Professor Ian Anderson

Professor Ian Anderson

Director, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Professor,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biography

Professor Anderson has an accomplished record of achievement in research, education and leadership as Director of the University’s first research Institute, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. The HIE is now home to over 60 world-class academics and 90 postgraduate research students whose expertise spans the full spectrum of life sciences research from genes to ecosystems. He is also Director of the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, also based at the Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney University.

Professor Anderson is a fungal ecologist and his individual research expertise centres on the intricate relationships between plants and fungi including those that co-exist to help plants survive and thrive. Known as mycorrhizae, these unique fungal-plant relationships are essential to the ecology of forests, heaths and managed ecosystems.

Professor Anderson leads the HIE’s research program which spans across three Themes (Soil Biology and Genomics, Ecosystem Function and Integration, and Plants, Animals and Interactions). A significant portion of the Institute’s research program has an over-arching focus on the rapidly-emerging impacts from elevated carbon dioxide and climate change on the world’s forest and agricultural production systems.

The Institute has achieved excellent rankings in the Excellence In Research Australia (ERA) assessments, with ratings of Five (Well Above World Standard) in the fields of Plant Biology, Microbiology, Ecological Applications, Soil Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Forestry Sciences and Zoology in the 2018 ERA assessment.

 Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Plant-microbe interactions; microbial ecology; molecular ecology

This information has been contributed by Professor Anderson.

Qualifications

  • PhDSc University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

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

Contact

Email: I.Anderson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1993
Mobile: 0404081120
Location: R2.G.71
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Pickles, B. and Anderson, I. (2016), 'Spatial ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities', Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118951415.
  • Smith, S., Anderson, I. and Smith, F. (2015), 'Mycorrhizal associations and phosphorus acquisition : from cells to ecosystems', Phosphorus Metabolism in Plants, Wiley & Sons 9781118958841.
  • Pickles, B., Genney, D., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2009), 'Spatial ecology of ectomycorrhizas: analytical strategies', Mycorrhizas. Functional Processes and Ecological Impact, Springer 9783540879770.

Journal Articles

  • Plett, K., Kohler, A., Lebel, T., Singan, V., Bauer, D., He, G., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Martin, F., Plett, J. and Anderson, I. (2021), 'Intra-species genetic variability drives carbon metabolism and symbiotic host interactions in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus microcarpus', Environmental Microbiology, vol 23, no 4 , pp 2004 - 2020.
  • 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.
  • Wong, J., Plett, K., Natera, S., Roessner, U., Anderson, I. and Plett, J. (2020), 'Comparative metabolomics implicates threitol as a fungal signal supporting colonization of Armillaria luteobubalina on eucalypt roots', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 43, no 2 , pp 374 - 386.
  • 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.
  • Plett, K., Singan, V., Wang, M., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Martin, F., Plett, J. and Anderson, I. (2020), 'Inorganic nitrogen availability alters Eucalyptus grandis receptivity to the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus albus but not symbiotic nitrogen transfer', New Phytologist, vol 226, no 1 , pp 221 - 231.
  • Plett, J., Plett, K., Wong-Bajracharya, J., Freitas Pereira, M., Dutra Costa, M., Kohler, A., Martin, F. and Anderson, I. (2020), 'Mycorrhizal effector PaMiSSP10b alters polyamine biosynthesis in Eucalyptus root cells and promotes root colonization', New Phytologist Trust, vol 228, no 2 , pp 712 - 727.
  • Rillig, M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Anderson, I., Antonovics, J., Ballhausen, M., Bergmann, J., Bielcik, M., Chaudhary, V., Deveautour, C., Grunfeld, L., Hempel, S., Lakovic, M., Lammel, D., Lehmann, A., Lehmann, J., Leifheit, E., Liang, Y., Li, E., Lozano, Y., Manntschke, A., Mansour, I., Oviatt, P., Pinek, L., Powell, J., Roy, J., Ryo, M., Sosa-Hernandez, M., Veresoglou, S., Wang, D., Yang, G. and Zhang, H. (2020), 'Myristate and the ecology of AM fungi : significance, opportunities, applications and challenges', New Phytologist, vol 227, no 6 , pp 1610 - 1614.
  • Bogar, L., Peay, K., Kornfeld, A., Huggins, J., Hortal, S., Anderson, I. and Kennedy, P. (2019), 'Plant-mediated partner discrimination in ectomycorrhizal mutualisms', Mycorrhiza, vol 29, no 2 , pp 97 - 111.
  • Wong, J., Lutz, A., Natera, S., Wang, M., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Martin, F., Roessner, U., Anderson, I. and Plett, J. (2019), 'The influence of contrasting microbial lifestyles on the pre-symbiotic metabolite responses of Eucalyptus grandis roots', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol 7 .
  • Fry, E., De Long, J., Alvarez Garrido, L., Alvarez, N., Carrillo, Y., Castaneda-Gomez, L., Chomel, M., Dondini, M., Drake, J., Hasegawa, S., Hortal, S., Jackson, B., Jiang, M., Lavallee, J., Medlyn, B., Rhymes, J., Singh, B., Smith, P., Anderson, I., Bardgett, R., Baggs, E. and 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.
  • Beck, S., Anderson, I., Drigo, B. and Powell, J. (2019), 'A soil fungal metacommunity perspective reveals stronger and more localised interactions above the tree line of an alpine/subalpine ecotone', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 135 .
  • Queralt, M., Walker, J., de Miguel, A., Parlade, J., Anderson, I. and Hortal, S. (2019), 'The ability of a host plant to associate with different symbiotic partners affects ectomycorrhizal functioning', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 95, no 6 .
  • Nguyen, L., Broughton, K., Osanai, Y., Anderson, I., Bange, M., Tissue, D. and Singh, B. (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.
  • 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.
  • Plett, K., Raposo, A., Anderson, I., Piller, S. and Plett, J. (2019), 'Protein arginine methyltransferase expression affects ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and the regulation of hormone signaling pathways', Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, vol 32, no 10 , pp 1291 - 1302.
  • Hamonts, K., Trivedi, P., Garg, A., Janitz, C., Grinyer, J., Holford, P., Botha, F., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Field study reveals core plant microbiota and relative importance of their drivers', Environmental Microbiology, vol 20, no 1 , pp 124 - 140.
  • Nguyen, L., Osanai, Y., Lai, K., Anderson, I., Bange, M., Tissue, D. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Nguyen, L., Osanai, Y., Anderson, I., Bange, M., Braunack, M., Tissue, D. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Impacts of waterlogging on soil nitrification and ammonia-oxidizing communities in farming system', Plant and Soil, vol 426, no 1-2 , pp 299 - 311.
  • 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.
  • Hamonts, K., Trivedi, P., Grinyer, J., Holford, P., Drigo, B., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 125 , pp 275 - 285.
  • Nguyen, L., Osanai, Y., Anderson, I., Bange, M., Tissue, D. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Flooding and prolonged drought have differential legacy impacts on soil nitrogen cycling, microbial communities and plant productivity', Plant and Soil, vol 431, no 1-2 , pp 371 - 387.
  • Rigg, J., Offord, C., Zimmer, H., Anderson, I., Singh, B. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Conservation by translocation : establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments', Plant and Soil, vol 411, no 1 , pp 209 - 225.
  • 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.
  • Schob, C., Hortal, S., Karley, A., Morcillo, L., Newton, A., Pakeman, R., Powell, J., Anderson, I. and Brooker, R. (2017), 'Species but not genotype diversity strongly impacts the establishment of rare colonisers', Functional Ecology, vol 31, no 7 , pp 1462 - 1470.
  • Zheng, Y., Hu, H., Guo, L., Anderson, I. and Powell, J. (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.
  • Plett, K., Raposo, A., Bullivant, S., Anderson, I., Piller, S. and Plett, J. (2017), 'Root morphogenic pathways in Eucalyptus grandis are modified by the activity of protein arginine methyltransferases', BMC Plant Biology, vol 17 .
  • Trivedi, P., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Trivedi, C., Hamonts, K., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2017), 'Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 111 , pp 10 - 14.
  • Plett, J., Yin, H., Mewalal, R., Hu, R., Li, T., Ranjan, P., Jawdy, S., De Paoli, H., Butler, G., Burch-Smith, T., Guo, H., Chen, C., Kohler, A., Anderson, I., Labbe, J., Martin, F., Tuskan, G. and Yang, X. (2017), 'Populus trichocarpa encodes small, effector-like secreted proteins that are highly induced during mutualistic symbiosis', Scientific Reports, vol 7 .
  • Osanai, Y., Tissue, D., Bange, M., Anderson, I., Braunack, M. and Singh, B. (2017), 'Plant-soil interactions and nutrient availability determine the impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on cotton productivity', Plant and Soil, vol 410, no 1-2 , pp 87 - 102.
  • Osanai, Y., Tissue, D., Bange, M., Braunack, M., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Trivedi, P., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Jeffries, T., Trivedi, C., Anderson, I., Lai, K., McNee, M., Flower, K., Singh, B., Minkey, D. and Singh, B. (2017), 'Soil aggregation and associated microbial communities modify the impact of agricultural management on carbon content', Environmental Microbiology, vol 19, no 8 , pp 3070 - 3086.
  • Drigo, B., Nielsen, U., Jeffries, T., Curlevski, N., Singh, B., Duursma, R. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Zhang, Y., Menke, C., Drigo, B., Bai, S., Anderson, I., Xu, Z., Chen, H. and Zhang, M. (2017), 'Assessing the potential of using biochar in mine rehabilitation under elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration', Journal of Soils and Sediments, vol 17, no 10 , pp 2410 - 2419.
  • Hortal, S., Plett, K., Plett, J., Cresswell, T., Johansen, M., Pendall, E. and Anderson, I. (2017), 'Role of plant-fungal nutrient trading and host control in determining the competitive success of ectomycorrhizal fungi', The ISME Journal, vol 11, no 12 , pp 2666 - 2676.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plett, J., Plett, K., Bithell, S., Mitchell, C., Moore, K., Powell, J. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Trivedi, P., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Trivedi, C., Hu, H., Anderson, I., Jeffries, T., Zhou, J. and Singh, B. (2016), 'Microbial regulation of the soil carbon cycle: evidence from gene-enzyme relationships', The ISME Journal, vol 10 , pp 2593 - 2604.
  • Trivedi, P., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2016), 'Response of soil properties and microbial communities to agriculture : implications for primary productivity and soil health indicators', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7 .
  • Veresoglou, S., Anderson, I., Sousa, N., Hempel, S. and Rillig, M. (2016), 'Resilience of fungal communities to elevated CO2', Microbial Ecology, vol 72, no 2 , pp 493 - 495.
  • 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.
  • Hortal, S., Powell, J., Plett, J., Simonin, A. and Anderson, I. (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 .
  • Trivedi, P., Trivedi, C., Grinyer, J., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2016), 'Harnessing host-vector microbiome for sustainable plant disease management of phloem-limited bacteria', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7 .
  • Rigg, J., Offord, C., Singh, B., Anderson, I., Clarke, S. and Powell, J. (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.
  • Rigg, J., Offord, C., Singh, B., Anderson, I., Clarke, S. and Powell, J. (2016), 'Soil microbial communities influence seedling growth of a rare conifer independent of plant-soil feedback', Ecology, vol 97, no 12 , pp 3346 - 3358.
  • Beck, S., Powell, J., Drigo, B., Cairney, J. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Hempel, S., Powell, J., Anderson, I., Antonovics, J., Bergmann, J., Cavagnaro, T., Chen, B., Hart, M., Klironomos, J., Petermann, J., Verbruggen, E., Veresoglou, S. and Rillig, M. (2015), 'Branching out : towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology', Fungal Biology Reviews, vol 29, no 1 , pp 34 - 41.
  • 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.
  • Plett, J., Kohler, A., Khachane, A., Keniry, K., Plett, K., Martin, F. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Kanters, C., Anderson, I. and Johnson, D. (2015), 'Chewing up the wood-wide web : selective grazing on ectomycorrhizal fungi by collembola', Forests, vol 6, no 8 , pp 2560 - 2570.
  • Trivedi, P., Rochester, I., Trivedi, C., Van Nostrand, J., Zhou, J., Karunaratne, S., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2015), 'Soil aggregate size mediates the impacts of cropping regimes on soil carbon and microbial communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 91 , pp 169 - 181.
  • Anderson, I., Genney, D. and Alexander, I. (2014), 'Fine-scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungal mycelium in a Scots pine forest', New Phytologist, vol 201 , pp 1423 - 1430.
  • Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Powell, J., Anderson, I., Antonovics, J. and Rillig, M. (2014), 'Ecological understanding of root-infecting fungi using trait-based approaches', Trends in Plant Science, vol 19, no 7 , pp 432 - 438.
  • Curlevski, N., Drigo, B., Cairney, J. and Anderson, I. (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, I., Drigo, B., Keniry, K., Ghannoum, O., Chambers, S., Tissue, D. and Cairney, J. (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, J., Anderson, I. and Rillig, M. (2013), 'A new tool of the trade : plant-trait based approaches in microbial ecology', Plant and Soil, vol 365, no 1-2 , pp 35 - 40.
  • Verbruggen, E., Veresoglou, S., Anderson, I., Caruso, T., Hammer, E., Kohler, J. and Rillig, M. (2013), 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi : short-term liability but long-term benefits for soil carbon storage?', New Phytologist, vol 197, no 2 , pp 366 - 368.
  • Trivedi, P., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (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.
  • Van Der Linde, S., Holden, E., Parkin, P., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Pickles, B., Genney, D., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (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.
  • Drigo, B., Anderson, I., Kannangara, K., Cairney, J. and Johnson, D. (2012), 'Rapid incorporation of carbon from ectomycorrhizal mycelial necromass into soil fungal communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 49 , pp 4 - 10.
  • Johnson, D., Martin, F., Cairney, J. and Anderson, I. (2012), 'The importance of individuals : intraspecific diversity of mycorrhizal plants and fungi in ecosystems', New Phytologist, vol 194, no 3 , pp 614 - 628.
  • Villarreal-Ruiz, L., Neri-Luna, C., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2012), 'In vitro interactions between ectomycorrhizal fungi and ericaceous plants', Symbiosis, vol 56, no 2 , pp 67 - 75.
  • 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.
  • Curlevski, N., Artz, R., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (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, no 1 , pp 413 - 424.
  • Johnson, D., Anderson, I., Williams, A., Whitlock, R. and Grime, P. (2010), 'Plant genotypic diversity does not beget root-fungal species diversity', Plant and Soil, vol 336 , pp 107 - 111.
  • Van Der Linde, S., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2010), 'Do stipitate hydnoid fungi have the ability to colonise new native pine forest?', Fungal Ecology, vol 3, no 2 , pp 89 - 93.
  • Curlevski, N., Zhihong, X., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (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, N., Xu, Z., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (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.
  • Curlevski, N., Zhihong, X., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (2010), 'Converting Australian tropical rainforest to native Araucariaceae plantations alters soil fungal communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 42, no 1 , pp 14 - 20.
  • Pickles, B., Genney, D., Potts, J., Lennon, J., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2010), 'Spatial and temporal ecology of Scots pine ectomycorrhizas', New Phytologist, vol 186, no 3 , pp 755 - 768.
  • Grelet, G., Johnson, D., Vralstaf, T., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2010), 'New insights into the mycorrhizal Rhizoscyphus ericae aggregate : spatial structure and co-colonization of ectomycorrhizal and ericoid roots', New Phytologist, vol 188 , pp 210 - 222.
  • Grelet, G., Johnson, D., Paterson, E., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2009), 'Reciprocal carbon and nitrogen transfer between an ericaceous dwarf shrub and fungi isolated from Piceirhiza bicolorata ectomycorrhizas', New Phytologist, vol 182, no 2 , pp 359 - 366.
  • Curlevski, N., Chambers, S., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (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.
  • Robinson, C., Szaro, T., Izzo, A., Anderson, I., Parkin, P. and Bruns, T. (2009), 'Spatial distribution of fungal communities in a coastal grassland soil', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 41, no 2 , pp 414 - 416.
  • Van Der Linde, S., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2009), 'Spatial distribution of sporocarps of stipitate hydnoid fungi and their belowground mycelium', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 69, no 3 , pp 344 - 352.
  • Bastias, B., Anderson, I., Rangel-Castro, J., Parkin, P., Prosser, J. and Cairney, J. (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.
  • Artz, R., Reid, E., Anderson, I., Campbell, C. and Cairney, J. (2009), 'Long term repeated prescribed burning increases evenness in the basidiomycete laccase gene pool in forest soils', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 67, no 3 , pp 397 - 410.
  • Grelet, G., Meharg, A., Duff, E., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2009), 'Small genetic differences between ericoid mycorrhizal fungi affect nitrogen uptake by Vaccinium', New Phytologist, vol 181, no 3 , pp 708 - 718.
  • Izumi, H., Cairney, J., Killham, K., Moore, E., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (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.
  • Izumi, H., Anderson, I., Killham, K. and Moore, E. (2008), 'Diversity of predominant endophytic bacteria in European deciduous and coniferous trees', Canadian Journal of Microbiology, vol 54, no 3 , pp 173 - 179.
  • Wilson, M., Certini, G., Campbell, C., Anderson, I. and Hillier, S. (2008), 'Does the preferential microbial colonization of ferromagnesian minerals affect mineral weathering in soil', Naturwissenschaften, vol 95 , pp 851 - 858.
  • Anderson, I., Parkin, P. and Campbell, C. (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.
  • Van Der Linde, S., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2008), 'A PCR based method for below-ground detection of stipitate hydnoid fungal species', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol 75 , pp 40 - 46.
  • Bougoure, D., Parkin, P., Cairney, J., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2007), 'Diversity of fungi in hair roots of Ericaceae varies along a vegetation gradien', Molecular Ecology, vol 16 , pp 4624 - 4636.
  • Bastias, B., Anderson, I., Xu, Z. and Cairney, J. (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.
  • Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (2007), 'Ectomycorrhizal fungi: exploring the mycelial frontier', F E M S Microbiology Reviews, vol 31, no 4 , pp 388 - 406.
  • Anderson, I., Bastias, B., Genney, D., Parkin, P. and Cairney, J. (2007), 'Basidiomycete fungal communities in Australian sclerophyll forest soil are altered by repeated prescribed burning', Mycological Research, vol 111, no 4 , pp 482 - 486.
  • Artz, R., Anderson, I., Chapman, S., Hagn, A., Schloter, M., Potts, J. and Campbell, C. (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.
  • Fransson, P., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2007), 'Ectomycorrhizal fungi in culture respond differently to increased carbon availability', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 61, no 2 , pp 246 - 257.
  • Izumi, H., Moore, E., Killham, K., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2007), 'Characterisation of endobacterial communities in ectomycorrhizas by DNA- and RNA-based molecular methods', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 39, no 4 , pp 891 - 899.
  • Saari, T., Saari, S., Campbell, C., Alexander, I. and Anderson, I. (2007), 'FragMatch - A program for the analysis of DNA fragment data', Mycorrhiza, vol 17, no 2 , pp 133 - 136.
  • Anderson, I. and Parkin, P. (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.
  • Fransson, P., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2007), 'Does carbon partitioning in ectomycorrhizal pine seedlings under elevated CO2 vary with fungal species?', Plant and Soil, vol 291, no 40575 , pp 323 - 333.
  • Izumi, H., Anderson, I., Alexander, I., Killham, K. and Moore, E. (2006), 'Diversity and expression of nitrogenase genes (nifH) from ectomycorrhizas of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra)', Environmental Microbiology, vol 8, no 12 , pp 2224 - 2230.
  • Izumi, H., Anderson, I., Alexander, I., Killham, K. and Moore, E. (2006), 'Endobacteria in some ectomycorrhiza of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 56, no 1 , pp 34 - 43.
  • Genney, D., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2006), 'Fine-scale distribution of pine ectomycorrhizas and their extramatrical mycelium', New Phytologist, vol 170, no 2 , pp 381 - 390.
  • Singh, B., Nazaries, L., Munro, S., Anderson, I. and 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.
  • Johnson, D., IJdo, M., Genney, D., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (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, J., Killham, K., Ostle, N., Nicol, G., Anderson, I., Scrimgeour, C., Ineson, P., Meharg, A. and Prosser, J. (2005), 'Stable isotope probing analysis of the influence of liming on root exudate utilization by soil microorganisms', Environmental Microbiology, vol 7, no 6 , pp 828 - 838.
  • Saari, S., Campbell, C., Russell, J., Alexander, J. and Anderson, I. (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. and Cairney, J. (2004), 'Diversity and ecology of soil fungal communities: increased understanding through the application of molecular techniques', Environmental Microbiology, vol 6, no 8 , pp 769 - 779.
  • Villarreal-Ruiz, L., Anderson, I. and Alexander, I. (2004), 'Interaction between an isolate from the Hymenoscyphus ericae aggregate and roots of Pinus and Vaccinium', New Phytologist, vol 164, no 1 , pp 183 - 192.
  • Hitchcock, C., Chambers, S., Anderson, I. and Cairney, J. (2003), 'Development of markers for simple sequence repeat-rich regions that discriminate between Pisolithus albus and P. microcarpus', Mycological Research, vol 107 , pp 699 - 706.
  • Anderson, I., Campbell, C. and Prosser, J. (2003), 'Diversity of fungi in organic soils under a moorland - Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) gradient', Environmental Microbiology, vol 5, no 11 , pp 1121 - 1132.
  • Anderson, I., Campbell, C. and Prosser, J. (2003), 'Potential bias of fungal 18s rDNA and internal transcribed spacer polymerase chain reaction primers for estimating fungal biodiversity in soil', Environmental Microbiology, vol 5, no 1 , pp 36 - 47.
  • Anderson, I., Chambers, S. and Cairney, J. (2001), 'Characteristics of glutamine uptake by two Australian Pisolithus species', Mycological Research, vol 105 , pp 977 - 982.
  • Anderson, I., Chambers, S. and Cairney, J. (2001), 'Distribution and persistence of Australian Pisolithus species genets at native sclerophyll forest sites', Mycological Research, vol 105 , pp 971 - 976.
  • Anderson, I., Chambers, S. and Cairney, J. (2001), 'ITS-RFLP and ITS sequence diversity in Pisolithus from central and eastern Australian sclerophyll forests', Mycological Research, vol 105 , pp 1304 - 1312.
  • Anderson, I., Chambers, S. and Cairney, J. (2001), 'Variation in nitrogen source utilisation by Pisolithus isolates maintained in axenic culture', Mycorrhiza, vol 11 , pp 53 - 56.

Current Projects

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: CRC for Future Food Systems: Program Lead & Program Management Services
Funder:
  • Future Food Systems Limited CRC
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and David Tissue
Years: 2020-01-01 - 2029-06-30
ID: P00026284
Title: Research and Operations to Trial Innovation Glass and Photovoltaic Technologies in Protected Cropping
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: David Tissue, Zhonghua Chen, Chris Cazzonelli, Oula Ghannoum and Ian Anderson
Years: 2017-06-21 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00024107
Title: Stingless Bees as Effective Managed Pollinators for Australian Horticulture
Funder:
  • Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (ACRG)
  • Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: James Cook, Robert Spooner-Hart, Markus Riegler, Ian Anderson, Brajesh Singh, David Tissue and Sally Power
Years: 2017-10-02 - 2022-08-30
ID: P00024544
Title: A new tool of the trade: trait-based approaches in fungal ecology
Funder:
  • Universities Australia
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell and Ian Anderson
Years: 2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31
ID: P00025166
Title: Port Augusta QFly SIT factory pilot operation
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, James Cook and Ian Anderson
Years: 2019-04-01 - 2023-06-01
ID: P00025880
Title: Factors controlling ectomycorrhizal contributions to plant N nutrition
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and Jonathan Plett
Years: 2019-05-01 - 2022-05-01
ID: P00024859
Title: National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2017-10-20 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00024764
Title: Future Food Systems [Via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson, David Tissue, Priti Krishna, Zhonghua Chen, Oula Ghannoum, Chris Cazzonelli, Mitchell Low, Chun Guang Li, Donald Mcneill and James Cook
Years: 2019-06-30 - 2029-06-01
ID: P00025995

Previous Projects

Title: Switching partners: a driving force for tree productivity in a changing environment?
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell and Ian Anderson
Years: 2013-01-01 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00020782
Title: Climate change impacts on carbon sequestration in Australian forests: the role of soil microbial diversity
Funder:
  • Office for Science & Medical Research
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2008-03-01 - 2012-06-30
ID: P0015845
Title: Delineate: an innovative tool for microbial biodiversity discovery, ecological analysis, and species delineation
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of Science
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and Jeff Powell
Years: 2014-06-01 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00021731
Title: A ToF-SIMS facility for elemental and isotopic imaging of ultra-fine features for researchers in east Australia [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and Brajesh Singh
Years: 2014-03-21 - 2015-03-20
ID: P00021630
Title: Carbon storage: Identifying microbial drivers and key modulators in grain cropping systems
Funder:
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh and Ian Anderson
Years: 2012-06-29 - 2015-12-30
ID: P00020995
Title: A Novel Polyphasic Framework to resolve Yellow Canopy Syndrome Paradox
Funder:
  • Sugar Research Australia (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, Ian Anderson and Paul Holford
Years: 2014-07-01 - 2018-08-01
ID: P00021958
Title: Investigating the impact of nutrient trading dynamics between plants and symbiotic fungi on the outcomes of fungal competition in the rhizosphere
Funder:
  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Ltd (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Sara Hortal Botifoll, Jonathan Plett and Ian Anderson
Years: 2014-07-01 - 2015-06-30
ID: P00022162
Title: Review of advances in high throughput sensing technologies for automated and fast phenotyping for trait extraction
Funder:
  • Future Food Systems Limited CRC
Western Researchers: Oula Ghannoum and Ian Anderson
Years: 2020-03-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00026647
Title: Review of current techniques and technologies in protected cropping
Funder:
  • Future Food Systems Limited CRC
Western Researchers: David Tissue and Ian Anderson
Years: 2020-03-01 - 2020-07-31
ID: P00026648
Title: Future climate change: consequences for decomposition and pathways of carbon flow through rhizosphere fungal communities
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2008-05-01 - 2015-06-30
ID: P0015636
Title: Which plant where, when and why database for growing urban green space (Green Cities Project) [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: David Ellsworth, Ian Anderson, Sally Power, Mark Tjoelker and Paul Rymer
Years: 2016-06-30 - 2021-08-30
ID: P00023661
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 laser microdissection microscope for microbial and plant science research
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson, John Cairney, David Tissue and Jann Conroy
Years: 2008-09-24 - 2009-09-23
ID: P00016316
Title: The Hawkesbury Forest Experiment: providing the missing information for decision support systems to manage forests under rising CO2 and global warming
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Department of Industry NSW
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (ACRG)
  • Australian National University (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: David Ellsworth, Ian Anderson, John Cairney, Markus Riegler, David Tissue and Tony Haigh
Years: 2010-06-15 - 2011-12-31
ID: P00017561
Title: Plant : fungal symbioses in Australian forests - new perspectives using laser microdissection
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2010-09-29 - 2015-06-30
ID: P00016871
Title: Interactive Effect of Drought, CO2 and Temperature on Tree Response in Past and Future Climates
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: David Tissue and Ian Anderson
Years: 2008-11-21 - 2009-11-20
ID: P00016433
Title: Characterising controls of carbon flow from trees into mycorrhizal fungi
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and Jonathan Plett
Years: 2016-06-01 - 2019-05-31
ID: P00022586
Title: Development of a laser microdissection microscopy approach for identification of plant cell-inhabiting fungi
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson and John Cairney
Years: 2008-12-18 - 2010-12-30
ID: P00016473
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: Maintaining Intersect member access to the NCI peak supercomputing facility [via UNSW - no funding to WSU]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Bijan Samali and Ian Anderson
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2020-03-31
ID: P00023714
Title: Synthetic Natural Gas and Biochar from Biomass for Energy Services in Remote Communities and Soil Carbon Sequestration [via UWA]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2011-06-21 - 2016-06-20
ID: P00017883
Title: MLURI/UWS Contract for retained services of Ian Anderson
Funder:
  • The Macaulay Institute
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2007-11-17 - 2010-11-16
ID: P00016177
Title: How will different mycorrhizal fungal species respond to climate change?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: John Cairney and Ian Anderson
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2010-07-13
ID: P00017128
Title: New insights into the eucalypt: Pisolithus symbiosis via bioinformatics analysis of transcriptomic and genomic data
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of Science
Western Researchers: Ian Anderson
Years: 2011-01-31 - 2011-02-28
ID: P00018201
Title: Cotton industry adaptation to extreme weather and climate change
Funder:
  • Cotton Research & Development Corporation (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, David Tissue and Ian Anderson
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2015-12-31
ID: P00020446
Title: Ecological and evolutionary origins of multifunctionality in ectomycorrhizal Pisolithus isolates
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell and Ian Anderson
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-06-01
ID: P00020581
Title: Genetic analyser for rapid profiling of biological samples
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, Ian Anderson, John Cairney and Markus Riegler
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2011-11-16
ID: P00019354

Supervision

Professor Anderson is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Determining the Nature of the Interaction Between Bacteria and Symbiotic Fungi
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Climate Change Impacts on Symbiotic Fungi of Australian Eucalypts
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Spatial Ecology of Ericod Mycorrhizal Fungi
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Improving the Sterile Insect Technique: Identification of the Dominant Male Determiner in Queensland Fruit Fly
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Factors Regulating Population Dynamics of Eucalypt Psyllids in Australia
Field of Research:

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