University of Limerick
1998-2001 Research Assistant in Braunschweig (Germany); 2002-2004 Postdoc in Bayreuth (Germany); 2004-2007 Postdoc in Manchester (UK); 2007-2010 Research Officer in Sheffield (UK). 2010- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Microbiology in Limerick (Ireland)


  • Inoculation density is affecting growth conditions of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh cut lettuce
  • Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland
  • A 3-year multi-food study of the presence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in 54 small food businesses in Ireland
  • One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services
  • The influence of aggregate size fraction and horizon position on microbial community composition
  • Bacterial Mobilization of Nutrients From Biochar-Amended Soils.
  • Biofilms fouling ancient limestone Mayan monuments in Uxmal, Mexico: a cultivation-independent analysis
  • Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply.
  • Chemically and biologically-mediated fertilizing value of manure-derived biochar.
  • The role of sulfur- and phosphorus-mobilizing bacteria in biochar-induced growth promotion of Lolium perenne
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae in grassland select for a diverse and abundant hyphospheric bacterial community involved in sulfonate desulfurization
  • Design and Construction of Repacked Soil Columns for Measuring Solute Transport, Plant Growth and Soil Biota
  • Drainage class and soil phosphorus availability shape microbial communities in Irish grasslands
  • Biological management of selected weeds of wheat through co-application of allelopathic rhizobacteria and sorghum extract
  • Nisin application delays growth of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut iceberg lettuce in modified atmosphere packaging, while the bacterial community structure changes within one week of storage
  • Growth Potential of Listeria monocytogenes on Refrigerated Spinach and Rocket Leaves in Modified Atmosphere Packaging
  • Cultivation Conditions of Spinach and Rocket Influence Epiphytic Growth of Listeria monocytogenes
  • Phosphorus Fractions in Temperate Grassland Soils and Their Interactions with Agronomic P Tests
  • The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza and organosulfur mobilizing bacteria in plant sulphur supply
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Support Plant Sulfur Supply through Organosulfur Mobilizing Bacteria in the Hypho- and Rhizosphere
  • Desulfurization of aromatic sulfonates by rhizosphere bacteria: high diversity of the asfA gene
  • Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies
  • High unique diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes characterized in a depth gradient in an acidic fen
  • Characterization of main sulfur source of wood-degrading basidiomycetes by S K-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES)
  • Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities
  • Study of a depth filter (Disruptor (TM)) for the novel application of reducing SWRO membrane fouling
  • Tree-mycorrhiza symbiosis accelerate mineral weathering: Evidences from nanometer-scale elemental fluxes at the hypha-mineral interface
  • Constraining global-scale weathering models through nano-scale ectomycorrhiza-mineral interactions
  • Fungi on the rocks!
  • High resolution functional group mapping of fungi on a mineral surface
  • Oxalic acid release in ectomycorrhiza mineral weathering
  • Shifts in desulfonating bacterial communities along a soil chronosequence in the forefield of a receding glacier
  • Sulfate treatment affects desulfonating bacterial community structures in Agrostis rhizospheres as revealed by functional gene analysis based on asfA
  • Mineralogy controls oxalic acid release in mycorrhiza weathering
  • Quantifying chemical weathering at the biotite-mycorrhiza interface
  • The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes
  • Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen
  • Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply
  • Biofilm community structure in Uxmal Mayan monuments
  • The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply
  • Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP)
  • Oxalate secretion by ectomycorrhizal Paxillus involutus is mineral-specific and controls calcium weathering from minerals
  • Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene by bacterial isolates from human skin
  • Bacterial communities in grassland turfs respond to sulphonate addition while fungal communities remain largely unchanged
  • Bacterial communities established in bauxite residues with different restoration histories
  • Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth on fresh-cut produce with thyme essential oil and essential oil compound verbenone
  • Miscanthus biochar promotes growth of spring barley and shifts bacterial community structures including phosphorus and sulfur mobilizing bacteria
  • Sulfate fertilization supports growth of ryegrass in soil columns but changes microbial community structures and reduces abundances of nematodes and arbuscular mycorrhiza
  • Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns
  • Linking plant growth promoting arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization with bacterial plant sulfur supply
  • Genetic profiling of noncultivated bacteria from the rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variability but no effect of a transgenic herbicide resistance
  • Effect of primers hybridizing to Different evolutionarily conserved regions of the small-subunit rRNA gene in PCR-based microbial community analyses and genetic profiling
  • Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) for microbial community analysis
  • Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore.
  • Short Term Impact of Recycling-Derived Fertilizers on Their P Supply for Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
  • Bacterial communities in the potato tuberosphere share similarities with bulk soil and rhizosphere communities, yet possess distinct features
  • Short-Term Impact of Recycling-Derived Fertilizers on Their P Supply for Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
  • Poultry litter biochar soil amendment affects microbial community structures, promotes phosphorus cycling and growth of barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Struvites with comparable nitrogen and phosphorus composition have similar agronomic response but shape cherry tomato rhizosphere bacterial community structure differently
  • The impact of struvite and ash recycling-derived fertilizers on microbial phosphorus mobilization capabilities and community structure in a Lolium perenne field trial
  • Bacterial community structure analysis on Listeria monocytogenes inoculated spinach leaves is affected by PCR based methods to exclude chloroplast co-amplification
  • Reuse of Soils Fertilized with Ash as Recycling Derived Fertilizer Revealed Strong Stimulation of Microbial Communities Involved in P Mobilization in Lolium perenne Rhizospheres
  • Adsorption of Ammonium, Nitrate, and Phosphate on Hydrochars and Biochars

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