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Dr Ashlea Doolette

Ashlea Doolette
Research Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Ashlea is a post doctoral researcher and lecturer in Soil Science in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Her research and teaching interests are in soil chemistry and how nutrients are stored, transformed and cycled in soils.

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Dr Ashlea Doolette

Ashlea is a post doctoral researcher and lecturer in Soil Science in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Her research and teaching interests are in soil chemistry and how nutrients are stored, transformed and cycled in soils.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Ashlea's research primarily focuses on soil phosphorus chemistry and she has a particular interest in:

•    The characterisation and quantification of different forms of organic phosphorus and their availability to plants.
•    The the influence of crop rotations and agronomic strategies to improve phosphorus availability in soil.
•    31P NMR analysis and the development of NMR techniques for the analysis of soils and plants.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 The Univeristy of Adelaide Austrlia PhD
2007 The University of Adelaide Australia BSc. (Hons)

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Doolette, A., & Smernik, R. (2018). Facile decomposition of phytate in the solid-state: Kinetics and decomposition pathways. Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements, 193(3), 192-199.
DOI
2018 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., & Mason, S. (2018). Dual-labelling (15N and 33P) provides insights into stoichiometry and release of nitrogen and phosphorus from in situ mature lupin and canola below-ground residues. Plant and Soil, 126(1-2), 77-93.
DOI
2017 Doolette, A., Smernik, R., & McLaren, T. (2017). The composition of organic phosphorus in soils of the Snowy Mountains region of south-eastern Australia. Soil Research, 55(1), 10-18.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2017 Vogel, C., Ramsteiner, M., Sekine, R., Doolette, A., & Adam, C. (2017). Characterization of phosphorus compounds in soils by deep ultraviolet (DUV) Raman microspectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 48(6), 867-871.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Moata, M., Doolette, A., Smernik, R., McNeill, A., & Macdonald, L. (2016). Organic phosphorus speciation in Australian Red Chromosols: Stoichiometric control. Soil Research, 54(1), 11-19.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2016 Doolette, A., & Smernik, R. (2016). Phosphorus speciation of dormant grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) canes in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22(3), 462-468.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2016 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Use of 33P to trace in situ the fate of canola below-ground
phosphorus, including wheat uptake in two contrasting soils. Crop and Pasture Science, 67(7), 726-738.

DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Quantifying total phosphorus accumulation below-ground by canola and lupin plants using ³³P-labelling. Plant and Soil, 401(1), 39-50.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2015 Jarosch, K., Doolette, A., Smernik, R., Tamburini, F., Frossard, E., & Bünemann, E. (2015). Characterisation of soil organic phosphorus in NaOH-EDTA extracts: a comparison of (31)P NMR spectroscopy and enzyme addition assays. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 91, 298-309.
DOI Scopus18 WoS14
2015 McLaren, T., Smernik, R., McLaughlin, M., McBeath, T., Kirby, J., Simpson, R., . . . Richardson, A. (2015). Complex forms of soil organic phosphorus-a major component of soil phosphorus. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(22), 13238-13245.
DOI Scopus18 WoS12 Europe PMC3
2015 Smernik, R., Doolette, A., & Noack, S. (2015). Identification of RNA hydrolysis products in NaOH-EDTA extracts using 31P NMR spectroscopy. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(21), 2746-2756.
DOI Scopus8 WoS5
2015 Moata, M., Smernik, R., Doolette, A., McNeill, A., & Macdonald, L. (2015). Improving sensitivity of solution ³¹P NMR analysis in Australian Xeralfs. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(8), 1034-1043.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Moata, M., Smernik, R., Doolette, A., McNeill, A., & Macdonald, L. (2015). Improving sensitivity of solution ³¹P NMR analysis in Australian Xeralfs. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(8), 1034-1043.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Annaheim, K., Doolette, A., Smernik, R., Mayer, J., Oberson, A., Frossard, E., & Bünemann, E. (2015). Long-term addition of organic fertilizers has little effect on soil organic phosphorus as characterized by ³¹P NMR spectroscopy and enzyme additions. Geoderma, 257-258, 67-77.
DOI Scopus26 WoS21
2015 Doolette, A., & Smernik, R. (2015). Quantitative analysis of <sup>31</sup>P NMR spectra of soil extracts-Dealing with overlap of broad and sharp signals. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 53(9), 679-685.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC1
2015 Smernik, R., Doolette, A., & Noack, S. (2015). Identification of RNA hydrolysis products in NaOH-EDTA extracts using 31P NMR spectroscopy. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(21), 2746-2756.
DOI Scopus8 WoS5
2014 Foyjunnessa, F., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. (2014). In situ ³³P-labelling of canola and lupin to estimate total phosphorus accumulation in the root system. Plant and Soil, 382(1-2), 291-299.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4
2012 Milham, P., Dougherty, W., Morrison, J., Clark, R., Smernik, R., Burkitt, L., . . . Doolette, A. L. (2012). Soil chemistry: understanding phosphorus in the environment. Chemistry in Australia, 2012(Jul), 26-29.
2011 Doolette, A., Smernik, R., & Dougherty, W. (2011). Overestimation of the importance of phytate in NaOH-EDTA soil extracts as assessed by (31)P NMR analyses. Organic Geochemistry, 42(8), 955-964.
DOI Scopus22 WoS18
2011 Doolette, A. L., Smernik, R. J., & Dougherty, W. J. (2011). A quantitative assessment of phosphorus forms in some Australian soils. Soil Research, 49(2), 152-165.
DOI Scopus30 WoS26
2010 Doolette, A., Smernik, R., & Dougherty, W. (2010). Rapid decomposition of phytate applied to a calcareous soil demonstrated by a solution 31P NMR study. European Journal of Soil Science, 61(4), 563-575.
DOI Scopus47 WoS41
2009 Doolette, A., Smernik, R., & Dougherty, W. (2009). Spiking Improved Solution Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Identification of Soil Phosphorus Compounds. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73(3), 919-927.
DOI Scopus97 WoS93
2008 Buenemann, E., Smernik, R., Doolette, A., Marschner, P., Wakelin, S., & McNeill, A. (2008). Forms of phosphorus in bacteria and fungi isolated from two Australian soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40(7), 1908-1915.
DOI Scopus49 WoS4

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2012 Doolette, A. L., McNeill, A., Armstrong, R., Marschner, P., Tang, C., & Guppy, C. (2012). Assessing break crop options for enhanced soil phosphorus availability.. In Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012 (pp. 4 pages). Armidale, NSW.
2010 Doolette, A., Smernik, R., & Dougherty, W. (2010). A quantitative assessment of phosphorus forms in Australian soils. In Soil Solutions for a Changing World Vol. 49 (pp. 17-20). DVD: C S I R O Publishing.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Effect of diurnal heating on nutrient cycling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mihiri Seneviratne
2017 Co-Supervisor Effect of Drought on Phosphorous Pool in the Detritusphere Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kehinde Olajide Erinle
2017 Co-Supervisor Influence of Previous and Current Water Content on Respiration and Nutrient Availability Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bo Zheng
2016 Co-Supervisor Accumulation and Depletion of Soil P Pools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Khuyen Thi Kim Hoang

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Investigating the Role of Stoichiometry as an Influence on Soil Phosphorus Content and Forms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melinda Rosita Secentin Moata
2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Isotope Studies of Accumulation and Cycling of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Below-ground in Canola and Lupin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs . Foyjunnessa

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2016 - ongoing Board Member Agricultural Bureau of SA

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2016 Treasurer Soil Science Australia
2009 - 2012 Secretary Soil Science Australia
2007 - ongoing Representative Soil Science Australia
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83138107
Fax
8313 6717
Campus
Waite
Building
John Davies Building, floor 1
Room Number
1 11
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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