Ian Anderson is a fungal molecular ecologist whose expertise lies in the application of molecular approaches for studying the diversity and function of soil fungi. He has particular interests in the ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi including aspects of their population ecology, as well as their interactions with other soil organisms.
Current research interests
He is also interested in trying to understand the factors which influence the diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities.
Ian's most recent publications
- Curlevski, N.J.A.; Artz, R.R.E.; Anderson, I.C.; Cairney, J.W.G., (In press) Use of prescribed burning and grazing exclosures to promote Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) establishment on heather (Calluna vulgaris) moorland has no influence on soil fungal communities., Plant and Soil.
- Curlevski, N.J.A.; Xu, Z.; Anderson, I.A.; Cairney, J.W.G., (2010) Converting Australian tropical rainforest to native Araucariaceae plantations alters soil fungal communities., Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, 14-20.
- Johnson, D.; Anderson, I.C.; Williams, A.; Whitlock, R.; Grime, J., (2010) Plant genotypic diversity does not beget root-fungal species diversity., Plant and Soil, 336, 107-111.
- Pickles, B.J.; Genney, D.R.; Potts, J.M.; Lennon, J.J.; Anderson, I.C.; Alexander, I.J., (2010) Spatial and temporal ecology of Scots pine ectomycorrhizas., New Phytologist, 186, 755-768.
- Artz, R.R.E.; Reid, E.; Anderson, I.C.; Campbell, C.D.; Cairney, J.W.G., (2009) Long term repeated prescribed burning increases evenness in the basidiomycete laccase gene pool in forest soils., FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 67, 397-410.
- Grelet, G.-A.; Johnson, D.; Paterson, E.; Anderson, I.C.; Alexander, I.J., (2009) Reciprocal carbon and nitrogen transfer between an ericaceous dwarf shrub and fungi isolated from Piceirhiza bicolorata ectomycorrhizas., New Phytologist, 182, 359-366.
- Robinson, C.H.; Szaro, T.M.; Izzo, A.D.; Anderson, I.C.; Parkin, P.I.; Bruns, T.D., (2009) Spatial distribution of fungal communities in a coastal grassland soil., Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 41, 414-416.
- Anderson, I.C.; Parkin, P.I.; Campbell, C.D., (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, 40, 2358-2365.
- Izumi, H.; Anderson, I.C.; Killham, K.; Moore, E.R.B., (2008) Diversity of predominant endophytic bacteria in European deciduous and coniferous trees., Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 54, 173-179.
- Izumi, H.; Cairney, J.W.G.; Killham, K.; Moore, E.R.B.; Alexander, I.J.; Anderson, I.C., (2008) Bacteria associated with ectomycorrhizas of slash pine (Pinus elliottii) in south eastern Queensland, Australia., FEMS Microbiology Letters, 282, 196-204.
- Wilson, M.J.; Certini, G.; Campbell, C.D.; Anderson, I.C.; Hillier, S., (2008) Does the preferential microbial colonisation of ferromagnesian minerals affect mineral weathering in soil?, Naturwissenschaften, 95, 851-858.
- van der Linde, S.; Alexander, I.J.; Anderson, I.C., (2008) A PCR-based method for detecting the mycelia of stipitate hydnoid fungi in soil., Journal of Microbiological Methods, 75, 40-46.
- Anderson, I.C., (2007) Molecular ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities: new frontiers., In: Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganism Analysis (eds. J.E. Cooper and J.R. Rao). CAB International, Wallingford, pp183-197. ISBN: 1-84593-062-2
- Anderson, I.C.; Bastias, B.A.; Genney, D.R.; Parkin, P.I.; Cairney, J.W.G., (2007) Basidiomycete fungal communities in Australia sclerophyll forest soil are altered by repeated prescribed burning., Mycological Research, 111, 482-486.
- Anderson, I.C.; Cairney, J.W.G., (2007) Ectomycorrhizal fungi: exploring the mycelial frontier., FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 31, 388-406.
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