Sasha Jenkins


  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 605 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities


•Fields skills, sampling techniques and setting up microcosm
•Physico-chemical, edaphic and microbial activity measurements
•Molecular techniques (PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, DGGE, Cloning, T-RFLP, RNA-SIP)
•Gas and chemical analyses (PLFA and Gas Chromatography)
•Microbiological techniques (Culturing, aseptic techniques, selective isolation).
•Microscopy (light and epifluorescent microscopy, FISH, TEM and SEM)
•Gel processing, data handling and construction of data matrices
•Familiar with routine statistical analysis and diversity measures
•Thorough understanding of multivariate and population dynamic modelling approaches including CCA, DCA, PCA, Procrustes, Monte Carlo analysis, GLM and SEM modelling.

Funding overview

Spatial and seasonal variability in n cycling processes, 2009-2010 SCRIP- Swan River Trust. WA , Associate Investigator.

A complementary biogas research programme in the UK and Thailand. 2008-2008, British Council Researcher Exchange Programme Award, Principal Investigator

Development of anaerobic digestion biotechnologies to convert MSW into biogas, soil improvers and other useful end-products, 2007-2008, CIP (Collaborative Innovative Partnership) -between Graphite Resources Ltd and Newcastle University, UK, Associate Investigator

Previous positions

2008 – Present Research Associate, School of Earth & Environment, University of Western Australia.
2007 – 2008 Research Associate, School of Biology, Newcastle University, England
2006 – 2007 Research Assistant, School of Biology Newcastle University, England.


•Spatio-temporal distribution of microbial communities in relation to environmental parameters.
•Unravelling the underlying processes controlling microbial diversity and activities
•Linking functional diversity with biogeochemical processes, especially N cycling
•Response of microbial communities to perturbation, agricultural practices and climate change
•Integration of molecular, modelling and statistical approaches in microbial ecology
•Development of anaerobic digestion biotechnologies to convert waste into biogas and compost



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Research Output

  • 605 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 2 Review article

Ammonia stress on a resilient mesophilic anaerobic inoculum: Methane production, microbial community, and putative metabolic pathways

Buhlmann, C. H., Mickan, B., Jenkins, S., Tait, S., Kahandawala, T. K. A. & Bahri, P. A., 2019, In : Bioresource Technology. 275, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    90 Downloads (Pure)

    Amending Poultry Broiler Litter to Prevent the Development of Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae) and Other Nuisance Flies

    Cook, D. F., Jenkins, S. N., Abbott, L. K., D'Antuono, M. F., Telfer, D. V., Deyl, R. A. & Lindsey, J. B., 14 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Economic Entomology. 111, 6, p. 2966-2973 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)