Professor Jeff Powell

Professor Jeff Powell

Professor,
Hawkesbury Institute For The Environment

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Guelph
  • MS Sc Simon Fraser University
  • BA Sc Hons University of Manitoba (Canada)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute For The Environment

Contact

Email: Jeff.Powell@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1093
Mobile:
Location: R2.1.19
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Powell, J. (2007), 'Linking soil organisms within food webs to ecosystem functioning and environmental change', Advances in Agronomy (Vol. 96), Academic Press 9780123876898.
  • Powell, J. and Dunfield, K. (2007), 'Non-target impacts of genetically-modified, herbicide-tolerant crops on soil microbial and faunal communities', Topics in Canadian Weed Science, Canadian Weed Science Society 9780968897041.
  • Powell, J. and Klironomos, J. (2007), 'The ecology of plant-microbial mutualisms', Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, Academic Press 9780125468077.

Journal Articles

  • Deveautour, C., Power, S., Barnett, K., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Donn, S., Bennett, A. and Powell, J. (2020), 'Temporal dynamics of mycorrhizal fungal communities and co-associations with grassland plant communities following experimental manipulation of rainfall', Journal of Ecology, vol 108, no 2 , pp 515 - 527.
  • Castaneda-Gomez, L., Walker, J., Powell, J., Ellsworth, D., Pendall, E. and Carrillo, Y. (2020), 'Impacts of elevated carbon dioxide on carbon gains and losses from soil and associated microbes in a Eucalyptus woodland', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 143 .
  • Zanne, A., Abarenkov, K., Afkhami, M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Bates, S., Bhatnagar, J., Busby, P., Christian, N., Cornwell, W., Crowther, T., Flores-Moreno, H., Floudas, D., Gazis, R., Hibbett, D., Kennedy, P., Lindner, D., Maynard, D., Milo, A., Nilsson, R., Powell, J. and Treseder, K. (2020), 'Fungal functional ecology : bringing a trait-based approach to plant-associated fungi', Biological Reviews, vol 95, no 2 , pp 409 - 433.
  • 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., Powell, J. and Ellsworth, D. (2020), 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol 580 , pp 227 - 231.
  • Putra, R., Powell, J., Hartley, S. and Johnson, S. (2020), '[In Press] Is it time to include legumes in plant silicon research?', Functional Ecology, .
  • Chan, J., Bonser, S., Powell, J. and Cornwell, W. (2019), 'When to cut your losses : dispersal allocation in an asexual filamentous fungus in response to competition', Ecology and Evolution, vol 9, no 7 , pp 4129 - 4137.
  • Bennett, A., Evans, D. and Powell, J. (2019), 'Potentials and pitfalls in the analysis of bipartite networks to understand plant-microbe interactions in changing environments', Functional Ecology, vol 33, no 1 , pp 107 - 117.
  • Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Hempel, S., Powell, J., Cornwell, W. and Rillig, M. (2019), 'Bridging reproductive and microbial ecology : a case study in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi', ISME Journal, vol 13, no 4 , pp 873 - 884.
  • 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 .
  • Egidi, E., Wood, J., Celestina, C., May, T., Mele, P., Edwards, J., Powell, J., Bissett, A. and Franks, A. (2019), 'Delving into the dark ecology : a continent-wide assessment of patterns of composition in soil fungal communities from Australian tussock grasslands', Fungal Ecology, vol 39 , pp 356 - 370.
  • Lee, M., Powell, J., Oberle, B., Cornwell, W., Lyons, M., Rigg, J. and Zanne, A. (2019), 'Good neighbors aplenty : fungal endophytes rarely exhibit competitive exclusion patterns across a span of woody habitats', Ecology, vol 100, no 9 .
  • Riley, R., Cavagnaro, T., Brien, C., Smith, F., Smith, S., Berger, B., Garnett, T., Stonor, R., Schilling, R., Chen, Z. and Powell, J. (2019), 'Resource allocation to growth or luxury consumption drives mycorrhizal responses', Ecology Letters, vol 22, no 11 , pp 1757 - 1766.
  • Schmertmann, L., Irinyi, L., Malik, R., Powell, J., Meyer, W. and Krockenberger, M. (2019), 'The mycobiome of Australian tree hollows in relation to the Cryptococcus gattii and C. neoformans species complexes', Ecology and Evolution, vol 9, no 17 , pp 9684 - 9700.
  • Alvarez Garrido, L., Vinegla, B., Hortal, S., Powell, J. and Carreira, J. (2019), 'Distributional shifts in ectomycorrizhal fungal communities lag behind climate-driven tree upward migration in a conifer forest-high elevation shrubland ecotone', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 137 .
  • Powell, J. and Lindo, Z. (2019), 'A review of peer-review for Pedobiologia: Journal of Soil Ecology', Pedobiologia, vol 77 .
  • Delgado Baquerizo, M., Reith, F., Dennis, P., Hamonts, K., Powell, J., Young, A., Singh, B. and Bissett, A. (2018), 'Ecological drivers of soil microbial diversity and soil biological networks in the Southern Hemisphere', Ecology, vol 99, no 3 , pp 583 - 596.
  • Powell, J. and Rillig, M. (2018), 'Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and ecosystem function', New Phytologist, vol 220, no 4 , pp 1059 - 1075.
  • Deveautour, C., Donn, S., Power, S., Bennett, A. and Powell, J. (2018), 'Experimentally altered rainfall regimes and host root traits affect grassland arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Molecular Ecology, vol 27 , pp 2152 - 2163.
  • Dickie, I., Boyer, S., Buckley, H., Duncan, R., Gardner, P., Hogg, I., Holdaway, R., Lear, G., Makiola, A., Morales, S., Powell, J. and Weaver, L. (2018), 'Towards robust and repeatable sampling methods in eDNA based studies', Molecular Ecology Resources, vol 18, no 5 , pp 940 - 952.
  • Frew, A., Powell, J., Glauser, G., Bennett, A. and Johnson, S. (2018), 'Mycorrhizal fungi enhance nutrient uptake but disarm defences in plant roots, promoting plant-parasitic nematode populations', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 126 , pp 123 - 132.
  • 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.
  • Orchard, S., Hilton, S., Bending, G., Dickie, I., Standish, R., Gleeson, D., Jeffery, R., Powell, J., Walker, C., Bass, D., Monk, J., Simonin, A. and Ryan, M. (2017), 'Fine endophytes (Glomus tenue) are related to Mucoromycotina, not Glomeromycota', New Phytologist, vol 213, no 2 , pp 481 - 486.
  • Steinrucken, T., Raghavendra, A., Powell, J., Bissett, A. and Van Klinken, R. (2017), 'Triggering dieback in an invasive plant : endophyte diversity and pathogenicity', Australasian Plant Pathology, vol 46, no 2 , pp 157 - 170.
  • 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.
  • Frew, A., Powell, J., Hiltpold, I., Allsopp, P., Sallam, N. and Johnson, S. (2017), 'Host plant colonisation by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi stimulates immune function whereas high root silicon concentrations diminish growth in a soil-dwelling herbivore', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol 112 , pp 117 - 126.
  • Steinrucken, T., Aghighi, S., Hardy, G., Bissett, A., Powell, J. and Van Klinken, R. (2017), 'First report of oomycetes associated with the invasive tree Parkinsonia aculeata (Family: Fabaceae)', Australasian Plant Pathology, vol 46, no 4 , pp 313 - 321.
  • 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., Powell, J. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Priorities for research in soil ecology', Pedobiologia, vol 63 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Eisenhauer, N., Kratz, W., Neinass, J. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Resolution of respect for Ekkehard von Torne (1925-2017)', Pedobiologia, vol 64 , pp 40 - 41.
  • Delgado Baquerizo, M., Powell, J., Hamonts, K., Reith, F., Mele, P., Brown, M., Dennis, P., Ferrari, B., Fitzgerald, A., Young, A., Singh, B. and Bissett, A. (2017), 'Circular linkages between soil biodiversity, fertility and plant productivity are limited to topsoil at the continental scale', New Phytologist, vol 215, no 3 , pp 1186 - 1196.
  • Powell, J., Riley, R. and Cornwell, W. (2017), 'Relationships between mycorrhizal type and leaf flammability in the Australian flora', Pedobiologia, vol 65 , pp 43 - 49.
  • Donn, S., Kawasaki, A., Delroy, B., Chochois, V., Watt, M. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Root type is not an important driver of mycorrhizal colonisation in Brachypodium distachyon', Pedobiologia, vol 65 , pp 5 - 15.
  • Frew, A., Powell, J., Allsopp, P., Sallam, N. and Johnson, S. (2017), 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote silicon accumulation in plant roots, reducing the impacts of root herbivory', Plant and Soil, vol 419, no 1 , pp 423 - 433.
  • Eisenhauer, N. and Powell, J. (2017), 'Plant trait effects on soil organisms and functions', Pedobiologia, vol 65 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Steinrucken, T., Bissett, A., Powell, J., Raghavendra, A. and Van Klinken, R. (2016), 'Endophyte community composition is associated with dieback occurrence in an invasive tree', Plant and Soil, vol 405, no 1-2 , pp 311 - 323.
  • Uswattha Liyanage Pinto, H., Powell, J., Sharwood, R., Tissue, D. and Ghannoum, O. (2016), 'Variations in nitrogen use efficiency reflect the biochemical subtype while variations in water use efficiency reflect the evolutionary lineage of C4 grasses at inter-glacial CO2', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 39, no 3 , pp 514 - 526.
  • Rillig, M., Lehmann, A., Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Antonovics, J., Caruso, T., Hempel, S., Lehmann, J., Valyi, K., Verbruggen, E., Veresoglou, S. and Powell, J. (2016), 'Soil microbes and community coalescence', Pedobiologia, vol 59, no 1-2 , pp 37 - 40.
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. and Bennett, A. (2016), 'Unpredictable assembly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Pedobiologia, vol 59, no 1-2 , pp 11 - 15.
  • Johnson, S., Lopaticki, G., Barnett, K., Facey, S., Powell, J. and Hartley, S. (2016), 'An insect ecosystem engineer alleviates drought stress in plants without increasing plant susceptibility to an aboveground herbivore', Functional Ecology, vol 30, no 6 , pp 894 - 902.
  • 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.
  • Bissett, A., Fitzgerald, A., Meintjes, T., Mele, P., Reith, F., Dennis, P., Hamonts, K., Pendall, E., Powell, J. and et al, .. (2016), 'Introducing BASE : the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database', GigaScience, vol 5, no 21 .
  • Frew, A., Powell, J., Sallam, N., Allsopp, P. and Johnson, S. (2016), 'Trade-offs between silicon and phenolic defenses may explain enhanced performance of root herbivores on phenolic-rich plants', Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol 42, no 8 , pp 768 - 771.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Wurzbacher, C., Warthmann, N., Bourne, E., Attermeyer, K., Allgaier, M., Powell, J., Detering, H., Mbedi, S., Grossart, H. and Monaghan, M. (2016), 'High habitat-specificity in fungal communities of an oligo-mesotrophic, temperate Lake', MycoKeys, vol 16 , pp 17 - 44.
  • 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.
  • Gourmelon, V., Maggia, L., Powell, J., Gigante, S., Hortal, S., Gueunier, C., Letellier, K. and Carriconde, F. (2016), 'Environmental and geographical factors structure soil microbial diversity in New Caledonian ultramafic substrates : a metagenomic approach', PLoS One, vol 11, no 12 .
  • 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.
  • Wurst, S., Kaiser, N., Nitzsche, S., Haase, J., Auge, H., Rillig, M. and Powell, J. (2015), 'Tree diversity modifies distance-dependent effects on seedling emergence but not plant-soil feedbacks of temperate trees', Ecology, vol 96, no 6 , pp 1529 - 1539.
  • Eisenhauer, N., Bowker, M., Grace, J. and Powell, J. (2015), 'From patterns to causal understanding : structural equation modeling (SEM) in soil ecology', Pedobiologia, vol 58, no 2-3 , pp 65 - 72.
  • 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.
  • Rillig, M., Antonovics, J., Caruso, T., Lehmann, A., Powell, J., Veresoglou, S. and Verbruggen, E. (2015), 'Interchange of entire communities : microbial community coalescence', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 30, no 8 , pp 470 - 476.
  • Nielsen, U., Prior, S., Delroy, B., Walker, J., Ellsworth, D. and Powell, J. (2015), 'Response of belowground communities to short-term phosphorus addition in a phosphorus-limited woodland', Plant and Soil, vol 391, no 1 , pp 321 - 331.
  • Powell, J., Karunaratne, S., Campbell, C., Yao, H., Robinson, L. and Singh, B. (2015), 'Deterministic processes vary during community assembly for ecologically dissimilar taxa', Nature Communications, vol 6 .
  • Lieurance, D., Chakraborty, S., Whitehead, S., Powell, J., Bonello, P., Bowers, M. and Cipollini, D. (2015), 'Comparative herbivory rates and secondary metabolite profiles in the leaves of native and non-native Lonicera species', Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol 41, no 12 , pp 1069 - 1079.
  • Powell, J., Welsh, A. and Hallin, S. (2015), 'Microbial functional diversity enhances predictive models linking environmental parameters to ecosystem properties', Ecology, vol 96, no 7 , pp 1985 - 1993.
  • Wehner, J., Powell, J., Muller, L., Caruso, T., Veresoglou, S., Hempel, S. and Rillig, M. (2014), 'Determinants of root-associated fungal communities within Asteraceae in a semi-arid grassland', Journal of Ecology, .
  • Powell, J., Craven, D. and Eisenhauer, N. (2014), 'Recent trends and future strategies in soil ecological research : integrative approaches at Pedobiologia', Pedobiologia, vol 57, no 1 , pp 1 - 3.
  • Powell, J. and Sikes, B. (2014), 'Method or madness : does OTU delineation bias our perceptions of fungal ecology?', New Phytologist, vol 202, no 4 , pp 1095 - 1097.
  • 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.
  • Veresoglou, S., Powell, J., Davison, J., Lekberg, Y. and Rillig, M. (2014), 'The Leinster and Cobbold indices improve inferences about microbial diversity', Fungal Ecology, vol 11 , pp 1 - 7.
  • 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.
  • Caruso, T., Hempel, S., Powell, J., Barto, E. and Rillig, M. (2012), 'Compositional divergence and convergence in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Ecology, vol 93, no 5 , pp 1115 - 1124.
  • Lehmann, A., Barto, E., Powell, J. and Rillig, M. (2012), 'Mycorrhizal responsiveness trends in annual crop plants and their wild relatives : a meta-analysis on studies from 1981 to 2010', Plant and Soil, vol 355, no 1-2 , pp 231 - 250.
  • Powell, J. (2012), 'Accounting for uncertainty in species delineation during the analysis of environmental DNA sequence data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 3, no 1 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Abhilash, P., Powell, J., Singh, H. and Singh, B. (2012), 'Plant-microbe interactions : novel applications for exploitation in multipurpose remediation technologies', Trends in Biotechnology, vol 30, no 8 , pp 416 - 420.
  • Yang, Z., Powell, J., Zhang, C. and Du, G. (2012), 'The effect of environmental and phylogenetic drivers on community assembly in an alpine meadow community', Ecology, vol 93, no 11 , pp 2321 - 2328.
  • Caruso, T., Powell, J. and Rillig, M. (2012), 'Compositional divergence and convergence in local communities and spatially structured landscapes', PLoS One, vol 7, no 4 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Powell, J., Monaghan, M., Opik, M. and Matthias, R. (2011), 'Evolutionary criteria outperform operational approaches in producing ecologically relevant fungal species inventories', Molecular Biology, vol 20, no 3 , pp 655 - 666.
  • Cipollini, D., Wang, Q., Whitehill, J., Powell, J., Bonello, P. and Herms, D. (2011), 'Distinguishing defensive characteristics in the phloem of ash species reistant and susceptible to emerald ash borer', Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol 37, no 5 , pp 450 - 459.
  • Whner, J., Antunes, P., Powell, J., Caruso, T. and Rillig, M. (2011), 'Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal assemblages protect grassland host plants from pathogens', PLoS One, vol 6, no 11 .
  • Sikes, B., Powell, J. and Rillig, M. (2010), 'Deciphering the relative contributions of multiple functions within plant-microbe symbioses', Ecology, vol 91, no 6 , pp 1591 - 1597.
  • Barto, E., Powell, J. and Cipollini, D. (2010), 'How novel are the chemical weapons of garlic mustard in North American forest understories?', Biological Invasions, vol 12, no 10 , pp 3465 - 3471.
  • Wehner, J., Antunes, P., Powell, J., Mazukatow, J. and Rillig, M. (2010), 'Plant pathogen protection by arbuscular mycorrhizas : a role for fungal diversity?', Pedobiologia, vol 53, no 3 , pp 197 - 201.
  • Powell, J., Levy-Booth, D., Gulden, R., Asbil, W., Campbell, R., Dunfield, K., Hamil, A., Hart, M., Lerat, S., Nurse, R., Pauls, K., Sikkema, P., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Klironomos, J. (2009), 'Effects of genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant crops and their management on soil food web properties and crop litter decomposition', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 46, no 2 , pp 388 - 396.
  • Powell, J., Campbell, R., Dunfield, K., Gulden, R., Hart, M., Levy-Booth, D., Klironomos, J., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Antunes, P. (2009), 'Effect of glyphosate on the tripartite symbiosis formed by Glomus intraradices, Bradyrhizobium japonicum, and genetically-modified soybean', Applied Soil Ecology, vol 41, no 1 , pp 128 - 136.
  • Hart, M., Powell, J., Gulden, R., Levy-Booth, D., Dunfield, K., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Klironomos, J. and Trevors, J. (2009), 'Detection of transgenic cp4 epsps genes in the soil food web', Agronomy for Sustainable Development, vol 29, no 4 , pp 497 - 501.
  • Hart, M., Powell, J., Gulden, R., Dunfield, K., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Klironomos, J., Antunes, P., Koch, A. and Trevors, J. (2009), 'Separating the effect of crop from herbicide on soil microbial communities in glyphosate-resistant corn', Pedobiologia, vol 52, no 4 , pp 253 - 262.
  • Levy-Booth, D., Gulden, R., Campbell, R., Powell, J., Klironomos, J., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Dunfield, K. (2009), 'Roundup Ready soybean gene concentrations in field soil aggregate size classes', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol 291, no 2 , pp 175 - 179.
  • Powell, J., Parrent, J., Hart, M., Klironomos, J., Rillig, M. and Maherali, H. (2009), 'Phylogenetic trait conservatism and the evolution of functional trade-offs in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 276, no 1676 , pp 4237 - 4245.
  • Powell, J. and Swanton, C. (2008), 'A critique of studies evaluating glyphosate effects on diseases associated with Fusarium spp.', Weed Research, vol 48, no 4 , pp 307 - 318.
  • Levy-Booth, D., Campbell, R., Gulden, R., Hart, M., Powell, J., Klironomos, J., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Dunfield, K. (2008), 'Real-time polymerase chain reaction monitoring of recombinant DNA entry into soil from decomposing Roundup Ready leaf biomass', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol 56, no 15 , pp 6339 - 6347.
  • Guldren, R., Lerat, S., Blackshaw, R., Powell, J., Levy-Booth, D., Dunfield, K., Trevors, J., Pauls, K., Klironomos, J. and Swanton, C. (2008), 'Factors affecting the presence and persistence of plant DNA in the soil environment in corn and soybean rotations', Weed Science, vol 56, no 5 , pp 767 - 774.
  • Powell, J., Gulden, R., Hart, M., Campbell, R., Levy-Booth, D., Dunfield, K., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Klironomos, J. (2007), 'Mycorrhizal and rhizobial colonization of genetically-modified and conventional soybeans', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 73, no 13 , pp 4365 - 4367.
  • Levy-Booth, D., Campbell, R., Gulden, R., Hart, M., Powell, J., Klironomos, J., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Trevors, J. and Dunfield, K. (2007), 'Cycling of extracellular DNA in the soil environment', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol 39, no 12 , pp 2977 - 2991.
  • Gulden, R., Levy-Booth, D., Campbell, R., Powell, J., Hart, M., Dunfield, K., Trevors, J., Pauls, K., Klironomos, J. and Swanton, C. (2007), 'An empirical approach to target DNA quantification in environmental samples using real-time polymerase chain reactions', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol 39, no 8 , pp 1956 - 1967.
  • Lerat, S., Gulden, R., Hart, M., Powell, J., England, L., Pauls, K., Swanton, C., Klironomos, J. and Trevors, J. (2007), 'Quantification and persistence of recombinant DNA of Roundup Ready corn and soybean in rotation', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol 55, no 25 , pp 10226 - 10231.
  • Stinson, K., Campbell, S., Powell, J., Wolfe, B., Callaway, R., Thelen, G., Hallett, S., Prati, D. and Klironomos, J. (2006), 'Invasive plant suppresses the growth of native tree seedlings by disrupting belowground mutualisms', PLoS Biology, vol 4, no 5 , pp 727 - 731.
  • Klironomos, J., Allen, M., Rillig, M., Piotrowski, J., Makvandi-Nejad, S., Wolfe, B. and Powell, J. (2005), 'Abrupt rise in atmospheric CO2 overestimates community response in a model plant-soil system', Nature, vol 433 , pp 621 - 624.
  • Gulden, R., Lerat, S., Hart, M., Powell, J., Trevors, J., Pauls, K., Klironomos, J. and Swanton, C. (2005), 'Quantitation of transgenic plant DNA in leachate water: real-time PCR analysis', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol 53, no 15 , pp 5858 - 5865.
  • Powell, J. and Webster, J. (2004), 'Interguild antagonism between biological controls: impact of entomopathogenic nematode application on an aphid predator, Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)', Biological Control, vol 30, no 1 , pp 110 - 118.
  • Powell, J. and Webster, J. (2004), 'Target host finnding by Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in the presence of a non-target insect host', Journal of Nematology, vol 36, no 3 , pp 285 - 289.
  • Powell, J., Graham, L. and Galloway, T. (2003), 'Development time of Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) and effect of female density on offspring sex ratio and reproductive output', Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, vol 59 , pp 16 - 20.

Conference Papers

  • Frew, A., Powell, J., Allsopp, P., Sallam, N. and Johnson, S. (2017), 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce canegrub performance via multiple mechanisms including increased silicon concentrations', Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. Conference, Cairns, Qld..

Current Projects

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: Understanding mycorrhizal phenotypes using functional traits
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2020-01-01 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00025452
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 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00025166
Title: Addressing drivers of dieback in an endangered tree species, Persoonia hirsuta (hairy geebung)
Funder:
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2018-04-15 - 2021-04-14
ID: P00025004

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: Exploiting soil microbe associations with sugarcane roots for resistance to canegrubs
Funder:
  • Sugar Research Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Scott Johnson and Jeff Powell
Years: 2014-09-15 - 2017-01-07
ID: P00021963
Title: Technical Assistance grant
Funder:
  • Meat and Livestock Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tracey Steinrucken and Jeff Powell
Years: 2013-02-01 - 2016-02-01
ID: P00021704
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: Variation in colonisation and resource uptake of cotton mycorrhizal partnerships - Brendan Delroy
Funder:
  • Cotton Research & Development Corporation (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2014-01-06 - 2014-02-28
ID: P00021850
Title: Getting to the root of the matter: predicting plant benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2017-12-22
ID: P00021466
Title: Decomposer interactions and carbon flux: termite influences on microbial wood decay within the TERN Australian SuperSite Network
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of Science
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2016-10-20 - 2019-11-30
ID: P00023551
Title: Closing the carbon cycle: an ecological understanding of wood decay [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2016-01-13 - 2019-01-12
ID: P00023098
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 - 2020-04-30
ID: P00023845
Title: A trait-based approach for understanding the processes limiting effective nodulation of pulse crops
Funder:
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell
Years: 2012-04-13 - 2014-04-30
ID: P00020647
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: Climate change effects on decomposition of coarse woody debris, as mediated by wood traits and fungal communities
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jeff Powell, Brendan Choat and Peter Reich
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2013-07-31
ID: P00020504

Supervision

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

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Spatial Ecology of Ericod Mycorrhizal Fungi
Field of Research:

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