Doctor Hongwei Liu

Doctor Hongwei Liu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Soil Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functions,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


Phone: (02) 4570 1923
Location: R2.G.19

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Chapters in Books

  • Yu, K., Liu, H., Zhong, W. and Stringlis, I. (2022), 'Microbiome-assisted agriculture : current knowledge and future directions', Biocontrol of Plant Disease: Recent Advances and Prospects in Plant Protection, ISTE 9781789450989 .
  • Liu, H., Mirzaee, H., Rincon-Florez, V., Moyle, R., Spohn, M., Carvalhais, L. and Schenk, P. (2017), 'Emerging culture-independent tools to enhance our understanding for soil microbial ecology', Microbial Biomass: A Paradigm Shift in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, World Scientific Press 9781786341303.

Journal Articles

  • Ge, A., Li, Q., Liu, H., Zhang, Z., Lu, Y., Liang, Z., Singh, B., Han, L., Xiang, J., Xiao, J., Liu, S. and Zhang, L. (2024), 'Streptomyces-triggered coordination between rhizosphere microbiomes and plant transcriptome enables watermelon Fusarium wilt resistance', Microbial Biotechnology, vol 17, no 3 .
  • Zhang, H., Bissett, A., Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Liu, H. and Powell, J. (2023), 'Fungal genome size and composition reflect ecological strategies along soil fertility gradients', Ecology Letters, vol 26, no 7 , pp 1108 - 1118.
  • Liu, H., Hall, M., Brettell, L., Wang, J., Halcroft, M., Nacko, S., Spooner-Hart, R., Cook, J., Riegler, M. and Singh, B. (2023), 'Microbial diversity in stingless bee gut is linked to host wing size and influenced by the environment', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol 198 .
  • Liu, H., Zhang, H., Powell, J., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Wang, J. and Singh, B. (2023), 'Warmer and drier ecosystems select for smaller bacterial genomes in global soils', iMeta, vol 2, no 1 .
  • Liu, H., Wang, J., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Zhang, H., Li, J. and Singh, B. (2023), 'Crop microbiome responses to pathogen colonisation regulate the host plant defence', Plant and Soil, vol 488 , pp 1253 - 1272.
  • Wadduwage, J., Liu, H., Egidi, E., Singh, B. and Macdonald, C. (2023), 'Effects of biostimulant application on soil biological and physicochemical properties : a field study', Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, vol 2, no 3 , pp 285 - 300.
  • Li, J., Wang, J., Liu, H., Macdonald, C. and Singh, B. (2023), 'Microbial inoculants with higher capacity to colonize soils improved wheat drought tolerance', Microbial Biotechnology, vol 16, no 11 , pp 2131 - 2144.
  • Wen, T., Xie, P., Liu, H., Liu, T., Zhao, M., Yang, S., Niu, G., Hale, L., Singh, B., Kowalchuk, G., Shen, Q. and Yuan, J. (2023), 'Tapping the rhizosphere metabolites for the prebiotic control of soil-borne bacterial wilt disease', Nature Communications, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Singh, B., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Egidi, E., Guirado, E., Leach, J., Liu, H. and Trivedi, P. (2023), 'Climate change impacts on plant pathogens, food security and paths forward', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol 21, no 10 , pp 640 - 656.
  • Yan, Z., Wang, J., Liang, J., Batista, B., Liu, H., Xiong, C., Kaur, S., Macdonald, C. and Singh, B. (2023), 'Evidence of distinct response of soil viral community to a plant infection and the disease pathobiome', Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, vol 2, no 4 , pp 382 - 387.
  • Yan, Z., Xiong, C., Liu, H. and Singh, B. (2022), 'Sustainable agricultural practices contribute significantly to One Health', Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, vol 1, no 3 , pp 165 - 176.
  • Qiu, Z., Verma, J., Liu, H., Wang, J., Batista, B., Kaur, S., Pereira, A., Macdonald, C., Macdonald, C., Trivedi, P., Weaver, T., Conaty, W., Tissue, D. and Singh, B. (2022), 'Response of the plant core microbiome to Fusarium oxysporum infection and identification of the pathobiome', Environmental Microbiology, vol 24, no 10 , pp 4652 - 4669.
  • Li, J., Wang, J., Liu, H., Macdonald, C. and Singh, B. (2022), 'Application of microbial inoculants significantly enhances crop productivity : a meta-analysis of studies from 2010 to 2020', Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, vol 1, no 3 , pp 216 - 225.
  • Kaur, S., Egidi, E., Qiu, Z., Macdonald, C., Verma, J., Trivedi, P., Wang, J., Liu, H. and Singh, B. (2022), 'Synthetic community improves crop performance and alters rhizosphere microbial communities', Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, vol 1, no 2 , pp 118 - 131.
  • Hall, M., Brettell, L., Liu, H., Nacko, S., Spooner-Hart, R., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2021), 'Temporal changes in the microbiome of stingless bee foragers following colony relocation', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 97, no 1 .
  • Liu, H., Li, J., Carvalhais, L., Percy, C., Verma, J., Schenk, P. and Singh, B. (2021), 'Evidence for the plant recruitment of beneficial microbes to suppress soil-borne pathogens', New Phytologist, vol 229, no 5 , pp 2873 - 2885.
  • Eldridge, D., Travers, S., Val, J., Wang, J., Liu, H., Singh, B. and Delgado Baquerizo, M. (2020), 'Grazing regulates the spatial heterogeneity of soil microbial communities within ecological networks', Ecosystems, vol 23 , pp 932 - 942.
  • Singh, B., Liu, H. and Trivedi, P. (2020), 'Eco-holobiont : a new concept to identify drivers of host-associated microorganisms', Environmental Microbiology, vol 22, no 2 , pp 564 - 567.
  • Liu, H., Brettell, L., Qiu, Z. and Singh, B. (2020), 'Microbiome-mediated stress resistance in plants', Trends in Plant Science, vol 25, no 8 , pp 733 - 743.
  • Liu, H., Brettell, L. and Singh, B. (2020), 'Linking the phyllosphere microbiome to plant health', Trends in Plant Science, vol 25, no 9 , pp 841 - 844.
  • Liu, B., Eltanahy, E., Liu, H., Chua, E., Thomas-Hall, S., Wass, T., Pan, K. and Schenk, P. (2020), 'Growth-promoting bacteria double eicosapentaenoic acid yield in microalgae', Bioresource Technology, vol 316 .
  • Qiu, Z., Egidi, E., Liu, H., Kaur, S. and Singh, B. (2019), 'New frontiers in agriculture productivity : optimised microbial inoculants and in situ microbiome engineering', Biotechnology Advances, vol 37, no 6 .
  • Liu, H., Khan, M., Carvalhais, L., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Yan, L., Crawford, M., Dennis, P., Singh, B. and Schenk, P. (2019), 'Soil amendments with ethylene precursor alleviate negative impacts of salinity on soil microbial properties and productivity', Scientific Reports, vol 9, no 1 .
  • 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.
  • Dang, Y., Balzer, A., Crawford, M., Rincon-Florez, V., Liu, H., Melland, A., Antille, D., Kodur, S., Bell, M., Whish, J., Lai, Y., Seymour, N., Carvalhais, L. and Schenk, P. (2018), 'Strategic tillage in conservation agricultural systems of north-eastern Australia : why, where, when and how?', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol 25, no 2 , pp 1000 - 1015.
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Schenk, P. and Dennis, P. (2018), 'Activation of the salicylic acid signalling pathway in wheat had no significant short-term impact on the diversity of root-associated microbiomes', Pedobiologia, vol 70 , pp 6 - 11.
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Schenk, P. and Dennis, P. (2017), 'Effects of jasmonic acid signalling on the wheat microbiome differ between body sites', Scientific Reports, vol 7 .
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Crawford, M., Singh, E., Dennis, P., Pieterse, C. and Schenk, P. (2017), 'Inner plant values : diversity, colonization and benefits from endophytic bacteria', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol 8 .
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Rincon-Florez, V., Crawford, M., Dang, Y., Dennis, P. and Schenk, P. (2016), 'One-time strategic tillage does not cause major impacts on soil microbial properties in a no-till Calcisol', Soil and Tillage Research, vol 158 , pp 91 - 99.
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Crawford, M., Dang, Y., Dennis, P. and Schenk, P. (2016), 'Strategic tillage increased the relative abundance of Acidobacteria but did not impact on overall soil microbial properties of a 19-year no-till Solonetz', Biology and Fertility of Soils, vol 52, no 7 , pp 1021 - 1035.
  • Liu, H., Carvalhais, L., Kazan, K. and Schenk, P. (2016), 'Development of marker genes for jasmonic acid signaling in shoots and roots of wheat', Plant Signaling and Behavior, vol 11, no 5 .
  • Liu, H., Crawford, M., Carvalhais, L., Dang, Y., Dennis, P. and Schenk, P. (2016), 'Strategic tillage on a Grey Vertosol after fifteen years of no-till management had no short-term impact on soil properties and agronomic productivity', Geoderma, vol 267 , pp 146 - 155.
  • Crawford, M., Rincon-Florez, V., Balzer, A., Dang, Y., Carvalhais, L., Liu, H. and Schenk, P. (2015), 'Changes in the soil quality attributes of continuous no-till farming systems following a strategic tillage', Soil Research, vol 53, no 3 , pp 263 - 273.
  • Feng, G., Wu, H., Li, X., Lai, F., Zhao, G., Yang, M. and Liu, H. (2015), 'A new, efficient and highly-regioselective approach to synthesis of 6-O-propionyl-D-glucose by using whole-cell biocatalysts', Biochemical Engineering Journal, vol 95 , pp 56 - 61.
  • Xu, X., Feng, G., Liu, H., Li, X., Zhao, G. and Xiao, X. (2014), 'Isolation, identification and control of osmophilic spoilage yeasts in sweetened condensed milk', African Journal of Microbiology Research, vol 8, no 10 , pp 1032 - 1039.
  • Li, X., Lu, Z., Liu, H., Zhao, G., Wu, H., Yuan, K. and Yu, Y. (2012), 'Dependence of catalytic performance of a freeze-dried whole-cell biocatalyst of Pseudomonas fluorescens in regioselective acetylation of 1-?-d-arabinofuranosylcytosine on growth conditions', Process Biochemistry, vol 47, no 12 , pp 1826 - 1831.

Conference Papers

  • Xu, X., Feng, G., Liu, H. and Li, X. (2014), 'Control of spoilage microorganisms in soybean milk by nipagin complex esters, nisin, sodium dehydroacetate and heat treatment', International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition, Shanghai, China.

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