Reviews, vol.31, no.4, pp 388-406

Anderson IC, Parkin PI, (2007) 'Detection of active soil fungi by RT-PCR amplification of precursor rRNA molecules', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol.68, no.2, pp 248-253

Artz RRE, Anderson IC, Chapman SJ, Hagn A, Schloter M, Potts JM, Campbell CD, (2007) 'Changes in fungal community composition in response to vegetational succession during the natural regeneration of cutover peatlands', Microbial Ecology, vol.54, no.3, pp 508-522

Bastias BA, Anderson IC, Xu ZH, Cairney JWG, (2007) 'RNA- and DNA-based profiling of soil fungal communities in a native Australian eucalypt forest and adjacent Pinus elliotti plantation', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, no.12, pp 3108-3114


Bougoure DS, Parkin PI, Cairney JWG, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2007) 'Diversity of fungi in hair roots of Ericaceae varies along a vegetation gradient', Molecular Ecology, vol.16, no.21, pp 4624-4636

Fransson PMA, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2007) 'Ectomycorrhizal fungi in culture respond differently to increased carbon availability', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.61, no.2, pp 246-257

Fransson PMA, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2007) 'Does carbon partitioning in ectomycorrhizal pine seedlings under elevated CO2 vary with fungal species?', Plant and Soil, vol.291, no.s 1-2, pp 323-333

Izumi H, Moore ERB, Killham K, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2007) 'Characterisation of endobacterial communities in ectomycorrhizas by DNA and RNA based molecular methods', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, pp 891-899

Saari TA, Saari SK, Campbell CD, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2007) 'FragMatch – a program for the analysis of DNA fragment data', Mycorrhiza, vol.17, no.2, pp 133-136

Genney DR, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2006) 'Fine scale distribution of pine ectomycorrhizas and their extramatrical mycelium', New Phytologist, vol.170, no.2, pp 381-390

Izumi H, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, Killham K, Moore ERB, (2006) 'Diversity and expression of nitrogenase genes (nifH) associated with ectomycorrhizas of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra)', Environmental Microbiology, vol.8, no.12, pp 2224-2230

Izumi H, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, Killham K, Moore ERB, (2006) 'Endobacteria in some ectomycorrhiza of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol.56, no.1, pp 34-43

Singh BK, Nazaries L, Munro S, Anderson IC, Campbell CD, (2006) '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

Johnson D, Ijdo M, Genney DR, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2005) 'How do plants regulate the function, community structure and diversity of mycorrhizal fungi?', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol.56, no.417, pp 1751-1760

Rangel-Castro JI, Killham K, Ostle N, Nicol GW, Anderson IC, Scrimgeour CM, Ineson P, Meharg A, Prosser JI, (2005) 'Stable isotope probing analysis of the influence of liming on root exudate utilization by soil microorganisms', Environmental Microbiology, vol.7, no.6, 828-838

Saari SK, Campbell CD, Russell J, Alexander IJ, Anderson IC, (2005) 'Pine microsatellite markers allow roots and ectomycorrhizas to be linked to individual trees', New Phytologist, vol.165, no.1, pp 295-304

Anderson I, Cairney J, (2004) 'Diversity and ecology of soil fungal communities: increased understanding through the application of molecular techniques', Environmental Microbiology, vol.6, no.8, no.8, pp 769-779

Villarreal-Ruiz L, Anderson IC, Alexander IJ, (2004) 'The interaction between an isolate from the Hymenoscyphus ericae aggregate and roots of Pinus and Vaccinium', New Phytologist, vol.164, no.1, pp 183-192