Professor Jeff Powell (Theme Leader - Soil Biology and Genomics)

Jeff PowellProfessor Jeff Powell obtained his PhD from the University of Guelph, Canada in 2008, where he studied the biological impacts of genetically-modified crops on soils, including mycorrhizas, rhizobia, and soil fauna.

His postdoctoral research at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, examined the role of fungal traits in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and factors controlling the predictability of microbial community assembly, both of which have relevance for the management of microbial communities and their ecosystem services.

He joined the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in 2011.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Professor Powell is interested in the processes underlying the assembly of microbial communities and how these processes can be manipulated to achieve beneficial outcomes. A goal of his research is to understand the contributions of microbial biodiversity to the productivity of managed and natural systems and to how these systems respond to environmental change.

Outcomes of this work will be a greater understanding of i) how mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia, and other microbial associates of plants control aspects of carbon and nutrient cycling and ii) how these can be managed to confer greater benefits to plants (linked to enhanced nutrient uptake and reduced impacts of pathogens).

Fields of Research

Community Ecology; Microbial Ecology; Soil Biology; Ecological Impacts of Climate Change; Invasive Species Ecology

Socio-Economic Objectives

Flora, Fauna, and Biodiversity; Soils; Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change; Control of Pests, Diseases, and Exotic Species

Awards and Recognition

  • Elected Western Sydney University’s Environment Sustainability Research Theme Champion for a period of two years. The role of the Research Theme Champions is to lead and promote cross-disciplinary research teams and practices across the University’s research themes to build research capacity, 2016
  • Science and Innovation Award Winner (GRDC category), Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2012
  • Awarded first runner up, ProSPER.Net-Scopus 2011 Asia Pacific Young Scientist of the Year in the category of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management. He was presented with this at the ProSPER.Net-Scopus symposium held at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2011
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, European Commission, 2009
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2008
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2007
  • Editor-in-Chief, Pedobiologia: Journal of Soil Ecology; Section Editor, Plant and Soil; Editorial Board Member, FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  • Regular reviewer for numerous international journals including Ecology Letters, New Phytologist, and Mycorrhiza

Current Grants

The impact of Loam inoculants on soil carbon building and stability and field-scale greenhouse emissions

Co-Researcher: Yolima Carrillo
Partner/Funding Body: LoamBio Pty Ltd
Period: 2023-2024

Hygrophoraceae DNA biobank project: DNA analysis
Partner/funding body: NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Period: 2022

NICE – Nutrients in a circular economy
Co-Researcher: Jason Reynolds
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre
Period: 2022-2026

Tropical deadwood carbon fluxes: Improving carbon models by incorporating termites and microbes
Partner/Funding Body: National Science Foundation
Period: 2022

Develop novel integrated disease management strategies for delivering solutions to mitigate the impact of major broccolini diseases
Co-Researchers: Ian Anderson and Jonathan Plett
Partner/Funding Body: Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre
Period: 2022-2026

Recycled water and soil interactions
Co-Researcher: Jason Reynolds
Partner/Funding Body: Sydney Water
Period: 2021

Former snowy scheme rehabilitation sites project - biological indicators
Co-Researchers: Yolima Carrillo and Uffe Nielsen
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2021

Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan - Research Strategy and Implementation
Co-Researchers: Paul Rymer, Uffe Nielsen, Matthias Boer, Rachael Nolan, Elise Pendall, Yolima Carrillo, Catriona Macdonald, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler, Neil Perry and Juan Salazar
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2021-2025

Threatened Hygrocybe, DNA analysis
Partner/Funding Body: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2020

The role of endophytic fungi in soil carbon sequestration
Co-Researcher: Yolima Carrillo
Partner/Funding Body: SoilCQuest Pty Ltd and Western Sydney University
Period: 2020

Understanding mycorrhizal phenotypes using functional traits
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
Period: 2020-2024

Evaluating the use of biological indicators in restoration and rehabilitation
Co-Researchers: Uffe Nielsen, Yolima Carrillo and Catriona Macdonald
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Period: 2019-2020

A new tool of the trade: trait-based approaches in fungal ecology
Co-Researcher: Ian Anderson
Partner/Funding Body: Universities Australia
Period: 2018

Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes
Co-Researchers: Sally Power, Mark Tjoelker, Elise Pendall, David Tissue, Jonathan Plett, Ian Anderson, Ben Moore, Catriona Macdonald, Brajesh Singh and Yolima Carrillo
Partner/Funding Body: Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company and Dairy Australia
Period: 2017-2020

Closing the carbon cycle: an ecological understanding of wood decay
Co-Researchers: William Cornwell and Amy Zanne
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Discovery [via University of New South Wales]
Period: 2016-2018

Decomposer interactions and carbon flux: termite influences on microbial wood decay within the Australian SuperSite network
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Academy of Science
Period: 2016

Variation in colonisation and resource uptake of cotton mycorrhizal partnerships
Partner/Funding Body: Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Period: 2014

Delineate: an innovative tool for microbial biodiversity discovery, ecological analysis, and species delineation
Co-Researchers: Ian Anderson and Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Academy of Science
Period: 2014

Getting to the root of the matter: predicting plant benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses
Co-Researcher: Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Discovery
Period: 2014-2016

Switching partners: a driving force for tree productivity in a changing environment?
Co-Researchers: Ian Anderson and Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Discovery
Period: 2013-2015

A trait-based approach for understanding the processes limiting effective nodulation of pulse crops
Partners/Funding Body: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Period: 2012-2014

Ecological and evolutionary origins of multifunctionality in ectomycorrhizal Pisolithus isolates
Co-researchers: John Cairney and Ian Anderson
Partner/Funding Body: University of Western Sydney
Period: 2012-2013

Climate change effects on decomposition of coarse woody debris, as mediated by wood traits and fungal communities
Co-researchers: Brendan Choat and Peter Reich
Partner/Funding Body: University of Western Sydney
Period: 2011-2013

Trophic diversity, resource compartmentation, and the stability of ecosystems
Co-Researcher: Matthias Rillig
Partner/Funding Body: European Commission
Period: 2009-2011

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Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Powell JR, Blyton M, Oberle B, Powell GL, Rigg J, Young D, Zanne AE, (2021) 'Extraction and purification of dna from wood at various stages of decay for metabarcoding of wood-associated fungi', in Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2232, pp 113-122, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1040-4_10

Powell JR (2007) 'Linking soil organisms within food webs to ecosystem functioning and environmental change', Advances in Agronomy, vol.96, pp 307-350, doi: 10.1016/S0065-2113(07)96007-1

Powell JR, Dunfield KE, (2007) 'Non-target impacts of genetically-modified, herbicide-tolerant crops on soil microbial and faunal communities', pages 127-137, in The First Decade of Herbicide-Resistant Crops in Canada, Topics in Canadian Weed Science, vol. 4 (R.H. Gulden and C.J. Swanton, Eds), Canadian Weed Science Society – Société canadienne de malherbologie: Sainte Anne de Bellevue, QC

Powell JR, Klironomos JN, (2007) 'The ecology of plant-microbial mutualisms', Chapter 10 in Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, 3rd ed. (Paul EA, Ed.), Academic Press

Journal Articles

Birnbaum C, Dearnaley J, Egidi E, Frew A, Hopkins A, Powell J, Aguilar-Trigueros C, Liddicoat C, Albornoz F, Heuck M, Dadzie FA, Florence L, Singh P, Mansfield T, Rajapaksha K, Stewart J, Rallo P, Peddle SD, Chiarenza G, (2024) 'Integrating soil microbial communities into fundamental ecology, conservation, and restoration: examples from Australia', New Phytologist, vol.241, no.3, pp 974-981

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Krah FS, Cornwell WK, Zanne AE, Abrego N, Anderson IC, Andrew CJ, Baldrian P, Bassler C, Bissett A, Chaudhary VB, Chen BD, Chen YL, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Deveautour C, Egidi E, Flores-Moreno H, Golan J, Heilmann-Clausen J, Hempel S, Hu YJ, Kauserud H, Kivlin SN, Kohout P, Lammel DR, Maestre FT, Pringle A, Purhonen J, Singh BK, Veresoglou SD, Vetrovsky T, Zhang HY, Rillig MC, Powell JR, (2023) 'Symbiotic status alters fungal eco-evolutionary offspring trajectories', Ecology Letters, vol.26, no.9, pp 1523-1534

Dorrough J, Val J, Travers SK, Wilson B, Eldridge DJ, Carrillo Y, Nielsen UN, Powell JR, Wilks G, McPherson P, Oliver I, (2023) 'Integrated analysis of aboveground and belowground indicators support a comprehensive evaluation of ecosystem recovery', Restoration Ecology, vol.31, no.8, Article no.e13987

Liu H, Zhang H, Powell J, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Wang J-T, Singh B, (2023) 'Warmer and drier ecosystems select for smaller bacterial genomes in global soils', iMeta, vol.2, no.1, e70

Plett KL, Monk T-L, Carnegie AJ, Powell JR, Green P, Plett JM, (2023) 'Reduced growth of Pinus radiata in the presence of the Australian native Allocasuarina nana via direct allelopathy and inhibition of the pine-supporting mycorrhizal community', Applied Soil Ecology, vol.187, Article no.104852

Thomas P, Knox OGG, Powell JR, Sindel B, Winter G, (2023) 'The Hydroponic Rockwool Root Microbiome: Under Control or Underutilised?', Microorganisms, vol.11, no.4, Article no.835

Zhang H-Y, Bissett A, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Liu H-W, Powell JR, (2023) 'Fungal genome size and composition reflect ecological strategies along soil fertility gradients', Ecology Letters, vol.26, no.7, pp 1108 - 1118

Andres SE, Powell JR, Gregory D, Offord CA, Emery NJ, (2022) 'Assessing translocation management techniques through experimental trials: a case study of the endangered shrub Persoonia hirsuta', Restoration Ecology, vol.30, no.7, e13603

Castaneda-Gomez L, Powell JR, Pendall E, Carrillo Y, (2022) 'Phosphorus availability and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi limit soil C cycling and influence plant responses to elevated CO2 conditions', Biogeochemistry, vol.160, no.1, pp 69-87

Churchill AC, Zhang H, Fuller KJ, Amiji B, Anderson IC, Barton CVM, Carrillo Y, Catunda KLM, Chandregowda MH, Igwenagu C, Jacob V, Kim GW, Macdonald CA, Medlyn BE, Moore BD, Pendall E, Plett JM, Post AK, Powell JR, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG, Power SA, (2022) 'Pastures and Climate Extremes: Impacts of Cool Season Warming and Drought on the Productivity of Key Pasture Species in a Field Experiment', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.13, Article no.836968

Cibils-Stewart X, Mace WJ, Popay AJ, Lattanzi FA, Hartley SE, Hall CR, Powell JR, Johnson SN, (2022) 'Interactions between silicon and alkaloid defences in endophyte-infected grasses and the consequences for a folivore', Functional Ecology, vol.36, no.1, pp 249-261

Eldridge DJ, Oliver I, Powell JR, Dorrough J, Carrillo Y, Nielsen UN, Macdonald CA, Wilson B, Fyfe C, Amarasinghe A, Kuginis L, Peake T, Robinson T, Howe B, Delgado-Baquerizo M, (2022) 'Temporal dynamics in biotic and functional recovery following mining', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol.59, no.6, pp 1632-1643

Johnson SN, Powell JR, Frew A, Cibils-Stewart X, (2022) 'Silicon accumulation suppresses arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonisation in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon', Plant and Soil, vol.477, no.s 1-2, pp 219-232

Lee M, Powell JR, Oberle B, Unda F, Mansfield SD, Dalrymple R, Rigg J, Cornwell WK, Zanne AE, (2022) 'Initial wood trait variation overwhelms endophyte community effects for explaining decay trajectories', Functional Ecology, vol.36, no.5, pp 1243-1257

Putra R, Waterman JM, Mathesius U, Wojtalewicz D, Powell JR, Hartley SE, Johnson SN, (2022) 'Benefits of silicon-enhanced root nodulation in a model legume are contingent upon rhizobial efficacy', Plant and Soil, vol.477, pp 201–217

Zanne AE, Flores-Moreno H, Powell JR, Cornwell WK, Dalling JW, Austin AT, Classen AT, Eggleton P, Okada K-I, Parr CL, Carol AE, Adu-Bredu S, Alam Md A, Alvarez-Garzón C, Apgaua D, Aragón R, Ardon M, Arndt SK, Ashton LA, Barber NA, Beauchêne J, Berg MP, Beringer J, Boer MM, Bonet JA, Bunney K, Burkhardt TJ, Carvalho D, Castillo-Figueroa D, Cernusak LA, Cheesman AW, Cirne-Silva TM, Cleverly JR, Cornelissen JHC, Curran TJ, D’Angioli AM, Dallstream C, Eisenhauer N, Ondo FE, Fajardo A, Fernandez RD, Ferrer A, Fontes MAL, Galatowitsch ML, González G, Gottschall F, Grace PR, Granda E, Griffiths HM, Lara MG, Hasegawa M, Hefting MM, Hinko-Najera N, Hutley LB, Jones J, Kahl A, Karan M, Keuskamp JA, Lardner T, Liddell M, Macfarlane C, Macinnis-Ng C, Mariano RF, Soledad Méndez M, Meyer WS, Mori AS, Moura AS, Northwood M, Ogaya R, Oliveira RS, Orgiazzi A, Pardo J, Peguero G, Penuelas J, Perez LI, Posada JM, Prada CM, Přívětivý T, Prober SM, Prunier J, Quansah GW, de Dios VR, Richter R, Robertson MP, Rocha LF, Rúa MA, Sarmiento C, Silberstein RP, Silva MC, Siqueira FF, Stillwagon MG, Stol J, Taylor MK, Teste FP, Tng DYP, Tucker D, Türke M, Ulyshen MD, Valverde-Barrantes OJ, van den Berg E, van Logtestijn RSP, Ciska Veen GF, Vogel JG, Wardlaw TJ, Wiehl G, Wirth C, Woods MJ, Zalamea P-C, (2022) 'Termite sensitivity to temperature affects global wood decay rates', Science, vol.377, no.6613, pp 1440-1444

Andres SE, Powell JR, Emery NC, Rymer PD, Gallagher RV, (2021) 'Does threatened species listing status predict climate change risk? A case study with Australian Persoonia (Proteaceae) species', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol.31, Article no.e01862

Deveautour C, Donn S, Bennett AE, Power S, Powell JR, (2021) 'Variability of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities within the root systems of individual plants is high and influenced by host species and root phosphorus', Pedobiologia, vol.84, Article no.150691

Falster DS, Gallagher RV, Wenk E, Wright IJ, Indiarto D, Andrew SC, Baxter C, Lawson J, Allen S, Fuchs A, Monro A, Kar F, Adams MA, Ahrens CW, Alfonzetti M, Angevin T, Apgaua DMG, Arndt A, Atkin OK, Atkinson J, Auld TD, Baker A, von Balthazar M, Bean A, Blackman CJ, Bloomfield K, Bowman DMJS, Bragg J, Brodribb TJ, Buckton G, Burrows G, Caldwell E, Camac J, Carpenter R, Catford JA, Cawthray GR, Cernusak LA, Chandler G, Chapman AR, Cheal D, Cheesman AW, Chen S-C, Choat B, Clinton B, Clode PL, Coleman H, Cornwell WK, Cosgrove M, Crisp M, Cross E, Crous KY, Cunningham S, Curran T, Curtis E, Daws MI, DeGabriel JL, Denton MD, Dong N, Du P, Duan H, Duncan DH, Duncan RP, Duretto M, Dwyer JM, Edwards C, Esperon-Rodriguez M, Evans JR, Everingham SE, Farrell C, Firn J, Fonseca CR, French BJ, Frood D, Funk JL, Geange SR, Ghannoum O, Gleason SM, Gosper CR, Gray E, Groom PK, Grootemaat S, Gross C, Guerin G, Guja L, Hahs AK, Harrison MT, Hayes PE, Henery M, Hochuli D, Howell J, Huang G, Hughes L, Huisman J, Ilic J, Jagdish A, Jin D, Jordan G, Jurado E, Kanowski J, Kasel S, Kellermann J, Kenny B, Kohout M, Kooyman RM, Kotowska MM, Lai HR, Laliberté E, Lambers H, Lamont BB, Lanfear R, van Langevelde F, Laughlin DC, Laugier-Kitchener B-A, Laurance S, Lehmann CER, Leigh A, Leishman MR, Lenz T, Lepschi B, Lewis JD, Lim F, Liu U, Lord J, Lusk CH, Macinnis-Ng C, McPherson H, Magallón S, Manea A, López-Martinez A, Mayfield M, McCarthy JK, Meers T, van der Merwe M, Metcalfe DJ, Milberg P, Mokany K, Moles AT, Moore BD, Moore N, Morgan JW, Morris W, Muir A, Munroe S, Nicholson A, Nicolle D, Nicotra AB, Niinemets Ü, North T, O’Reilly-Nugent A, O’Sullivan OS, Oberle B, Onoda Y, Ooi MKJ, Osborne CP, Paczkowska G, Pekin B, Guilherme Pereira C, Pickering C, Pickup M, Pollock LJ, Poot P, Powell JR, Power SA, Prentice IC, Prior L, Prober SM, Read J, Reynolds V, Richards AE, Richardson B, Roderick ML, Rosell JA, Rossetto M, Rye B, Rymer PD, Sams MA, Sanson G, Sauquet H, Schmidt S, Schönenberger J, Schulze E-D, Sendall K, Sinclair S, Smith B, Smith R, Soper F, Sparrow B, Standish RJ, Staples TL, Stephens R, Szota C, Taseski G, Tasker E, Thomas F, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG, Tng DYP, de Tombeur F, Tomlinson K, Turner NC, Veneklaas EJ, Venn S, Vesk P, VlasveldC , Vorontsova MS, Warren CA, Warwick N, Weerasinghe LK, Wells J, Westoby M, White M, Williams NSG, Wills J, Wilson PG, Yates C, Zanne AE, Zemunik G, Ziemińska K, (2021) 'AusTraits, a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora', Scientific Data, vol.8, no.1, Article no.254

Putra R, Vandegeer RK, Karan S, Powell JR, Hartley SE, Johnson SN, (2021) 'Silicon enrichment alters functional traits in legumes depending on plant genotype and symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria', Functional Ecology, vol.35, no.12, pp 2856-2869

Zhang H, Powell JR, Plett JM, Churchill AC, Power SA, Macdonald CA, Jacob V, Kim GW, Pendall E, Tissue D, Catunda KM, Igwenagu C, Carrillo Y, Moore BD, Anderson IC, (2021) 'Climate warming negates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal reductions in soil phosphorus leaching with tall fescue but not lucerne', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.152, Article no.108075

Zhang H, Powell JR, Power SA, Churchill AC, Plett JM, Macdonald CA, Jacob V, Kim GW, Pendall E, Tissue DT, Catunda KLM, Igwenagu C, Carrillo Y, Moore BD, Anderson IC, (2021) 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal-mediated reductions in N2O emissions were not impacted by experimental warming for two common pasture species', Pedobiologia, vol.s 87-88, Article no.150744

Castañeda-Gómez L, Walker JKM, Powell JR, Ellsworth DS, Pendall E, 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, Article no.107734

Cibils-Stewart X, Powell JR, Popay AJ, Lattanzi FA, Hartley SE, Johnson SN, (2020) 'Reciprocal Effects of Silicon Supply and Endophytes on Silicon Accumulation and Epichloë Colonization in Grasses', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.11, Article no.593198

Deveautour C, Chieppa J, Nielsen UN, Boer MM, Mitchell C, Horn S, Power SA, Guillen A, Bennett AE,  Powell JR, (2020) 'Biogeography of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal spore traits along an aridity gradient, and responses to experimental rainfall manipulation', Fungal Ecology, vol.46, SI, Article no.UNSP 100899

Deveautour C, Power SA, Barnett KL, Ochoa-Hueso R, Donn S, Bennett AE, Powell JR, (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

Frew A, Powell JR, Johnson SN, (2020) 'Aboveground resource allocation in response to root herbivory as affected by the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis', Plant and Soil, vol.447, no.s 1-2, pp 463-473

Jiang M, Medlyn BE, Drake JE, Duursma RA, Anderson IC, Barton CVM, Boer MM, Carrillo Y, Castaneda-Gomez L, Collins L, Crous KY, De Kauwe MG, dos Santos BM, Emmerson KM, Facey SL, Gherlenda AN, Gimeno TE, Hasegawa S, Johnson SN, Kannaste A, Macdonald CA, Mahmud K, Moore BD, Nazaries L, Neilson EHJ, Nielsen UN, Niinemets U, Noh NJ, Ochoa-Hueso R, Pathare VS, Pendall E, Pihlblad J, Pineiro J, Powell JR, Power SA, Reich PB, Renchon AA, Riegler M, Rinnan R, Rymer PD, Salomon RL, Singh BK, Smith B, Tjoelker MG, Walker JKM, Wujeska-Klause A, Yang JY, Zaehle S, Ellsworth DS, (2020) 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol.580, no.7802, pp 227-231

Li JQ, Nie M, Powell JR, Bissett A, Pendall E, (2020) 'Soil physico-chemical properties are critical for predicting carbon storage and nutrient availability across Australia', Environmental Research Letters, vol.15, no.9, Article no.094088

Putra R, Powell JR, Hartley SE, Johnson SN, (2020) 'Is it time to include legumes in plant silicon research?', Functional Ecology, vol.34, no.6, pp 1142-1157

Rillig MC, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Anderson IC, Antonovics J, Ballhausen M-B, Bergmann J, Bielcik M, Chaudhary VB, Deveautour C, Grunfeld L, Hempel S, Lakovic M, Lammel DR, Lehmann A, Lehmann J, Leifheit EF, Liang Y, Li EQ, Lozano YM, Manntschke A, Mansour I, Oviatt P, Pinek L, Powell JR, Roy J, Ryo M, Sosa-Hernandez MA, Veresoglou SD, Wang DW, Yang GW, Zhang HY, (2020) 'Myristate and the ecology of AM fungi: significance, opportunities, applications and challenges', New Phytologist, vol.227, no.6, pp 1610-1614, Special Issue: SI

Ross GM, Horn S, Macdonald CA, Powell JR, Reynolds JK, Ryan MM, Cook JM, Nielsen UN, (2020) 'Metabarcoding mites: Three years of elevated CO2 has no effect on oribatid assemblages in a Eucalyptus woodland', Pedobiologia, vol.81-82, Article no.150667

Zanne AE, Abarenkov K, Afkhami ME, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Bates S, Bhatnagar JM, Busby PE, Christian N, Cornwell WK, Crowther TW, Flores-Moreno H, Floudas D, Gazis R, Hibbett D, Kennedy P, Lindner DL, Maynard DS, Milo AM, Nilsson RH, Powell J, Schildhauer M, Schilling J, Treseder KK, (2020) 'Fungal functional ecology: bringing a trait-based approach to plant-associated fungi', Biological Reviews, vol.95, no.2, pp 409-433

Zanne AE, Powell JR, Flores-Moreno H, Kiers ET, Van't Padje  A, Cornwell WK, (2020) 'Finding fungal ecological strategies: Is recycling an option?', Fungal Ecology, vol.46, SI, Article no.UNSP 100902

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Hempel S, Powell JR, Cornwell WK, Rillig MC, (2019) 'Bridging reproductive and microbial ecology: a case study in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi', ISME Journal, vol.13, no.4, pp 873-884

Alvarez-Garrido L, Vinegla B, Hortal S, Powell JR, Carreira JA, (2019) 'Distributional shifts in ectomycorrizhal fungal communities lag behind climate-driven tree upward migration in a conifer forest-high elevation shrubland ecotone', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.137, Article no.UNSP 107545

Beck S, Anderson IC, Drigo B, Powell JR, (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, pp 1-9

Bennett AE, Evans DM, Powell JR, (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

Chan JY, Bonser SP, Powell JR, Cornwell WK, (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

Egidi E, Wood JL, Celestina C, May TW, Mele P, Edwards J, Powell J, Bissett A, Franks AE, (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 MR, Powell JR, Oberle B, Cornwell WK, Lyons M, Rigg JL, Zanne AE, (2019) 'Good neighbors aplenty: fungal endophytes rarely exhibit competitive exclusion patterns across a span of woody habitats', Ecology, vol.100, no.9, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2790

Riley RC, Cavagnaro TR, Brien C, Smith FA, Smith SE, Berger B, Garnett T, Stonor R, Schilling RK, Chen ZH, Powell JR, (2019) 'Resource allocation to growth or luxury consumption drives mycorrhizal responses', Ecology Letters, vol.22, no.11, pp 1757-1766

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Reith F, Dennis PG, Hamonts K, Powell JR, Young A, Singh BK, 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

Deveautour C, Donn S, Power SA, Bennett AE, Powell JR, (2018) 'Experimentally altered rainfall regimes and host root traits affect grassland arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Molecular Ecology, vol.27, no.8, pp 2152-2163, Special Issue: SI

Dickie IA, Boyer S, Buckley HL, Duncan RP, Gardner PP, Hogg ID, Holdaway RJ, Lear G, Makiola A, Morales SE, Powell JR, 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 JR, Glauser G, Bennett AE, Johnson SN, (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

Powell JR, Rillig MC, (2018) 'Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and ecosystem function', New Phytologist, vol.220, no.4, pp 1059-1075, Special Issue. SI

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, vol.215, no.3, pp 1186-1196

Donn S, Kawasaki A, Delroy B, Chochois V, Watt M, Powell JR, (2017) 'Root type is not an important driver of mycorrhizal colonisation in Brachypodium distachyon', Pedobiologia, vol.65, pp 5-15

Eisenhauer N, Antunes PM, Bennett AE, Birkhofer K, Bissett A, Bowker MA, Caruso T, Chen B, Coleman DC, Boer WD, Ruiter PD, DeLuca TH, Frati F, Griffiths BS, Hart MM, Hättenschwiler S, Haimi J, Heethoff M, Kaneko N, Kelly LC, Leinaas HP, Lindo Z, Macdonald C, Rillig MC, Ruess L, Scheu S, Schmidt O, Seastedt TR, Straalen NMV, Tiunov AV, Zimmer M, Powell JR, (2017) 'Priorities for research in soil ecology', Pedobiologia, vol.63, pp 1-7

Eisenhauer N, Kratz W, Neinass J, Powell JR, (2017) 'Resolution of respect for Ekkehard von Torne (1925-2017) Obituary', Pedobiologia, vol.64, pp 40-41

Eisenhauera N, Powell JR, (2017) 'Plant trait effects on soil organisms and functions', Pedobiologia, vol.65, pp 1-4

Ellsworth DS, Anderson IC, Crous KY, Cooke J, Drake JE, Gherlenda AN, Gimeno TE, Macdonald CA, Medlyn BE, Powell JR, Tjoelker MG, Reich PB, (2017) 'Elevated CO2 does not increase eucalypt forest productivity on a low-phosphorus soil', Nature Climate Change, vol.7, no.4, pp 279-282

Frew A, Powell JR, Allsopp PG, Sallam N, Johnson SN, (2017) 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote silicon accumulation in plant roots, reducing the impacts of root herbivory', Plant and Soil, vol.419, no.s 1-2, pp 423-433

Frew A, Powell JR, Hiltpold I, Allsopp PG, Sallam N, Johnson SN, (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 and Biochemistry, vol.112, pp 117-126

Orchard S, Hilton S, Bending GD, Dickie IA, Standish RJ, Gleeson DB, Jeffery RP, Powell JR, Walker C, Bass D, Monk J, Simonin A, Ryan MH, (2017) 'Fine endophytes (Glomus tenue) are related to Mucoromycotina, not Glomeromycota', New Phytologist, vol.213, no.2, pp 481-486

Powell JR, Riley RC, Cornwell W, (2017) 'Relationships between mycorrhizal type and leaf flammability in the Australian flora', Pedobiologia, vol.65, pp 43-49

Rigg JL, Offord CA, Zimmer H, Anderson IC, Singh BK, Powell JR, (2017) 'Conservation by translocation: establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments', Plant and Soil, vol.411, no.s 1-2, pp 209-225

Schob C, Hortal S, Karley AJ, Morcillo L, Newton AC, Pakeman RJ, Powell JR, Anderson IC, Brooker RW, (2017) 'Species but not genotype diversity strongly impacts the establishment of rare colonisers', Functional Ecology, vol.31, no.7, pp 1462-1470

Steinrucken TV, Aghighi S, Hardy GES, Bissett A, Powell JR, van Klinken RD, (2017) 'First report of oomycetes associated with the invasive tree Parkinsonia aculeata (Family: Fabaceae)', Australasian Plant Pathology, vol.46, no.4, pp 313-321

Steinrucken TV, Raghavendra AKH, Powell JR, Bissett A, Van Klinken RD, (2017) 'Triggering dieback in an invasive plant: endophyte diversity and pathogenicity', Australasian Plant Pathology, vol.46, no.2, pp 157-170

Zheng Y, Hu H-W, Guo L-D, Anderson IC, Powell JR, (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

Bissett A, Fitzgerald A, 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, (2016) 'Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database', Gigascience, vol.5, Article no.21

Colombo F, Macdonald CA, Jeffries TC, Powell JR, Singh BK, (2016) 'Impact of forest management practices on soil bacterial diversity and consequences for soil processes', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.94, pp 200-210

Frew A, Powell JR, Sallam N, Allsopp PG, Johnson SN, (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

Gourmelon V, Maggia L, Powell JR, Gigante S, Hortal S, Gueunier C, Letellier K, 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, Article no.e0167405

Hortal S, Powell JR, Plett JM, Simonin A, Anderson IC, (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, Article no.fiw113

Johnson SN, Lopaticki G, Barnett K, Facey SL, Powell JR, Hartley SE, (2016) 'An insect ecosystem engineer alleviates drought stress in plants without increasing plant susceptibility to an above-ground herbivore', Functional Ecology, vol.30, no.6, pp 894-902

Pinto H, Powell JR, Sharwood RE, Tissue DT, 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

Plett JM, Plett KL, Bithell SL, Mitchell C, Moore K, Powell JR, Anderson IC, (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

Powell JR, Bennett AE, (2016) 'Unpredictable assembly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Pedobiologia, vol.59, no.1-2, pp 11-15

Rigg JL, Offord CA, Singh BK, Anderson I, Clarke S, Powell JR, (2016) 'Soil microbial communities influence seedling growth of a rare conifer independent of plant-soil feedback', Ecology, vol.97, no.12, pp 3346-3358

Rigg JL, Offord CA, Singh BK, Anderson IC, Clarke S, Powell JR, (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

Rillig MC, Lehmann A, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Antonovics J, Caruso T, Hempel S, Lehmann J, Valyi K, Verbruggen E, Veresoglou SD, Powell JR, (2016) 'Soil microbes and community coalescence', Pedobiologia, vol.59, no.1-2, pp 37-40

Steinrucken TV, Bissett A, Powell JR, Raghavendra AKH, van Klinken RD, (2016) 'Endophyte community composition is associated with dieback occurrence in an invasive tree', Plant and Soil, vol.405, no.s 1-2, pp 311-323

Wurzbacher C, Warthmann N, Bourne EC, Attermeyer K, Allgaier M, Powell JR, Detering H, Mbedi S, Grossart HP, Monaghan MT, (2016) 'High habitat-specificity in fungal communities in oligo-mesotrophic, temperate Lake Stechlin (North-East Germany)', Mycokeys, vol.16, pp 17-44

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Hempel S, Powell JR, Anderson IC, Antonovics J, Bergmann J, Cavagnaro TR, Chen B, Hart MM, Klironomos J, Petermann JS, Verbruggen E, Veresoglou SD, Rillig MC, (2015) 'Branching out: Towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology', Fungal Biology Reviews, vol.29, no.1, pp 34-41

Beck S, Powell JR, Drigo B, Cairney JWG, Anderson IC, (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

Eisenhauer N, Bowker MA, Grace JB, Powell JR, (2015) 'From patterns to causal understanding: Structural equation modeling (SEM) in soil ecology', Pedobiologia, vol.58, no.s 2-3, pp 65-72

Lieurance D, Chakraborty S, Whitehead SR, Powell JR, Bonello P, Bowers MD, 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

Nielsen UN, Prior S, Delroy B, Walker JKM, Ellsworth DS, Powell JR, (2015) 'Response of belowground communities to short-term phosphorus addition in a phosphorus-limited woodland', Plant and Soil, vol.391, no.1-2, pp 321-331

Powell JR, Eisenhauer N, (2015) 'Pedobiologia in 2015: The International Year of Soils', Pedobiologia, vol.58, no.s 2-3, pp 57-58

Powell JR, Karunaratne S, Campbell CD, Yao HY, Robinson L, Singh BK, (2015) 'Deterministic processes vary during community assembly for ecologically dissimilar taxa', Nature Communications, vol.6, Article no.8444

Powell JR, Welsh A, Hallin S, (2015) 'Microbial functional diversity enhances predictive models linking environmental parameters to ecosystem properties', Ecology, vol.96, no.7, pp 1985-1993

Rillig MC, Antonovics J, Caruso T, Lehmann A, Powell JR, Veresoglou SD, Verbruggen E, (2015) 'Interchange of entire communities: microbial community coalescence', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol.30, no.8, pp 470-476

Wurst S, Kaiser N, Nitzsche S, Haase J, Auge H, Rillig MC, Powell JR, (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

Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Powell JR, Anderson IC, Antonovics J, Rillig MC, (2014) 'Ecological understanding of root-infecting fungi using trait-based approaches', Trends in Plant Science, vol.19, no.7, pp 432-437

Powell JR, Craven D, 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 JR, Sikes BA, (2014) 'Method or madness: does OTU delineation bias our perceptions of fungal ecology?', New Phytologist, vol.202, no.4, pp 1095-1097

Veresoglou SD, Powell JR, Davison J, Lekberg Y, Rillig MC, (2014) 'The Leinster and Cobbold indices improve inferences about microbial diversity ', Fungal Ecology, vol.11, pp 1-7

Wehner J, Powell JR, Muller LAH, Caruso T, Veresoglou SD, Hempel S, Rillig MC, (2014) 'Determinants of root-associated fungal communities within Asteraceae in a semi-arid grassland', Journal of Ecology, vol.102, no.2, pp 425-436

Powell JR, Anderson IC, Rillig MC, (2013) 'A new tool of the trade: plant-trait based approaches in microbial ecology', Plant and Soil, vol.365, no.s 1-2, pp 35-40

Abhilash PC, Powell JR, Singh HB, Singh BK, (2012), 'Plant-microbe interactions: Novel applications for exploitation in multipurpose remediation technologies', Trends in Biotechnology, vol.30, no.8, pp 416-420

Caruso T, Hempel S, Powell JR, Barto EK, Rillig MC, (2012) 'Compositional divergence and convergence in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities', Ecology, vol.93, no.5, pp 1115-1124

Caruso T, Powell JR, Rillig MC, (2012) 'Compositional Divergence and Convergence in Local Communities and Spatially Structured Landscapes', PLOS ONE, vol.7, no.4, Article No.e35942

Lehmann A, Barto EK, Powell JR, Rillig MC, (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 JR, (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

Yang ZL, Powell JR, Zhang CH, Du GZ, (2012) 'The effect of environmental and phylogenetic drivers on community assembly in an alpine meadow community', Ecology, vol.93, no.11, pp 2321-2328

Powell JR (2011) 'Accounting for uncertainty in species delineation during the analysis of environmental DNA sequence data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, accepted 22 April 2011.

Cipollini D, Wang Q, Whitehill JGA, Powell JR, Bonello P, Herms DA, (2011) 'Distinguishing Defensive Characteristics in the Phloem of Ash Species Resistant and Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer', Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.37, no.5, pp 450-459

Powell JR, Monaghan MT, Öpik M, Rillig MC, (2011) 'Evolutionary criteria outperform operational approaches in producing ecologically-relevant fungal species inventories', Molecular Ecology, vol.20, no.3, pp 655-666, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04964.x

Wehner J, Antunes PM, Powell JR, Caruso T, Rillig M, (2011) 'Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal assemblages protect grassland host plants from pathogens', PLoS ONE, vol.6, no.11, Article number e27381

Barto EK, Powell JR, 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, doi: 10.1007/s10530-010-9744-5

Sikes BA**, Powell JR**, Rillig MC, (2010) 'Deciphering the relative contributions of multiple functions within plant-microbe symbioses', Ecology, vol.91, no.6, pp 1591-1597, doi: 10.1890/09-1858 **equal contribution

Wehner J, Antunes PM, Powell JR, Mazukatow J, Rillig MC, (2010) 'Plant pathogen protection by arbuscular mycorrhizas: a role for fungal diversity?', Pedobiologia, vol.53, no.3, pp 197-201, doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2009.10.002

Hart MM, Powell JR, Gulden RH, Dunfield KE, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Klironomos JN, Antunes PM, Koch AM, Trevors JT, (2009) 'Separating the effect of crop from herbicide on soil microbial communities in glyphosate-resistant corn', Pedobiologia, vol. 52, pp 253-262

Hart MM, Powell JR, Gulden RH, Levy-Booth DJ, Dunfield KE, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Klironomos JN, Trevors JT, (2009) 'Detection of transgenic cp4 epsps genes in the soil food web', Agronomy for Sustainable Development, vol. 29, pp 497-501

Levy-Booth DJ, Gulden RH, Campbell RG, Powell JR, Klironomos JN, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Dunfield KE, (2009) 'Roundup Ready soybean gene concentrations in field soil aggregate size classes', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol. 291, pp 175-179

Powell JR, Parrent JL, Hart MM, Klironomos JN, Rillig MC, Maherali H, (2009) 'Phylogenetic trait conservatism and the evolution of functional tradeoffs in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol.276, no.1676, pp 4237-4245, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1015

Powell JR, Levy-Booth DJ, Gulden RH, Asbil WL, Campbell RG, Dunfield KE, Hamill AS, Hart MM, Lerat S, Nurse RE, Pauls KP, Sikkema PH, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Klironomos JN, (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, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01617.x

Powell JR, Campbell RG, Dunfield KE, Gulden RH, Hart MM, Levy-Booth DJ, Klironomos JN, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Antunes PM, (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, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2008.10.002

Gulden RH, Lerat SL, Blackshaw RE, Powell JR, Levy-Booth DJ, Dunfield KE, Trevors JT, Pauls KP, Klironomos JN, Swanton CJ, (2008), 'Factors affecting the presence and persistence of plant DNA in the soil environment in corn and soybean rotations', Weed Science, vol.56, pp 767-774

Levy-Booth DJ, Campbell RG, Gulden RH, Hart MM, Powell JR, Klironomos JN, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Dunfield KE, (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, pp 6339-6347

Powell JR, Swanton CJ, (2008) 'A critique of studies evaluating glyphosate effects on diseases associated with Fusarium spp.', Weed Research, vol.48, no.4, pp 307-318, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3180.2008.00634.x

Gulden RH, Levy-Booth D, Campbell R, Powell JR, Hart MM, Trevors JT, Pauls KP, Klironomos JN, Swanton CJ, (2007) 'An empirical approach to absolute target DNA quantification in environmental samples using single polymerase chain reactions', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, pp 1956-1967

Lerat S, Gulden RH, Hart MM, Powell JR, England LS, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Klironomos JN, Trevors JT, (2007) 'Quantification and persistence of recombinant DNA of Roundup Ready corn and soybean in rotation', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.55, pp 10226-10231

Levy-Booth DJ, Campbell RG, Gulden RH, Hart MM, Powell JR, Klironomos JN, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Dunfield KE, (2007) 'Cycling of extracellular DNA in the soil environment', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.39, pp 2977-2991

Powell JR (2007) 'Linking soil organisms within food webs to ecosystem functioning and environmental change', Advances in Agronomy, vol.96, pp 307-350

Powell JR, Dunfield KE, (2007) 'Non-target impacts of genetically-modified, herbicide-tolerant crops on soil microbial and faunal communities', pages 127-137, in The First Decade of Herbicide-Resistant Crops in Canada, Topics in Canadian Weed Science, vol. 4 (R.H. Gulden and C.J. Swanton, Eds), Canadian Weed Science Society – Société canadienne de malherbologie: Sainte Anne de Bellevue, QC

Powell JR, Gulden RH, Hart MM, Campbell RG, Levy-Booth DJ, Dunfield KE, Pauls KP, Swanton CJ, Trevors JT, Klironomos JN, (2007) 'Mycorrhizal and rhizobial colonization of genetically-modified and conventional soybeans', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.73, no.13, pp 4365-4367, doi: 10.1128/AEM.00594-07

Powell JR, Klironomos JN, (2007) 'The ecology of plant-microbial mutualisms', Chapter 10 in Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, 3rd ed. (Paul EA, Ed.), Academic Press

EucalyptusStinson KA, Campbell SA, Powell JR, Wolfe BE, Callaway RM, Thelen GC, Hallett SG, Prati D, Klironomos JN, (2006) 'Invasive plant suppresses the growth of native tree seedlings by disrupting belowground mutualisms', PLoS Biology, vol.4, pp 727-731, doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040140

Gulden RH, Lerat S, Hart MM, Powell JR, Trevors JT, Pauls KP, Klironomos JN, Swanton CJ, (2005) 'Quantitation of transgenic plant DNA in leachate water: real-time PCR analysis', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.53, pp 5858-5865

Klironomos JN, Allen MF, Rillig MC, Piotrowski J, Makvandi-Nejad S, Wolfe BE, Powell JR, (2005) 'Abrupt rise in atmospheric CO2 overestimates community response in a model plant-soil system', Nature, vol.433, 10 Feb 2005, pp 621-624, doi: 10.1038/nature03268

Powell JR, Webster JM, (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, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2003.09.006

Powell JR, Webster JM, (2004) 'Target host finding 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, PMCID: PMC2620770