Tony O'Donnell

Professor, BSc PhD DSc FRSB

  • The University of Western Australia (000), 35 Stirling Highway, Ground floor, Agriculture Central Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 9340 Citations
  • 42 h-Index
1979 …2021
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Research Output 1979 2019

  • 9340 Citations
  • 42 h-Index
  • 114 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Letter
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2019

Reconditioning Degraded Mine Site Soils With Exogenous Soil Microbes: Plant Fitness and Soil Microbiome Outcomes

Moreira-Grez, B., Munoz-Rojas, M., Kariman, K., Storer, P., O'Donnell, A. G., Kumaresan, D. & Whiteley, A. S., 10 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 13 p., 1617.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Soil bacterial diversity is positively associated with air temperature in the maritime Antarctic

Dennis, P. G., Newsham, K. K., Rushton, S. P., O’Donnell, A. G. & Hopkins, D. W., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 2686.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Soil
Air
Temperature
Ecosystem
16S Ribosomal RNA
2017
30 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of P stoichiometry on the abundance of nitrogen-cycle genes in phosphorus-limited paddy soil

Wei, X., Hu, Y., Peng, P., Zhu, Z., Atere, C. T., O’Donnell, A. G., Wu, J. & Ge, T., 1 Oct 2017, In : Biology and Fertility of Soils. 53, 7, p. 767-776 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrogen Cycle
nitrogen cycle
paddy soils
stoichiometry
Phosphorus
8 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial Functional Capacity Is Preserved Within Engineered Soil Formulations Used in Mine Site Restoration

Kumaresan, D., Cross, A. T., Moreira-Grez, B., Kariman, K., Nevill, P., Stevens, J., Allcock, R. J. N., O'Donnell, A. G., DIxon, K. W. & Whiteley, A. S., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 564.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Soil
Metagenome
Hydrology
Poisons
Firearms
2016
3 Citations (Scopus)

Ancient landscapes and the relationship with microbial nitrification

Jenkins, S., Murphy, D., Waite, I., Rushton, S. P. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2 Aug 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, p. 1-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nitrification
Ammonia
Archaea
Soil
Bacteria
5 Citations (Scopus)
257 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
6 Citations (Scopus)
functional response
Waste Water
Phosphorus
Phosphates
Wastewater
31 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between soil fungal diversity and temperature in the maritime Antarctic

Newsham, K. K., Hopkins, D. W., Carvalhais, L. C., Fretwell, P. T., Rushton, S. P., O'Donnell, A. G. & Dennis, P. G., 2016, In : Nature Climate Change. 6, 2, p. 182-186 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil
warming
temperature
fungus
Antarctica
2015
12 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial succession in paddy soils derived from different parent materials

Sheng, R., Qin, H., O'Donnell, A. G., Huang, S., Wu, J. & Wei, W., 2015, In : Journal of Soils and Sediments. 15, p. 982-992

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Responses to increases in temperature of heterotrophic micro-organisms in soils from the maritime Antarctic

Laudicina, V. A., Benhua, S., Dennis, P. G., Badalucco, L., Rushton, S. P., Newsham, K. K., O’Donnell, A. G., Hartley, I. P. & Hopkins, D. W., 2015, In : Polar Biology. 38, 8, p. 1153-1160

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil
microorganisms
soil organic carbon
Temperature
soil
7 Citations (Scopus)

The Bradyrhizobium-legume symbiosis is dominant in the shrubby ecosystem of the Karst region, Southwest China

Liu, L., He, X., Wang, K., Xie, Y., Xie, Q., O'Donnell, A. G. & Chen, C., May 2015, In : European Journal of Soil Biology. 68, p. 1-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bradyrhizobium
Symbiosis
symbiosis
Fabaceae
karsts
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

Biogeochemical responses to nutrient, moisture and temperature manipulations of soil from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands in the Maritime Antarctic

Benhua, S., Dennis, P. G., Laudicina, V. A., Ord, V. J., Rushton, S. P., O'Donnell, A. G., Newsham, K. K. & Hopkins, D. W., 2014, In : Antarctic Science. 26, 5, p. 513-520

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antarctica
moisture
substrate
mineralization
nutrient
30 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in bacterial CO2 fixation with depth in agricultural soils

Wu, X., Ge, T., Yuan, H., Li, B., Zhu, H., Zhou, P., Sui, F., O'Donnell, A. G. & Wu, J., 2014, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 98, 5, p. 2309-2319

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil
Carbon
Cupriavidus necator
Rhodopseudomonas
Bradyrhizobium
2013
82 Citations (Scopus)

Soil Security: Solving the Global Soil Crisis

Koch, A., Mcbratney, A., Adams, M., Field, D., Hill, R., Crawford, J., Minasny, B., Lal, R., Abbott, L., O'Donnell, A. G., Angers, D., Baldock, J., Barbier, E., Binkley, D., Parton, W., Wall, D. H., Bird, M., Bouma, J., Chenu, C., Flora, C. B. & 11 othersGoulding, K., Grunwald, S., Hempel, J., Jastrow, J., Lehmann, J., Lorenz, K., Morgan, C. L., Rice, C. W., Whitehead, D., Young, I. & Zimmermann, M., 2013, In : Global Policy. 4, 4, p. 434-441

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sustainable development
climate change
soil
food
water
472 Citations (Scopus)

The knowns, known unknowns and unknowns of sequestration of soil organic carbon

Stockmann, U., Adams, M. A., Crawford, J. W., Field, D. J., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., Minasny, B., Mcbratney, A. B., Courcelles, V. D. R. D., Singh, K., Wheeler, I., Abbott, L., Angers, D. A., Baldock, J., Bird, M., Brookes, P. C., Chenu, C., Jastrow, J. D., Lal, R., Lehmann, J. & 4 othersO'Donnell, A. G., Parton, W. J., Whitehead, D. & Zimmermann, M., 2013, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 164, p. 80-99

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil organic carbon
organic carbon
carbon
soil resources
carbon sequestration
19 Citations (Scopus)

Warming constrains bacterial community responses to nutrient inputs in a southern, but not northern, maritime Antarctic soil

Dennis, P. G., Newsham, K. K., Rushton, S. P., Ord, V. J., O'Donnell, A. G. & Hopkins, D. W., 2013, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 57, p. 248-255

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community response
oases
bacterial communities
oasis
Soil
2012
19 Citations (Scopus)

Fungi in century old managed soils could hold key to the development of soil water repellency

Young, I. M., Feeney, D. S., O'Donnell, A. G. & Goulding, K. W. T., 2012, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 45, p. 125-127 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fungi
Soil
soil water
fungus
fungi
106 Citations (Scopus)
86 Citations (Scopus)

Significant role for microbial autotrophy in the sequestration of soil carbon

Yuan, H., Ge, T., Chen, C., O'Donnell, A. G. & Wu, J., 2012, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78, p. 2328-2336

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Soil fungal community composition does not alter along a latitudinal gradient through the maritime and sub-Antarctic

Dennis, P. G., Rushton, S. P., Newsham, K. K., Lauducina, V. A., Ord, V. J., Daniell, T. J., O'Donnell, A. G. & Hopkins, D. W., 2012, In : Fungal Ecology. 5, p. 403-408

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
35 Citations (Scopus)

Jatropha curcas oil body proteome and oleosins: L-form JcOle3 as a potential phylogenetic marker

Popluechai, S., Froissard, M., Jolivet, P., Breviario, D., Gatehouse, A. M. R., O'Donnell, A. G., Chardot, T. & Kohli, A., 2011, In : Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 49, p. 352-356

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial community dynamics in mesophilic anaerobic co-digestion of mixed waste

Supaphol, S., Jenkins, S., Intomo, P., Waite, I. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2011, In : Bioresource Technology. 102, p. 4021-4027

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
37 Citations (Scopus)

Taxon-specific responses of soil bacteria to the addition of low level C inputs

Jenkins, S., Rushton, S. P., Lanyon, C. V., Whiteley, A. S., Waite, I., Brookes, P. C., Kemmitt, S., Evershed, R. P. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2010, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 42, 9, p. 1624-1631

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

The transmission of nosocomial pathogens in an intensive care unit: a space-time clustering and structural equation modelling approach

Rushton, S. P., Shirley, M. D. F., Sheridan, E. A., Lanyon, C. V. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2010, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 138, 6, p. 915-926

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2009
63 Citations (Scopus)

Actinobacterial community dynamics in long term managed grasslands

Jenkins, S. N., Waite, I. S., Blackburn, A., Husband, R., Rushton, S. P., Manning, D. C. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2009, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 95, 4, p. 319-334

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil
Fertilizers
rRNA Genes
Minerals
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms

Actinobacterial community dynamics in long term managed grasslands

Jenkins, S., Waite, I., Blackburn, A., Husband, R., Rushton, S. P., Manning, D. C. & O'Donnell, A., 2009, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 95, p. 319-334

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Grassland
28 Citations (Scopus)

Consensus multivariate methods in gas chromatography mass spectrometry and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis: MHC-congenic and other strains of mice can be classified according to the profiles of volatiles and microflora in their scent-marks

Zomer, S., Dixon, S. J., Xu, Y., Jensen, S. P., Wang, H., Lanyon, C. V., O'Donnell, A. G., Clare, A. S., Gosling, L. M., Penn, D. J. & Brereton, R. G., 2009, In : The Analyst. 134, 1, p. 114-123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

major histocompatibility complex
Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
Major Histocompatibility Complex
Electrophoresis
Gas chromatography
81 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular detection and quantification of nifH gene sequences in the rhizosphere of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) sown with two levels of nitrogen fertilizer

Coelho, M. R. R., Marriel, I. E., Jenkins, S. N., Lanyon, C. V., Seldin, L. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2009, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 42, 1, p. 48-53

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhizosphere
Sorghum
Fertilizers
sorghum
Sorghum bicolor

Narrow genetic and apparent phenetic diversity in Jatropha curcas: initial success with generating low phorbol ester interspecific hybrids

Popluechai, S., Breviario, D., Mulpuri, S., Makkar, HPS. S., Raorane, M., Reddy, AR., Palchetti, E., Gatehouse, AMR. R., Syers, JK., O'Donnell, A. G. & Kohli, A., 2009, In : Nature Precedings. 1, 2782, p. 1-44 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Citations (Scopus)

Soil organic carbon contents in long-term experimental grassland plots in the UK (Palace Leas and Park Grass) have not changed consistently in recent decades

Hopkins, D. W., Waite, I. S., Mcnichols, J. W., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2009, In : Global Change Biology. 15, 7, p. 1739-1754

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organic carbon
organic soil
grassland
organic carbon
grass
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)

Individual variation in 3-methylbutanal: A putative link between human leukocyte antigen and skin microflora

Savelev, S. U., Antony-Babu, S., Roberts, S. C., Wang, H., Clare, A. S., Gosling, L. M., Petrie, M., Goodfellow, M., O'Donnell, A. G. & Ward, A. C., 2008, In : Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, 9, p. 1253-1257

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

individual variation
Odors
HLA Antigens
antigen
skin (animal)
238 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralization of native soil organic matter is not regulated by the size, activity or composition of the soil microbial biomass-a new perspective

Kemmitt, S. J., Lanyon, C. V., Waite, I. S., Wen, Q., Addiscott, T. M., Bird, N. R. A., O'Donnell, A. G. & Brookes, P. C., 2008, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40, 1, p. 61-73

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomass
microbial biomass
soil organic matter
mineralization
Soil
2007
55 Citations (Scopus)

A novel method for the study of the biophysical interface in soils using nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry

Herrmann, A. M., Clode, P., Fletcher, I. R., Nunan, N., Stockdale, E. A., O'Donnell, A. G. & Murphy, D., 2007, In : Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 21, 1, p. 29-34

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Soils
Microorganisms
Sand
Quartz
44 Citations (Scopus)

Murine scent mark microbial communities are genetically determined

Lanyon, C. V., Rushton, S. P., O'Donnell, A. G., Goodfellow, M., Ward, A. C., Petrie, M., Jensen, S. P., Morris Gosling, L. & Penn, D. J., 2007, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 59, 3, p. 576-583

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

major histocompatibility complex
Major Histocompatibility Complex
microbial community
Congenic Mice
Haplotypes
115 Citations (Scopus)

Nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry - A new analytical tool in biogeochemistry and soil ecology: A review article

Herrmann, A. M., Ritz, K., Nunan, N., Clode, P., Pett-Ridge, J., Kilburn, M., Murphy, D., O'Donnell, A. G. & Stockdale, E. A., 2007, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 39, 8, p. 1835-1850

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
soil ecology
biogeochemistry
Ecology
Soil
7 Citations (Scopus)

The epidemiology of atypical mycobacterial diseases in northern England : A space-time clustering and Generalized Linear Modelling approach

Rushton, S. P., Goodfellow, M., O'Donnell, A. G. & Magee, J. G., 2007, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 135, 5, p. 765-774

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Space-Time Clustering
England
Epidemiology
Mycobacterium avium
Mycobacterium avium Complex
95 Citations (Scopus)

Visualization, modelling and prediction in soil microbiology

O'Donnell, A. G., Young, I. M., Rushton, S. P., Shirley, M. D. & Crawford, J. W., 2007, In : Nature Reviews Microbiology. 5, 9, p. 689-699

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil Microbiology
Soil
Cataloging
Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Systems Analysis
2006
111 Citations (Scopus)

Biotic interactions in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems: Are they a factor?

Hogg, I. D., Craig Cary, S., Convey, P., Newsham, K. K., O'Donnell, A. G., Adams, B. J., Aislabie, J., Frati, F., Stevens, M. I. & Wall, D. H., 2006, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38, 10, p. 3035-3040

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

terrestrial ecosystem
Ecosystem
trophic structure
ecosystem
Soil
199 Citations (Scopus)

Diversity and distribution of Victoria Land biota

Adams, B. J., Bardgett, R. D., Ayres, E., Wall, D. H., Aislabie, J., Bamforth, S., Bargagli, R., Cary, C., Cavacini, P., Connell, L., Convey, P., Fell, J. W., Frati, F., Hogg, I. D., Newsham, K. K., O'Donnell, A. G., Russell, N., Seppelt, R. D. & Stevens, M. I., 2006, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38, 10, p. 3003-3018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biota
Ecosystem
biota
soil ecosystem
Soil
23 Citations (Scopus)

Fungal diversity in maritime Antarctic soils determined using a combination of culture isolation, molecular fingerprinting and cloning techniques

Malosso, E., Waite, I. S., English, L., Hopkins, D. W. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2006, In : Polar Biology. 29, 7, p. 552-561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Cloning
molecular cloning
Soil
rRNA Genes
soil
44 Citations (Scopus)

The selection of mixed microbial inocula in environmental biotechnology: Example using petroleum contaminated tropical soils

Supaphol, S., Panichsakpatana, S., Trakulnaleamsai, S., Tungkananuruk, N., Roughjanajirapa, P. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2006, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 65, 3, p. 432-441

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petroleum
Discriminant Analysis
Biotechnology
Lubricants
Soil
2005
4 Citations (Scopus)

Community level physiological profile response to plant residue additions in Antarctic soils

Malosso, E., English, L., Hopkins, D. W. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2005, In : Biology and Fertility of Soils. 42, 1, p. 60-65

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant residue
plant residues
Soil
microcosm
microbial communities
55 Citations (Scopus)
Proteobacteria
Arabian Sea
gamma-Proteobacteria
Oceans and Seas
surface water
2004
52 Citations (Scopus)

(CO2)-C-13 pulse labelling of plants in tandem with stable isotope probing: methodological considerations for examining microbial function in the rhizosphere

Griffiths, R. I., Manefield, M., Ostle, N., Mcnamara, N., O'Donnell, A. G., Bailey, M. J. & Whiteley, A., 2004, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 58, 1, p. 119-129

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhizosphere
Isotopes
Soil
Plant Exudates
Carbon
115 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract

Netherwood, T., Martin-Orue, S. M., O'Donnell, A. G., Gockling, S., Graham, J., Mathers, J. C. & Gilbert, H. J., 2004, In : Nature Biotechnology. 22, 2, p. 204-209

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetically modified plants
Plant DNA
Genetically Modified Plants
Transgenes
Gene transfer
54 Citations (Scopus)

Use of 13C-labelled plant materials and ergosterol, PLFA and NLFA analyses to investigate organic matter decomposition in Antarctic soil

Malosso, E., English, L., Hopkins, D. W. & O'Donnell, A. G., 2004, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 36, 1, p. 165-175

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ergosterol
ergosterol
phospholipid
microbial communities
Phospholipids
2003
55 Citations (Scopus)

Design and evaluation of nematode 18S rDNA primers for PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of soil community DNA

Waite, I. S., O'Donnell, A. G., Harrison, A., Davies, J. T., Colvan, S. R., Ekschmitt, K., Dogan, H., Wolters, V., Bongers, T., Bongers, M., Bakonyi, G., Nagy, P., Papatheodorou, E. M., Stamou, G. P. & Bostrom, S., 2003, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 35, 9, p. 1165-1173

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
Ribosomal DNA
nematode
electrokinesis
115 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of depth and sampling time on bacterial community structure in an upland grassland soil

Griffiths, R. I., Whiteley, A. S., O'Donnell, A. G. & Bailey, M. J., 2003, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 43, 1, p. 35-43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Structures
grassland soil
Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
community structure
Soil
137 Citations (Scopus)

Physiological and Community Responses of Established Grassland Bacterial Populations to Water Stress

Griffiths, R. I., Whiteley, A. S., O'Donnell, A. G. & Bailey, M. J., 2003, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69, 12, p. 6961-6968

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community response
physiological response
Dehydration
water stress
Soil