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Book Chapters

van Dorst J; Benaud N; Ferrari B, 2017, 'New insights into the microbial diversity of polar desert soils: A biotechnological perspective', in Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments, Springer, pp. 169 - 183,

Aislabie JM; Novis PM; Ferrari B, 2014, 'Microbiology of eutrophic (Ornithogenic and Hydrocarbon-Contaminated) soil', in Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology: Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils, pp. 91 - 113,

Aislabie JM; Novis PM; Ferrari BC, 2014, 'Microbiology of Eutrophic (Ornithogenic and Hydrocarbon-Contaminated) Soil', in Cowan D (ed.), Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology, Springer, Heidelberg; New York; Dordrecht; London, pp. 91 - 113,

Ferrari BC; Winsley T; Van dorst J; Bergquist P, 2011, 'Flow Cytometry in Environmental Microbiology: A rapid approach for the isolation of single-cells for advanced molecular biology analysis', in Navid A (ed.), Microbial Systems Biology: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Humana Press, Inc.

Ferrari BC, 2001, 'Automated detection and viability assessment', in Cryptosporidium: The Analytical Challenge

Journal articles

Varliero G; Lebre PH; Adams B; Chown SL; Convey P; Dennis PG; Fan D; Ferrari B; Frey B; Hogg ID; Hopkins DW; Kong W; Makhalanyane T; Matcher G; Newsham KK; Stevens MI; Weigh KV; Cowan DA, 2024, 'Biogeographic survey of soil bacterial communities across Antarctica', Microbiome, 12,

Coleine C; Albanese D; Ray AE; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Stajich JE; Williams TJ; Larsen S; Tringe S; Pennacchio C; Ferrari BC; Donati C; Selbmann L, 2024, 'Metagenomics untangles potential adaptations of Antarctic endolithic bacteria at the fringe of habitability', Science of the Total Environment, 917,

Ray AE; Tribbia DZ; Cowan DA; Ferrari BC, 2023, 'Clearing the air: unraveling past and guiding future research in atmospheric chemosynthesis', Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 87,

Cowan DA; Cary SC; DiRuggiero J; Eckardt F; Ferrari B; Hopkins DW; Lebre PH; Maggs-Kölling G; Pointing SB; Ramond JB; Tribbia D; Warren-Rhodes K, 2023, '‘Follow the Water’: Microbial Water Acquisition in Desert Soils', Microorganisms, 11,

Liu Y; Ji M; Wang W; Xing T; Yan Q; Ferrari B; Liu Y, 2023, 'Plant colonization mediates the microbial community dynamics in glacier forelands of the Tibetan Plateau', iMeta, 2,

Abdullah K; Wilkins D; Ferrari BC, 2023, 'Utilization of—Omic technologies in cold climate hydrocarbon bioremediation: a text-mining approach', Frontiers in Microbiology, 14,

Ray AE; Zaugg J; Benaud N; Chelliah DS; Bay S; Wong HL; Leung PM; Ji M; Terauds A; Montgomery K; Greening C; Cowan DA; Kong W; Williams TJ; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2022, 'Atmospheric chemosynthesis is phylogenetically and geographically widespread and contributes significantly to carbon fixation throughout cold deserts', ISME Journal, 16, pp. 2547 - 2560,

Montgomery K; Williams TJ; Brettle M; Berengut JF; Zhang E; Zaugg J; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2022, 'Corrigendum to: Persistence and resistance: survival mechanisms of Candidatus Dormibacterota from nutrient-poor Antarctic soils (Environmental Microbiology, (2021), 23, 8, (4276-4294), 10.1111/1462-2920.15610)', Environmental Microbiology, 24, pp. 4491 - 4491,

Benaud N; Chelliah DS; Wong SY; Ferrari BC, 2022, 'Soil substrate culturing approaches recover diverse members of Actinomycetota from desert soils of Herring Island, East Antarctica', Extremophiles, 26,

Ji M; Kong W; Jia H; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Zhou T; Liu X; Ferrari BC; Malard L; Liang C; Xue K; Makhalanyane TP; Zhu YG; Wang Y; Pearce DA; Cowan D, 2022, 'Polar soils exhibit distinct patterns in microbial diversity and dominant phylotypes', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 166,

Cowan DA; Ferrari BC; Mckay CP, 2022, 'Out of Thin Air? Astrobiology and Atmospheric Chemotrophy', Astrobiology, 22, pp. 225 - 232,

Vendl C; Nelson T; Ferrari B; Thomas T; Rogers T, 2021, 'Highly abundant core taxa in the blow within and across captive bottlenose dolphins provide evidence for a temporally stable airway microbiota', BMC Microbiology, 21,

van Dorst J; Wilkins D; Crane S; Montgomery K; Zhang E; Spedding T; Hince G; Ferrari B, 2021, 'Microbial community analysis of biopiles in Antarctica provides evidence of successful hydrocarbon biodegradation and initial soil ecosystem recovery', Environmental Pollution, 290,

Ji M; Williams TJ; Montgomery K; Wong HL; Zaugg J; Berengut JF; Bissett A; Chuvochina M; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2021, 'Candidatus Eremiobacterota, a metabolically and phylogenetically diverse terrestrial phylum with acid-tolerant adaptations', ISME Journal, 15, pp. 2692 - 2707,

Montgomery K; Williams TJ; Brettle M; Berengut JF; Angelique E; Zhang E; Zaugg J; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2021, 'Persistence and resistance: survival mechanisms of Candidatus Dormibacterota from nutrient-poor Antarctic soils', Environmental Microbiology, 23, pp. 4276 - 4294,

Benaud N; Edwards RJ; Amos TG; D'Agostino PM; Gutiérrez-Chávez C; Montgomery K; Nicetic I; Ferrari BC, 2021, 'Antarctic desert soil bacteria exhibit high novel natural product potential, evaluated through long-read genome sequencing and comparative genomics', Environmental Microbiology, 23, pp. 3646 - 3664,

Gutiérrez-Chávez C; Benaud N; Ferrari BC, 2021, 'The ecological roles of microbial lipopeptides: Where are we going?', Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 19, pp. 1400 - 1413,

Ruprecht JE; Glamore WC; Dafforn KA; Wemheuer F; Crane SL; van Dorst J; Johnston EL; Mitrovic SM; Turner IL; Ferrari BC; Birrer SC, 2020, 'A novel real-world ecotoxicological dataset of pelagic microbial community responses to wastewater', Scientific Data, 7,

Vendl C; Slavich E; Wemheuer B; Nelson T; Ferrari B; Thomas T; Rogers T, 2020, 'Respiratory microbiota of humpback whales may be reduced in diversity and richness the longer they fast', Scientific Reports, 10,

Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Corrigendum to “Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-antarctic soil” [Fungal Biol. 123 (2) (2019) 151–158] (Fungal Biology (2019) 123(2) (151–158), (S1878614618302149), (10.1016/j.funbio.2018.11.011))', Fungal Biology, 124, pp. 981,

Chen R; Wong HL; Kindler GS; MacLeod FI; Benaud N; Ferrari BC; Burns BP, 2020, 'Discovery of an Abundance of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Shark Bay Microbial Mats', Frontiers in Microbiology, 11,

Ray AE; Zhang E; Terauds A; Ji M; Kong W; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Soil Microbiomes With the Genetic Capacity for Atmospheric Chemosynthesis Are Widespread Across the Poles and Are Associated With Moisture, Carbon, and Nitrogen Limitation', Frontiers in Microbiology, 11,

Ji M; Kong W; Stegen J; Yue L; Wang F; Dong X; Cowan DA; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Distinct assembly mechanisms underlie similar biogeographical patterns of rare and abundant bacteria in Tibetan Plateau grassland soils', Environmental Microbiology, 22, pp. 2261 - 2272,

Vendl C; Slavich E; Nelson T; Acevedo-Whitehouse K; Montgomery K; Ferrari B; Thomas T; Rogers T, 2020, 'Does sociality drive diversity and composition of airway microbiota in cetaceans?', Environmental Microbiology Reports, 12, pp. 324 - 333,

Ferrari B, 2020, 'Response to Letter to Editor regarding Pudasaini et al. (2019), Characterisation of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated soil elutriates. Science of the Total Environment, v689, 390–397', Science of the Total Environment, 712,

van Dorst J; Wilkins D; King CK; Spedding T; Hince G; Zhang E; Crane S; Ferrari B, 2020, 'Applying microbial indicators of hydrocarbon toxicity to contaminated sites undergoing bioremediation on subantarctic Macquarie Island', Environmental Pollution, 259,

Zhang E; Thibaut LM; Terauds A; Raven M; Tanaka MM; Van Dorst J; Wong SY; Crane S; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Lifting the veil on arid-to-hyperarid Antarctic soil microbiomes: A tale of two oases', Microbiome, 8,

Wong SY; Charlesworth JC; Benaud N; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Communication within east antarctic soil bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 86,

Pudasaini S; Wilkins D; Adler L; Hince G; Spedding T; King C; Ferrari B, 2019, 'Characterization of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated Antarctic soil elutriates', Science of the Total Environment, 689, pp. 390 - 397,

Vendl C; Ferrari BC; Thomas T; Slavich E; Zhang E; Nelson T; Rogers T, 2019, 'Interannual comparison of core taxa and community composition of the blow microbiota from East Australian humpback whales', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95,

Benaud N; Zhang E; Van Dorst J; Brown MV; Kalaitzis JA; Neilan BA; Ferrari BC, 2019, 'Harnessing long-read amplicon sequencing to uncover NRPS and Type i PKS gene sequence diversity in polar desert soils', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95,

Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2019, 'Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-Antarctic soil', Fungal Biology, 123, pp. 151 - 158,

Zhang E; Thibaut L; Terauds A; Wong S; van Dorst J; Tanaka M; Ferrari B, 2019, 'Extreme niche partitioning promotes a remarkably high diversity of soil microbiomes across eastern Antarctica', ,

Crane SL; van Dorst J; Hose GC; King CK; Ferrari BC, 2018, 'Microfluidic qPCR Enables high throughput quantification of microbial functional genes but requires strict curation of primers', Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6,

Bay S; Ferrari B; Greening C, 2018, 'Life without water: How do bacteria generate biomass in desert ecosystems?', Microbiology Australia, 39, pp. 28 - 32,

Ji M; Greening C; Vanwonterghem I; Carere CR; Bay SK; Steen JA; Montgomery K; Lines T; Beardall J; Van Dorst J; Snape I; Stott MB; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Atmospheric trace gases support primary production in Antarctic desert surface soil', Nature, 552, pp. 400 - 403,

Ji M; Tang S; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Izhakiella australiensis sp. nov. isolated from an Australian desert soil', International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 67, pp. 4317 - 4322,

Delgado-Baquerizo M; Powell JR; Hamonts K; Reith F; Mele P; Brown MV; Dennis PG; Ferrari BC; Fitzgerald A; Young A; Singh BK; Bissett A, 2017, 'Circular linkages between soil biodiversity, fertility and plant productivity are limited to topsoil at the continental scale', New Phytologist, 215, pp. 1186 - 1196,

Bissett A; Fitzgerald A; Court L; Meintjes T; Mele PM; Reith F; Dennis PG; Breed MF; Brown B; Brown MV; Brugger J; Byrne M; Caddy-Retalic S; Carmody B; Coates DJ; Correa C; Ferrari BC; Gupta VVSR; Hamonts K; Haslem A; Hugenholtz P; Karan M; Koval J; Lowe AJ; Macdonald S; McGrath L; Martin D; Morgan M; North KI; Paungfoo-Lonhienne C; Pendall E; Phillips L; Pirzl R; Powell JR; Ragan MA; Schmidt S; Seymour N; Snape I; Stephen JR; Stevens M; Tinning M; Williams K; Yeoh YK; Zammit CM; Young A, 2017, 'Erratum: Introducing BASE: The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database [GigaScience. 5, 1, (2016) (1-11)] DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5', GigaScience, 6, pp. 1,

Pudasaini S; Wilson J; Ji M; van Dorst J; Snape I; Palmer AS; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Microbial diversity of browning Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica revealed using molecular and cultivation methods', Frontiers in Microbiology, 8,

Van Dorst JM; Hince G; Snape I; Ferrari BC, 2016, 'Novel Culturing Techniques Select for Heterotrophs and Hydrocarbon Degraders in a Subantarctic Soil', Scientific Reports, 6,

Wunderlin T; Ferrari B; Power M, 2016, 'Global and local-scale variation in bacterial community structure of snow from the Swiss and Australian Alps', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92,

Ferrari BC; Bissett A; Snape I; van Dorst J; Palmer AS; Ji M; Siciliano SD; Stark JS; Winsley T; Brown MV, 2016, 'Geological connectivity drives microbial community structure and connectivity in polar, terrestrial ecosystems', Environmental microbiology, 18, pp. 1834 - 1849,

Banerjee S; Helgason B; Wang L; Winsley T; Ferrari BC; Siciliano SD, 2016, 'Legacy effects of soil moisture on microbial community structure and N2O emissions', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 95, pp. 40 - 50,

Ji M; van Dorst J; Bissett A; Brown MV; Palmer AS; Snape I; Siciliano SD; Ferrari BC, 2016, 'Microbial diversity at Mitchell Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica: a potential biodiversity “hotspot”', Polar Biology, 39, pp. 237 - 249,

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