Andy Ball

Distinguished Professor Andrew Ball

Director, ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource

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Programs

 Bachelor of Applied Science


 Bachelor of Environmental Science


 Master of Biotechnology


 Master of Science


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Andy is the Director of the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource at RMIT University.

With deep expertise in environmental microbiology and biotechnology, Andy teaches both subjects as part of the School of Science Bachelor and Masters Programs.

Overview

In January 2012, Andy was appointed Professor in Environmental Microbiology and in 2016 Distinguished Professor by RMIT University. He started his career as a Research Fellow in Liverpool University, UK and more recently held the position of Reader at the University of Essex, UK. In April 2005, Andy was appointed Chair of Environmental Biotechnology at Flinders University.

He has held a number of key institutional/organisational roles at each university in which he has been employed over the past 30 years. At the University of Essex UK, Andy was Director of the Centre for Environment and Society. At Flinders University, he was appointed Director and Chairman of Flinders Bioremediation. At RMIT University, Andy established, as Director a new University Research Centre, Environment, Sustainability and Remediation and is currently Director of the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource.

Andy has headed the Environmental Biotechnology Group now at RMIT University (previously based at Essex University and Flinders University) since 1995. Andy has a wealth of research and research and teaching expertise to RMIT University at an International level, particularly in the fields of bioremediation, organic waste treatment, and environmental fate of organic pollutants.

Andy has generated internationally acclaimed research outputs since 1985. He has over 300 peer reviewed publications cited 13,000 times in total, with an annual citation average above 1200 over the past 3 years with an h-index of 60 (Google) and 46 (Scopus). In addition, Andy has published 6 books (3 as author and 3 as editor) and written 42 book chapters. He has currently five provisional patents and one full patent. These metrics demonstrate his respected standing in the academic community.

Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation | RMIT University

Professor Andrew Ball explains how researchers at RMIT's Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation (EnSuRe) are working with Australian and international industry and research entities, to minimise the impact of land, water and air pollution.

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Industry experience

Andy has worked closely with various end user entities including government agencies (EPA), the oil and water industry (e.g. Shell, Mobil, South East Water, Melbourne Water) and non-government agencies (e.g. Rockefeller Foundation) raising over $22,000,000 in research grant income to date in the area of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, over $14,000,000 since arriving in Australia in 2007.

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Research

Andy's research is focused on the sustainable remediation of contaminated environments, applying cutting edge tools to resolve environmental issues with a focus on the application of environmental biotechnology and solution-focused microbial research to reduce environmental pollution in urban environments.

Research keywords

Environmental Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Biosolids

Research output summary

300+

Publications

8

Projects

3

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • The bioremediation of chemical contaminants in the environment
  • Sustainable bioenergy production
  • The biostabilisation of organic material during anaerobic digestion
  • The survival of pathogens in the environment
  • The application of molecular microbial ecology techniques to biogeochemical cycling in the environment

Supervisor projects

  • The remediation of contaminants in the environment
  • The reuse of organic material for the generation of bioenergy
  • The factors influencing the biostabilisation of organic material during anaerobic digestion
  • The survival of pathogens in the environment
  • The application of molecular microbial ecology techniques to the study of the role of micro-organisms in the environmen

Feature publications

Nitrogen contamination and bioremediation in groundwater and the environment: A review

Earth-Science Reviews 22, 103816

Morrissy JG, Currell MJ, Reichman SM, Surapaneni A, Megharaj M, Crosbie ND, Hirth D, Aquilina S, Rajendram W, Ball AS (2021).

Soil type is the primary determinant of the composition of the total and active bacterial communities in arable soils

Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69 (3), 1800-1809

Girvan MS, Bullimore J, Pretty JN, Osborn AM & Ball AS (2003).

Microbial decomposition at elevated [CO2]-effect of litter quality

Global Change Biology 3, 379-386

Ball AS, (1997).

Key publications by year

  • Kassongo J, Shahsavari E & Ball AS 2020. Renewable energy from the solid-state anaerobic digestion of grape marc and cheese whey at high treatment capacity. Biomass and Bioenergy 143.
  • Florini S, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Khudur LS, Mudge SM, Smith DJ & Ball AS 2020. Are Sterols Useful for the Identification of Sources of Faecal Contamination in Shellfish? A Case Study, Water 12 (11).
  • De Silva S, Huynh T, Ball AS, Indrapala DV, Reichman SM 2020. Measuring Soil Metal Bioavailability in Roadside Soils of Different Ages. Environments 7 (10).
  • Koshlaf E, Shahsavari E, Haleyur N, Osborn AM & Ball AS. 2020. Impact of necrophytoremediation on petroleum hydrocarbon degradation, ecotoxicity and soil bacterial community composition in diesel-contaminated soil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27 (25), 31171-31183.
  • De Silva S, Ball AS, Indrapala DV & Reichman SM 2020. Review of the interactions between vehicular emitted potentially toxic elements, roadside soils, and associated biota. Chemosphere, 128135.
  • Aburto-Medina A, Shahsavari E, Cohen M, Mantri N & Ball AS 2020. Analysis of the Microbiome (Bathing Biome) in Geothermal Waters from an Australian Balneotherapy Centre. Water 12 (6), 1705 -2020.
  • Qazi F, Khalid A, Poddar A, Tetienne JP, Nadarajah A, Aburto-Medina A, Shahsavari E, Shukla R, Prawer S, Ball AS, & Tomljenovic-Hanic, S 2020. Real-time detection and identification of nematode eggs genus and species through optical imaging. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 1-12.
  • Lekamge S, Miranda AF, Abraham A, Ball AS, Shukla R & D Nugegoda 2020. The toxicity of coated silver nanoparticles to the alga Raphidocelis subcapitata. SN Applied Sciences 2 (4), 1-14.
  • Ravindran VB, Khallaf B, Surapaneni A, Crosbie ND, Soni SK & Ball AS 2020. Detection of Helminth Ova in Wastewater Using Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Coupled to Lateral Flow Strips Water 12 (3), 691.
  • Nham Tran TL, Miranda AF, Gupta A, Puri M, Ball AS, B Adhikari & Mouradov, A 2020. The Nutritional and Pharmacological Potential of New Australian Thraustochytrids Isolated from Mangrove Sediments, Marine drugs 18 (3), 151.
  • Truskewycz A, Beker SA, Ball AS, Murdoch B &, I Cole 2020. Incorporation of quantum carbon dots into a PVP/ZnO hydrogel for use as an effective hexavalent chromium sensing platform. Analytica Chimica Acta 1099, 126-135.
  • Truskewycz A, Taha M, Jampaiah D Shukla, R, Ball AS & I Cole 2020. Interfacial separation of concentrated dye mixtures from solution with environmentally compatible nitrogenous-silane nanoparticles modified with Helianthus annuus husk extract. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 560, 825-837.
  • Pradhan S, Fan L, Roddick FA, Shahsavari E, Ball AS & X Zhang 2020. A comparative study of biological activated carbon-based treatments on two different types of municipal reverse osmosis concentrates. Chemosphere 240, 124925.
  • Lekamge S, Ball AS, Shukla & D Nugegoda 2020.The toxicity of nanoparticles to organisms in freshwater. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 248, 1-80.
  • Lekamge S, Miranda AF Pham, B, Ball AS, Shukla R & D Nugegoda 2020. The toxicity of non-aged and aged coated silver nanoparticles to the freshwater shrimp Paratya australiensis. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 82 (23-24), 1207-1222.
  • Gurtler V, Soni S & Ball AS 2019. Preface to nanotechnology special issue of Journal of Microbiological Methods 167 6, 993-997.
  • Truskewycz A, Beker S, Ball AS & Cole I 2019. Photoluminescence Measurements of Carbon Quantum Dots within three-dimensional hydrogel matrices using a high throughput 96 well plate method. MethodsX
  • Lekamge S, Miranda AF, Trestrail C, Pham B, Ball AS, Shukla, R & Nugegoda D 2019. The Toxicity of Non-aged and Aged Coated Silver Nanoparticles to Freshwater Alga Raphidocelis subcapitata. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38 (11), 2371-2382.
  • Veluswamy GK, Laycock CJ, Shah K, Ball AS, Guwy AJ & Dinsdale RM 2019. Biohythane as an energy feedstock for solid oxide fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 (51), 27896-27906.
  • Xu Y, Shan L, Zhou Y, Xie Z, Ball AS, Cao W & Liu H 2019. Development of a Cre-loxP-based genetic system in Aspergillus niger ATCC1015 and its application to construction of efficient organic acid-producing cell factories. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 103 (19), 8105-8114.
  • Khudur LS, Shahsavari E, Webster GT, Nugegoda D & AS Ball 2019.The impact of lead co-contamination on ecotoxicity and the bacterial community during the bioremediation of total petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution 253, 939-948.
  • Ravindran VB, Shahsavari E, Soni SK & Ball AS 2019. Viability determination of Ascaris ova in raw wastewater: a comparative evaluation of culture-based, BacLight Live/Dead staining and PMA-qPCR methods. Water Science and Technology 80 (5), 817-826.
  • Ravindran VB, Soni SK & Ball AS 2019. A Review on the Current Knowledge and Prospects for the Development of Improved Detection Methods for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Ova for the Safe Reuse of Wastewater and Biosolids. Water 11 (6), 1212.
  • Haleyur N, Shahsavari E, Jain SS, Koshlaf E, Ravindran VB, Morrison PD, Osborn AM & Ball AS 2019. Influence of bioaugmentation and biostimulation on PAH degradation in aged contaminated soils: Response and dynamics of the bacterial community. Journal of Environmental Management 238, 49-58.
  • Lekamge S, Miranda AF, Ball AS, Shukla R & Nugegoda D 2019. The toxicity of coated silver nanoparticles to Daphnia carinata and trophic transfer from alga Raphidocelis subcapitata PLoS One 14 (4), 1-20.
  • Shar SS, Reith F, Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Nurulita Y, Al-hothaly K & Ball AS. Biomineralization of Platinum by Escherichia coli. Metals 9 (4), 407.
  • Furlong C, Jegatheesan J, Currell M, Iyer-Raniga U, Khan T & Ball AS 2019. Is the global public willing to drink recycled water? A review for researchers and practitioners, Utilities Policy 56, 53-61.
  • Truskewycz A, Gundry TD, Khudur LS, Kolobaric A, Taha M, Aburto-Medina A, Ball AS & Shahsavari E. 2019. Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination in Terrestrial Ecosystems—Fate and Microbial Responses. Molecules 24 (18), 3400.
  • Sarker SR, Ball AS, Bhargava SK & Soni SK 2019. Evaluation of plasmid DNA stability against ultrasonic shear stress and its in vitro delivery efficiency using ionic liquid [Bmim] [PF 6]. RSC Advances 9 (50), 29225-29231.
  • Daniel V, Surapaneni A, Crosbie N, Schmidt J, Shahsavari E, Truskewycz A, Haleyur Seetharam N, Soni S & Ball AS. 2019. A modified approach to recover and enumerate Ascaris ova in wastewater and sludge. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 (2), 1-6.
  • Shahsavari E, Schwarz A, Aburto-Medina A & Ball AS 2019. Biological Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAHs) in Soil: a Current Perspective. Current Pollution Reports, 1-9.
  • Ravindran VB, Truskewycz A, Ball AS & Soni SK 2019. Detection of helminth ova genera using in-situ biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles. MethodsX 6, 993-997
  • Aburto-Medina A, Shahsavari E, Salzman SA, Kramer A, Ball AS & Allinson G 2019. Elucidation of the microbial diversity in rivers in south-west Victoria, Australia impacted by rural agricultural contamination (dairy farming). Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety 172, 356-363.
  • Schwarz A, Adetutu EM, Juhasz AL, Aburto-Medina A, Ball AS & Shahsavari E 2019. Response of the fungal community to chronic petrogenic contamination in surface and subsurface soils Geoderma 338, 206-215.
  • Koshlaf E, Shahsavari E, Haleyur N, Osborn AM & Ball AS 2019. Effect of biostimulation on the distribution and composition of the microbial community of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated landfill soil during bioremediation. Geoderma 338, 216-225.
  • Blánquez A Rodríguez, J, Brissos V, Mendes S, Martins LO, Ball AS, Arias ME & Hernández M 2018. Decolorization and detoxification of textile dyes using a versatile Streptomyces laccase natural mediator system. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 26 (5), 913-920.
  • Khudur LS, Gleeson DB, Ryan MH, Shahsavari E, Haleyur N, Nugegoda D & Ball AS 2018. Implications of co-contamination with aged heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons on natural attenuation and ecotoxicity in Australian soils. Environmental Pollution 243, 94-102.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Gordon C, Taylor MP & Ball AS 2018. Estimates of potential childhood lead exposure from contaminated soil using the USEPA IEUBK model in Melbourne, Australia. Environmental Geochemistry & Health 40 (6), 2785-2793.
  • Truskewycz A, Shukla R & Ball AS 2018. Phytofabrication of Iron Nanoparticles for Hexavalent Chromium Remediation. ACS Omega 3 (9), 10781-10790.
  • Nurdin S, Le Leu, R, Aburto-Medina A, Young G, Stangoulis J, Ball AS & Abbott C 2018. Effects of Dietary Fibre from the Traditional Indonesian Food, Green Cincau (Premna oblongifolia Merr.) on Preneoplastic Lesions and Short Chain Fatty Acid Production in an Azoxymethane Rat Model of Colon Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19 (9), 2593.
  • Rodríguez J, González-Pérez JA, Turmero A, Hernández M, Ball AS, González-Vila FY & Arias ME 2018. Physico-chemical and microbial perturbations of Andalusian pine forest soils following a wildfire. Science of the Total Environment 634, 650-660.
  • McGrath TJ, Morrison PD, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2018. Spatial distribution of novel and legacy brominated flame retardants in soils surrounding two Australian electronic waste recycling facilities. Environmental Science & Technology 52 (15), 8194-8204.
  • Haleyur N, Shahsavari E, Taha M, Khudur LS, Koshlaf E, AM Osborn AM & Ball AS 2018. Assessing the degradation efficacy of native PAH-degrading bacteria from aged, weathered soils in an Australian former gasworks site. Geoderma 321, 110-117.
  • Poi G, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Mok PC & Ball AS 2018. Large scale treatment of total petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater using bioaugmentation. Journal of Environmental Management 214, 157-163 5.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Alankarage DH, Reichman SM, Taylor MP & Ball AS 2018. Assessment of soil metal concentrations in residential and community vegetable gardens in Melbourne, Australia Chemosphere 199, 303-311.
  • McGrath TJ, Morrison PD, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2018. Concentrations of legacy and novel brominated flame retardants in indoor dust in Melbourne, Australia: an assessment of human exposure. Environment International 113, 191-201.
  • Mantri N Badhan S, Kole P & Ball AS 2018. RNA sequencing of leaf tissues from two contrasting chickpea genotypes reveals mechanisms for drought tolerance. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry (in press).
  • Khudur LS & Ball AS 2018. RemScan: A tool for monitoring the bioremediation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in contaminated soil. MethodsX 5, 705-709
  • Laidlaw MAS, Gordon C & Ball AS 2018. Preliminary assessment of surface soil lead concentrations in Melbourne, Australia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 40 (2), 637-
  • Poi G, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Mok PC & Ball AS 2018. Large scale treatment of total petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater using bioaugmentation. Journal of Environmental Management 214, 157-163.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Alankarage DH, Reichman SM, Taylor MP & Ball AS 2018 Assessment of soil metal concentrations in residential and community vegetable gardens in Melbourne, Australia Chemosphere 199, 303-311.
  • Poropat AE, Laidlaw MAS, Lanphear B, Ball AS & Mielke HW 2018. Blood lead and preeclampsia: A meta-analysis and review of implications. Environmental Research 160, 12-19.
  • Kaur N, Erickson TE, Ball AS & Ryan MH 2017. A review of germination and early growth as a proxy for plant fitness under petrogenic contamination—knowledge gaps and recommendations Science of The Total Environment 603, 728-744.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Filippelli G, Mielke H, Gulson B & Ball AS 2017. Lead exposure at firing ranges—a review. Environmental Health 16 (1), 34 (DOI 10.1186/s12940-017-0246-0).
  • Taha M, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Foda MF, Clarke B, Roddick F & Ball AS 2017. Bioremediation of biosolids with Phanerochaete chrysosporium culture filtrates enhances the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Applied Soil Ecology.
  • Blánquez A, Ball AS, González-Pérez JA, Jiménez-Morillo NT, González-Vila F, Arias ME & Hernández M 2017. Laccase SilA from Streptomyces ipomoeae CECT 3341, a key enzyme for the degradation of lignin from agricultural residues? PloS one 12 (11), e0187649.
  • McGrath TJ, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2017. Critical review of soil contamination by polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs); concentrations, sources and congener profiles. Environmental Pollution 230, 741-757.
  • Rodríguez J, González-Pérez JA, Turmero A, Hernández M, Ball AS, González-Vila FJ & Arias ME 2017. Wildfire effects on the microbial activity and diversity in a Mediterranean forest soil. Catena 158, 82-88.
  • Schwarz A, Adetutu EM, Juhasz AL, Aburto-Medina A, Ball AS & Shahsavari E 2017. Microbial Degradation of Phenanthrene in Pristine and Contaminated Sandy Soils. Microbial Ecology.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Gordon C & Ball AS 2017. Preliminary assessment of surface soil lead concentrations in Melbourne, Australia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 40, 637-650.
  • Poi G, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A & Ball AS 2017. Bioaugmentation: an effective commercial technology for the removal of phenols from wastewater. Microbiology Australia 38, 82-84.
  • Poi G, Aburto-Medina A, Mok PC, Ball AS & Shahsavari E 2017. Large scale bioaugmentation of soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons using a mixed microbial consortium. Ecological Engineering 102, 64-71.
  • Radhakumari M, Taha M, Shahsavari E, Bhargava SK, Satyavathi B & Ball AS 2017. Pongamia pinnata seed residue–A low cost inedible resource for on-site/in-house lignocellulases and sustainable ethanol production. Renewable Energy 103, 682-687.
  • Ball AS, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Kadali KK, Shaiban AAJ & Stewart RJ 2017. Biostabilization of municipal solid waste fractions from an Advanced Waste Treatment plant. Journal of King Saudi University-Science 29 (2), 145-150.
  • Poi G, Aburto-Medina A, Mok PC, Ball AS & Shahsavari E 2017. Bioremediation of phenol contaminated industrial wastewater using a bacterial consortium—from laboratory to field. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 228 (3), 89.
  • McGrath TJ, Morrison PD, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2017. Detection of novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) in the urban soils of Melbourne, Australia. Emerging Contaminants 3, 23-31.
  • Zahran S, Laidlaw MAS, Rowe DB, Ball AS & Mielke HW 2017. Motor neuron disease mortality and lifetime petrol lead exposure: Evidence from national age-specific and state-level age standardised death rates in Australia. Environmental Research 153, 181-190.
  • Shahsavari E, Schmidt J, Aburto-Medina A, Khallaf B, Balakrishnan V, Crosbie ND, Surapaneni A & Ball AS. 2017. A modified assay for the enumeration of ascaris eggs in fresh raw sewage. MethodsX 4, 186-190.
  • Muktham R, Ball AS, Bhargava SK & Bankupalli S 2016. Bioethanol production from non-edible de-oiled Pongamia pinnata seed residue-optimization of acid hydrolysis followed by fermentation Industrial Crops & Products 94, 490-497.
  • Haleyur L, Shahsavari E, Mansur AA, Koshlaf E, Morrison PD, Osborn AM & Ball AS 2016. Comparison of rapid solvent extraction systems for the GC–MS/MS characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aged, contaminated soil. MethodsX 3, 364-370.
  • Martin BC, George SJ, Price CA, Shahsavari E, Ball AS, Tibbett M & Ryan MH 2016. Citrate and malonate increase microbial activity and alter microbial community composition in uncontaminated and diesel-contaminated soil microcosms. Soil 2, 487 (doi:10.5194/soil-2-4872016).
  • McGrath TJ, Morrison PD, Sandiford CJ, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2016. Widespread polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) contamination of urban soils in Melbourne, Australia. Chemosphere 164, 225-232.
  • Truskewycz A, Shukla R, Ball AS 2016. Iron nanoparticles synthesized using green tea extracts for the Fenton-like degradation of concentrated dye mixtures at elevated temperatures. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 4 (4), 4409-4417.
  • Arias ME, Blánquez A, Hernández M, Rodríguez J, Ball AS, Jiménez-Morillo NT, González-Vila FJ & González-Pérez JA 2016. Role of a thermostable laccase produced by Streptomyces ipomoeae in the degradation of wheat straw lignin in solid state fermentation. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis 122, 202-208.
  • Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Taha M & Ball AS 2016. A quantitative PCR approach for quantification of functional genes involved in the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in contaminated soils. MethodsX 3, 205-211.
  • McGrath TJ, Morrison PD, Ball AS & Clarke BO 2016. Selective pressurized liquid extraction of replacement and legacy brominated flame retardants from soil. Journal of Chromatography A 1458, 118-125.
  • Muktham R, Bhargava SK, Bankupalli S & Ball AS 2016. A review on 1st and 2nd generation bioethanol production-recent progress. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 6, 72-92.
  • Koshlaf E, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Taha M, Haleyur N, Makadia TH, Morrison PD & Ball AS 2016. Bioremediation potential of diesel-contaminated Libyan soil. Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety 133, 297-305.
  • Mansur AA, Taha M, Shahsavari E, Haleyur N, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2016. An effective soil slurry bioremediation protocol for the treatment of Libyan soil contaminated with crude oil tank bottom sludge. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 115, 179-185.
  • Mohebali G & Ball AS 2016. Biodesulfurisation of diesel fuels–Past, present and future perspectives. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 110, 163-180
  • Pradhan S, Fan L, Roddick FA, Shahsavari E & Ball AS 2016. Impact of salinity on organic matter and nitrogen removal from a municipal wastewater RO concentrate using biologically activated carbon coupled with UV/H2O2. Water Research 94, 103-110.
  • Zhang Z, O’Hara IM Mundree, S, Gao B, Ball AS, Zhu N, Bai Z & Jin B 2016. Biofuels from food processing wastes. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 38, 97-105.
  • Taha M, Foda M, Shahsavari E, Aburto-Medina A, Adetutu E & Ball AS 2016. Commercial feasibility of lignocellulose biodegradation: possibilities and challenges. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 38, 190-197.
  • Patil SS, Shedbalkar UU, Truskewycz A, Chopade BA & Ball AS 2016. Nanoparticles for environmental clean-up: A review of potential risks and emerging solutions. Environmental Technology & Innovation 5, 10-21.
  • Nurulita Y, Adetutu EM, Kadali KK, Shahsavari E, Zul D, Taha M & Ball AS 2016. Assessment of the Influence of Oil Palm and Rubber Plantations in Tropical Peat Swamp Soils Using Microbial Diversity and Activity Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment 5 (02), 53-65.
  • Cate JH & Ball AS 2016. Editorial overview: Energy biotechnology. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 38, v.
  • Koshlaf E & Ball AS 2016. Soil bioremediation approaches for petroleum hydrocarbon polluted environments. AIMS Microbiology 3, 25-49.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Filippelli GM, Sadler RC, Gonzales CR, Ball AS & Mielke HW 2016. Children’s blood lead seasonality in Flint, Michigan (USA), and soil-Sourced lead hazard risks. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13 (4), 358. doi:10.3390/ijerph13040358.
  • Reith F, Zammit CM, Shar SS, Etschmann B, Bottrill R, Southam G, Ta C, Kilburn M, Thomas Oberthür T, Ball AS & Brugger J 2016. Biological role in the transformation of platinum-group mineral grains. Nature Geoscience 9, 294-298.
  • De Silva S, Ball AS, Huynh T & Reichman SM 2016. Metal accumulation in roadside soil in Melbourne, Australia: Effect of road age, traffic density and vehicular speed. Environmental Pollution 208, 102-109.
  • Nurulita Y, Adetutu EM, Gunawan H, Zul D & Ball AS 2016. Restoration of tropical peat soils: The application of soil microbiology for monitoring the success of the restoration process. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 216, 293-303.
  • Muktham R, Ball AS, Bhargava SK & Bankupalli S 2016. Study of thermal behaviour of deoiled karanja seed cake biomass: thermogravimetric analysis and pyrolysis kinetics. Energy Science & Engineering 4 (1), 86-95.
  • Makadia TH, Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Sheppard PJ & Ball AS 2016. Effect of anaerobic co-digestion of grape marc and winery wastewater on energy production. Australian Journal of Crop Science 10 (1), 57-61.
  • Al-Hothaly KA, Taha M, May BH, Stylianou S, Ball AS & Adetutu EM 2016. The effect of nutrients and environmental conditions on biomass and oil production in Botryococcus braunii Race B strains. European Journal of Phycology 51, 1-10.
  • Semblante GU, Hai FI, Huang X, Ball AS, Price & WE Nghiem LD 2015. Trace organic contaminants in biosolids: Impact of conventional wastewater and sludge processing technologies and emerging alternatives. Journal of Hazardous Materials 300, 1-17.
  • Laidlaw MAS, Rowe DB, Ball AS & Mielke HW A Temporal Association between Accumulated Petrol (Gasoline) Lead Emissions and Motor Neuron Disease in Australia 2015. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12 (12), 16124-16135.
  • Adetutu EM, Gundry TD, Patil SS, Golneshin A, Adigun J, Bhaskarla V, Aleer S, Shahsavari E, Ross E & Ball AS 2015. Exploiting the intrinsic microbial degradative potential for field-based in situ dechlorination of trichloroethene contaminated groundwater. Journal of Hazardous Materials 300, 48-57.
  • Taha M, Kadali KK, Khalid ALH, Smith AT, Ball AS & Adetutu EM 2015. An effective microplate method (Biolog MT2) for screening native lignocellulosic-straw-degrading bacteria. Annals of Microbiology 65 (4), 2053-2064
  • Blyth W, Shahsavari, E Morrison PD & Ball AS 2015. Biosurfactant from red ash trees enhances the bioremediation of PAH contaminated soil at a former gasworks site. Journal of Environmental Management 162, 30-36.
  • Priya A, Mandal AK, Ball AS, Manefield M, Lal B & Sarma PM 2015. Mass culture strategy for bacterial yeast co-culture for degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in marine environment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 100 (1), 191-199.
  • Miranda AF, Taha M, Wrede D, Morrison P, Ball AS, Stevenson T & Mouradov A. 2015. Lipid production in association of filamentous fungi with genetically modified cyanobacterial cells. Biotechnology for Biofuels 8, 179. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-015-0364-2
  • Kadali KK, Shahsavari E, Simons KL, Sheppard PJ & Ball AS 2015. RNA-TGGE, a Tool for Assessing the Potential for Bioremediation in Impacted Marine Ecosystems. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 3 (3), 968-980.
  • Al-Hothaly KA, Adetutu EM, May BH, Taha M & Ball AS 2015. Towards the commercialization of Botryococcus braunii for triterpenoid production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 42 (10), 1415-1418.
  • Berean KJ, Adetutu EM, Ou ZJ, Nour N, Nguyen EP, Paull D, Mcleod J, Ramanathan R, Bansal V, Latham K, Bishop-Hurley GJ, McSweeney C, Ball AS & Kalantar-zadeh K 2015. A unique in-vivo approach for investigating antimicrobial materials utilizing fistulated animals Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 11515. doi:10.1038/srep11515
  • Khudur LS, Shahsavari E, Miranda AF, Morrison PD, Nugegoda D & Ball AS 2015. Evaluating the efficacy of bioremediating a diesel-contaminated soil using ecotoxicological and bacterial community indices. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (19), 14809-14819.
  • Antiabong JF, Ball AS & Brown MH 2015. The effects of iron limitation and cell density on prokaryotic metabolism and gene expression: Excerpts from Fusobacterium necrophorum strain 774 (sheep isolate). Gene 563 (1), 94-102.
  • Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Taha M & Ball AS 2015. Rhizoremediation of phenanthrene and pyrene contaminated soil using wheat. Journal of Environmental Management 155, 171-176. 81.
  • Al-hothaly KA, Adetutu EM, Taha M, Fabbri D, Lorenzetti C, Conti R, May BH, Shar SS, Bayoumi, RA & Ball AS 2015. Bio-harvesting and pyrolysis of the microalgae Botryococcus braunii. Bioresource Technology 191, 117-123.
  • Golneshin A, Adetutu E, Ball AS, May BK, Van TTH & Smith AT 2015. Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum strain B21, a bacteriocin-producing strain isolated from Vietnamese fermented sausage nem chua. Genome Announcements 3 (2), e00055-15.
  • Erkelens M, Ball AS & Lewis DM 2015. The application of activated carbon for the treatment and reuse of the aqueous phase derived from the hydrothermal liquefaction of a halophytic Tetraselmis sp. Bioresource Technology 182, 378-382.
  • Taha M, Shahsavari E, Al-Hothaly K, Mouradov A, Smith AT, Ball AS & Adetutu EM 2015. Enhanced Biological Straw Saccharification Through Coculturing of Lignocellulose-Degrading Microorganisms. Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology 175 (8) 3709-3728.
  • Muradov N, Taha M, Miranda AF, Wrede D, Kadali K, Gujar A, Stevenson T, Ball AS & Mouradov A 2015. Fungal-assisted algal flocculation: application in wastewater treatment and biofuel production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 8 (24) 1023.
  • Fransisca, Y, Smal DM, Morrison PD, Spencer MJS, Ball AS & Jones OAH. 2015 Assessment of arsenic in Australian grown and imported rice varieties on sale in Australia and potential links with irrigation practises and soil geochemistry. Chemosphere doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.12.048.
  • Mansur AA, Adetutu EM, Makadia T, Morrison PD & Ball AS. 2015 Assessment of the Hydrocarbon Degrading Abilities of Three Bioaugmentation Agents for the Bioremediation of Crude Oil Tank Bottom Sludge Contaminated Libyan Soil. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3 (1), 1-9.
  • Mouradov A, Al Hothaly K, Mansur A, May B, Ball A & Adetutu E 2015. The effect of media on biomass and oil production in Botryococcus braunii strains Kossou-4 and Overjuyo-3. International Journal of Clean Coal Energy 4 (1), 11-22.
  • Mansur AA, Pannirselvam M, Al-Hothaly KA, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2015. Recovery and Characterization of Oil from Waste Crude Oil Tank Bottom Sludge from Azzawiya Oil Refinery in Libya. Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering 5 (118), 2-12.
  • Girling JA, Thomas KV, Brooks SJ, Smith DJ, Shahsavari E & Ball AS. 2015 A macroalgal germling bioassay to assess biocide concentrations in marine waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 91, 82-86.
  • Taha M, Kadali KK, Khalid ALH, Smith AT, Ball AS & Adetutu EM 2015. An effective microplate method (Biolog MT2) for screening native lignocellulosic-straw-degrading bacteria. Annals of Microbiology, 1-12.
  • Shrestha K, Stevens S, Shrestha P, Adetutu EM, Walsh KB, Ball AS & Midmore DJ 2015. Characterisation of the soil microbial community of cultivated and uncultivated vertisol in Australia under several management regimes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 199, 418427.
  • Erkelens M, Ball AS & Lewis DM 2014. The influence of protozoa with a filtered and non-filtered seawater culture of Tetraselmis sp., and effects to the bacterial and algal communities over 10 days. Bioresource Technology 173, 361-366.
  • Wrede D, Taha M, Miranda AF, Kadali K, Stevenson T, Ball AS & Mouradov A. 2014 Cocultivation of fungal and microalgal cells as an efficient system for harvesting microalgal cells, lipid production and wastewater treatment. PloS One 9 (11) e113497.
  • Adetutu EM & Ball AS. 2014 Microbial diversity and activity in caves. Microbiology Australia 35 (4), 192-194.
  • Patil SS, Adetutu EM, Sheppard PJ, Morrison P, Menz IR & Ball AS 2014 Site-specific pre-evaluation of bioremediation technologies for chloroethene degradation. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 11 (7) 1869-1880.
  • Erkelens M, Ward AJ, Ball AS & Lewis DM. 2014. Microalgae digestate effluent as a growth medium for Tetraselmis sp. in the production of biofuels. Bioresource Technology 167, 81-86.
  • Mansur AA, Adetutu EM, Kadali KK, Morrison PD, Nurulita Y & Ball AS. 2014 Assessing the hydrocarbon degrading potential of indigenous bacteria isolated from crude oil tank bottom sludge and hydrocarbon-contaminated soil of Azzawiya oil refinery, Libya. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21 (18), 10725-10735.
  • Sheppard PJ, Simons KL, Adetutu EM, Kadali KK, Juhasz AL, Manefield M, Sarma PM, Lal B & Ball AS 2014. The application of a carrier-based bioremediation strategy for marine oil spills. Marine Pollution Bulletin 84 (1) 339-346.
  • Erkelens M, Ball AS & Lewis DM. 2014 The influences of the recycle process on the bacterial community in a pilot scale microalgae raceway pond. Bioresource Technology 157, 364-367.
  • Aleer S, Adetutu EM, Weber J, Ball AS & Juhasz AL. 2014 Potential impact of soil microbial heterogeneity on the persistence of hydrocarbons in contaminated subsurface soils. Journal of Environmental Management 136, 27-36.
  • Patil SS, Adetutu EM, Aburto-Medina A, Menz IR & Ball AS 2014. Biostimulation of indigenous communities for the successful dechlorination of tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene) contaminated groundwater. Biotechnology Letters 36 (1), 75-83.
  • Patil SS, Adetutu EM, Rochow J, Mitchell JG & Ball AS 2014 Sustainable remediation: electrochemically assisted microbial dechlorination of tetrachloroethene‐contaminated groundwater. Microbial Biotechnology 7 (1), 54-63.
  • Sheppard PJ, Adetutu EM, Young A, Manefield M, Morrison PD & Ball AS 2014. Stable Isotope Probing-A Tool for Assessing the Potential Activity and Stability of Hydrocarbonoclastic Communities in Contaminated Seawater. Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation 4 (5), 1-8.
  • Nurulita Y, Adetutu EM, Kadali KK, Zul D, Mansur AA & Ball AS. 2014. The assessment of the impact of oil palm and rubber plantations on the biotic and abiotic properties of tropical peat swamp soil in Indonesia. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 13 (2), 150-166.
  • Taha M, Adetutu EM, Shahsavari E & Ball AS. 2014 Azo and anthraquinone dye mixture decolourization at elevated temperature and concentration by a newly isolated thermophilic fungus, Thermomucor indicae-seudaticae. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2 (1), 415-423.
  • Miranda AF, Muradov N, Gujar A, Stevenson T, Nugegoda, D, Ball AS & Mouradov A 2014. Application of Aquatic Plants for the Treatment of Selenium-Rich Mining Wastewater and Production of Renewable Fuels and Petrochemicals. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 4 (1), 97-112.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman W & Ball AS 2014. What can we learn from the microbial ecological interactions associated with polymicrobial diseases? Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 158 (1), 30-36.
  • Patil SS, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2014. Microbiology of chloroethene degradation in groundwater. Microbiology Australia 35 (4), 211-214.
  • Muradov N, Taha M, Miranda AF,Kadali KK, Gujar A, Rochfort S, Stevenson T, Nugegoda, D, Ball AS & Mouradov A 2014. Dual application of duckweed and azolla plants for wastewater treatment and renewable fuels and petrochemicals production. Biotechnology and Biofuels 7 (1), 30-47.
  • Nour El-Dein MM, Shereif AEA, Mansour FA, Abou-Dobara MI & Ball AS 2014. Optimization of xylanase and peroxidase production from Streptomyces sp. K37. Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology 3 (1), 29-42.
  • Radhakumari M, Ball, AS, Bhargava S & Satyavathi B 2014. Optimization of glucose formation in Karanja biomass hydrolysis using Taguchi robust method. Bioresource Technology 166, 534-540.
  • Reith F, Campbell SG, Ball AS, Pringe A & Southam G. 2014. Platinum in Earth surface sediments Earth-Science Reviews 131, 1-21.
  • Aburto-Medina & Ball AS. 2014 Microorganisms involved in anaerobic benzene degradation. Annals of Microbiology DOI 10.1007/s13213-014-0926-8.
  • Adetutu EM, Bird C, Kadali KK, Bueti A, Shahsavari E, Taha M, Patil S, Sheppard PJ, Makadia T, Simons KL & Ball AS 2014 Exploiting the intrinsic hydrocarbon-degrading microbial capacities in oil tank bottom sludge and waste soil for sludge bioremediation. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology DOI 10.1007/s13762-014-0534-y.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman, Adetutu EM, Brown MH & Ball AS 2013 Does anaerobic bacterial antibiosis decrease fungal diversity in oral necrobacillosis disease? Research in Veterinary Science 95 (3), 1012-1020.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman W, Moore RB, Brown MH & Ball AS 2013. The oral microbial community of gingivitis and lumpy jaw in captive macropods. Research in Veterinary Science 95 (3), 996-1005.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman W, Smith I, Brown MH, Ball AS & Goodman, AE 2013. Cycliplex PCR” confirmation of Fusobacterium necrophorum isolates from captive wallabies: A rapid and accurate approach. Anaerobe 19, 44-49.
  • Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Anderson PA & Ball AS 2013. Necrophytoremediation of phenanthrene and pyrene in contaminated soil. Journal of Environmental Management 122, 105-112.
  • Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Anderson PA & Ball AS 2013. Tolerance of Selected Plant Species to Petrogenic Hydrocarbons and Effect of Plant Rhizosphere on the Microbial Removal of Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soil. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 224 (4), 1-14.
  • Shahsavari E, Adetutu EM, Anderson PA & Ball AS 2013. Plant residues—A low cost, effective bioremediation treatment for petrogenic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Science of the Total Environment 443, 766-774.
  • Ball AS & Truskewycz A 2013. Polyaromatic hydrocarbon exposure: an ecological impact ambiguity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20 (7), 4311-4326.
  • Brugger J, Etschmann B, Grosse C, Plumridge C, Kaminski J,Paterson D, Shar SS, Ta C, Howard, DL, de Jonge MD, Ball AS & Reith F 2013. Can biological toxicity drive the contrasting behaviour of platinum and gold in surface environments? Chemical Geology 343, 99–110.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman W, Smith I, Brown MH, Ball AS & Goodman, AE 2013 A molecular survey of a captive wallaby population for periodontopathogens and the co-incidence of Fusobacterium necrophorum subspecies necrophorum with periodontal diseases. Veterinary Microbiology 163 (3-4), 335–343.
  • Li Y, Moore RB, Qin JG, Scott A & Ball AS 2013. Extractable liquid, its energy and hydrocarbon content in the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Biomass and Bioenergy 52, 103-112.
  • Antiabong JF, Boardman W, Smith I, Brown MH, Ball AS & Goodman, AE 2013. Detection of Fusobacterium necrophorum Leukotoxin (lkta) Gene Sequence in the Oral Cavity of Captive Macropods. Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis 2 (2) 2.
  • Simons KL, Shepperd PJ, Adetutu EM, Kadali K, Juhasz AL, Sarma, PM, Lal B & Ball AS 2013. Carrier mounted bacterial consortium facilitates oil remediation in the marine environment Bioresource Technology134, 107-116.
  • Adetutu EM, Smith RJ, Weber J, Aleer S, Mitchell JG, Ball AS & Juhasz AL 2013. A polyphasic approach for assessing the suitability of bioremediation for the treatment of hydrocarbon-impacted soil. Science of the Total Environment 450, 51-58.
  • Adetutu, EM Weber J, Aleer S, Dandie CE, Aburto-Medina A, Ball AS & Juhasz AL 2013. Assessing impediments to hydrocarbon biodegradation in weathered contaminated soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials 261, 847-853.
  • Aburto-Medina A, Adetutu EM, Aleer S, Weber J, Patil SS, Sheppard PJ, Ball AS & Juhasz, AL 2012. Comparison of indigenous and exogenous microbial populations during slurry phase biodegradation of long-term hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Biodegradation 23 (6), 813-822.
  • Simons KL, Ansar A, Kadali K, Bueti A, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2012. Investigating the effectiveness of economically sustainable carrier material complexes for marine oil remediation. Bioresource Technology 126, 202-207.
  • Erkelens M, Adetutu EM, Taha M, Tudararo-Aherobo L, Antiabong J, Provatas A & Ball AS 2012 Sustainable remediation–The application of bioremediated soil for use in the degradation of TNT chips. Journal of Environmental Management 110, 69-76.
  • Ball AS & Kadali KK 2012.The microbial removal of toxic waste. Australian Society of Microbiology 2012, 97-100.
  • Ball AS, Stewart R & Schliephake K 2012. A review of the current options for the treatment and safe disposal of drill cuttings. Waste Management and Research 30, 457-473.
  • Kadali KK, Simons KL, Skuza PP, Moore RB & Ball AS 2012. A complementary approach to identifying and assessing the remediation potential of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria. Journal of Microbiological Methods 88, 348-355.
  • Kadali KK, Simons KL, Sheppard PJ & Ball AS 2012.Mineralisation of weathered crude oil by a hydrocarbonoclastic consortia in marine mesocosms. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 223 (7), 42834295.
  • Sheppard PJ, Simons KL, Kadali KK, Patil SS & Ball AS 2012. The Importance of Weathered Crude Oil as a Source of Hydrocarbonoclastic Microorganisms in Contaminated Seawater. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 22 (9), 1185-1192.
  • Collins GM, Ball AS, Qin JG, Bowyer JN & Stone DAJ 2012. Effect of alternative lipids and temperature on growth factor gene expression in yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi). Aquaculture Research (doi:10.1111/are.12067).
  • Perez-Leblic MI, Turmero A, Hernandez M, Hernández AJ, Pastor J, Ball AS, Rodríguez J & Arias ME. 2012. Influence of xenobiotic contaminants on landfill soil microbial activity and diversity. Journal of Environmental Management 95, S285-S290.
  • Adetutu EM, Ball AS, Weber J, Aleer S, Dandie CE & Juhasz AL 2012. Impact of bacterial and fungal processes on 14 C-hexadecane mineralisation in weathered hydrocarbon contaminated soil Science of the Total Environment 414, 585-591.
  • Adetutu EM, Thorpe K, Shahsavari E, Bourne S, Cao X, Fard RMN, Kirby K & Ball AS 2012. Bacterial community survey of sediments at Naracoorte Caves, Ausralia. International Journal of Speleology 41 (2), 137-147.
  • Sheppard PJ, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2011. Microbial community and ecotoxicity analysis of bioremediated weathered hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Soil Research 49, 261-269.
  • Makadia TH, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2011. Re-Use of Remediated Soils For The Bioremediation Of Waste Oil Sludge. Journal of Environmental Management 92, 866-871.
  • Thangarajan R, Adetutu EM, Moore RB, Ogunbanwo ST & Ball AS 2011. Comparison between different bio-treatments of a hydrocarbon contaminated soil from a landfill site. African Journal of Biotechnology 10 (67), 15151-15162.
  • Shrestha K, Adetutu EM, Shrestha P, Walsh KB, Harrower KM, Ball AS & Midmore DJ 2011. Comparison of microbially enhanced compost extracts produced from composted cattle rumen content material and from commercially available inocula. Bioresource Technology 102 (17), 7994-8002.
  • Shrestha K, Shrestha P, Adetutu EM, Walsh KB, Harrower KM, Ball AS & Midmore DJ 2011. Changes in microbial and nutrient composition associated with rumen content compost incubation Bioresource Technology 102 (4), 3848-3854.
  • Adetutu EM, Thorpe K, Bourne S, Cao X, Shahsavari E, Kirby G & Ball AS 2011. Phylogenetic diversity of fungal communities in areas accessible and not accessible to tourists in Naracoorte Caves. Mycologia 103 (5), 959-968.
  • Aleer S, Adetutu EM, Makadia TH, Patil S & Ball AS 2011.Harnessing the hydrocarbon-degrading potential of contaminated soils for the bioremediation of waste engine oil. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 218 (1-4), 121-130.
  • Dandie CE, Weber J, Aleer S, Adetutu EM, Ball AS & Juhasz AL 2010. Assessment of five bioaccessibility assays for predicting the efficacy of petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in aged contaminated soils. Chemosphere 81 (9), 1061-1068.
  • Patil SS, Kumar SS & Ball AS 2010. Microbial community dynamics in anaerobic bioreactors and algal tanks treating piggery wastewater. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 87, 353-363.
  • Patil SS, Kumar SS & Ball AS 2010. Utilising bacterial communities associated with piggery effluent as a primary food source for the batch culture of Moina australiensis. Bioresource Technology 101, 3371-3378.
  • Moya R, Hernandez M, Garcia-Martin AB, Ball AS & Arias ME 2010 Contributions to a better understanding of redox-mediated decolourisation and detoxification of azo dyes by a laccase produced by Streptomyces cyaneus CECT 3335. Bioresource Technology 101, 2224-2229.
  • Agedah EC, Binalaiyifa HE, Ball AS & Nedwell DB 2009, Sources, turnover and bioavailability of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) in the Colne estuary, UK, Marine Ecology Progress Series 382, 23-33.
  • Hoffman T, Hanlon ARM, Ball AS, Osborn AM & Underwood GCJ 2009. Biodegradation of diatom-derived carbohydrates in estuarine sediments, Marine Ecology Progress Series 379, 45-58.
  • Mehmood MK, Adetutu, E, Nedwell DB & Ball AS 2009. In situ treatment of landfill leachate using aerated lagoons. Bioresource Technology 10, 2741-2744.
  • Porteaus F, Hill J, Ball AS, Pinter PJ, Kimball BA, Wall GW, Adamsen FJ, Hunsaker DJ, LaMorte RL, Leavitt SW, Thompson TL, Matthias AD, Brooks BD & Morris CF 2009. Effect of Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) on the chemical composition and nutritive value of wheat grain and straw. Animal Feed Science & Technology 149, 332-342.
  • Aburto A, Fahy A, Coulon F, Lethbridge G, Timmis, KN, Ball AS & McGenity TJ 2009. Mixed Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbial Communities in Benzene-Contaminated Groundwater. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106, 317-328.
  • Farage P, Ball AS, McGenity TJ, Whitby C, & Pretty JN 2009, Burning Management and Carbon Sequestration of Upland Heather Moorland in the UK, Australian Journal of Soil Research, 47, 111.
  • Mohabali G & Ball AS 2008, Biocatalytic desulfurization (BDS) of Petrodiesel Fuels, Microbiology 154, 2169-2183.
  • Williamson S, Ball AS & Pretty JN 2008, Trends in Pesticide Use and Drivers for Safer Pest Management in Four African Countries, Crop Protection 154, 2169-2183.
  • Fahy A, Ball AS, Lethbridge G, McGenity TJ & Timmis K 2008, High benzene concentrations favour Gram-positive bacteria in groundwaters from a contaminated aquifer, FEMS Microbiology Ecology 65, 526-533.
  • Fahy A, Ball AS, Lethbridge G, McGenity TJ & Timmis K 2008, Isolation of alkalitolerant benzene degrading bacteria from a contaminated aquifer, Letters in Applied Microbiology 47, 60-66.
  • Adetutu E, Ball AS & Osborn M 2008, Azoxystrobin and soil interactions: degradation and impact on soil bacterial and fungal communities, Journal of Applied Microbiology 105, 17771790.
  • Mohebali G, Ball AS, Kaytash A & Rasekh B 2008, Dimethyl Sulfocide (DSMO) as the Sulfer Source for the Production of Desulfurizing Resting Cells of Gordonia Alkanivorans RIP90A, Microbiology,154, 878-885.
  • Wakil SM, Onilude, AA, & Ball AS 2008. PCR-DGGE fingerprints of microbial successional changes during fermentation of cereal-legume weaning foods. African Journal of Biotechnology 7, 4643-4652.
  • Wakil SM, Onilude AA, Adetutu EM & Ball AS 2008. Dynamics and Diversity of Bacterial Communities of Fermented Weaning Foods via Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis PCR DGGE. Research Journal of Microbiology 3, 630-640.
  • Haynes K, Hofmann TA, Smith CJ, Ball AS, Underwood GJC & Osborn AM 2007 Diatom – Derived Carbohydrates as Factors Affecting Bacterial Community Composition in Estuarine Sediments. Applied and Environmental Biotechnology 73, 6112-6124.
  • Farage PK, Ardo J, Olsso L, Rienzi EA, Ball AS & Pretty JN 2007 The potential for soil carbon sequestration in three tropical dryland farming systems of Africa and Latin America: A modelling approach. Soil & Tillage Research 94: 457-472.
  • Mohebali G, Ball AS, Kaytash A & Rasekh R 2007 Stabilization of Gas Oil Emulsions by Desulfurizing Cells of Gordonia alkanivorans RIPI90A. Microbiology 153, 1573-1581.
  • Ball AS, Nedwell DB & Perkins RG 2007. Oxidation of hydrogen sulfide in sour gas by Chromatium vinosum. Enzyme & Microbial Technology 41: 702-705.
  • Mohebali, G, Ball AS, Rasekh, B & Kaytash, A 2007 Biodesulfurization Potential of a Newly Isolated Bacterium Gordonia Alkanivirons RIPI90A. Enzyme & Microbial Technology 40: 578584.
  • Fahy A, McGenity TJ, Timmis KN & Ball AS 2006 Heterogeneous aerobic benzene-degrading communities in oxygen-depleted groundwaters. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 58, 260-270.
  • Hanlon ARM, Bellinger B, Haynes K, Xiao G, Hofmann TA, Gretz MR, Ball AS, Osborn AM & Underwood GJC 2006. Dynamics of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production and loss in an estuarine, diatom-dominated, microalgal biofilm over a tidal emersion-immersion period. Limnology and Oceanography 51, 79-93.
  • Fahy A, Lethbridge G, Earle R, Ball AS, Timmis KN & McGenity TJ 2005. Effects of long-term benzene pollution on bacterial diversity and community structure in groundwater. Environmental Microbiology 7, 1192-1199.
  • Pretty JN, Farage P & Ball AS, 2005. Economic constraints on the adoption of carbon farming. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 85, 541-547.
  • Pretty JN, Ball AS, Lang T & Morison JIL 2005. Farm costs and food miles: An assessment of the full cost of the UK weekly food basket. Food Policy 30: 1-19.
  • Bossio DA, Girvan MS, Bullimore J, Ball AS, Verchot V, Moses TB, Scow, KM, Pretty JN & Osborn AM, 2005. Soil Microbial Community Response to Land Use Change in an Agricultural Landscape in Western Kenya. Microbial Ecology 49, 50-62.
  • Hernandez M, Hernandez-Coronado MJ, Perez MI, Revilla E, Villar,JC, Ball AS, Viikari L & Arias ME 2005. Biomechanical pulping of spruce wood chips with Streptomyces cyaneus CECT 3335 and handsheets characterization Holzforschung 59, 173-177.
  • Sowerby A, Blum H & Ball AS 2005. Elevated atmospheric CO2 affects the turnover of nitrogen in a European Grassland. Journal of Applied Soil Ecology 28 (1): 37-46.
  • Arias ME, Gonzalez-Perez JA, Gonzalez-Vila FJ & Ball AS 2005. Soil health-a new challenge for microbiologists and chemists. International Microbiology 8, 13-21.
  • Girvan MS, Bullimore J, Ball AS, Pretty JN & Osborn AM 2004. Monitoring of seasonal trends in the soil microbial community of an agricultural field. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70, 2692-2701.
  • Berrocal MM, Rodriquez J, Hernandez M, Perez MI, Roncero MB, Vidal T, Ball AS & Arias ME 2004. The analysis of handsheets from wheat straw following solid substrate fermentation by Streptomyces cyaneus and soda cooking treatment. Bioresource Technology 94, 27-31.
  • Girvan MS, Bullimore J, Pretty JN, Osborn AM & Ball AS, 2003. Soil type is the primary determinant of the composition of the total and active bacterial communities in arable soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69 (3), 1800-1809.
  • Arias ME, Arenas M, Rodriguez J, Solivieri J, Ball AS & Hernandez M, 2003. Kraft pulp biobleaching and mediated oxidation of a nonphenolic substrate by laccase from Streptomyces cyaneus CECT 3335. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 69 (4), 1953-1958.
  • Tuncer M & Ball AS, 2003. Co-operative actions and degradation analysis of purified xylandegrading enzymes from Thermomonospora fusca BD25 on oat-spelt xylan. Journal of Applied Microbiology 94, 608-611.
  • Tuncer M & Ball AS, 2003. Purification and partial characterization of α-L-arabinofuranosidase produced by Thermomonospora fusca. Folia Microbiologica 48 (2), 168-172.
  • Pretty JN, Ball AS, Li Xiaoyun & Ravindranath N H, 2002. The role of sustainable agriculture and renewable resource management in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing sinks in China and India. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences) 360, 1741-1761.
  • Niles J O, Brown S, Pretty J N, Ball A & Fay J. 2002. Potential Carbon Mitigation and Income in Developing Countries from Changes in Use and Management of Agricultural and Forest Lands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences) 360, 1621-1639. R
  • Renwick A, Ball AS & Pretty. 2002. Economic, biological and policy constraints on the adoption of carbon farming in temperate regions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 360, 1721-1740.
  • Tuncer M & Ball AS. 2002. Degradation of lignocellulose by extracellular enzymes from Thermomonospora fusca BD25. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 58, 608-611.
  • Calabritto F, Del Gado I, De Angelis P, Coppola E, Ball AS & Cotrufo M F 2002. Long-term responses to elevated CO2 of the soil environment in a Mediterranean Macchia ecosystem Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 3, 23-27.
  • Mason MG, Wilson MT, Ball AS & Nicholls P 2002. Oxygen reduction by cellobiose oxidoreductase: the role of the haem group. FEBS Letters 518, 29-32.
  • Mason MG, Ball AS, Reeder BJ, Silkstone G, Nicholls P & Wilson MT, 2001. Extracellular heme peroxidases in actinomycetes: a case of mistaken identity. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 67, 4512-4519.
  • Antonopoulos VT, Rob A, Ball AS & Wilson, MT. 2001. Dechlorination of chlorophenols using extracellular peroxidases produced by Streptomyces albus ATCC 3005. Enzyme & Microbial Technology 29, 62-69.
  • Antonopoulos VT, Hernandez M, Arias ME, Mavrakos E. & Ball AS, 2001. Biobleaching of eucalyptus kraft pulp using streptomycete enzymes. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 57, 92-97.
  • Ball AS, Williams M, & Vincent M, 2001. Algal growth control by a barley straw extract. Bioresource Technology 77, 177-181.
  • Hill J, Xiao GQ & Ball AS 2001. Effect of inoculation of herbage prior to ensiling with Streptomyces achromogenes ISP 5028 on chemical composition of silage. Animal Feed Science & Technology 89, 83-96.
  • Sowerby A, Blum H, Gray TRG. & Ball AS 2000. The decomposition of Lolium perenne in soils exposed to elevated CO2: comparisons of mass loss of litter with soil respiration and soil microbial biomass. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 1359-1366.
  • Berrocal M, Ball AS, Huerta S, Barrasa JM, Hernandez M, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 2000.
  • Biological upgrading of wheat straw through solid-state fermentation with Streptomyces cyaneus. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 54, 764-771.
  • Sowerby A, Ball AS, Gray TRG, Newton PCD & Clark H, 2000. Elevated atmospheric CO2 from a natural CO2 soda spring affect the mineralisation rates of naturally senesced C3 and C4 leaf litter. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 1323-1327.
  • Ball AS, Milne E. & Drake BG, 2000. Effects of elevated CO2 on a temperate forest-floor ecosystem. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 721-723.
  • Ball AS, Shah D & Wheatley CF, 2000. Assessment of the potential of a novel newspaper/horsemanure-based compost. Bioresource Technology 73, 163-167.
  • Svistunenko DA, Rob A, Ball AS, Torres J, Symons MCR. Wilson MT & Cooper C, 1999. The electron paramagnetic resonance characterisation of a copper-containing extracellular peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca BD25. Biochimica Et Biphysica Acta 205, 956-961.
  • Tuncer M, Ball AS, Rob A & Wilson MT, 1999 Optimisation of production of lignocellulose degrading activity by Thermomonospora fusca BD25. Enzyme & Microbial Technology 25, 3847.
  • Ball AS & Drake BG, 1998. Stimulation of soil respiration by carbon dioxide enrichment of marsh vegetation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 30, 1203-1205.
  • Jackson AM & Ball AS, 1998. Importance of environmental parameters on the growth of Thermoactinomyces thalpophilus. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 30, 1243-1249.
  • Lopez-Fernandez CL, Rodriguez J, Ball AS, Copa-Patino JL, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 1998. Application of affinity binding of xylanases to oat-spelt xylan in the purification of endoxylanase CM-2 from Streptomyces chattanoogensis CECT Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 50, 284-287.
  • Garcia B, Ball AS, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 1998. Induction of ferulic acid esterase and xylanase activities in Streptomyces avermitilis UAH30. FEMS Microbiology Letters 158, 95-99.
  • Ball AS, 1997. Microbial decomposition at elevated [CO2]-effect of litter quality. Global Change Biology 3, 379-386.
  • Garcia B, Rodriguez J, Ball AS, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 1997 Production of extracellular lignocellulose-degrading enzymes by Streptomyces cyaneus var viridochromogenes during growth in solid state fermentation on wheat straw. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 50, 213-218.
  • Berrocal MM, Rodriguez J, Ball AS, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 1997. Solubilisation and ineralisation of [14C] lignocellulose from wheat straw by Streptomyces cyaneus var. viridochromogenes during growth in solid-state fermentation. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 48, 379-384.
  • Ball AS & Trigo C, 1997. The role of actinomycetes in plant litter decomposition. Recent Developments in Soil Biochemistry 1, 9-13.
  • Ball AS & Drake BG, 1997. Short-term decomposition of litter produced by plants grown in ambient and elevated atmospheric [CO2]. Global Change Biology 3, 29-35.
  • Jackson AM, Poulton P & Ball AS, 1997. Importance of farming practice on the isolation frequency of Thermoactinomyces species. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 29, 207-210.
  • Rob A, Ball AS, Tuncer M & Wilson MT, 1997. Production and characterisation of extracellular peroxidases produced by Streptomyces avermitilis UAH 30. Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology 62, 159-174.
  • Hernandez-Coronado MJ, Hernandez M, Centenera F, Pezez-Leblic MI, Ball AS & Arias ME, 1997. Chemical characterisation and spectroscopic analysis of the solubilisation products from wheat straw produced by Streptomyces strains grown in solid-state fermentation. Microbiology 143, 1359-1367.
  • Hernandez M, Rodriguez MI, Perez MI, Ball AS & Arias ME, 1997. 13C NMR cross polarisation and magic angle spinning (CPMAS) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis of the products from a soda pulp mill effluent decolourised by two Streptomyces strains. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 47, 272-278.
  • Rob A, Hernandez M, Ball AS, Tuncer M, Arias M. & Wilson MT, 1997. Production and partial characterisation of extracellular peroxidases from Streptomyces avermitilis UAH 30. Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology 37, 56-64.
  • Centenera M, Rodriguez J, Ball AS, Perez-Leblic MI & Arias ME, 1997. Production of extracellular lignocellulose-degrading enzymes by Streptomyces cyaneus var viridochromogenes during growth in solid state fermentation on wheat straw. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 37, 1204-1211.
  • Ball AS & Jackson AM, 1996. The recovery of lignocellulose-degrading enzymes from spent mushroom compost. Bioresource Technology 54, 311-314.
  • Rob A, Ball AS, Tuncer M & Wilson MT 1996. Thermostable novel non-haem extracellular glycosylated peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca BD25. Biotechnology & Applied Biochemistry 24, 161-170.
  • Ball AS & Coulton J, 1996. Decolourisation of the polymeric dye Poly R by Streptomyces virdosporus T7A. Journal of Basic Microbiology 36, 13-18.
  • Ball AS & Trigo C, 1995. Characterisation and purification of an extracellular peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca. Biochemical Society Transactions 23, 272-276.
  • Jackson AM. & Ball AS, 1995. Thermoactinomycetes as indicators of agricultural history. SEESOIL 6, 31-40.
  • Trigo CN & Ball AS, 1994. Production of extracellular enzymes during the solubilisation of straw by Thermomonospora fusca BD25. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 41, 266-272.
  • Jackson AM & Ball AS, 1994. Importance of isolation media on the isolation frequency of Thermoactinomyces species. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 26, 1447-1448.
  • Trigo C & Ball AS, 1994. Is the solubilised product from the degradation of lignocellulose by actinomycetes a precursor of humic substances. Microbiology 140, 3145-3152.
  • Taylor J & Ball AS, 1994. The effect of plant material grown under elevated CO2 on soil respiratory activity. Plant & Soil 162, 315-318.
  • Ball AS, Brabben A & McCarthy AJ, 1992. Purification and properties of two extracellular components of the cellulolytic system of a thermophilic streptomycete. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 36, 473-477.
  • Godden B, Ball AS, Helvenstein P, McCarthy AJ & Penninckx MJ, 1992. Towards elucidation of the lignin degradation pathway in actinomycetes. Journal of General Microbiology 138, 24412448.
  • Ball AS, 1991. Degradation by Streptomyces viridosporus T7A of plant biomass grown under elevated CO2 conditions. FEMS Microbiology Letters 84, 139-142.
  • Ball AS, Godden B, Helvenstein P, Penninckx MJ & McCarthy AJ, 1990. Lignocarbohydrate solubilisation from straw by actinomycetes. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 56, 30173022.
  • Ball AS & McCarthy AJ 1989 Production and properties of xylanases from actinomycetes. Journal of Applied Bacteriology 66, 439-444.Ball AS, Betts WB. & McCarthy AJ, 1989. Degradation of lignin-related compounds by actinomycetes. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 55, 1642-1644.Betts WB,
  • Ball AS, Dart RK & McCarthy AJ, 1989. Association of filamentous bacteria with ball-milled wheat straw. Microbios 60, 7-14.
  • Ball AS. & Edwards C, 1989. Properties of protoplasts from the thermophile B. coagulans and their significance for genetic studies. Letters in Applied Microbiology 9, 141-144.
  • Ball AS & McCarthy AJ, 1988. Saccharification of straw by actinomycete enzymes. Journal of General Microbiology 134, 2139-2147.
  • McCarthy, AJ, Ball, AS & Bachman, SL, 1988. Ecological and Biotechnological Implications of Lignocellulose Degradation by Actinomycetes. Biology of Actinomycetes 283-287.
  • Ball AS & Edwards C, 1987. Thermotolerance of the respiratory chain of Bacillus coagulans. Journal of General Microbiology 133, 1221-1226.
  • Edwards C & Ball AS, 1987 The respiratory chain composition and activity of some thermotolerant Streptomyces. FEMS Microbiology Letters 40, 61-66.
  • Saunders J, Ball AS & Edwards C, 1987. Cell volume changes correlate with efficiency of transformation of Escherichia coli with plasmid DNA. FEMS Microbiology Letters 42, 125-128.
  • Ball AS & Edwards C, 1986. The respiratory chain of the facultative thermophile Bacillus coagulans. Archives of Microbiology 145, 347-352.
  • Ball AS, Edwards C & Jones MV 1985. Properties of the ATP phosphohydrolase of the facultative thermophile Bacillus coagulans. FEMS Microbiology Letters 27, 139-142.
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Feature projects

Training Centre for Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource

Australian Research Council (IC190100033)

Ball, Shah, Batstone, Ryan, Stuetz, Ghadouani, Burton, Wiedmann, Soni, Khan, Schmidt, Rickards, O'Carroll, Smith, Keegan, Surapaneni, Blackbeard, Lee, Richards, Dwyer, Innes

2020 - 2025

Managing microorganisms in Victoria’s recycled water assets

RMIT ECP-Opportunity Fund

Ball, Soni, Wlodkowic, Rickards, Bosomworth

2019 - 2022

MIDAS, a disruptive on-site tool to detect viable water-borne pathogens

South East Water

Ball, Soni

2018 - 2021

Key projects by year

  • Managing microorganisms in Victoria’s recycled water assets [Ball, Soni, Wlodkowic, Rickards, Bosomworth]. RMIT ECP-Opportunity Fund, 2019-2022.
  • Development of a rapid, low-cost, portable detection method for Enterococci [Ball, Soni]. EPA Victoria, 2019-2021.
  • MIDAS, a disruptive on-site tool to detect viable water-borne pathogens [Ball, Soni]. South East Water, 2018-2021.
  • Evaluating the environmental impact of sunscreens in Port Phillip Bay [Ball, Soni, Piva, Rickards]. Australian Government, Citizen Science, 2017-2020.
  • Isolation and detection of Ascaris eggs from biosolids [Ball, Yeo, Soni]. South East Water, 2015-2016.
  • Bioremediation of munition waste [Ball, Shahsavari]. Thales, 2015-2016.
  • Application of molecular biological techniques to commercial bioremediation. [Ball, Adetutu, Shahsavari]. Hazwaste Fund, EPA Victoria, 2014-2016.
  • Commercial production of triterpenoids by the microalgae Botryococcus braunii. Worldwide Carbon Credits Aus Ltd., 2013-2016.
  • The application of Lab on a Chip systems for examining methanogenesis in the rumen [Kalanter-Zadeh, Ball]. Australian Government, 2012-2015.
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Awards

Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Andrew Ball

RMIT Research Excellence Award (Environmental Biotechnology)

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Andrew Ball

Key awards by year

  • 2021 Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research
  • 2018 RMIT Research Excellence Award (Environmental Biotechnology)
  • 2018 Talented Foreigner, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China
  • 2018 World Class Professor, Indonesian Government
  • 2018 RMIT Professorial Academy Fellow
  • 2017 Biotechnology Award, Institute of Chemical Engineers Singapore (with Dr Greg Poi)
  • 2017 Higher Degree by Research Supervision, RMIT
  • 2016 Ginos de los Rios, University of Alcala, Spain
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Grants

Australian Research Council Grants (2010-present)

Awarded

  • 2020. Unravelling soil carbon response to global warming in fire-prone ecosystems DP200100750 ($568,000) [Chen Ball, DeLuca, Turner, Wakelin, Kuzyakov]
  • 2020. Single Particle Elemental Analysis – Imaging Mass Cytometer Facility LE200100053 ($482,000) [Ellis, Bush, Mitchell, Corbett, Reichman, Ball, Fox, Nugegoda, Ferreiro, Cook, Hagemeyer, Teo, Yu, Brinkworth, Gray]
  • 2019. Training Centre for Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource IC190100033 ($6,100,000) [Ball, Shah, Batstone, Ryan, Stuetz, Ghadouani, Burton, Wiedmann, Soni, Khan, Schmidt, Rickards, O'Carroll, Smith, Keegan, Surapaneni, Blackbeard, Lee, Richards, Dwyer, Innes]
  • 2011-2014. Development of Novel and Effective Strategies for Soil Microbial- and Rhizo-Remediation of Onshore Petrogenic Hydrocarbon Spills LP110201130 ($550,000) [Tibbet, Ball, Trengove, Ryan, Bending]
  • 2010-2015. The geomicrobiology and (bio)geochemistry of platinum, palladium and rhodium. DP1093238 ($580,000) [Reith, Ball, Wakelin]
  • 2010-2012. Motility as a means to understand prokaryotic function in the biosphere DP1096658 ($225,000) [Mitchell, Ball, Lal, Morel, McGinn, Pillar]
  • 2012. Stable isotope analysis of environmental and physiological samples LE120100054 ($667,000) [Gillanders, Robinson, Walker, Kennedy, Watling, Soole, Tibby, Guan, Cooper, Ball]
  • 2011. South Australian High-Resolution and ion-mobility mass spectrometry facility LE110100119 ($550,000) [Bowie, Ball, Brooks, Buntine, Chataway, Hoffmann, Lawrance, Lopez, McColl, Miners, Voelcker]

 

External Grants (1990-present)

Awarded

  • Novel technologies to design and commercialise new materials for building and construction (2019-2020). Imperial Assets Ltd $725,000 (collaboration with Soni, Shahsavari).
  • MIDAS, a disruptive on-site tool to detect viable water-borne pathogens (2019-2020), South East Water $174,000 (collaboration with Soni).
  • Inhaled therapeutics for the treatment of childhood Tuberculosis with a next generation nebulisation platform (2018-2020). Rebecca Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant $150,000 (collaboration with Soni, Sarkar, Yeo, Conn).
  • Managing microorganisms in Victoria’s recycled water assets, (2017-2019). RMIT ECP-Opportunity Fund $654,000 (collaboration with Soni, Wlodkowic, Rickards, Bosomworth).
  • Evaluating the environmental impact of sunscreens in Port Phillip Bay (2017-2020). Aus-Industry- Citizen Science Grant $354,000 (collaboration with Soni, Piva, Rickards).
  • VIC-EPA Development of a rapid, low-cost, portable detection method for Enterococci, (2019-2020).
  • Victoria EPA $60,000 (collaboration with Soni).
  • South East Water, Melbourne Water and Sydney Water $40,000 (2016). Isolation and detection of Ascaris eggs from biosolids (collaboration with Yeo).
  • Thales $30,000 (2015-2016). Bioremediation of munition waste.
  • Mandorla Technology $83,000 (2015-2016). High value chemical production from microalgae (collaboration with Mouradov).
  • Grain Research & Development Corporation $150,000 (2014-2015). Improving the digestibility of silage (collaboration with Ternes Consulting).
  • Action on the Ground, Department of Agriculture $720,000 (2014-2016). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving productivity in Australian agriculture (collaboration with Ternes Consulting). Hazwaste Fund, EPA Victoria $135,000 (2014-2015). Application of molecular biological techniques to commercial bioremediation.
  • Worldwide Carbon Credits (Aus, Ltd.) $4,890,000 (2013-2016). Commercial production of triterpenoids by the microalgae Botryococcus braunii.
  • DAFF $823,000 (2012-2015) The application of Lab on a Chip systems for examining methanogenesis in the rumen (collaboration with Kalanter-Zadeh).
  • UniSA/Mobil Port Stanvac $210,000 (2007-2010). Potential for natural attenuation to clean up oil contamination.
  • Australia-India Strategic Research Fund $ 400,000 (2008-2011). Bioremediation of oil contaminated waters.
  • Worldwide Carbon Credit Ltd $510,000 (2008-2009). Algal biotechnology
  • Comet Resources Ltd $ 1,100,000 (2006-2009). National solution to tank bottom.
  • Environment Agency: £56,000 (2005-2008). Risk assessment of burial sites in the UK (Collaboration with McGenity).
  • NERC: £178,000 (2004-2007). Use of GCMS for water quality assessment (collaboration between Environment Sciences Units at University of East Anglia and University of Essex)
  • Seafish: £37,500 (2004-2007) Strategies to determine and alleviate the impact of faecal contamination on shellfish aquaculture (collaboration with Underwood Dr Smith)
  • Syngenta: £48,000 (1999-2004). Development of an agricultural soil health audit (collaboration with Osborn, Pretty).
  • Anglian Water/ Environment Agency: £12,000 (2003-2006). Sterols as a tracer for faecal pollution of water (collaboration with Smith).
  • Anglian Water/ Environment Agency: £4,000 (2003). Sterols as a tracer for faecal pollution of water (collaboration with Smith).
  • LINK-Scottish Executive: £151,657 (2003-2006). Natural attenuation of a contaminated sandstone aquifer (collaboration with Timmis and McGenity).
  • Teaching Company Scheme: £98,120 (2003-2005). Development of microbial inocula for stabilisation of crimped grain (collaboration with K. Cave Ltd)
  • NERC: £212,090 (2002-2004). Carbohydrate degradation and bacterial-algal coupling in intertidal sediments (collaboration with Professor Underwood and Dr Osborn).
  • Essex University: £6,938 (2002-2003). Commercialisation of the use of actinomycetes for use as antifouling agents.
  • FAO: $35,000 (2002). Developing and disseminating methodologies and tools for estimation of present and potential land productivity and carbon stock by agro-ecological zones (collaboration with Pretty).
  • ICRAF: $5000 (2001). Molecular analysis of Kenyan soils (collaboration with Professor Pretty). Unilever/Zeneca: £150,000 (2000-2003). Towards a soil health index for agricultural soils (collaboration with Pretty and Osborn).
  • Alpheco: £5,940 (2000-2001). Composting organic waste material.
  • Anglian Water/ Environment Agency: £12,000 (2000-2003). Sterols as a tracer for faecal pollution of water (collaboration with Smith).
  • Essex University: £6,500 (1999-2000). Application of actinomycete systems to agricultural biotechnology.
  • BBSRC: £144,432 (1998-2001). Investigation of the effects of elevated CO2 on the decomposition of wheat straw.
  • NERC: £12,532 (1998-1999). Effects of elevated CO2 on plant-microbial interactions and nitrogen cycling in a grassland soil.
  • Integrated Action MEC-British Council: £3,200 (1998-1999). (Ref.: 71-B) (1995). Actinomycetes as source of enzymes for pulps biobleaching and effluent decolorization of paper-mill industries.
  • Actinomycetes (collaboration Arias, University of Alcala, Spain).
  • EU-COST: £1,000 (1998-1999). Effects of elevated CO2 on root growth and degradation.
  • British Gas Technology: £56,000 (1997-1998).
  • EU-COST: £1,500 (1997-1998). Effects of elevated CO2 on the decomposition of Lolium perenne.
  • Integrated Action MEC-British Council: £3,200 (1995-1996). (Ref.: HB1997-0110) (1998). Assessment of the biotechnological potential of oxidative enzymes produced by Actinomycetes (collaboration with Arias, University of Alcala, Spain).
  • BBSRC: £98,441 (1994-1997). The purification and characterisation of a non-haem peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca BD25 (collaboration with Wilson).
  • Royal Society: £5,680 (1994-1995). Elevated CO2 and nutrient cycling.
  • British Council: £3,200 (1994-1995). Analysis of a non-haem peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca BD25 (collaboration Moura, University of Lisbon, Portugal).
  • NATO: £2,850 (1994-1995). The effects of elevated CO2 on litter decomposition.
  • NERC: £9,323 (1993-1995). The effects of elevated CO2 on a salt marsh ecosystem.
  • British Council: £3,200 (1993-1995). Analysis of a non-haem peroxidase from Thermomonospora fusca BD25 (collaboration with Moura, University of Lisbon, Portugal).
  • Royal Society: £8,584 (1991-1992). Litter decomposition at elevated CO2.
  • NERC/British Coal: £12,534 (1990-1993). Release of Streptomyces badius into compost.
  • Society for General Microbiology: £5,000 (1989-1990). Purification of actinomycete peroxidases.
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Public and media engagements

  • Expert Witness in oil biodegradation, Sydney High Court (Montara Oil Spill Class Action 2018-2019).
  • Empire of Dirt, collaboration with James Guerts (Wonderment Walk Project 2017).
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.