Doctor Catriona Macdonald

Doctor Catriona Macdonald

Senior Lecturer in Soil Processes,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Senior Lecturer in Soil Processes,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sheffield

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Contact

Email: C.Macdonald@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1332
Mobile:
Location: L9.G.26
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Macdonald, C., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Reay, D., Hicks, L. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Soil nutrients and soil carbon storage : modulators and mechanisms', Soil Carbon Storage: Modulators, Mechanisms and Modelling, Academic Press 9780128127667.
  • Macdonald, C. and Singh, B. (2016), 'Ecosystem function and services : regulating services : atmospheric composition and climate regulation', Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, Publications Office of the European Union 9789279481697.

Journal Articles

  • Renchon, A., Drake, J., Macdonald, C., Sihi, D., Hinko-Najera, N., Tjoelker, M., Arndt, S., Noh, N., Davidson, E. and Pendall, E. (2021), 'Concurrent measurements of soil and ecosystem respiration in a mature eucalypt woodland : advantages, lessons, and questions', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol 126, no 3 .
  • Zhang, H., Powell, J., Power, S., Churchill, A., Plett, J., Macdonald, C., Jacob, V., Kim, G., Pendall, E., Tissue, D., Catunda, K., Igwenagu, C., Carrillo, Y., Moore, B. and Anderson, I. (2021), 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal-mediated reduction in N2O emissions were not impacted by experimental warming for two common pasture species', Pedobiologia, vol 87-88 .
  • Da Silva Carreira Martins, C., Nazaries, L., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Macdonald, C., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2021), 'Rainfall frequency and soil water availability regulate soil methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from a native forest exposed to elevated carbon dioxide', Functional Ecology, vol 35, no 8 , pp 1833 - 1847.
  • Zhang, H., Powell, J., Plett, J., Churchill, A., Power, S., Macdonald, C., Jacob, V., Kim, G., Pendall, E., Tissue, D., Catunda, K., Igwenagu, C., Carrillo, Y., Moore, B. and Anderson, I. (2021), 'Climate warming negates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal reductions in soil phosphorus leaching with tall fescue but not lucerne', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 152 .
  • Macdonald, C., Anderson, I., Khachane, A., Singh, B., Barton, C., Duursma, R., Ellsworth, D. and Singh, B. (2021), 'Plant productivity is a key driver of soil respiration response to climate change in a nutrient-limited soil', Basic and Applied Ecology, vol 50 , pp 155 - 168.
  • Jiang, M., Medlyn, B., Drake, J., Duursma, R., Anderson, I., Barton, C., Boer, M., Carrillo, Y., Castaneda-Gomez, L., Collins, L., Crous, K., De Kauwe, M., Santos, B., Emerson, K., Facey, S., Gherlenda, A., Gimeno, T., Hasegawa, S., Johnson, S., Kannaste, A., Macdonald, C., Mahmud, K., Moore, B., Nazaries, L., Neilson, E., Nielsen, U., Niinemets, U., Noh, N., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Pathare, V., Pendall, E., Pihlblad, J., Pineiro, J., Powell, J., Power, S., Reich, P., Renchon, A., Riegler, M., Rinnan, R., Rymer, P., Salomon, R., Singh, B., Smith, B., Tjoelker, M., Walker, J., Wujeska-Klause, A., Yang, J., Zaehle, S. and Ellsworth, D. (2020), 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol 580 , pp 227 - 231.
  • Ross, G., Horn, S., Macdonald, C., Powell, J., Reynolds, J., Ryan, M., Cook, J. and Nielsen, U. (2020), 'Metabarcoding mites : three years of elevated CO2 has no effect on oribatid assemblages in a Eucalyptus woodland', Pedobiologia, vol 81-82 .
  • Bond-Lamberty, B., Christianson, D., Malhotra, A., Pennington, S., Sihi, D., AghaKouchak, A., Anjileli, H., Altaf Arain, M., Armesto, J., Ashraf, S., Ataka, M., Baldocchi, D., Black, T., Buchmann, N., Carbone, M., Chang, S., Crill, P., Curtis, P., Davidson, E., Desai, A., Drake, J., El-Madany, T., Gavazzi, M., Gorres, C., Gough, C., Goulden, M., Gregg, J., Gutierrez del Arroyo, O., He, J., Hirano, T., Hopple, A., Hughes, H., Jarveoja, J., Jassal, R., Jian, J., Kan, H., Kaye, J., Kominami, Y., Liang, N., Lipson, D., Macdonald, C., Maseyk, K., Mathes, K., Mauritz, M., Mayes, M., McNulty, S., Miao, G., Migliavacca, M., Miller, S., Miniat, C., Nietz, J., Nilsson, M., Noormets, A., Norouzi, H., O?Connell, C., Osborne, B., Oyonarte, C., Pang, Z., Peichl, M., Pendall, E., Perez-Quezada, J., Phillips, C., Phillips, R., Raich, J., Renchon, A., Ruehr, N., Sanchez-Canete, E., Saunders, M., Savage, K., Schrumpf, M., Scott, R., Seibt, U., Silver, W., Sun, W., Szutu, D., Takagi, K., Takagi, M., Teramoto, M., Tjoelker, M. and et al, .. (2020), 'COSORE : a community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data', Global Change Biology, vol 26, no 12 , pp 7268 - 7283.
  • Liu, H., Macdonald, C., Cook, J., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2019), 'An ecological loop : host microbiomes across multitrophic interactions', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 34, no 12 , pp 1118 - 1130.
  • Nooten, S., Schultheiss, P., Wright, J., Macdonald, C., Singh, B., Cook, J. and Power, S. (2018), 'What shapes plant and animal diversity on urban golf courses?', Urban Ecosystems, vol 21, no 3 , pp 565 - 576.
  • Drake, J., Macdonald, C., Tjoelker, M., Reich, P., Singh, B., Anderson, I. and Ellsworth, D. (2018), 'Three years of soil respiration in a mature eucalypt woodland exposed to atmospheric CO2 enrichment', Biogeochemistry, vol 139, no 1 , pp 85 - 101.
  • Ellsworth, D., Anderson, I., Crous, K., Cooke, J., Drake, J., Gherlenda, A., Gimeno, T., Macdonald, C., Medlyn, B., Powell, J., Tjoelker, M. and Reich, P. (2017), 'Elevated CO2 does not increase eucalypt forest productivity on a low-phosphorus soil', Nature Climate Change, vol 7, no 4 , pp 279 - 282.
  • Eisenhauer, N., Antunes, P., Bennett, A., Birkhofer, K., Bissett, A., Bowker, M., Caruso, T., Chen, B., Coleman, D., De Boer, W., De Ruiter, P., DeLuca, T., Frati, F., Griffiths, B., Hart, M., Hattenschwiler, S., Haimi, J., Heethoff, M., Kaneko, N., Kelly, L., Leinaas, H., Lindo, Z., Macdonald, C., Rillig, M., Ruess, L., Scheu, S., Schmidt, O., Seastedt, T., Van Straalen, N., Tiunov, A., Zimmer, M. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Priorities for research in soil ecology', Pedobiologia, vol 63 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Da Silva Carreira Martins, C., Nazaries, L., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Macdonald, C., Anderson, I., Hobbie, S., Venterea, R., Reich, P. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Hu, H., Macdonald, C., Trivedi, P., Anderson, I., Zheng, Y., Holmes, B., Bodrossy, L., Wang, J., He, J. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Fry, E., Manning, P., Macdonald, C., Hasegawa, S., De Palma, A., Power, S. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Drake, J., Macdonald, C., Tjoelker, M., Crous, K., Gimeno Chocarro, T., Singh, B., Reich, P., Anderson, I. and Ellsworth, D. (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.
  • Colombo, F., Macdonald, C., Jeffries, T., Powell, J. and Singh, B. (2016), 'Impact of forest management practices on soil bacterial diversity and consequences for soil processes', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 94 , pp 200 - 210.
  • Hasegawa, S., Macdonald, C. and Power, S. (2016), 'Elevated carbon dioxide increases soil nitrogen and phosphorus availability in a phosphorus-limited Eucalyptus woodland', Global Change Biology, vol 22, no 4 , pp 1628 - 1643.
  • Medlyn, B., Duursma, R., Crous, K., Drake, J., Gimeno Chocarro, T., Macdonald, C., Power, S., Tjoelker, M., Ellsworth, D., De Kauwe, M., Zaehle, S., Walker, A., Luus, K., Mishurov, M., Pak, B., Smith, B., Wang, Y., Yang, X. and Norby, R. (2016), 'Using models to guide field experiments : a priori predictions for the CO2 response of a nutrient- and water-limited native Eucalypt woodland', Global Change Biology, vol 22, no 8 , pp 2834 - 2851.
  • Da Silva Carreira Martins, C., Macdonald, C., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Rabbi, S., Daniel, H., Lockwood, P., Macdonald, C., Pereg, L., Tighe, M., Wilson, B. and Young, I. (2016), 'Physical soil architectural traits are functionally linked to carbon decomposition and bacterial diversity', Scientific Reports, vol 6 .
  • Da Silva Carreira Martins, C., Nazaries, L., Macdonald, C., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Macdonald, C., Crawley, M., Wright, D., Kuczynski, J., Robinson, L., Knight, R., Al-Soud, W., Sorensen, S., Deng, Y., Zhou, J. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Hu, H., Macdonald, C., Trivedi, P., Holmes, B., Bodrossy, L., He, J. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Macdonald, C. and Singh, B. (2014), 'Harnessing plant-microbe interactions for enhancing farm productivity', Bioengineered, vol 5, no 1 , pp 5 - 9.
  • Singh, B., Quince, C., Macdonald, C., Khachane, A., Thomas, N., Al-Soud, W., Sorensen, S., He, Z., White, D., Sinclair, A., Crooks, B., Zhou, J. and Campbell, C. (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, A., Lonergan, V., Rabbi, F., Fornasier, F., MacDonald, C., Harden, S., Kawasaki, A. and Singh, B. (2013), 'Impact of carbon farming practices on soil carbon in northern New South Wales', Soil Research, vol 51, no 7-8 , pp 707 - 718.
  • Hsu, L., Power, D., Upritchard, J., Burton, J., Friedlander, R., Horswell, J., Macdonald, C., Kieser, J. and Tompkins, G. (2012), 'Amplification of oral streptococcal DNA from human incisors and bite marks', Current Microbiology, vol 65, no 2 , pp 207 - 211.
  • Macdonald, C., Anderson, I., Bardgett, R. and Singh, B. (2011), 'Role of nitrogen in carbon mitigation in forest ecosystems', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol 21, no 8 , pp 303 - 310.
  • Macdonald, C., Clark, I., Zhao, F., Hirsch, P., Singh, B. and Mcgrath, S. (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.
  • Macdonald, C., Clark, I., Hirsch, P., Zhao, F. and McGrath, S. (2011), 'Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection and quantification of Rhizobium leguminosarum bacteria and discrimination between different biovars in zinc-contaminated soil', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 77, no 13 , pp 4626 - 4633.
  • Singh, B. and Macdonald, C. (2010), 'Drug discovery from uncultivable microorganisms', Drug Discovery Today, vol 15, no 17-18 , pp 792 - 799.
  • Singh, B., Dawson, L., Macdonald, C. and 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.
  • Macdonald, C., Thomas, N., Robinson, L., Tate, K., Ross, D., Dando, J. and Singh, B. (2009), 'Physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of the soil microbial community after afforestation of pastures with Pinus radiata', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 41, no 8 , pp 1642 - 1651.
  • Macdonald, C., Campbell, C., Bacon, J. and Singh, B. (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, B., Tate, K., Kapadia, G., Hedley, C., Macdonald, C., Millard, P. and Murrell, J. (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.
  • Macdonald, C., Singh, B., Campbell, C., Horsewell, J. and 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.

Current Projects

Title: Harnessing emerging microbiome technology to improve farm productivity
Funder:
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
Western Researchers: Catriona Macdonald and Brajesh Singh
Years: 2019-03-08 - 2023-03-08
ID: P00025646
Title: Healthy bee populations for sustainable pollination in horticulture
Funder:
  • Bayer Australia Limited
  • Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: James Cook, Markus Riegler, Robert Spooner-Hart, Sally Power, Paul Rymer, Ian Anderson, Brajesh Singh and Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2016-06-27 - 2022-08-30
ID: P00023560
Title: Biological based products for improved cotton production
Funder:
  • Cotton Research & Development Corporation (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, Catriona Macdonald and Juntao Wang
Years: 2018-07-01 - 2022-03-01
ID: P00024560

Previous Projects

Title: A novel framework to identify, predict and improve efficiency of bioremediation technology
Funder:
  • CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh and Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31
ID: P00021767
Title: Accounting for Biodiversity and Carbon in golf courses within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment area (ABC-golf)
Funder:
  • Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority
  • Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services
Western Researchers: Sally Power, Catriona Macdonald, Brajesh Singh and James Cook
Years: 2013-06-25 - 2015-06-26
ID: P00021664
Title: DA - Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes
Funder:
  • Dairy Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Sally Power, Mark Tjoelker, Elise Pendall, David Tissue, Jeff Powell, Ian Anderson, Ben Moore, Catriona Macdonald, Brajesh Singh, Yolima Carrillo Espanol and Jonathan Plett
Years: 2017-06-01 - 2021-08-31
ID: P00023777
Title: A novel framework to identify, predict and improve efficiency of bioremediation technology
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh and Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2017-11-01 - 2020-09-30
ID: P00024578
Title: MLA - Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes
Funder:
  • MLA Donor Company Limited
Western Researchers: Sally Power, Mark Tjoelker, Elise Pendall, David Tissue, Jeff Powell, Ian Anderson, Ben Moore, Catriona Macdonald, Brajesh Singh, Yolima Carrillo Espanol and Jonathan Plett
Years: 2017-03-01 - 2021-08-31
ID: P00023845
Title: Effect of Extreme Weather Events on Soil Microbial Diversity and Function
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2011-06-29 - 2013-09-30
ID: P00020273

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