Professor Ian McDonald

Team Leader - Biomedical, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Uni of Ulster, PhD Liverpool

Research Interests

  • Antarctic Systems
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA)
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Freshwater Systems
  • Marine Systems
  • Terrestrial Systems

Recent Publications

  • Bennion, M., Ross, P. M., Lane, H. S., & McDonald, I. R. (2022). Bacterial composition in the toheroa (Paphies ventricosa), a threatened surf clam from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Marine Biology, 169(3). doi:10.1007/s00227-022-04025-y

  • Bennion, M., Lane, H., McDonald, I. R., & Ross, P. (2022). Histopathology of a threatened surf clam, toheroa (Paphies ventricosa) from Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 188. doi:10.1016/j.jip.2022.107716

  • Monteiro, M. R., Marshall, A. J., Hawes, I., Lee, C. K., McDonald, I. R., & Cary, S. C. (2022). Geochemically defined space-for-time transects successfully capture microbial dynamics along Lacustrine chronosequences in a Polar desert. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.783767 Open Access version:

  • Bennion, M., Ross, P., Howells, J., McDonald, I. R., & Lane, H. (2021). Characterisation and distribution of the bacterial genus Endozoicomonas in a threatened surf clam. Diseases of aquatic organisms, 146, 91-105. doi:10.3354/dao03626

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: TRU.G.24
Phone: +64 7 858 5165