Doctor Hongwei Liu

Doctor Hongwei Liu

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

Casual Research Assistant - ARC Discovery,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


Organisational Unit (School / Division)

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


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Location: R2.G.19

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Chapters in Books

  • 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

  • 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 .
  • 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. (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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