Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
I am a researcher with a focus on nutrient cycling in soils. I am particularly interested in the role of soil microorganisms in carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen cycles and with linking microbial community structure with function. I have worked on carbon projects in plantings in central Victoria, Australia, and am currently completing a PhD investigating the role of organic amendments and arbuscular mycorrhizas in crop phosphorus nutrition.
Year Citation 2017 Mackay, J., Cavagnaro, T., Jakobsen, I., Macdonald, L., Grønlund, M., Thomsen, T. & Müller-Stöver, D. (2017). Evaluation of phosphorus in thermally converted sewage sludge: P pools and availability to wheat. Plant and Soil, 418, 1-2, 307-317.
2017 Mackay, J., Macdonald, L., Smernik, R. & Cavagnaro, T. (2017). Organic amendments as phosphorus fertilisers: chemical analyses, biological processes and plant P uptake. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 107, 50-59.
2017 Mackay, J., Cavagnaro, T., Müller Stöver, D., Macdonald, L., Grønlund, M. & Jakobsen, I. (2017). A key role for arbuscular mycorrhiza in plant acquisition of P from sewage sludge recycled to soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 115, 11-20.
2016 Mackay, J., Cunningham, S. & Cavagnaro, T. (2016). Riparian reforestation: are there changes in soil carbon and soil microbial communities?. Science of the Total Environment, 566-567, 960-967.
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