Ms Jessica Mackay

Jessica Mackay
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD 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.

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Ms Jessica Mackay

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.

Research Interests

Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Carbon Sequestration Science, Community Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity, Crop and Pasture Nutrition, Ecology, Ecosystem Function, Environmental Sciences, Global Change Biology, Microbial Ecology, Mycology, Plant Biology & Botany, Soil Biology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Sciences

Journals

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.
10.1007/s11104-017-3298-6
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.
10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.08.004
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.
10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.12.008
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.
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.045
Position
PhD Candidate
Phone
83136530
Fax
8313 6511
Campus
Waite
Building
Taylor Building East
Room Number
3 24
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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