I'm not a native to the urban landscape, neither are you, nor anyone you can think of. We've removed ourselves from our evolved habitat and it's making us sick. The epidemic of non-contagious diseases in urban populations has likely come about because we're no longer getting an adequate exposure to our Old Friends - the coevolved microorganisms of our evolutionary history, and natural habitat and lifestyle, which educate and regulate our immune systems. The lack of exposure to immune educating and regulating microorganisms, which come from our natural habitat, is causing a myriad of diseases related to immune dysregulation. My research is centred on investigating the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis - that incorporating biodiversity into the urban landscape will rewild our urban habitat to promote adequate exposure to our Old Friends and lead to positive health outcomes. Currently I'm focusing on the ecological mechanisms of this hypothesis. In short, I'm researching how microbial communities of high and low biodiversity urban green spaces interact with plants and people.
|2018||PhD candidate||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2016 - 2017||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||Bachelor of Science - Honours|
|2013 - 2015||The University of Adelaide||Adelaide||Bachelor of Science - Advanced|
|2009||Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Systems Ele||TAFE SA||Australia|
|2018||Yan, D., Mills, J., Gellie, N., Bissett, A., Lowe, A., & Breed, M. (2018). High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration. Biological Conservation, 217, 113-120.
|2017||Mills, J., Weinstein, P., Gellie, N., Weyrich, L., Lowe, A., & Breed, M. (2017). Urban habitat restoration provides a human health benefit through microbiome rewilding: the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis. Restoration Ecology, 25(6), 866-872.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
|2017||Gellie, N., Mills, J., Breed, M., & Lowe, A. (2017). Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field. Molecular Ecology, 26(11), 2895-2904.
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|2017||Mills, J. G., Weinstein., Gellie., Weyrich., Lowe., & Breed. (2017). Restoration of urban green spaces rewilds the environmental microbiome with associated shifts in the human microbiome.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Ecological Restoration. Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.|
|2016||Lowe, A. J., Breed, M., Gellie, N., Guerin, G. R., Mills, J., & Christmas, M. (2016). Restoring South Australia's native vegetation. Poster session presented at the meeting of ''Botany 2016 – Past, Present and Future' Symposium. South Australian NRM Science Conference.. The University of Adelaide.|
|2016||Mills, J., Breed, M. F., Gellie, N., & Lowe, A. (2016). Revegetation rewilds the bacterial microbiome of an old field. Poster session presented at the meeting of Conservation genetics. Hamilton, NZ.|
|2017||Gellie, N., Mills, J. G., Breed, M. F., & Lowe, A. J. (2017). Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field. Part 2: Soil chemistry.